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Old 11-01-2005, 04:46 PM   #31
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I test drove the latest model Windstar. I thought it felt tight compared to Caravan or even the Venture.

My wife wanted to check out the Mazda MPV because it is a smallish minivan.
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:47 PM   #32
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true, but its no longer called the windstar, freestar is what its called now...
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:29 PM   #33
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how about the cayenne?

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Old 11-01-2005, 06:23 PM   #34
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You indicated that you do Off-Roading and towing. The most off-road ready trucks out there are Toyota. I would personally get the 4-Runner. It has all you need for light off roading already- Locking Diffs, low range, hill decent, XREAS and skidplates. It's also got the least hyper-active suspension of all the other SUV's in it's class.
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:36 PM   #35
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go with the Toyota 4 runner its one soild truck and its good for what you need it for
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:47 PM   #36
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Toyota 4-Runner --> Its the best value because it looks nice, is well appointed, is safe, and is reliable. Not to mention its capable off-road and is designed so.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:58 PM   #37
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Forget about the envoy. But if you really want one you can have mine. Not great at offroading either.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:17 PM   #38
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true, but its no longer called the windstar, freestar is what its called now...
Wow - I really suck at this! You're right - it was a Freestar.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:20 PM   #39
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definitely a used Porsche Cayenne or for reliablity the MDX...I like the VW SUV also but I heard alot of maintance is involved....
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no porsche so thats outta the question, from what im hearing the toyota 4 runner seems the best... i will def look more into it....
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:26 AM   #41
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that is good....

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There you go look at this one....
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:40 AM   #42
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:57 AM   #43
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^^^^ hahaha, i saw the video of top gear where he off roads the shit outta a RR sport, badass. i would say go with the 4-runner or MDX, mdx also has a locking diff and if you get gps in it, it has offroad tracking, very nice! also it has a 3rd row that CAN be used and also drives like a car when it's on road. im not happy with acura atm cause of the problems with the TL but, i would say go have a look at one, nice ammount of power, 270hp v6 with VTEC!!!!!, lol not bad and pulls nice and hard for the size. looked at the 4-runner b4 getting the X5 3.0 but the build quality inside didn't impress me as much as the acura's or the bmw's. if you want a good on and off road vehicle i would say look into a used X5 4.4, about 14l/100 hwy and the thing rarely got stuck on me, in fact i rented a H2 this past summer and took it on a mud road that i got the x5 stuck on, and to my surprise it got stuck in exactly the same place as the x5 and since it was bigger took more effort to get unstuck. anyways hope that helps but either the 4-runner, MDX or used X5 are the ones i'd look at.
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Old 11-02-2005, 05:56 AM   #44
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we have a 4runner. It's the best, the ride is so nice and quiet. We take ours to the off road durby and it's a really tough suv. A luxury ride with excellent off road capabilities, can't go wrong.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:18 AM   #45
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nice guys thanks for the input, much appreciated
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