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My Last Fiat

Could it possably be,

Yes it looks like it.

When I replace my Currant Car in 18 - 24 month's time it looks like I wont be going for Fiat

Basicy it comes down to the big white box on wheels that goes on the back (caravan) Fiat just don't make a car that can handle the weight or to be more specific the nose weight of modern caravans.

I am going to have to join the 4x4 brigade

I was going to go for a Croma but it only has a max nose weight of 75KG and as my present Marea has a max nose weight of 70KG and we struggle to get the van's nose as low as that the Croma will be no good.

I have managed to find a 4x4 that doesn't require a re mortgage every time the tax is due or has to be followed by a fuel tanker. The Honda CR-V it is in tax group E so 200 per year for tax from 2010 and dose 42mpg, but it will never feel like a Fiat dose
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What about Sedici?
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Weighs less than 1200kg so cant tow much
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smaller caravan or trailer with tent
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I'm afraid I have been spoilt with the fixed bed, shower, satellite TV, heating etc and I think it would mean a new wife, and I defiantly cant afford that
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ducato motorhome?
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I have enough trouble parking in town as it is with an estate, and can you imagine the fuel bills.
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Get a 'cento for town trips
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Don't think Mrs Madrat would be to pleased, I tried to persuade her we needed a nice classic fiat 500 or 2CV for summer play time but I just got one of those looks
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I got one of those from El Madre when I told her I was getting a 126 and needed a space on her driveway to keep it
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What about the Croma with the 2.4 diesel? That must be a very torquey engine. Or do us all a favour and sell the caravan, they're cursed round here in the summer! (joke)
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Yes the Croma is a very good tow car I wanted the 1.9 16v but the max nose weight is only 75kg as I said
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Re: My Last Fiat

use hotels instead. you get better comfort and it costs less even if you go on holiday 5 times a year, plus you wont make the middle finger of other road users twitch.

i'm amazed you can plan 18-24 months ahead. i rarely keep the same car for 18 months.
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Re: My Last Fiat

Quote Originally Posted by madrat View Post
Could it possably be,

Yes it looks like it.

When I replace my Currant Car in 18 - 24 month's time it looks like I wont be going for Fiat

Basicy it comes down to the big white box on wheels that goes on the back (caravan) Fiat just don't make a car that can handle the weight or to be more specific the nose weight of modern caravans.

I am going to have to join the 4x4 brigade

I was going to go for a Croma but it only has a max nose weight of 75KG and as my present Marea has a max nose weight of 70KG and we struggle to get the van's nose as low as that the Croma will be no good.

I have managed to find a 4x4 that doesn't require a re mortgage every time the tax is due or has to be followed by a fuel tanker. The Honda CR-V it is in tax group E so 200 per year for tax from 2010 and dose 42mpg, but it will never feel like a Fiat dose
Isnt the Honda CR-V only 2WD and my neighbour reversed his CR-V into my bravo so i want to burn everyone of them.
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use hotels instead. you get better comfort and it costs less even if you go on holiday 5 times a year, plus you wont make the middle finger of other road users twitch.

i'm amazed you can plan 18-24 months ahead. i rarely keep the same car for 18 months.

What planet are you living on a weekend cost us 25 at the most including fuel

The CR-V has an automatic 4 wheel drive system, normally the front wheels are used but if they start to slip power is diverted to the rear wheels.
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