Driving 30,000km a Year, Would You Buy a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander for $25k or an Audi Q5 2010 for $20k?

Just working out which is a better move.
The Audi is a diesel and the Mitsi is a Petrol.
Just worried about the age of the Audi and the costs to service.
Any one here have any experience with either of these cars?
Thanks

Comments

  • +5 votes

    No experience. But mitsubishi. Because 5 year warranty and Audi is going to depreciate as hard.

  • +7 votes

    8 year old Audi bound to present it's problems to you shortly

  • +6 votes

    Which can you afford to take through a car wash?

    30,000km is a fair amount! Mits because of warranty for 5yrs, then plan to sell it at the 4.5yr mark.

    • +1 vote

      Gone from “can’t afford to eat if I get my car washed” to “should I buy a $20,000 money pit Audi?” :D

  • +9 votes

    8 year old vs 2 year old car.

    The answer is pretty obvious.

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    What is wrong with you?

    A corolla for $16k.

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      not worth, you can buy a camry (100,00km) for $15k.

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        Excuse me, but a corolla is the most popular and the highest purchased car in history. Corolla Hatches retain their value better and is a easier car to drive. Camry's are massive.

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    Neither unless I really need an SUV. Thinking of the bowser savings

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    i have a 2014 diesel outlander. I like it. good power (turbo). nice fuel economy. reliable. haven't had an issue in 4 years (except the battery died last year).

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    If it's an 'investment', better off with the 25k car.

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    I have a diesel qashqai - picked it up for $27k as a demo with 500km on it. I drive 45,000km a year and it uses ~5l/100km. Very happy with it so far but only 3yr 100k warranty if that’s a concern. They don’t make them as of 2018 in a diesel anymore so newest you’ll get is 2017 which is he model I have.

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      But the turbo lag is pretty shit :/

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        I don’t know much about cars but it doesn’t bother me too much. I get enough grunt whenever I need to overtake at high speeds.

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        qashqai definitely is slow on the drag strip.. if that's what you're into

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        THIS! Diesel turbo lag will kill a car's driveability, especially at things like roundabouts. EG my ex's Peugeot 4007, my god that thing was a laggard

        • +1 vote

          Yeah that's what I've noticed, pulling out into traffic is a pita.

          Have 1 on the yard and I've been driving it the last few days, and honestly that would really bug me as a long-term owner I just couldn't do it!

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    The Outlander will handle outback NT roads (tracks) better

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    Just worried about the age of the Audi and the costs to service.

    Yup, I'd be worried about the same thing. No reason to take an out-of-warranty European car over an in-warranty Japanese car.

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    Buy a mitsubishi, forget the monkey spanking chermans.

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    I think, you should consider Mazda 3 Maxx they are around $23-$24 k brand new & fuel efficient. Very nice to drive too, has all the bells & whistles.
    I also drive 30k a year & love the Maxx