My current volvo estate is about to die some time soon after 14 years service, so I am looking to replace it. Been doing the rounds of estates, 4x4 etc. Currently really liking the latest Subaru Forester. I went to have a look at the new Outlander, however there was no demo vehicle, but Mitsubishi had a L200 demo so I took it out anyway. It did drive like a truck but tbh my days of thinking the roads are set up for fast sports cars are well over. I did really like it though. It must have appealed to the Inner Teenager.
I have 2 growing boys with bikes, camping stuff, surf board etc. Wife wants a dog. Apart from so so fuel economy a pick up is starting to look like a good idea. I don't need it for work or building renovation etc. However, being salaryman I won't be able to claim any vat back on it. I may need the 4x4 bit for carcas collection/extraction.
I would appreciate some thoughts on living with one as a sole vehicle (apart from the wives mini which would struggle to cart a Muntjac around!). The Tesco shop looks like it would be sliding all over the place in the back!