Trading in for a 3rd row vehicle

Asked by Isaac Jul 23, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

I'm considering trading in a 2012 Toyota Prius with
roughly less then 40k miles in for a 3rd row SUV. To
be more specific I got my eyes on a 2004 Lincoln
Navigator Luxury 4WD for $6,495. Last I checked
my Prius is worth $10k-$11k (still yet to get it
appraised). Would it be worth it? Any other
recommendations for a 3rd row SUV? I own the
Prius and I'm not trying to owe any money/make
payments on another vehicle I'm just looking to
trade it in with no debt so any thoughts are
appreciated. Thanks in advance!

6 Answers


I would stay away from the Navigator, Expedition, just too many problems, I would recommend Yukon XL or just a straight Yukon, Tahoe, over the years I have owned and professionally worked both Ford and GM, and the GM's have without fail provided the best track record with the least amount of out of pocket repairs than the Fords. But this is just my opinion, I'm sure there are some Fords that have a good record but I was never fortunate enough to get one.

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I appreciate the info I'm going to definitely look into that. Another I was thinking about what something like the Infinite QX, Lexus GX or Toyota Saquoia would you recommend those vehicles? Not really a fan of the Nissan logo but also considering one those too. What's your thoughts on those vs Chevy/GMC/Ford?


The Lexus and the Toyota are both good rigs but stay away from the Nissan ie Infinite. I would pick the Toyota over a Ford, the Toyota will cost a little more to maintain than the GM product but it is well worth considering. As with any used vehicle make sure you have it checked over by your mechanic, it is money well spent.

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Thanks for the info. One I forgot to mention is the Dodge Durango. What's your thoughts on it?


Didn't like the when they first came out, then they started to get interesting when they quit making them, other than having bad trannies the few I've drove with the 360 engine seemed good, but never owned one.

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I personally think the Fords are excellent vehicles. I own two and would not hesitate to buy another Expedition. The eco-boost version gets good gas mileage for a full sized SUV.

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