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  • #7724
    Jake Maryniak
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    Well, someone obviously didn’t get my joke…..

    #7733
    David Bisschops
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    • Bike: bmw 2005 f650gs Dakar
    Rank: 400cc Rider

    <cite> @Eddieb said:</cite>
    Anyone know anything about the Hyundai Terracan?

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/hyundai/auction-823362800.htm

    its a good 4wd if you have a search of the nz 4wd mag they did a year long review on this truck i would say the discovery is a good deal and parts are everywhere

    #7736
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @David Bisschops said:
    its a good 4wd if you have a search of the nz 4wd mag they did a year long review on this truck i would say the discovery is a good deal and parts are everywhere

    The problem with the Terracan is even our 12 year old couldn’t get into the rear seats. ANyone past 6 years old probably wouldn’t fit comfortably, like all the other 4×4’s we have looked at it’s not the a 7 seater they claim.

    #7737
    Jake Maryniak
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    Rank: 400cc Rider

    If it is a 4×4 that you are after and it has to have seven seats, why not look at a 4×4 van/mini bus or something. I doubt you will find anything within your price range that is going to suit. Nissan Safari or the big Landcruiser is probably the only two that will meet your requirements. But they either going to be pricey or very worn out, or even both..

    #7738
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @Facebook – jake.maryniak said:
    why not look at a 4×4 van/mini bus or something.

    You suggest a van or bus to Jennifer…….

    It doesn’t have to be 4×4 but it needs to have enough clearance for gravel roads and seat 6 adults comfortably while towing a trailer.

    #7739
    Jake Maryniak
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    Rank: 400cc Rider

    <cite> @Eddieb said:</cite>
    You suggest a van or bus to Jennifer…….

    It doesn’t have to be 4×4 but it needs to have enough clearance for gravel roads and seat 6 adults comfortably while towing a trailer.

    Problem you have that anything other then a van or a mini bus will not comfortably carry six. The last 2 seats are generally very small, so while ok for small kids, they will not seat adult size passangers comfortably. You have to remember that the kids, while small now, will grow up quickly so not sure if going that way is a good idea. The other thing is that with the extra seats in the back, you are sacrificing baggage space in the boot as those seats have to go somewhere. Even when they fold away they will take heaps of room. So it means that most of your luggage would have to go either on the roof rack or in the trailer. She might not like vans, but in your case that would probably be the most practical way to go. And when the kids grow up you can turn it into a camper or carry bikes inside if only two or three of you.

    #7741
    bart
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    • Bike: DR650
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    Ford Territory comes with 7 seat option. Drives like a car, but still offroady enough for most situations. Thirsty around town, but OK on a long trip. Tow real well.

    Diesels aren’t much cheaper when you take RUC and WOF into account.

    #7742
    Jake Maryniak
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    Rank: 400cc Rider

    Whats RUC? 😉

    #7745
    bart
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    • Bike: DR650
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    Optional…similar to a REG on a motorbike

    Oh, and I meant to say REG instead of WOF above. Diesels are more expensiverer to register.

    #7770
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @bart said:
    Ford Territory comes with 7 seat option. Drives like a car, but still offroady enough for most situations. Thirsty around town, but OK on a long trip. Tow real well.

    Diesels aren’t much cheaper when you take RUC and WOF into account.

    We test drove a Exploder, one of the older square ones. The ride quality was terrible and the gas mileage even worse.

    #7772
    bart
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    • Bike: DR650
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    Territory is a very different beast. It’s a crossover based on a falcon XR6. The Explorer is a truck.

    #7775
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @bart said:
    Territory is a very different beast. It’s a crossover based on a falcon XR6. The Explorer is a truck.

    Ah missed that, dunno how.

    Anyway, they have the same issue. The rear seats are only good for double leg amputees, they aren’t really seats. It was looking good up till then.

    #7777
    Eddie Mooney
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    Rank: 50cc Rider

    i just picked up this thread, we have had the same issues over the years with 4 children, camping gear and bikes, often ended up taking two vehicles and two trailers camping which gets a bit ridiculous. at the mo im using a mazda tribute and trailer to go trailriding, good setup but only for 4 adults. our 7 seater odyessey is comfy for six people and a small amount of gear, but will tow a laden trailer no sweat. as you say, the modern 7 seater suv’s are pathetic in the back, although the older prado’s arent too bad at all and less pricey than a landcruiser or safari. vans make the most sense, im considering an e51 nissan elgrand
    probably the 2.5 litre one,loads of space and comfort,,then all id need is a 6 berth caravan with a tailgate style rear door to load bikes into!

    p.s i have weaned myself off diesels after nearly 20 years, petrol is working out cheaper annually
    ..even the 3L v6 tribute.

    #7778
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
    Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Thanks Eddie. We had an older 3ltr V6 Odyssey before the MPV which had done it’s time. We tried out a newer Odyssey and the kids heads were touching the roof in the back seats as the shape of the back of the car slopes down.

    #7782
    bart
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    • Bike: DR650
    Rank: 80cc Rider

    To get decent leg room on the third row of seats you’d have to remove the rear axle, or go higher, like a van. Good luck with that.

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