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sowego

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Posted: 02/10/14 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All joking and wonderful stories aside...choose a vehicle that suits your driving needs, the environment you live in, comfort and quality you need...fuel mileage is a plus of course.

Get out to a multitude of dealerships and start test driving!


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The Subaru Outback with the manual transmission is towable 4 down. It is AWD all the time and is a great ride. We are a 2 Subaru household. [emoticon]

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We have a 2013 Nissan Juke. AWD. Never had a Nissan before so we will see how it does. Mileage greatly depends on driving style. Put it in sport mode,(which seems to function like tow/haul,by changing the shift points) and romp on it a bit and that little 1.7 can burn some fuel.

Thing is great fun to drive,like a gocart on steroids!

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The choice is personal and mission-specific. My requirements are different than most. First of all, it's gotta be a General Motors product. It's gotta be a medium-size SUV with transfer-case 4x4 driveline, plus it has to be very easy to disengage the complete driveline for towing it behind the motorhome. It has to be powerful, comfortable to drive, and good-looking, because I not only use it to run around, I also use it as a toad, and for some off-roading, AND for towing/launching my bassboat. Therefore, my 2007 GMC Envoy is perfect:

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2014 Chevy Impala. Third in a row. Wanted to buy an Equinox but the wife didn't want. Best of the bunch. We drive from Texas to Delaware in the car several times a year and it is by far the smoothest, quietest and most comfortable. No incentives yet but got a very good trade price and discount from the dealer. My GM card with 5% bonus also lowered the price.


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Our current non-tow vehicle is a Mazda 3 with a 5 speed manual. An absolute ball to drive. If you want something a little more "outdoorsey" we had in the past two Subaru wagons. Loved them both.


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But honestly...my favorite ride is my 1971 Buick Skylark...now that's a car...original gold with white top(hard not vinyl)...has been repainted and looks and runs like new!

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If we shift to "my favorite ride" it would have to be the 4th generation Thunderbird convertible. Think Duncan MacLeod's "Vancouver" car, or the car in "Thelma and Louise." Impractical for anything other than cruising on a summer night, but for me, the high point of four passenger Thunderbird styling. My uncle had the Gen 3 'bird (as well as a 56 and a supercharged 57) and his had the cover that made it a roadster (and it was red) but I prefer the squarer 'bird that came after. Red, gold, beige, Thelma and Louise green, they all work. Black doesn't.

Totally impractical. If I were to go out into the market to fond one of these T-Birds, I would likely spend the money on something else like a camper van. But if I had one, I would use it for evening cruising, shopping. trips, and countryside excursions.

We can't all be Jay Leno, a car for every purpose, a time for every season.


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Porsche 911 Twin Turbo. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds.

I live on a very twisty 2 lane road in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When I drive the Jeep into town I am frequently tailgated by a redneck in a pick-up. Nobody tailgates the Porsche.

"There is no substitute".


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I have no idea on what I want. I've been researching some cars like the Mazda 3 5 door, Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru Forester, 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot. Not real fond of the small suv types like the new Ford Escape.

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