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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5200 on: October 10, 2019, 02:47:15 PM »
Just bought a Renault Kadjar. Got rid of our BMW 1 Series for it. Absolutely love it. Drives lovely, 1.5 diesel, currently getting about 650 miles from a full tank so its brilliant. So different being up instead of quite low whilst driving

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5201 on: October 10, 2019, 03:19:06 PM »
Just bought a Renault Kadjar. Got rid of our BMW 1 Series for it. Absolutely love it. Drives lovely, 1.5 diesel, currently getting about 650 miles from a full tank so its brilliant. So different being up instead of quite low whilst driving
Definitely takes some getting used to when there's different elevation levels. I went from a 4x4 to my current car and it was like being in a go kart it was that low down

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5202 on: October 10, 2019, 03:19:54 PM »
Is that a hairdressers car?
It's a well off hairdressers car, the not so successful ones usually they drive A3's don't they?
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5203 on: October 10, 2019, 04:00:08 PM »
A new VW Tiguan R Line Tech in black, looks great, just like that white annoying one in the advert.
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5204 on: October 10, 2019, 06:53:53 PM »
Well it's my missus car and she used to be a hairdresser so yeah it kind of is

I drive my van daily with a Yorkie bar in hand so well covered in the manly stakes


Haha!

I do actually like the new evoque. Will be considering it when the current lease on my audi is up

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5205 on: October 10, 2019, 07:19:26 PM »
It's a well off hairdressers car, the not so successful ones usually they drive A3's don't they?

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5207 on: December 10, 2019, 11:38:58 PM »
Collected my new car last week, just in time for the arrival of my beautiful baby daughter. Loving it so far - super refined and safe as houses.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5208 on: December 11, 2019, 08:07:39 AM »
I drive a 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback that I bought as a new car. I got a hefty 24% off on the showroom price as they were phasing her out to accommodate the 2019 Mazda3. We drive a royal dark blue not the one shown here, but it is the same hatchback and same series.

We have the 2l 120hp skyactive engine thats mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.





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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5209 on: December 11, 2019, 08:55:13 AM »
Collected my new car last week, just in time for the arrival of my beautiful baby daughter. Loving it so far - super refined and safe as houses.


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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5210 on: December 11, 2019, 08:07:26 PM »
Been driving a Jaguar XE courtesy car while my car has been getting fixed following a bump in an asda car park.

Lovely car to drive but has some strange little quirks that I just don’t think I could live with long term, plus the back as tiny!!

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5211 on: December 11, 2019, 08:15:43 PM »
Congratulations on the little Imp!!
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5212 on: December 11, 2019, 08:19:15 PM »
Been driving a Jaguar XE courtesy car while my car has been getting fixed following a bump in an asda car park.

Lovely car to drive but has some strange little quirks that I just don’t think I could live with long term, plus the back as tiny!!

My lads mates Dad bought one - got a lift to a kids party, my lad pipes up from the back "Dad, your car is miles better than this".



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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5213 on: December 12, 2019, 12:11:43 PM »
Looking at getting an Audi A3 after Christmas, probably around 3-4 years old.

Has anybody had any experience with them? Would you recommend?

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5214 on: December 12, 2019, 03:50:45 PM »
Looking at getting an Audi A3 after Christmas, probably around 3-4 years old.

Has anybody had any experience with them? Would you recommend?
Yep, good tech too.

Not need to get anything fancy to get good level specs. Get the 1.4 cylinder on demand for great efficiency

Or get a golf for less.... essentially the same car
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5215 on: December 13, 2019, 01:14:27 AM »
When we lived in the uk, way back when, my wife loved her A3
Was great to drive, never had any issues and was great for the kids as a taxi

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5216 on: December 13, 2019, 07:46:31 AM »
I drive a 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback that I bought as a new car. I got a hefty 24% off on the showroom price as they were phasing her out to accommodate the 2019 Mazda3. We drive a royal dark blue not the one shown here, but it is the same hatchback and same series.

We have the 2l 120hp skyactive engine thats mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

Nearly got myself one of these, because my dad has one. Went for a cheaper Mazda2 though, because I didn't really like the look of the front part of the 3. Have seen the new model recently and it looked way better...

