help me decide if I need a new car
July 31, 2008 at 10:24 pm #1830
Suzuki didn’t make an ’08 XL7, instead they made a ton of ’07s and are making some changes to it for ’09. I just took my ’01 in for service and basically, with trade, for $16k I can have a brand new car. I would be giving up 4WD (the ’07 is front wheel) and gaining another shoulder harness, which in my line of work is priceless. I’m a day care lady and my current ride has one lap belt that is a pain in the ass, since you can’t use a booster seat with it. The ’07 is a little bigger, which is the only gripe I have about my ’01. They get pretty identical mileage.
My current XL7
the new xl7
What say you?July 31, 2008 at 11:09 pm #9696BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
You can buy all these there? I mean several bikes and cars, I better fly and settle in the US… Yeah your’s has already blown its 7th birthdaycandle, so if you can, breath something new. It is like a bike; what if kawasaki plans to take out a new version of ninjs500? (‘,) if you have the money, cool unless you want to save for the bike new painjob but if you can do both, kewl… M not really convincing na? yeah i don;t like the either neither but rather the word both…
Solomolo RiderAugust 1, 2008 at 12:02 am #9717BenParticipant
I say get a gold wing and throw some kids in the saddlebags.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminAugust 1, 2008 at 12:07 am #9720BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
5’5 ok but 115lbs…are you 115 or around ms.G?
Solomolo RiderAugust 1, 2008 at 12:27 am #9731
Or a six seater sidecar!August 1, 2008 at 5:28 pm #9767
After some thinking I have decided to keep my ’01 a little longer. I do like it, it’s a great little car. Maybe in another year I may take the plunge on a RAV4. Apparently they get super mileage.August 1, 2008 at 7:08 pm #9774BuddParticipant
just by a fleet of 50cc bikes and have the kids ride along with you.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineAugust 2, 2008 at 5:13 pm #9794BenParticipant
My ex girlfriend had a RAV4 and it was a great car, although it was a little small.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminAugust 2, 2008 at 6:14 pm #9801
That’s my only realy complaint about my Suzuki. And after a little research I found the RAV4 is pretty much exactly the same size.
I would LOVE a Higlander hybrid but they’re like $40k!August 2, 2008 at 11:49 pm #9808
I remember being told that the Rav 4 was made specifically to fit into a Japanese car wash. apperently SUV’s became all the rage durring the 90’s in japan, and they had a bunch of off road parks to run them around in. only problem was that SUV’s and huge cars like that were a pretty new import to japan and none of the regularly availible car washes were big enough (barring, I’m assuming, big Semi truck car washes) so they made the rav 4 to the exact dimensions to fit in one. I can’t honestly prove this is right, but it’s what I’d heard from someone who’d lived there.August 2, 2008 at 11:50 pm #9809
or get a 125cc Kawasaki Eliminator and have the kids run behind youAugust 3, 2008 at 4:25 pm #9820
Ha! Exercise time, children!August 5, 2008 at 2:47 am #9915JirikiParticipant
just get a chariot and have them pull!
really good mpg and the parents will love that their kids are much more mellow…August 5, 2008 at 3:12 am #9918
reminds me of that jetta commercial with the baby sitter and the 2 young kids. wild crazy kids, parents turn them over to him, he actually *gasp* takes them outside runs them everywhere, then feeds them tons of sugar, then runs them more (including the cutest scene ever of the little girl huffing and puffing on a treadmill at the gym) and then turns the totally exausted children over to the shocked parents (who clearly never learned the concept of keeping children active) who remark about how they don’t understand how he manages to wear them out like that.
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