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


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posted 19 Nov 2020 15:08, edited 19 Nov 2020 15:08
JustinCredible wrote: Anyone owned & ran a 3.2 V6 Audi TT cabriolet?

Seen a mk2 with only 20 odd k on the clock and quite fancy it as a weekend soft top for the wife. Asking price is strong money & appreciate they're not for the pursists but the four wheel drive appeals as she has had a few mishaps over the years. It's also a manual so rape VED but insurance for some bizarre reason is peanuts.

Been looking at these, Boxster S & a bit left field but I also quite like the Jag XKR.

had the coupe a decade ago in the 3.2 and it was great, really enjoyed it. would go for a boxster over it, though.
toocan
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872 posts since 7/11/07

19 Nov 2020 15:20
JustinCredible wrote: Remember seeing a couple of your for sale ads on another forum toocan, are you having a clearout? Something new incoming?

Aye 991.2 Targa ill up some pics when im out next
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19 Nov 2020 15:27
toocan wrote:
JustinCredible wrote: Remember seeing a couple of your for sale ads on another forum toocan, are you having a clearout? Something new incoming?

Aye 991.2 Targa ill up some pics when im out next

Cool
swede
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9713 posts since 21/3/09

19 Nov 2020 15:38
toocan wrote:
JustinCredible wrote: Remember seeing a couple of your for sale ads on another forum toocan, are you having a clearout? Something new incoming?

Aye 991.2 Targa ill up some pics when im out next

oosh Ubercool
toocan
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872 posts since 7/11/07

19 Nov 2020 15:38
Just need to pick it up from Heathrow airport
blackham
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19 Nov 2020 16:48
toocan wrote: Just need to pick it up from Heathrow airport

Laughing out loud
morning mist
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3492 posts since 29/5/05

19 Nov 2020 17:07
toocan wrote: Just need to pick it up from Heathrow airport

stoney
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17741 posts since 22/1/05

19 Nov 2020 18:33
Will the car sale ban change prices much for the second hand market ? Thinking about getting the mrs a Macan like couple years old. Will the resale on it be shit in like 4 years ?
RickRude
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3876 posts since 13/1/12

19 Nov 2020 21:15
Stoney, no hate and genuine question, but why do you always ask stupid questions in this forum which are usually about you spending a lot money on something.
Burt
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19 Nov 2020 21:26
swede
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9713 posts since 21/3/09

19 Nov 2020 21:37
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Thing is it won’t happen in 2030 - it’s all just politics and trying to win some love from the left. The infrastructure just isn’t there. Nowhere near enough time to increase capacity of the grid, as well as install charging ports in every lamppost in residential areas (with that, would that even be enough??). think about all the houses without driveways… it’s impossible to sort this effectively within 10 years

Also, there are still plenty of 20 year old cars driving around today. A macan isn’t gonna depreciate any faster in the 4 years your mrs owns it because of this
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

19 Nov 2020 23:07
New ICE sale ban will 100% happen in 2030 if not sooner. But as you say doesn't mean much when you can still buy a used one.

stoney
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17741 posts since 22/1/05

20 Nov 2020 04:23
So shouldn’t distort the used car market much by the sound of it. Hopefully they will improve range of batteries in the coming years. Get about 240 miles out of mine. Be good to be able to get to Cornwall on a full charge with a car full of stuff. Home charging is great. Having to charge when out and about is more of a Hastle.
JustinCredible
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20 Nov 2020 09:37
If the ban does come in then if anything the price of well sorted 2nd hand ICE cars will appreciate rather than depreciate
swede
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9713 posts since 21/3/09

20 Nov 2020 09:47
stoney wrote: So shouldn’t distort the used car market much by the sound of it. Hopefully they will improve range of batteries in the coming years. Get about 240 miles out of mine. Be good to be able to get to Cornwall on a full charge with a car full of stuff. Home charging is great. Having to charge when out and about is more of a Hastle.

govt needs to support infrastructure development; we need charging ports in carparks, places of work, supermarkets etc. to really drive uptake
Ronald
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1397 posts since 9/5/04

20 Nov 2020 09:52
Unless I've misunderstood, they're not talking about compulsory scrapping of all existing ICE cars and closing down all the petrol stations by 2030, are they? So the only people immediately affected are the ones who want to have a new car every year.
swede
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9713 posts since 21/3/09

20 Nov 2020 10:19
exactly^
Bails78
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729 posts since 6/1/08

posted 20 Nov 2020 18:13, edited 20 Nov 2020 18:13
Finally got Insurance sorted for the Mini Cooper S. Pick it up in two weeks, £848 for the year, threw the Old Man on it which brought the cost down considerably.

Next thing I need is a Dashcam anyone got any recommendations?
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930 posts since 26/11/07

21 Nov 2020 00:04
The uk's charging infrastructure is embarrassing. We're nowhere near the same level as scandi countries or even America. We'll be years behind as per other things. UK exchequer still relies on too much tax receipts from the oil and gas sector so this is pure politics.
toocan
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872 posts since 7/11/07

23 Nov 2020 09:56
Not the best pics but…