Suitable small car for occasional off-road use

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by angular, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. I want/need a car to get me into and out of town, with occasional use down farm tracks and across meadows. At the moment I've got a Vitara, which is a POS but keeps passing its MoT so I can't justify getting rid. However, judging by the dodgy noises it's putting out now, the moment may be at hand.

    A 110 is too big, and I need 4 seats. Don't want to spend more than £5k.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Subaru Forester/Outback? Will outlive you, and the farmers favourite.
  3. Didnt Subaru do a small 4X4 ?
  4. Her indoors has a Grand Vitara (last shape, not the current one) and its annoyingly nimble off road)
    If you like your Vitara you'll love a Grand Vitara.
    I would take a look at a Shogun Pinin or swb Shogun.
  5. A slightly newer Vitara?

    The one you have seems to be doing ok
  6. The Justy, terrible thing, ugly, drinks fuel.
  7. Horrific things.
    1200cc and won't manage 30mpg, won't manage 70mph in any degree of comfort either
  8. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Had a VW Tiguan as a hire car recently, not bad at all. Not sure what a second hand one goes for but it might be worth looking at for the future when they go down in value.
  9. Landrover Defender 90, pick them up half decent for less than 3.5k.
  10. Vitara always seemed to handle like a big nissan micra to me
  11. What about a smart car??

  12. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Dihatsu fourtrack
  13. Fiat panda 4X4.
  14. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  15. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Or the Subaru Forrester as mentioned (if you can find one for under 5 grand).

    Or an Isuzu, but they are not exactly small.

    Or a Lightweight Rover for fun! :D