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Posted: 10/1/2004 9:43:26 AM EST
I have been looking for a new SUV and have narrowed it down to either a:

Ford Expedition
Chevy Tahoe
Toyota Sequoia


anyone have any suggestions?

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:44:28 AM EST
Expedition. IRS, and its not a chevy. The toyota will last the longest, tho.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:46:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 9:46:40 AM EST by POWER03]
I own a 99 4wd Ford Expedition and a 2003 2wd Chevy Tahoe. (I am the anti Hippy).


Anyway, the Tahoe is absolutely the best riding, best performing vehicle I have ever owned. I love it. It seems to be twice the vehicle my Expedition is.

Don't know about the Toy.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:47:58 AM EST
Ford Expedition...hands down, sir. I can say with all honesty that I've truly enjoyed the ride. I've driven one in the city and off road. Both instances were highly pleasurable.

I would hate to see you miss out on such luxury.

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:51:48 AM EST
I have an '04 Tahoe Z71. You can't go wrong with it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:52:40 AM EST
Don't like the Expedition's suspension, to wobbly.


Tahoe.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:53:43 AM EST
chevt tahoe or suburban the best
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:54:36 AM EST
Expedition
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:57:11 AM EST
None.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:57:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:58:10 AM EST
Get an old Jeep Grand Wagoneer. That's what I drive.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:59:04 AM EST
Out of those three I pick the Porshche Cayanne.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:00:04 AM EST
Unimog
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:01:48 AM EST
I would get an Excursion or a Suburban.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:02:19 AM EST
im going with the tahoe, definitely

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:05:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:12:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By CFII:
Expedition. IRS, and its not a chevy. The toyota will last the longest, tho.



Actually, if you are going to take it off road, IRS (and IFS, but try finding an SUV not stamped 'JEEP' that doesn't have it...) is a liabilty. Solid axle's are better.

For just banging around on the streets, 6 one way, half dozen the other. I personally wouldn't buy a truck that isn't made in the USA.

If it's going to see any signifigant off-road time, I'd get a Z-71 Tahoe (or a Yukon). And if that's the case, you might want to take a look at some smaller vehicles - A Jeep Grand Cherokee or a Land Rover Discovery are going to be smaller, but more capable off-roaders. I'd stay away from Suburban's off road, the length can get them in trouble - Same thing with long-bed Pickups. (It's easier to get them high-centered... since they have such a big Center. The departure angle isn't as good, either, so you can bang up the rear end.) Structurally, their just as capable, but smaller is better off-road - hence CJ's, Wranglers, and FJ-40's and their small size.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:12:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By POWER03:
2003 2wd Chevy Tahoe. (I am the anti Hippy).


Anyway, the Tahoe is absolutely the best riding, best performing vehicle I have ever owned. I love it.



I have a buddy that has a nice loaded 03 Tahoe. I've driven it once. It handles like shit! Slop and play in the steering, bouncy suspension... I hit a bump and the bounce made my foot bounce on the throttle, making the damn thing shake. It was smooth if you were on a smooth road, and was comfortable on the highway, tho.

If I needed something bigger, I'd probably go with the Toyota. I had a Toyota pickup, and at 130,000 miles, she was still going strong when I traded her.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:19:33 AM EST
Go with the Tahoe.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:21:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 10:22:02 AM EST by USMC2111]
+1 for the UniMog. You definitely won't see another in the neighborhood.

ETA: Damn, used 500th post on that........
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:23:08 AM EST
Tahoe
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:25:20 AM EST
For the same price you can get a much better SUV.

How about looking into a Lexus RX300 or RX330?
Those are much better cars.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:25:26 AM EST
Do yourself a favor and test drive the new V8 4Runner.
I really don't care for the Sequoia.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:27:27 AM EST
Expedition
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:28:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 10:29:03 AM EST by fight4yourrights]

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:


For the same price you can get a much better SUV.

How about looking into a Lexus RX300 or RX330?
Those are much better cars .





You just sank yourself when you spoke the TRUTH.


The Lexus are better cars
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:29:56 AM EST
Tahoe
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:31:37 AM EST
EXPEDITION
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:21:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:


For the same price you can get a much better SUV.

How about looking into a Lexus RX300 or RX330?
Those are much better cars .





You just sank yourself when you spoke the TRUTH.


The Lexus are better cars




Have you ever rode or drove one? They are the best SUV on the market. You act like he is going to use it for off road all the time. No one does that and if he did he wouldn't be asking about the 3 he is asking about. If that was the case he would need an acura. But all that aside, the lexus is the best on the market.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:27:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 11:27:55 AM EST by CFII]

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:


For the same price you can get a much better SUV.

