Thinking of getting a new/newer 4X4

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Thinking of getting a new/newer 4X4

Post by RayB » 12 Aug 2017, 09:48

Possibly at the end of the year but what to go for???.....

4X4's suit my needs for work and pleasure but I'm undecided. The X-Trail has been pretty good other than when the Turbo shat itself. Other than that it's been cheap motoring and very reliable. It's coming up to 150k now and I've never been a fan of high milers really so it's gonna be time for a change soonish.

BMW's, even second hand ones are expensive, I just don't get the massive price difference. Yeah we all know about the build quality but 10k more on a similar spec car is ridiculous.

So, what to do???.........

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Post by theguvnor » 12 Aug 2017, 10:00

The X Trail is more of a replacement for the Qashqai + 2, but it is now available with a more powerful diesel lump these days ( originally just the 1.6dci ) but they are good motors loads of kit and space. But its not a full on 4x4 like 'old' X Trail.

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Post by M60NJP » 12 Aug 2017, 10:06

A lot of the 4x4s seem to come with 'inherent' problems that affect reliability - I like Land/Range Rovers but don't want to own one!!

The later Toyota RAV4 seem to get good reviews and is huge compared to the initial launch models - but really only a 'soft roader'.

Howsabout a pick up? The likes of the L200, Amarok (huge!) and the Ford Ranger seem to be sensible money and come with all the luxuries a car does?

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Post by RayB » 12 Aug 2017, 10:47

It does have to be a 4x4 due to some of the places I have to access for work. Can't be doing with parking and walking!!!

I did have a Navara but the pick up just doesn't work for me. I carry a few tools around and they are just not safe enough stored in the back of a pick up

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Post by cockneyrebel » 12 Aug 2017, 11:16

RayB wrote:It does have to be a 4x4 due to some of the places I have to access for work. Can't be doing with parking and walking!!!

I did have a Navara but the pick up just doesn't work for me. I carry a few tools around and they are just not safe enough stored in the back of a pick up
Hummer.!!! :d
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Post by M60NJP » 12 Aug 2017, 11:20

cockneyrebel wrote:
RayB wrote:It does have to be a 4x4 due to some of the places I have to access for work. Can't be doing with parking and walking!!!

I did have a Navara but the pick up just doesn't work for me. I carry a few tools around and they are just not safe enough stored in the back of a pick up
Hummer.!!! :d
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Re: Thinking of getting a new/newer 4X4

Post by Discostew38 » 12 Aug 2017, 18:18

Land cruiser if you can't afford one of them then it's another X-trail
Most of that type of car (the cross overs) are either not 4wd anyway or pretty poor off road
Discovery 4 would be a good all round bet but it will go wrong I've had range rovers and a discovery 2 and the disco will go anywhere and tow anything and despite its truck like ride quality and you would never have a single day where everything works as it should "I loved it and I would have another tomorrow"
The only other option I would go for would be a Toyota hi lux with a truckman top over the pickup bed
(as I have no friends I and I think a pickup should be able to carry a motorbike I'd buy the single cab)
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Re: Thinking of getting a new/newer 4X4

Post by RayB » 13 Aug 2017, 07:07

Thanks guys.......well the sensible ones at least!

I don't need full on 4x4 capability, basically just to get through a bit of mud or snow on the odd occasion.

Some more research is obviously needed before I make a decision

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Post by M60NJP » 13 Aug 2017, 09:06

RayB wrote:Thanks guys.......well the sensible ones at least!

I don't need full on 4x4 capability, basically just to get through a bit of mud or snow on the odd occasion.

Some more research is obviously needed before I make a decision
I guess the likes of the Volvo XC70, Audi AllRoad (sorry!), Scooby Forester etc come into play as well. The latter is very popular with TMC customers with land etc, albeit the fuel economy is dire!

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Re: Thinking of getting a new/newer 4X4

Post by RayB » 13 Aug 2017, 09:19

Perhaps I'm getting old but I like the height of a 4x4 when loading/unloading so I'm not sure an 'estate' would work?

It also comes down to towing capabilities

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