Reliable Used AWD/4WD SUV with high depreciation?

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Nov 15, 2006
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nepean19 wrote:
Nov 18th, 2012 10:56 am
Run! I made that mistake 6 years ago. Great cars but repair bills crazy.
Which model/year?
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Dec 2, 2003
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BlakeM wrote:
Nov 15th, 2012 10:44 am
Thanks for all the advice guys. Right now I am leaning towards checking out the Vues and the Outlanders, while keeping an eye out for any underpriced V6 Rav4s.

The Outlanders I have seen aren't as reasonably priced. They score high on Consumer Reports' reliability ratings. Vue, not so much.
I have a nice 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS, AWD, 7 Passenger, white colour, 83,000 KM's. Price of $15,999
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I know you mentioned something earlier on about prior problems with Ford. If you can get past the prior issues with Ford search for a 2009 Ford Flex. We bought one recently and it was a really great value ($48,000 MSRP and we purchased our 2009 for $22,000 with 70,000km.) When I was searching for a decent Flex I saw quite a few higher kilometer vehicles (140,000+ km) for $12,000 to $15,000. Additionally, you can look for the Freestyle or Taurus X.
Dec 23, 2007
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I was looking at the Ford Explorer Sport Trac. 2007 It seems like a nice crossover between a truck and SUV.

Has anyone give this truck a spin? Any thoughts? Reviews?
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If you are still looking, this is a great deal on a 2007 Highlander that is at the top of your price range, $14995. It has 94k, Leather and Winter Tires and is priced lower than CR-V's and Rav4's in the same year range. Our family friend totaled one this year with similar options and 120k and got a $21000 insurance payout. ... 8d9dba.htm
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May 31, 2009
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I was going to mention a Ford Escape from 2008-12 would be something to look into. With the new redesign 2013 model out now, I would think that the older boxier design would be much lower in price. They were cutting some loaded brand new 2012 by $10k to clear them. So imagine what a few more years on a model would do. I believe you would want to look into more of the 2010-12 models because of the additional standard features that were included on basic models. I enjoyed my '08 when i had it and was only a FWD, but great to have during the winter months. Never had any mechanical problems with my car for the 4 1/2 years that i owned the vehicle for. I only traded it in for the 2013 model because of the new design and lower trade in value i would have later, and because I was in a accident a few years earlier ($7k+ in damages and was starting to hear some noises from where they did the repairs. Although i bless the car for protecting the hell out of me from the rear ending i got. Never buy or drive a car again if i can)
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Jan 22, 2008
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How about a nissan murano 2003 with 150k mileage and selling for 9k. Probably not the best deal eh? It just looks good in my eyes but I read on edmunds a lot of issues with CVT transmission, etc.