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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

We have a choice between

a two year old Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD LIMITED £16995 5,O00 MILES
a one year old Toyota Rav4 2.0.D4D T4 £16995 5,000 MILES
VW Golf
Honda Jazz
Ford Focus

Last three new

All help appreciated as well as any other suggestions, boot must be bigger than 400 litres to accomodate for this fine specimin

http://www.filecabin.com/up1/1155472870-holly.jpg

Ain't she p[retty Tom Big grin

Best dog ever

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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Jeep Cherokee personally...

If you want something smaller and more economical, go for the VW Golf.

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):

a two year old Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD LIMITED £16995 5,O00 MILES
a one year old Toyota Rav4 2.0.D4D T4 £16995 5,000 MILES
VW Golf
Honda Jazz
Ford Focus

Hmm... I'm not a big fan of the first 2 you mentioned (the Cherokee, Golf, and Jazz are the Liberty, Rabbit, and Fit stateside IIRC), and I can't comment on the Focus since the UK one is different IIRC, but the Golf is what I prefer b/t it and the Jazz (I don't like the Jazz's styling)



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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Go for the Focus..

Since buying mine, ive had no problems what so ever with it, and its honestly the best car i have ever owned!

Lew


User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

I have always liked the Rav4. My mum had one until her crash, and it was a great car.

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 3):
Go for the Focus..

I don't know, probably is off-topic but my mum owns a Ford Fiesta (2 years old now), witch I suppose shares some technical details with the Focus. Well, three months after buying, the plastic parts began to detach and some other plastic hooks went off their correct places, because the tolerances were incorrect or simply "economy" quality. And no, it didn't happen because of bad-maintenance or a lot of car usage... My mum uses it only for going to supermarket (let's say 100 km every week).


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting Rammstein (Reply 5):

Ford = Found On Road Dead  duck 



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

My vote goes for the VW Golf...

Is it an 06 or 07?

-Zaki


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
a two year old Jeep Cherokee 2.8 CRD LIMITED £16995 5,O00 MILES

Don't waste your money on that pile of $hit.
If you want a 4by4 go for a Discovery with say 20k on the clock. We have the V8, you may want the diesel, although its a bit sluggish.
The Focus is good, but go for the 1.8 petrol or the TDci diesel.
Golfs are overpriced, but if its a new model, its ace
Alex


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 7):

07

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 8):

I like it as a matter of fact but even so, my mum wants a compact SUV, My dad wants her to have a car as he already has a kinda SUV, a Subaru Outback 2.5 V6 SE, i don't think its an SUV but there ya go. I must say Iprefer the Rav4 but i like them all.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2376 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

The Ford may be a good car, but I think that Fords are boring.. at least the ones they sell in Europe.

User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 9):

The only problem with the Jeep is that it is very unreliable - a friend of mine has the most recent 4.7 model and its speedy, but hes had to pay out around $1500 of repairs already (that aren't included in the warranty) and hes had it for only a year.
They do look good though.
What about a td4 Land Rover Freelander?

[Edited 2006-08-13 17:12:52]

User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
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American cars... they've gotten better....but the quality of a Jeep in the long run doesnt come close to the quality of a Toyota or a VW. Japanese and Germany cars are simply superior, unless you're doing offroading or hauling things around.

I say go with the new VW Golf. My sister got the new Jetta/Bora 2 months ago (not sure what its called in the UK) and its a wonderful car. If the Golf performs even remotely as well as the Jetta, you wont be disappointed.

-AA777


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2867 times:
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Quoting EWS (Reply 3):

Since buying mine, ive had no problems what so ever with it, and its honestly the best car i have ever owned!

That's the benefit of having it in England. The European Fords are MUCH, MUCH better than the ones here. I have a Focus here in New York and it leaks enough water when it rains to play with a toy boat on the floor in the passenger seat.

Quoting Piercey (Reply 6):
Ford = Found On Road Dead

Only in the States, my friend, only in the States. My American Focus is terrible, and "Found on Road Dead" applies well. In Europe, however, they get better versions.

Sorry for saying basically the same thing twice, haha.

TIS



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

The Jeep Cherokee. No doubt.

The new Ford S-MAX looks promising.



User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Get the Toyota

Avoid posting "Me Too" messages



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 14):
The new Ford S-MAX looks promising.