How about looking into a Lexus RX300 or RX330?
Those are much better cars .


You just sank yourself when you spoke the TRUTH.
The Lexus are better cars



Have you ever rode or drove one? They are the best SUV on the market. You act like he is going to use it for off road all the time. No one does that and if he did he wouldn't be asking about the 3 he is asking about. If that was the case he would need an acura. But all that aside, the lexus is the best on the market.




They are CARS. My best friend owns one. It a jacked up FWD station wagon. Its is a VERY nice car, but cant haul, tow, etc....It is NOT an SUV
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:27:55 AM EST
I've owned both the Exp and Tahoe. Get the Tahoe.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:29:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:



Have you ever rode or drove one? .




Yep, I have. Nice cars.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:30:52 AM EST
Where in the hell is the damn poll?


They always forget the poll......



Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:33:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 11:39:44 AM EST by Vermilion]
Nissan Armada 4x4
305-hp 5.6-liter V8 engine
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:34:58 AM EST
Do yourself a favor, get a JEEP Cherokee in any flavor. It is the only true 4-wheel drive SUV. All the others are posers.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:40:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By CFII:
Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:

They are CARS. My best friend owns one. It a jacked up FWD station wagon. Its is a VERY nice car, but cant haul, tow, etc....It is NOT an SUV




If they needed that he would need to get a truck not an SUV
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:41:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:



If they needed that he would need to get a truck not an SUV




If he needed a car, he could get a car, not an SUV
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:47:03 AM EST
I think he should have bought a car, but its for his short little wife. SHe wanted the ground clearance. She upgraded from a Honda Del Sol.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:49:05 AM EST
The Expedition is plenty powerful (as far as sleds go) and the ride is ok although it isn't as good as the Tahoe IMHO.
The Expedition will get about 12-14 mpg and the Tahoe just a little better. I am not sure about the real world mpg of the Toyota.
If you are planning on keeping it for 5+ years then I would get the Toyota although I would give the 4runner a look see.
The Nissan Murano is a nice little hybrid SUV but the Armando is some kind of ugly...from the front end but so is the Nissan truck now.

If you are going to trade it for a new one in a couple years then get the Tahoe or the Toyota as they will retain more resale value.

Although none of them will retain much if the price of gas stays where it is at or climbs as no one will want it.

Is there an OPEC country we could invade and take their oil so we could lower our price here?

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:50:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By Blackriflefever:



If they needed that he would need to get a truck not an SUV




If he needed a car, he could get a car, not an SUV



He would get a whole lot better mpg's if he did!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:52:22 AM EST
Lexus RX330
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:54:37 AM EST
Well, without knowing what he intends to USE it for, most discussion is just going to be people stating what their favorite is, for whatever reason.

An SUV is useful for certain things. Outside of those things, it's just a status symbol.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:10:41 PM EST
mercedes ML500 V8 or a unimog
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:14:11 PM EST
Is there a specific reason for the large size? First question to answer is how big you NEED. As far as the ones you mention, I had a '97 Expedition up until a couple of years ago. It was a great vehicle, simple and practical. I had the size for towing capacity. If you need the size, I would recommend Expedition without hesitation.

I now have a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Love it. Handy size, rides fine. Carries what I need: anything too large for it would be too much for me to manage myself anyway. For the Home Depot trips for large stuff, $20. rents one of their trucks - even larger - and you wouldn't load bricks into a nice truck.

Good luck with whatever you choose.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:24:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 12:25:29 PM EST by Gloftoe]
Skip the Tahoe/Yukon and get yourself a Suburban. I find the ride is better (longer wheel base) and light offroading is decent. (Get the 4x4 model. You're less likely to get stuck, but when you do you'll be further from home )

The Suburban's been the best damn vehicle the wife and I have owned. Our 4x4 gets around 16MPG on the highway, hauls a bunch of shit, lots of room inside, and hasn't gotten me stuck (yet). It goes wherever I tell it to go. Take it offroad all the time in South Texas, and it doesn't get stuck (yet), and I've taken it to all kinds of nasty places. Sure, it'll work as a "grocery getter", but it does so much more for me.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:50:49 PM EST
None of the above.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:53:05 PM EST
I have a 2002 Expedition with 5.4l now and I like it a lot.
Next time I would like to get the Sequoia but it does cost a bit more.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:53:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:55:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:14:10 PM EST
for about the same price get an H2
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:24:53 PM EST
You like stationwagons??
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:30:43 PM EST
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