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Old 04-07-2019, 08:16 AM   #1
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Morning all

The time has come to order a new family wagon. Given the fact that there are four kids in tow, we're limited to the exciting world of seven seat buses...

Mrs Millns is keen on a C4 Grand Spacetourer as we had a Xsara Picasso between 2006-09 that was a great car. However, I'm thinking more along the lines of a Grand Scenic.

Either choice is going to be in petrol guise as we only do around 7k miles a year, but what are your thoughts? I personally think that the Scenic blows the Citroen away...

To add a bit of confusion to the mix, the 2 Series Gran Tourer caught my attention. We'd probably be looking at a slightly lower spec, Sport probably, but is this a viable option!? Currently marking it down as the third seat on the middle row isn't a full seat as such (if you know what I mean?) but the brand appeal is tempting...
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Out of those two, the Scenic would be my choice. I've seen a few on the road, and they're a lovely looking mpv.

What about a Ford S-Max. I know you used to be able to get it with the 2.5 5-pot lump out of the ST focus. Well kitted out (titanium/vignale), plenty of room and a nice driving thing.

There's also the new Peugeot 5008. Now it's a lovely thing.

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Out of those two, the Scenic would be my choice. I've seen a few on the road, and they're a lovely looking mpv.

What about a Ford S-Max. I know you used to be able to get it with the 2.5 5-pot lump out of the ST focus. Well kitted out (titanium/vignale), plenty of room and a nice driving thing.

There's also the new Peugeot 5008. Now it's a lovely thing.

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Some might disagree but I think the current Galaxy and S Max are a bit vanilla... Looked great in the late naughties but styling seems to have moved on.

No doubt they're great cars though and I do like my Fords.

Im afraid SUVs are also off the option list as Mrs Millns wouldn't want to drive one :wall
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Some might disagree but I think the current Galaxy and S Max are a bit vanilla... Looked great in the late naughties but styling seems to have moved on.



No doubt they're great cars though and I do like my Fords.



Im afraid SUVs are also off the option list as Mrs Millns wouldn't want to drive one :wall
Totally agree. The first generation s max was quite a nice looking big car. The Aston front makes it a bit odd looking.

Scenic looks like a runner?? Must have a read about them.

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Totally agree. The first generation s max was quite a nice looking big car. The Aston front makes it a bit odd looking.

Scenic looks like a runner?? Must have a read about them.

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Well if it was up to me then it'd be the Grand Scenic TCE 140 in Signature spec. Looked more into the 2 Series Gran Tourer and it does seem like it'd be a bit too small.

Just got to convince Mrs Millns that it's superior to the C4 Grand Space Tourer.

20 inch wheels as standard on the Scenic. Those winter tyres are going to be pricey!
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