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I need a family and gear friendly car that is not a sedan and not a mini-van. can you make some recommendations?

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Maureen, Wish you would have said how many seats you are looking for in a vehicle, if your looking at new or used vehicles and what your price range is in. Without this information, I can only give you my favorite family vehicles... I can

Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Almost every automaker participating in the North American market has a "crossover" vehicle this might be what will work best for your needs, and the selection of choices has exploded. A short list of current crossovers with their platform genealogy follows (similar vehicles are grouped together): Model(s) Platform Acura MDX and Honda Pilot Honda Odyssey Audi Allroad Quattro Audi A6 BMW X3 BMW E46 (BMW 3 Series) BMW X5 BMW 5-Series Buick Rendezvous/Pontiac Aztek/ U platform (GM minivans) The 2008 Buick Enclave is one of my favorites Cadillac SRX Sigma platform (Cadillac CTS & STS) Chevrolet Captiva GM Theta platform Chevrolet HHR GM Delta platform (Chevrolet Cobalt) Chrysler Pacifica Chrysler CS platform (Chrysler Town and Country/Dodge Caravan) Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute/Mercury Mariner Ford CD2 platform Ford Ecosport Ford Mk6 platform (Ford Fiesta) Ford Freestyle (replaced by Ford Taurus X for 2008) Ford D3 platform (Ford Five Hundred, replaced by Taurus for 2008) Ford Territory Ford Falcon GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook/Buick Enclave GM Lambda platform Holden Adventra/HSV Avalanche Holden Commodore Holden Crewman/HSV Avalanche XUV Holden Commodore Honda CR-V and Honda Element Honda Civic Hyundai Tucson Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Veracruz and Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Sonata Infiniti FX Nissan FM platform (Infiniti G35) Lincoln MKX/Ford Edge Ford CD3 platform (Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ, Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Mazda6) Kia Rondo Kia Optima Toyota Harrier/Lexus RX and Toyota Kluger/Highlander Toyota Camry Mazda CX-9 Ford CD3 platform Mitsubishi Endeavor Mitsubishi Galant Mitsubishi Outlander Mitsubishi Lancer Nissan Murano Nissan Altima Nissan X-Trail Nissan Almera Subaru Forester Subaru Impreza Subaru Outback Subaru Outback/Legacy/Tribeca (shared) Suzuki SX4 Suzuki Swift Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe Toyota Corolla Volvo XC70 Volvo P24 platform Volvo XC90 Volvo P2 platform (Volvo S80)

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