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I love countryman - Are they good in the snow weather? I am always dreaming my next vehicle is countryman - but it is a bit expensive though? Any thoughts? I love it is not too big or too small and 4 doors - it is very trendy and sporty look
I'm obviously biased, but I really love it. As far as cost, I feel like I got a lot for my money. I found it sportier and more capable than the other cars in its class, so it didn't seem like I was wasting money by paying more for it than for a similarly equipped Nissan Juke, for example.

It is incredibly capable in the snow. I bought it in May of 2011, so I had it all of last winter plus the one snow storm we've had so far this winter, and the AWD plus the traction control computer means the car is very responsive and easy to control on very slippery surfaces. It doesn't have as much ground clearance as a true SUV, so you can't plow through huge snowdrifts, but the control and handling are amazing on almost any surface.
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I have a golf... not the greatest multi-dog vehicle but I think I will be in the market for a newer car in the next year or two. I am considering the new Ford Escape or a VW Tiguan.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee. Summer rides on the back seat right in back of me.

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Chevy Tahoe though despite its bigger size, I don't feel it gave me any more "dog hauling capability" than my more nimble Volvo XC90 that I miss when driving in cities.
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We use a Volvo wagon when Andy's going somewhere. It's tall enough he can walk around easily and has lots of big windows so he can see everything going on around us.


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I have a Volvo C30. I bought it before I got Poppy. Had I known that I was "pregnant" with her, I would have bought something else. However I love that car and since it's a hatchback, Poppy likes it too. With the back seats down she has quite a bit of room to stand and turn around (she has a harness).

Her comment: the back windows cannot be opened so she has to squeeze in behind my shoulder to stick her tongue out in the wind.
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I acquire an "05" MDX this summer to replace my old dog car, a "92" Trooper. I love it.
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About 6 months ago, we acquired a Honda Odyssey. I like it because there is enough room between the front seat and middle row seat for Max to just walk-in. Also, the middle seat(s) can be removed, which gives Max a lot of room, and his car harness can be attached to the anchors in the floor. The van rides and drives really well. Plus, even with Max in there, there is plenty of room for a lot of stuff. The automatic/remote doors and hatch are also very convenient.
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We have a 2009 Dodge Ram Big Horn and a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer. Both can easily accommodate our 2 Goldens and our Lab, although we tend to use the Mountaineer when we have all 3 dogs. My husband is actually talking about trading in the Ram for either a Nissan Frontier or a Toyota Tacoma. We've never really been a sedan family!
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I drive a Chevy Trailblazer and a Subaru Outback. I really love Subarus, this is my second Outback!
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