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      06-07-2023, 02:53 PM   #45
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She's talking about the Mazda and it's the cheapest car there. Why is this still a discussion? Buy if before she spots a Stelvio or something.
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my wife saw a macan s in miami blue on the road the other day and now i dont see a future at this point where we dont end up buying one!
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I like the last 3 on the OPís updated list. A female friend loves her CX-5. I would die of boredom. The Stinger GT would be the most fun to me. The GV70 probably has the best combination of blend of practicality, comfort/luxury and performance.
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She's talking about the Mazda and it's the cheapest car there. Why is this still a discussion? Buy if before she spots a Stelvio or something.
She wants to check out others before actually buying anything. Why are you so concerned? Good day.
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It sounds like a CX-5 or CX-50 is the way to go. For not wanting to stand out though, a Honda, Subaru, or Toyota would be a better vehicle choice to "blend in". The CR-V and RAV4 are nice vehicles, but I would still choose the Mazda over them.
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      06-09-2023, 10:04 AM   #49
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It sounds like a CX-5 or CX-50 is the way to go. For not wanting to stand out though, a Honda, Subaru, or Toyota would be a better vehicle choice to "blend in". The CR-V and RAV4 are nice vehicles, but I would still choose the Mazda over them.
Thankfully, she's not interested in any of those. I'd pick the Mazda over them too
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Thankfully, she's not interested in any of those. I'd pick the Mazda over them too
Just pull the trigger and buy one for her.

Park it in the driveway with a bow on it. The CX-5 looks great in Black, Machine Gray Metallic, or Crystal Red Mitallic.

My 2 cents.
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everyone i know that has a Mazda CX-## is incredibly happy with it. It would be my top choice in this use case / budget region.
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Mazda for sure.

Maybe wait for a cx60 or upgrade to the cx90.

My dealer will sell close to invoice for CX90, if youíre interested shoot me a DM.
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Mazda for sure.

Maybe wait for a cx60 or upgrade to the cx90.

My dealer will sell close to invoice for CX90, if youíre interested shoot me a DM.
CX-90 is likely too big.
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She keeps cars forever so this will need to be reliable long term. She commutes into the city so no manual transmission. She does not want Wrangler, EV or truck, either. Can be used or new. We're not paying ADM on anything. Period.

Must have 4 doors w/heated seats. She says she wants an SUV because of the typical "like to be high up"

She is also not interested in Honda, Toyota or Subaru.

She is weary of anything with a badge that could attract attention since she is a teacher in the ghetto.

Potential options are:

Explorer ST
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Elantra N
CX-5 (What she keeps talking about even though she has driven NOTHING else yet.)
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CX-5, she gave you the answer.
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      06-13-2023, 07:40 AM   #55
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I drove a CX5 before I got my X1 a long time ago, this was before the turbo was available and it's a very nice vehicle. My son drives a mazda 3 and it's amazingly nice for the money. I'd just go that route, she likes it, it's relatively cheap and it's a nice car.
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She wants to check out others before actually buying anything. Why are you so concerned? Good day.
Bro you are the type to ask questions and then get all pissy when people provide opinions. you sure you aren't on the spectrum?
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      07-30-2023, 01:10 PM   #57
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After driving her parents' CX-5 several times, she is not so sure she wants an SUV and may stick with a sedan.

She drives her Mazda6 like it's a Miata LOL SMH
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Not sure if this would interest her, but you might want to take a look at the Hyundai Kona Limited. It’s pretty small, but it doesn’t sit up very high like most SUV/Crossovers. The Limited has 195 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It performs pretty well and drives pretty well. Hyundai has been offering 2.0% financing which may end today, but I think the odds are pretty good it will carry over to August. And, of course, it has the 5/60 bumper to bumper warranty and the 10/100 powertrain warranty. It also has 3/36 maintenance and 5/unlimited roadside assistance.

The Hyundai website makes it very easy to check local dealer inventory. The Limited is very well equipped and has a lot the lower levels don’t for just a few hundred dollars difference. The AutoNation dealer here near O’Hare airport offered $1,600 off the MSRP right off the bat. They even offered to do that for a car we were talking about them bringing in from another dealer a couple of hundred miles away.

