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Old 30-08-2013   #31
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

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It's nice to sit in with lots of room and headroom, beats other cars if you are 6'4 like me. Basically it's nice inside and has an interesting engine option the 2.4.
There aren't to many 2.4's for sale tho
Sat behind an Alfa 159 Sportwagon this morning and could see a resemblance between them.
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

The Alfa is a lovely car but it's smaller, twice the price and seems to have even more problems than the Croma!! Plus far more likely to have had a hard life.
No brainer really
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

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Sat behind an Alfa 159 Sportwagon this morning and could see a resemblance between them.
What - like Cinderella and her sister?

Similar rear lights and four wheels each, but the Alfa is a proper looker. I'd personally say the Croma's not ugly but it's hardly a dream car.

And I bet my head would rub the roof of that Alfa, and you couldn't get a cement mixer in the back. Or a rotavator, or a desk chair...

Perhaps my needs are more practical than average, but I'd rather have the very useful ugly sister.
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

pmsl ugly sister, yeah rear lights and general shape of the rear end. Maybe it was the sun glasses I had on tainting my view
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

Mine might be in a while. 50k Prestigio 2.4, I'm toying with going 3.2 Mercedes, will have to see if I can fit. Croma has a better seating position/seating but the Merc has solid engines and WAY more kit....

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There aren't to many 2.4's for sale tho
Sat behind an Alfa 159 Sportwagon this morning and could see a resemblance between them.
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Mine might be in a while. 50k Prestigio 2.4, I'm toying with going 3.2 Mercedes, will have to see if I can fit. Croma has a better seating position/seating but the Merc has solid engines and WAY more kit....
Can you let me know in a while am in nae rush as looking at others too. Seem to come back to the croma as it ticks every box unlike all the others. Cheers
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Well after almost a year's Croma ownership after a troublesome 6 months with a Stilo MW (EGR valve & skyroof probs) I am a much happier mutlijet owner. Only had to replace Front ARB Anti Roll Bar Sway bar Bushes & Links & driver's door handle and still running sweet after more than 12k miles (service token expired!). Milometer showing 82k on a 56 plate. Now used primarily for a weekly commute to/from the Midlands/South Wales and is just the job for a comfortable motorway cruise. Initially bought to tow a caravan after researching diesel engines I now tow the van with a 2.0 HDI Picasso 90BHP leaving the Croma free for my business use. Slight squeak/whine on start up from a belt but no sign of EGR failure although I am just waiting for the alternator to go. Seen a few more Cromas in the Midlands since starting work in Stafford including a brown/bronze Eleganza and a 2.2 in silver that parks near my office on Eastgate Street by the William Salt Library. About to service and MOT for another year. I have FSH stamps but unsure if cambelt already done so should I be thinking about this now or can I get away with waiting until next year? I am aware of the cons of a failed cambelt but as running so well don't want to waste money unnecessarily. Mry sister's 95 estate (04) Aero running well also as was my mother's Vectra (52) before she traded it for an Insignia (11) so familiar with this secret gem of a GM hybrid!
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

I went to the so-called University in Stafford, fond-ish memories of the place. Props bar over the roundabout from Sainsburys, chips with minty yogurt from the kebab shop at the other end of town. Marvellous.
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

Doofer, You mean North Staffs Poly in Stafford? I was there 74 to 78 doing my degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineer.

Don't forget the cheap booze and bands, and of course "Tipping Street"
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Aye, it was a polyversity by the time I went there (in 1995). Electronic Engineering here.

Tipping Street? It's just a road off the precinct, means nothing to me (other than where I got my hair cut). What was the significance?

So is a Croma the choice of a logically-minded engineer then?
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

Could be, I've just returned to electrical engineering from civils
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

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Well after almost a year's Croma ownership after a troublesome 6 months with a Stilo MW (EGR valve & skyroof probs) I am a much happier mutlijet owner. Only had to replace Front ARB Anti Roll Bar Sway bar Bushes & Links & driver's door handle and still running sweet after more than 12k miles (service token expired!). Milometer showing 82k on a 56 plate. Now used primarily for a weekly commute to/from the Midlands/South Wales and is just the job for a comfortable motorway cruise. Initially bought to tow a caravan after researching diesel engines I now tow the van with a 2.0 HDI Picasso 90BHP leaving the Croma free for my business use. Slight squeak/whine on start up from a belt but no sign of EGR failure although I am just waiting for the alternator to go. Seen a few more Cromas in the Midlands since starting work in Stafford including a brown/bronze Eleganza and a 2.2 in silver that parks near my office on Eastgate Street by the William Salt Library. About to service and MOT for another year. I have FSH stamps but unsure if cambelt already done so should I be thinking about this now or can I get away with waiting until next year? I am aware of the cons of a failed cambelt but as running so well don't want to waste money unnecessarily. Mry sister's 95 estate (04) Aero running well also as was my mother's Vectra (52) before she traded it for an Insignia (11) so familiar with this secret gem of a GM hybrid!
Sounds like you have found a good un! However if you read back in the threads you will see loads of close shaves with cambelts and aux drive belts changes. the best advice you will get is to get the lot changed-- Both belts, all the idlers and tensioners, and most of all the water pump.-- Then you can toddle up and down the M5 to your hearts content The squeak on start up could well be the aux belt being a bit slack or its tensioner being on its way out
Just got back from towing my 1300Kg caravan and 3 adults from Sheffield to Whitby and what a delight it was, never in bottom gear once coming out of Sleights and up the "wall" of a hill. Probably the 1st time I have had it over 3000 revs
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

Hi Folks, I've got the same problem that some of you have had with the filler flap. The pop in / pop out mechanism doesn't work. I have to get a key or something else in behind the flap to pull it open.

I have seen that several people have had the problem, but I can't seem to find a fix. Would appreciate any guidance. Many thanks.
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Re: Anything nice to say about the croma?

new part is the only fix, i took spring out of mine so it stays shut and use suction cup from a suction cup hook to open it, i keep it in the arm rest
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Hi Dave,

Many thanks. That'll be why I couldn't find a fix. Think I will leave it as it is then..
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