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Best SUV for $5k or under??

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Hi guys,

I’m currently saving up to buy a used suv style car. I’m shooting to get to a modest $5k budget.

What brands, models and years to look out for? What mileage?

I just need something reliable that is relatively easy and reasonable to maintain. Don’t need any fancy bells or whistles. 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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17 hours ago, Johnbarnesiii said:

Hi guys,

I’m currently saving up to buy a used suv style car. I’m shooting to get to a modest $5k budget.

What brands, models and years to look out for? What mileage?

I just need something reliable that is relatively easy and reasonable to maintain. Don’t need any fancy bells or whistles.  

Thanks in advance for any suggestions! 

Welcome to CF...

Are you able to provide us your location?

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1 hour ago, Johnbarnesiii said:

Hello there, yes I’m in Oregon. 

($5,000 SUV)

Expect:

1. Over 100km

2. Year 2010 below

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Existing offers:

To list just a few...

1. Toyota Rav4 (FWD) (recommended)

2. Pontiac Torrent

3. Nissan Murano

4. Mitsubishi Outlander (recommended)

5. Dodge Journey

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Is an all-wheel-drive important to you?

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29 minutes ago, Nate4x4 said:

Is an all-wheel-drive important to you?

Hi Nate, thanks for the suggestions! I don’t need all wheel drive per se. The rav 4 seems like a great option but seems most in my price range have high mileage. I don’t mind around 115k miles or so, but 200k feels like too much. I will keep looking, hopefully I can find a decent rav 4 in my price range.

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48 minutes ago, Johnbarnesiii said:

Hi Nate, thanks for the suggestions! I don’t need all wheel drive per se. The rav 4 seems like a great option but seems most in my price range have high mileage. I don’t mind around 115k miles or so, but 200k feels like too much. I will keep looking, hopefully I can find a decent rav 4 in my price range.

Sounds good. 😀

You also might want to check out Kijiji or Craigslist. They have relatively good offers.

Cheers,

Nate

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And I'll see if I can do a little searching myself....:D

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19 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

Sounds good. 😀

You also might want to check out Kijiji or Craigslist. They have relatively good offers.

Cheers,

Nate

Hey Nate, I was wondering if any of the Jeep models should be also taken into consideration alongside the rav 4? If so, any specific Jeep models, years etc?

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3 hours ago, Johnbarnesiii said:

Hey Nate, I was wondering if any of the Jeep models should be also taken into consideration alongside the rav 4? If so, any specific Jeep models, years etc?

Indeed!

1. 2008 - 2009 Jeep Patriot.  Pro's: Real Affordable - Space - Con's: Not too excellent customer reviews in reliability - Poor acceleration - Loud (Patriots come with an optional 4wd system which improves traction performance. *($$$$).

2. 2005 - 2006 Jeep Liberty. Pro's: AffordableReasonable Reliability - Con's: Noisy - Fuel Guzzler - (I don't know too much about this one).

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PS: It's nice to meet someone with similar interests....I am currently also looking for a Suv for around 5,000 bucks. I was really considering the Jeep Patriot, but I decided to wait and save for something a little better. (+ I can wait)

But for you, as you stated:

On 11/18/2018 at 12:00 PM, Nate4x4 said:

Don’t need any fancy bells or whistles. 

Thus I think the Jeep Patriot is really something you should look into.

Sale Example Below: ⬇️

2008 Jeep Patriot (4x4)

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/mississauga-peel-region/2008-jeep-patriot/1398780756?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Nate

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3 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

Indeed!

1. 2008 - 2009 Jeep Patriot.  Pro's: Real Affordable - Space - Con's: Not too excellent customer reviews in reliability - Poor acceleration - Loud (Patriots come with an optional 4wd system which improves traction performance. *($$$$).

2. 2005 - 2006 Jeep Liberty. Pro's: AffordableReasonable Reliability - Con's: Noisy - Fuel Guzzler - (I don't know too much about this one).

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PS: It's nice to meet someone with similar interests....I am currently also looking for a Suv for around 5,000 bucks. I was really considering the Jeep Patriot, but I decided to wait and save for something a little better. (+ I can wait)

But for you, as you stated:

Thus I think the Jeep Patriot is really something you should look into.

Sale Example Below: ⬇️

2008 Jeep Patriot (4x4)

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/mississauga-peel-region/2008-jeep-patriot/1398780756?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Nate

 

Awesome thanks for sending! They do look nice for sure. I’ll keep my eye out for any here in Oregon, and of course Rav4 I definitely will be looking around for too.

Let me know what you end up getting. I think there should be lots of decent options in that range.

Thanks again!

 

 

 

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On 11/19/2018 at 9:24 PM, Johnbarnesiii said:

Awesome thanks for sending! They do look nice for sure. I’ll keep my eye out for any here in Oregon, and of course Rav4 I definitely will be looking around for too.

Let me know what you end up getting. I think there should be lots of decent options in that range.

Thanks again!

Hi again,

Stumbled on this, what do you think?

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/2001-rav4-awd/1399773503?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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