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Carists advice needed.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tarzan, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Morning all l have been tasked with purchasing the current Wifey an SUV and do not have a Scooby as to what models are good/ what is bad..... so any recommendations would be good a few of the criteria;


    1. Budget £10- £12000

    2. Would like it to be reliable and economical.

    3. Petrol or Diesel.

    4. Must look smart.:D

    Thank you for looking.:)
     
  2. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    How many miles per year? Usual journey length? Because “diesel or petrol” and “economical” don’t necessarily go together.
     
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  3. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    You will not go wrong with VW small SUV, Tiguan is very popular. Volvo XC40 is very nice but will be over budget.
     
    Gaycha likes this.
  5. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    If you are not looking for a "prestige" SUV like BMW or Mercedes, the consensus in Israel, where they use a lot of SUVs, seems to be that the Japanese and Korean makes are the most reliable. A lot of Kias about, and people seem very happy with them. Also Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Isuzu.
     
  6. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Yes I agree Kia is a contender. Or secondhand SEAT or Skoda
     
  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Whatever the best deal you can get.
    There isn’t that much between any of them in their price brackets unless you are a Jeremy Clarkson.
    There are far more important things to worry about.
     
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  8. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    Add Honda CR-V to your list.
     
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  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Just find one she likes and buy it. Don't sweat the rest.
     
    Bob McC likes this.
  10. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    Unless your wife does high mileage and typically long individual journeys, you probably want petrol.

    I see you, like me, think in terms of buying the vehicle outright. Depending on your work/consistent income situation it might be worth considering acquiring the vehicle “the modern way” : you never really own it, but you end up having a better, newer -even new -vehicle that should be much cheaper to maintain. Remember that all the manufacturers survive by shifting new cars, so do everything they can to make this affordable.

    Many here know the different ways of doing this : it’s much more sophisticated than Hire Purchase !

    Few slightly grumpy responses here this morning (not exactly a surprise) : it can be fun choosing a new car, so why not enjoy it !
     
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  11. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    The economy is going tits up, major companies are going to not come through it and yet people are still advising others to contract themselves into getting cars “the modern way”.
    Bloody ridiculous.
     
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  12. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Surprised that this has not been raised so far - why an SUV?

    Is the likely use far more suited to a Ka, as for 90+% of other UK SUV miles? Thinking of the planet at all in this desire to be following the herd?
     
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  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    Skoda Yeti +1
     
  14. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    You'd get a good recent Suzuki Vitara for that if you want four wheel drive.

    Never got to try a Yeti but they look good, i wouldn't buy another Mazda CX.
     
  15. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Polo 1.0 Tsi
     
  16. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    What you buy / how much you spend may depend how long the 'current Wifey' is around?
     
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  17. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Staying alert

    If the choice is SUV 'because safety' and 'because practical' then Volvo estate ticks both boxes and then some. V40 is stylish, but V60 roomier. The older, swoopy style V60 should be do-able in budget if you don't mind a few miles, which Volvos tend to shrug off anyway, AFAICT.
     
  18. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    A perfectly good small car but I can't think of many cars less like an SUV. How about a bike?
     
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  19. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    See post#12
     
  20. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I did, but they still want a SUV, apparently. Like I said, how about a bike? Because that's not what they have asked for.
     

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