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    Default Need a new car, any suggestions?

    so needing a new car and we're looking at an SUV. I currently have a 2008 astra, its great, but will be too small once bub arrives, particularly as DH is quite tall.
    We want an AWD or 4WD, leather seats, room in the back for meridian car seats with one rearfacing at least 12 months.
    Ones we've looked at are Jeep compass and holden captiva, looking to spend no more than $40k.
    what can you suggest?

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    Check out the Toyota Rav4. No leather seats (in the CV at least), but the rear seat row is on rails, so you can slide them right back, which is handy for RFing seats . Good luck with your search

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    We have a 2009 Mazda Cx-7 and are about to trade it in for a Subaru XV - subaru's latest SUV, I love it!!! You could also look at the Mazda cX-5, they look good. We had out Meridian rear facing for ten months and it was a very cost fit in the CX-7, but apparently the CX-5 interior is bigger...

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    Oh I have a 2008 Astra too and we are looking at getting some sort of SUV to replace it as well. My only suggestion would be anything but a captiva. My mum has one and has no end of troubles. Her mechanic says they are all the same. He has one bought directly off the factory floor and has had endless dramas with it too. They are actually Korean made Daewoos.

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    We have a Holden Captiva lx. Leather seats, 7 seats, sat nav, reverse camera etc. It's easier putting the children in and out, but I still find it huge to drive and the turning circle is a nightmare. Am used to driving a Toyota corolla station wagon. It's great comfort wise for long tips tho.

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    We've been doing some research ourselves. Depending on whether you want brand new or say an 18month old car. The Captiva seems really small- similar in size to a VW Tiguan so it turned me off. For 40k you can get a 2010 or 2011 Toyota kluger (great size) or a Mazda Cx9 of a similar age. Both are decent cars. The Jeeps are great value but the reviews I've read haven't been too favorable though.

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    Hyundai ix35. Have one myself. Drove all the smaller SUVs before I bought it. I love it. Great value, unlimited warranty on kms and lots more. Was a little wary at first but Hyundai have changed a lot over the years.
    Anyway, I love it.
    My dad has a suzuki grand vitara too and I think it's pretty nice too.

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    You could get a 2005-2009 ford territory, Nissan pathfinder, prado (maybe), kluger and my favourite a Mazda cx9. Petrol or diesel??

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    thanks all for your replies so far; keep them coming pls!
    We want brand new; petrol maybe? size of the prado is prob too big, mazda cx9 way too pricey, mazda cx5 seems great so thats a contender.
    It needs to be a smaller suv, but big on the inside. going from a small car to a big one freaks me out already

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    Mazda CX7 for sure!


 

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