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2010 Kia Soul - Base (M5)
Pros: Sound System
Advice: great compact grocery getterThis is a great compact grocery getter. I get about 31 mpg on the road. The ride is not as great as other vehicles that I have but we got it for mileage & it does that great. The sound system is great. I would reccomend this car as a great tool for running around.
2010 Honda CR-V - LX FWD
Pros: The color: Sage Green Metallic = B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ! Especially with Color Matched exterior trim, rear spoiler, splash guards, woodgrain interior, fog lights, and chrome exhaust pipe.
Cons: Could use a little more power (but is definitely acceptable)
Advice: Single people and small families: this vehicle is perfect for you!!The 2010 CR-V handles excellent and is a joy to drive!! And when I saw that it was offered in this gorgeous green that no other car company offered, I bought one! Previous vehicles that I considered were: Saturn Vue, Lincoln MKX, Ford Edge, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Patriot, Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Toyota RAV, and Subaru Forester.
2009 Ford Edge - SE (100A) FWD
Pros: The driver's seat is very comfortable.
Cons: The back seat is a little tight if your 3 passengers are teens or adults.
Advice: It's a bigger vehicle that handles like a car. Smooth ride and comfortable seating.My parents have this vehicle. I got to drive the Edge in an emergency situation. I did not want to get back in my car. My dream car is the Lincoln Town Car, but this is a very good 'until I can afford it' car. The ride is smooth. I'm a 5'10' lady with a son who is 6'4'. We fit very comfortably in that vehicle. The only change I would make is to widen the 3 passenger back seat by a couple of inches to accommodate 3 average size adults. Perfect for 3 kids. A very good looking vechicle.
2010 GMC Terrain - SLE-1 AWD
Pros: The overall look and size of the Terrain is very classy... and the gas mileage is awesome!
Cons: A little rougher ride than my big suburban.. but that's to be expected.
Advice: I was able to add leather seats, dvd & roof rack cheaper by adding them through my dealership, rather than buying the more expensive model with these features installed by the factory.I bought my Terrain a couple of weeks ago, and keep discovering things I really like about it... and have gotten SO Many compliments on the looks of it.. very sharp!!
2009 Nissan Murano - SL FWD
Pros: the interior
Cons: engine is louder than I'd like under heavy acceleration
Advice: don't even waste time w/the lower end 'S' model if you're looking for a luxury feelThis is the best vehicle I've ever owned! The ride is smooth and comfortable, the handling is secure and quick, and the acceleration is strong. I definitely made the right choice in SUV.
2010 GMC Terrain - SLE-1 AWD
Cons: No passenger electric seats
Advice: Wait to buy until they change their minds about electric passenger seating!I can't believe that this vehicle does not offer electric passenger seating!!!! If they're trying to save money, do it somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2010 GMC Terrain - SLT-2 AWD
Pros: vehicle exterior
Cons: The engine choices should provide greater accerleration and does not provide the universal remote for garage openers
Advice: I think GM got this vehicle right. Good choice to evaluate for a compact SUVThe test drive proved that the four cyclinder is up to the task and the 6 cyclinder option does not provide a $1500 upgrade in acceleration. The seating was comfortable and cabin noise was very low. The external appearance is agressive and the vehicle provides a number of standard features. The interior space for passengers is very roomy for this class of vehicle.