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Ncmomof3

looking for the bells and whistles without breaking the bank. We generally keep our cars for 200,000 miles or till it won't go anymore. Reliability is a must. Looked at the RAV4 and CRv but disappointed in the features for the money. To get the bells and whistles we arrive more toward 30k and we are not comfortable with the price point. Thinking about looking outside of the box at KIA or others that offer better features but concerned about longevity.

Priorities: Exterior styling / Interior styling / Reliability & durability

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 45000
Maximum age: 5 years

Maximum price: US $ 23000

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Response from jasonmreece

1:36 am May 28, 2017

What about the Mazda CX-5? It's a great alternative to the CR-V and RAV4 for less money and it's more fun to drive. $23k will get you a 2015-2016 CX-5 Grand Touring with under 40k miles, no problem.

The CX-5 Grand Touring (GT for short) has heated leather seats, 9-spkr Bose audio system with Sirius/XM, Blind Spot Monitor w/ Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Navigation, 8-way power driver's seat, rain-sensing wipers, power moonroof, 19" alloy wheels, advanced keyless entry and push-button start, rearview camera and models with the optional GT Tech Package have Bi-Xenon or LED headlights.

As an added bonus, it also manages to be quicker and more fuel efficient than the CR-V and RAV4. Definitely worth a look!

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Response from Hambone

10:26 am May 28, 2017

"Styling" is subjective.

I'd suggest a look at a KIA Soul. Or a Sorento.
I've owned two Souls, 2013 and 2015, and am shopping for #3 now. I'll be getting a 2017 Exclaim. The basic ! stickers for under $24,000, and with the $3000 Tech Package you get all sorts of goodies like heated seats & steering wheel, heated rear seat cushions, power driver and passenger seats, blind spot & rear cross traffic warning, HID projector headlamps, fast-charge USB ports, etc. Look it up, but wait there's more.

You'll have your first 100,000 covered under the 10/100 powertrain warranty. A Soul has similar interior dimensions to an Impala or other large car, yet it's 163" long vs.about 200" and is EXTREMELY handy in town.

You can turn on a dime and get eleven cents change!

The new ! (Exclaim) model has the 1.6 turbo which has plenty of torque if you carry loads. My d-i-l is on her second Sorento, she got a 2017LX V6 and traded a 2008 which had been a real trooper and workhorse.
Sportage is larger ourside but little more interior space than a Soul.

I used to consider KIAs a joke until I drove a 2007 Spectra. I bought it. It served with NO problem for five years. Great little car.

Good luck in your search.

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Kia Soul
Kia Sorento

Response from NormT

10:41 am June 7, 2017

If you follow the question asked about the same time someone had a Kia/Hyundai and ran it onto the ground in 10 years or so. They were not the best car made and have to provide a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty today to intice buyers. So if you are looking for something to go 200,000 miles or more I'd look else where.

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Buick Envision
Buick Enclave

Response from Member1234

1:57 pm June 29, 2017

Surprised no mention of a Subaru Outback or Forester. As a life-long sedan driver (Toyotas (4), Mazda (1), Hyundai (1)), I really like the Outback I bought in 2015. The safety features are amazing, especially EyeSight. The convenience of an SUV'ish vehicle is wonderful. Will it go 200,000 miles? That I can't answe, but I do know of 2 old Subarus approaching that milestone.

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Subaru Outback
Subaru Forester

Response from NormT

9:23 am June 30, 2017

Becuase Subaru has an oil consumption problem and it up burning up our 2012 Forester. Unfortunatelyour class action suit letter to owners came after we traded it. It was not refined enough and was too loud on the highway. It was just a cheap car all around but drove well and was easy to see out of.

We had a GMC Terrain which my wife thinks was the best car she ever had. The lease is up and she didn't like the soften looks of the new one that is a 2018 so we got a Buick Envision Prem ll and are very impressed with it, so much we bought instead of lease this time.

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GMC Terrain
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