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Old 07-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #18
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #19
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Cruze or Fusion. That Malibu is horrendous, even in 2014 form.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:42 AM   #20
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really looking to stay under 25,000. its just me and my wife mostly so not needing lots of room..she just likes a mid-size sedan rather than a compact. feel like the cruze and focus though are big enough. she has test drove both and really liked both. we saw a vw passat the other day and it looked really good..gonna go and check it out soon...anybody have one with some comments about it added. it seems to be in the price range we are looking at. really looking for reliability, looks and just fun to drive...want a sedan with some options, not loaded.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:55 AM   #21
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I would not get a VW if you're looking for reliability.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #22
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I would not get a VW if you're looking for reliability.
yea i have heard about some reliability issues with vw...thats my number 1 priority for when buying this new car...so they might be out.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #23
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I live in the snow country so the 2013 Legacy 2.5i which invoices for under $18k was an easy choice for me.

I know there are sportier mid-size sedans available like the Optima and mazda6 but I'm guessing they cost more then $18k.
really liking the legacy...i think we can afford the 2.5i premium also..which has a few more opts. this legacy is at the top of the list for sure.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #24
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The features you get for under $25k with Verano is amazing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #25
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really liking the legacy...i think we can afford the 2.5i premium also..which has a few more opts. this legacy is at the top of the list for sure.
We choose the premium also for the features like the heated seats, and alloy wheels and got $2,250 off msrp so it was almost like a free upgrade.

The wife loves her satin white pearl Legacy especially after I surprised her one day by having them put on the factory spoiler, window tint, painted door mouldings and Subaru window louvers.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #26
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The features you get for under $25k with Verano is amazing.
ok...about to research the verano
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #27
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We choose the premium also for the features like the heated seats, and alloy wheels and got $2,250 off msrp so it was almost like a free upgrade.

The wife loves her satin white pearl Legacy especially after I surprised her one day by having them put on the factory spoiler, window tint, painted door mouldings and Subaru window louvers.
wow...nice deal. definitely going to do some wheelin and dealin when the time comes.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #28
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My parents got a 2013 Altima
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The features you get for under $25k with Verano is amazing.
Good choice
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #30
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ok...about to research the verano
wow...this verano just went to the top of the list...its coming down to the verano, legacy, mazda6 and a loaded out cruze...still want to test drive the passat, but hearing about reliability issues.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:04 PM   #31
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I just got a Cruze for the wife a couple months ago. The times that I've had the Camaro in the garage and had to take her car somewhere, I've actually found that I like driving it! It really is a nice little car. Ours isn't loaded, but I got a smoking deal on a new 2012 that the dealer had left on the lot so I was happy. It's roomy, comfortable, and has a decent bit of power. Best of all, everything on the steering column is close enough to the Camaro it really takes no adjustment to drive it. I already know where everything is!
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:19 PM   #32
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I just got a Cruze for the wife a couple months ago. The times that I've had the Camaro in the garage and had to take her car somewhere, I've actually found that I like driving it! It really is a nice little car. Ours isn't loaded, but I got a smoking deal on a new 2012 that the dealer had left on the lot so I was happy. It's roomy, comfortable, and has a decent bit of power. Best of all, everything on the steering column is close enough to the Camaro it really takes no adjustment to drive it. I already know where everything is!
I had 1 as a rental car, I freaking love that thing. I wish I could afford one for myself as a DD. it's a great car. I had 4 adults in it with the trunk PACKED (ladies can't pack) and I was crusing to AC and got like 28mpg. I really love that car. Perfect car for anyone looking for something small and roomy with a bit of push in the peddle.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #33
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yea the cruze and the verano are right there between a small sedan and a mid-size sedan...a little smaller, but plenty of room..saw a dark gray looking passat with the 5-spoke rims at the grocery store the other day, really good looking car. going to test drive one in the next few days...anybody have one? wife is wanting to go test drive the fusion again..she really liked it and keeps bringing it up a lot. the ones she has test drove that she is liking the most are the fusion, mazda6, legacy and the cruze. still to test drive are the verano and passat. i love car shopping...
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #34
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wow...this verano just went to the top of the list...its coming down to the verano, legacy, mazda6 and a loaded out cruze...still want to test drive the passat, but hearing about reliability issues.
For the Passat I would actually visit a VW website and ask owners about the problems they have had. Motor trend has a 2.5 and diesel 11 models for a year test and 30k miles and had no trouble from either car, so certainly worth looking into.
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