age is only a number
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Definitely different driving experiences...in my experience the 145 makes you feel like a boy racer, its like a terrier always wanting to be scampering off, whereas the 156 wagon is a lot more grown-up - more comfortable but still good-handling.....we run a 1.6 wagon as milady's daily car and its fine, and I have a few 2.0 wagons about, but I do see the attraction of a V6 one, and when I've run a V6 saloon they haven't been too thirsty, certainly on a run.....last one I delivered to Great Yarmouth from up here in the North-west, and got over 30mpg whilst averaging over 55mph door-to-door.....
As an alternative - there's always a 146 - often better looked after and less thrashed than a 145.
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