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    G'day,
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    I wouldn't mind one.

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    holy sh*t at weight that is light

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    about as light as a BX
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    Interesting that you can "up spec" to bigger alloy wheels without suffering silly, noisy, expensive to replace low profile tyres. I wonder if the local distributors will adopt a similar philosophy in Australia?
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    It's nice to see a positive review of any Citroen, makes a change. It's also good to see a review which isn't by Clarkson, Hammond or May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    possibly could have picked a better name.
    I can't help giggling a little every time this thread title pops up.
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    I'm just wondering what Ford's advertising execs will make of it

    The Kuga is three times less cactus than the Renault ?

    Thee name is on a par with the late Nisan Cedric, clumsy and inappropriate.

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    I recon its a good name, cos she be Cactus in a couple of years mate.


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    Still not as bad as koleos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IE23 View Post
    I recon its a good name, cos she be Cactus in a couple of years mate.
    Tow operator to someone stuck at the side of a freeway a couple years into the future :

    "It's wot? cactus? We bloody already know that, don't we? If it weren't cactus.....OH!! Sorry, mate. That's it's name. It's a CITROEN Cactus. (**under his breath** Got that in one, didn't they?)"
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    Um. 2015 Car Buy of the Year. Nice, but what happened to July August September October November and December..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    Um. 2015 Car Buy of the Year. Nice, but what happened to July August September October November and December..?
    Remember that the model year generally runs September 1 to July 31 in Europe, with August 1-30 the normal vacation period. There isn't going to be too much on introduction in May, June and July.
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    Hmm, think the wife wants one. That'd be 2 Citroens she owns..?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
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    At least they didn't call it a Lemon!
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    But they just about did... In French.

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    Poor little darlings.........

    My English speaking friends can't believe the French once again dared pick a name without consulting them....
    In any other language the word cactus doesn't have any negative connotations when associated with a car.
    I'd even be very surprised if any one knew here why cactus means bad car ? Probably a contraction of carked it I hazard to guess. Not much substance in that, is there.

    I can only imagine if Holden was to export the "Commodore" to Italy... how corny would that be ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    Poor little darlings.........

    My English speaking friends can't believe the French once again dared pick a name without consulting them....
    In any other language the word cactus doesn't have any negative connotations when associated with a car.
    I'd even be very surprised if any one knew here why cactus means bad car ? Probably a contraction of carked it I hazard to guess. Not much substance in that, is there.

    I can only imagine if Holden was to export the "Commodore" to Italy... how corny would that be ?

    Or Mitsubishi the Pajero - means "****** " in Spanish, which does seem appropriate

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    Why did I just get censored? !!!

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    GM did sell the Opel Commodore in Italy in the '60s and '70s.
    Rather crappy but powerful and comfortable car (I drove it, my dad had one), flagship at the time, name doesn't mean anything in Italian other than that (naval rank).

    But then you have a Korean car maker makes things called Killed In Action, sell them to places where people get most of their action in cars... and deaths too.

    The proper name in Spanish for... er... that ;∑) is actually "pajillero", though pajero does remind one of it, yes. Not a good name.

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    Citroen in Australia are not going to to call it the Catus, they are calling it the "Stuffedas"
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    I'm just wondering what Ford's advertising execs will make of it

    The Kuga is three times less cactus than the Renault ?

    Thee name is on a par with the late Nisan Cedric, clumsy and inappropriate.
    Super reliable, if horrible. We had a pink one living near us with gold anodised trim. Hard to remember without a shudder.
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