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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5000 on: February 17, 2018, 06:32:49 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQut6ks3nSY

Didn't realise VW were so far ahead with their Electric cars.

Great video mate, very interesting and exciting (although I only got half way through earlier today :) ). But that is just a concept car, there are many electric cars already in mass production albeit lead times are lengthy.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5001 on: February 17, 2018, 07:12:07 PM »
2017 Vauxhall version of this

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5002 on: February 17, 2018, 07:47:49 PM »
I've just bought myself a 1987 Polonez 2000. It's quite peppy and a rather comfortable ride as well.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5003 on: February 17, 2018, 08:08:44 PM »
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Nice mate, I've been looking at an Astra recently. I've had 4 over the years, loved them all :)

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5004 on: February 17, 2018, 08:10:54 PM »
So I bought a new XF today!! Pick it up next Tuesday.

Love the look of that, one of the best XE's I've seen and definitely convinced me to get black alloys when purchasing the XF.

I probably would have gone for an XE if the costs were outright, but when they did all the reductions, they were allowed to take more money of the XF, actually making it cheaper. Therefore seemed to be much better value for money.

Feel free to give me the extra 20k required!


Mine was the reverse got something like a £2000 dealer contribution as well as something off jaguar , the extras on it were easily covered by it , did you get the service package for £450 covering 3 services

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5005 on: February 17, 2018, 08:16:16 PM »

Just put a deposit down on a 2011 Mazda 3 Tayuka - nothing fancy compared to lots on here but big improvement on the Astra.

That'll be nice as well elmo.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5006 on: February 17, 2018, 08:46:02 PM »
Nice mate, I've been looking at an Astra recently. I've had 4 over the years, loved them all :)
First one.Both my brothers have had em before.Smooth as anything.Only thing is its dead low to the floor.Feel like how i imagine a fat fuck struggling to get outta bed does when i get out my seat ;D
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5007 on: February 19, 2018, 12:40:19 PM »
Currently have a 64 plate Astra on finance (£306 p/m - got it brand new) with 25,000 miles on the clock currently. Due to unfortunate family circumstances I can hand the car back for free of charge and maybe pick up something cheaper.

My dad has just brought a '09 BMW and mum an '11 Audi who have both said that they're the best cars they've driven. I could get either of these for considerably cheaper monthly payments than what I pay now.

So do I send the Astra back and get another car despite it being a bit older? Not very experienced with cars unfortunately so looking for advice here!

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5008 on: February 19, 2018, 12:45:22 PM »
Just bought a Mini Paceman.

2014 plate but only 12,000 miles on the clock.

Bought it from a Mini garage (approved used) this weekend. A good upgrade from our 2009 older generation Mini.


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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5009 on: February 19, 2018, 12:52:56 PM »
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5010 on: February 19, 2018, 03:45:29 PM »
Currently have a 64 plate Astra on finance (£306 p/m - got it brand new) with 25,000 miles on the clock currently. Due to unfortunate family circumstances I can hand the car back for free of charge and maybe pick up something cheaper.

My dad has just brought a '09 BMW and mum an '11 Audi who have both said that they're the best cars they've driven. I could get either of these for considerably cheaper monthly payments than what I pay now.

So do I send the Astra back and get another car despite it being a bit older? Not very experienced with cars unfortunately so looking for advice here!

Thanks

A lot depends on how the car has been looked after. The advantage of the newer car is that it should be reliable and cost nothing other than standard consumables like tyres.

My wife has an 06 Astra that she's had from 11 months old and its needed a new spring, a coil pack and a boot lock in that time, so outside of wear and tear items its cost us less than £200. I run an 09 Jag X Type that has been well looked after by the previous owner, but I know of other cars that have been absolute dogs.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5011 on: March 12, 2018, 10:04:07 PM »
getting the spring itch for something new so been having a look around some forecourts recently..struck by how fuckin dull modern car designs are...just endless variations of the same..... pretty uninspiring it has to be said...
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5012 on: March 13, 2018, 09:16:13 AM »
getting the spring itch for something new so been having a look around some forecourts recently..struck by how fuckin dull modern car designs are...just endless variations of the same..... pretty uninspiring it has to be said...

