Re: In search of a mid to full size SUV
Too bad you are so stuck on European/Japanese SUVS. No chance in buying American? The reason I have asked, is that I myself was in the same position last year. I tried several of the vehicles that you did, and several of the ones you still want too, and I wasn't too happy. On my last venture out, I stumbled upon a 2003 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4. After driving it, I was hooked. So many power options, luxury at it's finest. Plus it is great for short people. My GF is roughly 5'4" and she loves it. The power gas/brake pedal is sweet, power running boards, power rear seats, power rear hatch, etc, etc. This thing is loaded. 13 MPG isn't too bad to deal with considering all the comforts of this. I know how you feel about European cars, I drive a Merc, they are sweet, but I tell yaa, I wouldn't buy any other SUV on the market! Let us know what you end up buying either way!