Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Hotsauce

Car people: Thinking about buying a new SUV

Recommended Posts

Kitten Diver    29

Get the Audi. A car payment is a car payment. Is a hundred dollars a month extra going to matter in the end? Especially if you feel better about your profile..as you know confidence is half of sales anyway.

One word of advice if you've never owned a euro car. Either pay it off before the warranty runs out or sell it. Having a payment and paying for euro parts would be crazy expensive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hotsauce    3,654

Get the Audi. A car payment is a car payment. Is a hundred dollars a month extra going to matter in the end? Especially if you feel better about your profile..as you know confidence is half of sales anyway.

One word of advice if you've never owned a euro car. Either pay it off before the warranty runs out or sell it. Having a payment and paying for euro parts would be crazy expensive.

Thanks, good point. I owned a fairly new Porsche a few years ago, and once I figured out what long term maintenance was on those things, I sold it! I plan on buying something to drive for the next 5 years at most

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


h0llywood    3,595

I would recommend leasing a vehicle if you have a second car to help offset any mileage.

a) New vehicle every 3 years

B) Tax deductible

I currently lease after financing the last 10 years and think it is the best decision I could have ever made.

If you don't lease and choose to finance, I would recommend taking the Audi as it will have better resale value towards the end. Given you are getting compensated for gas, that alone should offset any car payments or close to what you should have for the month. Why not go for the best possible vehicle which is the Q5.

Here are other SUV's comparable to the Q5. http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/Luxury-Compact-SUVs/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CRA    12,289

You looked at the new Grand Cherokees? They actually have been getting for high marks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
KSpan    6,593

At those prices, you may as well just pick the waste of money that you like best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chimera    3,461

Personally I'd go with the Infiniti QX56, but it ain't small like you want.

Of the three you posted, I'd say the Audi. But heed the others' warnings about maintenance costs. Audis tend to be engineered with the autobahn in mind; not really designed for aggressive stop and go traffic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites





×