Car buying...learn me

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 146 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 6:23 PM
posted by Automatik

Barcelona red is pretty hot. The more I look at it the more I like it. 

The colors offered in this trim are rather basic. You don't get the cool ones unless you go TRD Pro...army green, desert sand. 


Has some standout power for sure. Pretty sharp


sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 33 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 8:51 PM

The Army Green is slick. The hybrid RAV4 are pretty awesome to. My wife almost got one but ultimately went with a lexus

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 41 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 22, 2021 5:00 PM
posted by Automatik

What trim? 

One thing that kinda puts me off is only 270hp. But I can deal with that considering the rock solid reliability.

I don’t really plan to off-road, but I do want a trim that allows it if I want. Mostly will be used for snowboarding days and road trips. 


I have no idea really.  Whatever one I got assigned on any given day.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 22, 2021 5:17 PM

Ahh so like a rented day tour or something? That would be fun. I've haven't done any legit offroading in a truck/SUV. 

Also, most likely going with the broker. I'm annoyed with the search already. Prices are all over the place and 90% of the ones I find in my budget are from rental fleets.  I'm not totally against that, but would like to avoid if I could. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Apr 6, 2021 11:36 AM

Update: Broker is deployed. I should have the truck in 1-3 weeks. Splurged for a 2021, in Magnetic Gray Metallic. 

I was really considering Tacoma. But the inside space is tight, especially for 4 adults. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 12:43 PM

Cut ties with the broker. No deals to be had unless I wait 3-4 months. There's a shortage on SUVs, trucks in general. I had to go straight to a dealer that will not work with brokers.

I'll be able to get it for a bit under MSRP. Lots of places are selling for OVER MSRP...and people are paying..it's insane.

I should have it by April 30th, May 10th at latest barring any delays. 

birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 6 reps Joined Aug 2010
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 12:57 PM

Unrelated.... we bought a used GMC Acadia over the weekend from a dealership.


Car market is about as hot as the house market is right now. Crazy stuff.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 4:44 PM

Bought a 2021 Kia Telluride a couple of months ago. They were leaving the lots about as quickly as they arrived. It was the first vehicle I ever paid sticker for. Sucks in a way, but at least no worrying about whether I got a good deal.

geeblock Member
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Thu, Apr 22, 2021 5:01 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

Bought a 2021 Kia Telluride a couple of months ago. They were leaving the lots about as quickly as they arrived. It was the first vehicle I ever paid sticker for. Sucks in a way, but at least no worrying about whether I got a good deal.

Those are really cool vehicles, my friend has one 


birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 6 reps Joined Aug 2010
Fri, Apr 23, 2021 10:34 AM

How about the Kia Carnival?! Now that is something.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 5, 2021 9:17 PM

The eagle has landed.

A few minor exterior tweaks so far. TRDish grill en route. Other than that done for a while. AT tires before fall.

Only put 100 miles on it so far. 

No idea why I can’t figure out to embed pics. Maybe this link will work.


https://imgur.com/a/uib8EWK

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 146 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 5, 2021 9:51 PM
posted by Automatik

The eagle has landed.

A few minor exterior tweaks so far. TRDish grill en route. Other than that done for a while. AT tires before fall.

Only put 100 miles on it so far. 

No idea why I can’t figure out to embed pics. Maybe this link will work.


https://imgur.com/a/uib8EWK

Enjoy your next 25 years with it


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