car shopping...any suggestions?

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    Oct 14, 2011 11:10 AM GMT
    thinkin' about trading in my car for a new/pre-owned one. I like sedans or SUV crossovers (like Hundai Santa Fe). Any suggestions on cars to try? or which ones to avoid?

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    ps: happy friday!
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    Oct 14, 2011 11:18 AM GMT
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    Oct 14, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    I've seen quite a lot of Toyota Venzas and Honda Accord Crosstours on the road lately. You might want to check those out.
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    Oct 14, 2011 12:23 PM GMT
    Hey Brad, what r u driving now? What are you looking to spend?

    I'd suggest for a Honda or Toyota. My brother just bought a 4 runner, and my sister just bought a Pilot, they both love them.

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    Oct 14, 2011 12:47 PM GMT
    Love my Jeep Compass. I didn't think I would like it this much... went out for a wrangler and came home with half a Jeep... and it's the best car I've had.
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    Oct 14, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    Can you narrow it down a little bit more? You are talking about the two largest segments out there.
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    Oct 14, 2011 12:52 PM GMT
    Honda
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    go_vols saidthinkin' about trading in my car for a new/pre-owned one. I like sedans or SUV crossovers (like Hundai Santa Fe). Any suggestions on cars to try? or which ones to avoid?

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    ps: happy friday!


    What's your budget?
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    Oct 14, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    The new Range Rovers have been getting great off road reviews and they're hot. That is, if you don't mind spending over $50,000......


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  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Oct 14, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    Be a real jock, and a conservationist...walk, run, bike, use public transit. Rent or zip a car when you need one.
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:35 PM GMT
    go_vols said(like Hundai Santa Fe).

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    I think you answered your own question there haha.
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    If you are not into cars and just need transportation... Toyota. You can't kill 'em. If you like cars Honda is always a good choice. If you like cars and have a few dollars you want to spend.. BMW.. The best .
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    One that you can pay off quickly as you, like the rest of us, will probably be in debt for the rest of your natural life.
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    I had a ford explorer for a while and I really liked it, terrible on gas though. I recently got a ford escape for a rental car and it drove surprisingly well and got 30mpg..
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    The Toyota Highlander is a full SUV (though some call it a crossover), and it has very respectable MPGs. Not the most exciting, but you will get years of reliability out of it.
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidThe new Range Rovers have been getting great off road reviews and they're hot. That is, if you don't mind spending over $50,000......


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    Better like the dealer's loaner car 'cuz you'll be driving that more often than the RR.icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 15, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    adam228 saidI had a ford explorer for a while and I really liked it, terrible on gas though. I recently got a ford escape for a rental car and it drove surprisingly well and got 30mpg..


    I loved my explorer, but gas yikes!
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    Oct 15, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    BMW 335i
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    veneblue saidI recently took my car for service and they gave me a Cadillac SRX in the meantime, I am a sports car person so mine is a coupe but this SUV was so beautiful inside and out and surprisingly good on gas.... Just saying....!!


    Yes they are!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    OutdoorAdventurist saidBe a real jock, and a conservationist...walk, run, bike, use public transit. Rent or zip a car when you need one.



    Here in Michigan if you are walking or taking the bus we usually assume you got a drunk driving.
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    The BMW 3 series is just awesome, give that a test drive. The Mercedes C class too is just a piece of perfection. Nobody does them cars like the Germans ;)
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    I can't recommend the new Toyota Matrix because it's ugly, but I have an older one that's great.
  • BAHBAA

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    Oct 15, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    i just got my first Audi i would recommend them to anyone. The A3 is hot and affordable, and excellent on gas; I have a friend who has one he loves it.
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    collegedoood89 saidi just got my first Audi i would recommend them to anyone. The A3 is hot and affordable, and excellent on gas; I have a friend who has one he loves it.


    Buying the A3. . .is kind of like buying a 1 series BMW, it just looks like you're buying it for the name because they are such low, low, low-end models
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    Personally, I think the A3 is great. Particularly if you live in an area where parking is tight. You'll be paying a premium over a VW GTI which shares many of the same mechanicals but you'll be getting more creature comforts.