Mini-SUVs.

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  1. dr.zed

    dr.zed DR.ZED OT Supporter

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    Which would you choose and why? (all 5 speed manual, all financed) (CDN prices)

    * I need the rear room to be the same as the Subaru (with the seats up).
    * Honda too little value for dollar, Kia Sorento too heavy.
    1) Subaru Forester (AWD)
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    Air Conditioning, Cruise, Power Windows
    $26,995
    48 mth = 3.8%
    60 mth = 4.8%
    3135 lbs
    173 hp, 166 tq boxter 2.5L 4 cyl
    2) Suzuki Grand Vitara JA (Full time 4WD)
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    Air Conditioning, NO cruise, Power Windows, Power Locks
    $25,495.00

    3582 lbs
    185 hp, 184 tq 2.7L V6

    3) Hyundai Santa Fe (FWD)
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    Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise
    $25,995.00
    48 mth = 3.9%
    60 mth = 3.9%

    3574 lbs
    185 hp, 183 tq 2.7L V6 (SAME ENGINE AS SUZUKI??)
    4) Mazda Tribute (FWD)
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    Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks
    $24,595.00

    3271 lbs
    153 hp, 152 tq 2.3L 4 cyl
    5) Saturn Vue
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    AC, power everything
    3207 lbs
    143 hp, 152 tq 2.2L 4 cyl
    $22,995
    48 mth = 0%
    60 mth = 0.9%
    6) Jeep Compass
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    AC, power window and locks, keyless entry

    3261 lbs
    172 hp, 165 tq 2.4L 4 cyl
    $20,140
    Financing not available.
    Doesn't look like this model is available yet???
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    My first choice would be #3, the quality has come a long way, and you get the 100k warrenty. I think its a great value.
     
  3. dr.zed

    dr.zed DR.ZED OT Supporter

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    Hyundai I have heard fantastic things about as well.

    Without seeing ANY of them but the Forester, on paper the Vue with its finance rate and options is the winnar.

    Still open to suggestions.
     
  4. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Vue is GM.. look at resale and overall quality before you buy..

    Have you considered the new Rav 4? I have heard lots of good things about those too.
     
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    dr.zed DR.ZED OT Supporter

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    Meh... I know what you're saying.

    For that interest rate and cost of the vehicle, I'll spend in resale what I'd spend in higher interest rates of the other vehicle.

    The eco-tec engine is well established, and so are transmissions.

    I am *not* concerned about the Vue's quality. Even though it may have ties with GM (and so does Subaru for that matter), I am not concerned at all. Most new vehicles with warranties are fine anyway. The Vue has has some very positive response from people I've talked to.

    Appreciate the thought though.
     
  6. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I dont see the Rav4 on the list?

    Compass hasnt came out yet.. should be soon, but I would be learly of a Version 1 vehicle.
     
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    Agreed to the Compass. It IS out at my Jeep dealer here in Canada, though they have limited supply. Sales guy told me it is tantamount to a Matrix or Vibe! That is MUCH less cargo space than I need.

    RAV4 = too little truck for too much money IMHO. Starting at 29K CDN is not where I want to go regardless of reliability. My wife told me the only Toyota she'd drive is a Supra anyway. ;)

    RAV4 doesn't come in manual transmission... :(
     
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  8. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Buy a big massive full size truck... :o
     
  9. 88rover

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    go with Subaru Forester (AWD), they go for ever!
     
  10. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    On that list I'd go with the Subie... the Compass barely qualifies as an SUV, get a Liberty or a used Cherokee if you're gonna go Jeep.
     
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    If I was getting a Vue I'd go for the 6cyl if they're still using the Honda drivetrain. Resale value drops quick though :GM: :hs:
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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  13. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Yeah get one of their new full size trucks :mamoru:


    :rofl: At you for calling a Compass a real Jeep :mamoru:
     
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    leave the sackrider alone. His stupidity is apparant from his own posts.
     
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    1/2. Tribute/Sante Fe
    3/4. Vue/Vitara (I've read great reviews about the Vitara)
    5. Subaru, I've heard they're expensive to fix. AWD is the greatest if you aren't WRC or AutoX IMO.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    :hsugh:

    i said 'jeep'....not 'DodgeGMChrystler Compass'
     
  17. dr.zed

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    UPDATE:

    Drove the Vue, horrible shifter position and the shifter was stiff as hell.

    We are buying the Subaru. Nobody could match the interior space. Basic interior, but we'll get used to it. I really enjoyed driving the one that was loaned to me, and this one will be no different I suspect.

    Thanks for the thoughts. Checked out nearly everything.
     
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    Thankfully you will almost never have to fix one.
     
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    ex had a subie outback... pita to fix and not reliable.
     
  20. sub9lulu

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    get a mazda cx7
     
  21. victionone

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    I would pick non of these. Resale value will be shit for all of them. How much are you trying to spend? Your choices range from FWD, to AWD, so do you want AWD?
     
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