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6'4" 55 year old looking to replace 2008 Toyota Avalon

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I'm a 6'4" 55 year old looking to replace a 2008 Toyota Avalon that has 198,000 miles. I've enjoyed the Avalon, specifically, it is a Touring model (stiffer suspension) and no sunroof. The 3.5 L V-6 is a great engine, enough power with decent gas mileage. I've kind of been all over the place with what I've looked at. I want something easy to get in and out of, with plenty of headroom. I thought I wanted a Acura RDX, but there's just not enough headroom. I drove a the Audi Q5 and it's a likeable vehicle, but I don't think I'm going to be overly enthusiatic about letting the dog hop into a $50K vehicle. I'm considering a Toyota Highlander, but I can't decide if it's ugly or not.
Right now all Iuse the car foris driving to the airport, about 50 miles. It sits there all week and on Thursday and I drive it home. I want enough engine to get around slower traffic. I rent a different car every week, and the cars I've rented that I liked were a Ford Edge, a Mazda 6, and I think it was an Infiniti QX50.
Any suggestions, or anything you might suggest I consider?

Priorities: Front seat support & comfort / Reliability & durability / Powertrain performance

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 45000
Maximum age: 4 years

Maximum price: US $ 45000

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Response from NormT

2:06 pm July 10, 2017

The Sedan market is dwindling as CUV/SUV sales surge past them. Look at Internet places like cars.com, autotrader, TrueDelta, and cargurus for the best deals like $6,000-15,000 off various models. Then have it shipped to your door, piece of cake.

For the best riding, performance, and fuel economy, look to Buick or Cadillac. They also have the most discounted price that usually competes against a segment down just on price alone.

I'm right behind you in age have owned or currently owned most of these cars.


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