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Getting a new SUV

Post by andrema » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:47 pm

I'm in the market for a new SUV and am thinking of going for a midsize, but not too expensive as I plan on beating the hell out of it. I am thinking of the $40 -$50K range, with seating for 5 and some cargo room for my junk...maybe a roof rack if I want to throw the Thule on top for a ski trip.

I have just started and was just going to get a RDX. We already own an MDX (our 3rd) and have been happy with the reliability of their SUVs...but was also thinking of looking at other brands. That brings me to this...I haven't looked around much and haven't explored all of the possible options, so I wanted to ask you fellas.

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:52 pm

When you say "beat the hell out of it", I think you might want to consider a truck-based SUV. The only one that comes to mind in the mid-size you are looking at is the Toyota 4Runner.

That said, I do like the MDX. Friends who own them report very good reliability.

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Post by andrema » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:07 pm

Already have a 2012 4Runner. It's my 2nd car

Maybe drive the hell out of it was a better phrase to use?


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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:14 pm

I vote for the 4Runner

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Post by andrema » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:16 pm

I have a 4Runner already and MDX and Turtle


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Post by andrema » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:19 pm

andrema wrote:I have a 4Runner already and MDX and Turtle


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Post by Panerai7 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:20 pm

Well then you have the best SUV, minivan and watch :thumbsup:

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Post by Nomadz » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:33 pm

There's nothing better than the 4runner that meets your criteria. Maybe get a land cruiser. A G wagon :thumbsup:
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Post by Captdave » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:42 pm

A land cruiser would be what I'd go with. Hard to beat.


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Post by Sidheguitarist » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:48 pm

Get a cool older land cruiser and set aside the 10s of K difference to take care of it.

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Post by 4pfrench » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:50 pm

Believe it or not, we love our Ford Explorer...get the version with the 350hp ecoboost. Comfortable, reliable, faster than it should be and fits in your budget...

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:51 pm

Gently used Lexus GX470?
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Post by Ryeguy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:08 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Gently used Lexus GX470?
My brother-in-law has one that he has piled the miles on. I think it has nearly 200K on it and his mechanic believes it ought to last another 100K (or until one of his teenage sons wrecks it).

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:55 pm

If looking for used get a pre-certified SUV. Have bought two Lexus cars that way. Someone else takes the big depreciation, and they're usually warranted for 3 years or 36K miles.

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Post by andrema » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:02 pm

I have bought my last 5 cars new, but am open to a year/two old, if very low mileage. I'm looking for something fun to drive and all wheel drive.

I did a little reading today on certified and it seems that it means something different across the board.


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Getting a new SUV

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:10 pm

FWIW, a CPO Mercedes SUV will have an unlimited mileage warranty for the remainder of the original four years, plus one more. You can also purchase up to two additional years, also unlimited mileage. That's up to 7 years / unlimited mileage, starting at the original sale date. Grab a one year lease return and you're solid.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by goaliechris » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:47 pm

My wife just got a Audi Q7 after 2 MDXs. The Q7 is a step up in price but it's awesome.


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Post by dshap » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:51 pm

You can't buy a better SUV than a Land Cruiser.
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Post by blkgsl » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:17 pm

We got an escalade last week after bailing on the model x. Reliable, cheap to fix, the platform is routinely used for commercial vehicles, etc. I think a prior generation for well under your budget will last you forever and be a great value. We looked at all sorts of cars before buying, from Range Rover to cayenne to another g wagen to the Lexus gx/lx to q7. The escalade was simply the best value and most practical one to own


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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:21 pm

blkgsl wrote:We got an escalade last week after bailing on the model x. Reliable, cheap to fix, the platform is routinely used for commercial vehicles, etc. I think a prior generation for well under your budget will last you forever and be a great value. We looked at all sorts of cars before buying, from Range Rover to cayenne to another g wagen to the Lexus gx/lx to q7. The escalade was simply the best value and most practical one to own


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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by mechnut » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:34 pm

I've got a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and I've been extremely pleased so far. Lots of models/options to choose from including V6, V8, and V6 Diesel engine choices.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by zepp21 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:43 pm

How about a truck? You could get a used ram 1500 or f-150. Easy to fit 5 if you get the crew cab, plenty of storage in the rear, and generally you won't take a beating on the resale should you choose to sell it.


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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by stumpy1972 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:34 pm

I love the new 2015/2016 4 Runner looks, and historically they have always been reliable. My next vehicle will be a used white one with the blacked out grill and wheels! Storm trooper truck!!! Vroooom :)
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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by CesarG » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:26 pm

Series Land Rover.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:35 pm

i guess i don't understand, you already have a 4runner, it is used and a few miles on it. perfect beater

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