I had ruled Citroen out of my car search. But now look what has just come along. The Citroen e-C4.
I’ve frequently said if I could get something in a similar format in an EV I would have it like a shot – I like the height and the upright seating position is good for my back.
First a trip down to Wiltshire, to visit and for the afternoon, and exchange a guitar for some gaming books; then a drive back to Reading to collect another “Lil’ Tex” Pellet Cooker, just like my own.
I think I understand now. The Berlingo Multispace has received a facelift for 2012, and new models coming onto the forecourts from April will have a changed appearance. Hence their (ex-)demo car was no longer completely representative of what they are selling.
Going to stick my nose in the manual tonight, and if the weather is fine tomorrow, go out for a drive.
The problems with the Scenic got fixed, and although I still thought I should do something about replacing the car, I didn’t do anything except read lots of reviews, and make shortlists.
I procrastinated for a month or so (to be fair, I have been collecting information and brochures on various models), and then realised my car tax was due at the end of October, anyway.
I have a feeling it is a timing issue, and hopefully won’t cost much to fix. However, this is the latest of a number of small incidents, and I am beginning to be concerned that I can no longer trust it. I’m also concerned that I am beginning to spend more on the annual maintenance and repair of the thing than the car is actually worth.