We've bought a 'new' car. It's another black Citroën, and we think it's a classic of the future. It is a 2016 C4 Cactus to replace our daily runner, a 2004 Ford Fusion which we didn't love. We do love the Cactus, and stretched ourselves financially to buy it. We really wanted to buy an electric, but just couldn't get the numbers to stretch that far. The Cactus is in the next best category, in terms of ecological rating.
We handed the Ford in for destruction, and should be eligible for a conversion grant of a couple of thousand euros after a bit of paperwork.
Our Cactus was originally registered as the demonstration vehicle for the Citroën outlet in north Tours. They then sold it to a private client in Tours, who no doubt got a great bargain. Then when they changed cars it came back to the Citroën concession, and we bought it. It had bad scratches down both sides, which were repaired for us before we picked it up, and new tyres were put on the front. It's done about 93.5 thousand kilometres.
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