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Old 01-30-2014, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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B&B, I am in the market (in the next 6-12 months, so no rush) for a luxury SUV. Not just any, but a mid-sized (larger two row) or, if the vehicle is right, three row SUV. I have narrowed my choices down to an Acura MDX, who's third row hides so well you can't even tell it has one, or an up-level Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland/Summit. I'm 6'5, so that rules out compact SUV's (read: most SUV's). The problem I'm having is, I recently realized the joys of CPO. I've seen Porsche Cayennes in the 30-40k price range, used VW Touaregs, BMW X5's, etc, and the question is: what good luxury models in this specification should I be looking at, when durability is an important factor? I recognize that if I can save 5-10k off the purchase price of a new Acura MDX/JGC, a price I'm willing to spend, that I may have a repair or two crop up, but how crazy am I, really, for looking at an X5 or a Cayenne? The X5 I've heard horror stories about, so I'm honestly not even really considering one, but that's the size I'm looking at, so I figure I'd mention it. Should I be a wuss and buy new, or take the plunge and get some beautiful, slightly exotic CPO luxury metal, and if so, which?
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Denali Terrain AWD V6, because if your bitching about price you need to expand your definition of what "luxury" is. Remember Jack saying that luxury is now for the masses.*
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PrincipalDan said Denali Terrain AWD V6, because if your bitching about price you need to expand your definition of what "luxury" is. Remember Jack saying that luxury is now for the masses.* I would prefer to not have a tarted up version of the vehicle I already own. I guess when I say luxury, I'm talking features and interior/build quality. GM disappoints me with their CUV offerings - you have to spend nearly 50k on a Cadillac SRX to get proximity entry, at least I have yet to find a model on the lot that doesn't fit that description, and the same goes for the Buick Enclave.
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Luxury is very rarely synonymous with build quality these days.
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