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    Quote Originally Posted by natand View Post
    I would look at a Honda CRV 2.0. You can get a 2015 with around 40k on the clock for around 260k. Leaves a little of the service plan left.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    A few I can recommend - also wont give you 12km/l though...

    In order of preference :

    Honda CRV 2.0
    Hyundai IX35 (not sure if you will find a newer Tucson in this price range - know you don't rate the Hyundai's, but honestly, IX35 is a great car, have done many km in a company car and had no issues at all in 170k km)
    Mazda CX-5
    Nissan X trail / Qashqai

    Left field options :

    Honda BRV comfort
    Renault Duster

    Many of the above can be had under budget with service plan left.

    I'd go for the Honda CRV, but then I am brand bias to them
    Thanks Grim, do you perhaps have more information on the maintenance cost on the crv once out of service plan etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarelKruger View Post

    Thank you for this. I have looked at the x-trail before as well, I think it was thrown out by someone's opinion that it suffers from manufacturer's faults. I will put it back on the list, I also prefer the old one shape to the new one.
    Remember, opinions are like @ssholes - everyone has one.

    Edit: Having said that I have also "heard" of "Issues" on the new shape X-trail. I don't know what they are exactly, and it has not affected my father in law's car at all.

    Be careful of making decisions on a specific vehicle based on the experience of one or two people. And in so many instances, people will express opinions on second hand info. (That is why I limited my post to cars that I have driven extensively).

    Enjoy the search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarelKruger View Post
    Thanks Grim, do you perhaps have more information on the maintenance cost on the crv once out of service plan etc?
    The only issue I know of on any CRV / Accord that has the 2.0 petrol or the 2.2 diesel, is that the EGR valve pipe cracks and requires replacement anywhere around 120k km odd. It is available from the agents and cost around R6k odd.

    Not all of them do it, but alot do. You can bypass the EGR valve too from what I hear, so not the end of the world.

    My wife is on her 3rd Honda, and they have all been unbelievably reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarelKruger View Post
    Hi all

    So here goes another "what car to buy" thread.
    I am currently looking to replace my Focus ecoboost 1L trend sedan with a SUV. I am looking at the mahindra XUV (facelift) but my wife hates it.

    So here goes the theoretical wants and needs.

    1. Budget - Max R 260,000.00
    2. I don't really have a diesel petrol preference, all my previous cars were petrol and don't mind changing.
    3. It does not need to be a 4x4, I have the ultimate, unreplaceable, most awesome one already .
    4. I do not want to get something that doesn't have airbags everywhere. I will rather not have a driver airbag than have my family not protected to the most possible. (I know I might be a bit paranoid).
    5. The bigger the better, we only have one child now, but we hope to grow the family. Currently with the pram and camping cot in the boot I will never have place for a tent, or anything else for that matter. Going away for a weekend is a challenge. We love camping (although we haven't been for quite a while). I am not a fan of towing a trailer, would rather just chuck everything in the car. How is everyone else doing it?

    So point 4 and 5, with budget in mind, makes it difficult. This will still be a day-day car doing around 70km a day so I cannot buy something that will kill my pocket on fuel. Ideally 12/13 km/l in town. I have absolutely no technical skills, so I cannot work on it myself and therefor it cannot cost an arm and leg to have serviced or should something decide to break. I always set the filters on the websites to have lesser than 100,000 km. That is the reason I was looking at the mahindra xuv (w8, one can still find quite decent ones around the price range, still under warranty and service plan.

    I have also looked at the ASX, but it seems small (specially compared to the Mahindra). The general crossovers are also smallish.
    I am not a Kia/hyundai fan. I am scared a toyota will be stolen or a kuga, well. But I am open for suggestions and well reasoned convincing (me maybe more than my wife).

    So this is my predicament. I hope you can help me. Oh, and it needs to be financed so that puts a cap on the year model as well.

