Car suggestions for my large doodle?

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louis
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Car suggestions for my large doodle?

Post by louis » 03 Aug 2010, 21:11

hi,

i have a honda cr-v but it's got to go as its costing me a fortune to run. can anyone recommend a decent, reliable car that accommodate my lovely louis, who is 3ft tall when sat down. i need him to be as comfy as possible.

thanks guys.
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Post by trinared » 03 Aug 2010, 21:18

Audi A4 diesel estate :D Plenty of room for doodle number 2 as well :D
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Post by julieanne » 03 Aug 2010, 21:28

I recently changed from a Mitsubishi Shogun to a diesel Chevrolet Captiva due to fuel economy. The boot is huge, Ellie has a really large full size bed in the boot.

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Re: Car suggestions for my large doodle?

Post by pam888 » 03 Aug 2010, 21:40

In my experience, it doesn't matter what car you get,
Doods aint good at driving :lol: :lol: :lol:

(sorry, couldn't resist!!!!!! :wink: :lol: :wink: )
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Re: Car suggestions for my large doodle?

Post by Ben » 03 Aug 2010, 21:43

vauxhall vectra estate (go for a decent spec second hand if you can, the sri has a lower wheel base so easier for doods to jump in)

or skoda estate
legacy estate
passat estate
forester estate
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Post by fudgepuddle » 03 Aug 2010, 21:47

as long as the height of the boot isn't an issue - a Nissan Qashqai is excellent! I get about 42 mpg, cheap to insure, really surprisingly comfy, and comparing to other similar cars - cheap! :wink:

I've had my 2 medium doods (both about 20" to the shoulder) plus a foster dood when we have one (nearly all labradonkeys :lol: ) plus maybe a little cavalier in the boot. All contented and comfy, but for long journeys I only ever have my two - and both can lie down in comfort.

Hope this helps :D
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Post by trinared » 03 Aug 2010, 21:50

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Found the pic......loads of room and low enough to easily jump into.
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Post by louis » 03 Aug 2010, 22:07

thanks everyone for the suggestions. i was thinking 2nd hand audi/vw diesel but wasn't sure if my £7-8k would be enough. im not sure the sales people would appreciate me taking louis along for the test drive so i'll just have to take my tape measure. something smaller the the cr-v will be better for him cos there's too much room for him to be a lunatic and think he can actually catch the joggers/motorbikes as they go past.
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Post by trinared » 03 Aug 2010, 22:13

We paid 7000 for our 4 year old audi a4 diesel estate. plenty of room for all of us and very economical for a bigger car. :D duffy is 21inches tall and jumps in easy. Loads of room for her at 24k and marley at 36k. We have done lots of 2-3 hour journeys with them before breaking and they seem really happy in there.
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Post by Pauline » 03 Aug 2010, 22:42

We've just sold our CRV for the same reasons and have bought a diesel Skoda Octavia estate - the boot is huge!!
And we got 50 mpg on a local journey!!! We're smiling!!!!
Oh yea I've got two doods (mind you I ge them in the boot of my Corsa as well! :lol:
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Post by peelm » 03 Aug 2010, 22:50

We've just gotten a Vectra Estate. HUGE boot. Both of our boys fit in without touching each other, and niether of them are small doods...
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Post by louis » 03 Aug 2010, 22:57

the thing is that if i get a cheaper car then i could afford a friend for Louis, soooooo tempting.
by the way - what a great bunch of gorgeous doods!
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Post by CAROL SHAW » 03 Aug 2010, 23:03

We have a diesal Passat estate loads of room we have 3 doods in the boot and good mpg about 46 your money should get you an 06 or 07 Trevor has a reg merc E330 loads of space and not too bad on fuel 40mpg if he keeps of the throttle Good hunting.
Our Vet "swears by" the Skoda Octavia estate made by VW but cheaper.

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Post by Nicky » 03 Aug 2010, 23:37

Hi,

I have an audi A2 diesel 1.4 and the tax is £35 a year! and as it's diesel 1.4 economical as well. The boot has enough space for Dexter and as it is a high car head room as well.

Dexter is a big standard dood as well nearly 3 foot in a sitting position

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Post by MrsAdmin » 04 Aug 2010, 00:11

Ford Mondeo Diesel estate - loads of room for three doodles (or two giant packing cases with two doodles and beds packed in them whilst transporting them to Inka'smum for use in her gallery :lol:)

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