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    Citroen Picasso

    Anyone heard when the Scenic rival Picasso is due in Oz? I love the C3 but need something a bit bigger (large Golden Retriever)

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    Mark Streeter:
    Anyone heard when the Scenic rival Picasso is due in Oz? I love the C3 but need something a bit bigger (large Golden Retriever)
    ATECO keep promising but nothing arrives. Due to the tight market in that segment and the competition from Korea, I doubt whether we will see the Picasso.

    Perhaps you would be better with a C3 Pluriel when they come out. I know what GR fur in a car can do. I have one too! I reckon the GR in the back of a Pluriel so the fur can just blow out of the car as you wizz down the road would be a better bet!
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    [QBPerhaps you would be better with a C3 Pluriel when they come out.[/QB]
    ...or maybe a Scenic?
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    Why not a Berlingo? Or do you need more than 2 seats?

    I saw some Picassos in NZ, and erm...I'm not convinced the styling of them...I know, sacrilege, sorry.
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    GTI124:
    Why not a Berlingo? Or do you need more than 2 seats?

    I saw some Picassos in NZ, and erm...I'm not convinced the styling of them...I know, sacrilege, sorry.
    Nah..I saw some there and in Barcelona, loved them. I'm sure they would sell fairly well here at the right price (they would need to be better priced than they are in NZ)...or are we all so blanded out that no car that looks appreciably different will sell?

    <img src="http://www.citroen.co.nz/new/car_pics/xp3.jpg" alt=" - " />

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    i'm going to get shot for this but
    buy a ute
    why oh why do our french car makers no longer make a ute for us poor aussies that need one
    i would kill for a good twin cab pug ute but alas there are none
    if i had a ute i would be able to take my white dingo away with me but as i don't she has to stay at home
    there is no way i am going to put up with white fur in a car that has
    1 - black interior
    2 - it's a GTi-6
    how could i ever think about putting a dog in such a car
    maybe i'll be right one day when i ever get around to getting my 403 wagon
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    I've got a Goldie too! He's only ever gone in my pug once (I spent a whole day afterwards trying to vacuum all the hair off the seats and carpets, and cleaning the slobber off the windows). My parents used to have a VT Commodore Wagon (company car) and it was perfect for the dog, although he found the jump into the boot a bit too high. He loved sitting facing the rear windscreen though and smiling at all the people behind us in traffic . Got plenty of waves and smiles when we drove around with him in the car. Now he just sits in the back of mum's Magna sedan, but I don't really care as I don't have to clean that car .

    I would suggest you look at a 2nd hand 406 wagon, but they aren't that common. Most people seem to keep them for a long time .
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    I think the side is too fussy...I don't like the rear view from 3/4s. The angle you have posted is nice at the front.
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    Well thanks for the replies. A Scenic would be OK although Renault quote $35 for a Dynamic auto on the road. Ouch! My family (minus dog) checked out a Picasso in a Cit showroom in Paris in 2000 and it is a pretty nice piece of work. One drawback for the Oz market would appear to be its lack of auto trans option. meanwhile the 1967 Humber Super Snipe will suffice.

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    My Goldie, Taylor the Blunder Dog (6yo going on 6 months of brain age), is lying here beside me as I tap away tonight.

    When we got him we had the BX and he learnt to ride in a car in that. I would take the parcel shelf out of the back and he would lay in there. Soon enough he learnt to lean the corners as we drove out of our village towards the B-E-A-C-H (goldies can't spell, but they certainly know words like beach, walk, bed time, bickie, chewy etc etc)

    Anwyay, from time to time we would have to put him in the harness and then the seatbelt in the car if we were going away for a couple of nights. Well talk about getting the poops! He would huff and snort and generally have the s^its for the whole journey as he hates the harness.

    Now with the XM and the extra space in the boot, he thinks he is lord muck! Loves to watch behind. However I have to be careful and put a towel securely over the top of the back seat in case he faces forward. Dog slobber on black leather seats is not good. Neither is the gold hair!
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    Dog slobber on black leather seats is not good. Neither is the gold hair![/QB][/QUOTE]

    I can still remember the day the dog slobbered down the side of the door on my brand new Trak Blue 16TS......I think the discoloured paint was still there when I traded it 4 years later....I don't know what is in dog slobber but the paint went a shade darker where he let fly.

