I want to upgrade from my 2004 Mazda 2 hatchback and get something bigger, and the ability to go to 4WD only camping areas (Fraser and Moreton would be great)
The problem is finding something that I'll enjoy driving to work every day, but does a good job when I go camping (Which is so far only twice a year)
I'm planning to spend 15-25k, at the moment I'm set on the 2015 Mitsubishi Challenger so far.
My main worries are fuel consumption (9.8L/100km) and comfort in my daily drive to work.
So far my research has told me:
Smaller 4WD's like the Suzuki's are not a good choice due to having smaller or equal space to my mazda 2 hatchback.
Keeping my Mazda 2 and renting is not a good idea as renting a 4WD for a long weekend at fraser is $1000+
Having two cars is not worth it due to the costs of rego/insurance etc.
What do you guys think? I like to be frugal but it seems in this scenario I have to compromise to some degree.