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5217 on: December 13, 2019, 09:02:29 AM »
Nearly got myself one of these, because my dad has one. Went for a cheaper Mazda2 though, because I didn't really like the look of the front part of the 3. Have seen the new model recently and it looked way better...

I remember you telling me that the Mazda was really good and that it was your (or your dad's) 2nd or 3rd Mazda.

That played a significant role in my decision. A whole lotta thanks to you mate. Beers on me when we meet. :)

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5218 on: December 16, 2019, 11:16:57 AM »
I drive a 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback that I bought as a new car. I got a hefty 24% off on the showroom price as they were phasing her out to accommodate the 2019 Mazda3. We drive a royal dark blue not the one shown here, but it is the same hatchback and same series.

We have the 2l 120hp skyactive engine thats mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.





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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5219 on: December 16, 2019, 11:41:01 AM »
Also a Mazda 3 owner, though the 2011 Takuya model. Couldn't be happier with it, not had a single issue with it in 2 years bar having to replace a headlamp.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5220 on: December 17, 2019, 11:30:50 AM »
Been driving a Jaguar XE courtesy car while my car has been getting fixed following a bump in an asda car park.

Lovely car to drive but has some strange little quirks that I just don’t think I could live with long term, plus the back as tiny!!

What quirks do you mean?  Was kinda looking at one of these in the near future but now not so sure!

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5221 on: December 17, 2019, 04:18:19 PM »
Also a Mazda 3 owner, though the 2011 Takuya model. Couldn't be happier with it, not had a single issue with it in 2 years bar having to replace a headlamp.

Speaking about headlamps... What the fuck is wrong with car developers that they basically make it impossible to change the bulbs yourself? I used to do it with my old Mazda2 and it was a pain in the arse back then. You had to get your hand around three corners and then you had to twist the bulb and the socket in a weird way. My mechanic told me that for them it's no big issue, because they do it every day, but for someone who does it once every year or even once every two years it was horrible. Had a look at my new Mazda2's manual, hoping that it would be easier, but in fact it seems to have become more complicated...

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5222 on: December 17, 2019, 04:19:53 PM »
Speaking about headlamps... What the fuck is wrong with car developers that they basically make it impossible to change the bulbs yourself? I used to do it with my old Mazda2 and it was a pain in the arse back then. You had to get your hand around three corners and then you had to twist the bulb and the socket in a weird way. My mechanic told me that for them it's no big issue, because they do it every day, but for someone who does it once every year or even once every two years it was horrible. Had a look at my new Mazda2's manual, hoping that it would be easier, but in fact it seems to have become more complicated...
i have never known cars to be easy to change front bulbs

i now just go to halfords for it.

years ago a fella i worked with changed one for me while it was quiet, he had to take the battery out and all

halfords fella yesterday was impressive. he had it done and all in less than two mins
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5223 on: December 17, 2019, 04:54:29 PM »
That's weird cos my previous Mazda 3 had the 2nd easiest front headlamp change ever, beaten only by Saab for simplicity and access.
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5224 on: December 17, 2019, 05:04:29 PM »
Speaking about headlamps... What the fuck is wrong with car developers that they basically make it impossible to change the bulbs yourself? I used to do it with my old Mazda2 and it was a pain in the arse back then. You had to get your hand around three corners and then you had to twist the bulb and the socket in a weird way. My mechanic told me that for them it's no big issue, because they do it every day, but for someone who does it once every year or even once every two years it was horrible. Had a look at my new Mazda2's manual, hoping that it would be easier, but in fact it seems to have become more complicated...

Its all about speed of building the car, not how easy they are to work on. The upside for them is it makes people go the dealer for basic stuff they would usually do themselves.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5225 on: December 19, 2019, 11:35:19 PM »
Speaking about headlamps... What the fuck is wrong with car developers that they basically make it impossible to change the bulbs yourself? I used to do it with my old Mazda2 and it was a pain in the arse back then. You had to get your hand around three corners and then you had to twist the bulb and the socket in a weird way. My mechanic told me that for them it's no big issue, because they do it every day, but for someone who does it once every year or even once every two years it was horrible. Had a look at my new Mazda2's manual, hoping that it would be easier, but in fact it seems to have become more complicated...

