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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    Toby, when does Uncle Peter ever give you suggestions that don't take account of the stated requirements? You should know better than to question my judgment.

    You can fold one to five seats down flat, as you wish. You can fold the front three to act as a mini bulkhead, and removing any or all of them is another option, not a necessity. Should you wish, you can even move the blighters across as well!

    Take the whole lot out, and you have a little van. In all seriousness, the entire seating system was the best, safest, and most versatile I've ever seen. Don't take that as a ringing endorsement of the vehicle Toby, the gearbox was notchy, the electrics could be temperamental, it drove like a on snow and ice, and cost us a lot of money. It does however tick all the boxes you specified.
    Thanks will look into that. Not a huge fan of French cars, I prefer German or Japanese, but am open to persuasion, based on opinion.
    The VW Passat estate seems to be top trumps so far.
    My roadie has one and fits all his gear in (complete replica of mine).

    This is only as a back up vehicle mind you, so I will probably only use it a few times.
    Main consideration is to get my dogs and children in it really.

    Might even make a profit on it LOL.
    Like when i "upgraded" my wife from a macbook to a tablet and saved £300.
    She was over the moon, I saved a few quid, everyone was a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdj View Post
    Not a huge fan of French cars, I prefer German or Japanese,
    And which if those does your beloved Zafira fall under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdj View Post
    Not a huge fan of French cars, I prefer German or Japanese, but am open to persuasion, based on opinion.
    I'm not a huge fan of driving to work every day in my van. I'd much prefer something a bit more sleek & sporty. Like a helicopter. Ah but circumstances..

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    Quote Originally Posted by juski View Post
    I'm not a huge fan of driving to work every day in my van. I'd much prefer something a bit more sleek & sporty. Like a helicopter. Ah but circumstances..
    Put go faster stripes on it. Maybe vinyl stickers of flames going off the wheels. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Smyth View Post
    Put go faster stripes on it. Maybe vinyl stickers of flames going off the wheels. Problem solved.
    Needs a go faster off-side upper rear door hinge at the mo never mind stickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdj View Post
    Like when i "upgraded" my wife.....
    When you take part of a sentence, completely out of context....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Smyth View Post
    And which if those does your beloved Zafira fall under?
    Yes was a bit fed up with Vauxhall, but they do make OK cars for the price. Parts and servicing is also cheap.
    Is it still a UK brand?? I think i will go for an Eos sport/pimped up car when we get the new house. i really miss my Alfa Spider.

    I bought this today, Ania is made up with it and it matches my other one (black zafira).
    Private seller who lived in a very nice house not too far from me.
    Her daughter was a major in there army and has moved abroad, so no dodgy dealers (can't stand car dealers).

    Probably needs new brake pads, but thats about it. Got £100 off the already very reasonable asking price.
    The passenger airbag goes off so no more screaming baby in the back when my wife drives on her own, which will be lovely!!!

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    Honda stream, looks like an ordinary honda estate car but Seven seats, middle row slides too so boot is huge. 2ltr vtec engine out of type s civic so goes like a scalded rat. Rare car, not many sold in the UK but oily bits are all standard civic / crv bits so parts availability is good. Bit of a q car, doesn't look much and insurance is fairly cheap. I'm paying about the same as I was for my zafira, plus it's Japanese, it's never let me down yet and She's done 170k. I'm looking at another newer one next year

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    That's like ours Toby, except ours is white. Jeanette loves it to bits.

    Edit: Oops. I see from the piccy info ( not the text Toby ) it's an Insignia. Ours is an Astra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    That's like ours Toby, except ours is white. Jeanette loves it to bits.

    Edit: Oops. I see from the piccy info ( not the text Toby ) it's an Insignia. Ours is an Astra.
    Yes Insignia, I have had an Astra van and estate in the past, good car for the money.
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