Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Bigfoot on Tue 30/Sep/14 4:18pm

My impreza and my dads fozzy have had nothing go wrong other than normal wear and tear. Everyone has different experiences I guess :)

Yeah, this post isn't helpful.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby UK_Exile on Tue 30/Sep/14 4:42pm

Bigfoot wrote:My impreza and my dads fozzy have had nothing go wrong other than normal wear and tear.

Same here with 70,000km to 185,000km trouble free with our 2.0 non turbo Legacy. Hence why a few years later had no hesitation buying the Outback.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Fraser on Tue 30/Sep/14 6:43pm

Double the pleasure Tatra 813 8x8. 6 people, viewing hatch plus a tank
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby jo on Tue 30/Sep/14 7:35pm

psychavoc wrote:Sooo.. has the Vorbcensus decided what we're getting yet? :eh:

I think this thread needs a pole poll.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby happybaboon on Tue 30/Sep/14 7:41pm

Slim wrote:
happybaboon wrote:
UK_Exile wrote:Recently got a 3.0 litre 6 cylinder 2005 Outback with <30,000km & love it.

Woah that's amazing :0

They're fucking awesome aren't they? :love:
Aside from at the pump :huh:
But you can make up for that by driving it at 200km/hr while giggling. Then smashing it through some corners.

Oh, protip, 3.0l is the one you want. The cars are too heavy for the 2.5's. They're gutless, but drink almost as much fuel cos of the weight.


For a leftwing hippy git, you have strange tastes in cars. I'd picked you for a prius with hemp seat covers.

That said, my experience with Urabus is terrible, brand spankers and in 9 months of ownership it spent most of it's time in the workshop getting fixed. Then it got traded on a Toyota.

I don't have a car at present.
I used to have the subbie for work. For which it was BRILLIANT. And they get thrashed doing vet work. I'd buy one again in a heartbeat for doing that work.
The trick to having them not break was servicing them. Also I think the reason there's so many dodgy ones is how they appeal to boyracers like bugle. People who buy ones that have been owned by low-pants wearing teenagers are in for a world of pain. Occasionally people get unlucky with any brand of car I guess... Where I worked we ran four of them, and the worst problem any of them had was the batteries going flat when people left the doors open. Oh, and the one that had done 400,000km and the suspension was munted - it felt like you were in a big hovercraft :D
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Tue 30/Sep/14 9:51pm

jo wrote:
psychavoc wrote:Sooo.. has the Vorbcensus decided what we're getting yet? :eh:

I think this thread needs a pole poll.


The Unimog because the tatra would be a bitch to park at New World
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby happybaboon on Tue 30/Sep/14 10:18pm

When you need to park at new world you just grab the tank off the trailer and crush a space out of other peoples SUVs.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby dwgknz on Tue 30/Sep/14 10:54pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
jo wrote:
psychavoc wrote:Sooo.. has the Vorbcensus decided what we're getting yet? :eh:

I think this thread needs a pole poll.


The Unimog because the tatra would be a bitch to park at New World



A bitch to park conscientiously, but you're not driving it to be polite or make friends. Just park across a row of parks. No one can tow you!
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby foremannz on Tue 30/Sep/14 11:17pm

I'm another one looking at getting an Outback - its just seems to tick all the boxes, no pun intended. I'm only looking at the 2005 3.0 varients under 100,000km, being I want it minimal and reliable, and being non turbo its unlikely to be as thrashed as the turbo varients. One other thing I'm conceous of is roof racks - not all seem to come with compatable mounts, and I'm not using the door frame hooks!

Other options I've been looking at is the Stagea 350RX Four, and the Holden Commodore Adventura, but the Stagea is more a road only 4wd, and lets face it, you pay $5k for the Holden badge, and its probably been driven by an angry Australian ...
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 30/Sep/14 11:20pm

Avoid the Volvos. Mate of mine is an autotrans and gearbox guy and he would say STAY AWAY - if the trans goes in the XC's or the Vs they're pretty much a write off. Your 15K car suddenly needs an 8K part... and it's not that uncommon for them to fuck out either...
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby happybaboon on Wed 1/Oct/14 12:31am

If you completely refuse to get an Outback you could consider a RAV4. One of the bigger versions will have sufficient space for a small family.
Bit girly though.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby EoinC on Wed 1/Oct/14 2:03am

dwgknz wrote:
danose wrote:
psychavoc wrote:Sooo.. has the Vorbcensus decided what we're getting yet? :eh:


Unimog - it's the only way to be sure it'll be '4wd enough' :D



1 vote for unimog.

Pros
You'd be everyone's mate on shuttle days!
The kids would love it.
You could get a portacabin and strap it to the tray.

Cons
None

I used to drive Unimogs in Oz, but I prefer the only Tatra I ever drove (a full-locking 6WD)
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Scotty on Wed 1/Oct/14 9:19am

look, guys, I'm SICK of you ignoring one of my key criteria!....



































I can't buy a Unimog for 10-15k. :(
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby rachelr on Wed 1/Oct/14 9:31am

UK_Exile wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:My impreza and my dads fozzy have had nothing go wrong other than normal wear and tear.

Same here with 70,000km to 185,000km trouble free with our 2.0 non turbo Legacy. Hence why a few years later had no hesitation buying the Outback.

Yeah I'm on my 2nd Legacy - 2005 3.0 6 speed after a 1997 2.0 Legacy. I lucked out and got the high-end spec. No problems with either cars, both are a pleasure to drive and largely trouble-free with regular maintenance.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Wed 1/Oct/14 9:34am

Scotty wrote:look, guys, I'm SICK of you ignoring one of my key criteria!....

I can't buy a Unimog for 10-15k. :(


http://www.unimogs.co.uk/machinedetail. ... ring=U1171


portacabin on the back, lovely jubbly.

being a Unimog you should drive it back from the UK. I'll come with.
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