Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

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Supy
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Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by Supy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:02 pm

After 6 years driving a 08 plate silver Ford Focus 1.6 - the most nondescript car on UK roads - I surprised myself a month ago by buying a Cactus. Bought 2015 Flair 110 from a private seller who had gone for virtually all the goodies. Suddenly feel like I'm driving a 21st century car.
Took me a few days to get used to the "long-gearing" (term I learnt after experiencing it - with the Focus I could be in 5th gear at 35 mph) but now love the lighter driving experience.
Wife uses the car weekdays and she loves it even more than I do. She used the 5th gear on the Focus only on motorways so had no problem adjusting to the Cactus.
Hope to gain knowledge on this forum and, in time, contribute.
2015 Flair 110 in Pearl White / Chocolate Airbumps / Habana leather / Pano Roof / Park Assist


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tc1
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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by tc1 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:22 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Like yourself I am a newbie on here.
Glad your enjoying your Cactus.
I also noticed the long gearing on test drive, current Honda Civic will do 30 in sixth !!
The Cactus only just likes 30 in fourth.
Ordered mine today and looking forward to July delivery.
Cheers....TC
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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by srperry » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:20 pm

tc1 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:22 pm
Welcome to the Forum. Like yourself I am a newbie on here.
Glad your enjoying your Cactus.
I also noticed the long gearing on test drive, current Honda Civic will do 30 in sixth !!
The Cactus only just likes 30 in fourth.
Ordered mine today and looking forward to July delivery.
Cheers....TC
Mine does 75mph in 3rd?
PureTech 110 S&S Flair, Polar White/Black Bumps, Black Leather/Cloth with Stone Grey ambience + CityPark and BlackVue DR650GW-2CH Front & Rear cameras


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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by Aepuma » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:14 pm

welcome to the forum :D
Regards
C4Cactus 82 puretech 5ETG automatic Feel Edition, Hello Yellow, Black 17" cross alu, Habana interior, Panorama roof, Navi-pack, Auto-pack, DK Oct. 2014


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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by geoffus » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:36 pm

Yes the gearing does take time to get used to. I have a rule, if its 30 i'm in third, 40 i'm in fourth and 50 is reserved for dual carriageways and motorways. I have had mine since December 2014.
C4 Cactus 1.2i 110 Flair EAT6 in Baltic Blue with Black Bumps

Previous car was C4 Cactus HDi 100 manual Flair in Hello Yellow with black bumps


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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by Muddles » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:11 pm

Congrats on your new Cactus.
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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by Seraphie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:28 pm

My last car was the 05 focus so I know exactly what you mean. All I kept thinking of was getting a new focus until I discovered the cactus. I pick mine up tomorrow from a Vauxhall dealer of all places but if it lasts and drives as well as my little focus did then it was worth every penny :D


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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by paully » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:38 pm

Seraphie wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:28 pm
My last car was the 05 focus so I know exactly what you mean. All I kept thinking of was getting a new focus until I discovered the cactus. I pick mine up tomorrow from a Vauxhall dealer of all places but if it lasts and drives as well as my little focus did then it was worth every penny :D

Happy Cactus Day for tomorrow :lol: and welcome to the forum
110 Flair in Pearlescent White, Leather interior with Black Bumps


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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by Seraphie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:01 pm

Thank you, I'm looking forward to it and showing it off at a family function on Saturday :P


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Re: Happy owner of new (used) Cactus

Post by Ron » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:23 pm

Welcome Supy.
You will love the quirkiness of your new Cactus, welcome to the forum and have many happy safe miles of motoring.....🌵
Ron the 1.6HDi Flair Edition Cactus.
born 1st Feb 2017, Obsidian Black, black bumps & wheels, Black Leather, Stone Grey ambience & Pano roof (silver valve caps!)


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