View Full Version : Looking to get a new car. Need suggestions!

05-26-07, 01:22 AM
I'm looking to get a 4 door SUV or truck (used). It needs to have a V6, 2002 or newer year and under 70k miles on it. I have $15000 or less to spend on it. I've been browsing all over the car prices on auto trader, kbb and manufacture sites but wanted to get some real opinions/experiences before I go hunting. A big deal to me is the warranty. If it shits a part in the next 5 years I'd like to just be able to drop it off at a dealership.

Been looking at...
Toyota RAV4, Tundra and Tacoma
Kia Sportage
Nissan Pathfinder

Any opinions? :)

05-26-07, 09:26 AM
The RAV4 dominates the small SUV market. Granted years ago when it first came out..it was a "ladies SUV". It grew up a few years later...and a couple of years ago the last model change really matured it. Avail with a potent V6 of 260 or 280-ish horse...it'll 0-60 in under 7 seconds. And still have decent gas mileage.

The Pathfinders are popular...I'm sorta not a Nissan fan...but my colleague at work has one, loves it.

Jeeps Liberty is another popular one in this class...I have one. Honks on the highway. And what I like about it..the usual Jeep ruggedness...as I beat the crap out of my vehicles, and drive them hard...very hard, and fast.

05-26-07, 11:27 PM
Infiniti QX4 same as the Pathfinder with more lux.

Chevy Silverado 1500 seems to be the truck of choice see them more than the F150 and seems pretty relaible.

05-28-07, 05:28 PM
Toyota 4Runner imo a nice vehicle... i had a 1990 and i loved every minute i was in that SUV

05-30-07, 11:32 PM
Chevy Trailblazer FTW!!!! Very roomy and great power!

06-01-07, 11:42 PM
first gen Hyundai santa fe with the 3.5 V6 AWD is another good choise

06-02-07, 09:41 AM
first gen Hyundai santa fe with the 3.5 V6 AWD is another good choise

Sure, a Santa Fe is a good choice, if you have a vagina.

06-02-07, 05:54 PM
The Pathfinders are nice but they have flaws. Back seats(both rows) are not adjustable. Front ones dont adjust enough.

Nothing sturdy inside to attach bungie cords or rope to, just a couple little cheap ones.

06-03-07, 12:35 AM
should be able to find a 4runner '03 ish with 40k miles around $15k.

06-03-07, 09:34 PM
There is a toyota dealer in my home town. I was gonna walk in and see what they had for like 17k. If I liked any of it I would tell them if they can make all the final numbers work out to be 15k after taxes I would pay cash.

Hyundi is tempting for the warranty. If I bought a 2004 wouldn't I get like 7 years warranty with it for free?

09-29-07, 09:10 PM
Either a Pathfinder or a Tacoma.

10-03-07, 12:19 PM
if you have a vagina.

I do.

10-03-07, 02:51 PM
Long story short every used car dealer tried to work me over (not that I'm surprised). Bad news is when people try to do that I get pissed instead of ignore it. So I wouldn't buy anything from them.