• Have something to say? Register Now! and be posting in minutes!

Anyone Beside Me Just Sick and Tired of SUVs?

BigFin

Well-Known Member
2,571
625
113
Joined
Nov 11, 2015
Location
Tucker, GA
Hoopla Cash
$ 1,000.00
Fav. Team #1
Fav. Team #2
Fav. Team #3
It seems like the 2000's were the decade of the full-length SUV's, and the 2010's belonged to the crossovers.
 

Yankee Traveler

Well-Known Member
7,259
1,827
173
Joined
Apr 17, 2013
Location
Clarksville
Hoopla Cash
$ 1,000.00
Fav. Team #1
Fav. Team #2
Fav. Team #3
Well as I said they are not for all but for me yeah I'll drive one. More space than an SUV, better ride than an SUV in most cases, better gas mileage, and as I said SUVs just lack any originality. But this is me, at this time my need is for a vehicle that is practical for us. I don't think this is to bad. The wife likes it, we travel or did prior to global meltdown. I can take to the nursery to get our flowers and plants, I can take to Lowe's and carry 4x8 sheets of plywood in it. It's super practical for us and our long distance trips. In a few years the plan is to get the Audi A5 Cabriolet for our local trips.
Copy that.
They are not for me but there are millions of them on the roads for a reason.
With an SUV I have the v8 power I want (or 2 turbo 6), room for 6-8 or plywood/sakrete, patio blocks etc., ground clearance for off roading, ability to drive through 18+ inches of snow for when I do go to New England in the winter.
My family was in an obstacle course/trail race a few years ago and it started raining. It kept raining. And raining. And raining.
When we finally got done with our wave of the event and meandered back down the road to the farmers field that was the parking we were astonished to see the field was actually part of the creek. The flowing water was halfway up my calf, so a foot deep or so where we were. We were soaked from the rain and the obstacles already so we just bailed into the Explorer. The ground clearance and all wheel drive was worth every penny at that point. I had to go up the embankment to get onto the road. Trucks and truck based SUV's were making it out. Cars, jacked up car based SUV's and minivans were not.
It was a memorable confirmation of vehicle choice at that point. You don't always need the ability to off road, but if you ever do, you better have it.
Of course lifestyles dictate choices as well. I just refuse to have any lifestyle or activity I choose to be hindered, always be prepared for the worst.
And it kept raining.
 

Godstree

Well-Known Member
14,729
3,281
293
Joined
Aug 17, 2014
Location
Too Close to Detroit
Hoopla Cash
$ 1,000.00
Fav. Team #1
Fav. Team #2
Fav. Team #3
I am not opposed to driving any type vehicle. I have had minivans as well as a full size one. Some of those newer ones that ford has have peeked my attention. I ended up getting the wife an acadia AWD. That thing rides pretty damn nice.

Right now I am driving a 2019 jeep cherokee. v6 with 4x4. I am getting just under 29 mpg. I can't fit tons of shit in it but if I do I get the wifes.

For me, never been a honda guy but I know they have the reliability and that is something to be rated higher than looks IMO.
 

ckhokie

Supporting Member Level 69
14,456
1,559
173
Joined
Aug 9, 2011
Location
DC
Hoopla Cash
$ 1,000.00
Fav. Team #1
Fav. Team #2
Fav. Team #3
My wife drives an SQ5, which is fine, but yeah, hate driving SUVs. An RS6 is my dream car. We’ll see what those look like in 2-3 yrs when I’m serious about a new car
 

Debbie Does

I'm retired. Get offa my lawn.
45,897
25,854
1,033
Joined
Jul 14, 2014
Location
Delaware. By the ocean.
Hoopla Cash
$ 1,000.00
Fav. Team #1
Fav. Team #2
Fav. Team #3
The GF, on my suggestion, test drove a Mini Cooper. These are great little cars. No longer a British curio, they're now built by BMW and perform like race cars.

She was in the same frame of mind about SUVs. She had a big old Mercedes M1A1 tank, but it reached the point of costing too much to keep running. She did a lot of test drives and fell in love with the Mini Clubman, the middle of the family. She's the crazy driver of the two of us, but I also love the handling and acceleration. Interior space is surprisingly good. Appointments are superb. About the same price point as an SUV.

Give a Mini a test drive. If it's not for you, it's not for you. But if it is, you've found your car.

I got the idea from a guy who sold his tech company for 35 million dollars. He's got a bunch of cars, including a Ferrari. But when he's out picking the car of the day, most often it's the Mini Cooper. It's just that good.
 
Top