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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by bob shovel, 30th May, 2016.

  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Need to purchase a depreciating asset for the wife. I'm leaning towards a kluger, fairly heavy lean. Had one for work previously and liked it.....especially the fuel card! :(

    Any other suggestions for similar? Family wagon to suit car seats etc. 3 kids ones across the back.
    Pickles in Perth have a couple ready to go

    I have looked at a few others - Mazdas i don't like them, look big on the outside but small in (not sure why they are popular??)
    Cativa felt smallish, territory not a fan.

    One that's fairly different but i liked was the forrester, awd 4cyl plus felt like a decent amount of room for something smaller. Couple of things letting the klugs down is the v6 and bulkyness.the mrs previously had a camry which was good but want some extra space now
     
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    Mr shovel depends on your budget. One of the better cars are the Holden SS wagon, brilliant.
    Or my favourite BMW X5
     
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    Ss wagon I'd go for but not the mrs! X5 is a yes but budget is <25k. Can get a 2013 klugs for that, so that's where i set the bar. Even that's to much for a taxi! :p i need cash aside for a new landcruiser!:D
     
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    Steer away from the Territory and the Captiva. Both have a healthy lemon rating - add all the Jeeps to that too.

    Subie Forester will fit 3 car seats across the back if you get the right brand of seat, the Subie Exiga has a weird set up with 4 seats in the back and is an awesome mum car, Subie Tribeca also very nice and on par with a Kluger but not the cheapest to run.

    I like Subies :) But the Kluger is popular for a reason and there is plenty of second handers on the market.

    And umm don't you only have 2 kids?
     
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    I should add the Hyundai Sante Fe diesel model. Had one of those and it was brilliant. Sold it to my friend 4yrs ago and it's still going strong.
     
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    @myf that's a nice one! I was just looking at the auctions (Fixed price to) so i can walk in pick one, then walk out with a car! :p no shopping around Perth, just have a nice limited selection!
    Looking to the future in case the buggers multiply! :eek:
     
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    I think i saw one of those today when we went into the big smoke to go to the zoo. I'll check it out. I'll look into car sales some more
     
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    Kia Sorento is in budget, and come with 7 year warranty so you should have some warranty left over with used car.
    I'd still spend a weekend convincing the Mrs on the SS. Then when she says yes, slap an exhaust on it, throw in a lumpy cam and tune.
    Fully spastic bro
     
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    Disagree with the Ford Territory bashing, I have one and was comparing to the Kluger when I made the purchase. It was significantly cheaper, has a noticeably bigger boot, and more power when you put the foot down. Ours is a 2010, had it for 5 years with no more than minor services and tyres. Only downside I have found is the fuel economy.
     
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    She has you.. for free. May be that's the problem.
     
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    That's a good deal! Thanks for the local link. I better start looking properly . I had a hilux turbo diesel ute for work and thought they were great, they're not a truck diesel anymore they are nice to drive and fuel economy rarely changed even fully loaded
     
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    Ha! I wish! :(
     
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    If you could stretch a little more i would go for a 2nd hand prado! Could pick up a 2nd hand ex mining (cooperate not site used) for a reasonable price
     
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    mate you convinced her to go out with ya right? Do the same with the car, make it happen.
     
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    Did consider a ladies landcruiser but to big for running around and i have a 100 series so we're covered for 4wding
     
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    Haha probably not best to drink and drive! :p
     
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    Agree. Know someone who has one of these. Great car packed with feautres. Plenty of space and pretty good fuel consumption. 7 year unlimited km warranty too. Torquey diesel turbo engine.
     
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    I drive a Forester
    Forester boot space is crap.
    Baby seats... got two in right now. No way a 3rd babyseat is getting in there.
    (Got Safe n Sound seats, those big ones with plastic moulding the side, so it probably is a bulkier than the other ones).

    Sitting between the two car seats is worse than sitting on train from Cityrail.

    I also probably got a lemon of a Forester, just had the driveshaft changed after 2.5 years (pure suburban driving - still under 25000 km).
     
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