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Re: Two out of three ain't bad

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The Pug and the Citroen interest me a little.
The 2008 is a little bit bland and the Catsarse a little "out there with the fairies" but will it's practicality, cost and ride comfort overcome it's looks and it's other short falls (like the rear windows)?

They both offer what we need at the right sort of price and the more I think about them, those Air Bump things on the Citroen isn't that bad an idea, all three of our Pandas have door dings on them.
Might have to have a closer look at both of them.

All that Grip Control, Grip Xtend stuff isn't of interest on this car, I'm going to keep the Panda 4x4 for a while longer yet and might even cough up the balloon to keep it.
I don't think Grip Control will cut the mustard to replace the 4x4 for what I need.
If you are not going for anysort of 4x4 then there's a 2nd way coming with Citroen.



Has proper electric rear windows and the air bumps but a little cheaper as its the new C3. Should be a bit more nippy as well given it shares engines with the Cactus but its less of a van.

Despite the ds3 we're still considering replacing it with one of these with the 110hp petrol. Available with all the bits you've specified.
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My money would be on the Captur, but I'm biased as I once got almost a quarter of a million miles out of a Renault 5 with no significant issues. With the kind of discounts available, it's good value.

Sadly the 500X wouldn't even make it to my longlist, much less my shortlist. There's far better cars available for 500X money, with far better dealer support too. Even if the 500X could be had for the same price as the equivalent Captur, I'd buy the Captur without a moment's hesitation.
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Re: Two out of three ain't bad

Well, after much debate my better half has decided what she wants.
Horay! (er not quite).

She's thought about it long and hard and what she wants is ................... my car!
Not one like it, but mine

So the swap on offer is:
She gets my well cared for, one owner, low mileage Antarctica 4x4 TA.

I get her one careless owner, low mileage, rubbish filled, never cleaned, bird shiite streaked 1.2 Lounge.

I wasn't at first best pleased with the deal until it was explained I will also still get fed, clean clothes, get to carry on sleeping in the same house/bed and another bed related perk.

So it looks like I'll need to find a new car!
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Re: Two out of three ain't bad

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I will also still get fed, clean clothes, get to carry on sleeping in the same house/bed and another bed related perk .
Hmmmm ... breakfast in bed?

Give in gracefully and let her have the Antarctica, sell the Lounge, and buy yourself a toy!
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Re: Two out of three ain't bad

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Well, after much debate my better half has decided what she wants.
Horay! (er not quite).

She's thought about it long and hard and what she wants is ................... my car!
Not one like it, but mine

So the swap on offer is:
She gets my well cared for, one owner, low mileage Antarctica 4x4 TA.

I get her one careless owner, low mileage, rubbish filled, never cleaned, bird shiite streaked 1.2 Lounge.

I wasn't at first best pleased with the deal until it was explained I will also still get fed, clean clothes, get to carry on sleeping in the same house/bed and another bed related perk.

So it looks like I'll need to find a new car!
Alfa Giulia?
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Re: Two out of three ain't bad

Honda Jazz? Small, sensible and apparently religiously reliable. That's my backup choice from a new Panda :-)
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Honda Jazz? Small, sensible and apparently religiously reliable. That's my backup choice from a new Panda :-)
I'm not at the correct age for a Jizz, there's some time to go yet.
I've never seen one driven by another under the state pension age!
Though I admit that an auto 'box becomes more tempting with each passing year.

I'm keeping my eye out for something, but she's ruled out my idea (my best so far) of a Merc Sprinter fitted with LazBoy's, bar and plasma screens!

There's no rush at the minute, got a couple of trips to sort out and pay for first and it could be Mrs Goudrons will be changing jobs soon.
This might come with the use of a car, but it will definitely come with the use of more cash!
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Tell her to buy another Panda and THINK BIG!
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Re: Two out of three ain't bad

Or, the new Ignis. Top spec gives pretty much everything, and the Automated Manual Transmission is apparently a vast improvement on earlier iterations of this system, according to Indian reports. And although there don't seem to be any on the road yet my Suzuki dealer says it's now their best selling car, with the Vitara now second. If interested I would wait until the infotainment system from the Vitara arrives though, supply problems mean that at the moment they are being delivered with a standby Panasonic system, which isn't as good. And our Ignis is built in Japan too

Naughty of me perhaps, but the Ignis is soooooo cute, and sensible too.
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Or, the new Ignis. Top spec gives pretty much everything, and the Automated Manual Transmission is apparently a vast improvement on earlier iterations of this system, according to Indian reports. And although there don't seem to be any on the road yet my Suzuki dealer says it's now their best selling car, with the Vitara now second. If interested I would wait until the infotainment system from the Vitara arrives though, supply problems mean that at the moment they are being delivered with a standby Panasonic system, which isn't as good. And our Ignis is built in Japan too

Naughty of me perhaps, but the Ignis is soooooo cute, and sensible too.
It's also great value. I think it looks better from the front though - The rear end is, well, odd - not sure what they were trying to do... But quirky Japanese appeals to me so I can see why you'd choose one.
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Trouble with the Ignis is, it looks like it should have a ruddy great big key sticking out of the back.
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I'm eagerly waiting for them to arrive in Turkey. They start at around 800 kilos, and even the heaviest diesels only get up to 960kg so it should be a hoot to drive.
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I like the look of the Ignis too. It'll definitely be in the frame to replace our Panda when the time comes, alongside the Citygo - and another Panda, of course :-)
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