Aerodynamics, pedestrian safety and accountants are responsible for the dull boring boxes we see now. Once, you could tell every car apart, now they are just clones of each other.

I drive an '09 2.2D X-Type and I'm keeping it as long as I can, as to me its the last Jaguar that actually looks like a Jag (always wanted a Jag as a kid and wanted an X Type from the minute I first saw one), the XE, while a nice car, just looks like a Mondeo.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5013 on: March 13, 2018, 10:50:17 AM »
How do people here feel about diesels these days? I know things are getting tougher from a legislation point of view, but it still looks like a nuanced situation, given the potential benefits it still offers. I'm wrestling with this at the moment as I'm getting my wife a car - it's looking like a used (2015 ish) 3 Series at the moment with xDrive (she wants AWD), and the petrol vs diesel thing is occupying our minds.

I don't think the tax increases would hurt us much as long as we bough a car with an EU6 compliant engine, but residuals are going to be affected by the drop in demand for used diesels, although arguably that drop could plateau at some point. Then there is the diesel particulate filter, which can clog if you don't occasionally do sustained high speeds in order to get sufficient heat to burn away the soot. She just about does the yearly mileage to consider a diesel (12,000 miles), and it isn't urban stop/start driving at solely slow speeds, although her motorway stretch isn't often at high speed due to it being at rush hour. So we are on the edge with regard to both mileage and keeping the DPF healthy.

Having said that, the 3 Series only has one xDrive petrol engine, the 320i. Haven't driven it yet, though the wife is going to today. It is probably a good engine, but the 330d is more efficient and also a fair bit quicker, so in a vacuum must be considered a better all round prospect.

Anyone here who wouldn't buy a diesel under any circumstances these days?

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5014 on: March 13, 2018, 10:54:11 AM »
the dpf, just take it down a motorway once every fortnight at least. give it a good run. thatll solve that

tax wise, ive a 2016 diesel and tax wise it hasnt cost a penny

i think diesels will drop in value particularly with what toyota announced but electrical cars still need more years to prove their worth particularly as charge stations aren't too readily available

ive 3 years of repayments left on mine but its warrantied all that time. so not thinking of binning yet
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5015 on: March 13, 2018, 11:08:09 AM »
My Volvo is Diesel and tax free also, so not changing that situation any time soon. Our finance is done in about 18 months on it, so - fates permitting - we'll probably switch up to Electric then. The new Electric Jag looks very promising so aiming for that.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5016 on: March 13, 2018, 11:09:01 AM »
the dpf, just take it down a motorway once every fortnight at least. give it a good run. thatll solve that

tax wise, ive a 2016 diesel and tax wise it hasnt cost a penny

i think diesels will drop in value particularly with what toyota announced but electrical cars still need more years to prove their worth particularly as charge stations are too readily available

ive 3 years of repayments left on mine but its warrantied all that time. so not thinking of binning yet

Thanks for the reply. What does the DPF realistically need to clean it do you reckon? I've read 15 minutes at 40+mph, and 30-40 minutes at 50+mph. Also this is for passive regeneration - there is something called active regeneration too, but I don't know if this obviates the concern about passive regeneration or not.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5017 on: March 13, 2018, 11:47:14 AM »
Thanks for the reply. What does the DPF realistically need to clean it do you reckon? I've read 15 minutes at 40+mph, and 30-40 minutes at 50+mph. Also this is for passive regeneration - there is something called active regeneration too, but I don't know if this obviates the concern about passive regeneration or not.

