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Well I got a kid on the way plus 3 dogs (Shelties) for trips back and forth between NY and NC and I need a family hauler. Manual transmission is a must (I gotta be able to have some fun while I drive). Has to be able to fit a 3' long, 2' deep, 2' tall dog crate in back, and some luggage, I plan on getting a luggage rack and carrier regardless, would like something mildly sporty lookin.
My first consideration is of course VWs, Passat wagon, or possibly Toureg, even though it's 1. Auto only, and 2, probably a little above my price range...don't really care for the Jetta wagon..I saw a Mazda6 wagon which looked nice...Audis of course are in the running...what else would you consider?



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Re: Cars of the category: Used MT SUVs/Wagons under $15k (winstonsmith84)

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v70 or v70R would fit the bill.

I did see a V50 which was in my price range somewhat locally...
 

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also keep in mind exactly what you plan on using it for and where you plan on going. My Volvo V70R had more power, was a bit more plush, and had awd, but it had less space and got considerably worse mpg than my Vue gets.
 

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Mazda5 is a minivan in my opinion....DQ'd with prejudice.
Subi's are definitely on my list...

Modified by Inkarnata at 2:05 PM 3-22-2010

The OBXT I posted gives you $2500 to play with.

It also appears to have a trailer hitch! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


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The OBXT I posted gives you $2500 to play with.

It also appears to have a trailer hitch! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Modified by patrikman at 1:07 PM 3-22-2010

I don't think you'll find an LGT manual wagon for that. OBXT manual is more common, so it will be easier to find and cheaper.
You can have some luck with LGTs if the seller doesn't know the car is rare. However, the going rate on a manual wagon is still over $15k unless there is a lot of miles or issues.
 

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also keep in mind exactly what you plan on using it for and where you plan on going. My Volvo V70R had more power, was a bit more plush, and had awd, but it had less space and got considerably worse mpg than my Vue gets.

How much worse are you talking comparatively?
 

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Re: Cars of the category: Used MT SUVs/Wagons under $15k ([email protected])

Most wagons in this thread will not have the 4'x4' width or 3' height to fit the pet carrier, as per the requirements.
OP is likely going to end up with a full size SUV, minivan, or need a new pet carrier.
 

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If I could I would get this...
http://www.carmax.com/enUS/vie...=2005 subaru legacy wagon&zip=29841&pD=0&pI=0&pT=400&pC=200&pB=0&No=0&Ep=homepage:homepage&Rp=R&PP=20&sV=List&Q=dcaf8b2c-7fea-43ea-a9fe-b5f7ca312d8f
With shipping fees you are only a few hundred over your 15k limit.
Good luck
 

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Re: Cars of the category: Used MT SUVs/Wagons under $15k (Surf Green)

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Most wagons in this thread will not have the 4'x4' width or 3' height to fit the pet carrier, as per the requirements.
OP is likely going to end up with a full size SUV, minivan, or need a new pet carrier.

Good point. Is ANY wagon going to satisfy that requirement?
 

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Re: Cars of the category: Used MT SUVs/Wagons under $15k ([email protected])

that might be a large assumption on the size, I just went an took a foot size 10.5 measurement, front view, 3' long, 2' deep, 2' tall. Though depending on the size of our newest addition, we may need a larger cage...
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