Originally Posted by dl20
I suppose, but where is the fun in that? The jeep is in good condition for having 100k miles on it but its still kind of a POS. It'd be a rough transition to go from the Z4 as a daily driver back to the Jeep. dl
The 4.0 in the cherokee sport will last forever. My brother's girlfriend has one with 280,000 miles and it runs perfectly. He had a contest going with her on who would make it to 300,000 first back when he was driving a high mileage volvo 240 as his daily driver.
Anyways, I question the reasoning behind parking the Altima in the garage. I mean... I understand wanting to give her that, but the z4 def. should get priority. Since you're not going to steal her garage space though (and her safety should always come first) and you're dead set on getting a new suv, I'd say get a Jeep Liberty with the diesel (i think it has a mercedes diesel?), or maybe the lexus hybrid suv.
Couldn't you trade in both of your cars and both of you get one... get her a bmw 330 for the garage with a trade on the z4, and trade the altima for a suv for yourself. Then you'd still have a nice driving machine at your disposal. BMW x3 might work if you want to keep the german car for yourself.