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Old 12-18-2013, 10:22 AM
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Her 10+ year old Murano is about to bite the dust (or need more major repairs). She was interested in the Acura MDX, but now she says its too plain. She likes Land Rovers, I said no way.....

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even contemplating trading in my 2012 F150 so she can have a nicer car and for us to travel in, so I can just get something to haul the boat occasionally (stays at marina) and I work from home so I don't have a commute....
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Originally Posted by Reel Irie View Post
Her 10+ year old Murano is about to bite the dust (or need more major repairs). She was interested in the Acura MDX, but now she says its too plain. She likes Land Rovers, I said no way.....

Any recommendations?

even contemplating trading in my 2012 F150 so she can have a nicer car and for us to travel in, so I can just get something to haul the boat occasionally (stays at marina) and I work from home so I don't have a commute....
Check out the 2014 Toyota Highlander.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:50 AM
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dodge durango. I looked at all of them in that class and that is what I am getting
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Range Rovers are nice - but keep in mind they are pretty expensive to insure - on a percentage basis, they are the most stolen suv.
If the Acura is too plain, how about the BMW X6 - it is very unique looking and a with the 400 hp V8, should have plenty of power,
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I just purchased a '14 MDX, looked at Mercedes, Audi and Lexus, for me the best value for features, reliability, mileage and resale were all in the MDX's favor.
I only have 1500 miles on it so far but I got 26mpg on a 380 mile trip in bad weather with a lot of stop and go, around town I am seeing about 19mpg. I got the tech package with SH AWD.
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I am all for the MDX, she is wanting something more "unique". I also like the Ford Edge....
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:24 AM
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Honda Pilot
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We loved our Infiniti FX35. The newer ones look badass if you ask me. Very comfortable, quick and reliable. They are also not that prevalent, so, you don't see them everytime your eyes are open.

And, you can easily pull a 36' cape with it! jk
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how was the backseat room in that FX?
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how was the backseat room in that FX?
Suprisingly, pretty good. I'm over 6'2" and fit fine. Really, it is a 4 passenger vehicle, rear middle seat is worthless. The exterior looks smaller than the interior really is. We did several long range road trips with kid and luggage.
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Just bought our second honda pilot. This ones got everything but rear dvd(I like iPads for less money). Leather heated seats nav all that jazz. Really like it and has tons of room. I'm a big boy, 6'4 275 and I'm comfy in the front or 2nd row seats and the third row is usable by adults. Great for road trips with another couple or family vacations with us and two kids. Plus you get honda reliability to boot.
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
I just purchased a '14 MDX, looked at Mercedes, Audi and Lexus, for me the best value for features, reliability, mileage and resale were all in the MDX's favor.
I only have 1500 miles on it so far but I got 26mpg on a 380 mile trip in bad weather with a lot of stop and go, around town I am seeing about 19mpg. I got the tech package with SH AWD.
Not understanding that mileage. On a 680 mile trip through VA and WV mountains from NC to PA I only get 19. Around town with little stop and go I get 17/18. The difference in vehicles is I'm talking of a full size 4 door Dodge 4X4 with a Hemi!
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Originally Posted by Reel Irie View Post
I am all for the MDX, she is wanting something more "unique". I also like the Ford Edge....

The MDX is certainly more unique than the typical choice in the luxury crossover category, the Lexus RX 350. How about the Lexus RX 450h hybrid? You don't see too many of those around.
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Agreed I like the MDX, I think one reason she is not wanting one now is one of her best friends picked one up. I tried to remind her we are not teenagers any longer....
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audi q5 or the q7
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My Admiral looked 'em all over and opted for a Ford Escape. It's a decent vehicle and... more importantly... it's what SHE wanted!
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Forget land rover. Many reasons.
Wifey opted for the Volvo xc 90. Beautifull car. Only problem I have with it is it seems a bit under. Powered for me. She doesn't seem to mind, but I bugs me when I drive it.
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Forget land rover. Many reasons.
Wifey opted for the Volvo xc 90. Beautifull car. Only problem I have with it is it seems a bit under. Powered for me. She doesn't seem to mind, but I bugs me when I drive it.
We currently have the Volvo XC90. I'm glad we got the V8.
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Just got my wife a new pathfinder. It's loaded for the value and it being 4x4 she averages 22.7 combined driving couldn't beat the price.
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