About Blue Snoopy

Blue Snoopy is a 2018 Adria Altea 402PH Sports Caravan pulled by a 2012 Nissan Navara ST Dual Cab Ute.



Requirements and the Contenders

Our primary requirements are very simple, ease of access to the vehicle and the preferred option to be able to flat tow (if we can get a vehicle that can be flat towed, we could also trailer the vehicle if we decided in the future that the trailer is the best option for us).

In a rough order of priority, the following points will determine the vehicle that we will purchase;

 – Ease of access to cabin
 – Flat towable (preferred option)
 – Full size spare wheel
 – Four wheel drive (constant, selectable or something special)
 – Transfer case (L & H 4wd) – desirable)
 – Reasonable ground clearance (min 200mm)
 – 2.4 litre engine (petrol)
 – Reasonable fuel consumption numbers
 – Reasonable size fuel tank to provide a range of at least 600 kilometres orf better
 – A/C as standard (climate control preferred)
 – Cruise control
 – Long wheel base (our Grandson travels in the vehicle from time to time)
 – Kerb Weight
 – Changeover cost

The contenders that we have identified that fall into our price bracket are;

 – Suzuki Vitara (base model, Urban and diesel model)
 – Honda CRV
 – Nissan X-trail
 – Mitsubishi Outlander
 – Subaru Forrester
 – Holden Captiva
 – Toyota RAV4
 – Nissan Dualis (several variants)

We have identified the dealers we will visit and after Christmas we will go shopping.

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