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A new second hand car?

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CircusMaximus

CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
27-Nov-2021 23:48 Message #4848748
If you needed to buy a large car or SUV powered by petrol or diesel what choices are there?
capnblackbeard

capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire
27-Nov-2021 23:56 Message #4848751
theres only one choice in the city,
kfc or maccie d?
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
28-Nov-2021 08:38 Message #4848772
Audi A5 is a good car. SUV possibly the Kia Sorrento.
jpv

jpv  Male  North Yorkshire
28-Nov-2021 08:43 Message #4848773
A while back my neighbours bought a Peugeot Traveller and they loved it. They said it was brilliant for long-distance travelling and big enough mum, dad and three daughters plus all the gear. They also used it for driving to France and other places abroad.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/best-cars/top-10-best-family-suvs
ToBeAdvised

ToBeAdvised  Male  Essex
28-Nov-2021 09:36 Message #4848779
Large car, I'd say look at a Volvo Estate e.g. the V70 2.7T model.
Safe as houses (obvs it's a Volvo), good equipment, vast inside with the back seats down, solid engine when well maintained & goes like stink.
Mazer

Mazer  Male  South East London
28-Nov-2021 09:38 Message #4848780
I'm in the market for another car and want at least one more non-electric one. Petrol or diesel is one decision I'm torn on.
Pylon2021

Pylon2021  Male  North Yorkshire
28-Nov-2021 10:11 Message #4848784
I would say get a Dacia.

Cheap and cheerful. Good engines being part of the Renault Group. I have an 18 plate 1.5T diesel returning an average of 65mpg on ECO mode. Good acceleration when needed and a decent load space with back seats down.
capnblackbeard

capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire
28-Nov-2021 10:12 Message #4848785
a diesel is not very good for short distances, they need a good run for the dpf. mazer
wonderoushen

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
28-Nov-2021 10:30 Message #4848793
There are still a few Saab 95 estates around, beautiful cars, really well designed and comfortable, I could get my parents, Dads wheelchair and shopping it it easily. I always had the feeling it was built by Vikings for Vikings, you could really lay back your ears, fluff up your tail and put your foot down.
capnblackbeard

capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire
28-Nov-2021 10:35 Message #4848796
i seen one at the mot station a few weeks back hen, it was around 15yr old but still in mint condition,
fosy

fosy  Male  Leicestershire
28-Nov-2021 11:51 Message #4848807
"a diesel is not very good for short distances, they need a good run for the dpf"

that was a concern of mine just over a year ago when i changed from petrol to diesel, knowing that most of my journeys were short distance town trips, with the occasional longer journey thrown in.

i asked at the kia main dealers what they knew about this problem, they said that in their experience there were no problems they knew of.

checked out the kia owners site, nothing much there.
its thought that kia have mounted the dpf further forward so it runs hotter and is all the better for it.
happy to say no problems with my 1.6 diesel to date but i am aware that some makes are prone to problems with the dpf on short journeys.
fosy

fosy  Male  Leicestershire
28-Nov-2021 12:01 Message #4848809
mazer,

if you go for diesel and you need to enter the ultra low emission zone then go for a ulez compliant vehicle, "usually" built from 2015 on, you then wont pay that tarif.

i have a 2017 model, its just had its first mot, and there was a comment in the "advisories"....
"emissions too low to get a measurement".
MrQuiet_aka_MrD

MrQuiet_aka_MrD  Male  Northamptonshire
28-Nov-2021 22:33 Message #4848934
One of the big BMW models.
capnblackbeard

capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire
28-Nov-2021 22:52 Message #4848939
a lot of blondes drive bmw cause its easy to spell

HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
29-Nov-2021 07:04 Message #4848963
In theory with everyone moving to electric and trading in their normal cars there should be plenty of choices on the second hand market. Or not!
Luxuriating_Larry

Luxuriating_Larry  Male  Oxfordshire
30-Nov-2021 13:45 Message #4849253
For an average medium sized car I like the look of the Ford Kuga.
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
1-Dec-2021 07:20 Message #4849360
The new designs of new electric and hybrid cars looks very innovative.
Neros1954

Neros1954  Male  Devon
1-Dec-2021 12:51 Message #4849428
The past few years the design of smaller cars has been much better. At one time a small car was often just a runaround and manufacturers mass produced them accordingly.
tsunamiwarrior

tsunamiwarrior  Male  Hertfordshire
1-Dec-2021 14:38 Message #4849440
Diesel and petrol cars will be around for many years and if the electric cars run into all the negative issues many believe they will, then we might even see a diesel and petrol revival.
wonderoushen

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
1-Dec-2021 18:47 Message #4849479
I think we're more likely to see hydrogen powered cars coming along.
NoSaint

NoSaint  Female  Devon
1-Dec-2021 22:32 Message #4849490
I think that is more likely than seeing a nation of electric cars.
HotOrWot

HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
2-Dec-2021 06:54 Message #4849525
Diesel and petrol cars will be around for many years and if the electric cars run into all the negative issues many believe they will, then we might even see a diesel and petrol revival.

I think we're more likely to see hydrogen powered cars coming along.

I think the electric cars will be ideal for certain motorists who drive mostly local but I agree with both the above.
Andromeda

Andromeda  Female  Berkshire
2-Dec-2021 07:30 Message #4849531
I hope my car will last me another 10 years but with the mileage I do I think an electric car would be ideal for me.
NoSaint

NoSaint  Female  Devon
2-Dec-2021 08:02 Message #4849537
It's the very motorists who do low mileage and would suit an electric car that may not want to spend a fortune changing cars unnecessarily.
wonderoushen

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
2-Dec-2021 10:23 Message #4849574
I hope my current car will last me a good few years yet, but all being well my next car will almost certainly be electric, I have a drive so refuelling it won't be a problem and I rarely do more than 60 miles in a round trip.

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