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    Used SUV advice

    Hey fellow CF'ers, need any advice you have on a good used SUV for my wife and I. We have one child so far but want something bigger than our camry. We have been looking at a Chrysler Pacifica at Nissan but thought if anybody would have good advice, it would be CF.

    Let me know what you think.

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    Re: Used SUV advice

    I bought a brand new Trailblazer in 07 and its been nothing but problems internally and externally.
    If I had to do it again I would probably get a Toyota Highlander.

    Also be aware of the additional tag fees every year, I think its close to $350.



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    Re: Used SUV advice

    We got an '09 Traverse a couple months back... we really like it so far.



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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Check out the Lease program for the KIA Sorentos, 3 years, 36,000 miles you can get into one for just over $300 a month. A Car is really not longer a investment, it has become more of a expense now a days.

    http://www.kia.com/#/sorento/offers/


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    Re: Used SUV advice

    We are looking at 3rd row seating SUVs right now, we have a 2nd kid on the way and by the time you get 2 car seats in the back our lab has no where to sit when we go to the lake. I like the Chrysler Aspen, Outlook/Acadia, and the Sequoia although it is a costly option. Highlander and Sorrento were small inside, not any bigger than my Cherokee so I gained nothing.


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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Minivans are great..... We love our Odyssey.

    Lot's of good choices for SUV's. The GM Lamda's look nice, but I'd probably still wonder about long term reliability. The Ford Edge looks pretty interesting to me.

    Hard to go wrong with a Honda or Toyota. Mazda CX 7 & 9 has gotten a lot of kind reviews.



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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Topshelf View Post
    Hey fellow CF'ers, need any advice you have on a good used SUV for my wife and I. We have one child so far but want something bigger than our camry. We have been looking at a Chrysler Pacifica at Nissan but thought if anybody would have good advice, it would be CF.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks.
    Bought a used '06 Pacifica in '07 and love it. Don't use the 3rd row much, but have it if needed. Been a great vehicle.


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    Re: Used SUV advice

    IMO, If you're thinking of going the Pacifica route you may as well just go to a minivan.



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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Ford Edge. Its a "crossover" but nice size and excellent safety ratings. Love ours.




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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Topshelf View Post
    Hey fellow CF'ers, need any advice you have on a good used SUV for my wife and I. We have one child so far but want something bigger than our camry. We have been looking at a Chrysler Pacifica at Nissan but thought if anybody would have good advice, it would be CF.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks.
    I would highly suggest a used Lexus RX. We bought an 01 RX 300 3 years ago and have had a great experience with it. The ride and the fit and finish are much better than the new vehicles in the category. we paid a little less than the new price on the available options in the crossover category. Go see Ray Crohn (sp?) at Willis if you're near DSM.



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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    We are looking at 3rd row seating SUVs right now, we have a 2nd kid on the way and by the time you get 2 car seats in the back our lab has no where to sit when we go to the lake. I like the Chrysler Aspen, Outlook/Acadia, and the Sequoia although it is a costly option. Highlander and Sorrento were small inside, not any bigger than my Cherokee so I gained nothing.
    We looked at an acadia/traverse, and the scary thing is I could get a volvo XC90 for the same price.


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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Ford Edge. Its a "crossover" but nice size and excellent safety ratings. Love ours.
    Does the Edge have a 3rd row?


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    Re: Used SUV advice

    I think we need more info.

    Do you prefer an SUV?
    Seating for how many?
    New or used?
    Budget?

    Without a budget people could recommend everything from a Kia Soul to a Porsche Cayenne.

    What I like to tell family that want to buy a new car is to go out and look at used versions that are 6 or 7 years old.

    What's the resale like on the used ones?
    How has the interior held up?

    About any car you buy today is going to seem great because it's new but drive a used one and you'll get a lot better view of how they hold up.



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    Re: Used SUV advice

    Quote Originally Posted by agcy68 View Post
    Does the Edge have a 3rd row?
    No. No option to add either as it is considered "mid-sized". Ford's next size up crossover with a third row would be the Flex but it looks just plain ugly to me.

    If you want something with size, 3rd row, and cargo I'd go with an Expedition.


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