$20,000 to spend on a second car. What do you buy?

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$20,000 to spend on a second car. What do you buy?

Post by Bradystraps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:49 am

Criteria:

1. Sedan/SUV/Wagon. No Coupes.
2. Enjoyable to drive.
3. Good reliability.

GO!

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:26 pm

I just bought a 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport with 1063 miles for $20,500 at Carmax.
Not very exciting, but good looking, comfortable, and gets decent mileage.
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Post by aikiman44 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:38 pm

I’ve heard great things about Hyundais from serious car mavens. Service, reliability, etc.
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Re: $20,000 to spend on a second car. What do you buy?

Post by Bradystraps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:39 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:26 pm
I just bought a 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport with 1063 miles for $20,500 at Carmax.
Not very exciting, but good looking, comfortable, and gets decent mileage.
Good choice. :thumbsup:
I am exploring 2014/15 3 series xDrives. A little concerned about the fixes but if I can find a 335 it'll be fun to drive.
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Post by r.palace » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:42 pm

CGSshorty wrote:I just bought a 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport with 1063 miles for $20,500 at Carmax.
Not very exciting, but good looking, comfortable, and gets decent mileage.
That’s my work vehicle. Solid car for the price
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Post by Bradystraps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:54 pm

Like the looks of the new Accord but won't be able to find one at $20K. Civic Si could be an option.
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Post by Torrid » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:59 pm

I recently got a loaded 2014 Edge Sport for $24k. If you didn’t mind going a couple years older for an SEL model I’m sure that’s doable.

Not sure how heavily it classifies as fun to drive, but it’s a 3.7L 305hp V6 with a 6 speed auto with paddle shifters, AWD and a sub 6 second 0-60. I still enjoy goofing around with it and I used to daily drive muscle cars. It’s my wife’s daily and she loves it. I couldn’t really say if the SEL drives as nice, I’ve never driven one.

The only shot I could find of it when we were picking it up from the dealer.

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Post by Joeprez » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:17 pm

I still really want a WRX.... because I couldn't afford one when I was in college.

But as a family we also enjoy going to camp and secluded beaches... so a Tacoma or 4runner are also contenders for me (wife's SUV is not 4x4).
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Post by tmw » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:20 pm

Jeep Wrangler.
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Post by Bradystraps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:13 pm

Joeprez wrote:
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I still really want a WRX.... because I couldn't afford one when I was in college.

But as a family we also enjoy going to camp and secluded beaches... so a Tacoma or 4runner are also contenders for me (wife's SUV is not 4x4).
Me too. :mrgreen:
Don't think I could get away with it for business though.
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Post by Bradystraps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:15 pm

Torrid wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:59 pm
I recently got a loaded 2014 Edge Sport for $24k. If you didn’t mind going a couple years older for an SEL model I’m sure that’s doable.

Not sure how heavily it classifies as fun to drive, but it’s a 3.7L 305hp V6 with a 6 speed auto with paddle shifters, AWD and a sub 6 second 0-60. I still enjoy goofing around with it and I used to daily drive muscle cars. It’s my wife’s daily and she loves it. I couldn’t really say if the SEL drives as nice, I’ve never driven one.

The only shot I could find of it when we were picking it up from the dealer.

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Re: $20,000 to spend on a second car. What do you buy?

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:15 pm

Bradystraps wrote:Like the looks of the new Accord but won't be able to find one at $20K. Civic Si could be an option.
I negotiated a brand new Si down to 21k. I decided I couldn’t have a car with a manual as my second car as my wife can’t drive it. That would have been a fun commuter.
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Post by Bradystraps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:25 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Bradystraps wrote:Like the looks of the new Accord but won't be able to find one at $20K. Civic Si could be an option.
I negotiated a brand new Si down to 21k. I decided I couldn’t have a car with a manual as my second car as my wife can’t drive it. That would have been a fun commuter.
I might be in a similar spot. Unless... she just never drives it. :grin:
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Post by Joeprez » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:39 pm

When you say second car, is it second car for the family or second car for you?
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Post by gonzomantis » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:54 pm

Preowned Acura TLX

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Post by Bradystraps » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:55 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
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Preowned Acura TLX

Solid choice. Looking at those too.
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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:32 pm

06-07 Land Cruiser/LX470

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Post by SoCal C4S » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:44 pm

Veyron.

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Post by SoCal C4S » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:22 pm

MikeyLikesIt wrote:06-07 Land Cruiser/LX470
Dude- if you find a 2006-07 Land Cruiser for $20k, please let me know.

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Post by BBK357 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:44 pm

Hands down- 20k or under- used 4runner

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Decent gas mileage
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Post by JDC222 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:39 pm

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Post by straps68 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:44 am

BBK357 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Hands down- 20k or under- used 4runner

Reliably
Decent gas mileage
Awesome
Incredible resale


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And here I thought my car has decent gas mileage at 38 city and 50 highway... The 4runner is way cooler though! :grin:
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