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new shopping trolley

Post by dan » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 11:05 am

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i need to get a new shopping trolley for the wife. currently have a 2012 focus which i am happy with, and she said she was happy with at the time we bought it, but turns out she isn't. only real problem with it is that it has the DSG gearbox which feels like it will explode sometime soon, but an extended warranty helped me "fix" that.

she wants something with a high seating position, so a mid-size suv. must be auto and budget is $15k.

she would really like a tiguan. noel, your misso has one of those - how has it been? only worry for me with one of those is the DSG gearbox which i also feel could get a bit spendy.

otherwise i am thinking cx5 (brendo you have one??), but hard to find for the budget, or an older forester before they got the CVT (so 2nd or 3rd gen). anything else??

looking to buy in the next few weekends if you know any for sale.

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Re: new shopping trolley

Post by Splash » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 12:38 pm

Forget the SUV idea, increase your budget and get a Commodore wagon
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Post by cGr » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 1:56 pm

Commodore plus a pillow to give her the 'high' seating position.

I reckon you could get into a high kay RAV4 for that sort of money.

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Post by Splash » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 2:02 pm

Boot height and flat floor is perfect for changing nappies btw
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Post by iano » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 3:02 pm

Wouldn't get a CX5 in that price range.....maybe

What about a late model CX-7?

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/detai ... 9215/?Cr=0

That's a lot of car for $15k
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Post by dan » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 3:33 pm

i am not dealing with a rational person here danny, and she doesn't want a commodore. a mate has a brand new one and i am very impressed with how well it drives/goes/etc. but nah, she hates it. i'll give it another go though...!

cam; those rav4's are sooooooo boring. feels like an appliance??

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Post by Splash » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 4:54 pm

Seriously, the boot is the best;

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You can even get a rubber boot liner for when the kid pisses everywhere;

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(that's in a sedan but you get the idea)
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Post by iano » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 5:17 pm

i like your comment about not dealing with a "rational" person :P

Was going to suggest a Skoda Yeti, cousin and his wife and 2 billy lids bought one and he absolutely loves it. Uses bugger all fuel and is surprisingly roomy. Only catch is that it uses a DSG and you said you wanted to avoid that experience.

3rd generation Subaru Outback? Fairly uncomplicated, 4spd auto, get one easily for 15k with under 100kms on it. Nice and high, practical with kids, decent visibility, piss easy to drive. 2.5 4cyl mated to an auto is a slug but the missus shouldn't care too much.
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Post by cGr » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 7:29 pm

You've come out of a focus and are bagging a RAV? That's like hanging shit on Coles for being a huge shopping market conglomerate and then shopping at Woolworths.

Surprised iano hasn't mentioned a CRV yet... :?

Outbacks are garbage on petrol consumption.

Mazda tribute?

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Post by iano » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 7:39 pm

Was going to mention a CRV but due to my (obvious) Honda bias I thought I'd get hosed for it.

But imho it's the best out of anything in that price range. Besides, it's not like you'll be driving it. Much?
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Post by blv » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 7:50 pm

I have the AWD diesel CX-5, and fucking love it. It has a lot of poke for a 129kw 2.2. The 6 speed auto is never in the wrong gear. If you can stretch the budget this is the car to get. But... I wouldn't buy a 2.0 FWD they are gutless as fuck and the 2.5 petrol AWD is ok, but lack low down grunt. It needs to rev.
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Post by Splash » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 7:52 pm

cGr wrote:Mazda tribute?
They're not the best car..
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Post by iano » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 8:01 pm

Isn't a Mazda Tribute just a rebadged Ford Escape vice versa?

The 2nd car in that sentence is a piece of shit btw
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Post by blv » Fri 20 Nov, 2015 8:57 pm

Yeah I'd steer away from the Tribute as well.
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Post by iano » Sat 21 Nov, 2015 6:53 am

BMW X3?

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/detai ... 1898/?Cr=2

Slightly older, but still a nice car
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Post by unwritten law » Sat 21 Nov, 2015 9:55 am

What about nissan xtrail or dualis? Not sure on price range for them tho?
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Post by blv » Sat 21 Nov, 2015 10:20 am

Yeah X-Trail aren't a bad rig, plenty of rear luggage room too!
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Post by dan » Sat 21 Nov, 2015 3:51 pm

CRV has aids. danny agree commo is a good choice but i don't want to put up with the whinging if i buy a car she doesn't like.

have driven many rav4's cam - they have the soul of a dishwasher. focus is hardly a lambo but way better than a rav4.

going to look at a s3 forester next week. have also heard that tiguan's are on run-out and buying a 2015 model in january 2016 is likely to be low 20's..... tempting. would certainly quieten her down. how gay is the gearbox??

yeah brendo can you sell me your cx5 for $20k?? sounds perfect....

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Re: new shopping trolley

Post by Ted » Sat 21 Nov, 2015 4:05 pm

A mate just traded their Tiguan diesel - top of the line, 4yo with 70Kkms - trade on that was almost $20k. They had no problems with the dsg in the time they had it. He is also on his third Transporter, no gearbox issues. Did have an EGR problem that cost thousands, but otherwise its been a solid thing. Does plenty of miles in it. BTW the Tiguan was traded on a new Golf R, and he will order the new Transporter soon.

I would look at the Forester, they seem fairly decent though for those dollars I am assuming you would look at the non turbo. Do the Impreza XV things fall into that price range yet?

Speaking of SUVs, I hired a Q5 last week in Melb. Got a petrol, 8spd box thing with 1500kms on it. Had 5 in the car with the boot full. Drove to Phillip Island, and then about 160kms of running around the island, and back to Melb. Did 565kms on 38L.
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