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Post by ScoobyDoes » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:17 am

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gravida wrote:What's the point of buying SUV in Singapore? :???:
Hummers are not allowed.

There is a pimped out black Hummer here, with chrome wheels and the whole nine yards..... a bit of a monster that i got stuck behind a few months ago coming off the AYE. I might seem to remember it even had a double axle on the back, meaning toally 6-wheels but this is hazy for me, like the cloud of polutant coming out the tail.

Durian: with regards the V12 Q7...... best you DON'T watch the Top Gear from this past Sunday. It was slated more than an old English cathedral. Pretty much the same as the new high peformance BMW X5.

If i had a choice and money wasn't an object then the CX60 might be just the fine size - I shot passed one this morning and it looked a nice size. Since money IS an object for me the for seven seats i might test drive the new Subaru Exige with ~260hp. It's a Legacy GT Estate underneath, with the 4WD and all the rest, but those two extra seats in the tail.

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Post by QRM » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 5:05 pm

I agree once you get used to a Chelsea tractor its tough to go back to a normal car.

We looked at all the usual suspects here and one thats not very common in the UK the Toyota Alpahrd/Velfire. Ugly but once inside amazing amount of room and we love it, the new ones have the same recling seat you get on airplanes with foot rest and massages, ice box, dolby surround AV system its really like your living room on wheel, a 2.4 litre engine is fine for Singapore.

Its worth having a look, put it this way if we had a choice to go to KL in a BMW 7 series Long wheel base or the Alphard, it will be the Alphard every time. Our neighbor has a choice of a Rolls, range rover, and Alphard, its the Alphard he is in 99% of the time

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Post by raj1606 » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:17 pm

Thanks for all the entertaining and useful advice! The Volvo XC60 is currently edging ahead. Zippy, and rather surprisingly, not like a grandad's Volvo.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:34 pm

raj1606 wrote:Zippy, and rather surprisingly, not like a grandad's Volvo.

They've not been like that since the 80's when they raced in (and won) the British Touring Car Championship....... with an estate.

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Post by durain » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 8:38 am

that would be the volvo T5 (TWR). a friend had one (yellow) and it was very non-grandad like! if space is what you after, consider the subaru legacy tourer.



p/s i did watch topgear about the Q7 and an active member in scoobynet ;).

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 9:05 am

The only volvo I've ever wanted was a P1800es. I'd still like to have one! Style-wise probably the prettiest volvo every made but not much of a performer though although the 2litre model was a decent tourer for it's time.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:12 pm

durain wrote:if space is what you after, consider the subaru legacy tourer.
Boot space in my "Wagon" is really good and there is the option for roof boxes/racks. I can account for the fact there is no adult legroom in the rear..... though i don't care cause i always sit at the wheel and the 265hp means i care even less. But this is why i mentioned the Exige to OP because it's a bit bigger and OP seems to want 7-seats

p/s i did watch topgear about the Q7 and an active member in scoobynet ;).
I stopped being active when the Muppets overflowed the cage in which they were supposed to have been housed and the trainer appeared to be without his whip.


SMS: Want to consider the new C30, maybe the T5? I like it anyway.

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Post by taxico » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:46 pm

QRM wrote:...Toyota Alpahrd/Velfire. Ugly but once inside amazing amount of room and we love it, the new ones have the same recling seat you get on airplanes with foot rest and massages, ice box, dolby surround AV system its really like your living room on wheel, a 2.4 litre engine is fine for Singapore.

Its worth having a look, put it this way if we had a choice to go to KL in a BMW 7 series Long wheel base or the Alphard, it will be the Alphard every time. Our neighbor has a choice of a Rolls, range rover, and Alphard, its the Alphard he is in 99% of the time
even more pimped out versions (among other similar makes/models) can be found at the store i mentioned in my earlier reply.

for reasons QRM stated, i strongly recommend having a look. they are VERY nice inside, and not an attention grabber. only those who know, know.
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Post by Jo2 » Wed, 20 Jan 2010 9:03 pm

durain wrote:
p/s i hope you know how much petrol cost in singapore!
How much is?

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