General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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sodomgomorra
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1210 posts since 24/3/14

21 Aug 2017 11:02
Spritmonitor is a treasure cove of information with regards to real life fuel economy.
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

21 Aug 2017 11:09
Cheers pal I'll check it out. Also heard people complaining about plastic rattles & electric problems with the RR Evoque which puts me off. Could just be moany bastards though
JustinCredible
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2400 posts since 11/6/08

21 Aug 2017 12:02
Boot space is non existent on an evoque if that makes any difference to you
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

21 Aug 2017 12:14
Really? I have seen some people say it's akin to a Focus…maybe I'll go back to the drawing board as lots of common issues with both RRE and X6 by the look of things
illwill
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3304 posts since 17/5/04

21 Aug 2017 13:06
X6 will make you look like a steroid dealer and the Evoque has aged terribly.

krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

21 Aug 2017 13:38
illwill wrote: X6 will make you look like a steroid dealer and the Evoque has aged terribly.

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Not a fan of the X3/X5 at all, like the style of the X6. Not sure on many other similar cars either. Will make sure I shop around.

Plus I sell steroids so it's cool.Roll Eyes
toocan
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691 posts since 7/11/07

21 Aug 2017 15:42
A ten year old X6 1st gen will no doubt introduce you too some eye watering bills, they also look shite - no idea why people think beemers are reliable. JLR might be slightly better but again there a cuntish firm to deal with and there garages have a 4-5 week waiting list which speak volumes on the relaibility of em there built on fridays them fuckers

I'd look at Lexus rx or similar japanease alternative
quest
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3139 posts since 11/7/11

21 Aug 2017 16:04
What year is your A6?
I wouldn't put my money into either of those cars personally.
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

21 Aug 2017 19:24
Cheers for suggestions chaps. Been to see an Evoque tonight and agreed, the boot is a joke for whats supposed to be a small SUV. My A6 is a lease 66 plate, going back to Audi cos it's shit and the MMI system is faulty (been 'repaired' twice now). Getting £1600 deposit back but don't wanna re-lease.
seenmy
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6523 posts since 17/6/06

21 Aug 2017 20:37
q3/q5?
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

21 Aug 2017 21:22
Not keen on the Q5 really, definitely not Q3 either. They lack something that the X5 and X6 have, hard to put my finger on. Plus Audi have f*cked me around big time with my A6 so I don't have the best opinion of them.
figurine
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5503 posts since 14/5/07

21 Aug 2017 21:35
Freelander?
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

21 Aug 2017 21:54
toocan wrote: A ten year old X6 1st gen will no doubt introduce you too some eye watering bills, they also look shite - no idea why people think beemers are reliable. JLR might be slightly better but again there a cuntish firm to deal with and there garages have a 4-5 week waiting list which speak volumes on the relaibility of em there built on fridays them fuckers

I'd look at Lexus rx or similar japanease alternative

I know the X6 is a marmite car … I'm looking at 2008+ with FSH but still open to suggestions. Heard awful things about Land Rover too , seems no matter what motor I look at theres some sort of BS that comes with it Sad
deuce
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13592 posts since 21/1/08

21 Aug 2017 22:50
vw tiguan?
nissan qashqai?
honda cr-v?
ford kuga?
kia sorento?
seat ateca?

sounds like you're trying to stretch your 16k budget to get an old audi/bmw/merc/jlr (trying to impress the neighbours?).
when something goes bang you'll be looking to remortgage, which isn't all that unlikely considering how unreliable those brands are.
illwill
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3304 posts since 17/5/04

22 Aug 2017 06:30
A Lexus is the only luxury marque I'd ever buy an high mileage example of.

You've gotta be crazy, be a keen mechanic or really care about driving a flashy motor to consider doing what you propose.
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

22 Aug 2017 06:59
Fair enough, I will go back to the chalkboard and reconsider a smaller coupe or saloon and ditch the SUV idea! The space I only really need for shipping my disabled brother around with his wheelchair, so an A7 or similar would be fine as my current A6 is okay for space. Just not sure on Audi anymore but could be wrong
sodomgomorra
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1210 posts since 24/3/14

posted 22 Aug 2017 07:57, edited 22 Aug 2017 07:57
illwill wrote: A Lexus is the only luxury marque I'd ever buy an high mileage example of.

You've gotta be crazy, be a keen mechanic or really care about driving a flashy motor to consider doing what you propose.

That's more of a showcase of how strong the brand lexus is than how inferior all the others. Especially the V6's are just as capable as racking up 4 digit bills as the rest of the lot. In man hours alone. One gander in the engine bay shows you how.

To add, i'd actually prefer an ex-lease whatever with some mileage on the clock to some 2nd car glorified shopping trolley. Engine wear is non existent when everything is kept nice and busy at temperature. And the rest is just keeping up with maintenance.. Forgoing the obvious such as A8's, 5/7 series or s's or r's or particularly sporty or high strung cars.



Also another great source of information: Rica.org.uk. You'd be surprised what seemingly big cars are a complete pain to cram a wheelchair in. And door sill height really matters.

illwill
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3304 posts since 17/5/04

22 Aug 2017 08:21
PM Carlos
toocan
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691 posts since 7/11/07

posted 22 Aug 2017 09:43, edited 22 Aug 2017 09:43
Off topic a little but http://www.reliabilityindex.com/top-100 is a great site for compiled data on reliability, note not one BMW in top 100 and im genuinely suprised theres 2 audi's in there

I run a KN so far been ok but im prepped for a suspension issue at some point, keep in mind also the cost of rubber on these 4x4 type cars goes into 4 figures for all corners
sodomgomorra
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1210 posts since 24/3/14

22 Aug 2017 11:16
Can't break what you don't have. Most of them are four pot city runabouts with windy windows, drums in the rear and generally 20 year old low strung tech. Al the more surprising that a C class ended up so high there.

Ironically my brother had some electrical gremlin with his keyfob on a 2014 C. Car didn't always recognize it. Needed a new keyfob, some programming black magic and the blood of a virgin harvested during the solar eclipse. Ended up being a 4 figure bill.