Last post on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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GMC Acadia, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Taurus X, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Honda Accord Crosstour, Dodge Journey, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#7346 of 7355 Re: Update time.... [apow]
Sep 12, 2013 (5:16 pm)
yeah, that one is at the bottom of the list anyway. (in no order) Top 3 on the list are the Pilot, 4Runner, & Pathfinder. Middle 3 are the Durango, Santa Fe, and Highlander. Bottom 3 are the Acadia, Exploder, and Flex.
One of my co-workers has a Borrego from Kia, but I do not believe they make it any longer. Looks nice though.
#7347 of 7355 Re: all the crossovers look like minivans these days [jeffmc]
Oct 06, 2013 (8:51 pm)
I test drove the 2014 Forester Premium, 2013 Rav4 XLE, 2014 Escape SE 4WD, 2014 Escape Titanium 4WD, and the 2014 Mazda CX5.
I drive through highly congested areas so visibility is important to me. The Forester had the best visibility followed by the Escape, the CX5, and then the Rav4. I didn't like the visibility of the Rav4, and the CX5. I felt that the best engine and handling was the Escape Titanium, Rav4, Mazda CX5, Escape SE, then the Forester.
The Forester had about the same power as the Escape SE but when I went down a hill to a stop sign, the downshift while slowing down was quite noticeable. I preferred the larger display for the backup camera on the Escape than the Forester. I am waiting to test drive a CRV.
#7348 of 7355 Re: all the crossovers look like minivans these days [rtmtvx]
Oct 07, 2013 (12:33 pm)
How did pricing compare, for what you drove?
#7349 of 7355 Re: Update time.... [odie6l]
Oct 08, 2013 (6:46 am)
I got to test drive a Flex that my neighbor has and it was really nice, very roomy, and surprisingly quiet. It might have moved up the list from the bottom. Will see. I'm kicking myself right now though for passing up a earthshattering / dinosaur extinction type of deal.
I had to pass up a brand new $38,500 loaded 2013 4Runner (no leather or nav) that I could have gotten at $22,010 after trade, Work employee discount, and special one-time rebate. My wife we "Need" to wait till late spring. I'm good at finding deal, but don't think I will ever come across that good of one again.
#7350 of 7355 Re: Update time.... [odie6l]
Oct 08, 2013 (12:38 pm)
Timing is everything.
A kid I coach in hoops has a Flex, he calls it their "Range Rover". Funny.
#7351 of 7355 CX-9 still one of the best....
Oct 09, 2013 (8:44 pm)
I bought a 2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring last November and I love it. I drove the Acadia, Pilot, MDX and Highlander before making a purchase decision. The MDX was the only other vehicle I liked, but I liked the CX-9 just as much. Since 2013 models were already out, the incentives on the 2012 CX-9 were amazing. It stickered for $38,315 and I bought it for $29,706 plus $66 tag/title fee and Sales Tax!
The one vehicle that I didn't consider at the time was the new 2013 Dodge Durango. I have driven a few as rentals since then and I would happily own a Durango as well.
#7352 of 7355 Re: all the crossovers look like minivans these days [ateixeira]
Oct 09, 2013 (9:36 pm)
I didn't spend the time in the negotiation. I had some notes on the sticker prices, but I misplaced them. These are in Washington state, with the destination fee, without tax and license, from what I can recall.
Mazda CX-5, Touring AWD, with a couple options and destination fee, around $28K.
Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium CVT, with all weather package and one of the popular packages, destination fee, around $27.5 K.
Toyota Rav4 XLE, navigation, no leather, around $29 K.
Ford Escape Titanium 4WD, over $33K. I didn't pay attention to the options. I was looking for a price without tax and licence for under $30K.
Ford Escape SE 4WD, over $31K. Most of the cars were loaded. I've owned a Ford vehicle before and I felt that it was overpriced.
#7353 of 7355 Re: all the crossovers look like minivans these days [rtmtvx]
Oct 11, 2013 (6:57 am)
Me too, more than one. Ford builds incentives in to their prices.
#7354 of 7355 Re: all the crossovers look like minivans these days [ateixeira]
Oct 14, 2013 (4:58 pm)
Every manufacturer has incentives, there are just different flavors of them and they are all built into the MSRP.
#7355 of 7355 Re: all the crossovers look like minivans these days [explorerx4]
Oct 15, 2013 (8:22 am)
As it was explained to me as to why the 4Runner did not. SM said the vehicle is not a High Move Item. They may only get 2-4 on the lot at any given time and are not pressured to move them, unlike a Highlander where they get 40+ of them. Since they get so many they have to give rebates / incentive to get them moving.
Kinda makes sense in a way.