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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I have a crew-cab Tacoma, and a couple of large dogs fit fine in the back seats.

    I would shy away from the RAV4 if I wanted actual 4WD/AWD capability in bad weather, their system for a variety of reasons is terrible.
    Good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Thank you, everyone, this is awesome input! We have eliminated the xterra because the gas mileage is so poor. I think he ought to test drive the two contenders, as I am a big believer in buying a car because you like the way it drives.
    we didnít even test drive this last car that we bought. I just wanted to get out of there. And then prior to this car they were two cars we bought that I did not test drive. One of those cars was my exclusive car.


    With this Ford bronco itís gonna be pretty similar to the car we gave up so I didnít think it necessary to test drive it.

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    Okay----I tell you what----I'd suggest you buy an ollllld Huttson. They are VERY easy to spot in a crowded parkin' lot. Plus---they will only grow in value. Yup2023-05-13 (7).jpg

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    Okay----or else you could fgo to the wreckin' yard, and get a fixer-upper. That's what I did. It was a high-mile car, but had a clean body & interior. So anyway---the original owner, used it to commute on I-44 to commute to school where she taught. But---forgot to service the timing belt, and it snapped at 137,000. Then, you gotta pull the head and rebuild it, due to bent valves. But yeah---there was another wreckin' yard up in Lebanon, that had one like mine, only a more deluxe model, andf o9nly 77,000 miles, that had been hit in the side. Soooo, I pulled all the parts off that one, including the seats for spares, and put the engine/transaxle/axles/'puter on the one I have. But yeah---the steering wheel in mine had sun dmage, so I used the (optional wrapped)steering wheel plus the entire stering column PLUS the steering rack & sway bar and 16" weelz off the wrecked one, because it had "sport suspension". See? Pulled the frame out, and painted it, too. All out in the driveway. Ha. See what a neighborhood nuisance I am, while nice people doing lawn care and grilling steaks, and I'm out there tearing apart an old, junk car? Yup. Hope that helps you kids some. Now back to my Chevy Suburban project, with the $20 junkyard hitch-mount rack on the back. Yup. Oh--BTW--try to get a used car that is already decked-out with the proper stickerage. Hope that helps you some.2023-05-13 (6).jpg2023-04-29 (4).jpg2023-03-29 (12).jpg

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    I know Subarus went from timing belt to chain in 2013 or 2014, so we'd like to stay with the chain. If we buy one older than that, we will need to replace the belt and the water pump at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    we didn’t even test drive this last car that we bought. I just wanted to get out of there. And then prior to this car they were two cars we bought that I did not test drive. One of those cars was my exclusive car.


    With this Ford bronco it’s gonna be pretty similar to the car we gave up so I didn’t think it necessary to test drive it.
    We got a Bronco Sport in 2021 and we're very happy with it. I hope your experience is similar.

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    I've had lToyotas and now a 2014 Subaru Forester. the Forester has 114,000 miles on it. I did replace the transmission about 18 months ago, which was about $3K, i think. I enjoy driving it and won't replace it for a few years (i'm hoping). Next car will probably be a hybrid and I'm thinking Toyota Rav4, perhaps. All this is to say, I don't think you can go wrong with either the Toyota or the Subaru.
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyliz View Post
    I've had lToyotas and now a 2014 Subaru Forester. the Forester has 114,000 miles on it. I did replace the transmission about 18 months ago, which was about $3K, i think. I enjoy driving it and won't replace it for a few years (i'm hoping). Next car will probably be a hybrid and I'm thinking Toyota Rav4, perhaps. All this is to say, I don't think you can go wrong with either the Toyota or the Subaru.
    Thank you, Beckyliz. Husband is now mad at me for doing too much research and I think I am going to tell him get whatever the hell he wants. My feelings are hurt. But I kind of agree with you on the Toyora or Subaru and at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    We got a Bronco Sport in 2021 and we're very happy with it. I hope your experience is similar.
    Does yours have the stupid thing where when you stop, the motor turns off? Only ours seems to be doing it intermittently. Oh joy more stupid new techie stuff. Also, it’s only three cylinders and so I suppose that is an improvement but we shall see.

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    I have had many cars through the years and the best ones were Toyota and Honda. My Toyota Corolla is 15 years old with 68k miles and all itís ever needed were brakes, tires and oil changes. Unless some moron totals it this will probably be my last car. I have no desire to learn all the new features on cars.

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