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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Subaru Levorg? The back end doesnít feel as planted as I would like but it the nopics car and she doesnít notice. Get a demo if you can as they depreciate terribly. I picked nopics one up for 28k, 6 months old dealer car with 5 k on the clock MY 18. Base model GT 1.6.
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    I have a 2015 Octavia RS wagon. Love it, it ticks all the boxes for us. Only issue we've had is the alternator that gave out earlier this year, but it was fixed under warranty.

    Only car I would sell it for would be a Golf R wagon, but I just can't justify spending another 30K over what the Skoda costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bg0013 View Post
    bought the superb sportline wagon in march, i wouldn't call it a small wagon, especially on the inside, rear area is huge as is rear seat area. cannot fault it so far
    I was thinking more octavia than superb so yeah its heaps smaller, the BIL's superb is very spacious.

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    The Octavia is nearly as long as the Superb and apart from the 206 motor I can't see much advantage to a Superb. I owned a Superb for 7 years and nothing went wrong with it apart from an AC compressor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloth View Post
    we are starting to see a lot of issues with sub 3 year old subarus, cvt's failing, and engines smoking and failing well within warranty. doesnt bode well for out of warranty. fuel economy isnt good either.

    zb is a great place to be and id say at the top end of the class. the issue is that the very top is a world away.
    I did look at this and was impressed by the metal for money equation, stated fuel economy for a massive vehicle and it would be plenty big for our needs without having to go massive SUV type scenario. Might have a look at these but holden seems to have some dodgy vehciles - nopics firend however had a bad experience with the pervious generation sports wagon and knows about the captiva so not sure she'd want to buy a holden...maybe?

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    Nah, don't buy a Captiva.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    In case thatís an inference (and I suspect it isnít) that thereís any similarity between the world-beating Captiva and Le Commodore ... there ainít.
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    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    I'd rather an i30 over a Levorg - you go into it expecting fully that it will be a souless appliance. CVT of fail.
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    I donít think they sell an I30 wagon here anymore?
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Wife has the Fabia wagon that we bought new in 2016 - has been fantastic.
    Handling all the abuse she can throw at it, plenty of kit, comfortable, good build quality, and some clever storage thinking throughout.

    Perfect baby hauler for someone that doesn't want the biggest of cars, but wants some space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    I donít think they sell an I30 wagon here anymore?
    No they don't but was just discussing the false hope that is a levorg
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    Superb is huge at 4.8m long. Nice car though, test drove a 206 sportline last week but ended up buying an XC60 D5R Design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ View Post
    No they don't but was just discussing the false hope that is a levorg
    Aye, gotcha ... although I guess ďonly available in autoĒ is pretty-much the very definition of ďfalse hopeĒ.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by break View Post
    Wife has the Fabia wagon that we bought new in 2016 - has been fantastic.
    Handling all the abuse she can throw at it, plenty of kit, comfortable, good build quality, and some clever storage thinking throughout.

    Perfect baby hauler for someone that doesn't want the biggest of cars, but wants some space.
    Also n the list but wasn't sure if it was big enough for 3 kids as they are all in car setas still though it seems that from the small sample skoda seems worth a look. - Maybe better as a demo/1 year old buy.

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    Are you going to fit 3 car seats in an Octavia? Seems tight. I've done the same and just got a vf commo wagon. Doesn't really count as a small wagon but it's not much bigger than a superb either.

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    Yep. If you need three car seats get a Superb. It'll be bigger inside than the Commodore anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    Yep. If you need three car seats get a Superb. It'll be bigger inside than the Commodore anyway.
    Not sure we want to go to 40K though. though if they had a decent finance offer it would be an option but their current skoda finance is a bit shit %9.75 compared to 1.9-2.8% for Ka whatever model.

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    Let me introduce you to the glory of Skoda depreciation!

    2017 Model, 26,000km, $28k.

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...7032056/?Cr=11

    You'd probably walk out with it at $25k without really even trying. There's a whole heap of others on carsales as well.

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    I bought my Octavia RS with 5000km and 6 month old and saved $15k on retail. Depreciation sucks, but only for the first owner. Not sure it will be any worse than any other dad wagon when I come to sell it.

    Been a good car so far. Mine came fully optioned, so it has all the tech and more I would expect in a 40k car. Only missing thing Iíd like is blind spot and rear cross traffic monitoring. I have the sunroof which is great as it lets some light into an otherwise pretty dark cabin. Mine did leak as a lot of the VAG ones are prone to it the channels arenít cleaned. Lesson learned on that.

    The D option on the auto is very sluggish, changes up far to quick. The S mode is much better, but then it sits quite high on the revs. I find myself switching between the two, which is a simply pull back on the gear selected.

    Ride is good on the 18s. Some people complain the 19s are a bit firm but I have no comparison, switches my over before delivery.

    After owning for a couple of years Iíd buy another (second hand) Skoda.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgryder View Post
    Also n the list but wasn't sure if it was big enough for 3 kids as they are all in car setas still though it seems that from the small sample skoda seems worth a look. - Maybe better as a demo/1 year old buy.
    You'll need the Octavia for 3 car seats, as the rear set in the Fabia is too narrow for that to work.
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    Most modern cars are pretty hopeless for three seats across as they only have two ISOFIX points and the centre seat isn't flat a lot of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Slow View Post
    Most modern cars are pretty hopeless for three seats across as they only have two ISOFIX points and the centre seat isn't flat a lot of the time.

    Yeah noticed this in all, what are the options for 3 seats though as the youngest isn't tall enough or pass the test to fit in a seatbelt (way off so we are there and not interested in a van type car again as we don't really need it - though the main issue with the carnival is its pretty thirtsy and this restrictings things a bit as often we will choose not to travel especially when fuel is 1.65/l and we get 15-17 around town and 10's on a very good day on the highway.

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    If you need three ISOFIX points, the only cars I know of that have that across one row are the VF and the current series Peugeot 5008/Citroen Picasso.

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    yeah - the nopics has asked for 7 seat capability as she quite rightly mentioned car pooling, kids firends and visiting parents so I think the small wagon idea is toast and we'll probably end up in a deisel carnival or similar as that resolves the running cost issue and over 10 year old car thing.

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    Volvo 940S with the dicky-seat option.
    That'll learn 'er!!
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    boxy but good!

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    Have I got the car for you!

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-5706618/?Cr=0

    I actually owned a 1988 Crown wagon for a year and never used the dicky seat/rear fridge option. I feel ashamed.

    This is the way the modern world works - apparently we need to spend extra money and carry around 500kg more worth of car for the one time every few years we need to carry more than five people. When my daughter gets to the age where I need to pick up her friends as well I'm buying a Lotus Exige. And if they expect me to do it anyway I'm going to show up in my 'people mover' bench seated, 6 seater 450hp Valiant.

    I can guarantee that I won't have to do it more than once. Fuck that shit.

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    Your kids are obviously very different to mine (older), if I showed up in something like that, they'd insist I do it every day!

    Hilarious car but looking at something 1-2 years old max so I'll pass.

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    My daughter is younger, actually!

    She loves crazy cars, but I can guarantee if the batshit crazy overprotective private school mothers see me pick up their kid from soccer training in an old Valiant they won't give me the job twice.

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