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Offline MikeG

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  • Location: Australia
  • Name: Mike Glew
I finally went to the jeep dealership to test drive the srt.
Guess what they don't have a demo car, and the salesman told me they own like 3 dealerships and no one has one that I can take it for a spin.
They are expecting one next week maybe!
 How the hell are they trying to get business if they can't even show me the bloody damn car.
The service isn't great hopefully it's not the case with jeep all together.

We then went to toyota to test drive the land cruiser,
My wife isn't a fan of something that big and high up, so we checked out the kluger while we were at the dealership.
She's quite happy with it but I didn't see anything special in spending 75k on that car.

Hopefully I get to test drive the srt soon enough.

They're selling like hotcakes - average wait time after purchase is 6 weeks.
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Offline Moneybags


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Might get shot down for this suggestion, but what about the volvo XC90 ?

New model should be out shortly if you can wait a few months, judging by the interior pictures it should have an amazing inside. It would be my pick for a family car.

Should hopefully still be one of the safest 4x4's out there outside of the ML.



Offline diabloinoz

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They're selling like hotcakes - average wait time after purchase is 6 weeks.
Used to be 6 months when I bought mine.  So demand is almost being met by supply.

The CRD equivalent Overland ... without the performance of the v8 is a phenomenal car and originally had an 18 month waiting list.

Either of those would be a top buy ... we have both in the family so not biased in any way shape or form!



Offline F1V10


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  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Mr HaHa
What surprises me is the pricing anywhere between 80-95k.
Well the 80k is 2013 plated but it is the 2014 model.
I think i ll be happy to pick up the 2013 one.
Btw the dealer rang me today and told me I can test drive one over the weekend.
Fingers crossed it will meet my expectations.

Sulley what do you think of the build quality,
Cabin noise, any plasticky or cheap interior feeling?

I don't think I will touch another bmw, I took my m5 to the dealer so many times, over it.
Don't get me wrong it's an awesome car but things keep going wrong with it.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Team Vicious Rumour now has one in the fleet... Haven't driven it yet, but they all love it.

Quality is great, interior is all good, fast as you'd want, awesome sound with one of Mike's systems on it now....

Tough as all hell. And these guys are used to high end cars costing $300k+, yet love this thing just as much.

It's a keeper.



Offline F1V10


  • Joined: Sep 2013

  • Drives: V10 M5
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Mr HaHa
Team Vicious Rumour now has one in the fleet... Haven't driven it yet, but they all love it.

Quality is great, interior is all good, fast as you'd want, awesome sound with one of Mike's systems on it now....

Tough as all hell. And these guys are used to high end cars costing $300k+, yet love this thing just as much.

It's a keeper.

Good to hear Phil.
It will be wife's and bub car but I didn't like any other 4wd apart from srt and land cruiser.
As I said my wife didn't like lc as it's just too big and we won't be dojng off roads or towing.
Srt looks like a no brainer with out even test driving one.
Decision will be Made over the weekend.



Offline F1V10


  • Joined: Sep 2013

  • Drives: V10 M5
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Mr HaHa
Might get shot down for this suggestion, but what about the volvo XC90 ?

New model should be out shortly if you can wait a few months, judging by the interior pictures it should have an amazing inside. It would be my pick for a family car.

Should hopefully still be one of the safest 4x4's out there outside of the ML.
It is a good choice but the volvos appeals boring to me.
Nothing about it makes me wanna get it,
Prob the safest 4wd but for me a car has to be safe fun and tough looking.
I didn't even know the new model is due soon .



Offline Jensjade


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ferrarista2 and M308 are soooooo far off the mark its just not funny!!

So, I have the 2013 SRT8 ... O M G what a machine!!!

I have never bought a car new until I got this one.  Only 250 were imported for this version.

Let's be clear ... it's not a shitbox, is cheap to service, has unbelievable performance for a 2.3tonne truck, is impeccable inside with suede, leather, and carbon fibre all over it, I've had no issues since new - and that was 18 months ago and I've now done 32k km in it.

I paid $72k plus on road costs.  Try to find one second hand under $65k now ... that's only $7k in almost 2 years ... I think depreciation like that on an exotic is a thing of dreams.

It is essentially an ML63 AMG chassis, built in Austria with a great big american engine dropped in the front.  The engine happily cruises on the freeway with 4 cylinders shut down, so can be economical, but mostly isn't depending on your driving style.

Performance is unbelievable.  Book says 4.6-4.7 for 0-100kph.  I've personally done 4.0 in mine on a cold winters night on a quiet dual carriageway with 100RON fuel inside.  Happy as a performance truck or a school run car.

I simply would not consider anything else as a viable alternative ... and the number of SRT8s is very low ... so depreciation will be minimal.

Anything before 2011 for Jeep ... forget it ... old school crap jeeps ... anything post 2011, phenomenal value for money and performance.

Good luck ... but don't waste $50k+ on something else.



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