Modern cars and car makers try and fit as much as they can cram into the engine bay and leave very little space to work on anything without having to take plenty of bits apart first. They sacrifice practicality for design. I know firsthand because I've always liked to work on my cars myself whenever I've had the opportunity to do so. For instance, I remember some smaller cars with 4 or 6 cylinder engines from 20-25 years ago. I could climb into the engine bay and stand inside let alone change a bulb on a headlamp. Try doing that now with a 4-cyl turbocharged TFSI blah blah whatever. You can't fit your hand in let alone do anything else. Just the other day I replaced the main beam bulbs on my 10 year old Audi and I have bruises all over my knuckles to show for it.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5226 on: December 20, 2019, 08:51:54 AM »
thats nuts.

i think my dad used to say every week he cleaned the plugs ? ? ? ?

maybe i have that wrong, but this was the 70s, he used to clean them every week but now you cant get at them at all
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5227 on: December 20, 2019, 09:22:10 AM »
thats nuts.

i think my dad used to say every week he cleaned the plugs ? ? ? ?

maybe i have that wrong, but this was the 70s, he used to clean them every week but now you cant get at them at all

Modern cars are a nightmare to work on. I started off playing about with Cortinas and Capris, dead easy to do engine work on. My wifes 06 Astra, you cannot even change the oil filter without a ramp, it is in such a stupid place. The car isself is physically big, I reckon its higher and wider than my old Sierra Sapphire

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5228 on: December 20, 2019, 12:24:58 PM »
To be honest it's about time the combustion engine just buggered off altogether

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5229 on: December 20, 2019, 12:57:34 PM »
To be honest it's about time the combustion engine just buggered off altogether

Going to be a long time before we can switch to electric and until public transport becomes a clean, safe, acceptable mode of transport and not a just a method of treating people like cattle while fleecing them for as much money as possible, we will not move away from our cars.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5230 on: December 20, 2019, 10:47:06 PM »
I pranged my car into the back of an Uber (not deliberately, though there's always that temptation) and the dealership I had mine taken to took 8 working days to even get round to providing an estimate for my insurance, and only did it after I'd complained to the manufacturer's customer service people.

Don't know whether the complaint helped, but they've put me in a petrol C200 AMG coupe that's great fun. Not particularly practical, I'm only getting just over 25mpg (like I said, it's great fun to drive!), and I'm itching to get mine back now, but I've enjoyed it, and in sport mode the engine sounds brilliant past around 5,500 rpm.
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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5231 on: December 21, 2019, 01:26:15 AM »
Inherited a new company car, a 2019 330i. Never been a BMW fan but it’s lovely. Very happy with it.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5232 on: January 12, 2020, 01:28:43 PM »
Looking at getting a BMW X2 Sport.  It comes in both 4-wheel (xDrive) and Front Wheel (sDrive) flavours.

I have no desire to go off-road or anything like that so am i best just sticking with front wheel drive?

Also, anyone got the X2?

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5233 on: January 21, 2020, 06:46:03 PM »
Car bans coming in Birmingham city centre, York and now possibly Brighton. Diesel bans in Bristol and other ULEZ type fares across other councils.

Enjoy your motoring, it won't last for long.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5234 on: January 21, 2020, 10:25:08 PM »
Car bans coming in Birmingham city centre, York and now possibly Brighton. Diesel bans in Bristol and other ULEZ type fares across other councils.

Enjoy your motoring, it won't last for long.

Hopefully there'll be a revolt.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5235 on: January 21, 2020, 10:37:56 PM »
Car bans coming in Birmingham city centre, York and now possibly Brighton. Diesel bans in Bristol and other ULEZ type fares across other councils.

Enjoy your motoring, it won't last for long.

Who enjoys motoring in city centres though? Put good public transport in place and people will prefer it.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5236 on: January 22, 2020, 01:11:35 AM »
Nobody enjoys city centre driving, but you do it out of necessity. It makes it harder for businesses too, harder to deliver to, harder for trades that need to work on the locations. Plus makes it harder for disable to get around (though I think York’s ban doesn’t include disabled vehicles).

