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MaizeAndBlueWahoo

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Same advice I give to everyone


Everyone has their own favorite vehicle and anecdotal evidence is close to useless unless there are a good number of them that all trend in one direction.

Recommendation is to test drive and explore, and not listen to people who say "I have this and like it." You might not. Especially when it comes to these high-end vehicles you're looking at, because the extra money the engineers and designers get means they start looking for ways to differentiate the car as much as possible, and that leads to weird quirks that some people love and some hate. (They don't care if some people hate it, because if enough people love it, then it sells, and second place in the car-buying derby is as good as last.)

Definitely get a list of vehicles and hop in each one and take them for a spin so you know how they drive, how the interior is laid out. Decide what tech you must have and what you can live without; everyone has Apple CarPlay these days, but there are some minor differences.

P.S. To the list of cars you mentioned I would add the Jeep Grand Cherokee L (make sure to differentiate from the regular Grand Cherokee, it's smaller than the ones on your list) and the Jeep Wagoneer. Downside is those are new vehicles in their first or second model year and that can give you a reliability hit; upside is that it's a Jeep, and they know what they're doing in SUV-land.

(In response to this post by Starmut)

Posted: 11/24/2021 at 12:50AM



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  I actually like it. Looks stealth 🥴** -- hooville1 11/24/2021 12:51PM
  —-** -- hooville1 11/24/2021 12:51PM
  All good thoughts -- Starmut 11/24/2021 08:53AM
  You should get a tacoma pickup with a camper cover. ** -- Ronald Mexico 11/24/2021 09:26AM
  Lexus RX350 ** -- Spudnut 11/24/2021 08:32AM
  Same advice I give to everyone -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 11/24/2021 12:50AM
  Wow. You are blessed. -- Hoobert 11/24/2021 11:07AM
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  Thanks, everyone - keep the info coming!! ** -- Starmut 11/23/2021 7:07PM
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  Ha! -- Starmut 11/23/2021 7:10PM
  Ha yourself -- Old Dorms Rule! 11/23/2021 11:25PM
  I am 99% sure my automatic shifts faster than a manual -- SoCalWahoo 11/24/2021 08:24AM
  I'm sure you're right -- Old Dorms Rule! 11/24/2021 10:25AM
  What about an Infiniti? ** -- graycalhoo 11/23/2021 3:48PM
  Some of those I wouldn't even classify as SUVs... -- The Hook 11/23/2021 3:41PM
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