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Old 08-25-07, 01:10 PM
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The last one made was the freestar which i have and it's horrible and they had so many complaints that they only made it that 2-3 years and that was it...

we are looking at the explorer or expedition ( although this one may be too expensive)
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Old 08-25-07, 01:57 PM
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safety reasons, if you choose to go with an SUV, i would def. go with the expedidtion.
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Old 08-25-07, 02:53 PM
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Holly: are the explorers not safe?
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Old 08-25-07, 04:04 PM
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I have the Mazda Tribute, which I think will be fine for the four of us, and it is the same as the Ford Escape, but that wouldn't work for you... will they offer the same deal with a parent company, maybe you can look at Mazda MPV or something!
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my opinion:

from all of the crashes i have seen, i am impressed by the Expeditions ability to withstand rollover or high speed impact. maninly because the Expedition is not just "top" heavy...it is a solid vehicle from top to bottom..basically, it is a full sized, heavy duty truck...all SUVs are on truck chasis (sp?)

i am not a fan of explorers, trackers, or soft top jeeps. again, my opinion, but most of these type of smaller SUV's tend to roll very easily or tip. mainly because the manufacturers are making an SUV only slightly bigger than a full sized sedan.

i have a small SUV...which i bought while commuting to the academy and i don't like driving my son in it...many times just making a turn going above 20 mph will give you that tipping feeling.

only problem, most big size vehicles are gas guzzlers...i have been looking into a Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon..i really like how the Yukon stands up to impact. basically you want to be a large vehicle that has you slightly higher off the ground than a sedan..for obvious reasons. minivans work well too.

sorry to put my opinon on you...when it comes to cars, i tend to go with what i have seen as far as crashes.

oh, if you are interested in trucks, the Honda trucks (i don't recall the name) are fantastic as far as taking impact but still maintaining cabin shape..
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