June 14, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #597405
I am considering buying a used model like 10 yrs old give or take. Any opinions on this SUV? One owner told me they pay a lot for gas ($130/week) but then again said that maybe they use it a lot for car pool etc.June 14, 2011 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #777704Pac-ManMember
One owner told me they pay a lot for gas ($130/week) but then again said that maybe they use it a lot for car pool etc.
That kind of makes a difference. Even the car with the best gas mileage ever made uses a lot of gas if you drive it a lot.June 14, 2011 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #777705real-briskerMember
What does carpool have to do with anything? If its a gas guzzler it doesn’t matter how much you drive, you are still getting less miles per gallon.June 14, 2011 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #777706
OK!!! Forget about my last line just answer the question!!! please 🙂June 14, 2011 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #777707nachasMember
I have a 12 year old chevy suburban and yes it eats up a lot of gas but not more than any other SUV. The tank holds about 28 gallons so if you fill up it will cost a lot for a whole tank full of gas at one time. I do a lot of carpools and in town driving not highway driving so I cant tell you how it does on the open road.June 15, 2011 2:57 am at 2:57 am #777708chaplaintzviMember
dear heshy, as long as a certified mechanic takes a look at it(someone you trust explicitly) and you have done your homework with consumers report, and carfax, i would say go for it. I worked for my cousin in nursing homes and he got me a blazer, after that i leased a tahoe and then when i owned my restaurant i kept getting suburbans. They are great trucks. Alot of room for family and luggage on trips, the 4×8’s for building a sukkah and just about everything else. I am waiting to get my next one when i can get enough gelt. Do your homework you can’t go wrongJune 15, 2011 7:34 am at 7:34 am #777709TikkunHatzotMember
Suburbans get around 13-17mpg…that’s actually quite pathetic in terms of mileage. Many smaller cars can get 3-4 times that & the smaller car would cost a lot less in repairs, tires & everything else.
Have you ever driven a Suburban before? I had one that I borrowed in Jersey & Maryland & it was a monster to park & drive. I really didn’t like that, but some people don’t mind it…but then again, they are also the people that double-park.June 15, 2011 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #777710
Believe me, a smaller car isn’t an option. If it was I wouldn’t have asked about a Suburban. It needs to be at least an eight passenger automobile.
Thanks to the others.
If anyone has any other comments I am happy to hear them.June 15, 2011 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #777711chaplaintzviMember
heshy just a side thought. I went to new york one year and coming back to chicago i filled up in teaneck and got to chicago on a tank and a half. barely any construction and i was on cruise most of the way.June 15, 2011 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #777712BSDMember
Why not get a standard minivan. You get better miles per gallon and you have more options. If it’s a 7 seater, you can have a jumper seat installed for $750 by cso radio in Lakewood. I did it and my kids fight over the jumper seat. May you have lots of nachas from your children (and your vehicle). Get yourself a few cd players with headphones so there’s no arguing about which cd to put in. And get yourself a good pair of ear plugs-it makes for a pleasant ride.June 16, 2011 1:43 am at 1:43 am #777713ShloimieBParticipant
comment about mileage;
Please consider how much and how you intend to drive it.
If you expect to drive very little, the calculations are not that important, you won’t consume that much gas.June 16, 2011 2:43 am at 2:43 am #777714GumBallMember
At one point we considering getting a suv but..the gas is MAD expensive!! we ended up getting a Honda Oddyssey..ITS GREAT!!June 16, 2011 3:35 am at 3:35 am #777715real-briskerMember
ShloimeB – So what? Every penny counts.June 16, 2011 3:38 am at 3:38 am #777716ilovetheholylandParticipant
“…we ended up getting a Honda Oddyssey…”
shocking! you must be jewish! 🙂June 16, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm #777717GumBallMember
ilovetheholyland-not true i see mexicans and ppl driving odysseys!!June 16, 2011 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #777718TikkunHatzotMember
“…we ended up getting a Honda Oddyssey…”
shocking! you must be jewish! 🙂
…or if you’re Chabad, then get a Toyota Sienna or a Camry with the hubcaps missing…June 16, 2011 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #777719cherrybimParticipant
Chev, v’al taiseh.June 17, 2011 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #777720BSDMember
GumBall-“ilovetheholyland-not true i see mexicans and ppl driving odysseys!!”
Are Mexicans not ppl?
TikkunHatzot-“…or if you’re Chabad, then get a Toyota Sienna or a Camry with the hubcaps missing…”
Oh, I didn’t realize they come that way-I thought it happens after you buy them.June 17, 2011 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #777721TheGoqParticipant
“not true i see mexicans and ppl driving odysseys!!”
are u saying mexicans are not people?
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