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Used Crossovers Ratings

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    2/19/2005 1:57:03 PM

    2005 Hyundai Tucson - GLS (A4) FWD

    Pros: 6 airbags, ABS, and ESP standard!

    Cons: Interior plastic scratches easily. Some tire noise.

    Advice: Get the 6 cylinder. The package comes with many upgrades for the price.

    We traded our 2003 Jeep Liberty for the Tucson and have not looked back! The Hyundai rides much better, is quieter inside, has many more safety features, and gets much better gas mileage. It's not a Lexus, but for the money it's an outstanding deal!

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    2/16/2005 7:14:15 AM

    2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara - EX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: Buid Quality, like a Benz

    Cons: Space in rear

    Advice: Try one for yourself, don't believe the reviews- just can't fathom why its so under rated...

    All the reviews said I should hate this vehicle but why did I like it so much when I test drove it? Are all the reviews wrong or is it just me. Tested a few others but this was nicest. I know I am not suppose to like it but I love it. It just is put together so well, like a tank and it handles well. It has everything standard too.

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    2/15/2005 10:20:11 AM

    2005 Subaru Forester - 2.5XS (M5)

    Pros: Interior is nice

    Cons: Too many repairs & rust

    Advice: Be weary and do a lot of research. Buy a used one so you don't waste your $.

    I bought a 2003 Subaru Forester XS in 2002 when the first new models came out. I like the way it looks and feels, but overall I have had many problems with the car, including many repairs and dealer problems. Repairs/problems include: 2 Airbags replaced, transmission recall/slips, windows leak water, knocking in back and front suspension, gas mileage deteriorated to 14mpg from 23mpg, rust, roof rack broke, rear seatbelt installed backwards, stock tires replaced at 25K miles, rear differential always low on grease for some reason, AWD not very good in snow or mud, and dealerships are bad to do business with. I really wish that it did not have so many problems, otherwise I'd like it better and would feel like I got my money's worth (and would not worry about possibly breaking down soon). Now I am disappointed and feel jipped. I am going to sell it soon and never buy another new Subaru again. The resale value on them goes down quickly also. The dealership service is horrible here. :(

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    2/13/2005 10:27:51 PM

    2005 Lexus RX 330 - FWD

    Pros: Smooth side

    Cons: I like all

    Advice: excellent SUV

    Excellent drive and very smooth. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a luxury SUV..

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    2/13/2005 2:45:32 PM

    2005 Hyundai Tucson - LX (A4) FWD

    Pros: The interior appointments and the way the dash board and controls are set up-overall shape of body.

    Cons: Little bit more road noise than a high end sedan-but I just turn up my CD's!

    Advice: Get it fully loaded and you will still pay less than the other brands! It is a fun vehicle ot drive!

    The Tucson is my first SUV!I researched alot of cars before deciding on the Tucson! I am a petite woman, but it doesn't over power me! I love the way it drives-I felt comfortable in it the first day. I look at more expensive SUV's and think 'mine is nicer'. I have leather interior, sunroof-the works! The interior and dash is as nice if not nicer that the more expensive SUV's. Love the adjustable console I am thrilled with my new Tucson-a present from my husband! Living in San Diego-I have enjoyed my sunroof-but with all this rain-I have felt secure in my Tucson! Drives like a dream!

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    2/12/2005 4:15:40 AM

    2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara - EX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: Real 4wd Capabilitt

    Cons: wheel on back

    Advice: Go get one you will not regret it.

    Totally agree with review. We were looking for a medium 4wd and had tested ALL the competition, Honda CRV, Rav4, Ford Escape, Nissan X Trail, Hyundai Toucan and a few others. We were rather underwhelmed by them all and had narrowed our choice to Rav 4 or CRV but we (my wife and myself ) weren't conviced by either really, The Rav 4 was a great drive but lacked serious off road ability and teh CRV was very practical and roomy biut also seriously lacked 4WD cred. Then we decided to stop at a suzuki dealer and dissmissevely looked at a Grand Vitara. The dealer wasn't too push and offderd a good price and invited us for a test drive. To be polite we obliged but once in the I coul;dn't here the negine (v6) and was blown away by the cabin quality and solid feel of it all. On the road it was suburb, really falt through corners, silky smoothm quiet I didn't know the engine was on and it was very very quick. I glanced the hi low 4wd gears shift and knew this was the real deal, not some softroader to be sneered at. Then when we stopped the dealer pointed out the sump guard and said the steel was galvanised ( a la Landrover) We were totally blown away, honestly, I am not Suzuki dealer in disguise but a genuinely impressed now Vitara Fanatic!!! Please try one and do yourself a favour. I can't wait uuntil I pick our upo!!!!!

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    2/11/2005 5:05:36 PM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: Fuel economy

    Cons: No casette player available

    Advice: Go for it! A great deal on a great car!

    The xB was faced with the task of replacing the family's 1995 Escort wagon when it died at 162,000 miles, its first reliability issue. We were looking for a compact wagon with good fuel economy, decent interior space, and a reasonable price. And we got it. The car averages 35 mpg (manual), and has reached past 40 in highway driving, cost less than $15,000 with a no-haggle price (very well-equipped at that), and has more rear-seat room than our other car, a 1996 Dodge Caravan. We've also had no problems with reliability so far, with 19,000 miles, and have enjoyed the first two of the three complimentary oil changes provided by Scion. A few complaints include the lack of a casette player option and a very stiff and bouncy ride, and an underpowered feel at high-speed acceleration, but other than that it has proved excellent. Here's to another good 143,000 miles!