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Old 12-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #24
SamDoe1
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Originally Posted by zhp43867 View Post
X5 35d or the GL diesel. Both solid. Why no diesel? The classic stigma? I assure you for a modern truck, all that diesels have are benefits.
All of the German SUVs are going to come with standard expensive out of warranty maintenance. If you plan on not keeping it past the warranty period then by all means have at it. Other options to toss in if you're only keeping for warranty period is Audi Q5/7, VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne V6, Volvo XC60/90, etc...

I would highly recommend the JGC diesel, show her the MPG benefits and actually have her try one out before making a final decision.

Another option is a Honda Pilot or Acura MDX. Both are roomy, comfy, and reliable. Also leaves the Toyota Highlander, RAV4, Venza (fugly), and 4 Runner.

Not sure if you've tried the new Explorer or not but it's quite good. Long term reliability has yet to be vetted but at least it'll be cheap to fix!
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