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Old 09-01-2015   #1
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Hi folks,i have just joined so thought it only polite to introduce myself.

I'm Al from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire,i am going to test drive a 500l trekking 1.3 semi auto on monday.I have a manual Nissan Juke on motability at the moment but due to my health getting worse i need to ditch manual cars.Absolutely fell in love with the looks of the trekking when i saw it.
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Morning Redders66! Welcome to the forum!

Hope you like the test drive, I'm sure you will It will be interesting what differences you see between the Juke and the 500L. Having owned the Juke will give you a good knowledge of the size of car an what else is out there.

I don't own the trekking, but have a 1.3 manual, but still find it a great car, so fingers crossed you have a good drive today and enjoy it!

Have fun!
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Welcome aboard !
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Quote Originally Posted by redders66 View Post
Hi folks,i have just joined so thought it only polite to introduce myself.

I'm Al from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire,i am going to test drive a 500l trekking 1.3 semi auto on monday.I have a manual Nissan Juke on motability at the moment but due to my health getting worse i need to ditch manual cars.Absolutely fell in love with the looks of the trekking when i saw it.
Welcome to the forum and hopefully to the world of 500L ownership.
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Hi

I'd be interested how you find the auto box ... I'm thinking about this car for my next ... bit concerned about the performance... not that I'm a boy racer (any more) just want reasonable overtaking performance. I think a 1.3 Diesel and auto box might be a bit too sluggish.
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I'd be interested how you find the auto box ... I'm thinking about this car for my next ... bit concerned about the performance... not that I'm a boy racer (any more) just want reasonable overtaking performance. I think a 1.3 Diesel and auto box might be a bit too sluggish.
Most of the 500L's I've seen out & about have been 1.3 Multijets, and about half of them have been the auto's, so they must be pretty decent.

I've driven a 1.3 Multijet manual and whilst it's not gonna set any records, it was more sprightly than you'd imagine a 1.3 to be. That was in the bigger MPW version too, so in the standard 500L I'd imagine you shouldn't be too disappointed.

Obviously if it is a problem, the forthcoming 500X will have auto/semi-auto options available with more powerful engines. These look to be a fair bit pricier than the 500L though.
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I had a test drive in the 1.3 multijet semi auto yesterday,i was really surprised how smooth the gearbox is,for saying it's only a 1.3 engine it was really nippy,plenty of power for overtaking.I placed an order while i was there for the opera red colour.Should get it in about 2 weeks as it is already in group stock.
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Arnold Clark up in Elgin have one I will try it out next time I'm up there ...
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