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Both of my SUV's were paid for when I bought them. I've not had car payments in 5 years. People who 'downsize' their vehicle also put their safety at risk. Your chances of walking away from an accident are much better in most SUV's. That said, I can understand the pinch many found themselves in. They bought a vehicle that they're paying $500 to $600 a month in payments on top of the gasoline to fuel them.

But, many people who bought these things didn't 'need' them. They just liked them. A minivan would serve us just as well but I'd lose my towing ability, since most mini vans aren't rated for much and a mini van isn't going to improve in mileage, much. We have our SUV's because we need them. I'd be just as content with a car but you can't fit much rental equipment, flowers and cakes in a car.
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That's what my Vanagon is for...
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"I didn't think gas would shoot up this much. I'm willing to take a hit....." Nizami said.

Sounds like a friend of Jayhawk.

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Wheel travel. It is all about wheel travel. The bumps are absorbed by the travel instead of the control arms, frame, body, etc. You hardly know it when you run over something that deserved it. Twice.
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That's what my Vanagon is for...
I read 'vagina' for a moment

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Yeah, she's a box on wheels
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"I didn't think gas would shoot up this much. I'm willing to take a hit....." Nizami said.

Sounds like a friend of Jayhawk.
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Come join the dark side, get an Element (if towing capacity is not as crucial at least for one ML in your stable). I still can't get over how much item can be stuffed in it with the backseats removed, and add a roof rack and it'll easily gobble up cargo you may have to carry with 2 ML's in one trip (thereby saving gas).
I don't Gayter. The wife is a wedding coordinator. I did one flower arrangement for her in a crunch and it took three days for my wrist to stiffen back up.

As for room, the seats lay down in the ML's, so we can get lots of stuff in them. I pull an enclosed trailer with the ML430 and she uses the 320 just for food. Works out quite well. We don't have any events this year where we could get by with just one vehicle. I'm building a double layer shelf unit to place in the 320 so she can carry more flat cake layers.

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I don't Gayter. The wife is a wedding coordinator. I did one flower arrangement for her in a crunch and it took three days for my wrist to stiffen back up.

As for room, the seats lay down in the ML's, so we can get lots of stuff in them. I pull an enclosed trailer with the ML430 and she uses the 320 just for food. Works out quite well. We don't have any events this year where we could get by with just one vehicle. I'm building a double layer shelf unit to place in the 320 so she can carry more flat cake layers.
I want to see pictures of your kitchen? Do you make the cakes at home?
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