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2010 Honda Pilot - EX-L FWD
Pros: Front seat warmers for cold weather
Cons: Honda's optional roof rack cross bars create wind noise on the road
Advice: Excellent value in the low $30Excellent value over all compared to all other SUV's that I considered, with seating for eight. The pop up rear window give you a lot of flexability to carry long objects without having to tie them down on the roof rack. After over one year of ownership, the best gas milelage that I have seen was on the road at 28 MPG when the engine automatically moves to the ECO mode and runs on three cylinders. I am averaging 18.4 miles overall. The front wheel drive is excellent in the snow. Honda's bluetooth works poorly with bad reception. This is my second Honda Pilot. I still own my first with 118,000 miles that has requred not major repairs and still runs great. This SUV really keeps its value.
2010 Nissan Murano - LE AWD
Pros: Nav system/Bose stereo
Cons: Premium gas
Advice: NoneIntended to buy a '10 Equinox LTZ but after driving the Murano it was no contest. Much more masculine exterior appeal, more luxurious and roomy interior, and superior ride was worth the higher price tag on my LE AWD w/nav. I cant wait to take my 1st road trip.
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe - Limited (A5) AWD
Pros: heated seats, power sun roof
Cons: nothing yet
Advice: buy it ... you will like the carnice smooth ride on the turnpike. seats are very comfortable during extended trips. very quiet interior,great audio system 20-21 mpg highway so far not 24mpg as advertised turning radius is nice and tight for a suv.
2010 Nissan Rogue - S Krom Edition AWD
Pros: The whole car.
Cons: The dealer not the car.
Advice: Buy it but not from Fontana Ca NissanThis vehicle comfort,performance,quality and appearance are outstanding. We love her.
2009 Subaru Forester - 2.5X w/Premium & All Weather Pkg (A4)
Pros: All wheel drive
Cons: Lack of power
Advice: Don't buy it if you are taller than 5' 10'No power. Needs a five speed automatic transmission. Sound system poor. Feels cheaply made inside. Dash controls feel like they will fall off when they are used.
2005 Scion xB - (A4)
Cons: Not the fastest car
Advice: Lots of bang for the buck. I am thinking about buying a second one used.Not the fastest, but roomy and economical. Dependable with 114,000+ and running strong.
2009 Nissan cube - (M6)
Pros: the back glass
Cons: the wheels could be bigger
Advice: Drive it before you buy it. .I do not have one at this moment but I am planing to buy one. I have a freind who has one and I thinks its a good car great for family and has a very simple style and stands out at the same time.