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Old 12-05-2012, 07:20 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
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Everyone makes good points! You are in a depressed real estate market there and great houses in good areas are -- dare I say it -- "cheap" now and at a level you may never see again. Forget the car, get a house! Then, after you have the house you and your wife have dreamed about in Scottsdale or other high end neighborhood start looking at SUV's again. By that time the new X5 will be out with (probably) a more useable third row (remember the new baby) and more room inside. While you are looking around be sure to shop some other brands. The VW T-egg diesel has the same drive train as the Audi Q7 and new diesel Cayenne at a much lower price. The Jeep Grand Cherokee will be out soon with their diesel as well, and there is the Mercedes GL and ML to consider as well. Lots of choices out there now. I would probably lose the Z and get a nice king cab Tacoma instead. You are going to need a truck when you get a house and start moving stuff -- and afterwards as well. Unless you had a 911, NSX, S1000 or '57 'vette fuelie in the garage its not worth keeping the Z, you could probably trade it straight across for a Frontier or Tacoma. Good luck and you are doing just fine!

Last edited by UncleJ; 12-05-2012 at 07:29 AM.
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