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BTHog
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jul 2012
8335 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k

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question... is it necessary to take the car back to the dealer for service or can i just run it through the quicky lube.


For oil changes and such i damn sure wouldn't take it to a dealer.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
32006 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
a car is the last thing i want to buy new.

it is guaranteed to get beat up.

you depend on this to go to & from work, potholes, orange barrels and gravel, rain and hail, rock cracks from stones thrown out by tractor trailers, etc.

i understand buying a porsche or something to keep in your garage as a collectible and drive only on certain days but the SUV i plan to buy is for basic public transporation and i know its going to get beat up..i don't drive on private highways
This post was edited on 10/5 at 2:16 pm


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LT
Southeastern LA Fan
The City of St. George
Member since May 2008
4017 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
Why so poor?


LSUtoOmaha
LSU Fan
Nashville
Member since Apr 2004
21851 posts
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re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
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Why so poor?


Ironically, to maintain wealth


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bomber77
Winthrop Fan
Member since Aug 2008
14681 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
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Cars are the worst invst in history.


Not even close to the worst investment.

Expensive food/going out to dinner.

Alchohol, tobacco

Clothing

Pets

etc etc.

At least a vehicle returns something.





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bomber77
Winthrop Fan
Member since Aug 2008
14681 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
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For oil changes and such i damn sure wouldn't take it to a dealer.


Smart move.

Most dealerships charge about the same as a quick lube joint.

Invest 20 grand in a vehicle and save 5 bucks on an oil change.

A dealership will use factory parts, keep a computer entry, let you know about any recalls etc. But why bother with that?


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redfish99
LSU Fan
B.R.
Member since Aug 2007
5827 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
I've driven six explorers since the first one made in99'. I've sold all to friends at or about 150k miles. For $5000-5500. The 02 & 06 are still rolling with 225 K + . That ford 240 HP V6 is best they've ever made. Go get you one...


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rd280z
Richmond
Member since Jan 2007
815 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
I would not buy an SUV that cost so little because the probability of maintenance nightmares is quite high.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
32006 posts

re: Used SUV..best deal under $10k
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I would not buy an SUV that cost so little because the probability of maintenance nightmares is quite high.


paid $8k for my 1998 4runner with 150k miles and i'm about to hit 300 and the only thing i've ever worried about is the timing belt/water pump.


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