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04-24-2013 01:38 AM  5 years agoPost 1
hootowl

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Wife wants. What to get.

AWD
Loaded
Not too big
Not over $40000

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04-24-2013 01:40 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas

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Pilot, Toyota Highlander

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04-24-2013 01:41 AM  5 years agoPost 3
hootowl

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RDX?

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04-24-2013 01:43 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Ronald Thomas

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Under 40000??? If so, yes

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04-24-2013 01:58 AM  5 years agoPost 5
BeltFedBrowning

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Not over $400000
I vote for the Lambo!

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04-24-2013 01:58 AM  5 years agoPost 6
rex450se

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I'd go with an Expedition. The wife and I both have one and they are great. Her's has 220,000 miles and runs great. She's been trying to kill it to get a new one, but it won't die. Great power, comfort and with 3 kids enough size. Mine only has 120,000 and runs great. I just finished lowering mine and lifting her's. Great vehicles and I wouldn't hesitate to drive either one cross country right now. Even with their age and mileage. And they get around great in the snow.

Here's a picture right after I lowered mine but before I lifter her's. Mine's on the right.

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04-24-2013 01:58 AM  5 years agoPost 7
freakyreef

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Kansas\Colorado border

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We had a GMC Acadia until the wife took out a herd of deer with it (total loss). We went with a 2012 Chevy Traverse LTZ and I gotta say I love it.
She has had a back surgery so seat comfort is the first consideration. We test drove many different SUV's and she found the Acadia and Traverse (Close to the same thing) to be the most comfortable as far as seating goes. We test drove Toyota, Ford, Lincoln, Kia and Mazda.
I liked the Venza, but it was just a tad too small and the backup camera was completely useless when you are in bright sunlight.

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04-24-2013 02:11 AM  5 years agoPost 8
hootowl

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Under 40

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04-24-2013 02:45 AM  5 years agoPost 9
Wayne Mann

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We went to Vegas a couple weeks ago to the NAB show and for vacation. We rented a Ford Escape that has the 1.6 or 2.0 Ecoboost engine. I don't know which engine it had. That little sucker would get up and go and it drove great. I am not a ford guy. I have a 2010 Ford E350 van for our Aerial Video business and I hate it. It drive like a POS compared to the Chevy Express Extened 3500. BUT, I really liked the Ford Escape. I am going to go test drive the 2.0 turbo next week.

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04-24-2013 02:56 AM  5 years agoPost 10
Gary Jenkins

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Does the wife know she has a 40k limit? Your heli toys cost more than that. Good luck.

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04-24-2013 03:11 AM  5 years agoPost 11
Dave Willis

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I bought my Girl an Infiniti QX56

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04-24-2013 11:25 AM  5 years agoPost 12
hootowl

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Actually she doesn't want to spend that much. We also were looking at the new Buick Encore. It's got a tiny 1.4 turbocharged motor. I just think for the money ($33,000 fully loaded) she could get something a little more substantial.

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04-24-2013 11:37 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Ronald Thomas

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Anything Honda (Acura), Toyota (Lexus) are going to be good cars. Some may offer more of thios or that but the skimp on quality. My wife just got a Nissan Pathfinder....I don't like it. Too wobbly in turns and it just "feels" cheap to me. She likes it though

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04-24-2013 01:04 PM  5 years agoPost 14
hootowl

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Anything Honda (Acura), Toyota (Lexus) are going to be good cars.
I never think like that. Friend has a CRV. I hate it. Butt ugly, seats uncomfortable as heck. If it's built good and lasts long I would be stuck with it forever. Got to be comfortable, ergonomic and good fuel economy.

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04-24-2013 01:41 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Ronald Thomas

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See when I say good, I mean sound. GMs (had a few) were always little issues left and right. Now pick the one that fits you and roll with it. The CR-V and the Pilot are both SUVs but they are on NO WAY in the same class.

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04-24-2013 02:23 PM  5 years agoPost 16
hootowl

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The Buick Encore isn't a homegrown GM It's an Opel. Engine is of German design and manufacture. Car is assembled in South Korea.

This is the European version... the Mocca..

Watch at YouTube

Here is the US Encore..

Watch at YouTube

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04-24-2013 02:58 PM  5 years agoPost 17
keiser BLADE

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Mopar or no car, durango citadel or jeep with a hemi

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04-24-2013 03:07 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Crashr30

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Buick Encore is based on the Chevy Sonic chassis and is actually of Daewoo design and build and is actually designed for foreign markets(namely China) however it fills a niche here in the US that no one else is in. The new Toyota RAV4 has gotten great reviews and you should be able to load it up for under 40k. Bigger than the Buick but no Expedition. The new Escape is a very nice vehicle but the full blown My Sync is still somewhat troublesome but is much better.(Software, Microsoft based, go figure). Ford Edge is nice but gets to 40k in a hurry. Nissan Juke is pretty cool and is based on the Nissan Versa. Should be able to keep that under 40k. Another good one is the Kia Sportage. My wife has a FULLY loaded Optima that I got out the door for 27k brand new (just hit the market) and it has been very reliable and she loves it. The twin is the Hyundai Santa Fe. I would go with the Hundai over the Kia only for the fact that the Hyundai dealers are better with customer Service.

Buick Encore (I would say no, too small and pricey)
Toyota RAV 4 (Good Choice)
Ford Escape (Good choice but some reservations)
Ford Edge (Too pricey most likely)
Nissan Juke (Funky looks)
Kia Sportage (Good Choice dealers are not quite as customer focused)
Hyundai Santa Fe (I would say between this and the Toyota if my choice)

I am a field rep for a car company as my daily job and one of my coworkers recenty went to Hyundai and he tells me that Hyundai will bend over backwards to take care of customers should they have any service issues. The purchase of the car is a 1 day experience(minus all the shopping and comparing), the service department experience is for the next however many years you own the vehicle.

Good Luck.

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04-24-2013 03:11 PM  5 years agoPost 19
kirk

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For what its worth I would look at a two or three year old BMW X5. For 30k to 40K you can get a really nice one with low miles and it will be a far nicer and better driving SUV than almost anything out there If you get one that's certified it will also have a warranty that will last longer than most new cars have...

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04-24-2013 04:21 PM  5 years agoPost 20
Crashr30

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Understand anything European has higher maintenance costs compared to Japanese, American and Korean. Even Volkswagen (they have built their cars in such a fashion that almost any repair has to occur at the dealer). Brakes, scheduled maintenance and repair are generally twice what the other cars cost(to start). Now with BMW they have paid maintenance during the warranty period so it is OK while in warranty but once out the charges might be shocking if you have never owned a european vehicle. Maintenance can be a little less if you can find a good independent mechanic but that can be hard to do. And I do not recommend quick lube places to service the european brands. Some can be very sensitive to service though I am not sure about BMW. Also for some reason the Europeans seem to struggle more with part shortages. You may never face it but when you do you can be in for quite the wait. With that said the European brands are nice cars and if willing to accept that future expense then they are nice to own.

In my line of work I see customers buy our used cars at a good price and then are utterly floored when they have to service or repair the car. Just because a used car purchase may be less expensive does not mean the parts, maintenance and repair are any cheaper.

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