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considering a newer car. #5271177 11/18/19 06:56 PM
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I'm considering getting a car to replace my Sonata. It has been paid off for years, and I'm tired of driving it.

It's worth almost nothing on trade, so I am thinking of selling it locally.

Anyways, my commute to downtown San Antonio is about 45 minutes each way. I'm 6'5'' and am looking for something comfortable.

Haven't driven anything yet, just looking online for now.

Looking for something comfortable to drive with low mileage, and warranty for about 15 grand or so.

Came down to a few..

1.) Jeep Compass loaded with sunroof, CPO around $16k
2.) VW Toureag, some CPO some not $13k-15k
3.) 2017-18 Ford Taurus, loaded about $12k. Was looking at several with the 3.5 duratec non SHO.

Any thoughts?


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271180 11/18/19 07:00 PM
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I have always loved the Touareg, and am absolutely in love with my TDI Sport. Looks great, rides great, gets great fuel economy, has a great warranty.

Far and away the best vehicle out of your 3 choices. It was made to a standard.


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271193 11/18/19 07:09 PM
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Taurus would likely be most reliable, but with that said I’d go Touareg. I’m about your height and the extra room of an suv is so nice in every way, plus more visibility and safety as a result of added weight and whatnot would push me toward the vw


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271202 11/18/19 07:19 PM
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Maybe it's me but I find the huge navigation screens off-putting on the new cars. Right in your face. Distraction really, surprised they are allowed. I remember a time when we looked out the window........

Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271212 11/18/19 07:30 PM
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My sister has a Mazda CX5 that I drive her in. I am 6'1" and it has plenty of room and with the 2.5 it will almost fly. Great economy and handling.


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271317 11/18/19 09:12 PM
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I'd go with the VW; the Compass is underwhelming at best and the Taurus is much too big and soft for my taste.
Although you didn't mention it, I'd second the suggestion that you check out a CX-5.


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271320 11/18/19 09:19 PM
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dont EVEN THINK of a CVT trans no matter the brand. or the ford duel clutch trans

Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271396 11/18/19 11:13 PM
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I would poke around at CUVs for comfort. Toureag is excellent but thirsty for a 45 min commute.

Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271397 11/18/19 11:15 PM
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I would poke around at CUVs for comfort and openness. Toureag is excellent but thirsty for a 45 min commute.

Taurus is the smallest big car I have sat in for a while. It fits?

Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271457 11/19/19 04:04 AM
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Why not consider a lightly used Hyundai Tucson?

Definitely a good alternative to a Compass.


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271472 11/19/19 04:41 AM
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No to the Compass! The Tigershark 2.4 is... meh. No idea what Cherokee’s are going for, but they had the “little” Pentastar v6 which is great engine.

If you’re considering a sedan, look at a Chrysler 300. I work with a guy who is about your height. He said the Chrysler 300 was the only sedan he was truly comfortable in. Everything else he had to put the seat all the way back to fit comfortably, but in the 300 he said he actually had to move it forward a bit. Otherwise I also recommend taking a look at a CX-5.


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: madRiver] #5271491 11/19/19 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by madRiver
I would poke around at CUVs for comfort. Toureag is excellent but thirsty for a 45 min commute.

I average 29.5 MPG in my TDI.

Which other SUV of its size/class can match that?


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271526 11/19/19 06:45 AM
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Look for a leftover 2019 VW, any type. They will have a 6 year, 72,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty! I have had four VWs and none has ever been in for warranty. Our 2019 Passat gets over 40 mpg highway and is VERY comfortable to drive for distances.


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Re: considering a newer car. [Re: JustinH] #5271531 11/19/19 06:53 AM
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Taurus is a great car. The 3.5 Duratec is probably my most favorite modern MPFI DOHC V6. Very reliable.

You will have many speak of the horrors of the water pump leak. IDK, doesn't worry me that much. Yes the pump can leak internally, but that is when they're neglected for very long periods. If you're using coolant, get ready to change it. It is a job to do, but truthfully not that bad.


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Compass is a POS. Go with the VW. The Taurus isn't bad but if you buy it get one that isn't similar in color to any local PDs. A coworker has one and he says now everyone in front of him drives 5 under the speed limit when they see him come up behind them, which is something I never even thought about.


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