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looking for a new car. suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 2wdSR52022, Feb 17, 2024.

  1. Feb 29, 2024 at 8:14 PM
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    tacotuesday83

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    you couldn’t be more clueless….I’ve owned an RS4, S4, and now an A4 Allroad (70,000 miles and not one issue) with KW coilovers, sway bars and stage 1 tune and it’s an absolute blast. If you’re riveting take is that SUVs drive like poop, then you’re correct captain obvious…thanks for the heads up. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Feb 29, 2024 at 8:21 PM
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    Opinions are super helpful but when you are spending this much on a car you want proper data. I would recommend buying a 1 month subscription to consumer reports which compiles a shit load of meaningful data and review and ranks these kind of things. It will probably coast you less than $20 and will be the best money you spend car shopping. Forget everyone's opinions, look at the data.
     
  3. Feb 29, 2024 at 8:35 PM
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    MGMDesertTaco

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    they all drive like poo. :p
     
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  4. Feb 29, 2024 at 9:08 PM
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    tacotuesday83

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    We know…you told us
     
  5. Feb 29, 2024 at 9:12 PM
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    MGMDesertTaco

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  6. Mar 1, 2024 at 7:03 AM
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    2wdSR52022

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  7. Mar 1, 2024 at 7:14 AM
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    Congrats on the Forester OP.

    What's the general consensus on most of <$30k vehicle options going to CVT? Are there any reliability or performance benefits or is it all about lowering costs and meeting EPA mpg standards?
     
  8. Mar 1, 2024 at 8:17 AM
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  9. Mar 1, 2024 at 8:18 AM
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    Don't forget ruining the driving experience so the forced transition to EVs meets with less resistance.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2024 at 10:03 AM
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    Nice! There are a lot of factors that go into a car being a good buy, the Forester checks quite a few boxes
     
  11. Mar 1, 2024 at 2:51 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Yessir. Each one has an expert/consumer rating so OP could compare different vehicles.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2024 at 8:54 AM
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    Well hopefully the forester is reliable like my tacoma. Or at least not as unreliable as our vw was.
     
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  13. Mar 12, 2024 at 9:22 AM
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    We were also looking in this general price range and mission and went with a Hyundai Kona N-line.

    Modern tech/dash, AWD with a locking diff, reliable forced induction 1.6T and 8 speed gears (competitors all had CVT.) They're selling under MSRP here.

    I do like the Subarus and they were in our final running.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2024 at 3:00 PM
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    2wdSR52022

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    we looked at the Kona too and almost pulled the trigger. Decided on the forester for the space plus I was able to get the ext. warranty at a very reasonable price.(cvt makes me nervous)
     
  15. May 27, 2024 at 4:42 AM
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    I've had some experience with Subarus, and I think they’re solid cars, especially the Crosstrek. It's reliable, good on gas, and handles well in all weather conditions. Plus, the $28k MSRP with no markups sounds like a decent deal.

    I’ve been dreaming about getting a new Audi recently but was worried about the shipping. A friend mentioned https://www.a1autotransport.com/5-tips-for-buying-a-used-car/ , which was super helpful since I had a lot on my plate and couldn't handle the logistics myself. They made the process so much easier, and everything went smoothly.
     
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