Tag: SUVs

34 Posts

can top of the line safety features compensate for the risk of rollover in an suv
Apr 01, 2004

Help with deciding between a Honda Odyssey, a Volvo SUV and a Volvo XC.

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I am trying to weigh the safety and convenience benefits of the Volvo SUV versus the Volvo Cross Country versus a minivan like the Honda Odyssey While the extra seating in the Volvo SUV is a very valuable feature --...

SUVs buying minivans Honda Odyssey Volvo XC70 Volvo XC90

can SUVs be weighted with ballast to prevent rollovers
Dec 01, 2003

Aftermarket solution to lessen the rollover risk on son's Ford Explorer?

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Marty bought a Ford Explorer for his accident-prone son. Can he engineer a solution to protect against rollovers, or can Tom and Ray talk him into selling the SUV?

SUVs safety

what is the perfect car for a new mom who needs to replace her old truck
Nov 01, 2003

If you are actually going to drive off-road, a truck-based SUV is best.

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As a biologist I drive off-road throughout the United States and Mexico My four-wheel-drive Toyota Tacoma gets terrible mileage but I have a motorcycle for my everyday non-work vehicle so the mileage isn't a daily concern However in a moment...

SUVs buying off-road

help me defend my belief that minivans are better than SUVs
Oct 01, 2003

Why are minivans a better alternative to SUVs?

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My wife and I recently took the Do You Need an SUV quiz on your Web site The results gave us some alternative suggestions including minivans and compact SUVs My wife asked Why are minivans any better than SUVs They're...

minivans SUVs

recommendations for a van for a veterinarian
Sep 01, 2003

Recommendations for an SUV/van that could be a "vet-mobile"...and my personal vehicle to boot?

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I'm looking for a vehicle to be my vet-mobile I'm a mobile veterinarian and am looking for a used SUV minivan with four-wheel drive that's durable for horrible nasty roads lots of snow and llama spit I have a fiberglass...

buying SUVs minivans Honda Element Nissan Pathfinder Subaru Forester Toyota 4Runner

is there a fuel economical car for someone with lots of pets and relatives
Sep 01, 2003

Kimberly's one of the few people who can legitimately justify owning a large SUV.

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I never thought I'd be driving something that sucks gas as fast as my ' Ford Expedition does I am wracked with guilt but I can't figure out an alternative vehicle Please help me find a solution or grant me...


what is a safe car choice that can absorb a crash with an SUV
Apr 01, 2003

Which cars are safest when hit by an SUV?

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I was searching the Web to see which cars are safest when they're hit by an SUV Nobody seems to know The yo-yos who look at this sort of thing only crash cars into concrete walls Let's face it nothing...

safety SUVs buying

Mar 01, 2002

You might not need an SUV for snowy conditions when an all-wheel drive vehicle would do just as well...or better.

Dear Car Talk

I work for an employer who is trying to decrease the number of four-wheel-drive vehicles driven by employees The nature of our work is crisis-oriented child protective services requiring that the staff drive in all weather conditions including snow The...


Dec 01, 1998

You want a reliable back roading SUV to take to Montana...and you're looking at a Land Rover Discovery?

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I am a -year-old college student who is about to graduate I am about to make a huge investment in a sport utility vehicle as I am moving to Montana after graduation I really want a Land Rover Discovery but...

SUVs Land Rover Discovery

Oct 01, 1998

Which small SUV would you recommend for someone who won't be going off-road?

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I'm finally going to buy my first new vehicle I'd like it to last for many years Since I don't know anything about car repair either I'd like a vehicle that's reliable and won't be in the shop a lot...

SUVs buying Honda CR-V Kia Sportage