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Want something to replace my Acura MDX but not as big so my 79 y/o mom could occasionally drive it. Want it for garage sales around town, AWD to go out to my property in country. Really Need a Hatchback of some kind.

Priorities: Safety & braking / Cargo capacity / Materials & workmanship

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Hatch / Wagon / SUV

Car Needs: Family transporter / Errands about town / Towing or hauling / Fun toy

Primary Driver(s): Senior driver / Short driver / Tall driver

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 70000
Maximum age: 6 years

Maximum price: US $ 15000

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Response from Dnslater

7:11 am September 20, 2016

It would be really helpful if you gave more criteria as the above narrowed it down to just about every SUV/CUV on the market. Do you have a long commute? What do you need to tow? Do you want it to be fast/good handling? Does your "place in the country" have paved roads? So far everything from a used Suburban to a Subaru Impreza fits your given needs.


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Response from mkaresh

2:14 am September 30, 2016

As suggested by Dnslater, more details on your likes/dislikes and requirements would help us provide recommendations.

Based on what you have said, I think a compact crossover with good outward visibility, forward collision warning, and blind sport warning would be best. The hard part: finding a crossover with this safety tech for $15,000. The closest match might be a 2014 Buick Encore--unless it's too small. But one with these features will probably run nearly $20,000.

There aren't many AWD hatchbacks available. Subaru's safety tech package only became available on the Crosstrek for 2016, so one with it would be far above your maximum.


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Buick Encore

Response from gogogadgetsg

2:16 pm October 13, 2016

Thanks for all the responses. The roads out in the country are not paved. Commute is only 30 min.
But I am not considering another Acura MDX a 2006 a friend can't afford to keep anylonger. Its just like my old one except 3 years newer & has around 165000 miles where the other had 229000. miles when traded in. Also it has the upgraded pkg that offers navi. I'm seriously considering it since I miss my Acura so much.
I'm being offered the Acrua at 5k with a trade of my hubbys old 2002 Nissan Frontier that has 184000 miles & leaks oil from the rear main seal & overheats. IDK.....

PS. The Buick Encore is a great idea. Wonder if it comes with AWD.


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Response from NormT

2:27 pm July 18, 2017

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