Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring - - MOTORING -

A KLUGER was a “no brainer” for David Burke (main pic­ture) when he was look­ing to re­place his 2013 ver­sion of the same car — also bought new. As a bach­e­lor he had owned BMWs and Audis but the Kluger was the de­fault op­tion with mar­riage and kids.

“I had a bit of a shop around (on­line) but I didn’t test drive any­thing other than the Kluger,” he says.

“In terms of value for money I think it’s much bet­ter (than the pres­tige brands).

“We didn’t have a prob­lem with the last one and this one feels just as good.”

Burke bought the top-spec Grande and says the only thing he misses is the op­tion to have two rear screens fit­ted for the back seats to cater for his three-year-old twins.

“One wants to watch di­nosaurs and the other wants to watch princesses and the one screen won’t let me do that,” he says.

He also up­graded the Grande to in­clude side steps, roof racks and rear tinted glass for pri­vacy and so­lar se­cu­rity for his kids.

Friends bought a Toy­ota For­tuner but Burke says the stiff sus­pen­sion put him off and he wouldn’t con­sider buy­ing one.

“If you’ve driven the Kluger, you wouldn’t buy any­thing else,” he says.

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