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I am looking for a new vehicle. Below are those that I am considering. I drive 20K miles/year, commute 60 mi/day round trip and live in WI so deal w/ ice and snow. Can you give me any feedback on these models, what I should know, how to compare, etc? I will be selling or trading my 2006 Hyundai Sonata w/ 117K miles. here's what I am looking at: (in no order of preference) 1. Subaru Outback - lkg @ a 2011. Your opinion of the lineartronic CVT transmission? I felt there was quite a bit of engine noise. 2. Subaru Forester 3. Honda CRV - new model for 2012 - any concerns ? 4. Hyundai Santa Fe - may be able to get a 2011. 5. Toyota RAV 4 - any concerns about past recalls? Thank you in advance for your help.

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Jane, Thank You for writing into AskPatty!! There are quite a few wonderful and trusted websites that will allow you to lay out your requirements and compare. Below are a few that I have referenced for you in no particular order: (1) http://www.kbb.com/compare-cars/ (2) http://www.edmunds.com/new-cars/ (3) www.cartrader.com I hope these are of useful tools to you! Please write us back if you have any further questions!! A. J. Valle

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