Date registered: Jun 2008
Vehicle: 2008 GL 320, 2012 BMW X1, 1995 Volvo 855T, 2008 Outback
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Here we go again, another poor design. It probably seats 4 nicely, but at 5,000 lbs it should! Visibility is compromised, everywhere. Forward is hurt by the extra high hood so the driver has no idea where the hood ends and where the tricycle is parked. The rear window is super small and doesn't let you look back, even if you turn your head 180 degrees. The side windows are small, requiring radar detectors to signal when other vehicles are next to you. The rear headrests probably don't fold down, creating more visibility issues.
Its nice to have big wheels, but try hitting a few of our ever growing potholes with the small bias tires that are now run flats. The road clearance is enough to go down farmer Jones tractor trail, but doesn't that eat up mpg when on paved roads? And then no mud guards for the extra wide tires?
This is a great driver's car, except for the comand center and lack of gauges.
The little gremlins come and go at will.