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My wife wants to go looking at SUVs. Ugh!

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You can get bigger parts like fenders and doors in one of those vs a sedan......

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SUV might also be good for pulling another project home.....

If you don't want an SUV, remind her of that fact


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she could have opt'd for a mini-van
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Screw that, get a crew cab! I love mine.

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Ditto, what they stated! More room for bigger parts. A Suburban would be perfect!

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Close to an SUV, and while I'm partial to Ford, the new Dodge power wagon looks intriguing
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Man I saw a new suburban as a hearse during a funeral procession and since then, that's all I can think of when I look at them.
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My wifes Explorer is one sweet ride!
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I sold my mini van and 4X4 truck and bought an Avalanche. It's not the end-all, but it puts the wife & kids in a more substantial vehicle.
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My wife wants to go looking at SUVs. Ugh!
Hey Andy SUV is a really big category! What's not to be liked with SUV.

My wife has had her 2002 Escape for over 6 years, loves it. I realize we're poor folk but hey SUV covers Lexus, Explorer, Escalade, Mercedes, Suburban, Expedition, Tahoe. No soccer mom image, easy for old people to get in and out.

Let's see. Ya got crossovers (2017 station wagon), mini van, 4 dr sedan, SUV, pick me ups and sports or pony car.

Why not a SUV?


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These things called SUVs are either station wagons or minivans for people who are too insecure to actually drive a station wagon or minivan.

A real SUV can pull 7500 pounds. I kinda suspect that's not what we're talking about here.

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We have Mustangs, a Mini Cooper and a Triumph Spitfire. SUVs - big or little - put me to sleep.
On our way to test drive a Hyundai Tuscan we passed a Morgan dealership. I tried to talk her into a 3-Wheeler, but no dice.

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Station Wagons on stilts

Reminds me of the time about 25 years ago my then wife wanted an Explorer. I reminded her that it was a truck and would drive and handle like one. She was undeterred and a new Explorer soon graced our driveway. Due to the fact that a 160 hp V6 coupled with 2+ tons of road hugging weight meant that acceleration was akin to toothpaste oozing out of a tube, I rarely drove the thing.

In less than 2 years she grew tired of the Explorer citing that it drove like a truck !! Took the depreciation hit and got a regular station wagon again.

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We just bought a 2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited with all the bells and whistles. (I never thought I would own a Hyundai), but I love it. Got a really good deal. Getting fantastic gas mileage. I am not used to that! The 429 CJ I had got about 10 mpg. The Tucson is only a 1.6 turbo, but it is fine with me. Got plenty of ooomph for a family car. If I want to really go, I will drive my "65". We also have a Jeep Liberty Limited.

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