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dissapointedafternoon Wed 08-Nov-17 19:13:50


We have an Audi A6 avante 2016 black edition auto

I don't want another Audi as I hate their service.
Our lease is up next year and I want to move to another make.

We used to have a Volvo XC60 for about 3 months before giving it to another colleague as we had the R design and the suspension was way too firm.

I love my Audi but I don't want to use them again.

We are planning another baby so I need to fit two car seats in the back.
We have a roof rack and box so this is what we use when we travel.

I know cars are getting bigger and bigger but I feel we have more and more stuff. Example. I used a bugaboo chameleon in two pieces and it takes up more then half the boot.

With another baby it will use all of the boot almost and I hate that.

I've test driven the VW Arteon and I adore it. It has a deeper boot then my Audi and so I think it's the same space but I would prefer something bigger (maybe)

I'm not wild on cars that are high up.

Does anyone have any advice? We always lease and I don't have a manual license.

Any thoughts on
BMW 5 series avante
Vw passat avante (I thought it wasn't a good drive, so not keen)
Mercedes E avante
Vw Toureg

Don't like xc90 it drives like a pig.

Can't afford Range Rover.

Love new discovery but haven't driven it yet heard good things about it as it has a new suspension

Skoda SUV (I don't think it's sexy enough I have to admit)

Not sure what else.

I think I only want German...

wonkylegs Wed 08-Nov-17 19:43:08

We the new discovery and love it
we've had it 18mths and are so happy with our purchase. We have 2 boys, pram, bikes and other kid related paraphernalia and it works well.
Also after having an Audi dealing with LR customer service is a dream.

dissapointedafternoon Wed 08-Nov-17 22:26:20

We love the outdoors this is amazing to hear!

Does it have a better suspension this time?

Is it the latest model?

Il book a test drive

How many miles does it do on a tank?
It's the only car I can see the front bonnet of, I love the shape.

Thank you so much

somewhereovertherain Thu 09-Nov-17 02:45:33

Have to say if you like vw/Audi can’t understand why you’d dismiss the Skoda. I have a superb on lease and it’s fantastic much higher spec than the similar priced Audi ans basically the same car. Same goes for the suvs why get a q5 or a Tiguan when you could get far better value for money with the same car.

wonkylegs Thu 09-Nov-17 07:28:22

Ours was the latest one 18mths ago, suspension is good for us. We found some a bit firm but the LR is good.
Test drive it, that's what made me love it. We
tried loads of cars and it was head and shoulders the best one for us.

wonkylegs Thu 09-Nov-17 07:30:02

Really enjoyed the off road day with LR that you get when you buy one as it really gave you a feeling for what the car can do (& it was loads of fun)

dissapointedafternoon Thu 09-Nov-17 10:31:04

I know that about the Skoda and I agree that they are almost the same car.

I just don't like them as much as VW. Atleast I'm admitting it. I'm 25 and I work hard with my husband and want something a bit sexier.
Tiguan is way way way way too small!!

dissapointedafternoon Thu 09-Nov-17 10:31:21

@wonkylegs time to book a test drive I think.

wonkylegs Thu 09-Nov-17 15:13:38

Point of note we've got the 240hp Auto diesel and we're given a lower hp version as a courtesy car when it went in for a service and although it was still a nice car it wasn't as good.

dissapointedafternoon Thu 09-Nov-17 17:18:00


It's ok if I need a very powerful one but I just am concerned over if the drive is a tippy one really more then anything!

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