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    Question What SUV should I buy??

    I just got approved for an auto loan through my bank. I have a piece of crap 2002 Hyundai Elantra. It is too small and we need an SUV for our family.
    Here is the SUVs' we are considering:
    1.Chevy Equinox
    2.Pontiac Torrent
    3.Nissan Xterra
    4.Kia Sorento
    5.Hyundai Santa Fe
    I have done a lot of research on each vehicle and all have solid ratings. We will test drive next week.
    Anyone own any of these and it so what do you think?
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    Have you looked at the new Dodge Nitro? Take a look at it its very impressive.
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    I'll tell you, I love the Nissan Xterras. I'm partial to Nissans anyhow, I've got a 94 Altima that hasn't given me a bit of trouble over the 10 years that I've had her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2001 View Post
    Have you looked at the new Dodge Nitro? Take a look at it its very impressive.
    I am scared of Chrsyler products. The two that I have owned in the past have been big time pieces of shit. It does look cool though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I'll tell you, I love the Nissan Xterras. I'm partial to Nissans anyhow, I've got a 94 Altima that hasn't given me a bit of trouble over the 10 years that I've had her.
    I like the Xterra, my wife says it looks to much like an off road vehicle and not a family car. Woman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beans43 View Post
    I like the Xterra, my wife says it looks to much like an off road vehicle and not a family car. Woman!
    Personally, that's a plus. I hate the whole "a family vehicle must look like a minivan" idea. I may have to wait in line to pick up my kid, but I'm not going to do it looking like a soccer mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Personally, that's a plus. I hate the whole "a family vehicle must look like a minivan" idea. I may have to wait in line to pick up my kid, but I'm not going to do it looking like a soccer mom.
    Wish my wife felt that way........but at least she does not want a mini van.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    I have a Honda CRV, and I like it....I got a certified used 2002 last spring.
    That's another one we are looking at, forgot to post it. Problem is, we don't want anything older than a year old and they are a tad expensive.
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    I did research on SUV's on both Edmunds and Epinions. I then went out and test drove the 06 Nox and liked it. Lots of room and extras. The FWD is a little squirrelly though.

    I still like the Nox, but like the Jeep Commander better and am waiting for more reviews and the price to come down on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beans43 View Post
    Here is the SUVs' we are considering:
    1.Chevy Equinox
    My best friend just got a Chevy Equinox, she got it used, but it was a corporate car so it was pretty much still brand new. From what I've seen of it it's a great vehicle. I've driven it a few times and love the handling. It handles really well in ice and snow also. The only problem she's had so far is that her windshield has cracked twice, either by her immense bad luck, or the car is hexed.

    Not to mention I fricken love that the volume on the radio turns up as you accelerate. I'm amused easily.

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    I've got the Kia Sorento and have had it about 2 1/2 years 47000 miles. I'm getting 22-23 mpg. Its quite, comfortable and the only problem I've had is the digital clock went out.

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    I would go with the Chev Eq. A friend of mine has one and they like it.

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    Honda Ridgeline.... I love mine.


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    Just don't get a Honda Ridgeline - I heard they increase your interest in rectal pleasure, male on male porn and cause extreme genital shrinkage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    Just don't get a Honda Ridgeline - I heard they increase your interest in rectal pleasure, male on male porn and cause extreme genital shrinkage.
    Only if your LEF handle is Vagina.

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    Thank God I have no such vehicle.

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    i have a Chevy Equinox AWD. bought it in 05 brand new i have to say its the best suv ive owned. im married with two boys, and im not the mini van type. the Equinox still looks sporty even with two child seats in the back.
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