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March 19, 2014


Review of my 2004 Nissan Xterra:

I bought it used with 35,000 miles on it in 2007 for $13,000 cash.


slow, stiff ride, 16-18 mpg


reliable, tough, lots of torque for towing, fits me well, kick-ass stereo for listening to right wing talk radio ;)

It now has 65,000 miles on it. I figure at the rate I drive and the longevity of these SUVs it could be the last car I ever buy, for me. Even with the sub-par fuel economy the cost of ownership is low.

You have not mentioned your Chevy Volt in quite some time, Blogger Brian. But anyhow, I am sure Toyota thanks you for helping pay for the $1.2 Billion fine they received for deceptive practices involving unintended acceleration in quite a few of their vehicles.

Here's a good article to read before getting too excited about Toyotas:


Ram - I am not disparaging Toyota, or Blogger Brian for purchasing one. Toyotas are fantastic vehicles. The facetious shading of my comment was my surprise at the "non-greenie" character of the posting - it just seemed a bit unusual for our esteemed Blogger Brian. My bad.

I have had a digital mph readout, since my Aztek 2001. totally dissapointed to not find one on my 2015 Toyota highlander. For $40,000 plus, I should have a digital readout for my mph. Buick has it, as does Ford. What a mistake for Toyota! A lot of money for a NEW car without it.
I hope somebody receives this comment who cares and can help me out.

$ 40,000 plus, Toyota Highlander Limited. Where is the digital speed readout Buick has it. Ford has it. My 2001 Aztec has it.
If you can find it, let me know. UNBELIEVABLE

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