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Harpy
14th July 18, 09:38 PM
NoB, need you to cast an eye over my next buying decision. My husband has proven useless - keeps pointing me towards bigger models.

Nearly 3 years with my Hyundai i30. It's been great, spacious and sufficient for my commute and shuttling the kid around. Now he's 4, I want something a touch bigger.

Looking at the Audi Q2 and the Volvo XC40. On the face of it I thought the Audi would be my choice. I've been surprised by the Volvo though, not what I would expect from an 'old man' car.

I'm looking at another 3-4 year horizon on this purchase. Any advice you can share, especially given that you have three young ones.

Jean-Paul Sartre
14th July 18, 11:56 PM
Honestly, either one is a good pick. Audi's are a little more fun. Both very safe. Get the 2.0 liter engine, otherwise it will lack pep.

Harpy
15th July 18, 01:19 AM
Ooh, good tip. Why is the sales guy then trying to push the 1.4L on me (Audi)?

MerkinMuffly
15th July 18, 02:46 AM
Because you are a woman and will probably kill innocent people with all that power.

Jean-Paul Sartre
15th July 18, 03:09 AM
Ooh, good tip. Why is the sales guy then trying to push the 1.4L on me (Audi)?

Sometimes sales managers offer extra bonuses to sales folks on certain cars.

Üser Friendly
15th July 18, 03:11 AM
Drive a car into a crowd and you'll hit someone guilty

Go Audi

Harpy
15th July 18, 04:01 AM
Because you are a woman and will probably kill innocent people with all that power.

Best. Comment. Ever.

Harpy
15th July 18, 04:03 AM
Also, thanks proxy husbands.

Üser Friendly
15th July 18, 04:36 AM
Now go make me a proxy sammich

As Snake would say

Cullion
15th July 18, 10:25 AM
No no no.

Range Rover.

Üser Friendly
15th July 18, 02:38 PM
Too much soccer mom, pricey to run and a bitch to park

As the Bedouin say, if you want to drive into the desert take a Range Rover, if you want to drive out of the desert, take a Land Cruiser

Harpy
15th July 18, 03:28 PM
Cull - I said 'a little less frugal'. I'll buy new (so Rangey out of my price range) to take advantage of 3 year unlimited km warranties and also not having to pay for annual pink slips (MV road worthiness check before you're slapped with annual $1000 road registration fees that no one escapes here).

Üser Friendly
15th July 18, 03:33 PM
What's Oz gvt policy on electric/hybrid?

Any incentives ?

Infrastructure?

MerkinMuffly
15th July 18, 04:03 PM
Any one of these will do:

http://www.motoringexposure.com/11098/the-top-10-high-end-douchebag-cars

Harpy
15th July 18, 06:33 PM
That is so spot on ^

Never fear, I'm not going there. I drive a Hyundai.

Cullion
15th July 18, 07:09 PM
Buying new cars is a huge waste of money. Get a 9 year old purple range rover with upholstery that smells of sex and cocaine.

MerkinMuffly
15th July 18, 07:35 PM
That post reeks of guilty memories.

MerkinMuffly
15th July 18, 07:35 PM
Who was she, Cullion?

Harpy
15th July 18, 10:00 PM
Story time!

Cullion
16th July 18, 05:57 AM
That post reeks of guilty memories.

Happy memories. You overestimate how much catholicism I have left.

Üser Friendly
16th July 18, 01:29 PM
^soccer mom

MerkinMuffly
16th July 18, 02:33 PM
Happy memories. You overestimate how much catholicism I have left.

I thank god everyday that I wasn't indoctrinated.

Harpy
27th July 18, 08:35 PM
Buying my very first Volvo XC60 with the Polestar performance package right now!!

The salesman had a bit of nerves when he came along for my test drive. I'm not sure if I can handle the 2.0L Diesel engine but hey, it's mine now ��

Üser Friendly
28th July 18, 03:38 AM
Well wear

Jean-Paul Sartre
28th July 18, 08:11 AM
Buying my very first Volvo XC60 with the Polestar performance package right now!!

The salesman had a bit of nerves when he came along for my test drive. I'm not sure if I can handle the 2.0L Diesel engine but hey, it's mine now ��

You deserve it! Enjoy.