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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #120 on: 14 September 2018, 19:49:00 »

Talking of which, saw a DS safari earlier this year. Amazing thing!  8)
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« Reply #121 on: 14 September 2018, 20:02:56 »

So much potential-but usually costly to bring to market-Traction Avant,DS and even the ever so humble 2CV were all innovative for their time.Trouble was that particularly with the DS people feared what was not familiar plus of course it never got the engine it truly deserved and had to make do with a carry over of the Traction Avants motor.
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« Reply #122 on: 15 September 2018, 10:01:02 »

Here's a couple of good looking Bavarians.  :y

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And just in case you change your mind and decide to follow Dr G's financial advice here's an older Bavarian with Far Eastern provenance!  :)

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« Reply #123 on: 15 September 2018, 10:26:57 »

you don't need to design anything
MB don't design anything any more, and haven't for 20yrs.  There go through various parts catalogues, choose a load of random bits to put on a wishlist, then try to throw them into a car.

But because they do it regularly (as it makes car design cheap), you do get the latest ideas, more than enough to make your average MB purchaser happy, but ultimately still end up with a poor vehicle underneath.
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« Reply #124 on: 15 September 2018, 10:31:29 »

Talking of which, saw a DS safari earlier this year. Amazing thing!  8)
Dad had one when we were little. That thing would go anywhere, and could lug a huge amount - when we came back from Cyprus, we took the long road touring Europe for a few weeks, 11 of us shared between a DS Safari and a Fiat 850 Sport Coupe.


It wasn't without its "citroen ideas" that didn't quite work out....   .I remember a time when we'd stopped at the pub on the way to Grandmas, and upon restarting, the starter motor was toast (it was French, after all). Never mind, Citroen supplied a starting handle :y.  Only with the engine not running, the suspension was too low to turn the handle without hitting the ground ;D
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #125 on: 17 September 2018, 19:11:56 »

Well, I saw an SM today on my commute.  8)
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #126 on: 22 September 2018, 17:15:22 »

Still going roundin circles!

Trying to decide if I really need an estate, or whether Hatch / Saloon will do.  It does open up a lot more choice & value
Superb & XF are still up there, the XF in particular is a far better proposition if I don't go for an estate as their design is 2-3 years behind the saloon, and part of that makes it very hard to find the right one that would tick my boxes.

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« Reply #127 on: 22 September 2018, 18:23:40 »

Still going roundin circles!

Trying to decide if I really need an estate, or whether Hatch / Saloon will do.  It does open up a lot more choice & value
Superb & XF are still up there, the XF in particular is a far better proposition if I don't go for an estate as their design is 2-3 years behind the saloon, and part of that makes it very hard to find the right one that would tick my boxes.

Are you looking for the derv version or proper car fuel?

There are a lot of derv XF's to choose from.
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« Reply #128 on: 22 September 2018, 18:26:52 »

Still going roundin circles!

Trying to decide if I really need an estate, or whether Hatch / Saloon will do.  It does open up a lot more choice & value
Superb & XF are still up there, the XF in particular is a far better proposition if I don't go for an estate as their design is 2-3 years behind the saloon, and part of that makes it very hard to find the right one that would tick my boxes.

Are you looking for the derv version or proper car fuel?

There are a lot of derv XF's to choose from.

Dont really mind, as long as it can get over 40 mpg

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« Reply #129 on: 22 September 2018, 18:35:14 »

Still going roundin circles!

Trying to decide if I really need an estate, or whether Hatch / Saloon will do.  It does open up a lot more choice & value
Superb & XF are still up there, the XF in particular is a far better proposition if I don't go for an estate as their design is 2-3 years behind the saloon, and part of that makes it very hard to find the right one that would tick my boxes.

Are you looking for the derv version or proper car fuel?

There are a lot of derv XF's to choose from.

Dont really mind, as long as it can get over 40 mpg

You could always take the petrol version and do more walking. ::)

Save the planet in the process. ;)
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #130 on: 22 September 2018, 18:38:08 »

Isn't the XF Sportbrake only available with the derv engine-and only the small one at that?
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« Reply #131 on: 22 September 2018, 18:41:44 »

Isn't the XF Sportbrake only available with the derv engine-and only the small one at that?

No, plenty of options, plenty of power.  trouble is I prefer the latest facelift, which means 1 year old max in a sportbrake....far too expensive :(

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« Reply #132 on: 22 September 2018, 20:37:06 »

Isn't the XF Sportbrake only available with the derv engine-and only the small one at that?

You can get a 550 BHP petrol XFR-S  Sportbrake (estate)
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« Reply #133 on: 22 September 2018, 20:49:04 »

Isn't the XF Sportbrake only available with the derv engine-and only the small one at that?

You can get a 550 BHP petrol XFR-S  Sportbrake (estate)

Also XF-S 3.0 Diesel, full fat version in Estate trim.
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« Reply #134 on: 22 September 2018, 21:27:09 »

Isn't the XF Sportbrake only available with the derv engine-and only the small one at that?

You can get a 550 BHP petrol XFR-S  Sportbrake (estate) that does about 3 gpm!  :o  :)

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