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You are in the Toyota RAV4
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Mazda CX-7, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#119 of 154 Re: Cute Utes [defreitasm]
Dec 29, 2006 (12:24 am)
I guess I did miss that - thanks for pointing it out.
#120 of 154 Re: Cute Utes [defreitasm]
Dec 29, 2006 (4:41 am)
What I can't understand: why is anyone going way back to August to rehash old material? Let's get on with current topics.
#121 of 154 Re: I am shopping for one... [jennafl]
Dec 29, 2006 (6:02 pm)
Comments please.. I read the article and have to ask about RESALE value in 4 years on each. I am guessing the Honda holds its value better?
Anyone can email me about the Santa Fe, Saturn Vue, and the Honda CRV.. I am looking at all three 2007's and I am really torn. Mileage is terrible.. warranties are not the same... eeek!.+
I am of the opinion that anybody who has to worry about the resale value of a car shouldn't be buying one new in the first place.
#122 of 154 Re: I am shopping for one... [readerreader]
Dec 29, 2006 (6:16 pm)
"I am of the opinion that anybody who has to worry about the resale value of a car shouldn't be buying one new in the first place."
Spoken like someone who has never owned a Renault LeCar, Merkur XR4Ti, or Sterling 800...
#123 of 154 Re: I am shopping for one... [carlitos92]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2006 (7:48 pm)
I drive them forever and I look into resale - if my new car is totalled within the first few years of ownership and the resale value has tanked, I won't get as much back from the insurance company as I might with a brand that holds its value better.
Here's a good way to figure out depreciation of your projected new ride:
True Cost to Own
#124 of 154 Re: Sante Fe: Go test drive this vehicle! [scion1969]
Dec 30, 2006 (10:20 am)
You might like the CX9 that is coming out at the first of the year. Same as the CX7 BUT is 15 inches longer and adds a third row of seats -- no turbo so it won't require the premium fuel either.
#125 of 154 Re: Sante Fe: Go test drive this vehicle! [kp58]
Dec 30, 2006 (11:14 pm)
CX-9 is bigger and looks like an inflated CX-7... just keep in mind that under the hood it's a different animal. It has a Ford engine. Some might like that, others... well not-so-much.
#126 of 154 I bought one...@@@
Jan 12, 2007 (10:28 am)
The winner is a baby blue Santa Fe 2007 SE - they added leather seats for free. I traded a 2001 Ford with 65K on it that I bought used in 2001 that needed $2500 worth of work done to it (sending unit in gas tank for one).
Hence the resale value worry. I keep cars for 5 years and tend to pay them off early (kept Hondas I owned for 6+ years and still got 5K or more in trade for them). Resale value is a fact of life if that is your down payment!
Anyway, I LOVE the car.. and I have the 3.3 and I am getting 19.5 MPG IN TOWN!!! My Ford got 16 in town (and it was a Taurus Wagon). Thanks all for the input...
Anyone have an opion on buying a "bra" for it... ?
Jan 13, 2007 (10:19 am)
What is entailed to keep it clean? I am in FL and thinking about our twice a year love bug infestation.. nasty things have acid in their bodies.. do real damage to paint.
Also, can this roof rack carry a canoe? Any advice on that?
I have the SE 3.3 with a third row seat.