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#25 of 33 Re: QX [klick]
Feb 15, 2007 (8:24 am)
I'm again grateful for your time. I hope my explanation helped you understand why I had such a hard time with this decision. I did choose to buy the Infiniti, but bad weather in my area has prevented its delivery so I have had time to reconsider. This has been a blessing to me as your advice has made me feel better about the purchase. I hate spending such a large amount of money on something I'm not sure I should be buying.
Can you clarify something you said in your last post? You said if it were you you would live with the occasional inconvenience of having a few things in the seating area than the "inherent inconeveniences of the Caddy." Can you please specify what these inconveniences are exactly?
Are these ones you mentioned before?
Finally, in my understanding the recommended alternatives to the Infiniti are the 1) minivan, which I don't care for, and the 2) Buick Enclave (which isn't available until the summer, and seems like it has less cargo space than the QX) and the Mercedes GL (not enough cargo space). Are these the only alternatives to the Infiniti given my need for cargo space and desire for an SUV that drives as car like as possible? Are there any cars I missed looking at?
Thanks again, Klick. After you answer these two questions, I think I am done with this process. Thanks again for helping my through the buying process. I feel a lot better about my decision.
#26 of 33 Re: QX [chrangela]
Feb 15, 2007 (9:35 am)
The inherent inconveniences are indeed the same issues that I mentioned previously.
Also, I think you've considered all the viable choices except perhaps the Saturn (upon which the Buick is based), but I suspect that it has less space than the Infiniti.
Glad I could be helpful.
#27 of 33 The inherent problems of the Caddy
Feb 15, 2007 (10:10 am)
I went back and reread you list of inherent problems with the Caddy. Here is what you told me:
(1) the Caddy ESV is too unwieldy to drive because of its gargantuan length, (2) I can't stand the styling of the Caddy, (3) I would have more faith and confidence in the build quality and reliability of the Infiniti, and (4) the Infiniti is significantly less expensive than the Caddy.
I understand everything except number one. Are you speaking of parking issues? What do you mena it is unweildy to drive?
#28 of 33 Re: The inherent problems of the Caddy [chrangela]
Feb 15, 2007 (11:23 am)
It's significantly longer and a little heavier. This will probably make parking and maneuvering in tight places more difficult than would be the case with the Infiniti.
#29 of 33 Re: The inherent problems of the Caddy [klick]
Feb 22, 2007 (7:33 am)
I have had a QX loaner all week while my car gets ready. It is very scary to drive something so heavy. I wonder whether the Caddy would have felt as difficult to stop.
Oh well. I hope I get used to it.
I am to pick up my QX today. I weas rereading my leas eagreement and noticed that the early termination fees invovle all unpaid payments. This essentially means I can't terminate early. Does anyone know whether this is a customary term for lease agreements?
#30 of 33 Re: american made issue
Oct 23, 2007 (8:35 am)
Hi i'm curious about your comment re american made.
I have previously leased and had no problems ever with my Acura SUV, Pathfinder or current Highlander Limited SUV, but now WANT to buy American (just for patriotic reasons). I have test drove alot of the SUV's in the last 2 months (all 2007's)(I go by looks and quiet smooth ride). Although I loved the Enclave. I cannot afford it, however, I can get into a LINCOLN MKX 2007 with their current lease special for $1000 down OTD and $403.10 month for 39 month including tax. Should I not proceed? I already put down $500 deposit on a gorgeous red MKX, the interior is light camel leather with blond wood, what is wrong with american made? I could also get into the 2007 Murano with touring package but the MKX is much more luxurious. Should I wait for 2008's to come out?
#31 of 33 Re: american made issue [allisonh]
Oct 23, 2007 (7:00 pm)
Patriotic reasons? I believe that the MKX may be made in Canada or Mexico!
A lot of the foreign manufacturs are actually made here. Mercedes ML is in NC or SC, Pathfinder, Titan, Armada, Frontier in TN, and several others.
#32 of 33 Re: american made issue [paisan]
Nov 09, 2007 (9:15 am)
You are correct. My MKX was made in CANADA!!! Which I Did not know until i looked at the small sticker on driver side window when i brought it home! Oh well.... I still love it. thanks
Feb 24, 2012 (12:43 pm)
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