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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, I'm looking for something new:

My Tribute is almost up to 50,000 miles and I really want to get rid of it at the end of the summer before it hits 50,000 and the value takes a nose dive. I figured you guys would like picking cars for me to look at.
Here are my criteria in order of importance:

1. I would get $17,000 back from trading in the Tribute and I really don't want to add anymore than $17,000 to it, so nothing over $34,000.

2. Must be new or no more than a year old (I want a factory warranty)

3. Must be High HP (or really just not slow, the tribute is way too slow for my taste) or Diesel.

4. Must have 4WD/AWD, preferably not full time, but that seems to be the norm

5. Must be bigger than my '03 mustang (one of the main reasons I have a second vehicle)

6. No pickup trucks or vans

7. I travel 500+ miles every other weekend or so, I can't have that poor of mileage (nothing worse than 17mpg highway, preferably 19mpg or better)

8. Options wise, I don't really care, but I do like cruise control and prefer cloth seats to leather.

There ya go, have at it.



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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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alright, im a chevy guy, but they sold out and dont do performance in thier suv's anymore;

but, 2006 dodge durango, 335hp, AWD, 370ft-lbs, 18mpg highway, run ya around 30-$33,000

thats my vote
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dodge Charger?

Or magnum, I think you can get one of the two with 4wd. Good preformance, plenty of room, decent mpg, and look pretty good (charger atleast).
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not the charger, but the magnum has AWD, and u can get 340hp or 425hp, about 20-24mog highway, and like $34,000

But it kinda looks like a badass hearse, lol
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Hmm, what about the Trailblazer SS?



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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was just thinking of that, but its fairly new and expensive issent it? Or the tahoe SS?
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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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wow i never heard of the trailblazer SS, i think it has an LS2,

400hp 400tq,

17mpg highway 14 city. Damn my big block chevelle gets close to that, lol

about $30,000
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Yea, it's new for 2006. Trailblazer SS with LS2 right around $34,000 for the 4WD.



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Boy, the insurance company is going to love me. They want me to pay $9,000 for the Cobra now and I bet that Trailblazer would be atleast $7,000.



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worst part is that your in NJ, we're screwed here. idk how old you are, but if your under 25, i suggest putting under a dad or uncles name. I have allstate, my 68 big block chevelle costs me about $1,200 a year for just liability...... and its a car that screams "the driver of this car will be messing around in it" lol
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worst part is that your in NJ, we're screwed here. idk how old you are, but if your under 25, i suggest putting under a dad or uncles name. I have allstate, my 68 big block chevelle costs me about $1,200 a year for just liability...... and its a car that screams "the driver of this car will be messing around in it" lol
Yea, I keep it in my fathers name, no one would insure it under my name even if I could afford it. When I first went to get it insured our insurance guy ran the vin in the computer, called me back, and said flat out "what the f#[email protected] kind of mustang did you buy?" It took him two weeks to find someone that would insure it, and that was in my fathers name.

I wonder what it would cost me if they knew what I had done to it?



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I know the perfect car........VW Passot, volkswagons get good gas mileage, and they are nice.

A 4 wheel drive passot starts at around 30 grand, so put a few bells and whistles on it too.
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I know the perfect car........VW Passot, volkswagons get good gas mileage, and they are nice.

A 4 wheel drive passot starts at around 30 grand, so put a few bells and whistles on it too.
uhh im pretty sure passat's dont have that Much HP...hmm idk what id get...that trailblazer sounds good though.
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DOHC v6 passat has 280hp

eh, id still go with the LS2 trailblazer
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uhh im pretty sure passat's dont have that Much HP...hmm idk what id get...that trailblazer sounds good though.

my girlfriends passat can hang pretty close to my truck and my truck isn't all that slow
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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has great milage...

On a serious note, I'd go with the Trailblazer.
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believe me, passots can do more than hold their own with most cars.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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has great milage...
Yea, but have you ever seen one try to go off-roading? They do terrible at the sight of a planter full of bushes.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 03:32 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It doesn't happen often, but i actually agree with l337 on this one. Impressively fast stock, insanely fast with bolt ons. And since they are a 4-door they offer decent room and arent to bad comfort wise.
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ummm. i think im getting the impression hes lookin for a midsize suv, he's selling a tribute, and looking for something bigger then a mustang, and considering a trailblazer, my friend got an sti and cant get into the 14's, but im sure they are capable of 13's and he just cant drive for his life
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hmmm...... Well, my dad got his 02 F-350 superduty 4 door, full size bed. Its got a 7.3l(dunno when they started putting in the 6.0l) v-8... For about 26k. I imagine you could pick up a slightly newer one for under 34000. Its diesel, gets ~20mpg, and while it isnt the fastest, it can move right along.

Other than that, I'd say go STI, just because they own.
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2005-2006 Wrangler Unlimited with a 4.6L stroker. The unlimited has more cargo space than the normal wranglers and with the fold and tumble rear seat, you will have a good amount of cargo space. If you build a 4.6L stroker for it (not that hard actually. Im building one for my 94 YJ as we speak) you will have plently of power and it will be where it matters more (low end).

I cant wait until I finish my engine. 320+ ft/lbs and 260+ hp in a wrangler that weighs less than 3000 pounds.

Since you said you wanted something that gets halfway decent mpg and I doubt you'd want to void the warrenty, I'll recommed something more realistic for your needs. A 2006 Trailblazer 4x4 would be a good choice. Smooth ride, 21 mpg highway, and under 30,000. You can also get a fully loaded AWD Equinox for under 30,000.

Another good choice would be an AWD passat wagon with the 3.6L. Good cargo space, decent power, and 26 mpg highway.

My personal choice (besides the stroker unlimited ) would be a Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT wagon. Good power, plenty of space, AWD, and just an all around great car to own.
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