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    Default Re: Advice AWD softroader

    I am going to post a few details of various cars. Please advise me - Yes , No , good deal, pro's/con's
    Many Thanks

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    Nissan X Trail (2010) 36'000 km's 4X4 A/T rust free Jhb car


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    Nissan X Trail (2015) 45'000km's CVT LE (r81/r87)..... Have no idea what this means.


    3rd on list.

    Honda (2011) 2.4 Vtec 124'000km
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    Default Re: Advice AWD softroader

    Consider a RAV4, very reliable and not that expensive to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexP View Post
    I am going to post a few details of various cars. Please advise me - Yes , No , good deal, pro's/con's
    Many Thanks

    1st on the list... In no particular order

    Nissan X Trail (2010) 36'000 km's 4X4 A/T rust free Jhb car


    2nd on the list...

    Nissan X Trail (2015) 45'000km's CVT LE (r81/r87)..... Have no idea what this means.


    3rd on list.

    Honda (2011) 2.4 Vtec 124'000km
    Are you looking to buy for yourself and what is it that you're looking for?

    I had the same makes and models on my short list when I started looking for something other than platkar. I don't know what kind of lifestyle you have currently but coming from platkar since car 1, I was surprised by how much my lifestyle changed. What I mean is that where I never expected to tow a trailer in Moz sand, a caravan or take on Sani Pass these things have become part of my family's lifestyle and we love it.

    So, looking at your list above and thinking from what I have learnt thus far I would firstly rule out any CVT transmission - apparently they don't take strain too well. I would then look at power output to tow something. Some on the forum suggested I look at the Freelander 2 which wasn't part of my short list. I'm happy I went that route as it opened all the outdoors for us in a big way. The car is comfortable, capable and we love it. I got a 2012 SD4 SE in 2017 with 83 000km's on. Currently standing on 145 000km

    My two kids are tall and when going on early morning trips we knock the seats down and let them sleep - they love it but the space is going to be a problem real soon but and we'll have to get something with bigger boot space if we're going to let them sleep in the back. That's really the only negative I can think of right now and I think my next vehicle may be a Pajero Sport 4x4 (with 20kW less power) or a Triton double cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneMan View Post
    Consider a RAV4, very reliable and not that expensive to maintain.
    For my daughter.... 5 kids, dogs, 2 adults..... Rav4 might be a little tight on space. But I like them. Thankyou
    I met some crazy people.... They made me their leader.

    2014 Mazda BT-50 - Recently bought. March 2018
    2013 Nissan NP300 - Daily workhorse
    1993 Ford Courier 2.2... Odometer stopped working just over 530'000 km's. Sold 2013
    69' Series 2 Landi - Old, slow, thirsty. Go anywhere. Stolen in 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by CabousBeer View Post
    Are you looking to buy for yourself and what is it that you're looking for?
    For my daughter.
    5 kids, dogs, 2 adults
    Lives on a farm, but needs to get into town for school, work, ect.

    She doesn't want a bakkie.
    Must be automatic. Preferably 4x4, at the very least All Wheel Drive.

    She has saved R140'000.
    I met some crazy people.... They made me their leader.

    2014 Mazda BT-50 - Recently bought. March 2018
    2013 Nissan NP300 - Daily workhorse
    1993 Ford Courier 2.2... Odometer stopped working just over 530'000 km's. Sold 2013
    69' Series 2 Landi - Old, slow, thirsty. Go anywhere. Stolen in 2010

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    Default Re: Advice AWD softroader

    RAV4 is great but you are going to struggle to find a decent one with low kilometers below R140k
    Quote Originally Posted by WayneMan View Post
    Consider a RAV4, very reliable and not that expensive to maintain.
    Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 D-ID GLX LWB

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    Default Re: Advice AWD softroader

    My choice would probably be the 2015 model X-Trail which is a newer shape than the 2010.

    The CRV is also great but you have the higher mileage to take into consideration.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexP View Post
    I am going to post a few details of various cars. Please advise me - Yes , No , good deal, pro's/con's
    Many Thanks

    1st on the list... In no particular order

    Nissan X Trail (2010) 36'000 km's 4X4 A/T rust free Jhb car


    2nd on the list...

    Nissan X Trail (2015) 45'000km's CVT LE (r81/r87)..... Have no idea what this means.


    3rd on list.

    Honda (2011) 2.4 Vtec 124'000km
    Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 D-ID GLX LWB

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    Default Re: Advice AWD softroader

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexP View Post
    For my daughter.
    5 kids, dogs, 2 adults
    Lives on a farm, but needs to get into town for school, work, ect.

    She doesn't want a bakkie.
    Must be automatic. Preferably 4x4, at the very least All Wheel Drive.

    She has saved R140'000.
    I see there are a number of FL 2ís around R140k on AutoTrader. The FL 2 is really great on gravel (do a search on the forum) and it has Terrain Response which constantly checks wheel rotation and automatically adjusts within a second or two should it detect issues with traction.

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