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  • Choco Posts: 410
    Hervey Bay Queensland
    Stage 1 Poster Choco
    02 Feb 2019 01:11 PM
    Hi all. I drive a 2006 Hyundai it's got close to 200,000 ks on it so been thinking of updating. He is my trouble, looking at second hand late model cars I know they drive nice, very comfortable,  pretty reliable, but here is the problem for me they have no appeal. The wife and myself like SUV's for the room to carry our gear plus our dog but most are expensive (I am on a limited budget) and again the no appeal factor for me. Anyway anyone have this trouble when shopping for a new car.
  • paulybronco Posts: 11157
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    02 Feb 2019 02:31 PM
    Quoting Choco on 02 Feb 2019 01:11 PM
    Hi all. I drive a 2006 Hyundai it's got close to 200,000 ks on it so been thinking of updating. He is my trouble, looking at second hand late model cars I know they drive nice, very comfortable,  pretty reliable, but here is the problem for me they have no appeal. The wife and myself like SUV's for the room to carry our gear plus our dog but most are expensive (I am on a limited budget) and again the no appeal factor for me. Anyway anyone have this trouble when shopping for a new car.
    Surely a new car holds more appeal than a 2006 Hyundai?
  • Ratbob Posts: 794
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    02 Feb 2019 03:37 PM
    I’m driving a 2009 diesel Prado, the 120 not the 150, compared em and chose the older 120 model, before that a 1998 petrol Prado. Both were purchased new. I only changed bacause the petrol was using up to 27ltrs per 100k, most the diesel uses when towing same rig is 13ltrs. Around town, 9.5ltrs. Just hit 210,000 and gotta say I agree with you. In my case the new Prados are no where near as user friendly, you can’t even remove the third row seats. The Landcruiser’s too fat and all those twincab utes drive like utes and are too bloody long. So, I’m with you, I’ll be sticking with my old car till she drops, it’ll probably outlive me, same with your Hyundai.
    Mind you, if I had bigger balls I’d get a V8 Range Rover Sport but Jeeze they’re not known for reliability.
  • Choco Posts: 410
    Hervey Bay Queensland
    Stage 1 Poster Choco
    02 Feb 2019 05:21 PM
    Quoting Choco on 02 Feb 2019 01:11 PM
    Hi all. I drive a 2006 Hyundai it's got close to 200,000 ks on it so been thinking of updating. He is my trouble, looking at second hand late model cars I know they drive nice, very comfortable,  pretty reliable, but here is the problem for me they have no appeal. The wife and myself like SUV's for the room to carry our gear plus our dog but most are expensive (I am on a limited budget) and again the no appeal factor for me. Anyway anyone have this trouble when shopping for a new car.
    Quoting paulybronco on 02 Feb 2019 02:31 PM
    Surely a new car holds more appeal than a 2006 Hyundai?
    Yep I know what mean. The Hyundai was the wife's car I sold mine a few years ago and now we down to one car. It might be just me but I can't seem to lust over the new cars of today. I don't mind some of the twin cab utes but I really don't see the value in them for $40000 plus dollars and that is for any ute. Anyway I keep searching there must be a car out that I will fall in love with 
  • JFE Posts: 1388
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    03 Feb 2019 03:35 PM
    Get ute’d! Worked for me.

    I see your point. I got a new Ranger as it was the only ute around that doesn’t drive like a ute. Love it. Doing many more interesting things and carry heaps of stuff around.

    But surely there is a decent 2nd hand option or something else out there? Try a 2 year old Kia Sportage - it will still have warranty (7 yr from new), is a medium SUV and better value imo than a RAV4. Still Korean. Alternatively, a Suby Forester if you want something more off-road capable.

    Try a Mazda 6 wagon for fun. 

    Negotiate hard.
  • Ratbob Posts: 794
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    03 Feb 2019 05:47 PM
    Yeah mate, those Mazda 3 and 6’s in diesel are great drives.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1588
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    03 Feb 2019 05:55 PM
    Got The BT 50 Mazda new. . and fuckit.. 80 Thousand K. and they can have the fucken heap a shit back....Electrics, Gearbox went at 40, 000Kms. fucken heap a shite. Going to trade down to an oldie, Tojo.
    First purchased Japanese car , first New car, first fucken Lemon. Think I better stick to bikes.... Fucken Mazda . Stick it it up there Thailand arse. (made there)Love Thailandand but fucken hell leaned on the "Truck" and dented it.... Fuckoff...

  • paulybronco Posts: 11157
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    03 Feb 2019 06:04 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 03 Feb 2019 05:55 PM
    Got The BT 50 Mazda new. . and fuckit.. 80 Thousand K. and they can have the fucken heap a shit back....Electrics, Gearbox went at 40, 000Kms. fucken heap a shite. Going to trade down to an oldie, Tojo.
    First purchased Japanese car , first New car, first fucken Lemon. Think I better stick to bikes.... Fucken Mazda . Stick it it up there Thailand arse. (made there)Love Thailandand but fucken hell leaned on the "Truck" and dented it.... Fuckoff...

    LOL I got the next BT50 off the same like as you, dead battery on a regular basis. Over it have driven a few different cars and will trade it soon
  • Baloffski Posts: 1588
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    03 Feb 2019 06:06 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 03 Feb 2019 05:55 PM
    Got The BT 50 Mazda new. . and fuckit.. 80 Thousand K. and they can have the fucken heap a shit back....Electrics, Gearbox went at 40, 000Kms. fucken heap a shite. Going to trade down to an oldie, Tojo.
    First purchased Japanese car , first New car, first fucken Lemon. Think I better stick to bikes.... Fucken Mazda . Stick it it up there Thailand arse. (made there)Love Thailandand but fucken hell leaned on the "Truck" and dented it.... Fuckoff...

    Quoting paulybronco on 03 Feb 2019 06:04 PM
    LOL I got the next BT50 off the same like as you, dead battery on a regular basis. Over it have driven a few different cars and will trade it soon
    AND I thought it was me!! Thankyou.
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