Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: Wishart Queensland
TOTAL POSTS: 1567
Re: Black Thunda
Well, over the last 12 month I've hummed and hahhed over no less than a dozen possible choices.
Almost bought the Hummer but someone talked me out of it.
These cars I tried and all ended up too expensive for my budget, first choice was the Toyota HiLux crew cab, then the Toyota FJ and the BMW X5.
Looked at the Navara, Pathfinder, and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited but they were too big for Vicky.
Looked at the Jeep Wrangler SWB but but no real creature comforts for an everyday car and wanted the wagon and so went for a drive in the Dodge Nitro but for the money it seemed like it was all plastic and was kinda too boxy.
Looked at the Mitsubishi Triton but no room in the back seats and looked at the Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe but kept coming back for the Xtrail for it's superior off road ability and all the comforts for a truly all round family adventure vehicle.
I originally ordered a Diesel as it ended up being only $400 dearer on the initial quote but then I got a message that would have to wait until January for delivery and as I missed out on the pre new year sales, it would have ended up costing another $2500 so elected to go for the Petrol model.
I spent the day out and about and have almost 200km's on the clock after 2 days .
Jamie & Vicky - X112(c)
(old) Black 2005, Auto ST-X, (Series 2)
(new) 2011 Series 4 T31 T1 (CVT Auto) Diamond Black
(2nd car) 92 Pajero (old but tuff) Red
Black Thunda is the name, splashin' around is the game!
5/Nov/2011, 5:56 pm