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Old 07-08-2008, 09:01 AM   #21
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:06 AM   #22
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Keep in mind the Odyssey can tow 3500 pounds if you have the towing package......... I love mine, and when I get the aluminum boat I have my eye on,it will pull it.........
We love ours too, but I can't put a half cord of wood in it (without upsetting DW), nor carry 12' pipes in it without making a mess of the interior...thus the truck. The Odyssey could probably pull the concrete trailer, if I had the towing package, but I really needed something with a little more guts, and plan to have an 8000 pound trailer within a year or two...the Odyssey won't pull that...Love the Odyssey though...

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Old 07-08-2008, 09:34 AM   #23
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Just returned from a 800 mile round trip and averaged (according to the computer in the vehicle) 22.9 MPG. This is a Lexus GX470 V8 2005. I usually got somewhere about 20 MPG but this time I tried to keep the speed between 55 and 60 MPH. No speeding and paying attention to upcoming traffic lights. Lots of ugly looks on I70 as they zipped past at about 70 plus but I just ignored them and tried to keep out of the way. BTW I was impressed with the low amount of traffic and the almost absence of any large RV's (many were parked along the road with For Sales signs on them).
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With all the comments, I just wanted to note, for those those that are buying a vehicle anyways, more gas mileage is better.
It is ONLY in the case of already having a big vehicle that has not reached the end of its life that I wouldn't recommend selling it.
If you are buying a new vehicle anyways, more efficiency is better.
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With all the comments, I just wanted to note, for those those that are buying a vehicle anyways, more gas mileage is better.
It is ONLY in the case of already having a big vehicle that has not reached the end of its life that I wouldn't recommend selling it.
If you are buying a new vehicle anyways, more efficiency is better.
Depends on the price of the different vehicles, how much you drive, and the cost of fuel.
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Depends on the price of the different vehicles, how much you drive, and the cost of fuel.
Don't forget to figure in in resale, then efficiency will most likely win the overall value equation. I would suspect resale on an Escalade will be almost hopeless eventually. Unless you're keeping it forever or you have a real need, such as a truck for business use, why take the risk of future (non-existent) resale?
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