car buying thread (look at me)

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  1. Wendel Clark

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    I was looking at the Tahoe. Not as big but I just got a 2019 Durango GT. About 2 weeks old and absolutely love it
     
  2. THF

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    My buddy loves his.
     
  3. Bricktop the white

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    Unless you own a ranch or have 5 kids please buy a sensible vehicle
     
  4. stangd

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    I have 4 kids, well three after one goes to college this summer... so it was a need.
     
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  5. Bricktop the white

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    4 kids? I thought the Amish weren't allowed to drive cars
     
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  6. stangd

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    Hahaha... ugh
     
  7. NoNatty

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    before the Santa Fe sport my wife had a Mazda and it was a piece of shit. She has a knack for buying awful cars, so I’m trying to take the lead on this as much as I can.
     
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  8. Bricktop the white

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    how long ago was that? the CX-5 and CX-9 are pretty much the kings of the crossover segment until you're dropping 20k+ over their cost.
     
  9. NoNatty

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    hers was a 2010, sold it in 2016 at which point it was having all types of mechanical issues shy of 100k. She doesn’t like the body style of most crossovers either, she wants something that looks like a SUV.
     
  10. Bricktop the white

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    Does she have any reason to have an SUV besides wanting to sit up high?
     
  11. NoNatty

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    well we need 6/7 seats due to kids and cargo. The preference for a more “traditional” SUV opposed to the crossover type is almost exclusively due to looks.
     
  12. HuskerInMiami

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    I doubt that. Almost all police are moving to the Explorers/Tahoes. That supply will hurt all Explorers, even the nice ones.
     
  13. lfriend

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    Are you sure that she's just not turning those cars into pieces of shit?
     
  14. NoNatty

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    police cruisers are a different model. The Explorer interceptors are going for 10k less than the base models.

    she drives like a grandmother, so I doubt it.
     
  15. stangd

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    Really thinking of a new Toyota Tacoma this time around..l.
     
  16. lfriend

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    Mazda's aren't really bad vehicles so not really sure why there were problems.
     
  17. seanofthedead86

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    Bumping this for advice

    Going to probably test drive a Colorado Z71 and a Tacoma tomorrow, both 2018s. Anyone have experience with either of these vehicles? Without driving either of them, I'm leaning towards a Tacoma. I feel they hold value a lot longer than every other midsize truck.
     
  18. Name P. Redacted

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    why not a Ranger
     
  19. seanofthedead86

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    Not a fan of how it looks
     
  20. bigred77

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    Not a lesbian
     
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  21. Corky Bucek

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    Currently at the dealership and they are seeing what they can do on best price. Only problem is the packages I want are not on their lot.
     
  22. Corky Bucek

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    Hey guys look at me please. End of the month has sped things up and went back again to the interwebs for quotes. Visited 2 dealers on Saturday, Dealer 1 fucked me with wrong quote on car and dealer 2 was not aggressive from the start and didn't have the right package to begin with. So went back to anonymous internet info seeker.

    I've got a dealer with two of the exact same models on color and interior (which is fine with me) gave me the lowest price so far. Hit up 6-7 different dealers in LA/OC to give them a chance as it is a popular model but a has a pair of of different packages that make it slightly rare. Maybe they can make a trade.

    Internet offer from the dealer with 2 called/sent offer ~$3k off what the KBB invoice says. This sounds like a really good deal already. But how much can I realistically get off from negotiations? I'm thinking of to offer another $1500 off and negotiate from there, settle halfway is my thought. They only know I am purchasing, potentially financing (side note: if they give me 3% or less and I would or I am buying cash (no soonergrad)). They never asked about a trade in on the phone (others did) which is 10 year old Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have a number in mind on the trade in, but as long as the don't low ball the shit out of me I would take it.

    This is my first time buying from a dealer so maybe I am ignorant (insert Michael Jackson South Park)
     
  23. REGGNECK

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  24. Simon Templar

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    When we bought last time I did a lot of trying to get a great deal. I remember some site maybe called TrueCar where you could put stuff in and it was supposed to be hassle free. Did all that and then went and decided to try and negotiate myself. Was better when I did it myself.
     
