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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 06:46 AM
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The most interesting aspect of the SUV/crossover market is how popular car-like trucks have become.

The SUV/crossover presents an effective illusion to the marketplace of a more practical, roomy and yet still sporty vehicle than a boring old sedan.

In reality, the SUV/crossover enjoys none of these supposed advantages.

The result is ever more car like SUV/crossover vehicles built on sedan platforms using sedan suspension and drivetrains with sedan interiors.

The only difference between these vehicles and their sedan equivalents is weight, they are all bigger and heavier to perform an almost identical function.

They cost more for less, use more fuel and, biggest joke if all, generally carry less stuff thsn the equivalent sedan.

It's a mystery but then most people really don't like to drive.

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You are 100% right Michael; and Del I've not experienced this steering wheel grab thing, or I have and forgotten.

We owned a Nissan Dualis, Quashi, and I'm not sure what that is called? A soft SUV? ... anyway no climbing required, just step in and I have to admit it was a great family car. Rolly polly around corners, yes but super comfortable cruiser. The 156v6 though is very easy to get in and out of but I wonder how easy it will be when I'm 70 to get up to a standing position?

We also have a Honda Odyssey and personally a far far and I mean faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar better car than a SUV. It really is just a longer car so you can have 7 seats. Yes it is taller than the Alfa so fuel consumption suffers on trips but if you want to carry lots of people and don't have small penis/I need to be considered a real man concerns get a people mover.
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Honda builds several versions of their Accord sedan. The Odyssey is the van version. The Pilot is the SUV version and they call their Ridgeline a truck, but it isn't which you would discover if you tried to use it as one.

The Accord is still their best version of these variants.

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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-13-2017, 09:57 AM
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Thanks for the post. Alfa said the Stelvio QV would be the best handing SUV on the planet and they produced. And this is a very bfd because the performance matches a coupe, a BMW coupe, more specifically a BMW M4 coupe. Now you can have more space and great handling and driving capabilities (and yes fellas the SUV does offer more space, I have a new Giulia TI and looked at the Stelvio and as always the SUVs offer more space). You old farts should stick to 1970 because these new Alfa's aren't made for you. They want you for sure but if you can't get with the program that actually sells cars then stay out of the way little dogs 'cause big dogs are moving in.
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