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Pros: Space! Leather seats are really nice too.
Cons: The mileage
Advice: Be ready to spend money on gas.I feel great in it, I love the attention I get from other mothers driving SUV's. I am sure they wish they where driving my car instead! I love its appearance, the way it drives, how fast it speeds up, in short this is definetely in my 'I wish I was driving this car sooner' list.
Pros: It's sheer size on the road. An agile, menacing, superior looking vehicle.
Cons: Not being able to run with just the fog lights on.
Advice: Pay the money and enjoy the ride.My QX56 has roughly 11000 miles on it and it is a wonder to drive. I love it. With 4 children size is definitely a plus. Rear fold down seats are very easy to use, braking, cornering, and pick-up are wonderous. Highway driving is like travelling in a Gulfwing Jet. To date it is a wonderous car for the money.
Pros: The automatic tailgate
Cons: The lousy gas mileage
Advice: Be aware this is a gas guzzler !!!A few gripes that I have this vehicle 1)The switches for the pedal adjustments and power lift gate keep falling into the dash when pushed. 2) The analog clock placed so low near the gear shift lever it is hard read. 3)The front door glass for both passenger and driver shudders and vibrates terribly over any size bumps when partially opened. 4)Lousy gas mileage.
Pros: My screaming children back in the third row sounded like they were a quarter mile away
Cons: Gas mileage, hard seats
Advice: Got 3+ kids? Buy it. Load it up. Love it.My first thought apon sitting in the drivers seat was 'How the heck did I get up here?!'. The standard integrated running board and helpfull interior handles make this behemouth of a vehicle a surprising snap to get into. The surprises never stopped. While the ride was a little rough on uneven back roads, and hitting a pothole that my Audi A8 would have floated over was a little more jaring than expected, the ride was truly exceptional for a truck this large. The cornering and braking were particularly superior compared to vehicles such as the Navigator and the Escalade. On the highway, the accleration and ride were so smooth and quiet that it was hard to believe I was driving a truck at all. The interior is classy and understated, though a tad spartan. The 3rd row seat has enough leg room that even intrepid adults can sit back there, but it still leaves plenty of space behind it for cargo. The number of niceties that improve the comfort, safety and convenience of this vehicle are impressive.
Pros: Outside appearance
Advice: Look at Toyota/Lexus insteadBEWARE of brake issues! I have had mine replaced at 2500 and 5200 miles. Tires vibrate and a lot of wind noise, rattles and poor quality. Interior trim has fallen off twice on door. Not worth the money!
Pros: 315 HP Endurance engine, comfortable heated seats, rear-view camera, Nav., fold flat seats
Cons: No power lift 3rd row like in the Navigator, and temp. control knobs
Advice: Take a test drive and you will fall in love with itI am very impressed with the speed and maneuverability of this big SUV. According to Motortrend and other publications, this vehicle can move from 0-60MPH in 7.2 seconds and I believe it. On the highway, it rides very smooth and it is quiet, but you do feel a slight jolt on certain rough roads. Brakes feel strong, so far, and the DVD navigation works like a charm. Also, that rear-view camera is a must for a vehicle of this size. I can't wait until the spring, so I can use this vehicle to trailor my boat. With 8900lbs of towing power and auto-level rear suspension, it should be easy and problem-free. Overall, for the money, it is the best luxury SUV at this time.