General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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R
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13024 posts since 17/5/03

9 Nov 2019 20:06
ipace imo
gaffer
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495 posts since 13/4/05

12 Nov 2019 01:16
Stoney pm me if you haven't already found your answers on company car v private.

Tesla over the Jag for me
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

posted 12 Nov 2019 04:13, edited 12 Nov 2019 04:13
Sorted ta. Company is way forward. If I got a range sport id pay 35k in benefit in kind tax over 3 years. The jag about 5k under the new elec incentive. I’m going to go for the jag as a well specced model is about 25k less than the Tesla.
toocan
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737 posts since 7/11/07

12 Nov 2019 11:45
If I was in the market for an electric car at that sort of money id be getting my name down for the Polestar 2 in time for delivery early next year. Volvo just seem to be getting the aesthetics spot on lately and their interiors are lovely

https://www.polestar.com/uk/cars/polestar-2

stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

posted 12 Nov 2019 11:56, edited 12 Nov 2019 11:56
Looks good, however need to get something ordered Right now, just popped into the dealer, looks decent. Had a grey second hand one too that looked a bit crap.

swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

12 Nov 2019 12:31
no love for the taycan stoney?

toocan
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737 posts since 7/11/07

12 Nov 2019 12:40
Ipace does absolutely nothing for me if I'm honest, school run mum car imo. Never seen a bloke driving one

Could you not run a saturday night special through the winter till something more interesting is available? Model Y has been brought forward if you like the autonomous tesla stuff or as swede says Taycan 4s
Rirawin
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9242 posts since 17/7/05

12 Nov 2019 12:42
Dem gullwing doors doe
toocan
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737 posts since 7/11/07

12 Nov 2019 12:49
Rirawin wrote: Dem gullwing doors doe
swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

27 Nov 2019 08:50
found the leak in my f31 rear door… seal from the speaker as suspected;


I replaced it a few weeks ago with some double-sided gorilla glue tape - but it water comes in anyway so need something like the proper seal. there isn't a part number for the seal and it seems you can only replace the whole speaker… any ideas? surely this is fixable with something

toocan
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737 posts since 7/11/07

27 Nov 2019 09:05
Call BMW parts dept. and order one? Can't see it being more than 20 or 30 quid for a new speaker.
ismvil
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690 posts since 16/9/11

27 Nov 2019 09:11
Sytner and Listers have massive parts inventory on eBay. I’m sure you’ll be able to find it there
swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

posted 27 Nov 2019 10:49, edited 27 Nov 2019 10:49
toocan wrote: Call BMW parts dept. and order one? Can't see it being more than 20 or 30 quid for a new speaker.

they are like £80!

edit: found one for £14… nice thanks
swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

27 Nov 2019 10:49
speaker still works perfectly
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

27 Nov 2019 10:52
Could you replace it wit something like this?

https://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/shopping.asp?intDepartmentId=68
FrIEND
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13438 posts since 27/11/03

27 Nov 2019 19:33
Swede you come across lovely in this thread Laughing out loud
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13024 posts since 17/5/03

28 Nov 2019 10:43
toocan wrote: If I was in the market for an electric car at that sort of money id be getting my name down for the Polestar 2 in time for delivery early next year. Volvo just seem to be getting the aesthetics spot on lately and their interiors are lovely

https://www.polestar.com/uk/cars/polestar-2

volvo, though Oops
sydneyking
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4586 posts since 26/9/09

28 Nov 2019 11:20
Whoaaaa nothing wrong with Volvo, I don’t think anything quite says middle aged and boring like a Volvo.
swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

28 Nov 2019 12:56
love a volvo tbf
toocan
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737 posts since 7/11/07

posted 29 Nov 2019 19:29, edited 29 Nov 2019 19:29
Kia (Korean) and Volvo (owned by a Chinease company Geeley) have been hoovering up some serious design talent over the past decade or so.

Kia run a design lab headed by Peter Schreyer (designed the original TT and R Cool whilst Gealy brought in Wayne Burgess (designed F-Type, RR) to run creative teams genuinely innovating inside and out…. Compare that to the dialed in 'DNA' you get with BMW and Audi and safe interiors that are just about moving you up their model range. I get that Volvo may have that middle aged/architects car vibe to it once but imo Kia, Geeley are the ones with the more considered design work.

For me Audi/BMW are the middle aged boring cars.. I appreciate thats just my opinion and ill be in the minority for sure