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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2015, 06:33:25 AM »
Suzuki never lived down the release of the X90 in the US.

I LOVED that stupid little vehicle. That's another one that I immediately scheduled a press vehicle for a week to drive it as soon as it was introduced.

But I have a long history of liking the weird stuff.

Oddities I've loved over the years:

Suzuki X-90 (or my Geo Tracker!)
Pontiac Aztec
Isuzu Vehicross (had a press one for a week, really thought about buying one)
Honda Element (only Honda I ever seriously thought about buying)
Suzuki SX4
VW Beetle (Got Jenn a neo addition for a few years)
Mini Cooper S (Got Jenn one as a wedding present)
Toyota FJ
Subaru Baja (had one for 5 years)
Nissan Juke (current odd ride)

I'm sure I'm forgetting some...


 









Hell you could say my Oldsmobile Rallye 350 was an odd bird (only came in SCREAMING YELLOW with Black racing stripes on the ram air hood and down the sides, with orange pinstripe borders)! Hell, when it was introduced not a lot of cars had painted bumpers. And if I remember the trivia correctly it had a special coating on it's rear bumper so you could apply bumper stickers, then peel them off easily.




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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2015, 06:47:18 AM »
Audi A4 Quatro Estate
http://www.audi.co.uk/new-cars/a4/a4-allroad-quattro.html

Same car - less money
Skoda Octavia Scout
http://www.skoda.co.uk/models/octavia-scout/default/

Bigger Audi
http://www.audi.co.uk/new-cars/a6/a6-allroad-quattro.html


Even bigger Skoda
http://cc-cloud.skoda-auto.com/gbr/gbr/en-gbhttp://

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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2015, 07:02:22 AM »
Audi A4 Quatro Estate
http://www.audi.co.uk/new-cars/a4/a4-allroad-quattro.html

Same car - less money
Skoda Octavia Scout
http://www.skoda.co.uk/models/octavia-scout/default/

Bigger Audi
http://www.audi.co.uk/new-cars/a6/a6-allroad-quattro.html


Even bigger Skoda
http://cc-cloud.skoda-auto.com/gbr/gbr/en-gbhttp://

All 4 wheel drive (not true off roaders though) with a selection of Diesel Engines/Transmissions

No Skoda's here in the US and Audi, well, they don't have the best reputation. And if you're only spending $12k, you probably don't have enough for the first repair (which will be soon if you only buy a $12k Audi).
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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2015, 07:10:34 AM »
I'm on my second Skoda Octavia and they used to be the butt of many jokes over here

Such as:-
"Why to Skoda's have heated rear windows? To keep your hands warm while you're pushing it
"What do you call a soft top Skoda? A skip (dumpster?)

Now its just a VAG car for 5 grand less
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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2015, 07:39:46 AM »
I've been looking at a Honda Element for my youngest son's first car.  yeah I know he's spoiled but he's the 200 lb baby

It doesn't have the HP but you can get them with a stick (my requirement).

Rubber floor mats, good camping vehicle, MP-3 connection, easy to park.



I had the first four wheel drive Element in the state of Texas.  If I hadn't had 7 grandkids to tote, I'd still have it.  Absolutely stone reliable, comfortable, easy to deal with.

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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2015, 07:13:52 PM »
Mazda Speed 6.  You'll get your HP, AWD, daily driver, convenience of a mid size sedan, bolt action and your price point.  Just make sure you have it checked out carefully by a good Mazda tech.  I had two MX-6's, great cars that'll go 200k miles but they are rather small and a bit long in the tooth.
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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2015, 08:20:44 PM »
I also have an Element.  For what it is, perfect car.  But, really, really boring to drive.
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Re: Vehicle reocmmendations
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2015, 07:56:05 AM »
I LOVED that stupid little vehicle. That's another one that I immediately scheduled a press vehicle for a week to drive it as soon as it was introduced.

But I have a long history of liking the weird stuff.

Oddities I've loved over the years:

Suzuki X-90 (or my Geo Tracker!)
Pontiac Aztec
Isuzu Vehicross (had a press one for a week, really thought about buying one)
Honda Element (only Honda I ever seriously thought about buying)
Suzuki SX4
VW Beetle (Got Jenn a neo addition for a few years)
Mini Cooper S (Got Jenn one as a wedding present)
Toyota FJ
Subaru Baja (had one for 5 years)
Nissan Juke (current odd ride)

I'm sure I'm forgetting some...


 


How's the Juke?  My wife is looking.........








Hell you could say my Oldsmobile Rallye 350 was an odd bird (only came in SCREAMING YELLOW with Black racing stripes on the ram air hood and down the sides, with orange pinstripe borders)! Hell, when it was introduced not a lot of cars had painted bumpers. And if I remember the trivia correctly it had a special coating on it's rear bumper so you could apply bumper stickers, then peel them off easily.



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