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Old 03-17-2015, 05:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First time poster, long time reader.* One of my favorite sections of TTAC, other than the reviews is listening to the opinions of the Best and Brightest.* So I am asking for your help.*

18 Months ago, my wife and I replaced her 2005 Gen 1 Acura TSX 6mt with a 2014 Acura RDX Tech with AWD.* We now have 2 kids and she needs more room for the kid stuff.* She does have to travel in some nasty weather for work (Upstate NY) so the added benefit of AWD is nice.* My wife has a big Honda bias.* In Grad school she drove a 94 Honda Civic EX and she was hooked.* We did sample the forbidden fruit of German sports sedans (2003 Audi A4 1.8t quattro) and it was a nightmare of a money pit, we dumped it after 73K and swore off Euro brands (right or wrong) for a long time.*

Here's the rub: The RDX is just ok.* It gets Ok mileage, it is Ok to drive, it is Ok space wise, it is Ok.* SHe says she likes it, it is just boring.* I am less than enthused. *

So before I ask for advice, you should know the parameters of our choices.* We would like to have at least 1 vehicle with 3 Rows.* Not sure why, just do.* Our goal is to have only 1 car payment at a time.* We don't ever lease.* She drives 43 Miles per day, I drive 3 miles per day.

I currently drive a 2008 Toyota Sequoia.* Great Truck, 97K miles and 3 rows and paid off.* When the RDX is paid off (36months), I want a Pick-Up.* (Tundra, F-150, Sierra)

Option 1:* Trade the RDX on an CPO MDX, keep the Sequoia for 5 more years.* I drove a 2015 MDX and it is much nicer that than the RDX, not much more exciting but, better

Option 2: Wait until Summer and trade the RDX on a 2016 Pilot and Keep the Sequoia for 5 more years.

Option 3: (My wife's idea) Lease a 2016 Civic Si 6MT, keep the Sequoia as a 3rd vehicle and lease a new Pick up.* Driving 3 vehicles between 2 people can be tough.*

Option 4: Suck it up, these are first world problems, just be happy you have these kind of issues.*

OK: Let me have it:* What other scenarios have I forgotten or should consider....
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