Arrived in Gawler on Tuesday and have had to hit the ground running - as I guess everyoneelse has had to. I've just bought a car for my wife and now need one for me. I was planing on getting a Subaru Outback as it has a big boot, 3.0 or 3.6 engine and 4x4 but its quite expensive and the 4x4 part means it uses more fuel. So, the question is do I need a 4x4? I don't want a SUV but do want to go off camping, onto the beaches, tow a dirt bike and have a general family car that can go most places - not including trenched out muddy tracks where only a Land Rovers would survive. My wife's work have hired us a Holden Commadore SV6 saloon - is the estate any good and would it do everything except really slippy tracks? I'll be living in the Barossa rather than the 10 miles down a dirt road.
All advice would be greatly received.