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    My Jeep Wrangler gets 15l/100km when towing 800Kg camper van
    I thought that this was good

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    UPDATE on one black KOLEOS Privilege 2009 rego 794WDL located in Fig Tree pocket, Brisbane: the owner responded to my enquiry and told me that he bought the car 'new from the showroom' in Melbourne and has transferred to Brisbane two years ago, since when the vehicle has been mainly garaged without being used because his growing family required a seven seater and his wife was reluctant to sell the Koleos because it was her favourite car. It has always been garaged, had no accident, is not under finance, and he is open to offers but would like to get at least $12,000 for it - based on his 'research' that similar models with many more miles sell for that sort of money.

    Justine, if you are still 'tuned in', you might send me a Private Message (PM), for me to give you the sellers name and phone number to follow up if you so decide. I told him I was enquiring on behalf of my daughter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    My Jeep Wrangler gets 15l/100km when towing 800Kg camper van
    I thought that this was good
    Similar to a Citroen CX 2400 C-matic, carbie not efi, towing nothing. . I'd not think it good though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breitie View Post
    ......and he is open to offers but would like to get at least $12,000 for it - based on his 'research' that similar models with many more miles sell for that sort of money.
    Interesting.
    Sell for that sort of money OR, advertised for that sort of money???

    I compare the second hand value of KOLEI to that of Fuegos.

    Jo once said every Fuego is only worth less than $1K (or some such).

    They are fantastically underrated vehicles, but retained value..........

    Trade in value........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
    Interesting.
    Sell for that sort of money OR, advertised for that sort of money???

    I compare the second hand value of KOLEI to that of Fuegos.

    Jo once said every Fuego is only worth less than $1K (or some such).

    They are fantastically underrated vehicles, but retained value..........

    Trade in value........
    This can be said for every Renault unless it has a Gordini badge on it.
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    Unless I'm mistaken, over the last few decades, very few vehicles have appreciated. This does not mean their owners didn't or don't appreciate them. Anyone in OZ who buys car to resell will buy a Mazda or Toyota. Anyone who enjoys driving their cars will buy a Renault.....
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    Tell that to the GTHO owners that sold their cars in the 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Tell that to the GTHO owners that sold their cars in the 80's.
    As there are alleged to be 15,000 more GT Falcons than ever came out of the Geelong factory I suggest there might be a raft of gullible GTHO buyers floating about......
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    Definitely. Similar with Mini Cooper S's - which are now starting ask $50 and 60k.
    There was something like 6500 made, and 15000 remain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Unless I'm mistaken, over the last few decades, very few vehicles have appreciated. This does not mean their owners didn't or don't appreciate them. Anyone in OZ who buys car to resell will buy a Mazda or Toyota. Anyone who enjoys driving their cars will buy a Renault.....
    I recently had the Koleos in the shop and the loan car was an old lexus.
    I enjoyed driving it much more than the koleos boat, but did not enjoy shoehorning the kids or my gear into it,or not being able to pick up stuff from bunnings

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    Breitie what if Justine (your daughter) turns out to be older than you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    I recently had the Koleos in the shop and the loan car was an old lexus.
    I enjoyed driving it much more than the koleos boat, but did not enjoy shoehorning the kids or my gear into it,or not being able to pick up stuff from bunnings
    I still very much enjoy driving my Koleos (on suitable tyre pressures) at high speed on winding, twisty, bitumen roads. It's no sports car, but it handles predictably and has massive brakes. Trailing throttle oversteer is available as required, and the meagre 140 horses seem to double when asked going down an incline! After driving it now for eight years since new I think I've got a good idea what I can or can't get away with, my only criticism is that it's not as big as or adaptable inside as my previous RX4.
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    That summarises my academic musings about the Koleos really. I've no doubt they are quite good but I want a new Scenic for its design engineering. The Koleos is no Scenic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    The Koleos is no Scenic.
    The scenic Rx4 was over geared and under powered (and under braked).

    The interior designer may have got 10/10 but the engineers responsible for the drive train would get 4/10 on my score card.
    Even if both were new, wouldn't swap the koleos for the scenic.

    I must confess, the black plastic over riders on the entire perimeter of the RX4, made out of wheely bins was a huge bonus.
    In spite of nearly burning out the clutch, I would push dead fuegos around the yard, some of them with 4 locked wheels, and the thing never seemed to sustain any damage to the the plastic bull bar.
    My Koleos on the other hand has white paint covering its black plastic bits so is rather precious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    The scenic Rx4 was over geared and under powered (and under braked).

    The interior designer may have got 10/10 but the engineers responsible for the drive train would get 4/10 on my score card.
    Even if both were new, wouldn't swap the koleos for the scenic.

    I must confess, the black plastic over riders on the entire perimeter of the RX4, made out of wheely bins was a huge bonus.
    In spite of nearly burning out the clutch, I would push dead fuegos around the yard, some of them with 4 locked wheels, and the thing never seemed to sustain any damage to the the plastic bull bar.
    My Koleos on the other hand has white paint covering its black plastic bits so is rather precious.

    Jo
    Ah. Never had an RX4 although my two friends/colleagues were pretty happy with theirs for many years.

    We have two Series II cars. In the right gear out of the 6 offered, they have perfectly adequate power for highway overtaking and cruise really well. Underbraked? Not the Series II.

    Anyway, no doubt fair comments from your experience/perspective.

    Cheers

    So, it's "eye of the beholder" territory really, and what it is you want. I'd never knock the Koleos, it's just that it doesn't offer what I want personally.
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