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    Default First time 4x4 purchase - the time has come at last... probably

    So, after many years of waiting I have aaalmost convinced myself to buy something that can properly leave the tar.

    - I intend buying new because
    I know nothing about cars and won't know if I buy a kat in die sak secondhand.
    I don't want to invite additional reasons to end up on the side of the road.

    - I have a modest budget as I live a modest life.
    - I intend keeping my purchase long term.
    - I'm a bit hesitant because I would have to finance a portion of it and I have never have car debt before, so I'm not 100% that I want to take that step.

    I will not be buying by committee because that is not how one makes healthy life decisions. However, I thought you might have fun guessing which direction I'm might go. As I know you like to speculate and debate this might be a fun opportunity.

    Any advise (of course disguised as opinion ) as to what I should be looking at as I enter this type of adventure enabling purchase?
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    Jimny 5 door!
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    Default Re: First time 4x4 purchase - the time has come at last... probably

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    So, after many years of waiting I have aaalmost convinced myself to buy something that can properly leave the tar.

    - I intend buying new because
    I know nothing about cars and won't know if I buy a kat in die sak secondhand.
    I don't want to invite additional reasons to end up on the side of the road.

    - I have a modest budget as I live a modest life.
    - I intend keeping my purchase long term.
    - I'm a bit hesitant because I would have to finance a portion of it and I have never have car debt before, so I'm not 100% that I want to take that step.

    I will not be buying by committee because that is not how one makes healthy life decisions. However, I thought you might have fun guessing which direction I'm might go. As I know you like to speculate and debate this might be a fun opportunity.

    Any advise (of course disguised as opinion ) as to what I should be looking at as I enter this type of adventure enabling purchase?
    Before I guess, how long / far do you commute to work?

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    5 door Jimny as mentioned.

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    Default Re: First time 4x4 purchase - the time has come at last... probably

    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    Before I guess, how long / far do you commute to work?
    20 km away. Two offramps on the highway or back road depending on my whim.
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    New and modest budget pretty much only leaves a Jimny or a Duster.

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    Not sure if Mahindra is considered modest
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    Modest is very relative.
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    I would say Duster. Feel free to ask for a 2nd set of eyes if you do decide to not buy brand new.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    Modest is very relative.
    True. Context is everything.

    Shallow breathing inducing for me.

    Modest for those with resources.

    Beyond hope for the majority of the population. So not that modest. But modest for those that are in the 4x4 market, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    True. Context is everything.

    Shallow breathing inducing for me.

    Modest for those with resources.

    Beyond hope for the majority of the population. So not that modest. But modest for those that are in the 4x4 market, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    Modest is very relative.
    For the chap at yesterday's Monaco Grand Prix with his blue Bugatti Veyron on the aft deck of his super yacht I suppose a Gelandewagen would be modest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Rodrigues View Post
    For the chap at yesterday's Monaco Grand Prix with his blue Bugatti Veyron on the aft deck of his super yacht I suppose a Gelandewagen would be modest.
    I think for a guy like that, anyone referring to anything of his as modest, would curl up and die of embarrassment.
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    Default Re: First time 4x4 purchase - the time has come at last... probably

    Edit: someone beat me to it.

    Geländewagen . Because it is a Merc, and such are supposed to be reliable and last forever. However, this comes at a bit of a price.

    But for a 'cheaper' 4x4 there's any Landrover, Toyota (yes, even those break) Suzuki, Nissan, First On Rubbish Dump, etc etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
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    Does it have any modesty?
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    My money is on a Duster. And it would be money well-spend for Emmie as well. Runner-up, a Jimny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    My money is on a Duster. And it would be money well-spend for Emmie as well. Runner-up, a Jimny.
    Is a Duster a 4x4?
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