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I just came down from a bath to find bunn on my computer looking at second-hand car adverts. Nothing wrong with that - we're looking to replace the Impreza in the next few months. But then she looks up at me and asks if I'd mind if she bought a Chrysler PT cruiser.



To be fair, she hasn't been very well today, but still...



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Mar. 21st, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
It wasn't the CO2 I was worried about. More the image, build quality, naff looks...

I tried to explain to her that rather like Harley Davidson motorcycles, Chrysler PT Cruisers are only driven by Americans and homosexuals.
Mar. 21st, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
...whereas we have a need for a car that can carry 2 greyhound sized dogs and a fortnight's shopping along empty but often winding and sometimes icy or very muddy roads. But not every day, and not in urban places.

If you used your Fiat every day to commute, for example, I would bet that my Impreza is producing a great deal less CO2 than your car is, week on week, and that it is having less of an effect on our local environment. It probably only travels about 50 miles a week on average.

I don't think the Chrysler will do, on reflection. We do need a largish car with decent road holding though.
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Mar. 23rd, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
A colleague of mine had an Aygo as a hire car in Scotland and thought it was awful. It may say 'Toyota' on the boot, but it's really a Peugeot / Citroen. Only time will tell if it has Japanese (i.e. excellent) reliability or French (abysmal). What about a second-hand Yaris rather than an almost new Aygo? Also in that class, you might like the Honda Jazz. I had one as a courtesy car once and absolutely hated it, but my Dad swears by his. It came second in this year's Top Gear customer satisfaction survey, so could be regarded as the second best car in Britain. (Of course the first placed car in this survey has been the S2000 for the last three years...)
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