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  #1128365 14-Sep-2014 15:44
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as i said, i looked at a 2006 RS4, the owner is selling to get a R8 ... and said the most recent service was $14,500 (for the RS4) ... I better start my own business if i want to drive that car ...




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  #1128368 14-Sep-2014 15:44
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umm it had done 60,000ks (for that service)




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  #1128396 14-Sep-2014 16:36
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JoshWright: I think Holdens and Fords are bogan cars :P

I'd say go for something classy and European, like TimA suggested!


Some very very rich people I know still drive fords everyday.

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  #1128402 14-Sep-2014 16:52
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joker97:
TimA: Highlander yes, Stay away from the Korean cars, Good luck to you after 50,000 KMS, They wear out fast and drive like bags of crap after.
Those who still think Euro cars are expensive to repair are stuck in the past when they were not as common and parts were hard to get. They are just as cheap as fixing a new Toyota if not some are cheaper. I did all the bushes in my E46 and it was cheaper than doing them for the Toyota Corolla.

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you have no idea what you're talking about. the Hyundai has won more awards than the entire GM combined


Come ask somepeople i know and mechanics what they think of a 2005-2008 Hyundai today. Sure they have advanced since then but even now they comment on 2010+ ones and still have bad remakrs.
I know the difference between KW, NM of Torque  and HP. I was commenting on a general basis  saying those cars are rated for 250kw+ That they probably both have ~500nm of torque. 
Get a 4X4 German car, Fits your requirements.
The point of it costing heaps to service is moot. Costs the same as a 2015 Ford.

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  #1128463 14-Sep-2014 18:17
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Hi, I see you've got a fair few replies!

I currently have a 2010 SSV Sportswagon and a 2014 Sante Fe. I have always had a Holden in the garage. Love the SS. You'll need to change the exhaust to get the best sound out of it though.  All my Holdens have been very reliable and apart from going through tyres every couple of years they are pretty cost effective to service. On a long journey the SS is beautiful to drive and it is quite reasonable on the gas and believe it or not I think it handles fantastic. Plenty of room too. I use my SS as my everyday car to work and back.

I had a 2007 Legacy GT before and that was also a great car. Grippier on the road for sure but its a different kind of drive. Gas mileage between the SSV and Legacy are pretty similar. Legacy is actually quite small, even though it was a wagon. Not really big enough for kids and dog etc. compared to Commodore or SUV like the Sante Fe.

Happy to answer any questions on the car. 

I do think people think V8's are more expensive to run and maintain than what they really are. My vote is for the Holden! I have purchased 5 Holdens either new or near new and have never regretted any of them.



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  #1128469 14-Sep-2014 18:24
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TimA:
joker97:
TimA: Highlander yes, Stay away from the Korean cars, Good luck to you after 50,000 KMS, They wear out fast and drive like bags of crap after.
Those who still think Euro cars are expensive to repair are stuck in the past when they were not as common and parts were hard to get. They are just as cheap as fixing a new Toyota if not some are cheaper. I did all the bushes in my E46 and it was cheaper than doing them for the Toyota Corolla.

Get
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you have no idea what you're talking about. the Hyundai has won more awards than the entire GM combined


Come ask somepeople i know and mechanics what they think of a 2005-2008 Hyundai today. Sure they have advanced since then but even now they comment on 2010+ ones and still have bad remakrs.
I know the difference between KW, NM of Torque  and HP. I was commenting on a general basis  saying those cars are rated for 250kw+ That they probably both have ~500nm of torque. 
Get a 4X4 German car, Fits your requirements.
The point of it costing heaps to service is moot. Costs the same as a 2015 Ford.



Was answering the original question when I just saw this. For what its worth I have owned a number of Santa Fe's and currently have a 2014. Have done very high mileage on them and they've never missed a beat. The R series diesel is very, very good. You can read what you want by thats just my experience.

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  #1128490 14-Sep-2014 18:57
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TimA:
joker97:
TimA: Highlander yes, Stay away from the Korean cars, Good luck to you after 50,000 KMS, They wear out fast and drive like bags of crap after.
Those who still think Euro cars are expensive to repair are stuck in the past when they were not as common and parts were hard to get. They are just as cheap as fixing a new Toyota if not some are cheaper. I did all the bushes in my E46 and it was cheaper than doing them for the Toyota Corolla.

