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Discussion in 'Cars & Automotive' started by Edonidd, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Edonidd

    Edonidd KFFL Refugee

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    I just missed the opportune time of the year to buy a new vehicle, but I'm also not in a huge hurry either. My car just rolled over 100k, and lots of little stuff is starting to go wrong. Just recently had to replace all 4 tires, my windshield wipers, and both front low beams within a month or so of each other. Belts of some sort are squeaking on startup but then are fine after 2-3 minutes. The clutch is starting to squeel, too cold to check, but brake pads have got to be due. Etc. Just a bunch of stuff I don't want to deal with on an old car. The big thing is it burns through about a quart of oil every week (500 miles ish).

    And the biggest problem of all is that while I love driving my little subaru impreza, my 3 kids have officially outgrown it. And at 14, 12, and 10 they're not done growing yet either.

    Looking for something big enough for everyone. But I still need AWD. And I'm not officially set on prices, but I put ~25,000 miles on a car every year so need low miles to start with if I want to avoid being the guy left holding the hot potato when the music stops.

    So far I'm looking at
    * 14-15 Acura MDX's. I really like this generation of MDX, but it's kind of more than I wanted to spend at around $25k
    * 16-17 Honda Pilot not quite as luxurious, but almost as nice. If that makes sense. Probably cheaper to fix as well.
    * Ford Escapes under 50k miles. Not sure what years I'm looking at yet, I don't know how long the model years were, but an acquaintance had a 17 that seemed really nice and a much better deal financially than the Honda. Would only get with the v6 ecoboost. The others are apparently dogs.
    * Really looking at just stepping up to the Subaru Legacy with the 3.6 h6. But not sure it will be big enough for the kids, and will still feel too big to me.
    * Chevy Traverse I keep hearing great things about these but I've never even looked at one really in person.
    * and out of left field there seems to gevgreat deals to be had on older low mileage Porsche Cayennes. Would obviously be the most fun to drive, but I'm not sure I want to pay Porsche repair bills. And I don't know about their longevity. Porsche has the highest build quality of anything I'm looking at, but aren't exactly known for their owners putting 100k+ on them.

    Anybody have strong feelings about any of those to look closer at? Or which to avoid? Anything else in the same crossover suv segment to look at, or just mid to full size cars that I'm ignoring?
     



  2. Edonidd

    Edonidd KFFL Refugee

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    Ford Edge, not escape. Why can't they make the names a bit more distinctive or something.
     
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    Ojb81 *HOOOCCKKKKK...'TOOEY!*

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  4. outofyourmind

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    When my kids outgrew the smaller cars I had, I just went with the F250 Super Duty Crew Cab.
    Plenty of room.
    Runs forever with no breakdowns.
    People move out of your way.
    And they make them in 4wd.

    It's the only way to go.
    Something like this.

    Hope that helps

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  6. Ojb81

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    I didn't read the whole thing but if I were getting the best deal on a used vehicle that is going to last and have cheaper repair bills I would go with the edge. Or lease a new GM like a traverse. Unless I had plenty of $$$ I would never buy new.
     
  8. packerzrule

    packerzrule Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain Supporting Member Level 1

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    I'm happy with my recent purchase

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    I've driven a Ram Big Horn for awhile now. Have 2 kids. Plenty of room, fast, great in the snow. My next truck will be a Ram too. Love it.
     
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    E hhh just walk .

    if you are going to buy Chevy Trucks hit the starter . as for tires damn that is not you rig being at 1,000,000 ...
     
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    Buy something fun to drive, if the kids don't fit, leave them home...hell, it's not like teenagers want to be seen with their parents anyway.
     
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    ^^THIS^^ Have 125K on my '09, no real issues (Tires, Wipers, Brakes)

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    Except, I have the Ram Box...

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    Has lights and a drain plug...

    2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab - Kelley Blue Book

    Fits your price range too if you can find one with 25K miles...

    2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab ST Pickup 4D 6 1/4 ft Trade In Values - Kelley Blue Book
     
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    DetroitDevil Consoles are for ages 3 and up & broke adults. Supporting Member Level 2

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    Not mine anyways, you can see that one doesn't have the Ram box but mine is metallic red with 20" aluminum wheels though...
     
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    At only 100,000 miles, I'd suggest to just put a few bucks into it for normal wear and tear repairs and go with it for a couple more years. Definitely the most economic way to go. How often will all 5 of you be in it (assuming you , your wife and 3 kids)? Maybe a hair uncomfortable in those situations, but it can't be that bad.
    Besides, if you drive it for another 2 years, you can get another vehicle and give this one to your then 16-17 year old.
     
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    Scapegoat The iron never lies

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    Next time you should sell before buying 4 new tires.
     
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    1) keep the imprezza if possible. Sounds like a great first car for the 14 year old. Even if you have to find someplace to store it. :)

    2) Forget Chevy, any chevy. Piece of junk and you will waste your money. Forget Ford cars too. SUV and trucks are ok.

    3) Fuck Honda, especially the Pilot. own one, won't make that mistake again. Should have stayed with Toyota and the 4Runner. All Honda's are noisy as hell and they honestly don't give a fuck if they sold you a piece of shit.

    4) Acura MDX is just a more expensive Pilot, don't waste even MORE money on it.

    Honestly if I were you I would look for a good used 4Runner. It is going to be about $2k more than a good used Pilot but you will enjoy it so much better. I have owned two Honda's, never again. Thought my first was just a piece of junk so we bought a fully loaded, all bells and whistles Pilot and it has been a turd. Whistles between the speeds of 30 and 60 and Honda knows about it. They will be nice enough to sell you a body kit that they will install to help it stop whistling (the body seams aren't correct).
     
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    Dodge is great if you like replacing your suspension and cheap bushings every 5 years. :dhd:
     
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