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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by VincentD » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:40 am

The 4WD system is why I got the X-trail over the CR-V. There is also a manual switch to choose your 4WD mode. I've used it in situations on a rubber plantation where the 2WD Vigo got stuck and have had no problems with it.
True, it's not a 'real' 4WD but does deal with everyday situations I sometimes run into.
Quite a comfortable small SUV too.
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Post by PeteC » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:58 am

The X-Trail is a totally different animal now. Neighbor has one and really likes it. Much bigger than previous model and I understand a lot of bells and whistles standard. I think both 2.0 and 2.4 gasoline, no diesel. Pete
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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by VincentD » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:12 pm

Yes, had a look at the showroom. It's now a 7 seater people carrier, not so much a utilitarian vehicle I was looking for at the time. Has basically the same engine in 4WD spec but less cubbyholes and not something I'd trade up to, given what I bought it for.
Still a nice motor, though. Thought they did have a diesel option?
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Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:17 pm

VincentD wrote:Yes, had a look at the showroom. It's now a 7 seater people carrier, not so much a utilitarian vehicle I was looking for at the time. Has basically the same engine in 4WD spec but less cubbyholes and not something I'd trade up to, given what I bought it for.
Still a nice motor, though. Thought they did have a diesel option?
for some reason, the diesel engine is not an option in Thailand

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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by PeteC » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:40 am

Actually I was hoping they would come out with something bigger than the CRV, along the lines of the size of the Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-7 etc. Not to be. :(

Honda set to launch new SUV in Thailand

...."The BR-V, which is smaller than the two Honda SUV models available in Thailand, the HR-V and CR-V, will fulfill Honda's aim of meeting Thai customer demand at all levels, he said."....

http://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/74 ... n-thailand
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SUV Convertible

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:50 am

...and from Range Rover no less. :shock: What will they come up with next. However, it doesn't look too bad IMO. Pete :cheers:

2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible revealed

http://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/76 ... e-revealed
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Re: SUV Convertible

Post by Nereus » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:59 am

Sacrilege!

There is nowhere to fit a winch, or hang a highlift jack. :cuss:

I suppose that the next thing will be that they are now made in China. :(
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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:06 pm

I'm not sure that I'd really want one of these at any (reasonable) price, but definitely not at the expected 5 million baht if they do come to Thailand.

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Post by HHTel » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:46 pm

And the price in the uk is 25,000 sterling. 1.3 million baht against 5 million bought here. Ridiculous.

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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:03 pm

HHTel wrote:And the price in the uk is 25,000 sterling. 1.3 million baht against 5 million bought here. Ridiculous.
Not sure where you got that price from, I read in Autocar that it's going to be something like £47k, so that's why it's almost £100k in Thailand, but still ridiculous.

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Re: SUV Convertible

Post by STEVE G » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:19 pm

Nereus wrote:Sacrilege!

There is nowhere to fit a winch, or hang a highlift jack. :cuss:

I suppose that the next thing will be that they are now made in China. :(
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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by HHTel » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:37 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:
HHTel wrote:And the price in the uk is 25,000 sterling. 1.3 million baht against 5 million bought here. Ridiculous.
Not sure where you got that price from, I read in Autocar that it's going to be something like £47k, so that's why it's almost £100k in Thailand, but still ridiculous.
You're correct. I was looking at a different model.

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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by hhfarang » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:07 am

Speaking of "Rover"... 2 Landrover models reaching end of life:

"So long and thanks for all the miles: 11 cars that will go extinct in 2016

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Land Rover LR2

The LR2 (also known as the Freelander 2 in some parts of the globe) was positioned at the very bottom of the Land Rover lineup for years. It offered the all-terrain prowess that buyers expect from a Land Rover-badged SUV in a relatively compact package that was easy to maneuver around town and in crowded parking garages. Launched in 2006, it was one of the last vestiges from the era when Land Rover was sardined with Volvo, Aston Martin, Lincoln, and Jaguar under Ford’s Premier Automotive Group umbrella.

The LR2 has already been replaced by the Discovery Sport. Bigger and more luxurious than its predecessor, the Sport is the only model in its segment to offer space for seven passengers – and the winner of Digital Trends’ first SUV of the year award.
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Honorable mention
Land Rover Defender

Presented in 1983, the Defender is a no-nonsense, function-over-form off-roader whose roots go back to the original Land Rover Series I that was launched in 1948. There’s a good chance you knew that already; this icon on four wheels no longer requires an introduction.

For over three decades the Defender has been tackling every obstacle Mother Nature can muster up with aplomb, but new regulations in the European Union have proven too tough for it to beat. Land Rover isn’t willing to invest in making the off-roader compliant with the latest round of safety and emissions norms, so the grim reaper is waiting at the gates of the Solihull factory in England.

Defender production might be extended until next April because demand has been unusually high this year, but Land Rover can’t legally take orders after December 31st of this year. And while the gap it will leave in the Land Rover lineup will eventually be filled, the Defender’s demise represents both the end of an era and the end of a market segment."

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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:54 am

Well I finally took delivery of my new Pajero Sport at the end of last week but due to a pre planned overseas trip I was not able to drive it any distance until yesterday. I must admit to being very happy with the car, it drives very well, is very quiet and very comfortable, so I'm sure it will turn out to be a good buy - a few photos attached.
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Re: Buying a SUV?

Post by PeteC » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:51 pm

^I finally got the same, but in grey which I had to wait for, but was able to lock in the price before the tax went up. What a big difference in so many categories as compared to my previous 2009 Pajero Sport. No pimping this one (much). I'm not even going to change the tires/wheels as they look and ride fine. 18" on it and can go up to 21" per the salesman if you want. The smaller diesel engine is a dream as compared to the knocking, rattling 3.2L that the old one had. Very pleased so far, fingers crossed>. Pete :cheers:
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