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    Looking to get a new car. Need suggestions!

    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Toyota 4Runner imo a nice vehicle... i had a 1990 and i loved every minute i was in that SUV
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    Chevy Trailblazer FTW!!!! Very roomy and great power!
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    first gen Hyundai santa fe with the 3.5 V6 AWD is another good choise
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightowl View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    should be able to find a 4runner '03 ish with 40k miles around $15k.

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    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?

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    Either a Pathfinder or a Tacoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prey521 View Post
    if you have a vagina.
    I do.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    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.

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