Get
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4X4


you have no idea what you're talking about. the Hyundai has won more awards than the entire GM combined


Come ask somepeople i know and mechanics what they think of a 2005-2008 Hyundai today. Sure they have advanced since then but even now they comment on 2010+ ones and still have bad remakrs.
I know the difference between KW, NM of Torque  and HP. I was commenting on a general basis  saying those cars are rated for 250kw+ That they probably both have ~500nm of torque. 
Get a 4X4 German car, Fits your requirements.
The point of it costing heaps to service is moot. Costs the same as a 2015 Ford.


The 2005-2008 Hyundai's were terrible compared to the 2010+ models. Their technology has come light years ahead of where they are today.

 
 
 
 


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  #1128531 14-Sep-2014 20:04
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joker97: as i said, i looked at a 2006 RS4, the owner is selling to get a R8 ... and said the most recent service was $14,500 (for the RS4) ... I better start my own business if i want to drive that car ...


damn...ok, i will stop fantasing about buying an older one of these then :/



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  #1128578 14-Sep-2014 21:25
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BuzzLightyear: Hi, I see you've got a fair few replies!

I currently have a 2010 SSV Sportswagon and a 2014 Sante Fe. I have always had a Holden in the garage. Love the SS. You'll need to change the exhaust to get the best sound out of it though.  All my Holdens have been very reliable and apart from going through tyres every couple of years they are pretty cost effective to service. On a long journey the SS is beautiful to drive and it is quite reasonable on the gas and believe it or not I think it handles fantastic. Plenty of room too. I use my SS as my everyday car to work and back.

I had a 2007 Legacy GT before and that was also a great car. Grippier on the road for sure but its a different kind of drive. Gas mileage between the SSV and Legacy are pretty similar. Legacy is actually quite small, even though it was a wagon. Not really big enough for kids and dog etc. compared to Commodore or SUV like the Sante Fe.

Happy to answer any questions on the car. 

I do think people think V8's are more expensive to run and maintain than what they really are. My vote is for the Holden! I have purchased 5 Holdens either new or near new and have never regretted any of them.




good to know :D

no one's given a reliability account for the inline 6 turbo ... hey who makes the transmission in the holden?




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  #1128586 14-Sep-2014 21:30
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joker97:
BuzzLightyear: Hi, I see you've got a fair few replies!

I currently have a 2010 SSV Sportswagon and a 2014 Sante Fe. I have always had a Holden in the garage. Love the SS. You'll need to change the exhaust to get the best sound out of it though.  All my Holdens have been very reliable and apart from going through tyres every couple of years they are pretty cost effective to service. On a long journey the SS is beautiful to drive and it is quite reasonable on the gas and believe it or not I think it handles fantastic. Plenty of room too. I use my SS as my everyday car to work and back.

I had a 2007 Legacy GT before and that was also a great car. Grippier on the road for sure but its a different kind of drive. Gas mileage between the SSV and Legacy are pretty similar. Legacy is actually quite small, even though it was a wagon. Not really big enough for kids and dog etc. compared to Commodore or SUV like the Sante Fe.

Happy to answer any questions on the car. 

I do think people think V8's are more expensive to run and maintain than what they really are. My vote is for the Holden! I have purchased 5 Holdens either new or near new and have never regretted any of them.




good to know :D

no one's given a reliability account for the inline 6 turbo ... hey who makes the transmission in the holden?



To answer the question. Ford. The inline 6 is a smooth engine and nice and powerful. Probably wont munch as much petrol as a v8.



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  #1128590 14-Sep-2014 21:32
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the turbo or non turbo mate? a world of difference. one pulls like a range rover, one like a formula 1 car.




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  #1128592 14-Sep-2014 21:33
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the turbo uses more fuel than holden's latest v8, but goes sideways 10x easier. I'm after reliability references




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  #1128603 14-Sep-2014 21:39
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benokobi:
JoshWright: I think Holdens and Fords are bogan cars :P

I'd say go for something classy and European, like TimA suggested!


Some very very rich people I know still drive fords everyday.


yeah it's a very kiwi thing to do ... so are holdens :D




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  #1128604 14-Sep-2014 21:40
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BuzzLightyear: Hi, I see you've got a fair few replies!

I currently have a 2010 SSV Sportswagon and a 2014 Sante Fe. I have always had a Holden in the garage. Love the SS. You'll need to change the exhaust to get the best sound out of it though.



jealous of you ;p

hey that brings a good question - I heard exhaust mod needs a cert nowadays?




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  #1128606 14-Sep-2014 21:43
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joker97: the turbo or non turbo mate? a world of difference. one pulls like a range rover, one like a formula 1 car.


Answered it yourself. I would rather the turbo.

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