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Good SUV for wife

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by nighthawk87, May 16, 2011.

  1. May 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wife has a 2007 TSX and it's too tight with the new baby. Can anyone recommend a good mid size SUV for about ($18000). That's what we can get for her tsx. We have no car payments and want to keep it that way.

    Mpg for SUV needs to average higher that 15 but preferably like 20 or so.

    We like the highlander and Tahoe. Like the new expeditions but there pricy.

    Any suggestions? Will consider used.
     
  2. May 16, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    757southpaw

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    4Runner and Highlander are excellent mid sized choices IMO. You thinkn 4x4?
     
  3. May 16, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    LAND CRUISER!!!!

    no im kidding haha. my mom has one and she doesnt drive it anymore because it gets 12 and 14. But something i would consider would be a highlander or 4runner like stated above.

    Would an FJ fit your needs for your wife or no?
     
  4. May 16, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    my wife and i are looking at these ^^^ and also very interested in the Venza as well
     
  5. May 16, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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  6. May 16, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    Good suggestions but rav 4 is too small. 4x4 don't need as the Tacoma has that. I'm thinking highlander but my budget of $18000 makes it hard. The point is finding a good SUV with some value at 18k
     
  7. May 16, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    I'm going to get flamed but the Mitsubishi outlander sport.cheap awd glass roof navi back up cam heated seats and gets 29-35mpg on highway.
     
  8. May 16, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Honda Pilot?
     
  9. May 16, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    skybob

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    Acura MDX, or the Lexus RX330 if you can snag one in that range. BOth are really nice imo
     
  10. May 16, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Jeep Liberty?
     
  11. May 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    Don't like the Honda pilot. MDX is great but too much $
    Jeeps aren't reliable.
    Remember people $18k max
     
  12. May 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    I dont think you will be able to find a 'new' SUV for $18k. Even a new Rav4 starts at $22.5k. New 4Runner? Those start at $30k. Look into the used market if price is your priority. An FJC is gonna piss you off real quick trying to get the kids in the back seat with the suicide doors. Get something used. Used Rav4's are within your price range but they may be a little small in the back.
     
  14. May 16, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Explorer of Escape?
    We have had 2 Escapes since 06 and both were great although the 04 was better than the 05
     
  15. May 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    I'm fine with used as long as it's still in factory full warranty
     
  16. May 16, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I've actually heard several people that own them say the Ford Escape has been a great vehicle and gets good MPG. In fact I don't ever recall seeing one on the back of a tow truck.



    Steve
     
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    '06-'07 Subaru Forester. They were redesigned in '03 for this body style, so in the middle of that particular run. Safe, reliable and AWD. Maybe it's not a "true" SUV because of height... but if you feel that way, lift it! :D



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  18. May 16, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
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