Looking for mid-full size SUV 4x4

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  1. popsnbeer

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    Gas Mileage doesn't matter. But I am trying to keep it inexpensive. People say that I am cheap but, I am thinking sub 24k range.

    Anyone see good deals on these w/ V8 and 4x4 in their local papers lately?
     
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    Tahoe is the best full-size for the money -- but you're not getting one new for $24k.


    At that price range you're limited to like an Xterra. 4runner is going to be about $5k more.
     
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    Find a base model Tahoe. You should be able to pick one up around 28K with incentives and little to no haggling. They have like 4K in incentives right now so that puts it around 30K for a base model (no 4X4) before any negotiations. If you don't want NEW you can probably find a new model 4X4 for 24K.
     
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    Used Land Cruiser/Sequoia/4Runner V8
     
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    wrong. If he wanted new, then maybe... If you want new, then buy whatever you want....

    but in the used market, there are clear winners when it comes to best value. And Tahoe is one of those winners. You will get 10x the vehicle buying a used tahoe compared to a lc/sequoia/4runner.
     
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    :rofl: what a piece of shit. Save money and get an Xterra. You'll get a few thousand dollars saved to use for gas, plus a usable back seat, and a much better engine.
     
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    thanks for all the responses, but decided not to purchase anything right now. Gonna wait until I have more $$ to get something good.

    The wife got a new patriot though :doh:, but she loves the thing, and we didn't want to spend more than 15k for her vehicle, and she wouldn't consider a car.

    She's coming from a base 01' taco, so I am worried a few years down the line when things start breaking and she's not used to it.

    I did go out and drive a 2wd quad cab taco w/ the 4.0 and that thing was pretty nice for only 20k.
     
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    If he's buying new, then pretty much everything within the same class is going to be similar in price. There are incentives here and there, but it's all fairly close... So buy what you want.


    However, let's look at a 2004 Tahoe LT vs a 2004 Seqouia Limited:

    KBB comes out to $15k for the Tahoe and $21k for the Seqouia... Same mileage and options.

    And the funny thing is that the 5.3L in the tahoe is a better motor... And the Tahoe will last just as long, if not LONGER than the Sequoia. Plus a Tahoe is cheaper to repair out-of-warranty when compared to the Sequoia.

    So although both vehicles cost teh same when new, just 3 years old you save $6k buying the Tahoe.

    And that's why the vehicle you buy new is usually not a good used buy. And the best cars to buy used are generally poor buys when new.
     
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    and you get GM quality. I'd rather spend the extra money.
     
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    Tahoe is excellent quality. The dash is a hunk of plastic... big deal. I know lots of people with tahoes and they don't rattle. They're built solid, they have great get-up-and-go, they're reliable, and they last forever.

    I have had a Tacoma and Tundra... both have had dashes that rattle... and my Tundra has the same dash as the sequoia, and guess what -- it's a big hunk of plastic, too!



    Now if we're talking cars, then sure I wouldn't recommend a GM. But when it comes to fullsize trucks and suvs, GM knows what they're doing.
     
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    take your dash compliment and toss it. I don't care about that. I mean overall build quality. You hear about way more powertrain failures in GM's than in Toyotas. I sold car parts for major suppliers for 4 years, and worked part time at a junk yard for 2 years. In my 6 years of dealing with the public, I have sold WAY more GM drivetrain components than toyota, nissan, and Hondas all combined.

    But hey, thats just my real world experience.

    Oh, I did have one rattly dash ever...in my 99 S15 GMC.
     
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    But those numbers are tainted. GM fullsizes out-sell ALL of those vehicles. They are also abused WAY more than the other vehicles.

    Fleets, rentals, government agencies, etc all abuse the fuck out of their vehicles -- and that accounts for a large percentage of GM fullsizes. Furthermore, even normal owners are more likely to abuse a GM fullsize than say a Honda Accord.

    Yea I've owned a T10 and T15 and the dashes in those were really bad with rattles.
     

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