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    Thread: Trying to Find my boss a new SUV

    1. Member EmoGti2.0's Avatar
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      10-05-2012 11:21 AM #1
      Right now she has a 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor and she was told she would get 12k for it. She owes nothing on the car, but its been starting to cost her money so shes looking for a new ride.

      She wants to stay with an SUV, nothing smaller then a 4 Runner.

      Shes also trying to keep her payment under 500. Come on TCL show me what her options are and what the best options are.

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      10-05-2012 11:22 AM #2
      Making subordinates find my next car...LIKE A BOSS!!!


    3. 10-05-2012 11:23 AM #3
      Buy or lease?

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      10-05-2012 11:29 AM #4
      A Buy

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      10-05-2012 12:27 PM #5
      She will not lease at all

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      10-05-2012 01:38 PM #6
      So, $27k financed for 60 mos is just under $500/mo. Add in a $12k trade and you're looking at a max price of $39k or so.

      Does your boss have any requirements other than a max $500/mo payment? There are a LOT of SUV's in that price range. To name a few:


      Acura RDX
      Audi Q3
      BMW X1
      BMW X3
      Chevrolet Traverse
      Dodge Durango
      Ford Edge
      Ford Escape
      Ford Explorer
      GMC Acadia
      GMC Terrain
      Honda Pilot
      Hyundai Veracruz
      Jeep Grand Cherokee
      Mazda CX-9
      Nissan Murano
      Nissan Pathfinder
      Nissan Xterra
      Subaru Tribeca
      Toyota 4Runner
      Toyota Highlander
      Volvo XC60
      Volkswagen Tiguan
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      10-05-2012 02:09 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      So, $27k financed for 60 mos is just under $500/mo. Add in a $12k trade and you're looking at a max price of $39k or so.

      Does your boss have any requirements other than a max $500/mo payment? There are a LOT of SUV's in that price range. To name a few:


      Acura RDX
      Audi Q3
      BMW X1
      BMW X3
      Chevrolet Traverse
      Dodge Durango
      Ford Edge
      Ford Escape
      Ford Explorer
      GMC Acadia
      GMC Terrain
      Honda Pilot
      Hyundai Veracruz
      Jeep Grand Cherokee
      Mazda CX-9
      Nissan Murano
      Nissan Pathfinder
      Nissan Xterra
      Subaru Tribeca
      Toyota 4Runner
      Toyota Highlander
      Volvo XC60
      Volkswagen Tiguan

      It needs to be at least the size of a 4 Runner or Q7 she would love 7 seats but 5 will be fine.

      She loves to sit up high

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      10-05-2012 04:17 PM #8
      Q7 is a lot bigger than a 4Runner and you're not buying a new one for her price range. I assume that she's only looking for new cars.

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      10-05-2012 06:01 PM #9
      yes only new cars, or slightly used. i mean 10k or less

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      10-05-2012 06:10 PM #10
      How about a 4runner and be done with it?

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      10-05-2012 07:00 PM #11
      If all wheel drive needed- Mazda CX9 Sport AWD.
      It is right at $30k street price and has 0% for 60 months- making it $500 a month.
      If she drives it she will love it (sports car compared to her Mitsu SUV).
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      10-05-2012 08:01 PM #12
      kiss ass!!!

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      10-07-2012 05:43 PM #13
      lol i am, Oh and btw we are test driving a CX-9 next week and a Used Audi Q7

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      10-07-2012 05:54 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by EmoGti2.0 View Post
      lol i am, Oh and btw we are test driving a CX-9 next week and a Used Audi Q7
      "We" are test driving? I guess this is more of an friend-boss than a boss-boss? Interesting relationship.

      CX-9 and a GMC Acadia are great test drive thoughts if 7 seats is preferred. Technically they're a size class up from a 4runner though.