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    Mark Streeter:
    ...meanwhile the 1967 Humber Super Snipe will suffice.
    I can say that R16's are "compatible" with Labs, we used to take two of them in the boot (minus parcel shelf of course) and us kids in the back seat (two of us) - dribble did become a bit of a problem in summer, also dog breath. Labs seemed quite happy though.
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    I love the picasso. Its very French and very popular in paris and france. It goes well on the motorways oiver there too.
    It really should be sold in australia if citroen are keen to take on Renault for that segment.

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    Daniel,

    and what does you comment have to do with the labradors, dog slobber, dog hair on seats etc?

    surely you have noticed that the thread has moved on.... wink (kidding)

    now my 5c worth.
    Rear parcel shelf on the GTI is removable so I see no reason why the dogs cant ride there. The suede seats i agree are a pain to clean. Had my cattle dog cross in there once... white on black = not happy Jan.

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    The question of dog slobber and cars is right up there with the Middle East as an issue that has to be resolved. My view is that leather and vinyl are fine, can be wiped. Any type of cloth or velour is disastrous. A Scenic or Picasso would be fine because theoretically the dog is out the back there away from the rest of us. Golden Retrievers however usually insist on sitting on your lap which is OK if you're not driving.

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    I thought the subject was about the Citroen Picasso coming out to Australia?
    I want them here now. snail

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    danielsydney:
    I thought the subject was about the Citroen Picasso coming out to Australia?
    I want them here now. snail
    Thinking of trading up Daniel?

    Anyway, what we need now is an informative article on dog slobber and how the Citroen Picasso deals with the issue.

    Drip tray along the top of the rear seat, perhaps with a drain tube outside of the car?
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    I'd be in favour of an avante garde dog bib being provided as Picasso accesory..carefully designed to channel dog slobber into the slipstream and onto the windscreens of following traffic.

    Can you use dog slobber instead of LHM....in which case the C5 might be supplied with a dog slobber recycling system to top up the hydraulicks (Jesus that's a bad pun)

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    Besides which Daniel...the French just love their dogs..take them absolutely everywhere including restaurants...so I'm sure if you have a close look at your C3, not to mention the Picasso, you will find all manner of well thought out dog friendly design features.

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    Couple of questions here guys:

    tekkie - why was your cattle dog cross while in the car? Wouldn't you let him drive?

    Bagmaster - I like the idea for the DSSST - that's Dog Slobber Slip Stream Technology. I can just see the badge now dance

    However, C5s do not use LHM, they use a new synthetic fluid that of course I cannot remember the name of - although I do not recall any mention of it not being compatible with dog slobber....
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    BogMaster:
    I'd be in favour of an avante garde dog bib being provided as Picasso accesory..carefully designed to channel dog slobber into the slipstream and onto the windscreens of following traffic.

    Can you use dog slobber instead of LHM....in which case the C5 might be supplied with a dog slobber recycling system to top up the hydraulicks (Jesus that's a bad pun)

    cheers!
    Boggy, me thinks you've been drinking your own dog slobber tongue

    Enjoyed the pun, ROFL

    C5 doesn't use LHM but maybe the early LHS cars could converted and use dog slobber, of course viscosity and elasticity are an issue here, tests would need to be done on slobber from say the British Bulldog through to French Poodle. Whilst copious amounts of slobber would be available from the bulldog it maybe too liquid lacking the elasticity required to provide that magic carpet ride currently enjoyed by Citroen owners. The French poodle would appear the obvious choice but extracting poodle slobber in sufficient quantities probably makes it uneconomical. There is also the risk of using slobber from some of the more aggressive breeds i.e. Rottweiler translating into road rage, many considerations here but you certainly are thinking “green” ( albeit a limey/yellow green).

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    hmm, well maybe as an alternative to coolant - I suspect it may be a bit slimy to use in the windscreen washer...
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