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Do you own an SUV, and do you like it?

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  1. PacBlue

    PacBlue Senior Member

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    They did a study and Ford found that consumers responded better to names starting with an 'E', and then some other car builders joined the bandwagon.
  2. Capt Ralph

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    I turn a wrench. F is my faverate understood letter and has the correct response when expressed correctly with volume.
  3. Ormond Bert54

    Ormond Bert54 Senior Member

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    After owning an SUV most of my life, my wife wanted a Ford SVT Raptor. We put a 4" lift and 37" tires on it and drive it everywhere. It is a fabulous vehicle. The Escalade just sits there.
  4. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    And then there was Edsel.
  5. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    E before it's time....
  6. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    We also love our Raptor, and use it for most of our long-distance road trips. Just drove it from Seattle to Florida over 7-weeks.
  7. charlesde

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    Don't buy a Range Rover like I did. Biggest piece of horse manure I have ever had.
  8. YachtForums

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    I've heard this so many times that I swore-off buying anything from LR, but when the new Sport model came out I talked my way into a test drive only to watch the transmission act-up. We returned it to the service department, I shook my head, laughed and drove off in my ultra-reliable F250.

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  9. charlesde

    charlesde New Member

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    My 2 year old vogue had the same problem, transmission went, as did the alternator, water pump and the sunroof leaked.
  10. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    My grocery getter (for when the groceries are in really hard to get to spots):

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  11. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Geez, posting from an iPhone makes for really huge pics. My bad. I'll resize after supper.
  12. Cruz

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    On my fourth Range Rover, fifth Land Rover over the course of the past nineteen years with no major issues, even as a few topped 100K+ miles. I've heard the horror stories but fortunately my ownership experiences have kept me coming back.
  13. YachtForums

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    Fixed. :)
  14. Ormond Bert54

    Ormond Bert54 Senior Member

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    Well ... wife wanted to "look" at the 2017 Ford Raptor even though we have a gorgeous 2014. While we were sitting with the salesperson doing the deal, my biggest problem was that I couldn't imagine trading in the wonderful 2014 that I love. Then it came it me ... sell the 2011 Escalade! We now have a 2014 and a 2017 Raptor:)

    Here is the 2014 that has effectively become mine ... hmmmm ... Whipple makes a supercharger that would go so nicely with the 6.2 liter V8.

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  15. Kevin

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    I love Raptors... even if they are a one-trick pony. :D
  16. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Hey Carl... when's the last time you got your 4R dirty? :D

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  17. YachtForums

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    Still a virgin. Hoping to break the shackles of this keyboard and get lost in the NC mountains next month.
  18. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Do it man... do it. Find some rocks to climb over, creeks to crawl through, mud to play in. The Appalachians are one of those places on my "gotta' drive there" bucket list.
  19. YachtForums

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    Haven't been offroad in NC, but I got whipped by the Tail of a Dragon in a rental car. If you ever decide to check NC trails off your bucket list, I'll start packing.
  20. Kevin

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    Apparently "Parks Canada" doesn't appreciate people driving on beaches... so I only parked next to it.

    (We drove on another non-Parks beach 2 days later... :D)

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