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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:40 pm

Which model did you get Georgee? There's a new model out next year so might be some bargains on top spec current models.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Georgee Paris on Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:56 pm

I think it was called the laureate - we just call it the beast now.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:58 pm

1.5 diesel or the petrol?
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Georgee Paris on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:01 pm

DasNutNock wrote:1.5 diesel or the petrol?


It is the diesel - about 47mpg I think.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:02 pm

:thup:

That's the one I've been sizing up. Big fan of economical motoring, me - seems to tick a lot of boxes, that motor.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby mumbles87 on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:38 pm

The Honda HRV for me

beautiful car.. built like a tank and also massive boot

just like a civic which boot is amazing
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Eggchaser on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:43 pm

Mazda CX-5 Sport Nav
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby szola on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:20 am

Can recommend ours, Honda CR-V

If you are looking for a car to last years, Honda, Lexus, Subaru-s are your best choice.

The best I've driven though is the Tesla.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:12 pm

I appreciate we have had this conversation before, but I cannot see myself ever 'buying' a car again

Two or three year lease. And then get a new one

Job done

Really can't see the point of owning a car outright
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Wembley1966 on Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:06 pm

Bought a 16 plate Sportage back in May - 2.0 CDRI KX-3 spec. Needed the 2 litre as better for towing the caravan and 4 wheel drive for getting the caravan out of the mud. Never owned a Kia before, but so pleased with it that 2 months ago we got a 66 plate Rio as our 2nd car.

The equipment level is very good for the price and the 7-year warranty outstanding - probably until I try to claim on something which they put down to wear and tear!
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby view from the shires on Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:30 pm

wizzo_66 wrote:I had a Mk4 golf gti for 7 years - a german import. Ever so special. One of the best cars VW ever made.

For quality, economy, reliability...and in the ceed gt's case performance - our Kias have wiped the floor with it.

I was a badge snob when I was 18 - can't be bothered now. I want the best car for my money.


As a like for like comparison you would have to compare a 20 year old Golf with whatever Kia were making in 1997...................ox carts I think.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:01 pm

mumbles87 wrote:The Honda HRV for me

beautiful car.. built like a tank and also massive boot

just like a civic which boot is amazing


I drove a Honda HRV for 3 years + [ still got it but no longer drive it ] , the only complaint I ever got was the tight seatbelts in the back otherwise it was fun to drive and got me up our steep snow covered hill late at night many a time - it has 4 wheel drive but drives 2 wheel under normal conditions .

Volvo XC90 is a beast , will seat 7 [ if needed ] , I was speaking to an XC60 owner and she preferred the smaller car .

- no one mentioning the Citroen ?
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby only1post on Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:17 pm

Out of order starting a Chelski tractor thread 2 days before we play them.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Shanghai Hammer on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:32 pm

jevs wrote:I'm going to be looking at a Qashqai....1.5 diesel acenta premium 2014/15. Cheap insurance, zero road tax, lots of toys, good MPG


Just sold our Qashqai last month. Comfortably the worst car I have ever had. It doesn't seem to quite know what it is. Its not a real SUV and I found it a horrible car to drive, with the centre of gravity quite high and suspension soft so it wallows around corners.

To add the icing on the cake the gearbox failed after 50,000 miles and I was quoted 4,700 by the main dealer to replace it with a reconditioned box. Fortunately I found a gearbox specialist who did a good repair job at a fraction of the price. When I searched for the problem on Google it seems surprisingly common.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Morocco Mole on Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:58 pm

Wait another couple of years for this.....

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....or I could sell you a fully restored '79? :)
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:12 pm

Shanghai Hammer wrote:To add the icing on the cake the gearbox failed after 50,000 miles and I was quoted 4,700 by the main dealer to replace it with a reconditioned box. Fortunately I found a gearbox specialist who did a good repair job at a fraction of the price. When I searched for the problem on Google it seems surprisingly common.


That's disgusting. It should be recognised as a recall and repaired for free by the manufacturers. I will say that Honda are pretty hot on this and will recognise this as a fault and fix it free of charge if it's under 100,000 miles.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby The_Cheadley on Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:36 pm

I've got the Hyundai Tucson on a lease. It's a really nice car. Similar sort of size to the Qashqai. We're looking at potentially moving up a size when the lease runs out in September coming - maybe to the new Nissan X-Trail.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby Shanghai Hammer on Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:06 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:That's disgusting. It should be recognised as a recall and repaired for free by the manufacturers. I will say that Honda are pretty hot on this and will recognise this as a fault and fix it free of charge if it's under 100,000 miles.


Yes definitely. Both the US versions and the UK models had the same problem. However the US recognized this and extended the warrantee from 5 years to 10 years. The UK did nothing. I’m guessing the US is a much bigger market for Nissan.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby wizzo_66 on Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:38 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:I appreciate we have had this conversation before, but I cannot see myself ever 'buying' a car again

Two or three year lease. And then get a new one

Job done

Really can't see the point of owning a car outright


Is this thread anywhere still?

I'd be interested to look at the numbers.
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Re: SUV suggestions

Postby wizzo_66 on Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:09 pm

view from the shires wrote:
As a like for like comparison you would have to compare a 20 year old Golf with whatever Kia were making in 1997...................ox carts I think.


I spent less on a 1994 Kia Pride that was still running in 2008 than I did on a 2002 plate Golf....
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