2008 Hyundai Santa Fe - Limited (A5) AWD
Pros: ash tray in dash board
Cons: infinity stereo could have more dsp in logic 7 mode - xm radio sounds flat
Advice: sits well, drives well on interstate and changes lanes well in town traffic good vehicletraded the caddy which had 140k. I liked the ashtray in the dash as i am still a smoker. sits well and handles firmly. gas mileage about 21 for combined driving here in Knoxville, Tn.
2008 Jeep Compass - Sport 4x4
Pros: Front end / Front seat folds flat / Reclining rear seats
Cons: Overall Interior
Advice: Don't buy it for comfort or standard features.Maybe it's because I'm spoiled with the Dodge crew cabs we've had over the past 5 or 6 years, but we couldn't afford to drive one anymore w/ the gas prices the way they are. I just wish we could've found a way to afford a replacement with more comfort and user-friendly features. We opted for the Compass because of the gas mileage/4x4. (We got the Sport 26E Pkg). Other than that, I can't get the driver's seat into a comfortable position; the stereo system sounds just like our cheap boombox; the arm rest is hard/small/difficult to use/no coin holder/keeps you from getting to your cups in the holders; the blind spots in the back (we're keeping the seats folded down because of that); can't even fit a compact umbrella in any of the door pockets. Don't get much for your $ anymore.
2008 Nissan Rogue - SL (50 State) AWD
Pros: Responsive engine
Cons: Waiting 3 years to turn in old car!
Advice: If you're thinking Murano, don't! Rogue looks just like it, drives just like it, gets better mileage and costs less!Drives like a much smaller car, very easy to see out of, few blind spots. Handling is great, acceleration is great, very responsive. So far 250 miles and barely below a half tank as well! Should get 400 highway-ish miles out of a tank; not bad for an SUV.
2008 Saturn VUE - V6 XE AWD
Pros: on star
Cons: Burns lots of gas
Advice: ...The car is great, but mine vue broke down after not even 2 weeks after purchase and only 800miles. I was told that it was computer problem , and as of right now its still not fixed. Im very upset with the whole situation and b/c of what happened would probably not consider buying another Saturn vehicle.
2008 Jeep Liberty - Limited Edition 4x4
Pros: The styling inside and out retain the unique DNA of Jeeps through history except now High Tech
Cons: Fairly stiff suspension on rough roads bumb bump..heck its a Jeep after all.
Advice: For a high degree of American made, splashed with a hint of German Engineering and subtle retro styling get it. Just get the best deal you can and go for it.I have had my 2008 Liberty Limited (nicely appointed) for about 4000 miles now, in Alaska. I don't care for the looks of the 2007 models however the changes they made for the 2008 have given the Liberty all the right proportions and the looks just keep growing on me every day more and more. No it isn't a hot rod and it gets only decent gas mileage still but the way it handled the ice and snow during the Alaska winter was fantastic and provided a very safe feel. My other rig is a suburban. You could almost live in with it's size but the smaller Jeep is fun to drive. The biggest selling point besides looks and function is however THE LIFETIME WARRANTY !!! Nuff said !!! Imagine passing your Jeep down to your kids.
2008 Saturn VUE - V6 XR FWD
Pros: I like them all the same.
Cons: leg room
Advice: Get it loadedRides smooth not enough leg room for driver with long legs
2009 Toyota Matrix - XRS (A5) FWD
Pros: nothing !
Cons: the whole car !
Advice: Buy a Ford or Chevy.Total piece of junk! Do not buy! Buy a Ford or Chevy. Mine wore out after 550 miles.