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Old 30 July 2010, 08:11   #21
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Why does Mrs B not like doing this? I've only just managed to get Mrs P to do this; she still won't drive it any distance though.
LOL - they're very sneaky

Mrs W won't drive the 110 because "it's too big and powerful". She does, however, hog the use of the A6 Quattro, which is longer, wider and almost twice as powerful

Shame, really, 'cos if she had, she wouldn't have Deux Points for doing 93mph in a 60 zone...
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Old 30 July 2010, 08:15   #22
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I had the Volvo XC 90 which was very comfortable but let me down too many times. It was too nice a car for the abuse it got diving too so I've now gone cheap and cheerful and got an old ish Kia Sorento. Much cheaper but certainly does the job so far and reasonably comfortable.
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Old 30 July 2010, 15:16   #23
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I had the Volvo XC 90 which was very comfortable but let me down too many times. It was too nice a car for the abuse it got diving too so I've now gone cheap and cheerful and got an old ish Kia Sorento. Much cheaper but certainly does the job so far and reasonably comfortable.
Haven't the Kias got something like a 7 year warranty now?
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Old 30 July 2010, 15:25   #24
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The new ones do yes. Mine's much older. The farmers around here run them a lot and get great reliability from them. A couple I know of are well over 100.000 miles and never missed a beat
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On the Kia front - look at the late 06 hyundai sante fe - budget , but at that age came with everything and will still have a years warranty! (bagde snobbery can be a consideration though)
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Old 30 July 2010, 18:18   #26
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I've owned & towed big ribs with The Freelander & Disco, Disco wins hands down every time! Full time 4x4 & low ratio is a must for getting you up the slipway or if ur bogged down!
The Mitsubishi Warrior is great if you've got the money? Happy towing!
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Old 31 July 2010, 06:04   #27
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I'm glad someone mentioned Kia's ... I was too embarrassed to mention that I had even thought about one of those

How about a recent Kia Sportage, anyone know anything about those?

They seem good value, new from about 12.5k

And good points about the wife being scared about driving, problem is that they just things into their heads, and it's difficult to change their opinions
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I ran a Kia Sportage (the old type) and was great. Look at the towing limits though, as they can be lower than you think.
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I ran a Kia Sportage (the old type) and was great. Look at the towing limits though, as they can be lower than you think.
Granny off of her commode is about max for a Supportage.
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Still on the Kia front the old Sorentos are the workhorses, 2800kg towing limit. I think the new one (2010 model) is lower though.

I managed to get over badge snobbery when trading down (badges) meant more pennies for the bigger boat.
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