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  • volkovvolkov Posts: 1,302
    Would you pick an MDX or an Enclave to drive on this twisty road?
    I wouldn't pick either and would avoid it like the plague on a family trip. That's the type of road that would have half my passengers complaining about nausea and telling me to slow down etc etc. In my WRX....well that's a different story.
  • wonder if Vad read it???

    can't wait for that
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    You leave the wife at the spa/outlet, and then make the run by yourself.

    Or take you son if he's old enough to drive, and take turns at the wheel.

    It's not just the Tail of the Dragon, it's whatever favorite road you may have. We all have one like that. At least car nuts like me tend to.

    Mine is Rock Creek, not the main trail but the alternate trails only a local would know.

    I'd tell you where, but then I'd have to kill you. ;)
  • vad1819vad1819 Posts: 309
    "That's the type of road that would have half my passengers complaining about nausea and telling me to slow down etc etc."

    Yes, if you will drive like Michael Schumacher. I have drove Acadia thru the mountains on east coast, and no one had complain. Of course WRX or even better 911 Porsche will be better on twisty road.
  • let's not forget daughter's that we were equally blessed with, we don't want to be sexist around here... she's 2+ so I have a few years to go...

    mine was/is PCH south of carmel on a clear moonlit night. Now I'm in Chicago and still searching... any insight out there???
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Wow, how disappointingly un-controversial. ;)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Not with my daughter, I lost that battle. Tried everything I could to get my daughter in to cars. No sale. :sick:

    About the only thing she cares about is having rooms for her to bring along as many friends as she likes. We often carpool and take 2-3 of her friends home from Hoops practice.

    My son, OTOH, is still very young, but I can see it in him. He'll be a car guy, like his dad. He's the one yelling "faster, daddy, faster".

    I did at least get my daughter to help me bleed the brakes (pumping the brake pedal). So perhaps it's not a lost cause.
  • zman3zman3 Posts: 857
    What kind of elevation changes are on that route? Is it hilly also, or fairly flat?
  • at 2.5 she's got a friend with a "little tyke's" car and when they get together she nudges her way into the drivers seat regardless of it being occupied or not that I have some great pictures of... I'll grasp on to every little glint of hope I can...
  • volkovvolkov Posts: 1,302
    Well, my daughter may be my best hope. At the age of two and 1/2, she made a beeline for a MB SLK in the show-room and climbed in. She had a screaming fit for almost an hour after we dragged her out of the driver's seat when it was time to go. At one level I was very impressed, at another I wish she had more economical tastes.

    OH and AHEM.... we were test driving the R series that day for appropriate CUV content.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    what happened to the edit feature for posts?

    You have 30 minutes to edit from the time you post a message.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    Unless a server gets out of sync -- we had one hiccup recently and some posts got made with incorrect time stamps. That could be why you didn't see the Edit button right after you posted.
  • thanks for the update on that one... that seemed to be what I saw going on today...
  • "At one level I was very impressed, at another I wish she had more economical tastes."

    actually she does instead of an SLK it could have easily been an SL...LOL

    How did you like the R???
  • findmefindme Posts: 36
    In the US News report, it was stated that the concern for the Outlook was the transmission. Since the Outlook is on the same platform as the Acadia and the Enclave, does it not share the same transmission and engine? I thought the experts could explain to me how the Outlook is having these problems, but not the Acadia and the Enclave. Thank you!
  • nxs138nxs138 Posts: 481
    This US News report is basically dated crap. All the Lambdas had transmission software issues in the 2007 and early 2008 models. New software has been out for several months now, which greatly improves shifting and hesitation issues (not completely solved, but better nonetheless). These new updates are all well known to the "real" news sources.
  • hence the fallacy of "performance" CUV's...your point sums it up with all the "enthusiast" bravado that get's thrown around. I sit back and laugh, they simply need to be safe, competant, keep up with traffic and brake, some do that better than others around here but to label them capable of any real "performance" is quite silly.

    And yet I still pass up those driving "performance cars" with great frequency.

    Perhaps it's more the driver than the car? :P

    I estimate that 90%+ of "performance vehicles" aren't used for performance. Kinda like 90%+ of SUVs aren't used off-road.
  • Would you pick an MDX or an Enclave to drive on this twisty road?

    No. :P
  • vad1819vad1819 Posts: 309
    it's true.
    Owner of performace cars is more showing their wealth, than any thing else. It's like my good friend from Germany asked me why do americans buying muscle cars? Here is no autobahn, speed limit 55-75 mph, so it's pretty much useless to have one of those cars.
    I will say, you can choose a CUV by interior space you need, fuel economy (that will not be great, although it's some kind hybrid), price and equipment for this price.
  • vad1819vad1819 Posts: 309
    I'm just trying to stay away from uselees argue. Like a " Mr. Schumacher" on CUV with family, on twisty road and doing about 100 mph., trying to catch a some fun, driving on MDX or CX-9.
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