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Best MPV for the wife?

  • Picasso

    Votes: 6 22.2%
  • Multipla

    Votes: 7 25.9%
  • F-RV

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • Mazda 5

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Zafira

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Scenic

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Verso

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Touran

    Votes: 5 18.5%

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The wife needs to soon trade in her Meriva.
In her price range we have to look at the smaller MPV's (She loves them) . :vomit:

Anyone driving one of these.
 

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Well for similar money I bought my missus 2 years ago , a year old on 04 plate a Fiat Ulysee. its the 2.0 auto petrol, parking sensors (a must have !) sat nav, built in phone system, 7 proper seats and all for £11400. Its still going strong and perfect for our 3 kids, my canoe, mountain bikes and ive managed to get 2 lambretta scooters in the back aswell!! Well worth a look as a used buy. Failing that though, I drove a Touran whilst spending some time in France and thought it was very well put togeather and the 2.0 tdi unit surprisingly nippy.
 

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My PiL have a TDi Touran and it is pretty quick and economical and well put together. Perfect for 4 grandchildren and their needs. It pulls well in any gear but being a VW will be costly to buy!

As for the Mazda 5 I have heard a lot of horror stories concerning the front suspension being a problem area and the car eating tyres so I am a bit dubious on that one.

Best of luck deciding :)
 
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DERV Scenics go quite well, but I've seen first hand
their bad reliability.

What about a Berlingo or Kangoo? Dirt cheap.
If something went wrong your could almost throw
one away! :)

What about a Scooby Forrester? :cool:
 

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dpat's correct about the initial outlay with the VW being expensive...but the residual will be a lot higher eventually.
 

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a year old on 04 plate a Fiat Ulysee
We don't have any of those. She want's a 7 seater.
VW will be costly to buy!
It is but if we go for it it will be a secondhand one, budget is R200000(14500)
DERV Scenics go quite well, but I've seen first hand
their bad reliability.

What about a Berlingo or Kangoo
Scenic as most cars in SA (except VW) come with full main. plans. but resale is very bad.

What about a Scooby Forrester
My favourite as a ex scooby driver, but also way over budget.

She wants the Zafira and to stick with GM, but she had so much trouble with the Meriva.
 

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VW 2nd hand then.

S-Max too new for good deals I would reckon :(
 

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You see a lot of Picasso's on the road - could be a reason for that ;)
 

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:lol:
 

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I wish we could go for a SW, but no 159 sportwagons in SA. Was looking at the 156 SW but it's boot looks smaller than the normal ones boot. Tried the V50 and love it, but again over budget. Will have to see when the new Golf SW comes out.:rolleyes:
But the wife still likes sitting high in a car:confused:
 
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