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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:
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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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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? :?:
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:32 am
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So, 'er ladyship is off on one of her jaunts with her sister. :roll:
Italy is the target, having glanced against it in a sailing ship cruise last year.
Venice, Rome, and Florence are to be graced with their presence and dosh.
Making things fair means I can indulge in choice of the 5008 replacement. :thumbup:
Pug 508 SW was looking favourite, if, for no other reason, the service we get from our Pug man is exceptional. :eusa-think:
However, I am drawn, partly due to nostalgia, to another brand with a pussy cat on the front of the bonnet. :D
Once the summer is upon us and the sap has risen, I shall make a more reasoned decision. ;)
Your input is welcome. :?:
Not a lot (zero) of feedback last time.
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:39 pm
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Can’t really help on the 508 front. I’ve only had few Pugs previously, and that wasn’t one of them.

As for Jag’s, a friend of mine had the odd Porsche, but mainly Merc’s & Beamers, and eventually settled on a Jag. He told me it was the best car he had ever had, so if you are thinking of going down that route, it’s possible something you wouldn’t regret. :eusa-think:
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:46 pm
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DKZ5745 wrote:
Can’t really help on the 508 front. I’ve only had few Pugs previously, and that wasn’t one of them.

As for Jag’s, a friend of mine had the odd Porsche, but mainly Merc’s & Beamers, and eventually settled on a Jag. He told me it was the best car he had ever had, so if you are thinking of going down that route, it’s possible something you wouldn’t regret. :eusa-think:

At the mo', quite smitten by the "X" or the more modern "XF"; either in what they call the Sportbreak (estate) would sort of fit the hole left when the 5008 is retired, albeit not seven seater.
Might get my act together mid-summer, by which time I night have changed my mind a few times! :oops:
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Post Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:52 pm
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I think it was the XF that my friend bought. Nice car :thumbup:
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Post Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:20 am
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I think it was the XF that my friend bought. Nice car :thumbup:

Cheers. :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 pm
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Another candidate has entered the frame - Merc 220D Estate diesel auto.
Any views/experience, anyone? :?:
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Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:56 pm
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You don’t tend to hear many bad reports about Mercs. :eusa-think:
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Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:06 pm
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DKZ5745 wrote:
You don’t tend to hear many bad reports about Mercs. :eusa-think:

Cheers! :beer:
Moreover, servicing and parts here in Spain is not a problem as there are plenty around. :thumbup:
Even our Pug man has one. :lol:
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Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:55 pm
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My Brother had several in his lifetime, and I know he liked them. The friend of mine I mentioned had a Jag, I was telling him I had “used” him on the forum, and he told me he had just swapped his Jag in for a Merc, having had several in the past.
Any car that people tend to stick with or go back to can’t be all bad :thumbup:
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:31 am
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Jesus, my car procurement and disposal agent (he flogged the Zero) is now tasked with finding me a cracking 220D auto estate Merc. :thumbup:
As he is a manager at the main Merc concessionaires, he should be able to sniff out a trade-in that foots the bill. :eusa-think:
Watch this space. :sleeping-yellow:
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:20 pm
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Can’t really go wrong with divine intervention :eusa-think: :eusa-whistle:
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:29 pm
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DKZ5745 wrote:
Can’t really go wrong with divine intervention :eusa-think: :eusa-whistle:

Indeed, most from the UK find it strange to be confronted with so many with "religious" names. :o
Oddest, until used to it, are grown men called "Angel"! :crazy:
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