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  4 responses   BMW X3

Volvo XC60
Mazda CX5
  25 responses   New, Modern Sedan

Looking for a vehicle to replace my 2012 Suzuki Kizashi SLS. I am looking for a compact or midsize sedan with most of the bells and whistles. I am a GM fan, but just can't bring myself to buy a Cruze or Malibu (too boring). If the Buick Verano were...
  33 responses   used 6-7 seat, AWD wagon style

Hello. We currently have a 2008 Taurus X AWD with 130K on it. My wife and daughter compete to drive it. We are looking for a similar car for my wife to drive. Located in South Dakota, so winter driving is about half of the year. AWD is necessary, so...
  10 responses   Looking for one of a dying breed...

I currently drive an un-modded 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 (V6 / RWD / 6MT) that is fast, handles very well, and has been very reliable. I'm looking for something similar, possibly AWD. Subaru WRX is too choppy and I am not interested in Mustangs or paddle shifters, which leaves the...
  6 responses   Shedding the minivan and moving to a mid-size family SUV

About time to get the a new used car to replace our 2007 Honda Odyssey as the main family hauler as the kids are getting older and shuffling our car needs around. The only must-have at the moment is AWD/4x4. The ones on our shortlist are: Acura RDX, Honda CR-V,...
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  11 responses   RDX vs MKX

I am looking at CPO RDX and MDX, my preference being a bit larger than smaller. I plan to keep it well over a decade and will put less than 6K miles annually on it. I am coming out of a 2011 Jeep Wrangler 6 speed.

Must haves:
  5 responses   Fun, Comfortable, can haul a bike/kayak/snowboard

Considering 5cars, each with their own pros and cons. Mazda
Touring 2.5
(Stylish, NA, Premium Interior)

2.0i Premium 5-Door

Civic Hatchback
(Cheap, big)

(Cheap, Full Feature)

Golf GTI
(Fast but $$$...
  12 responses   Fun, comfortable CUV for empty nesters

Looking for similar car to Acura RDX, which we have disqualified for personal reasons.
  4 responses   reliable use car for a single woman

I bought my 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE in January 2000. I have done all of the regularly scheduled maintenance, and it has given me 17 years of reliable service. It has never left me stranded. Now it is 20 years old, and I'm starting to have unscheduled repair costs. I'm...
  4 responses   Reliable, fuel efficient SUV

I have hip and back problems, so want something I step up into (not low) with good lumbar support that won't have me feeling every bump in the road. I need to be able to lay down in it, so folding rear seats that go flat are key. I need...
  3 responses   fun car used for light travel, trips to the beach, etc.

Need a convertible with a back seat for the dog.
Looking at precertified Audi....either A3 or A5
  5 responses   reliable, fuel efficient (like compact size)

Looking for a used car for college student
  3 responses   The best Mid-sized SUV....??...

A vehicle that is enjoyable to drive...good handling...good accelleration...comfortable seating...drives good...comfortable on road trip...good in neighborhood driving ( street to street ) and reliable...

I am caught between Audi Q5...Volkswagen Toureg...Mrecedes Ml350...and BMW X3....

Have been looking at 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014...the upper years tend to get our of price range...$18,000...
  3 responses   All purpose/all weather city dweller w/highway hauling needs

Moving from a smaller city to Chicago, we would like to reduce our fleet...swapping our older Honda Accord and Jeep Patriot for one new, all-purpose vehicle. One which gives us 4WD/AWD for winter use in town, that's also small enough to comfortably parallel park, and with enough utility/space to haul...
  2 responses   2017 search

Considering a Subaru Outback or similar. We have a dog. Like to be able to haul 8 for boards.
  2 responses   next car

I need a car that will let me drive all around the bay area (on average I travel 100-200 miles every weekend), that is easy to park in a city and is reasonably priced.
  4 responses   Porsche Macan

I want something German, fast, nice, good looking, well made, and special. I don't want a large SUV and I'm tired of BMWs.

Currentlu looking to buy next fall. I used to have a Mercedes Benz GLK 350 2014 which I sold 2 months ago. I liked it very much and would buy a new one if only they still made them. I do not like the current MB line.

I am...
  3 responses   Fuel efficient small SUV

Probably 2017 Honda CR-V. Looking for excellent reliability, good gas mileage, reasonable interior passenger room, peppy engine.
  3 responses   Suggestions for Small Luxury SUV - AWD

I am looking for a compact luxury SUV that is reliable and doesn't cost too much to maintain. I live in New England area, so features like AWD is important to deal with driving in snow/winter weather conditions.
  8 responses   Reasonable repair costs, SUV, good acceleration, used

I'm trading my Mercedes E 550 fully loaded sedan (2008) because I need something less expensive to maintain. I have a grandson I like to haul around and want to take on vacation.
I am considering the Suburu Outback because it seems like it is reliable, will hold value and...
  13 responses   Fun, fast (ish), AWD car to satisfy the frustrated racer in me (that still has to haul a family)


Looking for fun, sporty car that's:
1) AWD
2) Manual
3) has descent horsepower (above average), turbo is fine
4) I'd _like_ to get > 20 mpg
5) 4 door sedan, hatch, or wagon
6) good reliability

This is my "oh shit I'm almost 50 and have...
  3 responses   Trading my subaru, what compares but is more fuel efficient and on the small side (no SUV)

I have been driving a subary legacy since 2004 (bought new); love the feel and handling of the car but am looking to downsize to something more efficient and less expensive on maintenance. I do not travel as much as I did when I purchased the car and have less...
  4 responses   2017 Car Buy

Looking for a luxury SUV, 5-7 seats, as daily commuter that can deal well with snowy/icy days.
  6 responses   Fuel efficient but good for lugging musical gear, and a dog

I am thinking of a Kia Soul

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