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Mon Jul 29 2013, 09:40pm
Joined: Apr 10 2010
Member No: #85
Location: N. Staffs
Well, as many of you know, I had a C6 as company car from April 2010 to April 2013 and 69k miles. I enjoyed this excellent site, in particular the well attended, informative and friendly forum.
Now, my pre and post C6 vehicles may seem an anathema to you, however, by way of conversation stimulation here are my last four company cars:

Renault Grand Espace 2.2 RXE. Brilliant design, beautiful interior, flexible seating. Poor engine and gearbox.

Volkswagen Caravelle 170 SE. Space, surprisingly fast, four chairs with armrests, amazing table on the seat rails deserves a design award, cache. Rattles, squeeks, incredibly unreliable.

Citroen C6 - of course, a 'stop-gap' during the recession - cheap to buy.
Beautiful design, anyone who rode in it loved it, particularly the rear heated seats. Catastrophic failure at 79k miles is a disgrace.

And now:

Hyundai i800 170 Auto. Beautifully built, no squeaks or rattles, attention to detail, something this big should not have this much power and torque. Seats lack flexibility of the Espace and Caravelle.

Tue Jul 30 2013, 07:53am
Joined: Apr 16 2012
Member No: #868
Location: Harpenden
Chevrons: forgive the ignorance, I'm sure I should recall the circumstances, and it may be painful to repeat, but exactly what was the "catastrophic failure at 85k"?
Tue Jul 30 2013, 09:56am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
3 'Vans' v 1 car
Tue Jul 30 2013, 11:43am
Joined: Sep 18 2012
Member No: #1031
Location: Bucharest
Tue Jul 30 2013, 01:27pm
Joined: Apr 10 2010
Member No: #85
Location: N. Staffs
Bishop wrote ...

... exactly what was the "catastrophic failure at 85k"?

Bishop, my error, that should have read 79k miles; see this thread: - Click Here -
Wed Jul 31 2013, 05:08am
Joined: Apr 15 2012
Member No: #866
Location: North Yorkshire
Chevrons, where is that street in which the Hyundai's parked?
Wed Jul 31 2013, 08:04am
Joined: Apr 10 2010
Member No: #85
Location: N. Staffs
FCM wrote ...

Chevrons, where is that street in which the Hyundai's parked?

Saltburn-by-the-Sea in the north-east; Once sleepy fishing cove developed by those pesky Victorians who built a hotel on the headland, a funicular railway down to a promenade and a pier. Well worth a visit and, typical of the north-east, the best fish and chips you can get.
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