BMW's have ancient rear-wheel drive, ancient emissions and ancient exhaust sounds. Maybe there's your next car? They are widely available in Finnish used car shops.
I don't like BMW's.
The biggest engine I have ever had in my car is 1.3 litres. That is just enough as I don't have a caravan.
Besides, BMW's are not rear engined (apart from BMW 700 of which production ended in 1960's). A rear engined car is just fantastic on small, narrow and curvy roads. Everyone who has driven a rear engined Skoda on sandroads knows what I'm talking about.
MDeen wrote:It is Pininfarina. The small rectangle just behind the door has a P for Pininfarina (not for Peugeot)
Yes, it really looks Pininfarina.
I like their design very much - Ferrari 250 of the same age as your Peugeot is one of the most beautiful cars ever made.
Have you ever heard of Mazda 1500/1800? The model is designed by Pininfarina in 1960's and it is the most beautiful family car I know. There is also a coupé version with a wankel engine and that is almost as beautiful as Ferrari 250. Well, maybe in a different category. Just a perfect car - Italian design and Japanese quality (if it was other way round that would be a nightmare
MDeen wrote:And I once read about the Skoda that it was best driven with a heavy bag of potatoes in the front, otherwise the steering is a bit vague.
Naah, you don't need it if you are not afraid of little side wind effect.
MDeen wrote:Am I correct in thinking that the front lid opens sideways?
Yes, in the last rear engined generation (models 105/120/130/135, 1976-1989) it opens sidewards. It is very useful when you load some luggage. People also say you can use the front lid for "surfing" home by the car if your engine is damaged.