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Advice from experts: What car to get to the mountains

Great climb, snow, gravel, improperly maintained paths, spring flooding streams, the procedure autumn ubiquitous slush and mud. Journey, which often has nothing to do and tractor. Who buys a car in the mountains must reckon with the fact that the car will often burden to the absolute limit of its possibilities. And it must submit a selection.

"In the mountains it comes to extreme conditions, so it is necessary to look for off-road SUV or straight off special. We need a low center of gravity, powerful engine, four-wheel drive traction and stability at slow transfers, "recounted Tomas SvobodaCar of the ESA. "To this must be added reliability. Car in the mountains should be selected more carefully than a car on the road. Even the slightest error can within seconds of extreme load change in a fatal problem, "he adds.

For cheap used car, be aware of investment

Looking at the range of off-road vehicles, beginning somewhat surprisingly it on some fifty thousand. Choosing a car to the mountains for a reasonable price would therefore not be as difficult as it seemed at the beginning. Do not be mistaken.

"When you look at the age and raid cars in this price range, you will find that it is in most cases the cars that have covered around 200,000 km and is about fifteen years old. For cars that work in the field is really a lot, "warns Freedom of Auto ESA.

Purchase of such a car is a big risk. The selection should be paid much attention nejnamáhanějším parts of the vehicle, in this case the chassis, engine and above the transmission.
"If you start choosing the cheapest buggies in the 50 to about 100 thousand, you always take with youexperienced mechanic and if possible, buy the best sellers who will not conceal from you the hidden defects of the vehicle. If you choose, be prepared for mostly by the fact that in most cases you will have to reckon with an investment in repairs, "explains Tomas Svoboda.

And what cars to the mountains for one season for 50 to 100 000 we can get? On the domestic dealerships for this price specials missing such as the Land Rover Defender or Freelancer, Jeep Grand Cherokee or Toyota Landcruiser. Everything of 1998. A little more on it will somewhat spartan equipped SUV or landscaping specials with a weaker engine.As an example, Land Rover Freelander 2.0 D from 2002 included 90 000 CZK or Toyota RAV 2.0 in 1996 for 75,000 CZK.

Reasonable price starts below 200 000 CZK

On the off-road to get to a reasonable ratio of quality and price levels somewhere around 200,000 crowns. Who is looking for a car to the mountains for a reasonable price that him in the first steep climb let you down, you should look here.
There was such a relatively well-equipped Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.7 CRDi of 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 V 6 4x4 from 2006 or Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 Dci 4x4 of the Year for 2006 equal 200,000 crowns.

"This was the cars when the customer can expect a reasonable quality. It will not be around for hundreds of miles without repairs, but the corresponding service without costly interventions vehicle does, "says Tomas Svoboda from Auto ESA" When we look at the motor equipment of these cars we find that not one of the strongest, but its service will do, "he adds.

Who wants to be sure pay extra

Terrain vehicles and modern SUVs are built on more weight and therefore are more expensive than regular cars.It is true that in the Czech mountains usually pass without major problems with Oktávkou 4x4 and who goes to the same place every year, no reason to change. But once in a steep climb encounter snow slush, or you spring thaw vymele rocky path to a deep rut, with Octavia's end.

Those prices, which will take you everywhere without unnecessary compromises begin somewhere around 400,000 crowns. For that price you can have for example a BMW X5 3.0 diesel and full equipment of the 2006 Volkwagen Touareg 3.0 TDI from 2006 or Hummer H2 2003.

"When you buy a car to the mountain terrain, is not worth saving too. For a higher price you get in a quality used car dealer car without hidden defects that will not let you down anywhere and lasts no problem riding for several years, "advises Tomas Svoboda.

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