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post #31 of 38

I looked at the full size lexus but it was 90K! The r500 was almost as big as the Suburbun inside.

My wife wanted somthing smaller to drive daily and that the family could take skiing on the weekends.

We got rid of the dog (long story),  I think that with a box on the roof, we can make it on vacations.

I had 3 suburbans in a row but they became really big when I had to go in a underground parking garage. I ended up with a 750 bmw that I really like so I thought it would be fun to stay in the BMW family.

I have had 4 Subis also. Great cars!! I never had one problem with any of them. My mom, sister in law and wifes dad all bought new ones this year. You cant go wrong with that as a ski car.

If you are not in a hurry... BMW is going to come out with a awd 5series wagon this year that sounds really cool, fast but $$.

post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post



I love sweeping generalizations.



Good.  I'll see what else I can come up with.

post #33 of 38

So TC here we go:

 

You could buy a Lexus but who wants to drive an overpriced Toyota piece of C&@% !!!

post #34 of 38
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Actually, that isn't so narrow. Aren't X5s just car-sized? Suburbans are enormous ... seems like most normal-sized SUVs fit those parameters. The Land Cruiser is perfect. There have been a few times that we couldn't fit, though (embarrassingly enough ... we took both cars all the way to Silverton during Christmas last year ... we were gone 2 weeks, and had all our ski gear, all our Christmas gifts, and the dog. Probably could have done it without the dog, but we were still pretty tight).



The X5 is somewhere in between car size and suburban size. It's a full-sized SUV. I took a quick peek at the dimensions page on both Chevrolet and BMW websites, and it looks as if the Suburban is about 2 feet longer  and 3 inches wider than the X5. I did not take to close look at all of the dimensions because that would be way too anal, but when I have looked inside and sat inside both vehicles it did not seem to be a tremendous difference. The suburban was obviously bigger, but not drastically so.

post #35 of 38

So, since I have an Audi with over 150,000 on it, I shouldn't be driving to Denver in it?

 

FWIW, my daughter's Subie had the engine replaced at 120k, and then that engine replaced again (repair shop-paid) at 2500 miles after that.  In addition, she's had to replace the O2 sensors about 4 times and the catalytic converter and the ABS.  So, I don't want to hear how reliable Subies are.  She's paranoid about oil changes, tire inflation, on and on, but the thing just hasn't been able to handle her lifestyle, I guess.  Tons of long distance driving and 16 weeks in the desert one summer. 

post #36 of 38

Perhaps a Toyota Sequoia could fit the bill, being somewhere between an X5 and Suburban. For whatever reason, they don't have nearly the resale of the 4-Runner, so you can actually fetch a pretty fair price on used ones. Plus it's a true 4x4!

 

Another vehicle that I think is a great is the GMC Acadia. I rented one at PDX last season to take to Mt. Hood. It's plenty roomy, has a very nice interior, and has superb AWD. I had a lot of fun playing in the snow with it.

post #37 of 38
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So, since I have an Audi with over 150,000 on it, I shouldn't be driving to Denver in it?

 

 


Long as you are doing the scheduled maintenance and replacing things the Audi should be fine.  Many people don't.

 

 

 

post #38 of 38

So to everyone recommening X5's, Sequoias, Denalis, Yuo cons, Suboibans, (and other small tanks favored by Jersey Shore housewives for doing their nails at 80 mph on the Garden State), cine when are any of these vehicles considered to be SEDANS ???

 

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