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Looking to buy a Luxury Midsize SUV

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aeba7 wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 9:24 am
If you want comfy, go with lexus. If it were me though, I'd definitely give the volvo xc60 or 90 a try; they're great cars that don't get enough attention
Nothing to do with not getting attention; they commend more $$$.
I'd love to get in a T8 R-Design, but it starts at $82K!
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sbin wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 6:16 pm
Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a luxury midsize SUV, I'm considering the 2017 models as they are giving good discounts on them. Don't care so much about performance, just wants a comfortable and quiet ride. So far, I went to the Infiniti dealer, and was offered the 2017 QX60 Premium + Driver Assist package for $49650 all in. Dealer will throw in matts, and other accessories for free.
I haven't look at Acura MDX, Lexus RX yet, but from looking online, they will probably be more expensive than Infiniti QX60.

This is a good deal? And what would you choose with a 50-70k budget?

Thank you so much for your input!
If you have time on your hands and want to read a lot you can go here, scroll down a bit and see the rankings. Click on expand the list to see everything in the class and then you can read about each vehicle if you want.

https://www.caranddriver.com/infiniti/qx60 Luxury Mid Size SUV class
https://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/cx-9 Mid Size SUV class
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Thanks everyone for recommending the Lexus RX350, I will head down to the dealer tomorrow. Does anyone know how much I should negotiate for a 2017 model? Thanks!
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You'll get a lot of people saying you should get the predator.. I mean lexus but to me they are as ugly AF
You vandalize my perception but can't take style from me
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sbin wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 3:47 pm
Thanks everyone for recommending the Lexus RX350, I will head down to the dealer tomorrow. Does anyone know how much I should negotiate for a 2017 model? Thanks!
In the past, rfders pushed for 9% + factory credit ... for year end clearance (leftovers) . Make sure no bogus fees
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I like the Cadillac XT5 in this category. We will be shopping in this category at the end of the winter and the XT5 is definitely on the list. We also like the Mazda CX-9, the Volvo line and the Audi Q5. Not crazy about Lexus or Infiniti products these days but that's just a "to each their own" matter. The Lincoln MKX is okay too but just okay - it hasn't yet really distinguished itself from its Ford Edge lineage. I personally REALLY like the Porsche Macan so that might end up on the short list as well...
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Badman wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 10:50 pm
With that budget I would go with the Volvo XC60, maybe squeezd in the XC90 if you stay light with the options.

If you must stay Japanese then the Lexus RX is probably the best choice.
They have my attention. Really liking their SUV designs, but the sedans are disgusting. My next beater will most likely be a XC90.
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sbin wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 3:47 pm
Thanks everyone for recommending the Lexus RX350, I will head down to the dealer tomorrow. Does anyone know how much I should negotiate for a 2017 model? Thanks!
Lexus Canada occasionally has a $4K to $5K cash back if paying by cash or using your own financing on the RX. This would be on top of any negotiated discount. Grabbed mine during one of these occasions.
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For Lexus, look for the Factory rebate, plus putting down a security deposit to lower the lease rate, then buy it back at the end of lease. Then put your 50k+cash to invest properly
DVNL doesn't charge admin fee to buy back if the original leasee is buying it back.
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Factory $6K cash+delivery credit for the RX350 F-Sport and that doesn't include what you can squeeze off the he dealer.
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aeba7 wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 9:24 am
If you want comfy, go with lexus. If it were me though, I'd definitely give the volvo xc60 or 90 a try; they're great cars that don't get enough attention
Shhhh. Volvo is the best kept secret of the premium/luxury sector!
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I'm a jx35 (2013 qx60) owner and I have only great thing to say about it.

I have a the tech package with dvd for the kids.

For those who say its the worst choice.... Well did you really shop and compared the ride quality before saying so??

Mine is paid and i'm tinking about getting a new one. Rx does not compare. And mdx inside look cheaper.

It's not a sport car it's a luxury 7 seater suv.

I have not compared 2017 model... But in 2013, road noise was better than other brand, interior quality was better, 3 row accessibility and price.

If you want performance get something else.. But seriously.. How are you driving your car 7 days a week in traffic jam.. With kids at the back??

Also bullshit at the one saying 18l/100km... Mine never left sport mode. And its 13.4 l/100km... 12 l/100 km in eco mode... But way too boring and 12.8 in standard... This include citt driving and not much highway.... Its around 10 on the highway
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PerrierWater wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 10:27 pm
Shhhh. Volvo is the best kept secret of the premium/luxury sector!
It's not a secret. It's one of those brands where you either hate it or love it. It's an acquired taste.
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grisensko wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 10:32 pm
Also bullshit at the one saying 18l/100km... Mine never left sport mode. And its 13.4 l/100km... 12 l/100 km in eco mode... But way too boring and 12.8 in standard... This include citt driving and not much highway.... Its around 10 on the highway
lol

As I said, only had it for a week and fuel economy was pretty bad for the amount of driving I did. Was around 20.4l after 83 kms of city driving, got slightly better but not by much.

Maybe this will help Winking Face
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 9:58 pm
Factory $6K cash+delivery credit for the RX350 F-Sport and that doesn't include what you can squeeze off the he dealer.
I see the discount for the base model is only 4000 on the website, any idea how much delivery credit to expect? Also, someone said to push 9% off the mrsp, is this realistic?

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