Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

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CULater
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Re: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

Post by CULater » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:00 pm

As for Android Auto/Carplay, this was on my list of must-haves. It makes sense if you have the option of buying the vehicle without paying for the in-dash Navi. You can do that with the CRV. But I got the Touring which has the Garmin Navi standard. Garmin not as good as Google Maps for sure, but I find myself just using the Garmin Navi so I don't have to bother tethering my phone to the auto USB. And the Garmin Navi does have the advantage of showing the speed limit, which Android Auto does not. I still like the option of Android Auto, but I'm not as sure now that not having it would be a deal-breaker if the car Navi is decent and doesn't cost a fortune to add as an option.
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Slacker
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Re: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

Post by Slacker » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:41 pm

Impromptu wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:54 pm
In 9 out of 10 ways minivans are better than SUVs. The Toyota Sienna is even AWD. But if you really want a lesser quality class of people-mover, then the Mazda or the Honda are decent vehicles.
Not in this case.
The OP doesn't need a 7 seater. I couldn't find the AWD Sienna on Toyota's website and neither the Odyssey nor Sienna (in FWD version) achieves the same MPG as the CX-5 and Tuscon in AWD. Seems a bit of a waste to have something as large as a minivan for 3 people.

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Re: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

Post by HardHitter » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:14 pm

Alright, went to some dealerships today to check out some cars.

We saw the following:

Mazda CX-5
Hyundai SantaFe
Ford Escape

At the end of the day, I was extremely impressed with the CX-5. I've always been a Mazda fan, but when I sat in the 2017 Grand Touring CX-5, the redesign of it (exterior and interior) is just so nice. It is $10K over our price range and I HATE buying brand new (depreciation hit) but it may be worth it.

I never test drove it, but the wife did. Again, there wasn't anything she was really looking for other than it was something different than her current car, but I notice.

We will probably wait until the holidays to pull the trigger on one.

Slacker
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Re: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

Post by Slacker » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:52 pm

The 2018 should be landing in dealerships in a few months - hopefully you can get a nice discount on a 2017 model at that time. I just read some car news reports that it starts production in Nov 2017.

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Re: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

Post by AlphaLess » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:01 pm


pinhead
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Re: Wife New Car Recommendations - SUV

Post by pinhead » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:15 pm

You could probably get a 2012 Lexus RX 350 with around 60K to 80K miles. You wont regret this decision. These are baby miles.

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