Should we buy my wife a new car?

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htdrag11
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Re: Should we buy my wife a new car?

Post by htdrag11 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:57 pm

Couple of caveat about the 2018 Outback:
1. Get the Premium model without power liftgate which could be problematic. Mine is a Limited model fully loaded.
2. The infotainment unit in 2018 has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; the integration is buggy. The 2017 does not have such upgrade.
Otherwise I'm Ok to unload mine after the 3-year lease is over.

My previous car was a 2012 Lexus RX350 with only 60k miles, problem free but was a fuel hog comparing to the Outback 2.5i.

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Re: Should we buy my wife a new car?

Post by Scrapr » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:01 pm

This caught my eye in your title

Should we buy my wife a new car?

so what is my Expected family Contribution? I can't afford much. i'm on a fixed income. :beer

remember you don't have to go out and buy a new car. There are used cars for sale every day

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Re: Should we buy my wife a new car?

Post by WolfpackFan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:27 pm

I would think you could easily get another 100k miles from your Camry if it's a V6 version.
V6 vs 4 cylinder has no bearing on longevity.

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Re: Should we buy my wife a new car?

Post by WolfpackFan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:40 pm

I have a 2010 Camry and have been itching to buy a new 2018 XLE Highlander but the damned thing does not and has never had one single mechanical issue. The stupid thing has been flawless. Guess I'll soldier on in it.

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