$100 Site Donor 2021
- Apr 28, 2008
- Ontario, Canada
A well-appointed GC or Durango has port injection, the best 8spd on the market and power lumbar with heated/cooled front seats in the higher trim models. Trans programming isn't quite as "crisp" as say BMW's of the same box (per QP's observations) but it is quite competent, unlike what i've heard about Toyota's 8spd.My wife has, and always has had back issues with vehicles. I have been looking for a mid-sized SUV with comfortable seats. There is no gray area here, with-in a couple blocks on a test drive she knows. It doesn’t seem like the options are any better now than they were years ago. Generally what I am looking for,
- Can take or leave the third seat...we have grand kids but would likely use this seating only a couple times per year
- Probably prefer no GDI or turbo...but this seems to be the way things are now
- CVT or conventional tranny...could go either way I guess. Folks seem to rag on CVT’s, yet these Aisin 8-speed tranny’s that seem to be everywhere these days aren’t exactly perfect either?
Kind of of rules that out- Not interested in the Big Three...
As a few others have suggested, it really sounds like you need to have a number of test drives and see what fits.