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Test drove the genesis GV70 and it was a dream. Looking to buy a luxury mid size SUV since I’ve driven used cars all along. We are expecting in a few months and want to upgrade, if possible. I drive a 2016 fusion I can’t wrap my head around buying new since I’ve always bought used. Also, I don’t know if I deserve a car like that. How did you decide on a luxury car?

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My dad grew up in Egypt dirt freaking poor. He said he always dreamed of “marrying a beautiful blonde woman, and I knew when I could buy myself a beautiful white BMW I’d have made it” - he got both of those, and I remember when he got his BMW he cried. Now he’s retired, driving a white Porsche and my mum drives a white Maserati. Why would you say you’re not if you deserve a luxury car? If it’s not an irresponsible choice financially, and it will make you happy…why not?

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HHI is ~300k and I still don't ever think I "deserve" a luxury car, a depreciating item as soon as I drive it off the lot. Can I afford it? Almost certainly. As a compromise, why don't you get a new-ish model of many of the highly rated "regular" SUVs out there: Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Subaru Outback. Even last year's model will have most up to date tech and safety features.

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Same boat OP, want to experience luxury (never owned a luxury car nor has anyone in my family). If you can afford to buy it, then why wouldn’t you think you deserve it? Maybe look into 1-2 year old models to avoid that big deprecation hit you take with new cars though.

Any other comparable luxury mid SUVs?

Just go for it. If you love it and have tried other suvs out but this is the one that made you happy, buy it. I personally had 2 audis (a Q3 and a TTS) and decided the maintenance on them wasn’t worth it (Q3 was bought new in 2015 so out of its warranty) and traded them in for a jeep. Every time that Q3 went into the shop it was 1,500 min.

Find a dealer demo. That’s how I justify my BMW purchases.

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