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How do I convince my brother-in-law to get a pilot? Right now his driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee and he has 2 kids ages 1,2 and another one on the way. They're on a tight budget and he does not like a van. Just needs some input from you guys. Thanks:)
 

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Pilot v. Jeep

As a former jeep owner (actually, lessee) I can shed some light on your problem. First of all, since your brother-in-law has two kids I'd bring up safety first. The Pilot is expected to receive 5 star safety ratings. Second, go for the Honda reliability. My 99 Grand Cherokee lost its transmission at 12,000 miles on Chrismas Eve in rural Massachusetts. Not only was it zero degrees out, but Jeep roadside assistance took hours to arrive. You don't want to put your wife and kids through that, believe me.

Jeep MPG 16 consistently, Pilot anywhere from 20 to 23 MPG.

With a third child coming the 3rd row of seats (not available in the Jeep) will be key if you need to take one more passenger.

Finally, the Pilot is a crossover SUV and not a truck. Get him to test drive the Pilot to get the feel for the difference in the drive.

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I still own a Jeep Cherokee & I would say that one ride in the Pilot ought to do it. :D

However, this is only true if he wants to drop 30-large on a vehicle. That kind of expediture obligation is not for everybody. Frankly, if he is looking to the future at all and the fact that he'll have 3 kids in college at the same time(!), reliable used transportation would probably be the way to go.

In fact, now that I think of it, do him a favor and keep him out of the Pilot. It might only make him miserable. :(

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How do I convince my brother-in-law to get a pilot? Right now his driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee and he has 2 kids ages 1,2 and another one on the way. They're on a tight budget and he does not like a van. Just needs some input from you guys. Thanks:)
 

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I'm with Evergreen. If he doesn't want to be replacing the transmissions on the Cherokee (as my wife did at 36,400 miles on her previous one), the sell should be a layup.
 

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Replacing the jeep transmission ought to do it:eek:. If not the first time, the second one will. Based on experience, he shouldn't have to wait long.
 

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Thanks for all the input, but my brother-in-law will not trade in his beloved Jeep. We had some heated discussions between his Jeep, my MDX and the pilot but in the end it's still his choice. Thanks guys
 
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