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Best kayak wagon

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Yak Yak Yak
Forum Description: The forum for Kayak enthusiasts
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Printed Date: 18 Jun 2024 at 4:43pm


Topic: Best kayak wagon
Posted By: Muppet
Subject: Best kayak wagon
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 9:24am
Thinking of upgrading looking at a 08-12 model.

What you guys got and anything needed to be aware of or avoided?

Was thinking a Toyota Avensis...



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Posted By: deacs
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2020 at 10:56am
Can't fault my mazda6 wagon, plenty of room and very reliable 2nd one I have owned. Mines a 2010

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Posted By: Downtown
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 11:22am
Currently have an 08 mondeo wagon pretty sure it’s a similar engine to the Mazda wagon. I like it but everything is arse about face with indicators on the opposite side and things like that.


Posted By: kitno
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 11:26am
Originally posted by Downtown Downtown wrote:

Currently have an 08 mondeo wagon pretty sure it’s a similar engine to the Mazda wagon. I like it but everything is arse about face with indicators on the opposite side and things like that.


I remember my mkv cortina being like that. Indicators and lights on opposite sides to all other vehicles.

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Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 12:29pm
Trailer.


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 12:40pm
No room for trailer


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2020 at 6:52pm
Leaning towards a VW Golf Wagon mkVI


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 02 May 2020 at 2:16pm
Nope not the VW...getting closer though...


Posted By: deacs
Date Posted: 02 May 2020 at 3:10pm
Yeah I wouldnt go European that's for sure, the Toyota or Mazda will last much longer and be cheaper to repair, brother in law worked for Mazda/Ford as a mechanic and really rated the Mazdas

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Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 02 May 2020 at 3:19pm
Have to say I had a bit of a nightmare with a VW. 


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 02 May 2020 at 3:45pm
Turns out I already have the best kayak wagon.
Just getting updated.

2010 Corolla SW1.8S only in 4WD on the way this week. Great drive this morning, superb.

Subaru killer and smoked all the other tests Nissan etc


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 3:00pm

Very happy


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 3:18pm
Nice

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 4:17pm
Nice lil runner there Dan. Had one as a runaround about 5 years back and decent little car. Should do you well!

Did you trade the old girl or up for sale now?


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Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 4:19pm
Traded the old one. Were you keen? Haha

I could not have sold it to a mate


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 04 May 2020 at 4:38pm
Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

Traded the old one. Were you keen? Haha

I could not have sold it to a mate


haha no way mate!  I wouldnt expect it to be an overly desirable purchase. Trades a good option!

And love the honesty LOL


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Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 05 May 2020 at 8:16pm
Ordered a kayak cradle and heavy duty rubber mats for the extra protection.


Posted By: piwikiwi
Date Posted: 06 May 2020 at 3:33pm
Van
No lifting slide the yak inside complete with trolley on πŸ˜€


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 06 May 2020 at 4:32pm
Haha LWB needed.

Kayak cradle fitted not bad for $120


Posted By: piwikiwi
Date Posted: 06 May 2020 at 4:56pm
4m yak fits in but Reload wouldn't.
I got my wife a 2013 Corolla so reliable.


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 06 May 2020 at 4:59pm
Ooh your a bit richer than me Piwi


Posted By: piwikiwi
Date Posted: 06 May 2020 at 5:49pm
It was $11000 but that's our main family wagon now. We finally left people mover requirements as 2 kids gone and 2 left πŸ˜ƒ yeah I'm a reproductive machine πŸ˜‚


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 06 May 2020 at 7:13pm
Looking for something new too.

Used to have a territory which could thrash and use for anything but sold it as didnt really need a 7 seater and wife got a 2019 Escape. Almost a year on and I miss having a workhorse (my BMW aint it) so time to go big 4wd again I think.


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Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 07 May 2020 at 11:58am
Toyota Stn waggon great choice      I have used them since they came out to N Z in the seventies      Super reliable and relatively cheap 2nd hand.     Just the car for any outdoor minded person,    Need all the room for my various activities.     Glad you did not go down the VW road.    Seen too many lemons including my mate's Passat that had everything going wrong and at one of its breakdowns on a fishing trip to Murupara he had an offer by some local patched pros to take it into the forest and burn it for an insurance job.    My mate is too honest and did not take up the offer.    Mind you he was tempted.
 
I now use a trailer as I can no longer lift my 4.3 onto the roof rack.    Best thing I ever did as there is no way of avoiding salt drips that slowly eats your asset.
 
Good luck
 
Rainbow
 
 


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 07 May 2020 at 4:49pm
Yeah will stay on top of cleaning it. The last one suffered once I got slack. Still got 12 years from it though.


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 16 May 2020 at 7:27am
Ordered mats on 4th May.
Mats put on courier on 12th May.
Courier now saying up to 10 days delivery time.
They were coming from Rosebank Rd in Avondale to Glenfield.

I suggested to the company that maybe they should let the customer collect if possible, a sensible suggestion surely. And all I got was a sorry the couriers are having a hard time!

Why is common sense so hard for some people?



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