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So, after a wait of nearly three weeks, my wife picked up her new Techno Orange Sportage '3' 1.7 diesel today. We took scenic route home and took in a couple of the rougher roads in the locality.







 

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Bloody hell your off roads are better than the actual roads around my area! Nah, get her knee deep and dirty
before giving her a good scrub!
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RichieD76 said:
Bloody hell your off roads are better than the actual roads around my area! Nah, get her knee deep and dirty
before giving her a good scrub!

That isn't 'off road', that's a council maintained public road she's driving on. Pity she drove through the cow pat in pic 3. I've got some cleaning to do now.


The orange colour was one of the reasons we bought a '3'. Mrs T had set her heart on it and it wasn't available on the other trim levels. Just need to get the tow bar and mud flaps sorted now.
 

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Well either way its gorgeous mate. Kinda having 2nd thoughts about the proceed now
. What you been quoted for a tow bar? I know a solid, non removable, bar on my passat was £800 from VW
 

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Well either way its gorgeous mate. Kinda having 2nd thoughts about the proceed now
. What you been quoted for a tow bar? I know a solid, non removable, bar on my passat was £800 from VW

That's interesting, Mrs T's old car was an ancient SEAT Ibiza and she was also looking at the ProCeed as it was a similar size and spec. However, in the end, the Sportage ticked more her 'must have' boxes.

I've been quoted £530 to fit a Witter detachable bar with 13 pin dedicated electrics. A fixed towbar with 7 pin electrics was about £400 IIRC. I'm considering fitting one myself using a genuine Kia 13 pin wiring kit (£175) and a Witter detachable bar (c.£200)

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Well we chose the proceed 4 because it was very slighty better spec to our passat but was smaller and hopefully cheaper to run as I'm hoping to buy a another new van for my business and running a big car was a put off....BUT I've seen quiet a few sportage's lately, mostly in White and the have grabbed my attension. I would give it ago fitting myself to at that saving. Could have got a Thule bar for passat @ £110 without electrics (£300 alone! From VW) fit it myself but involved removing the whole rear end of the car exhaust back box & heat shield. All just to take the boat out 3-4 times in the summer seamed hardly worth it. Hopefully it will be a damn site easier on the sportage. There are a lot of towing equipment specialists on eBay worth a look.
 

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Techno said:
So, after a wait of nearly three weeks,.......
3 weeks !! How come ? Dealer stock ?
Some peeps are waiting months for delivery.....


Pete

I'm not sure. We bought through a broker andthesupplying dealer was in Yorkshire. Ten days or so after placing the order we got a text saying that the car had arrived the docks. A week later it was on the drive.

I think many dealers pre order on the off chance that they can sell the cars. If you are lucky enough to order something that they have already ordered you get your car that much quicker.

That's the beauty of using a broker. You tell them what you want and they do allthehard work finding the car. There is no way I would have been prepared to contact every dealer in the UK and see if they had anything suitable

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Ah, thats good to know. I've been thinking about using a broker and they illustrate a £3.5k saving on the same model as yours with SatNav. Just got the job to sort out now..... I'm hopefully being offered an extension contract.... B-)
 
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