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Old 03-07-2012, 10:16 PM
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I agree with you, bigger cars should offer more space. I do recall reading somewhere though that the longer bonnets are to help aerodynamics and safety (pedestrian in particular). Take my words with a grain of salt, I am not an engineer.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:07 AM
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It's a compact car. How hard could it be to park it...
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:31 AM
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It's a compact car. How hard could it be to park it...
normally I would agree... but lately this has more to to do with actual visibility out of the car, than with it's size.
and in this case, long "pedestrian&safety" slopping bonnet, thick pillars, high "hips", "thin" side windows and rather small&high rear window, really do not help!

and about "compact"... 4,4m in length and 1.8m in width were not so long ago usual dimensions of a completely different class of vehicles ... so I'm with Reppu this time... it annoys me to, having "compacts" of today's sizes and no room to use!
frankly, this is "illness" of all modern cars, regardless of class&size... my Ax was what... 20cm shorter and 350kg lighter, but it had more room in the cabin and double booth size, than C2 I have now! to be honest, it was waaay more "dangerous" to use (it went like hell and offer basically no protection ), so I guess besides "high retail price" and "weight", "size&space" are things we have to "sacrifice" on the "altar" of safety!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:31 AM
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It's a compact car. How hard could it be to park it...
Maybe not in Tennessee, but come where i live and you will realize how difficult it is. And even if it wasn't, what's the use of having a longer car in exchange of nothing?
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:10 PM
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I agree with Reppu...especially when it comes to Volvos. They're definitely safe etc...but the visibility out of them is not so stellar. Small side windows, thick pillars, etc.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:01 AM
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ok, a point has been made.

Nonetheless, this a great car in my eyes.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:15 PM
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ok, a point has been made.

Nonetheless, this a great car in my eyes.
great? ... it's f****ing superbe!
check these... it looks awesome! ...this pictures reassured me that this, regardless of 16cm in length shortage, definitely is the only "worthy&direct" DS5 competitor! like it a lot!. :













pedestrian airbag :



and few big pictures links of 16x times better looking metallic blue ext./two tone interior version:

http://www.autoevolution.com/images/...e-photos_5.jpg
http://www.autoevolution.com/images/...e-photos_3.jpg
http://www.autoevolution.com/images/...e-photos_2.jpg
http://www.autoevolution.com/images/...e-photos_1.jpg
http://www.autoevolution.com/images/...-photos_21.jpg


for me, really great car! ..bit more "conventional" than Cit's DS5 but still great! and as DS5 is "estate" version of DS4, this to me obviously is C30's "estate" version!
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:44 PM
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Really? Is this standard?
Regarding the car, apart from the radar (?) plate on the grille (I saw this better resolved in some other cars), I like it a lot. I'm sure it will be a proper success in Europe if priced right (ie below the A3/1 series).
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:50 PM
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is that first pic of a hybrid version or something? based on the rims it seems like it...yet i see no mention of anything related to it in any of the specs, etc.
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