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Old Jul 7th 2014, 7:05 am
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Long story short. Moved to Doha, want to buy a new car - don't want to spend too much. Both of these makes have good reviews. Which one should I go for?. One has V6 and relatively more cargo space, the other is German and I have owned VW's before and like them. I am not sure which one would have better resale when I suddenly decide to boot out of here. I imagine it'd be the Korean make? The trims I am looking for have the same price range more or less.

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Old Jul 7th 2014, 7:15 am
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For what it is worth... I bought a second hand 2006 Sante Fe when I arrived in AD 3+ years ago, which already had about 110k on the clock. Its now at about 160k, I think. Apart from not having cruise control (maybe other, newer versions do), its a good car - very quiet on the road, very comfortable. It's been reliable. Acceleration is not brilliant, but good enough for normal driving. I've once taken it into the desert, but I would not recommend it for that (though it did amaze the 4x4-snobs I was with by how well it did) - it's basically a mid-size 4x4 meant for road driving. There is loads of space, and the fold-flat 3rd row of seats can be useful when we have visitors - along with the rear air-conditioning. I can't compare it with the Tiguan, as I've not driven that, but I do know a few VW owners who seem to have more mechanical problems with their cars (maybe less well designed for UAE temperatures??) than I have had.

My other car, for desert driving, is a Nissan Xterra - much better on sand, but much less comfortable for road driving (though it does have cruise-control...!).
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How depressing...to choose between these 2 dull motors.
Get yourself a VW Golf GTI and enjoy yourself...... )
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Get yourself a VW Golf GTI and enjoy yourself...... )
They're great in Dubai (I have one) but from what I've read you must have a 4x4 outside of the UAE otherwise you'll be bullied off the road every day.
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They're great in Dubai (I have one)..
It wasn't exactly what I planned to buy, but my bosses friend was selling his R32 just as I sold my Fiesta so ended up buying it. Some upgrade. What a pleasure to drive!
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