  25. FourClover01

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    Just bought my new 2015 Audi A6 3.0. Night blue, with the nugget brown interior. Bought it online through Vroom, they shipped the vehicle within 7 days right to my door. 7 days to try it out or 250 miles, great experience. Fuck going to the dealership, vroom the "uber" of buying cars.

    Oh and I picked up the ride 2-3k under market value imo.
     
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  26. Arkadin

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    Gonna need that 2-3k for some basic repairs soon
     
  27. C A N E

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    Buying a 4 year old German car?

    Keep a little slush fund for repairs.
     
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  28. Fusiontegra

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    2019 Forrester is about a month old now.

    Drives really well. Still trying to adjust to the auto-shut off at stop lights and the only thing I really don’t like, that I didn’t know going in, is the trouble Subaru has had with their radio units in the last few years. There’s evidently a class action suit in discover stage because of constant problems with everything related to their head unit. I’ve had some aggravation with Bluetooth randomly dropping and CarPlay being a pain in the ass but nothing else.
     
  29. WC

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    Figure out the number* you want to pay using research, KBB value, down payment, trade in, etc, and then go tell the salesman. He’ll say no way and then you leave. He’ll call you back that day with a better price, but not what you asked for. Say no thanks again. He’ll call you back again the next day or 2 with an offer that’s ~$500 ish off from yours. I’d accept at that point but you can keep playing ball if you want.

    *This only works assuming you’re giving a reasonable number. They can do anything they want to get to the number ie giving you more dealership cash or more for your trade in. Doesn’t matter how they do it, if they want to move the car they’ll do it.
     
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  30. dukebuckeye

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    I heard about this too, but I bought my 2015 BMW 528 three years ago and have had zero issues. I guess I’m lucky?
     
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  31. dukebuckeye

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    Looking at selling my BMW now though because I need more room with the kids.

    Think I’ve narrowed it down to an Escalade or Range Rover. Anyone have either? Thoughts on them?
     
  32. seanofthedead86

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    Not going to the dealership today. Will probably go to the Toyota dealership this coming Saturday.
     
  33. REGGNECK

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    Been driving Land Rover since 2000...
    But seriously considering a Tesla .
     
  34. Vinegar Strokes

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    Buy :americafuckyeah:
     
  35. FourClover01

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    I expect to spend a little more on maintenance when buying a BMW, Mercedes or Audi.
     
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  36. FourClover01

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  37. Arkadin

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    Everyone I know with an Audi loves it, but the cost of repairs being insane is a running joke
     
  38. Bricktop the white

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    If you're buying a giant stupid suv, the navigator is the best of the bunch
     
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  39. Old_Gregg

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    Range Rovers are fantastic when working properly. If you buy used, just make sure to get a good extended warranty. When they get up past 75k miles the service work gets expensive as fuck.
     
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  40. dukebuckeye

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    Lol @ giant stupid SUV. I need more space and my ego is too big to get a practical minivan.
     
  41. dukebuckeye

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    I’ll look into the navigator though.
     
  42. dukebuckeye

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    I typically try to buy 2-3 years old with less than 35k miles.
     
  43. AptosDuck

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    It's coming

    Long-term maintenance is where it gets pricey.
     
  44. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    If you’re going to buy an Escalade wait till next year when they add super cruise.

    It’s the tits.

    I was in the middle size SUV market. I hated the Velar, but the sport was nice. Not nearly as roomy as an Escalade.

    Really enjoyed the X5 so I’m sure the X7 is a peach.

    I ended up in an XC60 that I love to death. I’m already planning for the 2021 hybrid XC90 with level 4 autonomy.
     
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  45. Bricktop the white

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    Alex on autos is indispensable for any car search.
     
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  46. AptosDuck

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    The correct answer is Honda Odyssey

    Cheaper, more space, safer, more reliable

    Not a pussywagon, but you already have kids
     
  47. Bricktop the white

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  48. One Two

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    Opinions please on Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 2015 and later please and thank you.
     
  49. Bricktop the white

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    Buy a sedan unless you own a ranch or have 2+kids
     
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  50. One Two

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    I have a sedan currently and am sick and tired of playing tetris every time I go to Home Depot