6. Renault Latitude/Laguna/Nissan Teana
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I have decided to bunch these 3 cars as one as in the end... they are kind of the same car. Luxury sedans on the same platform with a reputation of safety at the cost of being as reliable as the weather.
The pro's you ask? these cars are comfy and safe, we can all agree on that. For those of you who dont know, the Laguna is the first car ever to score 5 stars on Euro NCAP. I would also like to add that all of these cars look good however if i made a "styling oppinion poll," I know that most of you will reply either "as dull as a 2003 beige camry" or "dull and ugly."
I would also like to add that I am indeed a brand snob... to be precise, I am a "reverse" brand snob where I prefer cars from terrible brands like the "lion", "diamond" and "5 diamond chinese mitsubishi" wannabe. If I was a normal brand snob, I would be setting my sights on either the "star inside a circle" brand, the "blue white circle" thing that stands for "break my wallet" and the "4 rings" brand.
Reliability is definetely not good. We know that Nissans dont last that long especially after they merged with Renault over a decade ago and Renault themselves... yeah I dont need to explain their reputation.
My solution... bring these cars to maintenance as often as you open drivetribe.
7. Peugeot 1007
Ugly, unreliable, slow, sloppy handling but who needs any of that if you stay in the city. Its a small car with sliding doors and I love that idea. One of the many reasons I like minivans is because a lot of them feature sliding doors however lets face it... my spatial awareness is rubbish to say the least which is a problem if I was driving a gigantic 5 meter long car. This car essentially gives me the option to have a small car with my favorite type of door.
Also I think the car looks alright both on the inside and outside.
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8. Dacia Logan MCV
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Some of you noticed that I said "Dacia Design Language." in the part 1 of this article. Yes I love Dacia's design language because its simple and rugged.
Wait if you want something thats rugged? why not get a Ford or Jeep?
I prefer the simplicity and "cheapness" of Dacia and well Jeeps just stand out too much. Also I dont need that ground clearance since I have no plans for going offroad.
Even if i had all the money in the world, I will still be temppted to get one of these because there is a certain charm to these cars. Its simple reliable transport that for me looks good.
9. Nissan Serena
Slow and boring you say? I think there are better words to describe this car: Cozy, Beige, Comfortable, Stylish. Inside and outside it is just superb.
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I think these images conclude why I love this car.
Besides that its a Nissan which is Jappanese and the car doesnt look like its made of recycled Renault parts so im sure its reliable.
Its still boring! you say, I think cornering this car would be fun, especially with the extreme body roll.
10. Peugeot 3008 Mk1
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The thing is... I already made a seperate article detailing why I like this car:
But, in a nutshell... It looks good, especially the post facelift one. Its comfy and any car with a manual tranny will never be boring. Reliability however is questionable at best and it might burn down at worse.
Well as long as we bring it to maintenance often it should be fine..