Advice buying a new SUV

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  1. TheDerpWeb

    TheDerpWeb White Belt

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    Family is growing and we need a new vehicle. I've convinced the missus to forgo the minivan route and get an SUV. I've narrowed it down to these three and am looking for some input. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    1: Audi Q5 (smaller but good gas mileage)

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    2: Lexus rx350

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    3: VW Touareg (the TDI version; my personal fav)

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  2. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

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    Go with the q5, it's a great drive.
     
  3. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    You know that the Q5 and the RX350 are chick cars, and the VW and the Audi are maintenance nightmares, right?

    Seriously, go with a minivan. They're infinitely more practical vehicles for a family than these non-SUV CUVs.
     
  4. Jacket time

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    2013 Forester ftw

    minimal cost, safety, superb AWD, utilitarian

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  5. thecrosby627

    thecrosby627 We Can NEVER go back to Arizona!

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    Toyota Land cruiser.
     
  6. skarface

    skarface Bañned

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    cadillac srx
     
  7. TheDerpWeb

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    I don't give a shit about masculine v feminine labels. I'm man as shit and real men do, wear, and drive whatever we like.

    You're years behind on the VW claim. In the 90s and early 00s VW had issues but they've really addressed quality control over the last 5 years. The audi's I know nothing about, so thanks for the heads up.

    No fucking way I'm driving a minivan. But I assume you're sporting one?
     
  8. smittaayymma

    smittaayymma Green Belt

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    being from detroit i wouldn't advise anyone to buy foreign unless your in the market for a sports car. there's plenty of good american made suv's from gm. get a cadillac.
     
  9. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Do you own one of these? When I was in a rental SRX, I couldn't get out of it fast enough.
     
  10. TheDerpWeb

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    Why's that?
     
  11. TheDerpWeb

    TheDerpWeb White Belt

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    Thks. This would be a smarter choice for sure but I just can't get into the body style. We can finally afford to enter the luxury class SUV market so I'm leaning towards something a little higher end.
     
  12. therealdope

    therealdope Steel Belt

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    This ^^^. TS: you are also picking overpriced cars. Smarten the fuck up and get a Subaru.
     
  13. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    I don't believe you, because in the very same post, you wrote this:

    Just admit that your masculinity is tied up in your vehicle choice and/or that your car choices are a little effeminate. :cool:

    VW's cleaned up its act, but VW consistently rates below average in reliability.
     
  14. Aisorik

    Aisorik Purple Belt

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    CRV or Rav4, else go Lexus/Acura if you want something nicer.
     
  15. therealdope

    therealdope Steel Belt

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    Oh really? I just sat on a long flight next to the after sales mgr for VW and I can tell you this, they still have proprietary parts (like air filters) and you get fucked every time you need service.
     
  16. TheDerpWeb

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    Well played sir, well played.
     
  17. TheDerpWeb

    TheDerpWeb White Belt

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    When you're rich you don't need to be smart bro.
     
  18. therealdope

    therealdope Steel Belt

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    In that casem you may not be rich for long.
     
  19. SevenSamurai

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    This. Face the facts -A minivan is superior in every practical functional way except ground clearance over SUVs.

    SUVs are mostly for people who are holding on to their self image of being adventurous and exciting -rarely are they used for their advantage.

    I own both -and their is no comparison
     
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    not me but one of my coworkers does
     

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