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    I was driving to work the other day on a 3 lane stretch. I am in the outer lane, in the middle lane a Jeep, in the kerbside lane a new C4 Picasso. They were perfectly aligned so I could see them both. Beside me was the joke, If you have a family you need an SUV, right. WRONG. In the kerbside lane the C4 Picasso looked very good in dark grey with nice black mag wheels. A well deserved win.
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    We did over 3,000km in a C4 Picasso (not Grand) in Europe in August. A great car and could be high on my wish list if I was in the market.
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    Im not married nor do I have kids, but when I was a kid with 3 other siblings my day dad drove an ex-taxi Falcon XF, and later mum drove an ex-taxi ED falcon wagon. We went on 3hour + road trips listening to cassette tape music of a '40s singer my dad loved to listen to. These days families have 2 kids and want a bus with super blue tooth ray DVD and GPS mars signal capabilities.

    and well done to the C4
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    I can't help myself - what did your night dad do?

    At the risk of sounding like a Yorkshireman, our childhood trips were 8 hours crammed on the narrow bench seat of an old six cylinder Chev. What is a cassette tape? We didn't even have a radio. A/C was opening the window, only provided Mother was feeling hot. Father's was always open to do the hand signals. Winter in the back therefore could be very chilly. The only "heater" was a windscreen demisting device. A Grand Picasso was beyond imagination. A Traction would have been nice, if he head heard of them, but he firmly believed that only Yank machines could run on Australian rural roads, which admittedly were poor. He had been driving them since about 1920. The Redex trials changed his mind (just a bit)

    That reminds me - I had a faulty blinker a couple of years ago, so I drove home doing hand signals. A bloke pulled up alongside and asked what it meant. I shouldn't have bothered.
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    Grand C4 Picasso Australia's Best Family Wagon


    The seven seat, CITROňN Grand C4 Picasso will also be joined by the all-new C4 Picasso (5 seater) during the first quarter of 2015.
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    When I was a kid we had to sit in a shoe box and listen to my Dads gramophone records of Paul Robson on 12 hour holiday trips.

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    Luxury - we used to dream of lids and records. Our dad used to sing to us, and that was painful




    Actually remember when cars did not have radios except for the very posh ones and all we had was a crystal set made up with old wire wrapped around a toilet roll and a few other bits, and the radio stations closed at midnight!


    And you tell that to kids today and they wont believe you



    Now back on topic, the C4 Picasso (5 seat) is a great car and like Craig am seriously impressed with it as I was with the Xsara Picasso which preceded it. Why the Xsara version was not brought here, and why it has taken so long to bring the C5 version says a lot about the limited vision of those in charge and the "play it safe and wait for someone else to bring something like this in first" attitude..
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    Great for those shared taxi hospital and airport runs.
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