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Love my Traverse
Pros: Folding rear seats for cargo since I do not have a pickup.
Cons: Lack of PowerIt has almost as much room as my Suburban had but the seats fold down easily and gas mileage is much better.
Pros: Good power and mileage
Cons: No padding in Seats Ouch!v6 Sport suspension rides rough but corners nice
Best car I have ever owned
Pros: Turbo and mileage
Cons: Love it all5 speed Turbo. Live in mountains outside of Denver, and this is the best vehicle that I have ever owned. I have the 'driveway from hell' - suffice it to say that the local towing company knows my house well - and this car has never failed me. Bought it in 2003 and in 2010 has 80K miles. Only maint is the usual - oil changes and new plugs and air filter at 60K. Runs like a dream and gets average of 23 MPG combined city/hwy, and better than 28 on I70 too and from the ski areas (which obviously has many long climbs). Overall a great car - am hard pressed to even consider a new one, although at 64 the joints are giving trouble in my left foot and may have to go with an automatic. You absolutely can't go wrong with this car. We own 3 Subarus ('92 SVX, '01 Outback, and the '04 Forester) and would never buy anything else. They are the best value around (nothing else comes close for the price) and the quality is about the best out there.
Beautiful and practical
Pros: Looks and reputation.I'd buy it again.
2010 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD
Pros: Drive especially in snow
Cons: mileageFun to drive, and awesome in the snow. inside it is comfortable and has many creature comforts. The only down sides are the Jeep Dealers I have dealt with are not that good, and the mileage is very low. But the with the solid performance you know about the mileage going in. Overall fun to drive and looks very good.
Great practical multi use vehicle
Pros: easy entry, comfortable seats, lots of storage for 'stuff', V-6 power.
Cons: I wish the mileage (17-23mpg) was a bit better.I use my 2004 Ford Escape for daily errands, occasional journeys to southern Calfornia from San Francisco, tow and launch my small sailboat every week in SF Bay... it has been trouble free, and ordinary maintenance has been reasonable.. just passed 2010 Smog requirement with great numbers. The seats are tall an comfortable, and the car is light and agile for city driving.. all in all a useful car for a wide range of needs.
Great SUV !!
Pros: Seat comfort
Cons: Nav sysyem not up to the latest from Ford, etcMy 2008 Volvo XC-90 V-8 is a great car. Nobody makes more comfortable seats than Volvo. The vehicle is roomy, comfortable & solid. It handles well for an SUV & has decent performance. I recently averaged 25 mpg on a 600 mile trip. This is our 4th Volvo & we are never disappointed.