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on the lookout for a sportswagon

it turns out that they do fit in the garage, thanks to the nice chap from the nearby garage.

this means that we're getting us a nice shiny 159 sportswagon.
the test drive just reinforced my wife's prejudices against diesel, specifically the sound of it. ( "my heart sinks when i hear it" )
nothing particularly logical, it just doesn't sound very nice. but then its not that logical to want the 19" wheels and black leather on a family wagon!

So the spec has to be TI, and petrol, which does rather narrow down the field somewhat.
There seems to be about 5 demonstrators with the new 1750 engine in it on autotrader and that's about the lot. don't fancy a 2.2, would like a 3.2, but they don't seem to exist.

btw. this is a private car for ferrying around taylora junior and his ever growing menagerie of dinosaur toys probably won't do more than 5-6k per year. so fuel costs are almost irrelevant compared to depreciation. at a guess i'd say 900 vs 5000.

So I'm resigned to losing a considerable chunk on the new car depreciation over he next 3-4 years unless anyone has any better suggestions?
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Suggestion one,....avoid the first year (to 18 months) depreciation, by buying a used approved Alfa which still has part of it's three years warranty,...

Suggestion two,..drive a diesel with the radio/usb/cd on and your beloved child in the back and I don't think you'll worry about any sounds,...try to unleash it uphill,...it'll put a smile on your face,....

I have a family wagon TI and the kids love it (not as much as I do!)
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