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Pros: handeling and performance and the overall feel of the road. and what a cool roof
Cons: excellent hi-tech features and hook ups on radio, but could sound better
Advice: 18' wheels for handeling, 4-motion for capability, roof for a great experience for all passengersmy first and last words on the test drive were, 'wow'. A real drivers vehicle.
Pros: The drivetrain.
Cons: The console.
Advice: The '09's are pretty rare, so it may take some searching around to find one.I bought my 2009 Caliber SRT-4 in August of '09. It now has 10,000 miles. I have been very impressed with this vehicle so far and have had zero problems. The performance is excellent. Using the in-dash performance computer, I can achieve 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and have hit the 1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds at 100 mph. I think that's pretty quick for a 100% stock car. I love the aggressive look of the car and also the extra room versus other compact hot rods. My only (slight) dislike is a somewhat awkward seating-to-console position. There's no clearance to use the console iPod mount while shifting gears. Other than that, I give the '09 Caliber SRT-4 a 9 out of 10.
Pros: Interior room
Cons: steering wheel mobility - sync system
Advice: buy itThis model ranks with my last full size wagon A 67 country squire, but with all the modern tech and safety equipment. It was excellent on my recent 2800 trip to Florida and back. with gas mileage exceeding 26mpg at normal speed limits. Great addition to the Ford line.
Pros: I love the black with black leather interior and the wood grain
Cons: The black brake dust that constantly gets on my front rims
Advice: New or used I promise youActually I own a 2004 ML350 and I love it. It's spacious and sexy. My husband and I were on our way home when the tire blew we were moving at around 60 mph. The tire did $3000 damage to the driver rear end. It should have flipped or swerved but I'll tell you my ML handled it superbly and I am greatful. I don't want to drive anything else. Im spoiled rotten now!
Pros: Flex fuel , price , interior size and outside body style
Cons: The buttons on the steering wheel take time to adjust to ,I changed my radio station while backing into a parking space for a short time.
Advice: Test drive it and talk to other owners. Don't just listen to a dealer ! make sure it fits your lifestyleA nice ride with plenty of pep, even with the 2.4 lt. 4cyl. motor. seating is comfortable with leg room. We are used to large suv's (TAHOE) but find this a vehicle that fits our current needs & financial situation. Plenty of roomy space in the back when the rear seats are down and enough space for groceries when seats are up also. Your survey does not allow us to choose the year of the Chevys that we still own without an error. WE still drive a Chevy Tahoe 1995; a Chevy K1500 1992; and a 1982 C3500. Not everyone can afford new cars annually!
Cons: low to ground
Advice: buy it gas saver and alot of roomI have a 2006 i love it i get 32 mpg and i love the way it rides and drives
Pros: The appearance of the car
Cons: Navigational system...none of the cars seem to have a KISS system (keep it simple stupid)
Advice: test drive itI found that my MkX had sufficient power for my needs. The car handles well and overall the car is alright... Am somewhat disappointed in what Lincoln did to the MKX... Little things like no glove box light, the rear seats can be placed in the cargo position with a switch in the back, but you have to manually return them to the upright position. In my Mountaineer the switch was used to move the seats up and down...just seems that Lincoln cut corners The hatch back had a problem the first week.. but was repaired at the dealership. They said it was electrical.. Headlights follow your direction at the car wash a gentleman who also owns an MKX had a wire disconnect to the headlamps..again little things that have happened..