I've a 2.2D Jag which did 4,000 miles last year, mainly short journeys. All you need to do is occasionally take it on the motorway or a long dual carriageway, it needs about 20 minutes at over 40mph to clean itself. I know when mine needs doing, as the car starts to rev higher at tickover and the autobox plays up as starts to dump fuel into the exhaust to burn off the excess shit (programmed into the car to let you know)

Lad at work has a 13 plate 3 series diesel, travels from Atherton to Old Trafford, so mainly slow stop start there and back, had no issues in the 2 years he's had the car.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5018 on: March 13, 2018, 11:50:25 AM »
Thanks for the reply. What does the DPF realistically need to clean it do you reckon? I've read 15 minutes at 40+mph, and 30-40 minutes at 50+mph. Also this is for passive regeneration - there is something called active regeneration too, but I don't know if this obviates the concern about passive regeneration or not.
a good 15 mins at 70mph

i think it happened me once. usually just dropped a gear and blew soot out

one time it was real bad though. i drove it for about 15 mins on a motorway and no good even though id bought stp

on the way home about 5 times i floored it. was doing motorway-dual carriageway for a good 50 miles. after about 10 it blew a lot of soot out and it was never a problem again.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5019 on: March 13, 2018, 01:04:58 PM »
Ta. I think we would like to convince ourselves to get the diesel because, as I said in my initial post, it is faster and more efficient. I guess it's mainly the residuals and any potential punitive legislation (even though we would make sure to buy an EU6 car) that is giving us pause.


one time it was real bad though. i drove it for about 15 mins on a motorway and no good even though id bought stp


stp?
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5020 on: March 13, 2018, 02:06:04 PM »
Ta. I think we would like to convince ourselves to get the diesel because, as I said in my initial post, it is faster and more efficient. I guess it's mainly the residuals and any potential punitive legislation (even though we would make sure to buy an EU6 car) that is giving us pause.

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used to buy this in halfords all the time but they dont do them anymore
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5021 on: March 13, 2018, 08:46:37 PM »
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5022 on: March 20, 2018, 10:56:39 AM »
Put a deposit down on a '15 plate 430d Gran Coupe xDrive - 42,000 miles and a ton of kit. EU6 compliant too. Has everything my wife wanted so she is excited as hell.  8) Only disappointment from my PoV is the lack of upgraded stereo, as the standard one is shite, but it's not my daily driver at the end of the day so I'm pleased the wife is pleased, and looking forward to giving it a blast from a driving perspective.

It will have a couple of months warranty left too, so anything that needs sorting we can get done free (plus it has a service pack so services up to 5 years/60,000 will also be taken care of).

Pretty pleased with the deal overall, even if it was a touch more than I was originally planning to spend (as often seems to happen).

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5023 on: April 28, 2018, 09:20:39 AM »
Now a Volvo XC60 and holy crap best car I've had, much better than BMW 3 Series

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5024 on: April 28, 2018, 09:29:52 AM »
Gone from a fully loaded, brand new Passat to a Lexus NX 300h. Was miffed that I had an auto pushed on me and it lacks any extras however I must say itís growning on me.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5025 on: May 10, 2018, 10:01:00 PM »
Currently driving an Audi A4; just ordered another.... A4

Love this car so seemed silly to get anything different

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5026 on: May 12, 2018, 12:05:58 AM »
Got my new 520d last month and got to admit the drive experience is something else compared to the 3 series especially on the motorway.

Sometimes in windy conditions could feel the 3 series blowing into the next lane.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5027 on: September 16, 2018, 08:47:28 PM »
I went car shopping today, my GT-4 is getting expensive to maintain and perhaps I am getting to old for it. I tried a Mini Cooper, while itís a lovely place to sit in, the test drive lasted 300 meters befofe the thing broke down. Somehow, I donít think I will be getting one.
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5028 on: September 16, 2018, 11:14:14 PM »
Anyone got a BMW 430D?

