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    Quote Originally Posted by joshk1025 View Post
    What's the advantage of that? I'm a noob who has never owned a truck or suv
    when you said towing. i was thinking you were towing something more substantial in weight. in that case. carry on. any of the midsize crossovers will do you well.

    if your feeling extremely cheap, can you find a minty chevy trailblazer/enovy out there.
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    My bad, I thought they werenít due out til 2021, Iíve only seen one write up about them and figured they were going to be dragged out like the Ford Bronco.

    Garandman, you werenít a fan of the Sequoia? I really like them but have never driven one.

    I do think the traditional ride height of full size SUVs does equate to not the most ideal use of space. I have to say it, but if I was going to be carting around a handful of adult buddies, say to concerts and such, and only had to do a little towing... wouldnít a Honda Odyssey suffice? Didnít someone here post a pic of a minivan compared to a Tahoe and it is very telling. Nice step in and ease out of, pimp captains chairs in the second row... just get pst the stigma.

    Fuck it, Iím buying a Ford Aerostar!
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    new ones have 9 passenger option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    My bad, I thought they werenít due out til 2021, Iíve only seen one write up about them and figured they were going to be dragged out like the Ford Bronco.

    Garandman, you werenít a fan of the Sequoia? I really like them but have never driven one.

    I do think the traditional ride height of full size SUVs does equate to not the most ideal use of space. I have to say it, but if I was going to be carting around a handful of adult buddies, say to concerts and such, and only had to do a little towing... wouldnít a Honda Odyssey suffice? Didnít someone here post a pic of a minivan compared to a Tahoe and it is very telling. Nice step in and ease out of, pimp captains chairs in the second row... just get pst the stigma.

    Fuck it, Iím buying a Ford Aerostar!
    My wife has an odyssey, I hate the transmission. I have thought about buying her a newer van and taking hers, but I kinda just want an SUV...

    Also, my use case is carting around kids and stuff when our minivan is otherwise occupied, not adults on a regular basis. Sliding doors are a winner for minivans.

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    I can dig it. I have no use for a Tahoe, but I still want one.

    I learned today the size of Smart cars is purposeful (I didn’t get it since they are tiny but don’t get much better fuel econ than my civic) so that you can back into a parallel spot?!? They are as long as a normal car is wide?that is a game changer in Boston, so now I kinda want one of those too!
    Quote Originally Posted by joshk1025 View Post
    My wife has an odyssey, I hate the transmission. I have thought about buying her a newer van and taking hers, but I kinda just want an SUV...

    Also, my use case is carting around kids and stuff when our minivan is otherwise occupied, not adults on a regular basis. Sliding doors are a winner for minivans.

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    Re: Feedback on 3 row SUV options...

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Whats wrong with the explorer?

    My wife drives a '16 twin turbo explorer sport with the third row and the thing is amazing.
    '16 sport here as well, and I love it.

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    Re: Feedback on 3 row SUV options...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    //Garandman, you weren’t a fan of the Sequoia? I really like them but have never driven one.

    I do think the traditional ride height of full size SUVs does equate to not the most ideal use of space. I have to say it, but if I was going to be carting around a handful of adult buddies, say to concerts and such, and only had to do a little towing... wouldn’t a Honda Odyssey suffice? Didn’t someone here post a pic of a minivan compared to a Tahoe and it is very telling. Nice step in and ease out of, pimp captains chairs in the second row... just get pst the stigma.//
    The Sequoia was really thirsty. MPG for those things sucks in city use (they are based on full-sized pickups), but the Sequoia averaged 13mpg. Also hard to find used with a tow package. A lot of Tahoes are sold with the max towing package and we averaged 14.5-15. Even compared to other Toyotas the Sequoia is pretty bland, while the Tahoe is a much better styled vehicle. We are towing 6K or it would make no sense: Acadia has 98 cu ft of space vs 95 for Tshoe. Both much less than a minivan.

    Quote Originally Posted by joshk1025 View Post
    My wife has an odyssey, I hate the transmission. I have thought about buying her a newer van and taking hers, but I kinda just want an SUV...///
    Does your Odyssey have the six speed? If so there is a button on the shifter that turns it into a four speed for around town use. Much more responsive.

    Crossovers are quite practical. Most of thrm are basically AWD station wagons. Minivans are awesome but having options is preferable.


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    Re: Feedback on 3 row SUV options...

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    The Sequoia was really thirsty. MPG for those things sucks in city use (they are based on full-sized pickups), but the Sequoia averaged 13mpg. Also hard to find used with a tow package. A lot of Tahoes are sold with the max towing package and we averaged 14.5-15. Even compared to other Toyotas the Sequoia is pretty bland, while the Tahoe is a much better styled vehicle. We are towing 6K or it would make no sense: Acadia has 98 cu ft of space vs 95 for Tshoe. Both much less than a minivan.

    Does your Odyssey have the six speed? If so there is a button on the shifter that turns it into a four speed for around town use. Much more responsive.

    Crossovers are quite practical. Most of thrm are basically AWD station wagons.
    Yeah if you disable overdrive it is considerably better. No awd though, not that I've ever needed it on the roads we drive. Basically just don't want two minivans but kind of want minivan like capabilities. An elevated station wagon fits the bill

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    Re: Feedback on 3 row SUV options...

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    I donít have an opinion on them. Not a huge Jeep fan. Just not my thing.
    Trick question... same vehicle as the Durango... slightly longer wheel base and third row.


    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Whats wrong with the explorer?

    My wife drives a '16 twin turbo explorer sport with the third row and the thing is amazing.
    A $10k Explorer will be a wretched POS

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    Re: Feedback on 3 row SUV options...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    I can dig it. I have no use for a Tahoe, but I still want one.

    I learned today the size of Smart cars is purposeful (I didn’t get it since they are tiny but don’t get much better fuel econ than my civic) so that you can back into a parallel spot?!? They are as long as a normal car is wide?that is a game changer in Boston, so now I kinda want one of those too!
    BTD, being the pricks that they are, will probably ticket you if you back it into a spot meant for parallel parking. I was stopped for mere seconds and those pricks wrote a ticket.

    Did I mention they're pricks. Yup, they're pricks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenstein View Post
    '16 sport here as well, and I love it.


    I call it the spaceship, cause it just floats down the road so smooth and quiet, it is easy to accidentally speed in it!

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