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    electric bicycle

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    A 2011 Freelander 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    I sold my Mk1 Escort Mexico in 1977 for £1200. Now you will be lucky to get one for less than £25k.
    Crazy money at the moment I started looking for one about 10 years ago and I thought the prices were way too high back then. They've doubled in price since. Like you, I had a Mexico avo and sold it for next to nothing back in the 80's.
    Funnily enough I found an old car magazine a few months ago, dated 1983 and had a quick flick through. Loads of RS's, Mexicos going from £500 to £2000.
    If only I had a time machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zowhore View Post
    Really weird but same two as my father in law
    Now that IS weird!

    (But none of my children are married.
    Phew) 😆

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    Iíve got a A180 and was 100x more happy in my beat up KA that was worth 100th the amount.

    Golf best car Iíve had in terms of value for money

    Mercedes. Style over substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    a mate of mine is trying to talk me into getting a Track car, split the costs 50 / 50 , i live fairly close to castle combe race track and a little further from Thruxton track, so its a fairly sensible idea

    how often do you get the car out ? ? ?
    Ah, you should do it! And splitting the cost is a great idea.

    I SORN the car in the winter and keep it in our garage but this summer I have done Donington, Castle Combe, Oulton Park and Thruxton.

    Iíve done most of the UK circuits now as well as Spa and The Nordschleife.

    But you should do it. You wonít regret it honestly.

    Let me know if you want to chat it through as it took me a while to convince myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleys caveman View Post
    A 15 year old Focus with 180,000 on the clock. An original Mini with 29,000 miles on the clock. Looking to get a Mk1 Escort RS2000 or Mexico if I can find somewhere to keep it.
    I used to live near a guy who was the editor of " mini world " ( or something similar in name ) he was rebuilding a mini at the same time as i was doing the VW Splitty, the prices he was paying were fair, he did his mini for just over £1000, i showed him a cargo door handle for the VW that cost £750 i was rather envious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    Ah, you should do it! And splitting the cost is a great idea.

    I SORN the car in the winter and keep it in our garage but this summer I have done Donington, Castle Combe, Oulton Park and Thruxton.

    I’ve done most of the UK circuits now as well as Spa and The Nordschleife.

    But you should do it. You won’t regret it honestly.

    Let me know if you want to chat it through as it took me a while to convince myself
    cheers dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhyllisStant View Post
    What's the Bonneville like? I quite fancy the scrabler version.

    Itís a T120. Great bike to ride and a real head turner.

    Donít know about the scramblers sorry. Come to think of it I donít think Iíve ever seen a scrambler over here

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    Company car. Jag XE. Just about to switch to my final company car a BMW 3 series. It’s a hybrid automatic. I’ve driven over a million miles in my life and really won’t miss it when I retire. Having a nice car is great but really counting the days until I retire.

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    M6, range rover sport and a gran cabrio mc stradale

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    I drive an Audi A5. I'd always wanted one, but it had to be silver, petrol, manual gearbox, and with a leather interior. So when one came along, I just had to buy it. It's very low mileage, and I'm not adding much to it, but the big Audis go on for ever anyway.

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    Donít have a car. Borrow Ďer indoorsí Mini Cooper when needed.

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    ban cars breath freely

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    ban cars breath freely
    I certainly wouldn't buy a diesel at the moment - their future is very limited.

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    BMW 330 diesel estate. Honda CBR 600.
    Can you explain why diesel cars are a bad buy please ?

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    A Class Mercedes and a Land Rover Discovery.

    The Land Rover is an automatic, the first I've had, and would happily never change a gear again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOXY BOY View Post
    BMW 330 diesel estate. Honda CBR 600.
    Can you explain why diesel cars are a bad buy please ?
    They are not a bad buy financially! great MPG and a good diesel engine can run forever..

    However they are stinking dirty, when in traffic lights behind one I can taste the shit the shit coming through the air vents, just really bad for peoples health and the environment, and in the near future existing diesels will be taxed heavily to get them off the roads.

