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#1 cassiopoeia

Posted 10 May 2019 - 05:56 PM

So i thought I'd turn to the wealth of advice that is EB forums after getting wonderful advice in the past

I have a RAv4 which is pretty useful to me and i love, and suits me and my two littles (4 and 1)

We have flip-flopped back and forth about a third child; but ultimately we are probably going to stick to two...economically, practically, age wise and all the rest ;

I also got it in my mind to buy a Tarago, which is an 8 seater, not a bad car but not as "Mine" as my little RAV

(i was made redundant so I had some money around - needing to get some of that back now)

SO now I need to decide which one to sell -

just have serviced the RAV and put new tyres on it, to improve sell value and just to know in my mind that its all set to sell
The Tarago will get less money and be harder to sell than the rav and won't give me back what I paid for it unfortunately.

All in all this little venture will cost me money; but I was sure about it but now we are up to it I really don't want to sell th RAV ; and if we are sticking to 2 kids then it will suit until i have to pick up multiple passengers (Sometimes i take my mum to appointments and that is all good until i have to pick up somone else as well -

but technically i should not be worrying about driving everyone else around, am i right?

the tarago is good and practical and can happily pick up furniture; extra people or kids, install a third baby seat if i need to for whatever reason (babysitting or if I happen to end up with one myself)

So , wise women of EB - tell me - what should I do?


my intuition was telling me to buy the tarago before it was too late

but now i have it i don't really know why i bought it

any thoughts on that ?

#2 Charli73

Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:02 PM

So you have two cars one just in case you need to ferry around extra people?  that’s crazy right especially paying two lots of rego etc

I would keep the Rav especially if it’s a newer model with lower km and I would think it’s easier to get parts for a Rav than a tarago.

Either that or you sell both and get a newer second hand Rav.. they are just about to bring out an all new Rav if you really want one bit there are other smaller 7 seater SUVs like the Tiguan...

Edited by Charli73, 10 May 2019 - 06:02 PM.


#3 daisy007

Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:29 PM

Sell the tarago, worry about fitting another kid in later if need be.

#4 SeaPrincess

Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:54 PM

Keep the one you love.

View Postcassiopoeia, on 10 May 2019 - 05:56 PM, said:

but technically i should not be worrying about driving everyone else around, am i right?

One of my friends said that to me when we were looking at changing over our existing 7-seater. We ended up changing our other vehicle and kept the 7-seater because we regularly have MIL come to stay, and that makes 6 of us if we want to go anywhere.

#5 MommyMichelle

Posted 11 May 2019 - 03:29 AM

I'd sell the tarago if i was you

#6 Octopodes

Posted 11 May 2019 - 05:11 AM

I'd keep the Rav4, get rid of the other.

#7 SplashingRainbows

Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:11 AM

I now have 2 at the age they have friends over to play. You’re only a year or two away from that with your eldest. It’s really really handy having extra seats.

That said they’re not essential.
Your heart sounds like it wants to keep the RAV and that is worth listening to.




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