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Old 02-07-2020, 7:32pm   #61
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Ram Laramie 2500 w/ Cummins 6.7

2017 or higher.

meets all of the requirements except V8 engine but the power is still there and gets better mileage.

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The current Cummins sucks.
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Fords don't hold up in crashes. Saw the results of a utility truck hitting a chevy truck from behind and pushing it into an F-150 and the F-150 was crumpled while the chevy wasn't.
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Fords don't hold up in crashes. Saw the results of a utility truck hitting a chevy truck from behind and pushing it into an F-150 and the F-150 was crumpled while the chevy wasn't.
The weird thing is the amount of crumple doesnít necessarily mean much...todays cars are made to crumple in specific ways to absorb impacts and keep that energy away from the passengers. I was rear ended when I was 15 in my Keep Cherokee, the roof buckled around the passenger doors but all 4 doors still opened ok...it totaled the car but it performed as designed.
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2020 Aviator.

Too small?

2020 Navigator.

YW
and in Florida they have the Alleygator......
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Been happy with the wifeís 2015 RDX. Just hit 100k, timing belt recommended, ~$1,500. Sat in some MDXís at the auto show. Sick. They offer a rear captain chair package, looks super nice. Decent power,https://www.acura.com/mdx

That said, the Honda/Acura paint is super thin, been that way on her 2005 and 2015.
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I have one. it's a great car.
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f150 with v8 and 5.5 foot bed. I get a new one every 200,000 miles which for me is right around 4 years. those trucks have been very good to me, and can even act as a pickup to some degree with the short bed. you don't need to get the platinum trim, xlt is fine.
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The current Cummins sucks.
Iíve had absolutely no problems with it.
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Fords don't hold up in crashes. Saw the results of a utility truck hitting a chevy truck from behind and pushing it into an F-150 and the F-150 was crumpled while the chevy wasn't.
by design. replacing a vehicle is way less expensive than paying for medical for the rest of an injured life. the Econoline vans would drop the engine down and rearward in a front crash to protect the occupants. truck would be a disaster but people walked away unscratched frequently.
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The weird thing is the amount of crumple doesnít necessarily mean much...todays cars are made to crumple in specific ways to absorb impacts and keep that energy away from the passengers. I was rear ended when I was 15 in my Keep Cherokee, the roof buckled around the passenger doors but all 4 doors still opened ok...it totaled the car but it performed as designed.


That is exactly how the engineers that design such features into the car always explained it back when I was working in the car business and would attend manufacturer ride and drives.


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by design. replacing a vehicle is way less expensive than paying for medical for the rest of an injured life. the Econoline vans would drop the engine down and rearward in a front crash to protect the occupants. truck would be a disaster but people walked away unscratched frequently.


It's much easier for insurance companies to replace cars than to fix injuries, even minor ones. To them a broken arm or a soft tissue injury is a six-figure loss.

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Well a lot has happened since yesterday morning and today. We were involved in an accident with a Porsche GT3Rs while we were in the Sonata. While we were hit by the Porsche we were almost rear ended by a much larger SUV behind us while we all slammed our brakes. We are perfectly fine, just a really scary event. Itís making me think itís time to replace both of our cars


So I picked up a Dodge Charger for a test drive...I dig it, but it needs more room for the car seat and a few more cup holders would be nice for our car pooling.
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Well, at least that guy ought to have insurance. Good thing you didnít hit him.
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Chris, Glad I dumped the Denali when the trans started acting up the first time. Not glad I dumped it for the V. Am glad I dumped the V and have the Jeep Trackhawk. At 707 supercharged ponies it gets out of the way of everyone. Back seat should fit the car seat as well. Not going to be in the low 40K range, 18's are holding around 65-70K for less than 15K miles.
Good luck on the search.
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Well, at least that guy ought to have insurance. Good thing you didnít hit him.
Yeah for real...he got hit then he hit a wall and spun across a 4 lane highway.
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Well a lot has happened since yesterday morning and today. We were involved in an accident with a Porsche GT3Rs while we were in the Sonata. While we were hit by the Porsche we were almost rear ended by a much larger SUV behind us while we all slammed our brakes. We are perfectly fine, just a really scary event. Itís making me think itís time to replace both of our cars


So I picked up a Dodge Charger for a test drive...I dig it, but it needs more room for the car seat and a few more cup holders would be nice for our car pooling.
Both my wife and I gladly pay the "fuel mileage penalty" and drive heavy vehicles. I have a Suburban and my wife has a Tahoe.

I figure both of us being "green" is staying on the green side of the grass if we were to be in an accident.

( I know when the Subaru pulled out in front of my other Suburban, it got punted out of the way. She got flat bedded and I drove home with a slight bend to my bumper and a broken turn signal lense)

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Honda CRV
The wife loves hers. We're one year into the 10 yr plan with it too. The 10 yr plan of driving it with normal MX and then trade it for another. Me? Heh, beater Accord . It's the perfect L-A vehicle.
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The weird thing is the amount of crumple doesnít necessarily mean much...todays cars are made to crumple in specific ways to absorb impacts and keep that energy away from the passengers. I was rear ended when I was 15 in my Keep Cherokee, the roof buckled around the passenger doors but all 4 doors still opened ok...it totaled the car but it performed as designed.
Even when it crumbles into a small package that looks to have crushed the passengers? They were injured pretty bad.
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My wife loves her Charger Daytona I only get to drive it when it needs an oil change or washed
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Lucky you. I worked at the end of the line before they went to repair. A lot of them went to repair and many were tore down. Several failed in the test cell. A bunch were sent back to Cummins from Mexico due to a problem that we then had to tear down the engines and do them over.
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