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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:36 pm

Freddie wrote:Me, what happened with the Mercedes buyer? Did he back out as you thought?



Nope.....even though I told him to fcuk off and that he was a moron....eventually I said....'Listen, you have wasted half my day, made me miss dinner...pissed my wife off by me missing dinner...stood here talking shit and made me hang up on your so called expert....now you can either fork over £ 10 K or fcuk off'....at this point I was pretty pissed off and had started to lock up. Oddly enough he did a bacs straight away! Huh! Just goes to show!
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Freddie @ Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:05 pm

Me. wrote:
Freddie wrote:Me, what happened with the Mercedes buyer? Did he back out as you thought?



Nope.....even though I told him to fcuk off and that he was a moron....eventually I said....'Listen, you have wasted half my day, made me miss dinner...pissed my wife off by me missing dinner...stood here talking shit and made me hang up on your so called expert....now you can either fork over £ 10 K or fcuk off'....at this point I was pretty pissed off and had started to lock up. Oddly enough he did a bacs straight away! Huh! Just goes to show!


Strange world, Me. Thank you for the update.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:28 am

I admit my customer service skills were not the best but the guy had just been one of those that seem not to think that anyone other than them has a life. It was his condescending idiot mate on the phone that really got me seeing red....Odder still is that we have become quite good mates since! Hah!
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Hooli @ Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:47 am

Now that sounds an unexpected outcome, when are you getting him to sign up here?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed May 03, 2017 1:36 pm

What do you reckon will happen with diesel cars in the next budget? Impossible to fully predict of course, because we could well have an entirely different government by then (won't), but there have already been plenty of discussions about increased tax bands, punitive air cleanliness charges in city centres, and someone has doubtless thought of more duty on diesel fuel.

What's going to happen?

Lots of us have got diesel cars: what are you afraid the mystery-future-chancellor will do?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Disastrous @ Wed May 03, 2017 1:43 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:What do you reckon will happen with diesel cars in the next budget? Impossible to fully predict of course, because we could well have an entirely different government by then (won't), but there have already been plenty of discussions about increased tax bands, punitive air cleanliness charges in city centres, and someone has doubtless thought of more duty on diesel fuel.

What's going to happen?

Lots of us have got diesel cars: what are you afraid the mystery-future-chancellor will do?



I doubt it will be that bad tbh. They made such a show out of forcing everyone into a diesel a few years ago that a massive about-turn now seem impossible. I guess there will be congestion charges for central london and so on but who drives a car into central london anyway??

I'm sure costs will go up on the whole, but if you've already bought your diesel, it will not suddenly become a hot potato you need to sell I don't think.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed May 03, 2017 1:53 pm

The one upside of the economy collapsing post Brexit is that carbon emissions will go down without any need for government initiatives, plus once outside the EU the clean air act can be abolished and who cares if poor people die early, they tend not to vote anyway.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by desertweasel @ Wed May 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:What do you reckon will happen with diesel cars in the next budget? Impossible to fully predict of course, because we could well have an entirely different government by then (won't), but there have already been plenty of discussions about increased tax bands, punitive air cleanliness charges in city centres, and someone has doubtless thought of more duty on diesel fuel.

What's going to happen?

Lots of us have got diesel cars: what are you afraid the mystery-future-chancellor will do?


The report they had to go to court to see will say a lot, not published yet I think. Anyway it is reckoned that 97% of diesel cars and SUVs were breaking the NOX limits when actually driven on the road and not on a test cycle. That really will come back to haunt them hence the attempt to hide the report till after the election, do they do what needs to be done to cut levels in cities or try to fudge to please the Chelsea tractor brigade. I was intrigued that a lot of the actual deaths appear to be attributed to ammonia from farms (from animal crap and fertiliser) mixing with the car pollution in the cities to kill people. This means to control this they need to hammer the diesel drivers and the farmers, many of whom are tory voters, to protect the inner city dwellers, that's definitely one that the Tories will want to avoid.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed May 03, 2017 4:02 pm

I don't understand this govts rush to "hide" things. After all they didn't fund the rush for diesel.

Frustrating that it's become increasingly if not impossible to buy large capacity petrol engines so much so that my next car is likely to be diesel by necessity, not choice.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Wed May 03, 2017 4:51 pm

Bought another BMW....actually...two. First I bought a one owner E34 520i Touring manual in pretty nice nick.....SE spec. Then I bought a local E30 Touring, again a one owner car, has a really rare bin liner in the boot, never been fitted with a radio, has 32 BMW dealer stamps in the service book and the only rust is on the one lower wing. The E30 was pink.....so far I've only done a hard mop so another three to go......headlining is usual tent so requires replacement or temp staples. Drives superb....quicker than the E34.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed May 03, 2017 5:16 pm

I'm out in a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hybrid thing today and really quite like it. Loads of room, huge spec, even loaded with kit it seems pretty pokey (despite what the specs say - I don't think it's been 'breathed on' but may have been) - I would definitely have one as a family car and am tempted.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Wed May 03, 2017 7:25 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I'm out in a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hybrid thing today and really quite like it. Loads of room, huge spec, even loaded with kit it seems pretty pokey (despite what the specs say - I don't think it's been 'breathed on' but may have been) - I would definitely have one as a family car and am tempted.

