Which car to get - Land Rover LR3 vs. MDX vs. Ford Explorer?

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I drove the big Q. Tons of room, nice electronics, good but not great acceleration. Brakes were not confidence inspiring and I describe the cornering like a blind 90 year old that has lost their walker.

    You've visited South Florida lately?
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    You've visited South Florida lately?

    I don't think they'd let me in, given how much they pay for their kid's cars.
     


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    I don't think they'd let me in, given how much they pay for their kid's cars.
    That was Palm Beach. Rest of SoFLA: not as crazy, well, depends where. I knew a kid who's father sent him his B-Day present via trailer to school: a 2008 DB9 Convertible. [​IMG]
     


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    looking at the Yukon Hybrid this weekend, will let you know.
    I like the Yukon, and would certainly have it rather than the Escalade. How significant is the fuel savings with this hybrid?
     


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    I like the Yukon, and would certainly have it rather than the Escalade. How significant is the fuel savings with this hybrid?

    why would you choose the Yukon over Escalade?
     


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    why would you choose the Yukon over Escalade?

    Less bling.
     


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    Less bling.

    fair enough. I used to HATE the new Escalades (and all of the new cadillacs) when they were first announced, but I've grown to like them. To me a Yukon is exactly the same, but I can see what you mean by bling and the image associated.
     


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    Well have you thought about a 4Runner? My father has one from 1998 with 230,000 km's on it and works fine. Very capable and one of the true body-on-frame SUV's left.

    I would also advise against the LR3. While I like Land Rover's I can't honestly say that the LR3 is a wise choice because of the reliability stigma.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    fair enough. I used to HATE the new Escalades (and all of the new cadillacs) when they were first announced, but I've grown to like them. To me a Yukon is exactly the same, but I can see what you mean by bling and the image associated.

    This post shows you're growing up. *sigh*
     


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    This post shows you're growing up. *sigh*

    aren't you proud papa?![​IMG]
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    aren't you proud papa?![​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


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    Well have you thought about a 4Runner? My father has one from 1998 with 230,000 km's on it and works fine. Very capable and one of the true body-on-frame SUV's left.

    I would also advise against the LR3. While I like Land Rover's I can't honestly say that the LR3 is a wise choice because of the reliability stigma.


    ye, the Land Rover's out...I looked at the 4runner and it's kind of blah...if I'm spending $30 grand I'd like to enjoy driving it....maybe I'm crazy...

    And if I get a Benz I think my bubbie will disown me [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    And if I get a Benz I think my bubbie will disown me [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Nah. Probably 40% of the Tribe I know drive a Benz, BMW, or Porsche.
     


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    The X5 only comes as a 5 seater...

    I just found out yesterday that the XC90 comes with a third bench, so I'm going to go test drive one over the weekend...

    Anyone have any other ideas?


    Honda Pilot. 3rd row. Uses regular unleaded. Go for a 2007 or 2006, not the newer model.
     


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    What about Audi Q7? Anyone have any experience with it?
     


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