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"New" car recommendations #2839261
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Anyone got some recommendations for a vehicle to drive for winter/early spring. Have the cool cars to drive in the summer, but want something bigger and safer for the winter months.
Maybe a leased SUV ? Or would used be a better option? Should I wait till end of December for a better deal?

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Re: "New" car recommendations [Re: MONC] #2839289
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My grand Cherokee is great. Plenty of room and is super comfortable. Plus it's got all the extra goodies.

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Thanks Stumpy.
Was thinking about them, but not hearing good things about electronics in them.
My mechanic just told me a nightmare story .


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Re: "New" car recommendations [Re: MONC] #2839404
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I prefer to let the original owner take the brunt of depreciation.
That said, with this virus, new may actually pencil out pretty well vs a couple years old.
Used to be you could get a pretty good deal from Enterprise when they sell off, but you need to look closely for damage repairs.
For winter weather, my little FWD Breeze with snow tires gets through anything less than 5" of snow.
But you might prefer AWD or 4WD. In either case, winter tires really work better than all-season.
I don't need all the electronic stuff, but others like it, don't know your preference.
But I'd sure go online and look for problem areas with whatever you're looking at.

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Originally Posted by MONC
Thanks Stumpy.
Was thinking about them, but not hearing good things about electronics in them.
My mechanic just told me a nightmare story .


Well all I know is that my 2011 has 115k miles and no issues what so ever.

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Re: "New" car recommendations [Re: stumpy] #2839463
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What type of vehicle are you looking for? Ideas can be endless.

We use an old 4X4 Yukon as our bad weather mobile. 4x4 in them has an auto mode which is great when you're driving on a mix of plowed and crap roads. Driving it after one of our big snowfalls that will bottom out a car is like driving a tank that will go thru anything without hesitation and being truck based you don't have to worry about ground clearance or any fragile parts getting torn off or bent up. I also have an AWD Charger I bought with winter in mind but when it comes down to it the suv always ends up being the go-to vehicle.

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My Expedition is awesome. They usually run a cheap lease deal on the xlt trim. Limited is way better package though.


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Never buy a car you cannot pay cash for. Good winter car, buy a Tahoe or Sub, summer car, I always buy grandparents cars, Lincolns or Buicks. I favor Town cars for myself and lucrenes , Lacrosse or Impalas for the wife and kids. Cheap to maintain and run for ever.

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Newest used 4runner you can pay cash for, last forever and best resale of any SUV.

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Originally Posted by MONC
Thanks Stumpy.
Was thinking about them, but not hearing good things about electronics in them.
My mechanic just told me a nightmare story .


I had a 2012 GC Laredo. 120k miles in it and the only problems I had was a radiator leak and it ate sway bar links, no electrical issues.

I also have a buddy with a 2018 GC Trailhawk he bought new. He's had it in for a few recalls and that's it. No electrical problems even though it's full of tech options.

Right now Jeep is hot. Just about anything with the Jeep name on it is holding its value.


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Appreciate all the replies.
Size wise thinking standard SUV,. but want something comfortable and some power as well as reliable.


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Re: "New" car recommendations [Re: stumpy] #2840067
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Originally Posted by stumpy
Originally Posted by MONC
Thanks Stumpy.
Was thinking about them, but not hearing good things about electronics in them.
My mechanic just told me a nightmare story .


Well all I know is that my 2011 has 115k miles and no issues what so ever.


And the same here with a 2012 and 123k miles. About your mechanic telling you a nightmare story,that can hold true for just about any brand.
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Originally Posted by SRT6776
Newest used 4runner you can pay cash for, last forever and best resale of any SUV.


Agreed. They run forever and resale proves it


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Originally Posted by oldjonny
Originally Posted by SRT6776
Newest used 4runner you can pay cash for, last forever and best resale of any SUV.


Agreed. They run forever and resale proves it

Of course I also strongly agree but it seems the OP is a "mopar or no car " guy so he's locked into unreliable poorly built domestic cars with no resale value twocents

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Re: "New" car recommendations [Re: fourgearsavoy] #2840612
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Originally Posted by fourgearsavoy


Originally Posted by oldjonny
Originally Posted by SRT6776
Newest used 4runner you can pay cash for, last forever and best resale of any SUV.


Agreed. They run forever and resale proves it

Of course I also strongly agree but it seems the OP is a "mopar or no car " guy so he's locked into unreliable poorly built domestic cars with no resale value twocents

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Hah, not locked into only Mopars, and I guess if I say Mopars are not reliable and on the other own a modern day muscle mopar I contradict myself.
It's a lose lose situation for me , lol .

Regarding the nightmare stories from mechanic, that was just an example. I should clarify in general over the decades these guys have been working on every brand cars , Mopar products tend to have a lot .
Regardless, I don't rule them out as options, as I did go that route I would make sure I had some kind of comprehensive warranty, especially when it comes to electrical issues wink

I looked at a bunch of Toyotas on line , and while I agree with the 4Runner recommendation, I don't care for the looks of them, but thank you .


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Will look into Subarus, but have had bad experience with them in the past, as well as some friends.


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Re: "New" car recommendations [Re: MONC] #2840617
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We picked up a used 2011 subaru outback. Great shape and everything works, but lots of miles. It was a 6 cylinder with the 5 speed automatic.

If you stay away from the ones with the CVT trannys you should be in good shape. They can also have head gasket issues if the coolant is not serviced regularly. Other than that, so far so good with ours...

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