A friend has one and round town/in traffic he says it's fine and the instant torque makes it feel pokey. On a motorway it's a 2 tonne SUV with a 2L petrol engine and apparently it drives and drinks awfully. He's got 1yr left (co car) and can't wait to be shot of it.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu May 04, 2017 8:06 am

thekungfury wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I'm out in a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hybrid thing today and really quite like it. Loads of room, huge spec, even loaded with kit it seems pretty pokey (despite what the specs say - I don't think it's been 'breathed on' but may have been) - I would definitely have one as a family car and am tempted.

A friend has one and round town/in traffic he says it's fine and the instant torque makes it feel pokey. On a motorway it's a 2 tonne SUV with a 2L petrol engine and apparently it drives and drinks awfully. He's got 1yr left (co car) and can't wait to be shot of it.

Ah that's a shame, I wondered if there was a drawback.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Thu May 04, 2017 8:10 am

I was looking at one too as tax is dead cheap. Something like £600/yr vs £2k for the Audi.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Thu May 04, 2017 8:44 am

Do you get a voucher for a free tribal tattoo with every lease agreement?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu May 04, 2017 9:03 am

Strawman wrote:Do you get a voucher for a free tribal tattoo with every lease agreement?

I think you're thinking of the wrong car strawms.

Nothing tribalistic about these, they're pretty bland:

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu May 04, 2017 9:11 am

Reading the long term reviews, I still think this might be our next family car.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Thu May 04, 2017 9:13 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Strawman wrote:Do you get a voucher for a free tribal tattoo with every lease agreement?

I think you're thinking of the wrong car strawms.

Nothing tribalistic about these, they're pretty bland:


I was, in my mind it was a crew cab pick-up.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Thu May 04, 2017 9:19 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Reading the long term reviews, I still think this might be our next family car.

My mate likes his generally but he does a lot of motorway miles and says it's draining.

My dad recently got a Rav4 hybrid (not plug in) and for the driving he does it's perfect. Volunteers as non-emergency ambulance driver so lots of short journeys and rarely any motorway stuff.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu May 04, 2017 10:00 am

Draining how? Lack of power? The one I was out in yesterday was happily zooming along at 100+ and seemed to get there quickly enough. I genuinely couldn't see a downside, unless you wanted something that could go really fast.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Thu May 04, 2017 10:27 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Draining how? Lack of power? The one I was out in yesterday was happily zooming along at 100+ and seemed to get there quickly enough. I genuinely couldn't see a downside, unless you wanted something that could go really fast.

Interesting. I didn't speak to him very long about it tbh. He was just saying it drove like a tall 2T 2L petrol box and it wasn't particularly refined. He was also bitching about the mpg which was around 30 which isn't hideous in the grand scheme but I get double that and it wipes out all the savings he has in tax.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed May 10, 2017 4:46 pm

On the M1 today

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 pm

Shrug. Makes sense.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed May 10, 2017 5:11 pm

Illegal though, according to W.York police.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Wed May 10, 2017 5:17 pm

Strawman wrote:Illegal though, according to W.York police.


West Yorks police are nazis. I bet N Yorks police would escort you to your destination at high speed, whilst drunk (you not them) (them too).
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed May 10, 2017 5:36 pm

That's pretty decent of them, looking at the scumrun website (the rally convenes in Dover tomorrow) it states the maximum mileage of the rally is 3000, which is a few days driving. Obviously a European jaunt reminiscent of the 18th century Grand Tour.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Hooli @ Thu May 11, 2017 6:46 pm

No pic as I was on the bike but I saw a Lotus Carlton out in the wild today, it was being driven through Rotherham. Can't remember the last time I saw one, made me grin to know they are still out there.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri May 12, 2017 7:20 am

Damien Thorn wrote:Where are all the new Discoveries? I think I've seen one. The roads are choked with Discovery 3s and 4s, but now each time i think I've seen one of the new ones it turns out to be a new Range River Short or one of the littler Discovery Sports. Have Land Rover accidentally competed themselves out of the market by having really good cars either side of the Discovery in the range?


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Saw one on Tuesday for the first time! Look ok but just like everything else in their line up really.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri May 12, 2017 7:31 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Where are all the new Discoveries? I think I've seen one. The roads are choked with Discovery 3s and 4s, but now each time i think I've seen one of the new ones it turns out to be a new Range River Short or one of the littler Discovery Sports. Have Land Rover accidentally competed themselves out of the market by having really good cars either side of the Discovery in the range?


Autocorrect

Saw one on Tuesday for the first time! Look ok but just like everything else in their line up really.

I still haven't seen another one. And I'm paying special attention to all the 4x4s i see on the road at the moment, due to my ongoing determination to buy one.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by moleamol @ Fri May 12, 2017 11:19 am

Damien Thorn wrote:I still haven't seen another one. And I'm paying special attention to all the 4x4s i see on the road at the moment, due to my ongoing determination to buy one.

Did you go and look at that Discovery near you?
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