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Old 03-26-2008, 09:18 AM   #21
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That's great and noteworthy particularly with a v-6.

I think we're comparing apples and grapefruits though. I'm looking for new CRV's and RAV4's --small 4 cyl SUV's-- that can get mileage like I'm getting and haven't seen any yet.

So yes your car is better than my small SUV .
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:03 PM   #22
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Is that Manx a 3.5L or 3.9L ?
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:13 PM   #23
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3.5 L. The 3.9 is only available on the SS. You can smoke the tires with the pedal about 1/4 of the way down with the 3.5 so there's not much point to the 3.9 I think. Although it is great in the G6 if you HAVE to go fast.

BTW GM spent a whole bunch of money redesigning the Maxx (and I assume other vehicles) engine so that it gets about 8500 miles on a regular oil change, longer if you use a quality synthetic like Amsoil.

The Maxx has 68 cubic feet of cargo space.

Toyota 4Runner has 75 cubic feet.
Mitsubishi Endeavor has 76
Jeep Grand Cherokee has 72.

Rav4 has 57.9 when you slide the seat forward. The Maxx has 60/40 split seats that both fold AND slide individually.

I'll take the Maxx over the Rav4 ANY day.

BTW you can fit 8' 2x4s in the vehicle if you fold the seats flat and fold the front passenger seat flat. I've also seen photos of a loveseat in the Maxx with the trunk closed.

We looked at over 50 vehicles before purchasing the Maxx. I told all the salespeople that my wife wanted a Malibu station wagon - or better. EVERY SUV had to either get better mileage or cost less. Not a SINGLE one did either! And, as noted, it's got almost as much if not more storage space than small to mid-sized SUVs. It's totally a sleeper.
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Oh yeah - it has a plastic deck lid - and the cargo cover will double as a great picnic table - perfect for tailgate parties!
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:04 AM   #25
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Yup.....37 fill ups, 11,920 miles, 397.1 gallons of regular, avg mpg=30.0.....
and the winner is 2008 Mazda Tribute Sport i, fwd, 5spd. Helpers: K&N filter, Mobil 5w-20, and SGII. It's an amazing vehicle

Yer making me look bad with my Accord. I've done a 39 mpg tank, but lately I am getting 31-32 or so. Winter driving is PARTLY to blame.
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Thanks Sturp812 for being honest. Those of us with different types of vehicles should be striving to do as well as we can in the appropriate competitive category. For a Honda guy getting around the same mpg and saying you're makin' me look bad makes the point as he wants to spank comparable cars not mine.

For me, I feel great 'cause there aren't any SUV pilots--at least on this forum--that even come close so I'm a happy camper. It's ok if a Yaris does 6-8 mpg better......he should be doin' even better than that.

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Glad you like it. 30mpg isn't bad for a cheap SUV. I'm working on our Jeep CRD. I think I can match that. Seems DC pulled a whammy and detuned the CRD to SUCK so that is saves the crappy tranny they put into it.

I was speaking of the Mazda 2.3l. It's a great motor.
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Hate to be naive, but what is a Manx? Never heard of it. Who makes it?
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Is that Manx a ...
Thank you for the smile this morning.
You know, The Maxx version of the (previous generation) Malibu does look like it has no tail. And now, thanks to your descriptive designation, it will forever be a "Manx" to me also.
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Whats the point of a front wheel drive SUV exactly?
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