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    2nd hand 2013+ Land Rover Freelander 2
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    • 24000km service intervals
    • all the bells and whistles
    • Tyres should give you 100+k km service
    • Can go just about anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nod View Post
    2nd hand 2013+ Land Rover Freelander 2
    • Great quality
    • 24000km service intervals
    • all the bells and whistles
    • Tyres should give you 100+k km service
    • Can go just about anywhere
    but it's a land rover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nod View Post
    2nd hand 2013+ Land Rover Freelander 2
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    • 24000km service intervals
    • all the bells and whistles
    • Tyres should give you 100+k km service
    • Can go just about anywhere
    In that case get a defender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarrowBandFtw View Post
    That was probably part of the problem, I expect too much from the drive. The Qashqai felt the most underpowered of them all, on paper it isn't that bad but I think the auto-gearbox it has is particularly shyte: put your foot flat and wait a good few seconds before the thing lurches forward in a very undignified fashion after making up its mind about which gear is best. The Tiguan and RAV4 were roughly equal, well built, good to drive but just bland as hell, at least they were both manual. The CX-5 was fun to drive, it had the most power and has a very well tuned automatic gearbox that let's you have some fun, it also had the most dynamic handling despite being bigger than the others.
    CX-5 :drool:

    Which model did you drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJohnZoidberg View Post
    CX-5 :drool:

    Which model did you drive?
    Well sadly only the top model is 4wd so that's what I had to drive and that is why the price tag was madness. I drove the new generation 2.2L DE Akera AWD Automatic
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    Must be 4wd under R400k.

    Choices are limited, does it have to be new?
    Nissan Qashqai\X-Trail, Suzuki SX4, Subaru Forester. None of them are perfect, but I would choose Qashqai, its more of balance car, if I was going off roading I would go for Forester.

    Vitara is a different segment competes with Citroen C4 Cactus, Honda HRV, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIA7171 View Post
    Must be 4wd under R400k.

    Choices are limited, does it have to be new?
    Doesn't have to be new, just not too old. Like minimum 2014 models or newer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NarrowBandFtw View Post
    Well sadly only the top model is 4wd so that's what I had to drive and that is why the price tag was madness. I drove the new generation 2.2L DE Akera AWD Automatic
    C'mon only half a mil! Are you a peasant!
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    Current prices of Tiguan



    Base 4x2 model of new model might start just under R400k...4x4 certainly over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJohnZoidberg View Post
    C'mon only half a mil! Are you a peasant!
    I'm slightly disappointed in myself that over the years my priorities have shifted so much, back in the day I'd buy a badass car that I can barely afford, because I wanted it that badly. Now I'm thinking it is stupid to blow that much money on a car, even though I can afford the CX-5 I simply don't want to spend that much money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIA7171 View Post
    Must be 4wd under R400k.

    Choices are limited, does it have to be new?
    Nissan Qashqai\X-Trail, Suzuki SX4, Subaru Forester. None of them are perfect, but I would choose Qashqai, its more of balance car, if I was going off roading I would go for Forester.

    Vitara is a different segment competes with Citroen C4 Cactus, Honda HRV, etc.
    For that matter the Grand Vitara is also below R400k (base models). I test drove one and it was also a bit underpowered. The interior also seemed very bland/basic. Test drove a Jeep Renegade before that and the interior was a lot better.

    X-trail is also a nice option, very practical interior. Not sure about performance, but you can get a 4WD model in your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furpile View Post
    For that matter the Grand Vitara is also below R400k (base models). I test drove one and it was also a bit underpowered. The interior also seemed very bland/basic. Test drove a Jeep Renegade before that and the interior was a lot better.

    X-trail is also a nice option, very practical interior. Not sure about performance, but you can get a 4WD model in your budget.
    The diesel X-trail has the same engine as the Qashqai and given that the car is physically bigger it likely feels even more underpowered. The 2.5 petrol X-trail has more oomph, but only comes with a CVT gearbox, given my disappointment in Nissan's automatic gearbox I'm quite skeptical of their CVT too. It is a potential option though.
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    2014 used Forrester XT
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    Wife has a Honda CRV.
    If you're going for the 4x4 version then it'll be the 2.4 petrol or 2.0 (I think) diesel.

    She's got the 2l petrol, which is horribly underpowered due to the ****ty transmission.
    If you going 4x4 though, this would be a non issue.

    Other than that, it's a fantastic car. Very comfortable (not even leather seats, but the velour is lovely); excellent space; easy to park.
    You will also get your money back as Hondas do have decent resale value.
    It has a massive boot (580l) and also handles very nicely! I drive a BMW so I might have put it through it's paces.
    Very little body roll and take bends very well for a high vehicle.
    Quite honestly the only thing I can fault is the transmission/power.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarrowBandFtw View Post
    I saw it's already available elsewhere, but when will it be here?
    October... Reliable info from VW salesman, that I went to school with. Might come with a maintenance plan as well, though that is unconfirmed.

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