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Cheapest AWD vehicles

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  • Jan 15th, 2018 2:11 pm
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Jan 7, 2014
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Winnipeg
Just curious why do you need AWD
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Jun 3, 2009
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Montreal
hulk007 wrote: Would like to finance over 60-72 month, it will be just be a commuting car dont need all the fancy options but will buy new only.
If you need 5 to 6 years to pay off a 20k new car before taxes and fees, then you really should be buying an used one instead, especially with AWD. I hope that'll save you some time in your decision process.
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Jan 15, 2006
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Richmond Hill
feels1 wrote: @hulk007 , you didn't specify how long you would like to keep the car, as well as annual budget for the repair bill. Japanese new car don't break in first 5 yr, while others will break as early as 1 yr. This make a different when we are giving you our opinion
Please show me data to back this ridiculous claim.
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Jun 14, 2008
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Montreal
Brian99 wrote: Nobody needs AWD. You do need snow tires though.
Certainly would help, yesterday I was leaving the local ski hill and watched a guy trying for 5 minutes to get into the parking lot. Eventually gave up and went to park further away.
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Jul 22, 2006
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Mitsubishi Outlander AWD is your best bet... Their resale value TANK.
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May 4, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Get a third gen(06-12) Lexus GS350 AWD(they came in both RWD and AWD, shop carefully). Easily within 25k budget, earlier year models can be had around 10k.

Lexus reliability. Still pretty good looking car. Luxury.
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Aug 4, 2005
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Brampton
If shipping new the Subaru Impreza is probably your best bet for that price range. May be able to squeeze in the legacy if you need more space.

Should have decent resale value as well.
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Jan 23, 2017
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Calgary
Brian99 wrote: Nobody needs AWD. You do need snow tires though.
I have winter tires on all my vehicles. Always have.

My Miata (RWD), and Mazda3 (FWD) will not hack it in the mountains on the weekends. Our SUV (AWD) works well.

Maybe where you live and drive, but I leave the city often..
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Sep 9, 2013
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Ottawa
Badman wrote: If shipping new the Subaru Impreza is probably your best bet for that price range. May be able to squeeze in the legacy if you need more space.

Should have decent resale value as well.
I think the base Impreza may be my only choice.
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Nov 28, 2016
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Out west
Brian99 wrote: Nobody needs AWD. You do need snow tires though.
Really??? Nobody. You know how everyone lives and where?

Talk to a lot of people that live in the mountains or rural areas, that not only need AWD, they need 4WD sometimes.

Snow tires and 4WD sometimes. Like myself this morning

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