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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    Not lookin for fancy tuff guy, the Traverse is too small. The Suburban is listed as affordable!
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    Honda pilot. 17 mpg around town 22 hwy 3 rows of seats and it will last unlike a chevy
    I think the Traverse is way bigger inside than the Pilot. Also both are ugly.


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    Subaru Tribeca

    They are discontinuing the Tribeca, the 2013 was it's last year. Plus those are mid-size at best.

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    I'm on my second Expedition. Plenty of room for kids/adults/cargo.



    Maneuverability for child-seats is fine. Put a cargo carrier on top for trips and you are gold.


    (recently did a road trip to cleveland with five friends, about 10 hours straight...plenty of room).

    Just my two cents.

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    Have a Chevy Suburban LT. A lot of room even with the third row seat. The space behind the 3rd seat makes it worth it.

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    We bought a Suburban in 2000 after the birth of my 4th kid.
    My wife and I were both import lovers and hesitated with the
    American cars because of their rep
    180k miles later the Chevy is still going strong. Never even been tuned up. Replaced the water pump at 140k.
    Meanwhile, my tercel, Camry and forester were lucky to get to 150k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shea319now314 View Post
    We bought a Suburban in 2000 after the birth of my 4th kid.
    My wife and I were both import lovers and hesitated with the
    American cars because of their rep
    180k miles later the Chevy is still going strong. Never even been tuned up. Replaced the water pump at 140k.
    Meanwhile, my tercel, Camry and forester were lucky to get to 150k
    No timing belt, has a chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    I'm on my second Expedition. Plenty of room for kids/adults/cargo.



    Maneuverability for child-seats is fine. Put a cargo carrier on top for trips and you are gold.


    (recently did a road trip to cleveland with five friends, about 10 hours straight...plenty of room).

    Just my two cents.

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    How's Ford's quality compared to the imports?
    I'd say based on what Ive read they may very well be the only domestic automaker I'd even consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shea319now314 View Post
    We bought a Suburban in 2000 after the birth of my 4th kid.
    My wife and I were both import lovers and hesitated with the
    American cars because of their rep
    180k miles later the Chevy is still going strong. Never even been tuned up. Replaced the water pump at 140k.
    Meanwhile, my tercel, Camry and forester were lucky to get to 150k
    I find this incredibly hard to believe.
    Not even a tune up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Have a Chevy Suburban LT. A lot of room even with the third row seat. The space behind the 3rd seat makes it worth it.
    thanks, CR...had a baby girl this past Friday morning- now have 3 girls to love & worry about!

    local Chevy dealership is bringing a '13 Suburban LTZ by thge house for my wife to test drive....I think that's going to be the one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    I'm on my second Expedition. Plenty of room for kids/adults/cargo.

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    lol at cargo


    exactly what kind of cargo are you carrying except giant bottles of generic whiskey and malfunctioning TV's from PC Richard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    lol at cargo


    exactly what kind of cargo are you carrying except giant bottles of generic whiskey and malfunctioning TV's from PC Richard?
    Coolers & chairs to teh beach club, of course.
    And gout meds. Lots of gout meds.



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    remember when our dads would just buy cars and throw our azzes in the back seat?

    they were great dads, how did we turn out like such sissies?

    if you were a kid from an irish or italian family, you squeezed in the back with six or seven kids. and you lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    remember when our dads would just buy cars and throw our azzes in the back seat?

    they were great dads, how did we turn out like such sissies?

    if you were a kid from an irish or italian family, you squeezed in the back with six or seven kids. and you lived.
    The rear-facing station wagon was the best. I had a friend who got sick of always getting stuck in the back. So one time he found a roll of duct tape laying around back there, he put a piece over his mouth, put his hands behind his back, and pressed his face to the window at the passing cars on the highway. His dad (or uncle - I forget) couldn't understand the fingers and obscenities coming from the other drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    remember when our dads would just buy cars and throw our azzes in the back seat?

    they were great dads, how did we turn out like such sissies?

    if you were a kid from an irish or italian family, you squeezed in the back with six or seven kids. and you lived.
    6 kids and I wuz youngest. My seat was the rear deck (between the rear glass and top of back seat of the Pontiac Catalina).

    Livin large when dad got the station wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    remember when our dads would just buy cars and throw our azzes in the back seat?

    they were great dads, how did we turn out like such sissies?

    if you were a kid from an irish or italian family, you squeezed in the back with six or seven kids. and you lived.
    And not to be a downer but it didn't always work out that well back in the day. My wife's parents had their littlest on their lap for a quick drive around the corner 40 years ago. Got hit by a drunk driver (middle of the day) and killed my wife's brother.

    Needless to say, best practices re carseats, etc. are followed religiously in my family. My wife's extreme vigilance and paranoia gets irritating at times and find myself having to bite my tongue - but I of course do as its obvious where its coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    How's Ford's quality compared to the imports?
    I'd say based on what Ive read they may very well be the only domestic automaker I'd even consider.
    Had my first Expedition for about 7 years, not one issue other than crappy charger ports which seemed to not take alot of abuse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    lol at cargo


    exactly what kind of cargo are you carrying except giant bottles of generic whiskey and malfunctioning TV's from PC Richard?
    The thing on top of the car that you latch on is called a Cargo carrier.... you babbling imbecile. We put all of our clothing in it on vacations. Leaves room for cases of wine, beer, assorted groceries/coolers/ assundries et al...in the back.

    You seem like an eejit.



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    No never tuned up, replaced brakes tires twice and the water pump
    Oil changed every 3k
    The engine is the 6.0 the model is the 2500 LT
    Same engine as the Escalade
    Just got back from vacation out west
    Avg 13.5 mpg for the trip on 87 octane

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    And yes it has a timing chain no belt.

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    Make sure you get the extended version XL for Yukon, you will want the extra room behind the third seat

    I have had an Excursion for years and love it still at 120k miles

    If I was going to replace it I would have picked the Yukon XL over the Expedition - also should be deals this summer with gas at $3.70

    The Toyota and Nissan are decent but do not have extended versions and are built in America anyway so think the quality is equal at best

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    Guess I jinxed myself, fuel pump went on the turnpike last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shea319now314 View Post
    We bought a Suburban in 2000 after the birth of my 4th kid.
    My wife and I were both import lovers and hesitated with the
    American cars because of their rep
    180k miles later the Chevy is still going strong. Never even been tuned up. Replaced the water pump at 140k.
    Meanwhile, my tercel, Camry and forester were lucky to get to 150k
    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    I find this incredibly hard to believe.
    Not even a tune up?
    Quote Originally Posted by Shea319now314 View Post
    Guess I jinxed myself, fuel pump went on the turnpike last night

    LOL...well, not many would come back to a thread and admit this.... Kudos!

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