Nice one enjoy itR380 said:The Cactus has arrived. It is a revelation after the C4 I had before. From first impressions it is a more lithe and agile car . The C4 was very refined and quiet ,albeit slightly inert. No split seat but usb in glove box and juke box function present. Space saver wheel also fitted as standard. The front seats seem far superior to those in the C4 although I did have a base model C4. Mixed reactions from friends and family with very polarised opinions on looks, but I suppose that is to be expected. There is an irksome small vibration or rattle when the car is at idle ( sounds like a piece of trim that has come adrift ) but I am sure we will get to the bottom of it.I think the 17 wheels look great but I feel 16 rims might compliment the loping ride quality of the car better. Overall I am very satisfied and the dealer experience was excellent. My wife who drive a Multispace feels it's a bit small inside !
Well done on the forum. It is really helpful and interesting
That is very true I had that rattle the other day after having a rear passenger. It was driving me mad until my wife saw the cause and sorted it.....phew!!!Cactus4us said:Concactulations
The rattle may be the loose middle seat belt male bit knocking on the fixed other female bit?
What engine have you gone for ?. Our 110 will still go like sh*t of a shovel in 5th even doing 65 there's no need to change down for overtaking. So I'm wondering what you've got.R380 said:1000 km up on the Cactus and no real issues. Some observations though : There is margin of road noise that can be distracting yet the nuisance factor is offset by the comfortable ride. 5th gear seems optimised for fuel economy and cruising. I have noticed the need to drop to 4th more often than I would have expected to overtake or accelerate. If there is one word to describe the essence of the car, it is nimble. The rolling ride and compact dimensions inspire confidence in urban setting when manoeuvrability is critical. I also suspect that the air bump panels, side sills and other trim will need frequent but gentle washing as a build up of ingrained dirt and grime may degrade the finish and/or make cleaning very onerous.
I have accrued the mileage over a variety of rural roads in the city and on motorway and the car performs really well. Finally, I would agree with the many reviewers who suggested that a cactus elicits a calmer ,less frenetic driving style.