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Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

Went into the dealer in wrenthorpe wakefield today as I first saw only the sport in pickering which I didn't really like with it having the dark dash and seats which I didn't like. The one I saw today was the 1.4 lounge in white I really loved the ivory ambience interior and I really liked the blue check seats I thought they felt really good quality. The car looked superb in white and I can't stand white cars! One of the staff had a 1.2 lounge in azure blue outside, this is the colour Linda wants and it did look stunning in that colour, it was much lighter than i thought it would be. The interior really impressed me it felt really good quality, I thought the seat pump lever on the drivers seat was a bit flimsy but there you go. The dash is great. Nuovapanda I know you will read this the salesman in there said you couldn't have the pop interior with the Lounge as I know you don't like the check, but I bet he was wrong and you will already have sussed out you can, I must admit I prefer the check to the pop one But coming away from there I felt good about the car.
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Re: Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

I have been surfing the net and found some good pics of the Pop interiors, to be honest the seat material and plastic steering wheel look a bit cheapo to me... also the Lounge does in fact seem the best value, so a Lounge it will have to be for me

My bank has just today increased its loan rate from 8.3% to 14.2% so unless I can sort out some cheaper finance its a no go at the momentThey had a sale on which ended yestarday apparently, and all these sites advertising great APRs slap a big one on when you enquire.
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I thought the material in the lounge was quite nice and the steering wheel is leather covered which helps but I suppose if you looked at most small car steering wheels they would be a cit plasticky. Surely you must be able to get a loan with a decent rate on it! What about sainsburys/ M&S bank etc 14.2% is ludicrous. I just looked on sainsburys bank and they have a limited offer on of 6.5% apr, M&S are 8.9%
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I just looked on sainsburys bank and they have a limited offer on of 6.5% apr, M&S are 8.9%
Apply and see what they then offer.
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AA were very good for finance for my 500 - around 6.8% much to my utter amazement; I've never been offered a rate that low before!
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Re: Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

Quote Originally Posted by nuovapanda View Post
I have been surfing the net and found some good pics of the Pop interiors, to be honest the seat material and plastic steering wheel look a bit cheapo to me... also the Lounge does in fact seem the best value, so a Lounge it will have to be for me

My bank has just today increased its loan rate from 8.3% to 14.2% so unless I can sort out some cheaper finance its a no go at the momentThey had a sale on which ended yestarday apparently, and all these sites advertising great APRs slap a big one on when you enquire.
Nuovapanda can you post some links to the Pop interiors? Want to see what the non-leather wheels like? cheers m8
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Re: Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

Here are some photos of the Pop interior in Red, Blue and Black themes and some of the plastic steering wheel Hope they help
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Re: Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

really do prefer the lounge spec with leather covered steering wheel
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Everyone should have blue n me. If only so they don't get to have that steering wheel!
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Wow...Suasexed is great with the pictures...

Got any of a red or vintage leather interior???

I ordered my lounge with red leather/ivory but Andy Armitage says he's seen one and it sux!

now i'm worried...
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Re: Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

I have pictures of the red leather with ebony environment but not with Ivory... better than nowt though eh? Those over at NF500 who have seen the red leather say it's more like the bright red in the 3rd pic
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Re: Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

Thanks a lot for those pics....
o no...I think Andy is right...does look a bit garish....might have to go and change my order....
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Yep, garish is right - when I ordered I asked for the black / red leather interior (car is yellow) it went like this:

Salesman: 'erm, yes Mrs Connolly. I should make you aware that the dashboard is body coloured.....', followed by a pause as he sought the most diplomatic way to say 'you can't be serious'.

Me: 'Don't worry, I know - it'll look like I'm driving a liquorice allsort'.

Salesman: 'Well yes.'

Me: 'It's fine, I have no taste'.

Salesman: 'Oh right, that's okay then. What else was it you wanted?'
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Re: Just seen the Lounge in the flesh

LOL, thanks for those pics, it looks better in those than the ones I found. The Lounge seats are piped too, that helps. Back to finance, have lots of interest in the MR2, so hope to sort something but Im not paying these high interest rates
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Yep, garish is right - when I ordered I asked for the black / red leather interior (car is yellow) it went like this:

Salesman: 'erm, yes Mrs Connolly. I should make you aware that the dashboard is body coloured.....', followed by a pause as he sought the most diplomatic way to say 'you can't be serious'.

Me: 'Don't worry, I know - it'll look like I'm driving a liquorice allsort'.

Salesman: 'Well yes.'

Me: 'It's fine, I have no taste'.

Salesman: 'Oh right, that's okay then. What else was it you wanted?'
At least finding someone else who has the same options as you will be near impossible Unique
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