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Offline Gipsy

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What new car would you buy
« on: February 07, 2016, 02:51:52 AM »
Later this year, my current car will be 3 years old, normally at the 2 year stage, I would change, but liked this on so much even though its rear wheel drive, that decided to keep it for another year.

Rule is that the new car should be a 4x4 crossover/jeep, with a lot of room in the back/boot, high degree of comfort, all the latest gadgets, and powerful.

Was thing of this,

http://cdn2.autoexpress.co.uk/sites/autoexpressuk/files/styles/gallery_adv/public/7/35/jaguar_fpace_le_s_studio-02_0.jpg?itok=IjavdZon

Would also love this, but a little too much  :money:

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/624_351/images/live/p0/3h/mw/p03hmw67.jpg

Which vehicle would you, the reader, recommend??
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 03:41:26 AM »
1st car in that colour!

Job done!
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 03:58:28 AM »
I wouldn't BUY a  new car .. Let someone else take the huge depreciation knock and buy one with a remaining manufacturers warranty...  not that any one in my immediate family listen... :chuckle:

The new Jag SUV is the 'poor man's' Evoque - largely the same mechanicals -[ diesel] and the new 2.0 diesel is super economic ...

I think it looks better - the Evoque looks like an Elephant sat on the back of the roof to take a rest.

I think it is better to have a car for fun and one you don't care about scratching / towing garden waste to the tip..   In Russia - with petrol prices as they are - one can be 'silly' and order BIG engines ...

I'm waiting for someone to sell their Tesla Model S at a sensible price ...





 


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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 03:59:39 AM »
Why change?

Do cars magically transform on their 3rd anniversary into rusty piles of mechanical clatrappery.
Answer: no they don't.

I know that the road system in Russia is such that the life expectancy for the running gear for less robust cars is less than in some parts of western Europe but a well maintained vehicle is always going to be less expensive than purchasing new.

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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 04:32:14 AM »



If its too small, you can also take a larger model.
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 04:33:06 AM »
When my wife gets her drivers license, she'll get one of these:


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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 05:12:01 AM »
Why change?

Do cars magically transform on their 3rd anniversary into rusty piles of mechanical clatrappery.
Answer: no they don't.

I know that the road system in Russia is such that the life expectancy for the running gear for less robust cars is less than in some parts of western Europe but a well maintained vehicle is always going to be less expensive than purchasing new.

I like to change my cars when the warranty expires, have done since I started working, and see no reason to change now.
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2016, 05:14:11 AM »



If its too small, you can also take a larger model.

Very much an outdated range from BMW, and little place in the baggage compartment.

Friend of mine has a new X6, he's had it back to the dealers several times since new.
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2016, 05:18:48 AM »
I wouldn't BUY a  new car .. Let someone else take the huge depreciation knock and buy one with a remaining manufacturers warranty...  not that any one in my immediate family listen... :chuckle:

The new Jag SUV is the 'poor man's' Evoque - largely the same mechanicals -[ diesel] and the new 2.0 diesel is super economic ...

I think it looks better - the Evoque looks like an Elephant sat on the back of the roof to take a rest.

I think it is better to have a car for fun and one you don't care about scratching / towing garden waste to the tip..   In Russia - with petrol prices as they are - one can be 'silly' and order BIG engines ...

I'm waiting for someone to sell their Tesla Model S at a sensible price ...

Write up state that its much much better and better kitted out than the Evogue, also comes with a more powerful engine range..

Don't do diesels..

Electric cars in Russia would be ok for someone who never leaves the city limits, but trying to drive 1,200-1,400 km in a day on the roads take between 12 - 20hrs, in a petrol jobbie, and electric model would never be able to complete much more than 350km without needing a fairly long stop for a recharge.
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2016, 05:19:57 AM »
1st car in that colour!

Job done!

It is a nice colour....   :thumbsup:
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2016, 05:23:05 AM »
Tesla don't even try to sell in Russia.. !)

I think it won't be long until faster charging batteries mean stopping to charge will be like filling up.





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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2016, 05:27:19 AM »
Buy the one that feels the most comfortable to you since we're not talking a big difference in options.

I wouldn't discount diesel's so fast as they're making them much better these days. I held the same belief in diesel's until I took a ride in my friend's new VW Touareg turbo-diesel V6. I was impressed.

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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2016, 07:14:13 AM »
The Jag suv looks very similar to my last car a Volvo XC60 R Design. A great car and the new version is even better. After selling that 3 years ago I ordered a brand new Evoque to.my own spec and I am happy to say have had 3 years completely trouble free motoring with it.

It's 3 years old this May so I will be looking to either get another or maybe something else.  But if something different the Evoque will take some beating, so it's a hard choice.

PS my last 4 or 5 cars have all been diesels, the engines are much better these days than they used to be and in the case of the Evoque they are pretty rapid and no turbo lag.

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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2016, 07:22:21 AM »



If its too small, you can also take a larger model.

Very much an outdated range from BMW, and little place in the baggage compartment.

Friend of mine has a new X6, he's had it back to the dealers several times since new.

Were buying an X6 this year, not brand new 2/3 years old Though I will not be seeing much of it,  ;D
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Re: What new car would you buy
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2016, 07:39:48 AM »



If its too small, you can also take a larger model.
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Very much an outdated range from BMW, and little place in the baggage compartment.

Friend of mine has a new X6, he's had it back to the dealers several times since new.

Were buying an X6 this year, not brand new 2/3 years old Though I will not be seeing much of it,  ;D

I test drove a new X6 about 6 years ago just before getting my XC60. Hated it. Very low headroom in the back,  only 2 seats and very dark and depressing internally