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  • I am new to this forum and poking around,it looks very interesting. My interests? Cars cars cars! Well I do like to spend time on my lawn too.I love going to the drag races.
    I have a 1966 Mustang Coupe that is pretty much a Restomod. If your a car person,you'll know what that means.
    I have a 1997 Toyota 4Runner that I bought new with 115,300 miles on it and it runs like a champ,but I am starting to get board of it and the wife says I can buy a new truck if I want. What do you guys think of the GMC Arcadia or the Saturn Outlook? Or should I look at the Honda Pilot? Thanks for the feedback.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    Welcome to CarSpace!

    Check out the Nissan Murano vs Toyota Highlander vs Subaru B9 Tribeca vs Honda Pilot discussion and there's lot of talk in the 2007 Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave board about the GMs.

    It's always fun to shop, even if you aren't planning to buy for a while.
  • Just wanted to check in and say Hi - a little about myself - currently own a 98 4Runner and 07 Jeep Wrangler 4dr (both 2wd) and 2 motorcycles (his and hers respectively). Now that we have the Jeep it's time to start playing with the 4 Runner a little (4cyl, 2wd, auto tranny). Most of my other hobbies are expensive so I don't anticipate any suprises here either. Have 21 yrs exp as Machinery tech in the military and addt'l 7 yrs as a marine mechanic (b.o.a.t.= Break Out Another Thousand). Hope to receive friendly input on variety of subjects as a member here - Look forward to it. Happy New Year Folks!! Talk with you soon. (1st post on bd - 2.7 lrt performance...).
  • Hi,
    I've owned a 1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport since new. 250,000 km now and no major problems although body is really start to show its age. Floorboards on passenger side have rusted through and inside of vehicle is getting soaked. $2,000 in repairs over the last 2 years so time to move on.

    What I want is a small to mid-sized SUV preferably with manual transmission, 4WD or AWD and a rear hatch that opens upwards. We tow a boat in the summer and a side opening rear entry just won't work. I hate the new styling with those small back windows. I'm used to lots of windows so I can actually see when I look over my shoulder. We thought we'd get a Forester but it just seems too small in the back seat. We have a daughter who will only get bigger. We plan to own this next vehicle for 10 - 15 years too so resale value is not an issue but reliability is.

    We're interested in the Mitsubishis - good pricing and a good reputation in Japan if not so much here. Any other suggestions? Toyotas and Hondas are too high priced - I'm just not convinced they're worth it (although my previous car was a 1986 Toyota Tercel and it was GREAT!)
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    My '82 Tercel wouldn't die either. :-)

    Mitsubishi got a new North American CEO last summer and he immediately started making the dealer rounds - last I heard, he was doing a good job keeping the dealers and owners pretty happy. Comments in the various Mitsu SUV discussions seem to bear that out too.

    Check out the What is the Best SUV For me? discussion too.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    Hey Croc, welcome to you too.

    You may want to head over to Mods That Make No Sense since no 4Runner owners seem to be "pouring money into a hole in the water." :D
  • They have had the "technology" since the oil embargo in the 70's....

    They have the mega fuel sipping engines and powertrains....

    now, they are crying about poor vehicle sales?? Sounds like a politics to me....

    Put a "clean diesel" with a hybrid system....and promote it to increase gas mileage by 40%, and they will outsell the Asian markets...and more importantly, BECOME THE MARKET LEADERS ONCE AGAIN...INSTEAD OF THE FOLLOWERS AND COMPLAINERS

  • rosado1rosado1 Posts: 3
    Has anyone had problems with their door locks? My locks started locking and unlocking automatically after leaving a car wash recently. I could not unlock the doors without first parking and turning off the car. I also heard clicking noises as if someone was playing w/ the buttons of the doors. When I looked over the locks just kept locking and unlocking on their own. After a few minutes of driving on the highway the noise and the craziness stopped. Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    Hi Rosado1, welcome to CarSpace,

    Try asking in the Subaru Forester Electrical/Lighting Issues discussion about those door locks. Sounds like the power lock actuators have gotten confused.
  • crh47crh47 Posts: 20
    Well, I just discovered this forum the other day. I currently own...

    2001 Nissan Frontier SE Crew Cab 2WD
    2002 Toyota Camry LE

    We have ordered a 2009 Dodge Journey SXT, which we will trade the Camry for. Growing family (two little girls) calls for something bigger.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946

    Maybe you can set up your CarSpace page and post some Journey photos there when you pick it up?
  • Hi I'm new to this site and I was trying to get some advice on purchasing a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. I recently fell in love with a fully loaded one(sunroof, leather) and I found this site and read some mixed reviews about this vehicle. The dealer has it at the transmission shop now fixing the coil(?) and says it should be back this week. The vehicle has 124,000 miles on it and they gave me a carfax report(I did my own on it too) and it has had 3 previous owners all in texas(where I also live). I plan on doing a preowned vehicle check(costing $100) this week but I wanted advice on if this is a good vehicle. The dealer is asking $4925+ ttl. What do you think?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Hi, Steph. Welcome aboard!

    I would start with Buying a Used Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee and check out the other topics in Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee. You may also want to check out our Used vehicles, used car prices, used car values at Edmunds.

    Good luck.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • trying to get the transmission down and unattached has me puzzled and where can i get the tool ? quick release? pry bar,teeth?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I would try either Ford Explorer Transmission Questions or Ford Explorer Maintenance and Repair.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • When I want to know about a vehicle, the first place I go is the message boards. Solid info from real owners. I am replacing my 97 F150 with something more family friendly and better on gas. A co-worker is selling his 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited for $8,000. 85,000 miles, new front end work, new (rebuilt) engine, excellent condition, well taken care of. I am looking to know if I will be happy with it. Common problems I should look for or expect, safety concerns?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Buying a Used Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee would be a good place to start. Also, browse through the many topics in the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee section. There are several there that will interest you.

    And welcome aboard!

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Hello ! I am brand new to this site and need some tips and or suggestions in shopping or selecting an SUV that fits my needs and wants. Here is my background:
    I am single with no kids nor pets but hopefully both in the next few years. I am 6ft tall, have body of a football player ie. broad shoulders so comfortable driver seats and leg room are important to me. I also like a decent amount of head room too. I want to stay within $25k to $32k price range if possible. I am focusing on used models in '06 to '08 model years to help me stay in my price range. I am thinking Toyota Sequoia Limited, Chevy Tahoe LT, Infiniti QX56. Maybe fully loaded Toyota 4 Runner but it just looks too small and narrow. I heard good things about the Mazda CZ-9 but I have seen it up close and again it looks too small for me. I want the ride to be pretty quiet on the highway, as agile as can be for for a large SUV, decent acceleration when I step on the gas from stops and for passing on the highway. Cargo space is not real important for me nor is towing abilities. I just need plenty of room for a few friends, groceries, golf clubs, and the ocasional transporting pieces of furniture and luggage for road trips. I don't plan on doing any off roading, 99% of driving will be around the city or on the highway. Engine reliability, interior comfort, and resale value are very important to me. Other than being prudent and test driving the vehicles I mentioned above, any other suggestions or other models you would suggest I look at? Given what my wants and needs are, are the 3 I mentioned above pretty good choices or which of those would you recommend?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110

    Here are a couple of starters for you:

    What's the best vehicle for my needs?

    What is the Best SUV For me?

    Good luck!

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
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