    Thank you!
    Why dont you start with the SUV that YOU like. Then look at other options. Nothing worse than buying a car/bakkie/SUV that has been suggested by 75% of the forum members and you dont like the look of it. As said here a few times, if you cant look back at your vehicle and smile at it as you walk away from it, then you havent bought the right one.

    As a side comment, why not look at an H1 Hyundai or a VW Kombi if you not looking for a 4x4. You can fit the proverbial brick out house in one of those, plus the camping gear.
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    As great an idea that the H1 is, I doubt you'd get one in budget without big km or being the petrol 2.4 which would chow juice by comparison to the diesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    A few I can recommend - also wont give you 12km/l though...

    In order of preference :

    Honda CRV 2.0
    Hyundai IX35 (not sure if you will find a newer Tucson in this price range - know you don't rate the Hyundai's, but honestly, IX35 is a great car, have done many km in a company car and had no issues at all in 170k km)
    Mazda CX-5
    Nissan X trail / Qashqai

    Left field options :

    Honda BRV comfort
    Renault Duster

    Many of the above can be had under budget with service plan left.

    I'd go for the Honda CRV, but then I am brand bias to them
    None of these are large SUVs.
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    OP said looking at Mahindra XUV, so I thought around that size vehicle.

    Mahinda length : 4585mm
    CRV length : 4550mm
    Xtrail : 4635mm
    CX5 : 4555mm
    IX35 : 4410mm

    Yes that's only length not other dimensions, but 'similar' in size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    As great an idea that the H1 is, I doubt you'd get one in budget without big km or being the petrol 2.4 which would chow juice by comparison to the diesel.
    Hyundai H-1 2.5CRDi wagon GLS (2010-2015) diesel 2010 automatic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    Hyundai H-1 2.5CRDi wagon GLS (2010-2015) diesel 2010 automatic
    Price: *R249,000.00
    Year:2011
    Mileage:126 000km
    Colour:WHITE
    Stock Code:18.05.0119
    Branch:MIDSTREAM

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    Not less than 100k km though as the OP requires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    As great an idea that the H1 is, I doubt you'd get one in budget without big km or being the petrol 2.4 which would chow juice by comparison to the diesel.
    true, I didn't filter on fuel type
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    Have you considered the HAVAL H2?

    http://www.haval.co.za/products/haval-h2.html

    New ones start at R249 000
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLOOI View Post
    Have you considered the HAVAL H2?

    http://www.haval.co.za/products/haval-h2.html

    New ones start at R249 000
    My son works for Haval. Great value for money. The Chinese are really taking a leaf out of the Korean book.

    If i had any critisism it would be on their limited engine range, only the 1.5 available in the H2.
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    My Mahindra XUV 500 W6 (7 seater) gives me 12.5km/l in town, 14.5 - 15km/l open road - that's with 2 occupants.
    Can tow up to 2500kg.
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    Have you thought of a used Pathfinder? Great economical diesel. Rides like a Merc on gravel. And the bonus is the first owner took the knock.


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    I had the same requirements. For 260 KZAR, I ended up with a 2013 Land Rover Freelander2 with 60 000km on the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sed View Post
    I had the same requirements. For 260 KZAR, I ended up with a 2013 Land Rover Freelander2 with 60 000km on the clock.
    Not the biggest of boots, but that would be my choice as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sed View Post
    I had the same requirements. For 260 KZAR, I ended up with a 2013 Land Rover Freelander2 with 60 000km on the clock.
    Thanks Sed. I never even thought about adding this to a filter. How is their fuel consumption and maintenance cost (services etc)?

    Thank you all for the advice, I will start the search. I think I have figured out that my fuel consumption expectation for the type of car is unrealistic. There are a few options mentioned at the price range but without all the airbags, I don't want to reconsider that requirement. I would still like to get more info on the CRV if anyone can answer the fuel and maintenance cost.
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    Have a look on fuelly.com - I see varying economy records there from 8.7 - 10.5 liters per 100km for the 2.0 CRV.

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