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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    BMW Z3, 2001 model, 'X' plate, British Racing Green (BMW call it Forest Green, but it's BRG, really), beige leather interior, just a tad under 60,000 on the clock.

    Used for:

    1. Fun

    2. That's it, there is no 2.

    Completely impractical for anything other than fun, as I found out when I moved house last year.

    Grandboys are getting bigger and want to start coming out places with me, so I have to sell it this year-ish for something more 'Grandad' like.......any suggestions that I can immediately dis-count?
    Buy a 4-seat convertible, Audi A3, BMW 1 series or similar! Or an A4, A5 or BMW 3 series cabriolet. I have a 2010 BMW 3 Series convertible & I am a grandad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    BMW Z3, 2001 model, 'X' plate, British Racing Green (BMW call it Forest Green, but it's BRG, really), beige leather interior, just a tad under 60,000 on the clock.

    Used for:

    1. Fun

    2. That's it, there is no 2.

    Completely impractical for anything other than fun, as I found out when I moved house last year.

    Grandboys are getting bigger and want to start coming out places with me, so I have to sell it this year-ish for something more 'Grandad' like.......any suggestions that I can immediately dis-count?
    My dad is a grandad, but he's just bought a Z3. If you love the car, buy something else and keep it - they're not worth a lot now!

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    I have a Monaro 6.0 VXR which is used as my daily driver and no its not that bad on petrol although my last car was a 400bhp 2.0 Turbo so maybe im not the best to judge that!

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    Aston Martin Vantage Roadster (07) only done 14k when I got 4 months ago.

    I "try" not to use it to commute as morning runs are scary with the mpg (mid teens) once warm on a run though 22mpg isn't bad...I think?
    Partners MINI does 70mpg so its balanced out (that's my excuse anyway!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by samba_man View Post
    My Winter hack is a Citroen Xantia 1.9 TD. When the salt is off the road, I can be found in a either a Citroen GSA 1.3, Citroen XM 2.1 TD VSX or a Peugeot 605 2.1TD SRDT. I like my French barges!
    You made me miss Citroen Xantia Activa best car i had ever driven. I want zero body roll suspension again grrrr

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    Mini Cooper-S (turbo version) with 40k on however it will soon be for sale, ive had many problems with it but Ive never had an issue with either my Civic of several Fords including a TDCI ZS Fiesta and two Fiesta ST's, all proved to be rock solid so I'll be going back to those most likely however I don't fancy another fiesta (unless it was the new 1.6 ecoboost ST) so I might give the Focus ST a run. Good bye fuel economy!


    Timing chain rails anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobFuller View Post
    Aston Martin Vantage Roadster (07) only done 14k when I got 4 months ago.
    Someone won the lotto and forgot to share with EduGeek members?

    I have my VW Tiguan 2.0 Sport, used for everything including Ikea it goes flat front to back so great for flatpacks and lots of boot space, used it to move to London last year and no issues and can fit the family in it when I'm home so that's 4 not so small adults Doing reasonable mpg of around 45ish so not bad and can move nicely when right foot is put to the floor

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Someone won the lotto and forgot to share with EduGeek members?
    Afraid not, though would help!

    Just having fun, only live once (so I've been informed anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobFuller View Post
    Afraid not, though would help!

    Just having fun, only live once (so I've been informed anyway)
    I wish I had the money to 'just have fun'....

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    Currently a 530d M-Sport with all the toys... soon to be a soulless 7 seater of some kind once the twins arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    soon to be a soulless 7 seater of some kind once the twins arrive.
    Not an easy market. I want 5 PROPER seats, and even that is tricky without going for a 25mpg tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Not an easy market. I want 5 PROPER seats, and even that is tricky without going for a 25mpg tank.
    I would take a "proper" 5 seater - with 2 baby carriers and a booster seat that should just fit.

    What have you found so far?

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    We're seriously considering at around the £5-6, sub 70000 mile mark:-

    Honda FR-V
    Fiat Multipla
    Citroen Xsara Picasso

    Pluses and minuses to each, I'd like a Citroen again, but reliability issues seem too prevalent. Honda hold their value a bit too well (as a buyer). The Multipla is butt-ugly (and I see that as a plus) Both the Honda and Fiat actually have 6 seats.

    Management had a Zafira a while back when her twins were in seats, and found it OK, but no good once they started getting bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    We're seriously considering at around the £5-6, sub 70000 mile mark:-

    Honda FR-V
    Fiat Multipla
    Citroen Xsara Picasso

    Pluses and minuses to each, I'd like a Citroen again, but reliability issues seem too prevalent. Honda hold their value a bit too well (as a buyer). The Multipla is butt-ugly (and I see that as a plus) Both the Honda and Fiat actually have 6 seats.

    Management had a Zafira a while back when her twins were in seats, and found it OK, but no good once they started getting bigger.
    Is that my choice? Oh dear.....

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    If you have the budget you could go for a VW T5. There are 6, 8 and 9 seat variants. My LWB 8 seat (a very luck find as they are as rare as rocking horse droppings) still gets >35mpg and has a ’boot' around a metre deep! The 6 seat SWB is a little more practical in a car park though being little longer than most large cars. If you want to personalise it then there are lots of mods available. You can even take a standard VW panel van and have it converted in to a 6 seat as all the necessary mounting points are already in place.



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