The wife bought a new to her car last year, but last winter there was ONE DAY it snowed enough that she couldn't get to work. A coworker picked her up in a Jeep, and now that end of year deals are happening and it is snowing again, she's talking about trading for a small SUV. Never mind trade in value on the car she has is $5k less that what she paid for it.
Her brother works at the local VW dealer, and she test drove a Tiguan and liked it. Like I said above, the depreciation on the existing car sucks, but what can you do? It's the wrong time of the year to sell her car on CL or FB, plus does anyone that's not a dealer sell a newer car on those sites?
So, her requirements:
It goes when you step on the gas. Equinox does not do that.
Maybe remote start.
Her candidates -
Nissan Rogue (her daughter has one)
No Ford, Dodge or Jeep.
I'm looking for a trade in that's satisfied with the car she has, doesn't drive on the driveway before shoveling the snow off it, and makes sandwiches.