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That is unfortunate to hear about the repair costs on the vehicle you have now.Unfortunately all cars can have their own problems over time and even owning the 05 to 07 at some point you may run into the same issues or even more issues as there are more electronics in the newer models then the 00 model.Electronic failure seems to be the most common issue on these vehicles over mechanical issues.They are all good years and good vehicles but can develop issues over time.This isnt saying that this will happen if you purchase a newer model but is possible and repair cost may be higher in some areas.
On the newer models there seems to be more issues with the transmission valve body and electronics such as radio or telematics faults.
If you do purchase a newer model it is best to have it inspected including having the fault codes checked in all computers to see what codes may be set before purchasing another model to make sure it is o.k.
What I have always done in the past is to purchase the last year model design that way you know all of the kinks have been worked out of the vehicle compared to the first year of that design.
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