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Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:11 am
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Now, back in the bad old days (not that bad really) before the "good life" here, we changed a motor every three years, especially my daily steed, which would clock up maybe a hundred miles a day.
The 108 is not a candidate, having done silly kms and is 2016 anyway.
The RCZ is new to the stable, and the novelty has not worn off.
The Mondeo has been transferred to the family in Madrid.
So, the 2014 5008 is in focus.
Our need for seven seats is diminishing, partly as we are hosting less, and now that a Land Cruiser is part of the wider fleet.
What we need and what we want are now two totally different things, so logic and practicality are low in the priorities.
It may be that we stick with the 5008, or not!
A classic motor is attractive until the costs of maintenance are considered.
But perhaps a "classic" marque with all mod cons is a compromise.
I am not splashing out on a supercar, in spite of my drooling over them.
Maybe a Jag "S" type about ten years old would be classy but feasible.
And an auto possibly, which would be a first, when most of the kids' wheels are no longer manual, which they think quaint.
Any suggestions welcome, but bear in mind old bones and muscles have steered me away from lunatic wheels like the Zero which the RCZ replaced.
Speak up! :helpme:
"La Gata Negra" 2.0 HDI 2014 Swiss spec fully loaded.
"Bus" 7 seat 5008 1.6HDI 2014.
"Purple People Eater" 108 1.2 PureTech 2016 Top fully loaded.
"Animal" Linhai 300 4x4 ATV 2008.


Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 am
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What about an SUV - Range Rover, Evoke,or similar :?:
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Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:31 am
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DKZ5745 wrote:
What about an SUV - Range Rover, Evoke,or similar :?:

The vertically challenged one moans and requests a step ladder when confronted with embarking/disembarking tall motors - remember Benny Hill in The Italian Job helping large lady to board bus? :oops: :lol:
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"La Gata Negra" 2.0 HDI 2014 Swiss spec fully loaded.
"Bus" 7 seat 5008 1.6HDI 2014.
"Purple People Eater" 108 1.2 PureTech 2016 Top fully loaded.
"Animal" Linhai 300 4x4 ATV 2008.

Post Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:55 pm
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'Tis early in the year, but not anticipating major expenditure on other capital items, my thoughts point at a budget for a replacement of the 5008.
Whilst attracted to a classic, the service we get at our local Pug man pulls me towards evaluating yet another Pug.
Getting lazier, an auto (would be my first, owned) beckons.
Long haul with capacity for small furniture, etc. would compliment the 108 and RCZ so SW (estate) version.
So, starting off, I am drawn to 508 2.0 BlueHDi 180 GT 5dr (SW) Auto, about a couple of years old.
I guess it is a bit of a cowards way out, for trade in and support, but this model does look attractive, bearing in mind functionality - can shift half a ton of produce, etc. but does lack the extra seats, which we have only used in the 5008 a couple of times, anyway.
Anybody have anything bad, or good, to say about this motor? :?:
"La Gata Negra" 2.0 HDI 2014 Swiss spec fully loaded.
"Bus" 7 seat 5008 1.6HDI 2014.
"Purple People Eater" 108 1.2 PureTech 2016 Top fully loaded.
"Animal" Linhai 300 4x4 ATV 2008.


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