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Hey there...so I am going nuts. I went and looked at the 2000 Lexus today, and it was pretty sweet.
The Nakamichi stereo was probably the best I have ever in a car.
I just can't bring myself to spend 6k on a 17 year old car.
So....here's my criteria.
Comfort.
More comfort.
Quiet.
Peppy (No Caddilacs, sorry)
Preferably under 200,000 km.
Any ideas? I have driven Toyota's for the last 20 years.
No Honda's or Subaru's or Mazda's please.
I was maybe even of thinking about a higher end Hyundai as they are supposed to be pretty good.
I'm in Montreal, so feel free to point out ads on Kijiji Montreal.
Cheers!
 

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I've been driving Volvos for decades (I've had five). Current ride is a wagon with turbo, and it's surprisingly peppy for such a heavy car. Comfortable too.
This was 10 years old when I bought it for $6300 with 110,000 kms. I expect to get close to 500,000 kms without major work. The used ones can be very reasonably priced, and in general are very reliable.
 

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Hey there...so I am going nuts. I went and looked at the 2000 Lexus today, and it was pretty sweet.
The Nakamichi stereo was probably the best I have ever in a car.
I just can't bring myself to spend 6k on a 17 year old car.
So....here's my criteria.
Comfort.
More comfort.
Quiet.
Peppy (No Caddilacs, sorry)
Preferably under 200,000 km.
Any ideas? I have driven Toyota's for the last 20 years.
No Honda's or Subaru's or Mazda's please.
I was maybe even of thinking about a higher end Hyundai as they are supposed to be pretty good.
I'm in Montreal, so feel free to point out ads on Kijiji Montreal.
Cheers!
lol...640hp not enough for you?
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why no Hondas or Subarus, but yes to Hyundai and Toyota??
of those 4, id rank Honda=Toyota, followed by Subaru, followed by Hyundai which is about equal to Mazda.
 

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why no Hondas or Subarus, but yes to Hyundai and Toyota??
of those 4, id rank Honda=Toyota, followed by Subaru, followed by Hyundai which is about equal to Mazda.
Agree 1000%. Why limit yourself so drastically when looking for a used car? Some people (especially those without Y chromosomes) will miss a great used car because "it's not the right color". If you want a good deal, open your options. IMO.
 

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Well..I know Toyota, and want something more luxury like a Lexus. I'm not going to get into why I don't want other brands, I'm looking for suggestions from others who have maybe had cars of a similar value.
 

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Sounds like an '08-'10 Kia or Hyundai in that budget. Gonna be on the higher mileage side at $6K unless you find a good deal.
 

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living in Montreal I wouldnt even think of buying a car, you need some serious ground clearance for the pot holes (I've seen some that would eat the tire off a civic or corolla) and I prefer a 4 wheel drive or an all wheel drive vehicle. When I lived there I drove a '99 4runner. Lazy? don't feel like shovelling the snow at the end of the driveway? Just take a good run at it:D. I only ended up drifting into the bushes once lol.

I just retired that toyota and picked up a '04 BMW X5, nice ride and was well under your budget. I have buddies that can fix em though. I liked the toyota because I could fix it, and it drove like a champ through just about everything. HNG^%$

Other small SUV's like the santa fe, acura mdx, MB m350, lincoln ?? (same as the ford edge), Rav4 or CRV (may attract soccer moms). My mom has a subaru forester, she loves it, I hate it but its a decent car. She also had an outback (2004? P.O.S. imo) and an '08 Impreza (f'n awesome on dirt/gravel but not enough clearance for lots of snow).

Expect slightly higher repair bills with subaru and luxury vehicles.

There were a bunch of big car auctions around Deux montagnes/St. Eustache, should be able to find something up there. I noticed vehicles depreciated much quicker there compared to Ontario and lots of deals to be had.
 

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For fun I did a Kijiji search for cars in the $5000-6000.00 range and there were lots with well under 100K. Some had only 60,000km.
 
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