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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiInProgress View Post
    Yeah, I doubt she'll do any off-roading. It's going to be a daily driver. I suppose the whole reason this change was proposed... Is because she needs to be hauling horse stuff around to the farms. Saddles, tack trunks, bags of feed, etc. There's no room for that in a Genesis. Also, it's not a very good winter vehicle.

    I really want her to look at the Escape, but she refuses. I'd be happy for her to have a GC or Edge, but I still haven't found the right one.
    I think you cannot go wrong with an edge or GC.

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    Here,
    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Volvo/XC9...srt=3&showVs=1
    And here,
    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Volvo/XC6...srt=3&showVs=1

    Everyone I know that owns or has owned a Volvo has loved them. The XC60 might be too small for you but itís worth a try. Good friend of mine has had a XC90 for 10 years and the only problem he had was the heater fan died. 2 hour job, $180 part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris f View Post
    Here,
    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Volvo/XC9...srt=3&showVs=1
    And here,
    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Volvo/XC6...srt=3&showVs=1

    Everyone I know that owns or has owned a Volvo has loved them. The XC60 might be too small for you but it’s worth a try. Good friend of mine has had a XC90 for 10 years and the only problem he had was the heater fan died. 2 hour job, $180 part.
    I read that and all I could think of was:

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    The first one has 270,000km. Not happening.

    The second one has 200,000km and is significantly over budget.
    Quote Originally Posted by LOLJDM View Post
    Rob with an awesome post as always.

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    Maybe also worth checking out something like an Outlander XLS (v6 + leather + awd)

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...ationFlag=true

    or a forester XT (not sure which Forester trims come in leather to be honest)

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...ationFlag=true

    Both of those are over 200k but both under $10k maybe a direction to check out anyways.
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    Personally, I wouldn't touch a high mileage mitsubishi with a 10 foot pole.
    2010 Jeep SRT8 aka Boris / 2G Toyota 4Runner (22RE) aka Gandalf / 4G 4Runner (2UZFE) aka Blacky Chan / 2007 CBR600RR (race bike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiInProgress View Post
    The first one has 270,000km. Not happening.

    The second one has 200,000km and is significantly over budget.
    Isn't Chris your mechanic?? Of course he wants you to buy the one with 270K

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    Originally posted by Wookey
    Im pretty sure Chris has built more, raced/driven more faster cars then 99.9% of the people here. he can be a shit disturber but he brings in good points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZSPD View Post
    Isn't Chris your mechanic?? Of course he wants you to buy the one with 270K
    Is Chris my mechanic? First and foremost he's a friend, one of many I've made through this forum over the years. Yes I have rented his hoist and/or shop space. Yes I have hired him for his expertise in welding. And yes I have sought after his advice as a mechanic... All of which he has been more than happy to accommodate. Which is why I quite often recommend him when people are looking for a shop or mechanic. But I do 99% of my own work. (Although perhaps not as in-depth as mr. sexypants with the fozzy)


    I have considered a Mitsubishi, as somebody else pointed out (Jugz maybe?) they have that 10 year warranty thing going on, so if I could find something a 5-7 years old with decent mileage for the right price, I'd at least go look.


    And I really don't want something with 200K+ on it.

    The whole point here is to transition into a vehicle of similar value (albeit for a different purpose), from a similar year, with similar mileage.
    Quote Originally Posted by LOLJDM View Post
    Rob with an awesome post as always.

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