Public transport? Who pays for that and how Willing are voters to support it? I understand the environmental implications but Britain is built around the automobile.

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5237 on: January 22, 2020, 10:06:26 AM »
Nobody enjoys city centre driving, but you do it out of necessity. It makes it harder for businesses too, harder to deliver to, harder for trades that need to work on the locations. Plus makes it harder for disable to get around (though I think York’s ban doesn’t include disabled vehicles).

Public transport? Who pays for that and how Willing are voters to support it? I understand the environmental implications but Britain is built around the automobile.

Typical Britain, instigate a ban without an alternative. What we need first is SECURE out of town park and ride multistory carparks, and then clean modern buses that go direct from the car park to the City centres - only those with a car park ticket are allowed on the bus.

Cities like Manchester are growing too quickly, I had to pick the missus up from work in Salford yesterday and drive to St Marys Hospital which is just by Moss Side, took 50 minutes due to the weight of traffic. There was no alternative public transport that would have made the journey quicker or cheaper

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Re: What Car Do You Own/Drive?
« Reply #5238 on: January 22, 2020, 05:24:13 PM »
Typical Britain, instigate a ban without an alternative. What we need first is SECURE out of town park and ride multistory carparks, and then clean modern buses that go direct from the car park to the City centres - only those with a car park ticket are allowed on the bus.

Cities like Manchester are growing too quickly, I had to pick the missus up from work in Salford yesterday and drive to St Marys Hospital which is just by Moss Side, took 50 minutes due to the weight of traffic. There was no alternative public transport that would have made the journey quicker or cheaper


So many white collar industries are consolidating in Manchester. Over the past decade or so, I've seen so many financial/insurance/services companies relocate into the city centre from either the outskirts (eg, Salford Quays) or surrounding towns. Even companies that had a major presence in Liverpool have closed that or scaled it down and grown the Manchester base.

Manchester's growing like a 'little London' and leaving other rival centres far behind.

And the number of apartments being built is boggling. Mostly sold to investors, some 'overseas only', then rented out. The spread of the centre is a right pain in the arse, and it's lost its semi-run down charm that saw derelict buildings and relics from the Industrial Revolution age.
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« Reply #5239 on: January 22, 2020, 06:37:47 PM »

So many white collar industries are consolidating in Manchester. Over the past decade or so, I've seen so many financial/insurance/services companies relocate into the city centre from either the outskirts (eg, Salford Quays) or surrounding towns. Even companies that had a major presence in Liverpool have closed that or scaled it down and grown the Manchester base.

Manchester's growing like a 'little London' and leaving other rival centres far behind.

And the number of apartments being built is boggling. Mostly sold to investors, some 'overseas only', then rented out. The spread of the centre is a right pain in the arse, and it's lost its semi-run down charm that saw derelict buildings and relics from the Industrial Revolution age.

I've never found Manchester to be an attractive city anyway, after Liverpool it's never going to impress me (although I've not been back to town for a 4 years and I've heard its not that great now), but they are managing to make it even uglier with the awful developments going on. Our office allows views towards the Pennines one way and then across the Quays. About 8 years ago I liked the Quays, the houses and apartments looked nice and with having the docks, it looked great. Now it is just covered in god awful, ugly as fuck buildings that don't even sit together well. Then you look at the City and it looks like a competition to make it as ugly as fuck.

The traffic is a mare now too, our old office is 300yds from where I live, just outside the M60 opposite the Trafford Centre and we had a clear view of the motorway. Used to be to be that you could see the traffic start to build from about 4pm, get stuffed until 6 then it was clear. These days the motorway is usually fucked when I drive under it at 3 and will stay that way until gone 7pm.

They tried to bring in a congestion charge but the woman pushing it was only interested in using the money for improving the Altrincham tram, as that was where she lived and no plans to do anything, we got to vote on that and it was roundly defeated. At least Andy Burnham is trying to get ideas and do things to improve the transport.