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03-11-2012 06:20 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Mike Fortin

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Last Wednesday my family and I were involved in an accident that totaled my most recent heli hauler..Chevy HHR. We are all fine but the car was totaled. Bank got paid off but we didn't end up getting any $$$.

None the less, need to find a new vehicle.

So, prior to my HHR I had an 2006 Navigator. Sweet truck but sucked on gas MPG.

The HHR was great but was a little small, decent MPG and hauled helis pretty good.

I'm probably looking for something in between those two and it would be a used vehicle.

Right now I'm looking for something like an FJ Cruiser or Jeep Wrangler X 4dr.

I was hoping you guys might have some other good suggestions based off of these two.

Thanks in advance!

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03-11-2012 06:22 PM  6 years agoPost 2
cbflys

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Smart Car!

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03-11-2012 06:32 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Mike Fortin

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Somehow I don't think a Smart Car would be in a class between a Navigator and an HHR.

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03-11-2012 06:35 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Salty

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fJ Cruiser has one of the most vunerable blind sides (I would say blind spots but it's too friggen large to be a spot) I have ever seen.....and honestly doesn't have hardly any room....nice vehicle but I wouldnt own one....

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03-11-2012 06:42 PM  6 years agoPost 5
nappyroots2182

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i love my hondas. seriously go check some out. no issues and fairly cheap to buy. i loved my element and my buddy had a pilot. both great

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03-11-2012 06:52 PM  6 years agoPost 6
TMoore

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What's your budget?

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03-11-2012 07:04 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Mike Fortin

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It really varies, I'd say $17k is as high as I'd like to go.

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03-11-2012 07:25 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Crashr30

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several
Honda Element, had mine since the first model year and was great for the heli stuff. Very roomy with the rear seats either out or folded up to the sides.

Others...
Toyota Venza
Ford Flex
VW Passat Wagon
Most any of the smaller sport utes
Nissan Juke
Kia Sportage and its Hyundai equivalent.

Just some ideas.

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03-11-2012 07:30 PM  6 years agoPost 9
jcrack_corn

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just get a tahoe/yukon.

they are reasonably appointed and literally last forever. only downside is that they hold their value so well that used prices can be a little high.

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03-11-2012 07:37 PM  6 years agoPost 10
gmcullan

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Subaru Forester or Outback. Either one is fantastic. The wife and I have one of each.

Gerry Cullan,
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03-11-2012 07:39 PM  6 years agoPost 11
VKGT

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Glad you and the family are okay!

Not sure what your budget is but I bought my wife an Escape and it's perfect for hauling all of the helis around. The seats fold completely flat which allow room for 5 or more helis, an airplane or two, a table, all of my field gear, etc. The best part is, 25mpg in the city and still plenty of room for another person.

Alternatively, we'll probably look at the new Explorer or Ford Edge for the next car. Currently, my Ford Truck allows me to tote my big

There are plenty of options out there that will fit your needs but just thought I'd offer up my experience with the Escape.

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03-11-2012 07:47 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Mike Fortin

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One other thing to consider is that I'm 6'6" 275lbs.

Need to make sure I can fit.

Tried out an 08 Jeep Liberty yesterday, nice but I didn't fit. The seat didn't go back far enough.

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03-11-2012 07:50 PM  6 years agoPost 13
nappyroots2182

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ull fit in a element!

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03-11-2012 08:22 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Steff Giguere

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How about a Toyota Highlander?

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03-11-2012 08:48 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Alpine

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Lexington, Ky

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Honda Element is a Good Choice (they will not be made anymore) , I bought a Honda Odyssey and took all the seats out and it turned out to be a Great Hauler.

Roberto.

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03-11-2012 08:49 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Alpine

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The rear seats I mean !

Roberto Munoz
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03-11-2012 10:03 PM  6 years agoPost 17
SuperSixTwo

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Try the toyota sequoia. Lots of room, power to pull a trailer too. Mileage of my buddies is better than my colorado at 17.

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03-11-2012 10:39 PM  6 years agoPost 18
PilotPin

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How about a town & country van with store away seats.

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03-12-2012 12:15 AM  6 years agoPost 19
drifter88

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Fiat 500????

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03-12-2012 12:15 AM  6 years agoPost 20
lfalsetto

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On of the members at the field just purchased the Toyota van awd. This is really nice, and can carry all the heli stuff and golf clubs you want.

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