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      10-07-2012 06:13 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      "We" are test driving? I guess this is more of an friend-boss than a boss-boss? Interesting relationship.
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      10-07-2012 07:51 PM #18
      It would be funny if whatever you recommend she is gonna buy and then after a few month blame you in case she didn't like it... be careful.
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      10-07-2012 07:56 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by EmoGti2.0 View Post
      Right now she has a 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor and she was told she would get 12k for it. She owes nothing on the car, but its been starting to cost her money so shes looking for a new ride.

      She wants to stay with an SUV, nothing smaller then a 4 Runner.

      Shes also trying to keep her payment under 500. Come on TCL show me what her options are and what the best options are.
      Lol Wut? My father has 07 Outlander V6 and that car is probably the most reliable car I have ever found in my life. Can't believe Endeavor would be less reliable.
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      10-07-2012 08:49 PM #21
      Acadia, maybe an Acadia Denali if the price is right

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      10-07-2012 09:06 PM #22
      OP hasn't responded. he may have jumped ship due to affair bizness.

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      10-07-2012 10:00 PM #23
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      10-07-2012 10:10 PM #24
      Is your boss the owner of the company? If so, it certainly makes more sense for her to lease.

      But the real question here is: Why are you test driving cars with her?! Isn't that her husband/boyfriend's job?
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    25. 10-08-2012 12:11 AM #25
      Explorer she should probably buy the one that she likes to drive

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      10-08-2012 12:18 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      OP hasn't responded. he may have jumped ship due to affair bizness.
      Lol sorry guys got busy at work, the boss is actually my dad's girlfriend so it's definitely odd.

      Though as much as would love to see her in a tourag they are just too expensive. So I ask the professionals here at TCL

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      10-08-2012 12:19 AM #27
      Also I like the new jeep and explorer but for some reason she doesn't like the way they look


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      10-08-2012 12:47 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by EmoGti2.0 View Post
      the boss is actually my dad's girlfriend so it's definitely odd.
      why doesn't your dad do this for his GF, unless. . . good luck son.

    29. 10-08-2012 01:08 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      So, $27k financed for 60 mos is just under $500/mo. Add in a $12k trade and you're looking at a max price of $39k or so.

      Does your boss have any requirements other than a max $500/mo payment? There are a LOT of SUV's in that price range. To name a few:


      Acura RDX
      Audi Q3
      BMW X1
      BMW X3
      Chevrolet Traverse
      Dodge Durango
      Ford Edge
      Ford Escape
      Ford Explorer
      GMC Acadia
      GMC Terrain
      Honda Pilot
      Hyundai Veracruz
      Jeep Grand Cherokee
      Mazda CX-9
      Nissan Murano
      Nissan Pathfinder
      Nissan Xterra
      Subaru Tribeca
      Toyota 4Runner
      Toyota Highlander
      Volvo XC60
      Volkswagen Tiguan
      Your payments are off.

      $20/$1,000
      $200/$10,000

      when financed over 60 months.

      So, you are talking right around a $36k vehicle before ttl (assuming the state you are in gives you tax breaks with trade-in)


      Lots of choices.

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      10-12-2012 12:03 AM #30
      She bought a cx-9 thank you for recommending it its leaps and bounds ahead of her endeavor

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      10-12-2012 12:12 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by EmoGti2.0 View Post
      She bought a cx-9 thank you for recommending it its leaps and bounds ahead of her endeavor

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      Wow, a quick resolution to one of these threads. Has that happened before?

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      10-12-2012 09:38 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ttvick View Post
      Wow, a quick resolution to one of these threads. Has that happened before?
      hey, the guys gotta hurry up and get back to work...IF you know what I mean!


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      10-12-2012 10:42 AM #33
      Lol you guys are funny as hell

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      10-12-2012 11:27 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      So get a 4runner Why buy something bigger than you need?
      because this is 'murica.

    35. 10-12-2012 11:40 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      because this is 'murica.


      Yes!

      Ive seen a lot of "we need 3rd row seat bigass suv" and they are newlyweds and no kids. Wtf

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