Vintage_Kwai Posted August 14, 2012 Report Share Posted August 14, 2012 so what brand of a "small SUV" did you buy? experience? diesel subsidized: you mean tax or fuel or what is subsidized? I bought a 1st gen Nissan X-trail. It is a car-based SUV and has selectable 4WD so quite comfortable to drive and not too big. Not a big fan of the Honda CR-V, plus 4WD function on this is (IMO) inferior to the Nissan. Have taken it out to a waterfall that I certainly would never have brought my previous car to and never had any problems. One thing I wasn't too happy about but can live with is that it has a petrol engine, and at 2.5 liters isn't exactly small; they don't import the diesel variant found in other countries. In general use have found it reasonably economical for this type of vehicle - about 10 km/liter. About the same as my previous Saab turbo in normal driving. Think Mekhong answered the diesel question (see why I would have preferred the diesel variant of the X-trail? ) But I'm really happy with it as it'll go almost anywhere and drives well... The 2nd gen is a lot larger and has a 2.0 liter engine, but only came as a 2WD variant so wasn't interested. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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