Post # 1
Hubby and I went to test drive cars yesterday; we’re thinking seriously of trading in his Mini Cooper S for a SUV/crossover.
These are the few contenders:
- Ford Edge/Lincoln MK-S
- GMC Terrain/Chevy Equinox
- Mazda CX-9 (we like but not very good mileage)
- Kia Sorento
We also looked at the Mitsubishi Outlander (which hubs really liked), Subaru Forrester (which I really liked) but they were ruled out for the most part because I thought the Outlander was too manly and hubs thought Subaru was too girly.
We are considering either new or certified pre-owned. We’re pretty open to suggestions if you know of a vehicle we didn’t check, thse are our main considerations:
- Fuel mileage
- Needs V6
- Needs to be able to haul about 2000 lb trailer
Thanks for any help or advice, bees!
Post # 3
I think the Nissan Muranos are nice
Post # 6
We recently got a new car, but at first we were looking at SUV’s. We ended up getting a car because I used to have a Ford Explorer and just wanted a car again since my Fiance has a truck, and we didn’t think we needed two large vehicles. But, if we had gotten an SUV, we would have gotten the Ford Edge. He and I both fell in love with it.
We ended up getting a new Mitsubishi Galant. We love it.
Post # 7
@Puggy – thanks for the input…I have a Honda Civic and of course, with his MINI we just have two small cars and are looking at a possible move so we do need one bigger one! That Ford Edge was really nice and we found some really great pre-owned deals.
Post # 8
Well, I’m a little biased having just traded in my Ford Explorer, which I loved so much. Also, my family is very much a Ford family. But, other than the fact that they are very good vehicles, I think that the styling of the Edge is just beautiful. Personally, I wouldn’t go for the Mercury version, because it’s pretty much the same car only nicer interior materials. And, I know in my personal situation with two dogs and hopefully trying for a baby next year, I didn’t really want to shell out the money for high end leather.
Have you tried Edmunds.com? They have a feature on there that lets you do side by side comparisons of vehicles. If you are on the fence, maybe one of the features will stand out to you and help you make the decision.
Post # 9
@Puggy – thx for the Edmunds suggestion! I was trying to rack my brain of all the places I looekd at cars the last time I went car shopping and I couldn’t remember that one for some reason!
Post # 11
my friend got the edge about two months ago. i LOVE it! i always volunteer her car for girls night out! lol … very roomy inside and runs so quietly! i think it also has awesome safety reviews.
Post # 12
I see yall are in Orlando,the Nissan Dealership on 436/Semoran between Colonial and University is where my Fiance got his Titan and his mom got her Murano. They have great customer service and I believe have some pre-owned vehicles there as well.
Post # 13
The Hyundai Santa Fe and the Hyundai Veracruz are two to consider. The Veracruz is bigger and fancier, but I really love the Santa Fe. The new ones are really stylish, and it’s won Consumer Report’s Best In Class before. Definitely worth a look IMO. 🙂
Post # 14
thanks mmaurcio…as the night has gone on, i think it’s narrowed down to ford edge and the kia sorrento
@gr8grl1020 – i liked the nissans, too, but hubs didn’t like them all that much for some reason. the murano is gorgeous!
Post # 15
@blueshoes – thanks! we actually didn’t look at hyundai at all so definitely I will take a look!!
Post # 16
Have a CX-9 and love it, i waited till 2008 close out and got $10,000 off on one of the last ones they had on the lot.