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      11-17-2017, 09:48 PM   #1
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SUV selection help

l am struggling to fill the third spot in the garage. This summer all the cars got replaced and I just can't find the right choice for this one. I live in Colorado and have to deal with snow 4 months a year. I have an M235 for my daily during the rest of the year (parked in winter). Wife drives a 328d wagon. What I need is a car that has:
1. 4wd/awd.
2. Some offroad capability. We like to explore but not a crawler.
3. Better utility that the wagon.
4. Used, $30k max.
5. Not stupid unreliable.
6. Not a total gas hog but won't see a lot of miles.
7. Comfortable to be in. Modern.
8. Not really big.

I had a Tacoma but sold it, didn't need a truck anymore. I had an ML320 diesel but it was high miles and I gave it to my son. I've owned a Wrangler before, that's not it. On a whim I bought a used FJ Cruiser. Just don't really like it.

Cars I've considered so far. 4Runner. A bit big. Grand Cherokee, big, unreliable. Cherokee Trailhawk. Crazy unreliable. Touareg diesel. I like diesels.

Not interested in Rovers or G-wagon.
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      11-17-2017, 10:14 PM   #2
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X3 35i. Got my loaded 2011 with 75k miles for $19k earlier this year. GC with hemi probably fits the bill too
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      11-18-2017, 12:23 AM   #3
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X3 offroad? If I did GC I'd look for the diesel.
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      11-18-2017, 12:26 AM   #4
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I hear there is an amazing new X7 coming out. Its got stunning and beautiful grills with extra large 23 inch wheels. Hahaha sorry can stop laughing at that car. How many different cars can they make. I was going to say lexus. I habe owed em before and loved it.
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I hear there is an amazing new X7 coming out. Its got stunning and beautiful grills with extra large 23 inch wheels. Hahaha sorry can stop laughing at that car. How many different cars can they make. I was going to say lexus. I habe owed em before and loved it.
For sub 30k?
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      11-18-2017, 01:09 AM   #6
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Actually the E400 4x4 squared caught my eye but I'm guessing it'll be out of budget too.
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      11-18-2017, 01:26 AM   #7
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4th generation 4Runner. I love my 2006 so much that when I had to choose between selling it or my e46 M3, I sold the M3. 105K miles on it and still rock solid. Smaller than the current version 4Runner. Gets 20 MPG average (V6).
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      11-18-2017, 02:10 AM   #8
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Lots of Runners around here. I need to drive one. 4th gen is my favorite too. Sorry about the M3.
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      11-18-2017, 10:28 AM   #9
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Yeah that's a good option forgot about that
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