Considering to buy a new car for our family in one month, EOFY, and wanted to know the thoughts/votes of the ozbargainers on the shortlisted two cars-
Mazda CX-30 G-20 Touring $38839 and Subaru XV 2.0i Premium $37514.
Our kids are 7 and 9 years old, the car will mostly be used to drive them from/to school, regular sport competitions in city, and occasional out of city trips.
The points we are looking at are:
- Long term ownership (10 years plus) and reliability
- Convenience to drive in urban area
- Comfort in general and in rear seats particularly
- Fuel economy
We haven’t test-driven them yet but we’ve shortlisted them because they are of approximately the same sizes (we don’t want to have longer cars), have rear vents (very important in Adelaide summer trips, and which many other cars don’t have) and consume almost the same amount of fuel (8L and 8.8L accordingly, in urban).
Your thoughts and personal experiences will be appreciated.