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#44129 of 44377 Re: Good price? [theeegod]
Sep 12, 2013 (5:54 pm)
Well coincidentally I have a '12 MDX as well. It's the same as any other crossover for the most part and FAR from a frame-based SUV. It sounds like he's all over the map and doesn't really know what he wants. As far as frame based SUV's in the past 3-4 years, the Pathfinder and 4Runner are it until you go full-sized. As he mentioned, the '13 Pathfinder is totally redesigned as a crossover and looks like every other crossover to me. Does he actually need a real 4x4 with tow capacity? MDX is a fine vehicle but I don't think you'll find anything low mileage approaching that price point. If he really doesn't need a real SUV there are tons of options really. Just pick something. Highlander, Pilot, CRV, RAV4, they all are fine on-road vehicles.
#44130 of 44377 Re: 2009 SL550 [qbrozen]
Sep 13, 2013 (7:16 pm)
Thanks as always. As the new body is not financially achievable for a wage earner like me, I am torn in between the new 435 and previous SL550 Summer is over, we should see more like these hopefully.
Sep 16, 2013 (4:18 pm)
Any ideas what auction prices would be?
2012 Chevy Malibu 1LT, 20,000 mi, 2.4 engine. Car is clean, tires, brakes show the20k miles.
2012 Chevy Impala LS, 15,000 mi 3.6 engine. Also a clean car.
Dealer is asking 14500 for either. I was wondering what they go for at auction.
Located in New England. Im thinking former "fleet" cars.
#44132 of 44377 Re: A 2-fer? [tkfitz1]
Sep 17, 2013 (5:34 am)
1LT is in the $12k-$13k range. So price is a good one if it all checks out.
I don't show any such animal as a V6 LS. Any V6 with those miles is about $17k at the block, so I'm doubting that's what it is.
I'm guessing it is also a 4-cyl car, in which case it is also right there in that $12,500 zip code.
#44133 of 44377 Re: A 2-fer? [qbrozen]
Sep 17, 2013 (6:13 am)
"I don't show any such animal as a V6 LS."
No Impalas from that generation had a four cylinder... I think you may have looked up a Malibu instead.
Sep 17, 2013 (7:10 am)
Just so you know, I drove home a '13 Malibu 1LT from the auction yesterday with just over 18k on the clock and it was a pleasure...absolutely smooth and the shifts were so unnoticeable I had to look at the shifter to see what gear I was in. Even commented to myself that this is a really sweet driving vehicle and actually not that big...I prefer vehicles around 180" or so. Even in white, it wasn't too bad looking. The '13 model had the refresh with the nicer looking tail lights but you can't go wrong with the '12 either. Chevy did a great job with the Malibu and a shame more folks don't consider it, every bit as good as the Toyota Camry, maybe even better!
#44135 of 44377 Re: A 2-fer? [corvette]
Sep 17, 2013 (7:23 am)
ah, yes, yes i did. thought they were both malibus.
#44136 of 44377 Re: A 2-fer? [tkfitz1]
Sep 17, 2013 (7:26 am)
ok, the Impala is pretty much down at that $12k mark. Still a solid price on it.
#44137 of 44377 Re: A 2-fer? [qbrozen]
Sep 17, 2013 (3:06 pm)
Thank you. I am looking at potential replacements for my commuter. Never hurts to look and see what there is before I absolutely have to do something. The Malibu was good, 4-cyl gives about 32-33 highway. But the Impala with the V6 and six speed trans has the same drivetrain as the new 2014. 30 mpg and 300 hp, car was a sleeper. Dated design with a modern powertrain.
#44138 of 44377 Re: A 2-fer? [tkfitz1]
Sep 17, 2013 (5:30 pm)
I had a rental Impala with that powertrain awhile back and was very impressed. Very relaxed, shift points were good, and strong engine that averaged around 30mpg. The rest of the car....it wasn't bad on the highway but out on the two-lane back roads it's probably one of the worst handling vehicles currently sold. The Malibu does a little better on gas and drives just as well on the highway...better everywhere else. All that Malibu power isn't really necessary on the highway so it almost doesn't make sense to buy it. The new one seems to be much nicer all around...one of the office secretaries just picked one up and loves it.