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looking for very reliable luxury SUV, older ok but needs to be one that will go a long time

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Looking for nice SUV that will run forever and not have a lot of mechanical problems. Thinking Lexus RX350, Acura MDX or older body style Sequoia (2002-2008). Also love the BMX X5 but havent read good things about it.

Priorities: Reliability & durability / Exterior styling / Safety & braking

Preferred Bodystyle(s): SUV

Car Needs: Family transporter

Primary Driver(s): New driver

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 100000
Maximum age: 8 years

Maximum price: US $ 18000

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Response from lizlec

7:22 pm September 30, 2016

RX or MDX will suit your needs ... still, have them inspected by a mechanic (don't rely on seller even if it's a garage) ...

BMW will not only be less reliable, it's usually more tricky and expensive to get them repaired.


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Response from Dan

3:06 pm October 11, 2016

Not traditional SUVs, but suggest you also look at the last gen Volvo XC90 and the Cadillac SRX.
Both are comfortable vehicles that drive wonderfully.


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Volvo XC90
Cadillac SRX

Response from mkaresh

11:14 pm October 13, 2016

The Lexus is easily the most reliable of those mentioned. The Acura MDX has had some issues here and there, though usually not something serious.

I wouldn't get a Sequoia unless you really need something that big. If you don't need a Lexus badge, the Highlander is mechanically similar to the RX.

With a BMW or Volvo that's more than six years old the odds of expensive problems are fairly high. Especially with the BMW.


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Toyota Highlander

Response from NormT

1:37 pm July 18, 2017

The SRX is a good size but can be pricey. The Buick Encore can be purchased new online for $18,000 or less. It was compared to the first generation BMW X1 as a $13,000 less BMW by Automobile magazine.


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