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Reccomendations on Reliable SUV under $25K

nurse516nurse516 Posts: 1
edited May 2018 in General
Single mom here first time car shopping and really don't know what to buy or lease Need a AWD for snowy winters and SUV for kids things And something reliable. CPO? Used low miles? Lease? Afraid of lease as I have two kids Can afford $2k down Not picky on luxury or not.

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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,452
    edited May 2018
    nurse516 said:

    Single mom here first time car shopping and really don't know what to buy or lease
    Need a AWD for snowy winters and SUV for kids things
    And something reliable.
    CPO? Used low miles? Lease? Afraid of lease as I have two kids
    Can afford $2k down
    Not picky on luxury or not.

    My suggestion is the 2018 Honda CR-V AWD LX. This car has a list price of $26,500, but with some negotiation you should be able to get $2000 off of the list price. Honda is offering 2.9% financing over 60 months on this model, which is a below market rate. My recommendation is to say "NO" as many times as needed to extended warranties etc. As someone with kids myself (although they are now grown) I agree that leasing doesn't seem like such a good idea.

    The Honda CR-V should be safe, reliable, roomy, etc.

    Best wishes and good luck! Hope you'll update us and let us know what you decide to get....

    Another possibility would be the 2018 Subaru Forester, which is slightly less money. Plus the Subaru has 0% financing right now. That's probably the better "deal," although imho a Subaru is not quite as nice or reliable in the long run as a Honda.
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
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