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#6890 of 7326 Re: Forester -- should I heat the leather? [ateixeira]
May 26, 2009 (8:52 pm)
She signed the papers on it tonight. The car is blue booked for private party at $16,100. Trade in, $13,350. She bought it for $13,500. I think its a screaming bargain myself. Local Hyundai dealer said it hadn't been wrecked, and could see where the oil had been changed and tires rotated. Filters starting to get dirty, but not overdue for replacement.
2007 Santa Fe GLS 2WD, Heated Leather, Moonroof, etc.
The lowest asking price in town for a 3.3L was $17,000 (with the deal-breaker moonroof). She had to have that moonroof!
My best friend got a new used car today too, as an wedding present from his folks. A 2005 V6 Accord (same color scheme as my graphite 2006 model). Two of my favorite people got new cars today. I'm excited for both! (my GF's Saturn needed a transmission, and my friend's '97 Maxima had 210k miles on it, and left him stranded twice last month). God is good!
#6891 of 7326 Re: Forester -- should I heat the leather? [thegraduate]
May 27, 2009 (9:22 am)
Congratulate her for me.
At $13,500, wow, that's nothing. Great deal. In this case the depreciation helps you, the 2nd buyer.
The 2.7l should be OK with FWD, which is lighter and has less drivetrain loss than the AWD.
Those are rated pretty well, so she got a great value for the price. Congrats again.
#6892 of 7326 Re: Forester -- should I heat the leather? [ateixeira]
May 27, 2009 (7:09 pm)
I knew it was a steal; couldn't believe it was going to be accepted until she called me and had the keys! I'm going to link her to this page so she can read for herself.
#6893 of 7326 i got a ride in a pilot today
May 29, 2009 (6:31 pm)
what a pos. tons of squeeks and rattles, tire noise, transmission could not stay in gear.
it did ride pretty well though, had less wind noise than my explorer and seat was comfortable in a half hour ride.
#6894 of 7326 Re: i got a ride in a pilot today [explorerx4]
Jun 04, 2009 (11:25 am)
What year? The new one, or the previous generation?
#6895 of 7326 Re: Forester -- should I heat the leather? [explorerx4]
Jun 08, 2009 (6:32 am)
Me too. I have the cloth seats, with the seat heaters. Leather is nice, but leather in the south doesn't make much sense. Unless you like hot seats.
#6896 of 7326 Re: i got a ride in a pilot today [ateixeira]
Jun 08, 2009 (3:50 pm)
my guess is it was about 3 maybe 4 years old. gen 2 front end styling.
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#6898 of 7326 Major repairs - Acadia vs Honda Pilot
Jul 15, 2009 (7:16 am)
Our Acadia was purchased new in May 2007. A year later I couldn't believe the catastrophic failures the vehicle had. Our history now includes a transmission rebuild, 4 transmission leak repairs, a failed batter, a failed air conditioner part that caused water to drain inside the car in pint size quantities, a failed water pump, and the last straw was that the engine just had to be removed for another major failure. All of the service has been through GMC dealers and warranted, but I have no confidence in the vehicle for my family to drive it. I tried to get help trading it from GM, but once they had my money that didn't care. This was a fully loaded $42,000 vehicle that has spent 8 weeks in the shop with the engine , transmission, water pump, AC system, and battery all having major failures. It is my problem now. I shouldn’t have to trade in a 2 year old car. It looks like that is going to cost me $10,000 out of pocket to trade it.
I would be extremely careful before looking at the GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse, Saturn Outlook, or Buick Enclave they are all the same vehicle.
#6899 of 7326 SUV comparisons
Jul 15, 2009 (11:26 am)
Greetings everyone...I'm new to this discussion. I've looked at the following:
1. RAV4 Limited
2. CRV EX
3. Nissan Rogue SL
4. 2010 Equinox LS
5. Jeep Patriot Limited
6. Subaru Forester Limited
Prices are all pretty close. They all have some minor differences. RAV4, CRV and Subaru are all top rated...any thoughts?