Piercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3577 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
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)
Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
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).
ThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3556 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
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.
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?
AA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2560 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3536 times:
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.
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3332 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
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.
RNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 834 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3360 times:
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.