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    Not all diesels pump out a load of shit. The most modern diesels are to Euro 6 standard which includes lorries which makes very clean and efficient.

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    What about petrol cars ? How much longer are we chaps going to be able to drive them ? I fully understand and will pay extra road tax to keep mine on the road , I hate changing cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    2 fiestas.
    One on each foot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    Sorry to divert away from the original intention of the thread but what mileage do you get before recharging the Tesla. I nearly bought one earlier in the year from Cribbs Causeway in Bristol but there were no Tesla charging points within 30 miles of where I live. I know there are alternatives but I didn't fancy getting stranded somewhere with no battery power.
    If you own a car you can have a charging point put at your home, and the government will give you a grant for a hefty part of the cost. But you need to be able to park in front of your house to do it, or ideally have a driveway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    If you own a car you can have a charging point put at your home, and the government will give you a grant for a hefty part of the cost. But you need to be able to park in front of your house to do it, or ideally have a driveway.
    The problem is that during a normal football season I have a 300 mile round trip to Cardiff meaning I would have to stop somewhere on route to recharge the batteries even if I had a full charge at the beginning of the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    The problem is that during a normal football season I have a 300 mile round trip to Cardiff meaning I would have to stop somewhere on route to recharge the batteries even if I had a full charge at the beginning of the trip.
    Yes means you would need to stop at a service station for 15-20mins and use a fast charger.
    Serious question, have you ever done a 300mile round trip without stopping at the services for a piss/coffee/stretch your legs?

    When I thought about it I have never driven Cardiff to London without a 15 min stop at the services, so a electric car would not actually add any time to my journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris lee View Post
    Yes means you would need to stop at a service station for 15-20mins and use a fast charger.
    Serious question, have you ever done a 300mile round trip without stopping at the services for a piss/coffee/stretch your legs?

    When I thought about it I have never driven Cardiff to London without a 15 min stop at the services, so a electric car would not actually add any time to my journey.
    My round trip for home games is 410 miles. In recent years I have usually done both legs non-stop. Obviously anyone doing a round trip to a match has to stop in the middle - for a piss, coffee and a football match - or there is no point. I want to switch to an electric car as soon as it becomes practical (probably more to do with battery life than availability of charging points) but we're not there yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris lee View Post
    Yes means you would need to stop at a service station for 15-20mins and use a fast charger.
    Serious question, have you ever done a 300mile round trip without stopping at the services for a piss/coffee/stretch your legs?

    When I thought about it I have never driven Cardiff to London without a 15 min stop at the services, so a electric car would not actually add any time to my journey.
    Yes I do stop but noticed on several occasions that the charging points were occupied so the thought of queuing up waiting for a point to be free is off putting. However, when there is more charging infrastructure in place that wouldn't be a problem.

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    Find someone near the ground with a charger and drop them a fiver to let you charge your motor during the game!!!

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    X trail and a 15 year old Volvo v50 estate. Sold my c class merc so the Volvo is an interim car as had it for nothing whilst I save for a new E class or discovery sport.

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    2017 Kia Optima Estate, never thought I would buy a Kia but I love the car.

    Was going to buy a BMW 5 series estate or tourer as they are called but had to spend about 5k more for the model I wanted and it was a year older than the Kia with 20k more on the clock.... I took the sensible route as I have two young kids so I guess other priorities :(

    It is a huge car, bigger than the Audi A6 estate and I manage about 48 miles p gallon not bad for the size of the car. Very comfy, had all the tech you want want plus a Harman Kardon audio system with separate amplifier, best sound system I have heard in a car it was the biggest selling point for me as pre covid I was doing 26k miles a year for work and love my music blasting!

    Driven it to The Netherlands and to Bordeaux with the family. Kia have stopped making them now as they weren't making enough money from them, they are high spec but when they are up against the A6, Series 5, E Class etc people will always go for a name. They have the same parts as the Kia Ceed so hopefully I won't have any problems if things go wrong!

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    Got a VW Sharan via Motability- need the space unfortunately. Also got a little Seat Mii for little trips where we dont need the space. Both have their pluses and minuses.

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