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2009 Honda CR-V - LX FWD
Pros: The look
Cons: manual lights; no cargo shelf, hard seats
Advice: Don't buy the Honda CRV-LX under any circumstances.The Honda CRV-LX is a rip off! You would think that automatic headlights on/off feature would be a standard feature on all vehicles in this day/age of auto technology. However, it only comes on the EX-L package. What's even worse is that you can not purchase the auto on/off headlights package and put on your car. I have already had to have a boost off due to leaving the lights on for 2 hours. Also, the CRV has the feature for dual cargo shelf, but you can not find a dual cargo shelf to purchase. Sitting on these seats are very, very uncomfortable; it is like sleeping on a cheap mattress and/or low thread count sheets, it causes severe pain to the skin, tissue, body, and joints (causes soreness). The Honda CRV-LX is just a high price car shell; I have purchased a 2010 Honda CRV-LX that I desperately want to get rid of. If anyone got any suggestions, please email me. If you are not going to buy the Honda CRV-EX-L; don't waste your time on the LX, because they will only buy back for 1/2 the purchase price once it leave the lot. The Honda dealers offers no incentives, rebates, or deals. This was a horrible purchasing experience for me!
2010 Ford Flex - Limited FWD
Pros: I am 6 ft tall and 230 lbs I like cars with more room form the door to the center console and this car has it!
Cons: The vehicle is a little shy on storage compartments.
Advice: Take a test drive the rest sells it self.This vehicle drives and handles as nice as the Cadillac SRX and better the Buick Enclave. You get more vehicle than those 2 and a much better price. The Flex has more head and shoulder room in the front and back and way more leg room in the second row. The cadillac does not have the 7 or 8 passenger options. The Microsoft Sync system out does anything any other car company has for it's nav and location assistance system.
2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor - AWD
Cons: wish it had remote liftgate
Advice: BUY BUY BUY!My 4th Mitsubishi. Loved them all. Great vehicles and are highly under-rated. Have my 2010 Endeavor 3 months now. Perfect size for a family & extremely comfortable. Handles and drives like a sports sedan. Gas milage better than expected. Awesome vehicle! Giving my 2001 Montero Sport (106M miles and going strong) to my 17 year old son.
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!!