Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 17,574, Level: 40
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 476
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    dtlantz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    576
    Points
    17,574
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 38

    Car recommendations

    Some ******* totaled my car so I'm now in the market for something new. What would you all recommend? I was driving a 2000 Acura TL and loved it. Nice features and was still running great on 145,000 miles. Would prefer to buy something used but am open to suggestions. Any insight?



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 85,924, Level: 91
    Level completed: 20%, Points required for next Level: 1,526
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    erikbj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    hiawatha, ia
    Posts
    6,989
    Points
    85,924
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,023
    Given: 293

    Re: Car recommendations

    a budget would be nice...........or i would recommend the new BMW 750xi



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 40,936, Level: 62
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 714
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    ISU_phoria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Andover, MN
    Posts
    2,043
    Points
    40,936
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 127
    Given: 17

    Re: Car recommendations

    You likely opened the flood gates on this one. You might want to be more specific on some features, price range, etc. you're looking for.

    I have a 5 year old Nissan Altima, bought it with about 10K miles and now has almost 100K miles. Other than routine maintenance, I have not put a single dime into repairs. It's been a great car and I will definitely put a Nissan on the top of my list when I decide it's time for a new car.

    Good luck with your shopping!



  4. #4
    Rookie
    Points: 17,574, Level: 40
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 476
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    dtlantz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    576
    Points
    17,574
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 38

    Re: Car recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    a budget would be nice...........or i would recommend the new BMW 750xi
    Good point. Let's make it $20K or less. Preferably less. LOL.



  5. #5
    Rookie
    Points: 17,574, Level: 40
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 476
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    dtlantz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    576
    Points
    17,574
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 38

    Re: Car recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_phoria View Post
    You likely opened the flood gates on this one. You might want to be more specific on some features, price range, etc. you're looking for.

    I have a 5 year old Nissan Altima, bought it with about 10K miles and now has almost 100K miles. Other than routine maintenance, I have not put a single dime into repairs. It's been a great car and I will definitely put a Nissan on the top of my list when I decide it's time for a new car.

    Good luck with your shopping!

    Good gas mileage, leather seats, sedan, butt warmers...other than that...



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 184,887, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsCreated Album picturesVeteran
    CtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    9,666
    Points
    184,887
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 696
    Given: 585

    Re: Car recommendations

    How about a Nissan 350Z that's a few years old? You could get that for under $20K.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 544,472, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    39,694
    Points
    544,472
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,943
    Given: 2,972

    Re: Car recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by dtlantz View Post
    Good point. Let's make it $20K or less. Preferably less. LOL.
    If you really liked that Acura TL (and I really like that car as well) you can buy a newer version of that exact same car (not the newfangled over-chromed front end one) for under $20,000.

    Otherwise, I'm a big fan of Nissans. Have an Altima and it's a great car. I've also driven the Maxima and, while it doesn't come close to the gas mileage my Altima gets, I kinda wish I'd gone with that one instead as the wife and I are talking more kids.


    "That's what I do. I drink, and I know things." - Tyrion Lannister

    "Success is just failure that hasn't happened yet." - life advice from Latrell Spreewell


  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 43,050, Level: 64
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,200
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    colbycheese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,640
    Points
    43,050
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 185
    Given: 300

    Re: Car recommendations

    Ford Fusions/Mercury Milans are awesome. My bro's and I all have them. Great mileage, tons of options, one of the safest vehicles on the road, tons of awards for most reliable cars in the last few years.

    I have a 4 cyl model with a 5 spd and it gets great mileage and is fun to drive. Plus they look awesome, especially the newer models.


    Twitter: ColbyDigsSoil
    Clash of Clans: Colby
    Untappd: ColbyDigsSoil

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 57,474, Level: 74
    Level completed: 29%, Points required for next Level: 1,076
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    VeteranOverdrive50000 Experience Points
    BCClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    North Iowa
    Posts
    5,261
    Points
    57,474
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,000
    Given: 1,281

    Re: Car recommendations

    Everything I have now is 4x4, but when I managed a dealership I always thought Toyota were the best bang for the buck and had great life. BTW, I did not sell them. If you need service, you might want to consider that that aspect also. If you were happy with the Acura, I would stay with that.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 38,605, Level: 60
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 445
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    HOTDON's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fort Dodge, IA
    Posts
    2,391
    Points
    38,605
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Car recommendations

    I'll echo a previous statement, if you liked your TL, why not get another one? They've only gotten better since 2000. I like the looks of the 04-08 models better than the newer ones. KBB puts them from $13k - $25k depending on year, mileage and features.



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 94,496, Level: 95
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 554
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VTXCyRyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,951
    Points
    94,496
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 679
    Given: 531

    Re: Car recommendations

    Honestly, you can't go wrong with the Smart Car



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 75,371, Level: 85
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 1,179
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    intrepid27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    3,068
    Points
    75,371
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 461
    Given: 605

    Re: Car recommendations

    Make you a heck of a deal on a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. Only $130K miles



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 233,787, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    15,346
    Points
    233,787
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,009
    Given: 1,485

    Re: Car recommendations

    I have a problem with constantly getting different cars. I've probably owned 15 cars in the 25 years I've been driving. Usually after about a year of driving I'm looking at my next car. With this last car I haven't had the urge. It's a little above what you want to pay but if you keep a car for a long time than it's worth it.

    I was looking for something in the mid size luxury market. I drove both used and new cars. I drove BMW 335 series, Cadillac cts, Acura TL, Nissan Maxima, etc. After driving all of these cars I was set on the Infiniti G37x sedan. I was going to wait until I had the cash and just buy a new one (I had a trade in that was paid for) but then I saw a 2008 G35X that was Infiniti Certified. It had 25K miles and seemed to be in great condition. I ended up paying just a little over 25K. The reason I went used was to let someone else take the 15K hit, the 2008 was the last model of the G35 so everything was sorted out, the exterior and interior didn't seem dated compared to the new ones, and I've always had good luck with the Nissan 3.5 V6.

    This was the second time I test drove a 3 series and I wanted to love it but it just didn't do anything for me. If I was just going on interior I think I would have chosen the TL but the rest of the car was a little soft. It reminded me too much of the Honda Accord that I used to own. I didn't like much about the CTS. The Maxima had a nice big interior but it was also a little soft and I don't think I would want the CVT even though it works fine in my wife's rogue.

    I just noticed that you said good gas mileage. You can wipe out all the cars I have listed. Mine gets about 21mpg and requires premium.

    Someone else mentioned the Fusion/Milan. I would buy used if your going to go that route. They have a new one coming out in the next year that looks pretty sweet so I have a feeling that's going to kill the resale of the current ones. Although if you never sell than that doesn't matter.


    Last edited by dmclone; 01-30-2012 at 05:08 PM.

  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 43,722, Level: 64
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 528
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,371
    Points
    43,722
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 35

    Re: Car recommendations

    Kia Optima is pretty hot looking car. Maybe a little more than 20K. I keep seeing them on the road, going, what is that, then going oh, a Kia, but for 20K, beats spending 40K on an Audi, BMW, or Acura.



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 216,092, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    JUKEBOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,198
    Points
    216,092
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 130
    Given: 0

    Re: Car recommendations

    What's the consensus on the Mercedes C-250?



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM