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Old 08 February 2010, 11:15   #11
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if you can put up with a name like kia, then all ive heard they are great cars!!

currently running a A3 and will be the last Audi,
they do tow very well but feck me , when they go wrong>>> and yep mines gone wrong again, the maintenance co went bankrupt so we have to pay for all the serviceing, 8 months ago, broke down, loss of power etc etc
£1250 for one injector bit of wiring and labour

today, dpf filter warning light comes on,car on 20%power RAC cant fix it, back to the dealer. (still sat on driveway).

Car goes back to the leasing company in march so chasing around the dealerships and on line sites for the best deals on a replacement. with manufacturer maintenance

they want £1000 plus £200 fitting and computer reset for small section of exhaust pipe with this filter inside, (cannot be regenerated due to blocked inside @77%.

Audi A4 multitronic gearbox, 4 gear valves @450 each, maint company said eff off< court case later they paid but off the road a total of 44 days.


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Yep that will be the new super hi tec Diesels which are truly amazing mate got a 123d 200+ bhp 47mpg and pulls like a train. Mind you once it had a few miles on it and it starts to play silly sods then you are into big £££ and main dealer to fix it.

My last car (Audi number 6) Fuel pump ECU went on my V6 tdi Audi 1700 + fitting to sort. In tank fuel pump then went 300 quid. All sorted then I wrote it off, crashing it into the road.

Got a petrol car now and will stick to the simple to fix motors going forward. Oh and it is not an Audi
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Old 08 February 2010, 11:16   #12
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Hi Bruce

I have the X-Trail, 5 years old never missed a beat and reasonable on diesel even when towing and the towing limit of 2000Kg is not affected by the load in the vehicle.

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Old 08 February 2010, 12:19   #13
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I had looked at the Sorrento as I heard good things about it, will see what parkers guide says tonight when the missus turns up with one.
I personally don't care what the badge is but the missus is a badge snob, they are all grey on the inside!
I just want something that is comfortable, economic and has 4 wheel drive, off road ability is not needed just the ability to lift a 1.2t RIB up a steep slip without slipping all over the place.
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Old 08 February 2010, 14:43   #14
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Well I'm driving a shitty korean job ,.. Ssanyong which is rather good all mercedes engine and running gear,.. not sure I'd totally reccomend it because of its resale, but its done the job damn well, just changing it for another now. Found it quite pricey to service £660 for a 24k mile main service for example OTOH .. 33 mpg from 2.7 TDi that pulls like a train and has the 3.5 tonne low limit new ones are 3.2 for some reason

Kia .. wife had a Sedona .. not that impressed, fair few problems initially, and dis-interested dealer didnt help, again resale is the issue, and she did want the V6 petrol even after my advice to buy the diesel which sell for a shed load more 2nd hand .. HTH
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Best make that the back door, DP, 'cos the side ones bend
You could fit your head in some of the panel gaps!
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Old 08 February 2010, 18:38   #17
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Will be going looking next week, Patriot seems the favourite at the moment cos the missus is a snob with badges. Personally they all look the same from the inside so I don't care as long as its reliable and cheap to run but women, can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em.
The Santa Fe, Sorrento and X-trail are also still in the running, it'll come down to what is most comfortable ate the best price and available.
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Jeep Patriot's have terrible reputation for build quality this side of the pond....well all jeeps do to be honest. It's the common link between Jeep and LR you know! I'd similarly stay clear of the new shape Cherokee. I had a couple of them (known as Liberty over here) and had lots of problems.

I'd echo the 'you can't go wrong with a Trooper' sentiment - of all the tow cars I had in the UK, it was the best/most bulletproof. Kia Sorrento would be a good choice too.

If your profile is correct your RIB is 5.8m? Do you really need a 4x4 then? I towed and launched a 6.5m RIB with a succession of 2.5v6 Mondeo Estates back when I worked for Uncle Henry. Worked well on paved slipways although not so good on sand or mud.
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if you can put up with a name like kia, then all ive heard they are great cars!!

currently running a A3 and will be the last Audi,
they do tow very well but feck me , when they go wrong>>> and yep mines gone wrong again, the maintenance co went bankrupt so we have to pay for all the serviceing, 8 months ago, broke down, loss of power etc etc
£1250 for one injector bit of wiring and labour

today, dpf filter warning light comes on,car on 20%power RAC cant fix it, back to the dealer. (still sat on driveway).

Car goes back to the leasing company in march so chasing around the dealerships and on line sites for the best deals on a replacement. with manufacturer maintenance

they want £1000 plus £200 fitting and computer reset for small section of exhaust pipe with this filter inside, (cannot be regenerated due to blocked inside @77%.

Audi A4 multitronic gearbox, 4 gear valves @450 each, maint company said eff off< court case later they paid but off the road a total of 44 days.


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Matt, same dilema, have you looked at the saab 9-3 ttid 1.9d twin turbo 180bhp? not sure what lease deals are available but 150gm emissions!
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Jeep Patriot's have terrible reputation for build quality this side of the pond....well all jeeps do to be honest. It's the common link between Jeep and LR you know! I'd similarly stay clear of the new shape Cherokee. I had a couple of them (known as Liberty over here) and had lots of problems.

I'd echo the 'you can't go wrong with a Trooper' sentiment - of all the tow cars I had in the UK, it was the best/most bulletproof. Kia Sorrento would be a good choice too.

If your profile is correct your RIB is 5.8m? Do you really need a 4x4 then? I towed and launched a 6.5m RIB with a succession of 2.5v6 Mondeo Estates back when I worked for Uncle Henry. Worked well on paved slipways although not so good on sand or mud.
I have had an old style Cherokee for 10 years and over 100000 miles with hardly a problem, its now on its last legs and will probably fail its MOT tomorrow and not be worth fixing, I think. certainly compared to the Landy I had its been extremely well behaved.
I live on the west coast of scotland and launch on many steep and weedy slips and beaches, its not the towing of the boat that is the problem but the launch and recovery. Especially when you are a million miles from any help so you HAVE to be able to get the whole assembly out yourself or its underwater as the tide comes in.
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