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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Which car would you choose?

I have two minivans that I have narrowed my search down to. They are the same make, and year. They have the same options with the exception of what is listed below.

Option A:
costs $500 more
does not have power sliding doors
does not have a power driver seat
does not have roof rails (I have never used them on any car, anyway)
has 27k miles

Option B:
costs $500 less
has power sliding doors and driver seat
has roof rails (big woop)
has 44k miles
has the integrated child seat thing that I don't think I'll ever use

I am going to buy a warranty with either vehicle. They are both 2006 model years. I know it should seem pretty obvious to pay $500 more and buy the one with 17k less miles, but I really like the sliding doors on our other van. Is it worth that much, though? I know the doors on our other van are SO HARD to open, but I think it might be because they are power doors and are not meant to be opened manually and I want to make sure my DD can open the doors herself. I am going to go test drive option A tonight on my way home to see if I even like how that model drives.

Assuming this dealer is not going to haggle (which they won't), which would you choose?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 01:41 PM
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Re: Which car would you choose?

i'm confused. do you want the power doors or not?

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Re: Which car would you choose?

I would see which one feels better.Also one may run better than the other also.

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Re: Which car would you choose?

I did not vote because there is no option C) It depends.


Usually I would go with the lower milage however the difference is not that much. Now, depending on the make of the vehicle my choice could be different.
If we were talking about Honda Oddysey I would say go for the option B because mileage difference is minimal, but if we are talking about Chevy Venture I would go option A.

dont mean to knock american made cars but unfortunately in that class differences are still pretty big. at least IMHO.

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Re: Which car would you choose?

I didn't answer the poll. I LOVE the power doors with both dogs and groceries or anything like that. I would weigh how much you drive vs. how much of a convenience the power door will be in the long run. Generally right now I do not pile the miles on my vehicle so I would probably go with the higher miles because I DO use the power doors frequently with the dogs and hauling stuff. To be able to open the door with an arm load of stuff..... worth it for me. However, if I put a lot of miles on a vehicle I would take the lower miles.

How is that for an absolutely no help answer?


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Make, Model, Year?
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Re: Which car would you choose?

American or foreign
I did not answer poll either

if its foreign Like toyota or nissan that gets my votes

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Re: Which car would you choose?

The power doors scare me and I find them annoying to use, so if it was me I'd pick the one without them.
I rented a minivan for a trip once, and a fishing rod fell down in the space between the frame and the door when the door started opening. I couldn't figure out how to stop the door and the metal piece which slides along at the bottom to open it broke the rod in half!


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I go for the power sliding doors and seat. 44k miles isn't a lot for a 2006. I bought a 6 yr old minivan with 80K miles on it and have no problems.
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Re: Which car would you choose?

They are 2006 Chevy Uplanders. They seem to be less "minivan-ish" than others and I was NOT ready (mentally) for a minivan. I thought I had a few more years to get used to the idea. Now that I am being put into the position of needing a new car, I may as well go for what will fit us now and in the future (especially since we'd like to add another dog in 1.5 - 2 years and we don't want little dogs around here lol)

I DO want power doors as we have them on the Town & Country, but I don't HAVE to have them. I mean I am not going to die without them. I managed on the Jeep ok without them, but it is nice not to have the try and pull a door shut when I am holding a sleeping 1.5 yo DD. I just don't know if it is worth the extra 17k miles on the car.


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