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New Car Suggestions For Cold Climate

Hey guys, I’m looking into buying a new car. Living in a cold weather/snowy climate like Calgary I’m looking at AWD/4WD type vehicles. I’m looking for some suggestions. My budget is about 35 000, looking mostly into crossover SUV’s and things like that.

THANKS

Buy a jet pack.

A sled and a pack of huskies.

I would say a forester or a outback from Subaru. bulletproof reliability and pretty good looking. Or if your feeling crazy a STI. Btw Prof check ur pm, sent ya a question

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These are pretty reliable and handle well in the snow.

They have the added benefit that you can attack those pesky Quebecian Rebel bases that pop up now and again.

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[quote]acuratlman789 wrote:
\ Btw Prof check ur pm, sent ya a question[/quote]

I am seriously not trying to be rude, but some of you guys send me messages that are three pages long and actually expect a response…as if the other 15 dudes didn’t do the same. I would probably be more quick to answer pms if people didn’t act like it is my duty to work for them for free.

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[quote]SteelyD wrote:
These are pretty reliable and handle well in the snow.

They have the added benefit that you can attack those pesky Quebecian Rebel bases that pop up now and again.[/quote]

Hey…those are metal camels.

Ain’t that a bitch.

Need more details. Single or family to haul around? Long commute or just around town? Tow or haul much?

In crossovers I really like the Buick Enclave. They are around 35K base price.

I drove a Ford Flex yesterday, very nice and getting rave reviews. The one I drove is the base model, no 4WD and around 29K

Still, I like my GMC Sierra and it fits my needs. Hard to find a better value.

Spend $30k on the vehicle. Then buy really good snow tires and a block heater.

Range Rover

Are you actually IN Calgary? Or in the outskirts where there won’t be much plowing done?

If you’re just in the city, just get a car. Nothing more is necessary.

Just get a 4x4 truck man.

[quote]Testy1 wrote:
Need more details. Single or family to haul around? Long commute or just around town? Tow or haul much?

In crossovers I really like the Buick Enclave. They are around 35K base price.

I drove a Ford Flex yesterday, very nice and getting rave reviews. The one I drove is the base model, no 4WD and around 29K

Still, I like my GMC Sierra and it fits my needs. Hard to find a better value.[/quote]

I’m single, will be driving about 25 km. each way to school. not really going to be towing much except for the odd occasion but its just a light trailer…

A block heater in Calgary is essential…not even a choice…

[quote]acuratlman789 wrote:
I would say a forester or a outback from Subaru. bulletproof reliability and pretty good looking. Or if your feeling crazy a STI. Btw Prof check ur pm, sent ya a question[/quote]

I second this–I have loved every Subaru I have ever owned. Excellent handling in snow and ice, esp with studded tires.

I have been driving a Mercury Sable the last almost ten years. It handles surprisingly well in the snow and ice. Last winter I had good all season radials on it. The two winters before I had studded snow tires on it. The only difficulties I really had was in my steep driveway in the wilds of the Montana mountains.

But I will replace my Sable, with its 220k miles on it, with a Subaru if I can swing the cost.

Linette


asian lady sold separately.

[quote]PSYCH0_GUY wrote:
Testy1 wrote:
Need more details. Single or family to haul around? Long commute or just around town? Tow or haul much?

In crossovers I really like the Buick Enclave. They are around 35K base price.

I drove a Ford Flex yesterday, very nice and getting rave reviews. The one I drove is the base model, no 4WD and around 29K

Still, I like my GMC Sierra and it fits my needs. Hard to find a better value.

I’m single, will be driving about 25 km. each way to school. not really going to be towing much except for the odd occasion but its just a light trailer…

A block heater in Calgary is essential…not even a choice…

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Well then, it seems you have no special needs that would entail a lot of internal cargo space, are you looking at the crossover just because of the more car like feel? Personally I prefer the visibility and versatility of a truck, but I know the ride is not for everyone.

I can’t add a lot about the crossovers as I haven’t owned one, but as I said I have been test driving them with my wife for her next vehicle. They all seem very nice but over priced for what they are. $24K extended cab 4x4 truck vs $40K 4wd Acadia.

no it’s not. Depends on how new your car is. I drive a Porsche Cayman for 3 years in Calgary with no block heater. Before that an SLK for 2 years. I think if you run synthetic oil you don’t need one. Regardless, you don’t need a special car for calgary, just winter tires.

[quote]PSYCH0_GUY wrote:
Testy1 wrote:
A block heater in Calgary is essential…not even a choice…

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