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  1. Hi people, I understand this could be a general knowledge to experience people out there. But apparently not so for me : ) therefore I would like to know from people who drove a same litre petrol car vs a diesel car. Understand the brand and model makes a difference too. But comparing litres is good enough for me. Anyway, please feel free to share your knowledge even though the criteria set may not be applicable to you. Thanks for reaching my post~ Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  2. Hi again, Yup, Got to test drive when I'm free! Hmm, boot size i think should be fine according to my needs. My golf can store 2 Tern folding bicycles so i guess Kadjar should be sufficient for me. I'm driving within a city so i guess i don't use infotainment system that much or short distance. Bose edition would be a gift when my wife listens to classical. I wouldn't want to use the built in navigation system, unless it is really user friendly and accurate. I'd prefer to have it separately so that i can transfer my save collections wherever I go or when i change another car. I am looking at a user friendly, accuracy, sharable collections, cost savings (no need data connection subsequently) and portability for navigation which are important to me. Travellers will understand but may not agree with me I didn't realise the conversations here can be of an informed and interesting one with everyone. I guess great minds think alike here for people who owns a Kadjar. We just want a bit of everything from a crossover/suv. Say that specific feature must at least be of 70% or 80% OK! I guess that isn't too much to ask for in this modern tech world Stephen who haven't own a Kadjar yet Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  3. Hi again, Yup, Got to test drive when I'm free! Hmm, boot size i think should be fine according to my needs. My golf can store 2 Tern folding bicycles so i guess Kadjar should be sufficient for me. I'm driving within a city so i guess i don't use infotainment system that much or short distance. Bose edition would be a gift when my wife listens to classical. I wouldn't want to use the built in navigation system, unless it is really user friendly and accurate. I'd prefer to have it separately so that i can transfer my save collections wherever I go or when i change another car. I am looking at a user friendly, accuracy, sharable collections, cost savings (no need data connection subsequently) and portability for navigation which are important to me. Travellers will understand but may not agree with me I didn't realise the conversations here can be of an informed and interesting one with everyone. I guess great minds think alike here for people who owns a Kadjar. We just want a bit of everything from a crossover/suv. Say that specific feature must at least be of 70% or 80% OK! I guess that isn't too much to ask for in this modern tech world Stephen who haven't own a Kadjar yet Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  4. Hi Steve O, Maybe we are distant brothers! There are some terrible typo errors in my previous msg. Sorry bout that! Stephen Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  5. Hi Steve O, Maybe we are brothers! There are some terrible typo errors in my previous msg. Sorry bout that! Stephen Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  6. Once again, i really appreciate your comments and feedbacks! Something to share with you people with regards to navigation. I have been using Nokia map for driving/navigation and for travel/vacation since 2013. It doesn't requires live data connection. Only need to connect for the first time in a new country. It has free maps and free map updates to download. I got 2 small Nokia Lumia handphones (i think the newer one is 520 bought in 2015. Can't remember the older model bought in 2013. The older one still functions well and is with me everywhere i travel. The newer one will always be in the car). I attach the new one in my car. After you download the maps and switch to offline map connection. It is good to go! It fails to connect to statelite when you are inside a car garage. Once find an open space to get its first connection. Apparently Nokia map have been changing its app name from Nokia Map to HERE to HERE wego. I find it sometimes more responsive and accurate than Google maps especially in Europe and Asia.(note that it doesn't support Japan and S. Korea). It is a free app!! I have tried to install the app on my android phone. But it is not as responsive as compare to using a Nokia lumia phone. Hangs sometimes. Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Pottery, Yup i agree and understand where you are coming from. So far i have not really heard of major engine and gear box issues so i feel 'safer' to go ahead with aiming for this Kadjar. What i look out for a car would be: Primary objectives (besides price factor) 1- transportation 2- safe (strong metal structure and i think Kadjar has no more air bags issues after recall) 3- low car break down occurance (didn't really hear complains on Kadjar engine and gearbox break downs) 3- low fuel consumption (Kadjar is one of the lowest in the market) 4- electronics: not fully dependent. It could be critical if it fails (Kia Niro depends too much on this not sure about Kadjar) 5- noise: not really a concern but i don't know how noisy it could get for a diesel engine or for Kadjar. Usually I just listen to radio. Not sure if Bose edition is over kill for me or if i need a moon roof. 6- Etc (can't think of it at this moment) Secondary objectives 1- interior: spacious; Kadjar has good clear front driver view and blind spot view (unlike other suv/crossover from Hyundai Tucson, Toyota HRC and Kia [i've not seen Hyundai Santa Fe]). 1.1- interior: design; Kadjar looks ok. I prefer it being simple, clear and few control buttons (i find Kia sportage has too much buttons, looks distracting and messy to me). 2- exterior: Kadjar is good looking so are these models: hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe, Toyota HRC, Honda Vezel and Kia sportage. Personally i really like Hyundai Santa Fe 2017 (only seen from web) inferior and exterior looks and space, and it's 360 camera features. I like Kia Sportage's cooling front seats feature, which is good for summer but kills car battery fast. After going through my check list, i think Kadjar has the most things checked on my list. So now I'm left with test driving Kadjar and perhaps other cars to have a feel of the differences, selling my vw golf at a appropriate time and getting a Kadjar (most likely). Does anyone knows what is the masters Kadjar model? Still 2016 model? Stephen Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  8. Wow! Thank you everyone for replying me quickly and giving your explanations and suggestions as well! Recent years, customer service has been going down hill for many services and brands.. (vw too). I hope Renault is not the worst.. Since there are no complaints on the engine or gear box (or anything that affects) that affects driving/parking then i can really consider getting this after i sell my current vw golf 1.2l away. Reason being I'm going for a bigger capacity vehicle (looking into crossover/suv) and also because I've recently heard that vw has gear box issues (sorry that i bring in non kadjar related issues). Sent from my EVA-L29 using Tapatalk
  9. Hi Kadjar Owners, I am looking out to buy a Crossover/SUV. I have been watching videos of this great looking Kadjar and its spacious interior design! I really like this design and its fuel consumption but I have not test drive it nor have anyone to share verbal experiences/reviews of this car with me. Therefore, I appeal to you. 1- Would you recommend buying this car (yes/no)? 2- Would you buy this car again if you haven't buy any cars back then (yes/no)? 3- Would you recommend Bose edition (yes/no)? ** feel free to provide explanations, feedbacks or add in more questions~ Thank you for taking your precious time to reply me