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|Fri, 07-19-2013 - 11:52am|
What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it?
I'm car shopping. Going from a minivan to midsized SUV. I've done so much internet research over the last few days that my head is swimming. I know what I liked driving but am curious about feedback from people who are driving/have lived with what I'm considering.
I have to say that the Highlander and Pilot are already out of the running. Highlander felt cheap--the seats, the finishes--I drive a loaded Sienna now expected similar comfort from the similarly quipped Highlander. Yeah, no. It reminded me of my first car, and not in a good way. The Pilot is too boxy for my taste. So that leaves the '13 Mazda CX-9, '13 Nissan Pathfinder (CVT transmission issues give me pause, but it is pretty and plush) and the '14 Kia Sorento. That list is in reverse order of preference...
Also, since I'm prying about cars, are there any features you find to be a must-have? Anything you thought you may not need but now can't live without? That sort of thing. Like, I'd never go back to cloth upholstery or unheated seats after having a toasty bum for five years. But, after 10 years of a built in entertainment system in my vehicle--I'm giving that up. I'm actually looking forward to listening to music instead of hearing DVD dialogue...and I'll buy a portable DVD player for long trips.
Anyway, just curious about your experiences...