Anyway, it’s worth taking a look.

https://www.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/vehicles/kona
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      07-31-2023, 07:48 PM   #59
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Not sure if this would interest her, but you might want to take a look at the Hyundai Kona Limited. Itís pretty small, but it doesnít sit up very high like most SUV/Crossovers. The Limited has 195 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It performs pretty well and drives pretty well. Hyundai has been offering 2.0% financing which may end today, but I think the odds are pretty good it will carry over to August. And, of course, it has the 5/60 bumper to bumper warranty and the 10/100 powertrain warranty. It also has 3/36 maintenance and 5/unlimited roadside assistance.

The Hyundai website makes it very easy to check local dealer inventory. The Limited is very well equipped and has a lot the lower levels donít for just a few hundred dollars difference. The AutoNation dealer here near OíHare airport offered $1,600 off the MSRP right off the bat. They even offered to do that for a car we were talking about them bringing in from another dealer a couple of hundred miles away.

Anyway, itís worth taking a look.

https://www.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/vehicles/kona
Definitely not of interest
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Updated my OP

She keeps cars forever so this will need to be reliable long term. She commutes into the city so no manual transmission. She does not want Wrangler, EV or truck, either. Can be used or new. We're not paying ADM on anything. Period.

Must have AWD (FWD will work for right vehicle) 4 doors w/heated seats & leather. A heated steering wheels + cooled seats would also be nice. At first, she wanted a SUV, but after now driving her parents' CX-5 a lot, she may stick with a sedan as her driving style is thinking her current Mazda6 is a Miata lol smh.

She is also not interested in Honda, Toyota or Subaru. No BMW, Audi, MB as long term reliability & long term cost of ownership = no thanks.

We drove a 2020 Stinger GT-Line AWD & new AWD Mazda3 yesterday. This particular Stinger did not have the highest level trim option (Interior) Other than that, the Stringer is still an option. The Mazda3 was disappointing. Too much wind noise (All windows were closed, but sounded like a window was open the whole time) and the suspension was surprisingly way too rough for what thet car is IMO.
Local Hyundai dealer did not have a Elantra N on the lot

Probably cap the price around $40k


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It sounds like she doesn’t want a car of any sort, perhaps a magic carpet?

Otherwise just feels like the OP is taking everyone for a ride (probably in a CX-5).
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Most all of us have a wife or GF we deal with and the deafness of logic that comes with the breed, so it's a bit unfair of you to ask us to manage your wife's automotive issues. She's vacillating between a sedan and SUV. You say she doesn't really want an SUV, but there are SUVs on her short list. Then she doesn't want the Germans, yet she wants AWD with heated/cooled leather seats and steering wheel. Then she rules out most of the Japanese, which offer the most sedan models. And she doesn't want another Mazda.

She's basically left you with a choice within the Hyundai Automotive Group...
She swore off all Japanese other than.....Nissan/Infiniti? Hate to be the one to point out the obvious, the answer is an Altima

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The new Mazda CX90 has a heated steering wheel and ventilated seats. The CX90 is about 2 inches longer than an Explorer ST.
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It sounds like she doesnít want a car of any sort, perhaps a magic carpet?

Otherwise just feels like the OP is taking everyone for a ride (probably in a CX-5).
Sounds like you're a troll. Ignored
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latest quote when Dontello called out for his weird behavior on this forum

"Sounds like you're a troll. Ignored"

dude has a 3 page thread talking about new DD driver options for his wife, we have exhausted literally every vehicle option and he non-chalantly shoots everyone down. Like why create the thread?

instead of communicating with his wife, he comes to this fourm and takes out his contempt on us.

I am on the ignore list like many others so this forum is his safe space.

heres a clue, talk to your wife and buy a car bro, its not that deep

weird dude for sure
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Most all of us have a wife or GF we deal with and the deafness of logic that comes with the breed, so it's a bit unfair of you to ask us to also manage your wife's automotive issues.

She's vacillating between a sedan and SUV. You say she doesn't really want an SUV, but there are SUVs on her short list. Then she doesn't want the Germans, yet she wants AWD with heated/cooled leather seats and steering wheel. Then she rules out most of the Japanese, which offer the most sedan models. And she doesn't want another Mazda.

She's basically left you with a choice within the Hyundai Automotive Group...
You certainly assumed a lot on your own & you are quite wrong. Good day
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