Considering a CX-9 purchase
Hello owners! I'm in the early stages of car shopping.
We are a family of 4, with kids ages 13 and 10. With all our gear, our BMW sedan is getting too small, and it's time for an upgrade.
Whatever car we buy, we will keep it for a long time. We put barely 5k miles per year on our cars; our current ride is 2001 BMW 530. Not going German again due to expense of repairs.
Our most basic needs are something that can be used in the mtns for ski trips (we will be adding a roof rack.)
I like the CX-5 but feel that is is just too small in terms of the room behind the back seat.
Our budget is 35-42k. We are cross shopping the Subaru Outback, but I am not a fan of CVT.
I'd like to know, A) what kind of real world mileage people are seeing (CTY and HWY) and b) If you think that we're wasting money on a three row car (in other words, we should look at a CX-5). I'd also like to know how new owners feel about the turbo engine, and fit and finish.
I have only owned German cars for the last 18 years, but the X3 is too small, X5 too pricey, and German cars in general not reliable.
Last edited by newbuyer; 12-19-2016 at 01:23 PM.