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Which small 4x4?

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funchum8am Tue 28-Oct-14 16:14:27

I am looking for a small 4x4 as we are about to move to a house up a nont-properly-made road where there is a reasonable risk of getting snowed in at times.

I will have a 2 year old and a newborn from January so needs to be big enough for 2 car seats, and boot space for a (very compact, luckily) pushchair.

I am looking at something like a Panda 4x4 or a Skoda Yeti, on a budget of up to 7k. A bit bigger would be ok if it is within budget.

Anyone got any recommendations or suggestions?

WMittens Tue 28-Oct-14 17:17:34

Volvo XC60 if not too big, Fiat Sedici/Suzuki SX4 is an option, but I'd probably go with the Panda anyway.

Actually, I'd go with a Subaru Forester if I really needed all the traction I could get, but that's probably bigger than you want.

NigelMolesworth Tue 28-Oct-14 17:21:12

I have a Skoda Yeti. It's fab! grin

funchum8am Tue 28-Oct-14 18:19:25

Thanks! Off to check out the Volvo and the Suzuki.

awfulomission Tue 28-Oct-14 18:23:28

Skoda Yetis get rave reviews. We have the scout and it's great. The only thing that put us off the yeti was the boot space-much less than the octavia 4x4 variations. We don't need a raised chassis though as our roads are made, just never gritted!

awfulomission Tue 28-Oct-14 18:24:28

Should add that we have v large dogs, which was why the football pitch sized boot was needed.

BikeRunSki Tue 28-Oct-14 18:32:42

My FiL bought a Yeti for similar reasons (although no babies) and loves it. I rejected one as boot space is small. We have an Octavia 4x4 instead.

Anomaly Sun 09-Nov-14 10:10:29

What about a Passat with 4 motion? Unless you think you're going to need the road clearance of a proper 4x4.

SquirrelledAway Sun 23-Nov-14 10:39:13

I'd recommend a Toyota Rav4 or a Suzuki Vitara.

dirkdiggler1 Sun 23-Nov-14 19:34:16

What about a 2wd car with a set of winter tyres? Likely to outperform a 4wd running summer tyres from a traction point of view.

WMittens Mon 24-Nov-14 11:32:55

What about a 2wd car with a set of winter tyres?

Why not a 4WD car with winter tyres?

dirkdiggler1 Tue 25-Nov-14 17:21:51

Why not a 4WD car with winter tyres?

I agree, but does the OP really need that? Just thought it worth mentioning that going out and buying a 4wd with summer tyres may not be the solution to the OP's problem.

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