Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Poitou-Charentes, France
It's not just me who's attracted to my 2.4 SW - I parked it in a private car-park next to a ski chalet last winter and 'someone unknown' (let's call him the guy in the beat-up Peugeot 205, who came to clear the snow away from the doorways...) reversed into the rear bumper :-( Then, two weeks ago during a rare visit to the UK, a guy in a transit hit me in the rear at a road junction - no visible damage done, until the reflector dropped out a few miles later :-( :-( She's obviously irresistible.
I have long limbs, and so find the driving position a bit 'unhelpful', but the fuel economy (JTDm) is amazing and the driving experience - turning-circle and ground clearance excepted - is all I'd hoped it would be. And at six years old it just sailed through a (French equivalent) MoT with no problems - the test guy loved it!
Odd Thing during the present cold snap: when I start from cold I get brief failure warnings for ABS & ADO, but then all seems well... strange. I'll also have to replace a handbrake cable, as it freezes on if I park overnight with H/B applied ('Leave it in gear', says the local dealer...). Oh, and try - again - to stop the stereo cutting out on one side due to poor door-mounted speaker connectors (sigh).
FWIW, a small tip: I recently cured a rain-water leak from the upper seal at the rear of the rear door by injecting clear shower-sealant into the gap which had opened up as the rubber had shrunk. Perfect, much cheaper than a new seal, invisible and instant.