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New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 10:24 #90559

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One of my parent's cars is a VW TDI, which because of the whole dieselgate scandal is being forced to be returned to the dealer in the coming weeks. In the mean time, we have been looking for a good replacement. My parents would love a diesel, manual transmission station wagon (estate), but given that those are probably the 3 rarest things to find in a North American car, we are flexible to other ideas. We have so far looked at a 2016 VW Alltrack, a 2007 BMW 328i Wagon, a 2011 Audi A4 Quattro Wagon, a 2014 328i Sportwagon, and a 2017 Mercedes GLA. Anyone have some suggestions for what else to look at? We don't want to go above $40,000 USD, as we're probably getting around $22,000 for our VW and still have to pay off about $8500.
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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 18:45 #90598

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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 18:58 #90599

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Kia Optima, BIZ!

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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 19:05 #90604

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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 20:17 #90610

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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 20:28 #90612

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@Kas @BZ and JZ | Most of the cars listed aren't sold in the US or are available used at all.

I would recommend going for the AllTrack or the A4 Quattro Wagon. The BMW is a bit to old and the GLA in my opinion is just a lesser, badly executed, jacked up Mercedes A-Class.
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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 22:01 #90614

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I wish they had even half of those cars over here, but they don't. I agree with LM, the GLA we drove somehow managed to feel actually cheap, the seats were a bad vynil, and the door locks were the plastic stick-up ones you would see in a 90's econobox, and they looked like you could break them off quite easily.

We would love an E-class estate, but haven't found many in our area. We'll see if we can locate any. I'll also look some more at any more A4's.
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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 23:47 #90618

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BIZ, what about a BMW 525i xDrive?

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Re: New Car Suggestions? 29 Oct 2016 23:54 #90619

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Niklas12 wrote:
BIZ, what about a BMW 525i xDrive?

I had found a 530i from 2006 which looked pretty nice, but I think my dad might want something a little newer. Problem is that was the only 5 wagon within 50 miles of us! I'm not kidding when I say that Estates are hard to find!

We found another 328i from 2011 that we might look at today. It's only $18,000, which seems like a good price and we might be able to pay it with cash. We'll see how we like it
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Re: New Car Suggestions? 31 Oct 2016 09:07 #90717

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Update: We drove a 2014 Audi Allroad today and absolutely loved it, so we most likely will buy one of them, but possibly one that is a year or two older, as the one we drove was pretty pricey.
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