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Help my wife decide

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Zombie Runner, Dec 22, 2009.

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Help my wife decide

Poll closed Jan 6, 2010.
  1. H3

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. FJ cruiser

    51 vote(s)
    36.2%
  3. stick with the mustang

    17 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. 4 Runner

    69 vote(s)
    48.9%
  1. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    #1
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    Should she stay in her current 08 mustang. its only got 13k miles on it and in good shape but she is upside down on the payments.

    she Likes the H3's alot. but I dont think that would be that great of a choice.
    Im slowly getting her to like the FJ cruisers:D

    She needs a bigger vehicle since we have a baby on the way

    edit, 4runner option added
     
  2. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    lost1700

    lost1700 Well-Known Member

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    If she is upside down in the stang why would you want to trade it in and dig a deeper hole? Unless you guys have cash and are going to pay off the difference plus a down payment on the new vehicle I would stay with what you have.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    well if you are getting a bigger vehicle, i dont think the FJ will be a good option, is not that big inside, i would get a 4runnner
     
  4. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    Without even reading your post I chose the FJ. It isn't rocket science. Crappy GM or crappy Ford VS. the FJ.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    yea, I would like her to stick with the stang as long as possible to pay it down.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    Sequoia. Bought my wife an 07 and loves it!! She was a chevy fan and now she will never go back!! Looks big but drives small!! Go with the 4.7 litre great motor as well
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    BSPDX

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    FJ or 4runner
     
  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    First off, congrats on the baby on the way.
    I would choose none of the above but there wasn't a choice. FJ would be best, but with those half doors I would think it would be hard to get the baby in and out of the back seat. Maybe it's more roomy that it seems to me? Not sure.
    I definitely wouldn't keep the mustang though. And the H3s look horrible to me, just my opinion though.
    We traded my wifes huge Montero for a Honda CR-V (much better on gas) and she really likes it. It's got the vtec engine so it's peppy too, although she complains it doesn't have enough power for her lead foot.
    Other than the 4runners, not too much of a full size SUV fan myself.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    FJ or new 4runner FTW!!!
     
  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    Most people remain upside down in car payments for the first two years or more. The only way not be upside down is to put good money down/trade or send more money to the bank each month to pay down the principle. If she is going to wrap the inequity into a new loan make sure she plans to drive the vehicle for more than a few years.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Tsenekos

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    I would go 4runner over fj I love them too but the inside is small. I wouldnt go farther in debt to do this though good luck
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    MBIGBLUE

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    If it was me and I was unside down in a car. I would swap with her. I would rather have my wife and kid safe in a truck than a car.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    hendooman

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    Yeah if you have a new baby, the car seats are turned backwards...that would be a PITA with a FJ. My suggestion would be to get out of the stang while you can. Making normal scheduled payments on it will not get you out of the hole unless you are planning to keep it until it is paid off. The value on that stang is going down everyday so the sooner the better even though you are going to have to lump that money you are upside down on the next vehicle. For the next vehicle I would go with something that is a little more economical than the H3 or the FJ. 4runner probably is not much better but will hold value. I would think a nice Highlander or CRV. You get some good room and still fairly economical on fuel. I have a feeling the next year we are going to see some big fuel increases. If not in 2010 the next year. As soon as the traders start to see the economy come back the barrell price is going to ride with it...just my .02
     
  14. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    When my Fiance is finished with School she's gonna buy herself an FJ...You can't beat Toyotas quality and reliability IMO :thumbsup:
     
  15. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    raskal311

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    People tend to look down on people driving hummers around here for some reason.
     
  16. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    hendooman

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    because hummers are for dbags maybe? :p
     
  17. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    USNROBERTS

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    if its big debt get rid of it! Mustangs are over rated. Ive been there. Used small SUV ftw. (thats for the wife)
     
  18. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    x2...and a HUGE WASTE OF MONEY. If she's wanting to get a H3 just go get a Chevy Trail Blazer...its the same thing and alot cheaper :)
     
  19. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    My wife got rid of her blazer for her toyota
     
  20. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    hendooman

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    I got rid of my 1500 sierra for my tacoma :woot:
     
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