Re: Changed Again, Now Trying for a Saturn VUE (Sorry Kia & Ford)
OK Guys, and Gals of course:
Well, I did it. I bought a nice new 2006 Storm Gray Saturn Vue with ABS and Traction Control, Manual Tranny and 4 Cyl 2.2. I drove the 4cyl Manual 2006 and it has lots of power in 2nd and 3rd. enough for us non towing bunch anyway. It is tricked out enough for us and we got out the Door for $17k and change. Yes, OUT THE DOOR!. The buying experience was excellent. And I got what I consider to be a good deal.
Remember what SWR's definition of a good deal is: "Getting what you want at a price you are prepared to pay".
I will be more than happy to post my reviews if you all like as time goes on, or I will stop here if we are all fed up this thread. Let me know. I pick the car up tomorrow afternoon.
I did drive the Subaru Forester today. It was VERY NICE, but it is definately a Wagon and not IMHO a SUV. But that AWD is a dream. However, the best they could do was $23k + Tax License and Advertising + Other dealer shafting charges. And that was after a $2k Rebate.
Was the Forester better overall. Yes. Was it $7k better out the door. Definately Not for us.
Thanks for all your responses and feedback.
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