So it's a semi-holiday and a slow day so I figured this may be a good day for an OT thread.
Background: Family of 4 (kids 8 & 11), looking to move into a bigger vehicle that can transport the 4 of us, sports equipment and the very occasional 2-3 additional people (kids friends, fam that's in town every 6-10 months). I don't intend for this to become a minivan VS. SUV debate, so I'll try to get this out of the way 1st. I don't think we need the minivan- I'm not opposed to it, but we just don't need to transport that much stuff/that many ppl on a regular basis. I am open to thoughts on this tho.
Really just trying to hash out the options in a 3rd row SUV/crossover: some are very cramped in the 3rd row like the Kia Sorrento or Hyundai Santa Fe, while others are bigger but may be pricier/guzzle gas more: Dodge Durango, Ford Flex, Honda Pilot, Buick Enclave. Looking at slightly used 3-4 y/o vehicles over the next 10 months.
Any thoughts on how you went through a similar decision process or general recs for or against specific brands in the 3rd row SUV category.
In addition, I was wondering how people thought about getting a luxury brand with fewer bells and whistles compared to an economy brand with a whistle or 2. Never really thought seriously about a luxury level vehicle purchase.
Michigan is featured twice in the most recent Uni Watch column on road team names/artwork in endzones. The beginning focuses on NFL games, but there are at least two examples of Michigan games: 1968 @ OSU, "MICH" was painted in the endzone at Ohio Stadium, and in the 1995 Pigskin classic (Lloyd Carr's first game), "VIRGINIA" was in the endzone for a home game (though technically designated a netrual-site game).
Are there any other examples?
A question for the assembled masses of techies while we wait for our next recruit to Go Blue...virtual reality (VR) systems, does anyone have one?
I've been looking at a couple of systems that are popular such as the HTC Vive and the Oculus system. These toys are still a bit pricey but look like they could be a lot of fun. I'd be very curious to get feeback from anyone having one of these systems. Would you buy one now and if so, which one?
Here's a link to a video if you want to check this out. If someone can embed this vid, that would be helpful.
For any new folks on the board, this was one of my favorite posts
It was a great way to think of the bye week, which for us is basically the weekend when we aren't watching the Michigan game religiously.
This year our to-do list is already longer than will get accomplilshed (Painting! Shopping! An architecture boat tour!) Who else is going to be too busy this bye week?
In awesome news, next week is a Game Week! That also means the end of OT season and thus, our last car thread of the offseason.
August used to be the best time to buy a car, due to the end of hte Model Year and the new ones coming out in the fall, but now launches happen just about any time.
So, who's got car questions? Car answers? Is your car the best tailgate car there is? Football!!
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