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Old 05-28-2019, 12:36 PM
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Looking for a new(er) full size suv for my wife.....she wants loaded with all options and I want a budget under mid 30s or so

Looking at:
- Infiniti QX80 2015+
- Lexus 460/470 2015+
- Denali/Yukon SLT s although I don’t want a 2015 which seems to be where $$$ falls 2014+

Missing anything I should be considering?


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Of those three, in that price range IMO the Lexus is the best bet.
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I don't have any input except to give you Kudos for referring to your wife as "wife" and not admiral.
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How long will you keep the vehicle? Lexus will be more reliable than the other two if you plan to keep the truck long term. If you only keep cars a few years it won’t matter as much. On the other hand, the Lexus is a much smaller vehicle than the other two.
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That QX80 thing has got to be THE ugliest critter on the road. Looks like the stylist was on meth. Or maybe it was designed by women. They couldn't make up their mind which way the curves were going. And then they threw in a couple of straight lines just to confuse things.

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Old 05-29-2019, 11:48 AM
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Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia?
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBandit View Post
Looking for a new(er) full size suv for my wife.....she wants loaded with all options and I want a budget under mid 30s or so

Looking at:
- Infiniti QX80 2015+
- Lexus 460/470 2015+
- Denali/Yukon SLT s although I don’t want a 2015 which seems to be where $$$ falls 2014+

Missing anything I should be considering?


Wow.....no one is going to ask?
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:06 PM
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Lexus LX 570 or Land Cruiser, just picked this up for my wife (not admiral) because that implies she’s in charge!
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Brezinup View Post
I don't have any input except to give you Kudos for referring to your wife as "wife" and not admiral.
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I tend to buy my wife what I won't have to deal with down the road. In this case, I would go Lexus all of the way. Not what I would want for myself but for my wife and not having to deal with more than tires and oil changes is priceless.
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Originally Posted by Lou Gill View Post
Lexus LX 570 or Land Cruiser, just picked this up for my wife (not admiral) because that implies she’s in charge!
Nice, was it mid 30s as OP mentioned?
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Based on my past experience, Lexus.
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Can any of those even be picked up for mid $30k. Especially Lexus. I vote for Lexus either way.
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My vote is the Lexus GX460. They can be had in your price range and are exceptional vehicles.
We looked hard at the LX570 for my wife, but just couldn’t find one new enough in our budget.
‘We just pulled the trigger on a CPO Expedition today. It’s no Lexus, but we liked it better than anything else on the market that size.
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You gotta go with a pickup if you're going to be towing anything
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Here's one.

2015 INFINITI QX80 Wilmington, North Carolina | Seasell Auto
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:22 AM
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We have been going down this road as well. I wanted my wife to get a slightly used Armada, as they can be had for under 30k a year old. Great vehicles, but she doesn't like the way they look.

Ended up finding a local one owner 2015 Lexus GX 460 with 75k miles for $27.5k. Would prefer fewer miles, but this deal seemed to good to pass up. Finalizing the purchase today. It's a really nice vehicle. Wife absolutely loves it. As a Land Cruiser owner, I'm a big fan as well.
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Denali or Expedition....

Sequoia is like driving a 10 yr old Tahoe. That platform is old, engine sucks gas like a $ 500 .....
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My wife has a GX460. It’s a great, solid full frame SUV. She loves the smaller size. If you need more back seat room consider something bigger. The GX has a relatively short 109” wheelbase.
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