I wanted to hear your thoughts on getting a SUV...possibly a NEW SUV for my family. I presently have about 14k to either put down or possibly purchase cash. The issue I'm having is deciding which SUV to purchase. I presently have a, soon to be, 4 year old boy and I'll be having a newborn son in a couple of months. I would prefer to purchase something with great gas mileage, yes within an SUV option. I recently noticed an advertisement for a Jeep Patriot 2012 for $11,999. No one seems to believe me, but I did see this on the Sunday paper. Eventough the this type of vehicle does not get "great" gas mileage, I would conside it since it's a new vehicle and I would be able to make a cash purchase.
Your thoughts, please.