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#531 of 560 So I'm new to this entire thing
Aug 22, 2007 (5:43 am)
Hi. I've lived inside city limits my whole life and am moving out to the country and am looking for a cheaper but reliable vehicle that will get thru snow. I've heard good things about this site and thought I'd give it a try. I'm on a tight budget of <$6k for a new car. does anyone have suggestions? Ryu
#533 of 560 New to SUVs and Edmunds.com
Sep 19, 2007 (9:01 pm)
Greetings, I like hiking and dogs. I dislike rude people and low cars - I'm getting older and have to think about maintaining my hip for hiking.
I welcome and look forward to your feedback; these posts have been great fun to read and soooo informative!
I've owned the Honda Accord and Honda Civic, both got over 200,000 miles. Now I'm thinking about either the Honda Accord with height adjustable seat, Toyota Rav4 or Subaru Forester. I nixed the CRV because of poor rear visibility. I don't especially like the Rav4's excess cabin roominess so am leaning toward the 2008 (no 2007s left) Forester No Frills with stick shift.
From my limited understanding the manual is not only $800 less but also less expensive to maintain because it does not rely on a computer. Is this correct?
I want something that not only has a higher hip entry point but will be cost effective to maintain with good resale value. Tell me, do you think I should go with a new model and if so what or perhaps an older model (hate to think about purchasing someone else's problems) like the 2006 RAV4 which was smaller?
Lastly, I read that someone had paid $20,900 out the door price for a 2008 Forester w/premium package. What would be a good price for the 2008 Basic Forester stick shift?
Whew, that was a lot!
#535 of 560 Re: Hello to new and long time Town Hall members and readers of the SUV message board... [drew_]
Sep 20, 2007 (6:36 pm)
I am new to this and do not know the ins and outs. I posted a new thread but it did not display "NEW" next to the thread and I have not had any replies. Please help.
#536 of 560 Re: Hello to new and long time Town Hall members and readers of the SUV message board... [ditka]
Sep 20, 2007 (9:08 pm)
You should always look to see whether a suitable discussion already exists before posting a message to avoid duplication of topics. I have moved your message to ditka, "Jeep Cherokee Grand Cherokee Engine and Performance Issues" #167, 20 Sep 2007 7:44 pm
The new location should make it more likely that you will get a reply so keep an eye on it!
Also, creating multiple discussions for the same message is counterproductive so I've removed those newly created topics.
-Tom aka Tidester
Oct 03, 2007 (12:20 pm)
I am new to this forum and poking around,it looks very interesting. My interests? Cars cars cars! Well I do like to spend time on my lawn too.I love going to the drag races.
I have a 1966 Mustang Coupe that is pretty much a Restomod. If your a car person,you'll know what that means.
I have a 1997 Toyota 4Runner that I bought new with 115,300 miles on it and it runs like a champ,but I am starting to get board of it and the wife says I can buy a new truck if I want. What do you guys think of the GMC Arcadia or the Saturn Outlook? Or should I look at the Honda Pilot? Thanks for the feedback.
#539 of 560 Hello - new meat...
Dec 31, 2007 (10:56 am)
Just wanted to check in and say Hi - a little about myself - currently own a 98 4Runner and 07 Jeep Wrangler 4dr (both 2wd) and 2 motorcycles (his and hers respectively). Now that we have the Jeep it's time to start playing with the 4 Runner a little (4cyl, 2wd, auto tranny). Most of my other hobbies are expensive so I don't anticipate any suprises here either. Have 21 yrs exp as Machinery tech in the military and addt'l 7 yrs as a marine mechanic (b.o.a.t.= Break Out Another Thousand). Hope to receive friendly input on variety of subjects as a member here - Look forward to it. Happy New Year Folks!! Talk with you soon. (1st post on bd - 2.7 lrt performance...).
#540 of 560 New Member 1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport Owner - time to move on
Jan 05, 2008 (12:46 pm)
I've owned a 1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport since new. 250,000 km now and no major problems although body is really start to show its age. Floorboards on passenger side have rusted through and inside of vehicle is getting soaked. $2,000 in repairs over the last 2 years so time to move on.
What I want is a small to mid-sized SUV preferably with manual transmission, 4WD or AWD and a rear hatch that opens upwards. We tow a boat in the summer and a side opening rear entry just won't work. I hate the new styling with those small back windows. I'm used to lots of windows so I can actually see when I look over my shoulder. We thought we'd get a Forester but it just seems too small in the back seat. We have a daughter who will only get bigger. We plan to own this next vehicle for 10 - 15 years too so resale value is not an issue but reliability is.
We're interested in the Mitsubishis - good pricing and a good reputation in Japan if not so much here. Any other suggestions? Toyotas and Hondas are too high priced - I'm just not convinced they're worth it (although my previous car was a 1986 Toyota Tercel and it was GREAT!)