but then i say the same about hyundai gav - based on my experiance of having an '00 lantra from new .... wouldnt wish a hyundai on my worst enemy.... things move on.
I struggle to see why anyone would buy a softroader – especially one that doesn’t have 4x4.
You appear to get all the disadvantages of an off road car when driving normally (lower mpg, poorer road handling, less space) at an extra cost and not particularly good off road unless you stick some tyres on that make the driving on the road a lot worse.
Is it all about the fact your higher up?
Mate has a Kuga (2wd) and the only benefit I can see over my mondeo is that he flips the back down and it’s a handy height to be able to change the nippers nappy, oh and a bit shorter so easier to park (but you need the sensors/camera otherwise you have no idea where another car’s nose is).
yeah i agree you need cameras unless you use those magical mirror things of course
Agree with the above, totally pointless car if you don't go with the 4 wheel drive option. Qusqai is the same.
Loads of reasons.
For most people, doing town runs eg kids to school, the mileage is so low that the mpg is pretty much irrelevant.
You get the appeal of the high up driving position, generally they seem to handle pot holes and speed bumps better, having slightly longer travel / softer suspension. Plus the whole large car status symbol thing.
No more pointless than 99.99% of 4x4s which never leave the road!
Also less to go wrong, I scrapped my AWD Golf as the Haldex was dieing and it was an uneconomic fix for a 12 year old car.
Tragic people NEED a big car.
On a more serious note, mechanically they are **** as are all Kia's, rust buckets.
If you get a diesel bear in mind you WILL need to do miles and miles in it otherwise the DPF will clock up which is a pain and if it gets real bad ££££
Just don't see the appeal IMO.
aye its a nightmare when emergency services personel might want to have a 4x4 to get to work in an emergency in a part of the country where for the last 4/5 years we have had consistantly 3-4 months of solid snow cover ?
i scrapped a golf for the steering rack going - it wasnt that your haldex was ludicrously expensive - it was just golf priced - over priced pieces of crap - id have another hyundai before i buy another vw thanks to lovely overpriced parts - and pattern parts for golfs generally being terrible ime.
Tragic people NEED a big car.
Yes I'm tragic. I should really have several cars of varying sizes and only use them when appropriate
Unfortunately, life has to be full of compromises and for me, a big'ish car is the most appropriate and cost effective. Also as TR pointed out, I do work for the emergency services and I have to get to work in all conditions regardless. Even if I didn't have to get to work, a big 4x4 would be the most suitable vehicle for camping and skiing trips!Posted 1 year ago #
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