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I am in the market to buy a new car preferably an SUV ,I want one that can carry at least 6-7 passengers. We have lots of snow and I drive 70 miles to work three days a week so i want a reliable suv but economical as well. My choices at this time include suzuki xl7,honda pilot, pathfinder and toyota 4runner. Which should I choose? In need of advice deb

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Deborah, I am a big Toyota & Honda fan. When these 4 vehicles come into my shop for work, the 4 Runner & Pilot need fewer repairs, and last longer then the other two. I would suggest you test drive them to find out which vehicle is most comfortable for you and fits your wants and needs. I would also suggest you go to to see what folks who have these vehicles have to say about them. All My Best, Amy Mattinat

Susan Givens, Publisher at Auto Success Magazine - System Publishing , Inc. Hi Deborah, I really like the Honda Pilot. It has the 3rd row seating that will definitely come in handy. I love Hondas and they seem to have few problems. I would do a search for the miles per gallon of each potential vehicle. Seventy miles is pretty far and you want to save on gas as much as possible. Take a look at this link for gas mileage. Good luck! Susan

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