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Today's niche market wrongness = tomorrow's shite...


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#31 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:52 PM

Oi reg! Leave the streetwise alone, I love those.Some lad in our street has just got himself one from Yes car credit or somewhere like that, half the trim's fallen off it already leaving big lines of double sided tape on show. CLASS

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#32 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:54 PM

More Mercedes niche madness..

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Ah yes, everyone else is doing it, so lets put the A-Class on a diet of Pies and flog them for way above what anyone else is charging for an.. erm..erm, not-too-small-not-too-big-not-quite-multi-purpose-vehicle-type-thing.

Great

#33 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:31 PM

I missed out the Streetwise because I'd happily own one (Diesel 3-dr please), and wouldn't want to kill its credibility even more. :D

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:41 PM

My mate owned a bright yellow Streetwise that was only two years old and had already started to show visable rust around the arches.

They are also truely amazing inside as they only have two backseats, which are more like cushions stapled onto a large piece of plastic. Making it as impractical as possible.

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Gorgeous.

I love how every single manufacturer seems convinced that the amount of black plastic on the cars exterior seems to be directly proportionate to the cars offroad capablity. How did this thinking come about?

#35 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:53 PM

I love how every single manufacturer seems convinced that the amount of black plastic on the cars exterior seems to be directly proportionate to the cars offroad capablity. How did this thinking come about?

possibly from this?

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#36 OFFLINE   outlaw118

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

When I were a lad, and knew no better, I REALLY wanted a Rancho, I pestered my dad soooooo much - but he bought a Renault 18TS Estate instead. Which he chopped in for a Montego, so there you go.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:20 PM

I love how every single manufacturer seems convinced that the amount of black plastic on the cars exterior seems to be directly proportionate to the cars offroad capablity. How did this thinking come about?

possibly from this?

http://www.weso1.gower.pl/weso1/MatraRan...
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#38 OFFLINE   Marty

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:41 PM

Vauxhall signum anybody?

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:35 PM

"and being a Fiat probably already riddled with "quirks" (That's italian for faults)"Oi! I've a 1998 Brava that has been the reliable family modern for the last five years. A bit plastic, but hasn't failed to go in the last 50000 miles.........

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:15 AM

Fiat does after all stand for Fix It Again Trevor. :D

Personally I can't find any justification of a single one of these being made:
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Along with these:
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Quite why people spend a small fortune on these baffles me.
What a complete waste of resorces, if you want a proper 4x4 with any kudos, buy a bloody Land Rover.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:33 AM

I think I'm the only person I know who thinks this, but I can see a certain point to the Sedici. Surprisingly, it's pretty good off-road, it's cheap(ish - compared to a Landie anyway), and if you live out in the sticks and actually need AWD and decent ground clearance, but can't afford a full-on Disco or whatever, it fills a need. The biggest problem with it really is that the Panda 4x4 fills that need equally well, but I guess the Sedici is a bit more practical. Having said that, you can get the equivalent Suzuki SX4 in front-drive-only form - now THAT's pointless.Just looking at that pic of the B-Class above, I never noticed it before but it really is an R-Class xeroxed at 80%. Horrid.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:09 PM

"and being a Fiat probably already riddled with "quirks" (That's italian for faults)"Oi! I've a 1998 Brava that has been the reliable family modern for the last five years. A bit plastic, but hasn't failed to go in the last 50000 miles.........

Me too, it's my daily driver. 120 miles a day, so I need it to be reliable, and it hasn't let me down yet...coming up to 150k....110k in my 4 year ownership....I have never understood this obsession in car reviews with plastic. As far as I am concerned every car I've been in from a Merc to a Kia Pride, the plastic is plastic, simple as, I can't tell any difference......The fascination with the 'new car smell' too is something I've never got....Bro in law is a manager at National car rental so he often trurns up in delivery mileage motors....all of which stink of fresh plastic (insert vomiting smilie here)Back on topic.... :oops: Seen a few more of those Sedicis (4x4=16=Sedici) round here. Completely pointless, but a cheap way of getting into that market for Fiat, just let Suzuki build it and also give them Diesel engines to put in them....If I had to have a 4x4 it wouldn't be a Land Rover though, it would have to be a SANTANA - top shite

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:43 PM

I can completely see the point in a non off-road four-wheel drive car. It's handy having the security of four-wheel drive with the agility and running costs of a normal car. How many people actually need to do more off-roading than going up the odd dirt track or through a field?
Unless it's all about image. :wink:

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:19 PM

When I read the reviews of SUV's in Car & Driver, it surprises me how many of those do have FWD only versions. They seem to be desperately making everything look like a 4x4 there as people carriers are somewhat unfashionable it would appear, leading to all sorts of crossover nonsense.Based on our good experience with the Carina E, I'd say there's a lot of mileage left yet in the traditional family car format, though sometimes the Camry's squarer door openings and flat boot floor are handy with kids.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 05:43 PM

If I had to have a 4x4 it wouldn't be a Land Rover though, it would have to be a SANTANA - top shite

Sorry for being a smartass in this point, but there's never been a 4x4 Santana, only Passat Variant syncro (and GolfII). :wink:

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 05:50 PM

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yeh, i'd go for one of these too.. :D

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:44 PM

If I had to have a 4x4 it wouldn't be a Land Rover though, it would have to be a SANTANA - top shite

Sorry for being a smartass in this point, but there's never been a 4x4 Santana, only Passat Variant syncro (and GolfII). :wink:

It's Santana as a manufacturer, not as a model :) I think they work in partnership with Land Rover. That's one in the previous post.http://www.santanauk.com/

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:03 PM

Not announced or even an official photo I think, but Citroen are daft if they're not
considering cashing in with this - after the Bini and new 500:

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C'mon Shitroen, the Pluriel was a half-arsed effort; this needs doing imo.

From here: <<"Sujet: Quelle voiture devrait être recommercialisée aujourd'hui?">>
http://www.forum-aut...sujet391879.htm




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