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Carists advice needed.

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

  1. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    What bike would you recommend.
  2. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    New rule:

    Don’t post a question if you’re not going to be around to answer subsequent questions for hours and hours.
  3. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It depends on what you want to do with it. For a general purpose ride to work and shopping, I'd say a hybrid with mudguards and , if you want to carry stuff, a rack. If budget is an issue, I'd go second hand. There are lots of decent bikes on Facebook Marketplace, if you have a knowledgeable mate then they can help choose one to suit your needs and in the right size.

    If you want something to take the kids to school, or travel from Sheffield to London and back in a day then a car is probably better.
  4. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

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  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Staying alert

    Sport Utility Velocipede?
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  6. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    At what point are people going to get the message that they shouldn't be doing anything that involves non-essential contact with other people?
  7. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    Slightly more seriously, the OP question needs more detail.

    How old? As £12k gets you a full fat diesel Range Rover if you don't mind a 2010 model with a few miles or a brand new Dacia Duster.

    How big? SUV covers a very wide range of sizes. If I pick one brand like Audi they have tiny Q2 then Q3, Q5, Q7 and Q9 each getting bigger. There are other brands in each bracket from Cheap (Kia Stonic) to ridiculous (Bentley Bentayga)

    Most laydees (my wife for one) find the look, feel and colour quite important. I suspect you will need to to some test driving
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  8. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Quadbike - hits many (not all admittedly) of the requirements
  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    We still have to move around.
  10. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

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  11. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Or maybe the other way round ?
  12. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

  13. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Not snarky and pointless at all. The man asked for an SUV. In that context a small hatch is pointless. If he wants a small hatch, he'll ask for one. Suggesting a bike, now that was facetious.
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  14. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2020
  15. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    I agree that as a family workhorse car for £12k or so, I don’t see that much difference between a Honda CR-V, Ford, Toyota, Tiguan, or many others of that ilk. They’ll probably all do a decent enough job, be pretty reliable & comfy. My guess is that the decision will be influenced by looks, interior gadgets & a keen deal done by a salesman.
    A Tiguan or a CR-V would probably be my choice but not for any strongly held opinion.
  16. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    I’d still keep clear of VW and family. Certainly in my area. Terrible dealers, silly issues.
  17. Minio

    Minio pfm Member

    IMO SUVs are overrated. They are all about the look.

    For example a Nissan Qashqai is big on the outside but an MPV like the Citroën C4 Picasso has a lot more room in it for a lot less money.

    But if you must have the SUV look try a Nissan Juke. Yes I thought the styling a bit OTT at first but my opinion changed once Id driven it.
    1.2 Petrol Auto would be my preference.
  18. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    No, we don't, unless it's to get essentials or go to work if you can't work at home. Everything else should be shelved and that definitely includes mooching around looking to buy a motor.
  19. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    So we have to move around.
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  20. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    I had a lift in a Juke recently and I was in the back; it was not a good place to be as it was gloomy and surprisingly crashy. By comparison, riding in the back of a Lupo or a Mini is more comfortable.
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