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HoyaSaxa03
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« on: November 10, 2011, 02:56:00 PM »

VW Tiguan v. Kia Sportage v. Hyundai Tuscon

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James Ford
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 02:58:10 PM »

Can't wait to read ggw's reply.
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walkonby
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 03:08:52 PM »

aren't you the one that started that music thread because no one talks about music?
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HoyaSaxa03
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 03:09:23 PM »

Can't wait to read ggw's reply.

I'll throw a Subaru Forrester in the mix as well, GGW seems like a Subaru guy.
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ggw
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 03:23:30 PM »

I am not a fan of the crossover SUV genre in general.  In general, I would get a station wagon before a mini SUV. I do like Subaru, but I would get an Outback before a Forester.  I would get a Touareg instead of a Tiguan.

Or you can go all in on the suburban douche factor like me and get a Range Rover (a proper Range Rover - not that dumbed-down Sport version). 
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HoyaSaxa03
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011, 03:28:35 PM »

I want a wagon.  The wife wants an SUV.  Guess who wins?

We can't have anything longer than 178 inches (that's what she said), which rules out a ton of cars.
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StoneTheCrow
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 03:33:41 PM »

I want a wagon.  The wife wants an SUV.  Guess who wins?

Nobody!!

I have driven a Mercedes wagon - my in-laws have one - and it's a really nice car. But it's a wagon, ferchrissakes.

Own an SUV that currently has 190k miles on it.  Am in the process of driving it into the ground and once that happens I will be done with SUVs forever.  Just glad I don't have to drive it everyday.
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James Ford
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 03:33:59 PM »

We're very happy with our RAV4. Or I should say my work at home wife is. I'm the one who drives every day, and i get to drive the 16 year old Saturn.
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StoneTheCrow
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011, 03:37:30 PM »

Hey, don't knock Saturns.  Still have my '99 SL2 and it's about to hit 200k.  Most reliable car I've ever owned.
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HoyaSaxa03
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2011, 03:38:36 PM »

But it's a wagon, ferchrissakes.

there are some sweet wagons out there:

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James Ford
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2011, 03:41:53 PM »

95 SL2 with 145K.  AC is broken, heat not great, ceiling falling in, back windows won't roll down, radio volume dial busted, leaks wiper fluid, the list goes on. But very reliable for short trip driving.

Hey, don't knock Saturns.  Still have my '99 SL2 and it's about to hit 200k.  Most reliable car I've ever owned.
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StoneTheCrow
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 03:45:04 PM »

That's pretty good.

A/C in mine just died (the compressor clutch went first).  One rear window won't go down and that's an easy fix but I won't bother with that.  Radio is fine but all four speakers are shot.  Sunroof still works great.

The worst of it is that the rings are leaking oil and that that's way too much of a job for me and too much $$ to take to the shop for this car.  So this one's being driven onto the ground, too.
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chaz
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011, 03:45:38 PM »

For the love of god don't get a VW. 

Get a RAV4 or CRV, that's my vote. 

I'm in the market too, but for something used.  Was looking hard at CRV but in the end it's not big enough for what we need.
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HoyaSaxa03
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 03:49:11 PM »

For the love of god don't get a VW. 

Get a RAV4 or CRV, that's my vote. 

I'm in the market too, but for something used.  Was looking hard at CRV but in the end it's not big enough for what we need.

RAV4 is too long (181.9), CRV (179.3) is just butting up against our length limit.
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chaz
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2011, 03:53:45 PM »

For the love of god don't get a VW. 

Get a RAV4 or CRV, that's my vote. 

I'm in the market too, but for something used.  Was looking hard at CRV but in the end it's not big enough for what we need.

RAV4 is too long (181.9), CRV (179.3) is just butting up against our length limit.
Why the limit? a parking space?
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