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02svtf300 10-07-2012 07:58 PM

shopping around>flex,fusion,wrx,raptor,jeepSRT
 
ok so ive decited i need a reliable car... unmodified. becase using the svt as a DD is inpractical with a 5yr old.

plus i get pulled over at least once a month its crazy... they never even give me a ticket...

why BECAUSE RACECAR[driving]

im looking for opinions or if u have one of these chim in... maybe open to other rides to... price range is 30k or under

and im thinking the ability to haul a trailer is going to be a need next year

the prospects:
2009+ flex (AWD ecobost(if i can?))___this is the top one im looking at[race]
2009+ fusion
02-04 wrx sadan (w-w/o sti)
2011+ wrx 5dr

wishfull thinking:[read]
raptor used and higher miles
jeep SRT-8 used and higher miles

and i no the new ST is going to come up... and i do like them just dont see the need for a nother fofo

#loveme#hateme#bashme

THANKS IN ADVANCE

edit: im selling one bronco and the other is trail bound

5characters 10-07-2012 09:33 PM

Isn't a Jeep STR 8 like 60K?

katiekay 10-07-2012 09:37 PM

Get a Fusion, there is a real clean one up for sale right now.

sleepyboy 10-07-2012 09:41 PM

The Ford Fusion just made a list of the top 10 ten most reliable lemon free cars according to a thing I saw on Yahoo news. Kinda of hard to choose, you'll have room and fun to drive/mod factor with the newer subie, hard to find unmolested older model subies or at least it is around here. The fusion is definitely do able, though I would have to get the flex in my situation with all the kids. Find out how much each one is worth and then look around and see what they are going for. I find that it's best to settle on a make and model and then start shopping for the best deal. Good luck

02svtf300 10-07-2012 09:43 PM

You can find Jeep SRT 8 for under 40k... but they're high mileage. And usually show their age

Kipp 10-07-2012 09:46 PM

I would go with either the flex or wrx wagon. just depends exactly what your needs are. wrx has a tried and true drivetrain, but small on size. on the other hand, the ecoboost flex is freakin awesome and very comfortable to daily driving or any road trip. also have more rear passenger room than any other crossover or suv right now.

02svtf300 10-07-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 4392559)
The Ford Fusion just made a list of the top 10 ten most reliable lemon free cars according to a thing I saw on Yahoo news. Kinda of hard to choose, you'll have room and fun to drive/mod factor with the newer subie, hard to find unmolested older model subies or at least it is around here. The fusion is definitely do able, though I would have to get the flex in my situation with all the kids. Find out how much each one is worth and then look around and see what they are going for. I find that it's best to settle on a make and model and then start shopping for the best deal. Good luck

Yeah I like the fusion alot. Always have their great cars. But I really falling for the flex and it's versatility. I'm only have 1 kid But I like something I could go camping out of or carry some jet skis are a small boat behind... witch is ehy i want the awd ecoboost it has a 4k-lbs tow rating... and ya subies are hard to find here to in there natural form. But who doesn't love a bug eyed subie..lol

I found a flex at Kings Ford that's about exactly what I want except for 60 k miles... might go try to test drive it in the next couple days

Does anyone know about the reliability on the flex... or experience pulling a trailer with 1. From what I've read the very capable

iminhell 10-07-2012 10:48 PM

If you need something that can pull a trailer with a truck on it, best to think along those lines also. A car isn't going to fit the bill there. But a truck is also impractical as a family hauler.
So it kinda looks like you're looking for 2 separate vehicle here.
Also, it looks like you're asking for something to get pulled over in again.

Be practical.
There is no reason at all that you need something quick/fast to haul the family. This is a place you want room and comfort, and something that you won't go broke filling up.
I forgot what the Flex was 'til just now when I looked them up.
Not a truck for you IMO.
If a SUV is what you're looking at, maybe the Edge would be a better option.

But really I'd buy 2 vehicles. A Fusion and an old truck to haul the II.
My final decision would hinge on the cost of insurance on a Edge vs a Fusion and older truck.

fhh02a 10-07-2012 10:56 PM

Im kinda in the same boat as you. Im looking to trade our Trailblazer and my focus in on a f150 or f250 (4dr). the reason being, i need to get rid of a car and get something that is reliable. Plus we, in Texas, use trucks for alot of things. It will be a good all weather car and hauler.

in other words, get a V6 truck... that would take care of all your needs

zetecDon 10-07-2012 11:47 PM

Ford Fusion hands down. Check with your insurance company on what the other vehicles will be and I can almost guess that the Fusion will be cheaper than all the others. Plus you are mostly going to be using it to haul around the family. The Fusion is going to get better fuel economy, be cheaper on insurance, be a lot more comfortable(think of it as a couch on wheels), more practical for what you need and overall more reliable than any of the others that you have listed. If you need something to haul around a trailer, I would buy something along the lines of an old F150 for that purpose. The Flex is limited to hauling 4,000 pounds and most average boats with a trailer will weigh near or more than that. The Flex is a good family hauler though but it would be overkill on the fuel economy as compared to the Fusion. But in the end...the choice will always be yours.


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