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Any rivals who take the Chevrolet Orlando for granted may be in for a shock
I don't see much visual appeal. To be fair though I can't think of one of its competitors that has visula appeal either!
I always found the Zafira's rearmost seats very cumbersome and I do wonder why they're so praised. If the Orlando's are similar (you have to slide the middle bench, one piece, all the way forward, then deal with back seats that flip too far and get stuck) then it's nowhere near as clever as my Mazda 5 and some of the other "mini-mini-vans" I looked at. This car doesn't appeal on any level to me - then again I've just bought a last-gen Mazda 5 and fail to find the new one as appealing!
[quote FastRenaultFan]The Ford C-Max is Stylish and has a funky interior the Dodge Journey has a nice butch style and the new one has a much better interior when its sold as a Fiat am sure it should do well . [/quote]
If I was in the Market for a compact People carrier, the Ford S-Max and Dodge Journey would be my favourites purely because they are just interesting compared to most of the insanely dull other ones. The new Journey I think looks especially good And I would agree, should sell well with Fiat, asl long as they keep the Nice styling and dont give it a rediculous name like Multipla....
@theonlydt I was always a fan of the last Mazda 5 too. Often overlooked for some reason. Sliding doors make a big difference too. Personally though I've never had a problem using the Zafira's seats. I found little wrong with the Orlando's either.
The Chevvy Orlando is an obvious attempt to design a Euro friendly car, but your comments about the design are proof of beauty being in the eye of the beholder.
Good to see Chevy making quality improvements . I find the styling to brash and butch to appeal . I think there may be some pretty big blindspots too . However I can see the appeal for folk who think all the competitors are blandboxes .
Seems to me lots of manufacturers are bringing out cars with less glass area and with high "waists" at the moment dunno whether this is safety related or just a trend that will hopefully pass .
Ah well the high waisted trousers of my yoof died out pretty quiclky so hopefully cars will be the same do we can see out of em again .
[quote fhp11]If I was in the Market for a compact People carrier, the Ford S-Max and Dodge Journey would be my favourites[/quote]
At something over 4.8m, how do they qualify as compact? Longer than a 807/Ulysse[quote fhp11]a rediculous name like Multipla[/quote]
It comes from the 600 Multipla, the first compact people carrier from 1960. And "ridiculous" is with an i (and yes it applies to the Multipla's styling, although I don't know of any other car with as much space in under 4 metres for a 1st gen)
[quote giulivo]At something over 4.8m, how do they qualify as compact?[/quote]
Well, they arent full size I.e. Galaxy, Grand Voyager. I will settle for mid size. I say compact as the Journey and S-Max are about as compact as any genuinely good Family hauler is. Having been in cars like the C-Max and scienic, they are only really good when your kids are small, not very big at all if you have teenagers or have to fit lots of primary school age kids and stuff in.
[quote giulivo]And "ridiculous" is with an i [/quote]
Sorry, I dont sit in front of the computer spellchecking and searching the dictionary for forum posts. As long as its legible, im not too bothered.
[quote giulivo]although I don't know of any other car with as much space in under 4 metres for a 1st gen[/quote]
I dont know of any other car that looks and sounds so rediculous.... (thats rediculous with an e - I dont care!)
I often wonder about the 2 rear most seats on these compact MPV's. Euro NCAP tests front and side impacts but I'm not sure about the rear. It would appear that the rear head rests are practically touching the back window meaning you nearest and dearest are effectively the rear crumple zone.