AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Right chaps. I've driven the demonstrator home tonight. It's a metallic orange 2.0TDi 4x4 Elegance and it did 49mpg in traffic which is fairly good I guess but it is only 110PS and not awfully big.
It has 12k on it and I have to say I am not impressed with how it seems to wear the miles. The trim looks and feels low rent and there's a scattered randomness about some of the switches.
The seats look saggy already and the leather was originally a light oatmeal colour and now is quite shabbily ingrained. The seats are not uncomfortable but they aren't great and the seating position is cack with very limited adjustment. The boot is quite small too and there's overall less space than I expected. It feels more like one of those boxy Doblo type car/van crossovers that we've hired on holidays than a cool car but more pretensious than those more honest work-horses.
It's a bit naff really. Not impressed at all. Definitely not cool.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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Last edited by 73GTVJim; 30-04-12 at 22:35.