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Old 07-14-2014, 01:43 PM
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3rd Vehicle

My daughter will be driving shortly and my wife and I are thinking about a 3rd vehicle. Criteria:

4wd
Seats 4 to 5
Reliable
Safe

Thinking 6 - 8K in used market

Towing capability a plus.

Suggestions?

Considering Jeep Wrangler Hard-top which may be a bit more spendy than this range.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:07 PM
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Capable of towing what? The boat?
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:24 PM
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A cherokee classic might fit the bill. I loved my Cherokee (1991 version, straight 6, 5 speed) and had over 200K when I finally let it go. $8K might be a bit of a challenge to get everything you want unless you are willing to go high mileage.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:27 PM
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I wouldn't tow anything bigger than a utility trailer with a YJ. The JK's are a little more stable (wider, longer) but still not great for towing and going to be way over $8,000.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:00 PM
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Towed my jeep with a grand cherokee straight 6 just fine. Granted the V8 is better but choices...

6k to 8k you can find a decent SUV with high mileage (150k+) like a toyota or something along those lines. Problem is SUV's hold their value way to well to come down in price without the high mileage.

What about an AWD vehicle like a subaru? Those have some great crash ratings.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:05 PM
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:07 PM
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Trailblazer/Envoy, I have had three of them. Great cars and pretty darn good tow vehicles.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:18 PM
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If you looked hard enough, you could find a 2005-2010 Grand Cherokee with the V8 in it for 10k. Plenty with the v6 in your price range with right around 100k miles.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:19 PM
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If you looked hard enough, you could find a 2005-2010 Grand Cherokee with the V8 in it for 10k. Plenty with the v6 in your price range with right around 100k miles.
Was also gonna be my recommendation!
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:31 PM
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Trailblazer or 4 runner is where I would start.
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