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Hi Folks,

After advice please, best 4x4 for under £5k for a 21 year old?

Regards

Matt

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I got a koleos 2ld 4x4 for half that budget and it goes wherever I have driven it so far. It's an x trail under the somewhat cuddly giant clio like exterior.  Worth a look. 

Plenty of older 4x4s out there, rav4 for example. 

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I would say depends on if it's going to be driven off road. If so Suzuki Jimny, if not and the 4x4 is just occasional or odd dirt track Rav4. There's also the Fiat Panda, very cheap.

Of course if they're not going to be a boy/girl racer, look at a Series Land Rover. Looked after they only appreciate in value. On a fixed mileage, say sub 8000 on classic insurance it would cost next to nothing.

Insurance will be the biggest problem or I'd also say for comfort, safety, reliability and loads of space look at a Volvo XC70.

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I use an old Isuzu trooper very comfy and has been reliable for the past four years, no major issues when having its MOT and does all I need, remember any large 4x4 after 2005 is double the vehicle tax.

What about a Shogun again a comfy truck.

Mick

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I use a 20 year old 3 door RAV4 for shooting. Permanent 4 wheel drive and goes anywhere. The back seats are permanently folded forward and takes all my shooting gear. Never bothered to take the rear seats out completely. Only had to use the Diff Lock once in some really thick stuff. Has sailed through the last 5 MOTs whilst in my possession.

Well worth a look, but not sure whether the later ones have diff lock. 

OB

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Wouldn't look at a panda- paper mache springs to mind and having seen the results of a crash in one it doesn't make my list. Probably find an x3 for under 5k if u look about. 

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hello, i keep think to change my Dihatsu Terios 2005, a good condition Honda HRV , the older model more like an Xtrail, something where the rear door lifts up

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Jeep cherokee limited 2.0 CRD or mitssubishi outlander .2.0 diesel both these  VW engine.

 

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13 hours ago, Yellow Bear said:

Jimny or Yeti

Enjoying my Yeti. Two points: First is you do need to watch your approach/departure angles if you' ve driven a more competent off roader before, and second, go somewhere slippery which has some space so you can get your head around using the accelerator (judiciously) when you start to lose it. Fear not, it works.

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Not the most refined of vehicles but the Dacia Duster 4x4 is cheap and gets some good reviews from its owners.

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I had a Jimny for a few years and it coped superbly in mud and snow. I’ve had a Dacia Duster for almost a year but haven’t had it off road yet, and it hasn’t snowed since I bought it... hoping for a bit of snow soon, though :D

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Wait for the knockers !!! But you won’t go far wrong with a discovery 2 td5 , yes they can rust out but if looked after there a bargain and one of the best off road ! 

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11 minutes ago, spurs 14 said:

Wait for the knockers !!! But you won’t go far wrong with a discovery 2 td5 , yes they can rust out but if looked after there a bargain and one of the best off road ! 

I loved mine, facelift model, threw some real money at it as I wanted it forever. Couldn't get in it following a stroke. That would be a real bargain if you could find it.  Reg ended in BKV. Let em knock them, mine was superb.

Doubt a 21 year old could insure it unfortunately. 

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3 hours ago, spurs 14 said:

Wait for the knockers !!! But you won’t go far wrong with a discovery 2 td5 , yes they can rust out but if looked after there a bargain and one of the best off road ! 

 

I've got one, love it, but it's not big enough for what I need. It's going up for sale soon!

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LAND ROVER ..... will go on and on for ever ....believe me ...mine is over 30yrs old and still giving great service, working hard.  All these fancy tinny tubs in 30 plus years will be on the scrap heap.

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Subaru forester or rav4. I've had both and they are both good to drive on road and capable off it. Available in petrol or diesel, reliable and relatively cheap to run. 

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3 hours ago, Walker570 said:

LAND ROVER ..... will go on and on for ever ....believe me ...mine is over 30yrs old and still giving great service, working hard.  All these fancy tinny tubs in 30 plus years will be on the scrap heap.

Only 30, hardly run in😁

I miss mine so much

 

 

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Landcruiser LC3 is ok to insure if you want that sort of 4x4.

 

Otherwise a 2.2 RAV4 is a good bet

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Got a xtrail 2007 2.2d. Without the hassel of changing the road tyres its useless. I really wish i bought a jimny. Or terios. They are both going to be the realistic options otherwise you'll spend 2k on the 4x4, 2k on insurance and £350+ on tax for a under 21yo. Explore the insurance groups vehicles are in and get some quotes online. 

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If you want a soft roader and mpg isnt a huge consideration then a used RX300 Lexus is a great car but 20mpg and awd so not the best off road.

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Apologies...did not realize the age problem.    Yes, you need to check out one and everyone for the best deal and the best vehicle but even then a decent old Landie might be your best bet.

Not likely to pull any 'totty' unless she's a farmers daughter but not a lot of trouble you can get up to in a Series 2.

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6 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

Apologies...did not realize the age problem.    Yes, you need to check out one and everyone for the best deal and the best vehicle but even then a decent old Landie might be your best bet.

Not likely to pull any 'totty' unless she's a farmers daughter but not a lot of trouble you can get up to in a Series 2.

That’s the perfect totty to pull! Think of the shooting on the land!

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57 minutes ago, JTaylor91 said:

That’s the perfect totty to pull! Think of the shooting on the land!

Not quite perfect.......needs to own a pub as well!

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