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Master Geek

# 214535 16-May-2017 15:01
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Hi guys, 


First time posting for me, so please bear with me. 


I have a baby on the way and I'm looking to get a USED SUV to fit the family. 


A few things that are important to me: 


- Sufficient Power (not sluggish like the 1.8 Honda HRV)


- Good for towing 


- Good fuel economy


- Safe (5* ANCAP)


- Reliable


- 30k Budget


I considered these options: 


Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Qashqai, Honda CR-V


Whether it's a 2WD / 4WD it doesn't matter. 


From your experience, would you recommend any of the ones I've listed? and would you recommend Diesel vehicles? 


I'd love to hear stories. Thank you for your time. 







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Master Geek

  # 1797525 9-Jun-2017 23:52
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Hi all! I've reached a decision!! Thanks again to all who have taken the time to provide their input :)




And drumroll, please.....








........A Hyundai Tucson 2.0 FWD! The latest one of course :) Stretched my budget a little bit more... but they are beautiful looking cars! 




The drive was great with the comfort, looks, safety rating, and technology provided all in one. I considered the Mazda CX-5 a close second choice, but the fact that they released a completely new one, just made the older one seem less attractive and if it was the Tucson v Older CX-5, I went with the Tucson. 




The size is just right, huge luggage space, enough power to do casual towing, and after watching and reading a lot of car reviews... especially AutoExpertTV's John Cadogan (He seems to advocate for Hyundai a lot), I've gone with the Hyundai. 




Also, technically I went over budget, and I feel bad. So I can't say that this is the right car to get under 30k. 


If all things considered and I absolutely couldn't have stretched my budget any further, I would've gone with the Mazda CX-5. That would've been my pick from the lot. 


I did consider a Mitsubishi Outlander, but the size was a little too large and the looks of the car didn't really appeal to my taste.  


So my list under 30k: 


1. Mazda CX-5


2. Mitsubishi Outlander


3. Kia Sportage (This guy would've been the second pick, it's a really well-built car, but the looks of it was an "ok" for me and a "not nice" for my wife.)




Cheers guys. :) 







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