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Old 03-01-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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It's a few years down the road for possible trade in on lease.
Not sure which vehicle I'll choose yet.
Saw this commercial, where you pick and choose what features you like but that, I believe, is only geared to the specific make. By that, I mean, you can't choose say, a Chevy, and expect features that are only known to the make of a Ford. It would be nice though.

For instance, I'd like either a 4wd (preferably) or all wheel drive,
passenger doors open like van style [Honda Accura], however, I'd like the
far back door to open like the pre 2010 Honda Elements.
A bit of moon/sun roof - automatic.
Driver's seat to be automatic [like the Jeep Liberty, up/down (heighth), back/forth],
Decent gas mileage,
Had some towing power [5,000/debatable].
Seatbelts up front not built into the seat itself - freedom to choose seat covers w/out costly expense of special orders.
Decent size in back - like the Honda Element, rugged for dogs.
Do like the Element, just don't like all those new changes they've made to it. Sure it's a matter of personal preference.
Any ideas?
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My next car will be a Honda, Toyota, or Hyundai. They are absolutely the best value in cars today.

If Subarus were not all AWD, my next car would definitely be a Subaru. I do not need AWD, the added weight, complexity, and worse gas mileage.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: trondheim norway
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probably not meeting your specs, but what about peugeot 5008 ?
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Will either be a Ford, Honda, or a Hyundai. It will be a small to mid sized car. I like the Ford Fusion, Ford Fiesta, a Buick, and Hyundai Genesis. I can see getting a smaller car but I am thinking long term owning the car for 10 years or more, and I will have kids in that timeframe, and they won't always have small legs.

The wife, though, loves the Honda Fit. So ... most likely, it will be the Fit ... *sigh*
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Earth
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My next car will be a Honda, Toyota, or Hyundai. They are absolutely the best value in cars today.

If Subarus were not all AWD, my next car would definitely be a Subaru. I do not need AWD, the added weight, complexity, and worse gas mileage.
Their latest models with CVT get surprisingly good MPG. The AWD is not quite as complex on Subies because of their symetrical design, as opposed to a FWD or RWD design modified into AWD.

Just something to consider.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I think I want the Hyundai Genesis. I'd like to go whole hog and get the V8. Say what you want about imitative style or lack of brand panache - that's a whole lot of features for a good price.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Originally Posted by cat1116 View Post
It's a few years down the road for possible trade in on lease.
Not sure which vehicle I'll choose yet.
Saw this commercial, where you pick and choose what features you like but that, I believe, is only geared to the specific make. By that, I mean, you can't choose say, a Chevy, and expect features that are only known to the make of a Ford. It would be nice though.

For instance, I'd like either a 4wd (preferably) or all wheel drive,
passenger doors open like van style [Honda Accura], however, I'd like the
far back door to open like the pre 2010 Honda Elements.
A bit of moon/sun roof - automatic.
Driver's seat to be automatic [like the Jeep Liberty, up/down (heighth), back/forth],
Decent gas mileage,
Had some towing power [5,000/debatable].
Seatbelts up front not built into the seat itself - freedom to choose seat covers w/out costly expense of special orders.
Decent size in back - like the Honda Element, rugged for dogs.
Do like the Element, just don't like all those new changes they've made to it. Sure it's a matter of personal preference.
Any ideas?
I was almost going to say Mazda5 but if towing power is necessary you're going to have to sacrifice the sliding doors. Even though they're mega convenient, noone under 40 wants anything close to a minivan, which is a shame.

For me, I'm looking to lease an A5 in the coming year while i'm still young enough & childless to make it practical.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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a used low(er) mileage Burb, Crew Cab Truck, or family sedan. I'm not picky..just frugal. AFTER that, a nice older car to be stalled and cammed.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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I hope I don't have to ever buy another car. Ever. And I'm in my late-20's. Hopefully my Volvo will go on forever.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: United States
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Next car will be a 4WD Honda Element.
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