Pas­sion state­ment

An auto RCZ is pretty much about pose

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Road Test -

MY­wife looks just as beau­ti­ful in a well-tai­lored dress from a depart­ment store as she does in one from an up­mar­ket bou­tique. Es­pe­cially when I’mpay­ing.

Re­gard­less, she may be likely to choose the more ex­pen­sive op­tion be­cause, with a sense that it costs more, comes a be­lief it’s a gar­ment of su­pe­rior qual­ity and that makes her feel bet­ter. She’s hardly alone.

The fash­ion, art and auto in­dus­tries rely heav­ily on such sub­jec­tive judg­ments. Peu­geot’s RCZ typ­i­fies this. It looks noth­ing like its Peu­geot and Citroen sib­lings yet is the prod­uct of a fre­netic parts bin scav­enge that bor­rows many com­po­nents from less in­ter­est­ing mod­els. You are right to think it beau­ti­ful, dis­tinc­tive and even sporty and would be quite happy to nightly park one in your drive­way. But deep down you’re qui­etly aware that you have paid a lot of money for not a lot more than a beau­ti­ful veil.

VALUE

This is re­ally de­pen­dent on what you’d buy in­stead. It is ex­pen­sive at about $59,000 for

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