I drive a car, not a SUV, and always will. I’ve never had any problems with winter driving in the mountains(with winter tires of course) without any issues whatsoever.
Cheryl, however, is interested in buying a small SUV and I have been doing some research on them, and I’m overwhelmed. She’s looking at low-mileage used SUVs around the years 2008-2013. Some of the likely suspects would be Toyota RAV4, Honda CRV, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Tuscon, Subaru Forester. She might look at something one step larger.
- First and foremost, how accommodating are they for carrying skis? Surprisingly, her present vehicle, a Honda Civic, will easily carry my long skis(207 cm) with one back seat folded down
I was surprised to discover these vehicles come in Front-wheel-drive and All-wheel-drive. I thought they were all AWD. I don’t have any experience with AWD, but it makes me wonder why she thinks she needs AWD when all this time she’s had a front-wheel-drive car with no problems in winter conditions.
- Do you think AWD is worth the extra cost, gas, (possible)expensive repairs over a front-wheel-drive?
These vehicles are available with a 6-cyl engine, but I see most of the ones on the market are 4-cyl. Do the 4-cyl SUVs have enough power, especially when mated to an automatic tranny? Cheryl’s car is a manual, which I also like, but it’s rare to find these SUVs with a manual transmission, the other thing about this car is that it needs the auto glass replacement services schaumburg il. I hate driving behind a person who slows down while going up the hills in K-Country and I often wonder if it’s because they run out of power.
- Are you satisfied with the performance of your 4-cyl SUV? Would a 6-cyl be better?
I’ve read lots of reviews but am no wiser for it. How many kilometres have you driven, and have you experienced any major repair problems?
- How is the reliability of your vehicle?
Any feedback would be appreciated.
P.S. I wasn’t very familiar with Kijiji a month ago, but I sure am now!