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Prior to a house move, had to hire a van for the w/end to remove some rubbish that had accumulated. Initially tried for one of this locla hire firm's new 02 LDV Convoys but needed to go to the tip where there is a height restriction so that was a no-go. So they reserved an "Escort-sized van" Done many miles in Halewood's finest so thought it nice to revisit an old comrade. May be one of the final run-out models, the last production run were purely vans.
But when I got there....A RENAULT KANGOO!!!!! ARGHHHH!
No matter who or what you are, you cant help but feel a pillock driving it, it don't go or stop, and for those who think the R45 has a dated dash, well, I 'd far rather be behind that functional facia than this blob of grey plastic with psuedo allen srews holding it all together. But the biggest worry is that people may see me driving it.....
"Trendy" says a neighbour. Why, I ask myself.
Still, only a few hours B4 it goes back............:D
 
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Did it do the job? If so tell MGR, and lets have a Rover VAN. If the French can do it, so can we.

Think of MINI van - Maestro van.
MIN pick-up - Maestro pick-up.

PS. My first car Mini pick-up (2-seater) :D
 

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I have tried to get MGR to enter into some sort of dialogue with LDV for some time now, although I have only pointed out that I makes common sense when they share many suppliers and are only a few miles distant. However, according to some distant whispers, the tie-up with Brilliance may shortly adress the non-existant LCV problem within the MGR range (twin cab 4x4 pick-up, anyone? I'm not joking!). Yes, LDV import and market the Cub, a rebadged Nissan, but of course MGR should have a presence here. With the demise of the Maestro van (Outsold the Escort van by 2 to 1 at one point) and was slated for replacement.
The Kangoo did the job - although tall, which was handy, but was annoyingly short. I did, however, become very fond of the lofty driving position and the seats were superb. I guess I just don't like these effeminate continental styles:(
 

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Dave - you should have contacted me. I would have lent you my brown paper bag I always keep in my top drawer at work. Why? Just in case I have to drive my business partner, Kevin's VW Bora 130 diesel Turbo.

Jim
 
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