Station wagons are a special style. It's not so much about design as about life. Three days with the novelties of the European and Japanese car industry.
Station wagons are a special style. It's not so much about design as about life. Three dissimilar and at the same time similar days with the novelties of the European and Japanese car industry.
Tujur. Renault Laguna
There is only one day off ahead, and, as always, a lot of things to do. And also this stupid elevator got stuck on the top floor - you have to walk. I like to live thoughtfully, measuredly and I do almost everything according to the rules. The pour toujours order is forever! So my car invariably stands in the same place at the entrance. I chose "Laguna" in absentia, having read about it. The car has been awarded prestigious European awards, and they are not given only for beautiful eyes. However, outwardly "Renault" is also to my liking, not corny and even aggressive. The salon is almost like that of German competitors, except that the materials are slightly cheaper. But the price is not an example below. Yes, there is something to complain about, I do not argue! The driver's seat is mediocre body fixation. Long body overhangs are easily cut by curbs. When you have to carry a lot of people, the back complains about an uncomfortable fit and a lack of space. But what an engine! The choice of a diesel engine is also dictated by reason. We have almost no frost, threatening with morning start-up problems, and the quality of the fuel has improved. Then why pay more?
Lamour. Mazda 6
There is only one day off ahead, and, as always, a lot of things to do. A broken elevator is not a problem: a warm-up in the morning will not hurt. Yesterday I left the car somewhere in the neighboring yard, tired of looking for a free seat! Parktronic in the richest configuration with a leather interior for some reason is not provided, it was too lazy to install it … Aha, here it is, my beauty! L'amore, heart's choice! I decided that I would buy a Mazda as soon as I saw the photo. The car directly radiates positive and the desire for an active lifestyle, just my case. I love the ultra-modern but not technocratic interior and the sporty low driving position. The driver's workplace is also well thought out. For example, climate control keys are displayed on the steering wheel - where else can you find this?
Glamor. Citroen C5
There is only one day off ahead, and, as always, a lot of things to do. I run down the stairs without waiting for the elevator and look for the car. It swept it pretty much, but it’s impossible not to recognize the profile: there are no more such solid and stylish station wagons in the yard. A massive door, making a juicy kiss, stands in the opening and fences off from the outside world. Now I am alone with an extravagant and expensive salon - from the moment of buying Citroen I have not allowed myself to be simple in clothes. Glamor! Where else can you find a seat that is both soft and so good in turning, and with a massage function? A truly royal soundproofing? There is, there is something to complain about, I do not argue. You will have to get used to a large steering wheel with a fixed hub, screens scattered across the panel and unreadable instruments. Two liters of a gasoline engine is enough, and traction at low revs is sufficient, but I would like more spark, character! With the gearbox, I got excited: an automatic machine would fit the C5 more.
This is how you can live the same day in different ways. The main thing is that this day, like the hero of the American comedy of the same name, should bring you sincere joy. What will cause it - ride comfort, high-spirited engine or extraordinary design and universal suspension?
The price of cars
From the cargo point of view, the most profitable purchase is Mazda. According to our measurements, the volume of the luggage compartment of the "six" is more than that of "Citroen" and "Renault", by 20 and 72 liters, respectively. But do not neglect the nuances. For example, Renault has a large opening angle for the fifth door, while Citroen has a tall man to dive under it, especially if you drop the station wagon on your knees. Another indicator is the loading height. For Citroen it can vary from 540 to 600 mm, Renault and Mazda showed the same result: 570 mm. As a bonus, Citroen offers a portable flashlight, an optional electric door drive and a more massive steel sill than the competition, which protects the rear bumper from scratches.