My family and i have temporarily left the US a few months ago - that includes selling vehicle(s), not taking delivery my 4xe sahara order, and leaving our rental property…
As things are clearing up we’re ready to come back by the end of the year/early 2023.
In all honesty i have struggled to keep up properly with the automotive situation since July/August as my family and i have been living out of suitcases at the other side of the world - all i know that despite improvements in supply - other factors are still keeping the situation very far from a buyer’s market (?)
Because of the uncertainty of our situation (when and where we would be coming back) i didn’t order a vehicle and now i am facing the possibility of paying a heavy rental price until i figure things out.
I am someone who mostly went for vehicles i actually liked but i don’t believe i have ever been this flexible as i really dont want to spend 1000$ / Month to rent a sedan for too long…
Yes i will most likely work with a broker but with the LH broker network being a little weak in GA i find myself with the extra burden of having to pay fees+shipping so i want to benefit from my dealer network before going that route.
-I have already looked at BMWs and numbers just dont add up these days (would have liked an X1 or 330e) so its a pass
-Was willing to pay MSRP for a 2023 CRV Hybrid (for their resale value) but these wont be coming until end Feb the earliest - so i dont have the luxury of waiting months for a car
-As an EV driver i am a little confused on the upcoming changes and thought about a 2023 ID4 but the only trim that can be found right now is 54k+Tax and i don’t believe its a good car to keep - are EV6’s / MMEs / Ioniq5’s etc…still impossible to find on the ground at MSRP?
-Tesla is never again for me plus too expensive.
-i have none of the Volvo qualifications to benefit from their generous incentives
-Is my only option to do a 24/12 on a CX9 at this point
-Trucks are not an option
I would like to stay in the 40 /45 k max on a purchase and 500/600 payment with a minimal DAS on a lease
Any suggestions for a short/medium term solution while things improve would be welcomed.
On the other hand what would you recommend in terms of rental/temporary vehicle? Looks like SIXT has a long term program called SIXT+ but not a lot of choice and for a small SUV you’re already approaching the 1k / Month.
Uber is not an option for us because we will be in a car centric city and have a baby
Finally, there is a slight chance may be moving to Chicagoland - are the suburbs also very prohibitive for leases? Or it is just limited to the city? Recommend to lease there or in GA and take car(s) with me?
Thank you as always