Originally Posted by william webster
I will be in the market in a while.
Thats the feel
Just a utility car..... anybody got experiences?
Wife has a Q5, I have the QP but needed an 'everyday' car to run errands to HomeDepot etc. Prefer a 7-seater but not mandatory.
I test drove every midsize SUV I could...X5, GL450, Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot, Toyota 4-runner, Mazda CX-9 and Porsche Cayenne.
In the end settled for an Acura MDX...which I found to offer the best value for money (every gadget included) $46K, the highest resale price in 3 years, amongst the best handling of the lot (especially around corners) and turned out to be excellent in torrential rain and snow. Every gadget in the car works without any fuss or issue. Extremely relaxing for long journeys, have done 10 hour 500+ mile drives and everyone in the car feels relaxed, not tired at the other end. Only downside is that some of my friends keep asking to borrow it now for long trips!
My friend just bought an Audi Q7 diesel which I drove. It is excellent, great pickup, very fast in sport mode and just a wonderful highway cruiser. Looks gorgeous in white. Great fuel economy, only a slight rattle at start up. If the wife didn't already have the Q5 then it would have been my 1st choice...but it is almost $20K over the MDX and yes it is a bit cramped and pokey at the back.