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Old 31-10-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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New small 4x4 car suggestions

Hi all,

We are buying for a new car for our office and I am looking for some suggestions. We require a small ish hatchback (not traditonal 4x4 crossover), the only real requirement is for it to be automatic and small as the its used for town runs as our receptionist uses it.

It may be used to go to the mountains if the boss doesn't want to take his as its no good in the snow.

So far I have only come up with a Golf.

all suggestions welcome!
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Old 31-10-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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What's the budget?
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No budget set, we would prefer to not have a prestige badge though so Audi, Merc & BMW are out of the running.
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First thought (as I'm looking for the same for the good lady) would be the skoda Karoq or the Kia Sportage, both on the smaller side (for SUV's).

There are also some Fiat 4x4's but I haven't looked into them yet.

A good shout would the the Octavia scout, bigger than the golf but much better priced.
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Latest Subaru Impreza is a great car, excellent in the snow.
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Golf is great for town etc, but speaking from my own experience. I used to live in a rural area and it wasn't great- although I never fitted snow tyres.

These Skodas or a AWD might be the answer?

Would you be going up the Mountains in Winter? If so I'd be thinking about proper Winter/Snow tyres and an AWD.
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T-Roc 4motion R-Line. Pretty much same size as a Golf.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...01810291919562
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The new Jimny! Looks like a mini Defender. Cheap too!


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First thought (as I'm looking for the same for the good lady) would be the skoda Karoq or the Kia Sportage, both on the smaller side (for SUV's).

There are also some Fiat 4x4's but I haven't looked into them yet.

A good shout would the the Octavia scout, bigger than the golf but much better priced.
The Karoq and Sportage would really be too big, we have a corolla at the moment so that is the sort of size we would like to stay with. Parking in lausanne is terrible and very tight.

I haven't seen the scout so I will have a look, thanks

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Golf is great for town etc, but speaking from my own experience. I used to live in a rural area and it wasn't great- although I never fitted snow tyres.

These Skodas or a AWD might be the answer?

Would you be going up the Mountains in Winter? If so I'd be thinking about proper Winter/Snow tyres and an AWD.
Interesting what you say about the golf as I was thinking of the R for my good lady to replace the S3, but has to be a good AWD system to cope with the snow. Snow tyres here are a legal requirement so no issues there

I like the jimmy, its kinda cool but not one for the office, understated is what we are after.

Thanks for your input so far gents!
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I reckon a Toyota might be the best way to go. They do a range of smalley 4x4 type vehicles, just check it is actually 4 wheel drive before buying. Bomb proof reliability.
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