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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 18, 8:19 AM
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Maybe I'm just getting old, but I bought my wife a 2011 Toyota Sienna mini van just before we moved to Florida. I kick myself for my previous bias against mini vans. This thing's super nice and it gets great gas mileage. Something to consider.
We’re on our first long distance trip with the Pacifica. Not as comfortable for me as the grand caravan or my F150, but I just completed a 725 mile drive yesterday and I’m fresh as a daisy this morning. It’s really nice. I’m a little concerned about the 9 speed auto that was designed by Italians, though. Tony and Rocco don’t have the best reputation for reliability.

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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 18, 8:38 AM
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Re: Ford Question

Having logged many miles in new Explorers, both the 2.3L Ecoboost, and the 3.5L, Id suggest that you go 2.3L.

It has noticeably better HP, torque, and fuel economy.

I ended up buying a 2017 with the 2.3 Ecoboost, and dont regret it at all.

Edit: You dont need premium fuel either.
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I can't this late at night give details, but my son is a tech with Ford dealer in VA... the Eco-Boost motors are what keep him employed.

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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 18, 2:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Ford Question

Thanks for the replies. I finally drove a V6 and it was "adequate." I can't justify the increased cost of premium in the I4 to get almost the same mileage. I narrowed it down between the Explorer and the GMC Acadia but I haven't driven the GMC yet. I know the Buick & Chevrolet models have had some problems with oil leaks. The decision is tough but dealing with the dealers is worse. They advertise a big sale but won't come off the MSRP much. I'm not impressed with $1,500 below MSRP on a $49,000 listing.

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The new Acadia is very nice, same platform sort of as the new Cadillac XT5, made in Tennessee. We just bought a 5000 mile used XT5, and absolutely love it. We had a 2013 Cadillac SRX which was very similar, but the interior improvements are nice. Much roomier 2nd row seats, and very nice looking. We started off looking at Explorer and Durango and Enclave, and decided we have no need for 3rd row.
Get a very lightly used Cadillac for about $12,000-$15,000 off original price. If you look at them, I basically have every option and package memorized with differences between 2017 and 2018... We looked pretty deep into the used ones, and almost flew to Texas for one we liked.

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They advertise a big sale but won't come off the MSRP much. I'm not impressed with $1,500 below MSRP on a $49,000 listing.

In 36 months it will be worth $24,000 - that's $695 a month in depreciation. If I were considering any Ford, GM or Chrysler product, I'd buy used and add a comprehensive extended warranty.
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My wife has a new Subaru Forester all wheel drive. Super milage on 87 Oct. Fast as hell I just love it! Low to the terra firma. EZ in and out ! It is easy to get in and out. I do not move as well as others I like it. I am 77.
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Thanks for the replies. I finally drove a V6 and it was "adequate." I can't justify the increased cost of premium in the I4 to get almost the same mileage. .
The I4 doesn't need premium.

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Thanks for the replies. I finally drove a V6 and it was "adequate." I can't justify the increased cost of premium in the I4 to get almost the same mileage. I narrowed it down between the Explorer and the GMC Acadia but I haven't driven the GMC yet. I know the Buick & Chevrolet models have had some problems with oil leaks. The decision is tough but dealing with the dealers is worse. They advertise a big sale but won't come off the MSRP much. I'm not impressed with $1,500 below MSRP on a $49,000 listing.
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I can't this late at night give details, but my son is a tech with Ford dealer in VA... the Eco-Boost motors are what keep him employed.
Are you ever going to expand upon this statement, or just leave us hanging?

There have been several Sun/Moon Sun/Moon Earth rotations since you made this claim.

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Was a GM guy, now I have 3 Fords. The I-4's are peppy, get great mileage and my 2013 Fusion is at 92,000 and going strong.

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I mean you no disrespect but my wife had a knee replacement and last October she fell and broke her leg above the knee. She has great difficulty with mobility. Both my truck and her Tahoe have running boards and grab bars but she has difficulty climbing into them. We feel that it would be better if she got into a vehicle she did not have to pull herself into. Mid size SUVs are much easier for her.

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I mean you no disrespect but my wife had a knee replacement and last October she fell and broke her leg above the knee. She has great difficulty with mobility. Both my truck and her Tahoe have running boards and grab bars but she has difficulty climbing into them. We feel that it would be better if she got into a vehicle she did not have to pull herself into. Mid size SUVs are much easier for her.
No disrespect taken, I know that people don't always read every post, and I'm just always looking for a way to not spend money if I can avoid it. I know its a bit extreme, but had you also considered lowering the Tahoe and the Silverado. I don't know what the roads are where you live, but if you could drop them 2 or more inches, would that help at all. Just a thought and maybe save you a lot of money if it would work out for you.

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I mean you no disrespect but my wife had a knee replacement and last October she fell and broke her leg above the knee. She has great difficulty with mobility. Both my truck and her Tahoe have running boards and grab bars but she has difficulty climbing into them. We feel that it would be better if she got into a vehicle she did not have to pull herself into. Mid size SUVs are much easier for her.

We got a Dodge Grand Caravan for my wife for a similar reason, she had bi lateral total knee replacement and our Tahoe and my full size pickup were too much to climb into, flat floors, 3.8 V6, 6 speed tranny and 22+mpg around town. We've been everywhere with it, over 160,000 miles on it now!

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