Starting the search for a new family car

Drkuhar

Master Mechanic
Sep 27, 2018
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Girard, IL
I am giving my work car (pontiac vibe) to my daughter when she turns 17. In our search for a new work vehicle my wife and i order a ford maverick hybrid. Roomy, bed for hauling things and 40mpg. Downside is waiting to get it 4-6 months later
 

SSMonteMan

Greasemonkey
Jun 12, 2015
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Told my dad if I ever settle down and have a kid I would get a 78-82 Malibu wagon and use that for the family car.

Of course it would have a big block and a manual transmission... maybe a frame notch and tubs in the rear... can't go around and half *ss the family car just because it's a family car.
 
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86LK

Royal Smart Person
Jul 23, 2018
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The newer Chevy Blazer and the Equinox till 2016 have a neat feature , the back seats slide back and forth like the front seats . In my wifes you slide the back seat back and it doesn’t matter how you adjust the front . Plenty of room . In 2017 Chevy down sized the Equinox. The current Blazer is really the rebodied Equinox from 2016 . Plus they come with the regulars gas 310 HP V-6
had a 2010 Equinox, great design features inside, rear seat tilts back, etc.
powertrain?....may the engineers roast in hell.
 
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Doug Chahoy

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Nov 21, 2016
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had a 2010 Equinox, great design features inside, rear seat tilts back, etc.
powertrain?....may the engineers roast in hell.
My wife’s is a 2016 , not one single problem at all . Her sisters family now have 2 because they’re boys are over 6ft 4
 

bruisedbanana79

Greasemonkey
Thread starter
May 6, 2021
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I’ve tried that conversation with my wife lol didn’t get very far. I had a chance to get an 87 suburban with a diesel for only $2k but it had some major rust in the rear roof corner that i didn’t feel like dealing with.
 

bruisedbanana79

Greasemonkey
Thread starter
May 6, 2021
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My wife’s is a 2016 , not one single problem at all . Her sisters family now have 2 because they’re boys are over 6ft 4
I am also nervous about anything Chevy that isn’t a truck. Seems like a roll of the dice on major drivetrain issues over the years. Looks like the consensus is the flex might be the best option so far
 
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86LK

Royal Smart Person
Jul 23, 2018
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was limo driving last night to an event, ended up talking with another driver that drives as part of a fleet (fullsize GM suv's). he says they disable AFM on every single one of them as they buy them.
 
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