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5029 on: September 17, 2018, 02:44:34 AM »
Bought a silver 2007 Lexus ES 350 last month, exactly like this one in the pics. Only 89,000 miles. Seems it was garage kept as the paint is perfect with nary a scratch. Interior is spotless too. Only $9500! Perfect car for my sales job. I'm in it all day. Very quiet and comfortable.

This is my 4th Lexus/Toyota in a row. They've all gotten to over 200,000 miles with hardly a repair, despite my driving like I should have a helmet, gloves and a flame suit on. ;D Incredibly well built cars.



 

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5030 on: September 17, 2018, 11:59:16 AM »
2018 Fiesta ST Line.
Previously had a 2014 Fiesta ST which I do miss as it was great to drive.

Current car could do with an extra 50bhp. Only do 2 miles in it to work though. Should really get on my bike more.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5031 on: September 17, 2018, 12:09:32 PM »
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5032 on: September 17, 2018, 12:11:15 PM »
Anyone got a BMW 430D?

I haven't but it's a great car. Which you looking at, the Coupe or the Gran Coupe?

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5033 on: September 17, 2018, 12:39:04 PM »
Anyone got a BMW 430D?

What did you want to know? Which year?

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5034 on: September 17, 2018, 12:41:54 PM »
Bought a silver 2007 Lexus ES 350 last month, exactly like this one in the pics. Only 89,000 miles. Seems it was garage kept as the paint is perfect with nary a scratch. Interior is spotless too. Only $9500! Perfect car for my sales job. I'm in it all day. Very quiet and comfortable.

This is my 4th Lexus/Toyota in a row. They've all gotten to over 200,000 miles with hardly a repair, despite my driving like I should have a helmet, gloves and a flame suit on. ;D Incredibly well built cars.

 
a lovely car no question but a tad dear for its age?

they look great though. friend of mine has a lexus. its about 12 years old and its practically bullet proof

it still looks near new
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5035 on: September 17, 2018, 02:04:07 PM »
a lovely car no question but a tad dear for its age?
Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura all hold their value quite well in the US because of their reliability. Yes, I could have gotten a different brand for less, but I'm practically guaranteed it will run to 250,000 miles if I take decent care of it. I respect BMW, Mercedes, Audi etc but as they get older they tend not to have the extreme reliability of Lexus.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5036 on: September 17, 2018, 02:27:11 PM »
Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura all hold their value quite well in the US because of their reliability. Yes, I could have gotten a different brand for less, but I'm practically guaranteed it will run to 250,000 miles if I take decent care of it. I respect BMW, Mercedes, Audi etc but as they get older they tend not to have the extreme reliability of Lexus.
i was put off german cars after a terrible stint with volkswanker


completely understand your view, the japanese makes in particular are very good at going very long
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5037 on: September 17, 2018, 02:38:48 PM »
i was put off german cars after a terrible stint with volkswanker


completely understand your view, the japanese makes in particular are very good at going very long

Don't know if it's still the case, but as of a few years ago, not one single Honda engine that went into their commercially available cars had completely failed to the point of being scrapped and their overall 'failure/breakdown' rate is something crazy like 1 in 400 in the first 10 years of the life of a Honda engine.

Might be slightly off with those figures now, but it's something astonishing like that.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5038 on: September 17, 2018, 02:58:06 PM »
id well believe you mate

we used to buy honda about 20 odd years ago, the guy my dad bought it off called them the rolls royce of japanese cars

I have always liked the look of honda accords
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5039 on: September 17, 2018, 03:28:51 PM »
Went for a bit of fun car before the summer, 2004 Vauxhall Astra 2.0 Turbo Convertible.  87k on the clock, very tidy - only £1400.

Really fast, accelerates like a dream, looks good with the top down or up.....£30 a month tax and a bit thirsty but for the price I bought it for and the fact my company covers the majority of my fuel costs, I'm not complaining about that.

Now then, to upgrade the air filter and get it remapped....lets squeeze a few extra bhp out of it.