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CACTUSLOPNIK (1)

Okay everyone, here is a little more Cactus info/review from a “professional”, just not a professional in the auto industry.

Today we took the Cactus from Frankfurt to Beieren (Bayern). The trip was great. We had heavy traffic for a while, but the navigation is pretty good, and offers deviations where needed.

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We are now at our destination, in a small town close to the Czech border, and it is pretty “hilly” up here. Sometimes that was a challenge for the little Cactus and its three cilinders, especially because the transmission wants to select the most efficient gear at all times, sometimes just when a road goes uphill. But, either step on the gas, or use the flippers and there is enough power, even though sometimes it takes a few seconds and the engine revs up like it’s 1999.

Other things I noticed are: The car really sticks in the corners. This car has that magic where you think you’re driving nice and slow, but really you’re going faster than it feels. It’s a quality larger cars mostly possess. I like the feedback of the physical buttons (there are a few, most of them on the steering wheel). They feel solid. The whole car feels solid. I keep turning my head when going backwards, but it has a camera and all the other modern comforts that beep softly when you get close to objects. The two displays are clearly readable, even in bright sunlight.

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More to come! This “professional” really needs 199809375872635876 winks. Talk to you soon.

PS - AMA, ask away!

PS2 - Cactuslopnik(tm) is an unregistered trademark of Sir Patrick.

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