I've passed this thread on to the Historical Child Sex Crimes Team.
Me and the missus were up in the attic at the weekend, having a bit of a clear-out and a sort-through.I've passed this thread on to the Historical Child Sex Crimes Team.
Just checked, it's no longer available new, but the Suzuki Wagon R+ can still be bought for £2500 at 65k miles. Bought one by accident and yes, it's designed as a town car, but I went on to eventually own three simultaneously. One for the wife, one for work, and one as a fishing truck / small builder's vasn. Couldn't fault them, lovely flat rear bed for silly amounts of paving slabs or, seats up, carries five six footers in comfort around town. Driven like a rally car in heavy snow, once bounced across a central reservation and it's ditch to a round of applause from onlookers. Quite happy doing a 400 mile round trip four up, just get in and go, and they do, like a little rocket.(To the particular embarassment of a pissed Mercedes ragtop driver for about two miles). I can't remember any specific engine problems. I know Japanese youngsters put turbo's on them, or even fit big motorbike engines to make real covert Q cars of them. Not my motor, but this is not exceptional:
The worst fault is they're classed as a People Carrier on the ferries, because they're short and tall, so you pay a bit extra but the handling really isn't a problem at legal speeds.
They've made my newer sexy Volvo look like the garage mechanic's monthly beer fund.
If eye meat eny poeple eye will tri to empress them two. (sorry, couldn't resist it)Nearly ten years ago my mum decided to buy a new car.
I have worked in the trade for years and driven all sorts of cars from supercars down to real old bangers. I told her in no uncertian terms not to get a Honda jazz.
But she is a stubborn old cow and got one anyway.
I have to say the thing has been remarkable, no issues apart from an advisory on the tyres at every MOT.
That might be because I get the mot done at Kwick fit.
We live in the smoke and it is the perfect car unless you are looking too impress poeple.