That is a really good car.
Especially the 2.5 litre turbo'd model.
Alex


User currently offlineTNNH From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Get the Cherokee. Damn good looking and fun to drive. The Disco by the way, is also a great looking SUV, but is mechanically a piece of shit, and waaay over priced.

User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Quoting TNNH (Reply 17):
The Disco by the way, is also a great looking SUV, but is mechanically a piece of shit, and waaay over priced.

We have the old disco and it is frankly the best built car we have ever owned.
Brilliant car.
Alex


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, what a cute dog!

Go with the Honda!



Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Stay away from Jeeps, German cars, and the Land Rovers. All have abysmal reliability ratings.

Go with the RAV or the Honda.



I'm sorry, ma'am, I don't work for the airline.
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 20):
Land Rovers. All have abysmal reliability ratings.

The Land Rover Discovery (last gen) is an outstandingly reliable car.
And if anything does go wrong, its all Ford and Rover parts anyway.....
Alex


User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Mr. PR:

My statement about Land Rover Discovery reliability is not a personal opinion; it is based on ratings in Consumer Reports magazine, which takes no advertising and bases its reliability ratings on owner reports. The 2005 Land Rover Discovery received a solid black dot, the worst possible rating, for both the 2005 as used model and the 2006 as a new model. And it didn't fare very well in the performance review, either.



I'm sorry, ma'am, I don't work for the airline.
User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 6):
Ford = Found On Road Dead

Now you KNOW that is so not true!

Actually it stands for Fix Or Repair Daily...

Quoting AA777 (Reply 12):
Japanese and Germany cars are simply superior

Not true. Buick and Caddy rank FAR above Mercedes and BMW

Customer Service Index Ranking for the US market from about 79,500 surveys of ownership after 3-5 years.
(Based on a 1,000-point scale, where a high score is better)

Lexus 912
Buick 911
Cadillac 909
Jaguar 908
Lincoln 906
Mercury 905
Saturn 904
Pontiac 903
Audi 890
MINI 890
Volvo 890
Acura 889
Chevrolet 887
Infiniti 887
Porsche 887
BMW 884
Honda 883
HUMMER 882
Saab 880
GMC 879
IndustryAverage 873
Mercedes-Benz 872
Hyundai 869
Chrysler 867
Ford 866
Dodge 862
Toyota 861
Subaru 858
Jeep 851
Nissan 849
Mitsubishi 848
Kia 843
Mazda 843
LandRover 840
Suzuki 823
Volkswagen 810
Isuzu 781

Source: JD Powers and Automotive News

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 20):
Stay away from Jeeps, German cars, and the Land Rovers. All have abysmal reliability ratings.

Maybe abysmal is a little harsh but below industry average is nothing to brag about. See above.



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

For me is RAV 4 !
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
25 WN2CMH : We own 2 of these an 01 sedan and an 06 hatchback. Great gas mileage and both are wonderful cars with no major issues. Nich
26 BA787 : I have to say that we get a lot better results over here for Subaru and VW. They are normally near the top Tioom
27 Post contains images RAPCON : HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BABY!! 2006 Honda Element--IT'S GOT THE "RAPCON SEAL OF APPROVAL"!!!
28 DeltaDC9 : My wife was a BMW/VW warranty administrator at a huge BMW/VW/Honda dealership and they sold at least 10 Honda's for every BMW or VW sold. She was so
29 RichPhitzwell : Toyota is the benchmark for quality for most manufacturers. Ford = Fix or repair daily Ford = f%$#@@ up rebuilt Dodge Ford reversed is = Driver return
30 Scintx : Let me give you my .02 cents. I just moved from Detroit and fresh out of the auto cluster F@#$ industry. I learned my lesson years ago. In 1986 I boug
31 Post contains links and images Schoenorama : I recently bought one of these in the 1.6i 16v hatchback version for a bit more than 18.000 euros (after a 3.000 deduction). Having driven already 5.
32 Bill142 : Also Found On Rubbish Dump or F**ked On Race Day
33 RichPhitzwell : Forgot about those ones!
34 Damirc : I'd pick the Toyota RAV4 ... I've driven it recently for 2 days and I quite liked it - I drove the 2.2 D4D version and there is nothing that I dislike
35 Post contains images JJJ : That also means one can get a current-model stock Picasso at a very nice price once they launch the new one. Considered the Altea? It has one ugly bu
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