We finally did it, after 2 years of test driving and researching and procrastination we bought a new car. My 2005 Honda Pilot with over 217K miles on it was traded in and will go off to a wholesaler. There is no escaping that we put a lot of miles on a car, so leasing is out of the question. When you live in a rural area leasing a vehicle makes little sense. Having to travel 40 miles to work each day eats up the 12k allowable lease mileage really fast.
I honestly feel like I have test driven every mid size SUV in my price class in the past 2 years. (That is excluding BMW, Audi, Porche, or Lexus.) I can give you their MPG, their sizes, and their standard features.
I am proud to say decision made, car bought, I didn’t feel like a needed a shower after the process.