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


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joe6886
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890 posts since 16/11/08

11 Jan 2021 15:13
If you get a good one and look after it you can’t really go wrong in terms of investment. You’ve got to really want one though if you want to use it fairly regularly, as frankly they are shit to drive.

We sold one at work a year or so ago, no power windows, no remote locking, no toys at all apart from air conditioning but it went for £17,500 in the end.
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

11 Jan 2021 15:51
Yeah, been in a few over the years so I know what they're like. Would mainly be used for weekend trips with mountain bikes, occasional transporting of furniture, not a daily driver.

Heath wrote: You want a family or a more 'fun' car Andy?

A bit of both really, fun rather than fun-sized.
NickMSM
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411 posts since 21/8/13

11 Jan 2021 16:38
I'd say go for it then. Only live once, and easy to get money back if it's clean/you don't pay over the top. I fancy LS3'ing mine at some point Laughing out loud
illwill
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4099 posts since 17/5/04

posted 11 Jan 2021 16:49, edited 11 Jan 2021 16:49
What about a Land Cruiser?

Equally depreciation proof, 100x more reliable and better to drive than the LR.

Maybe not quite so many #lifestyle credits though - in the UK anyway.
quest
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3623 posts since 11/7/11

posted 11 Jan 2021 17:58, edited 11 Jan 2021 17:58
test drove a defender 90 around Bedford and did the hill assault course thing as well at the centre. Really like them, and wanted one, but very agricultural and just thought horrid to have as only car. I was glad to get back into my golf of the time Eek . my old man chopped his 110 in for L405 and had loads of problems throughout ownership, so personally would steer clear of LR
Like the new defender though!
-DiscoTits-
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909 posts since 26/11/07

11 Jan 2021 18:07
Land Rover reliability leaves a lot to be desired. Can get much better reliability from a Jap manufacturer. Defender is just a status symbol car Imo.
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

posted 12 Jan 2021 11:24, edited 12 Jan 2021 11:24
NickMSM wrote: I fancy LS3'ing mine at some point Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud I've seen a few good conversions, pricey though! I think an electric conversion is more of a reality in the future.

illwill wrote: What about a Land Cruiser?

I quite like the 2000 era ones but there aren't many available compared to Defenders and less parts choice too.
ismvil
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1570 posts since 16/9/11

12 Jan 2021 11:27
illwill wrote: What about a Land Cruiser?

Equally depreciation proof, 100x more reliable and better to drive than the LR.

Maybe not quite so many #lifestyle credits though - in the UK anyway.

This, plenty of parts available from Japan plus they're built to last a bajillion miles.
morning mist
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3470 posts since 29/5/05

12 Jan 2021 11:38
Joe Rogan’s it pretty nice

https://youtu.be/xPg-hlhoa64
burny
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5981 posts since 25/5/06

27 Feb 2021 19:04
fudge.dredd wrote: Report to the motoring thread. This is watches.

smith
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11098 posts since 5/5/04

posted 27 Feb 2021 20:15, edited 27 Feb 2021 20:15
Sticking out tongue :popcorn:
gonzoking
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822 posts since 13/3/11

posted 27 Feb 2021 22:58, edited 27 Feb 2021 22:58
anyone had any experience of the macan s or gts, presently wondering if either is worth the monthly layout (wouldn't be a daily, just a weekend with kids car)
quest
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3623 posts since 11/7/11

28 Feb 2021 14:42
problem I see with it is this generation is 7 years old now, so won’t be updated but a whole new car will probs be out at end of year. Then your stuck with an old car. I’d look at x3m if you haven’t
toocan
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858 posts since 7/11/07

28 Feb 2021 15:21
It was updated last year, id suspect the next version will be 4 years off from then and most likely be an electric first approach as they are planning with the 718.

GTS's seem to hold their value well if that matters? Porsche finance is structured a little strange, they set the residuals really low so you have 10k+ profit in the car when it ends. Supposed its for a good PX value against your next porsche but also to maintain the price point else it would be BMW/Audi money on the monthly rentals..

Personally I don't get the Macan id get the Cayenne (which really isn't that big in comparison to its peers) as you get a decent boot space - I could sling 2 bikes in the back of mine I doubt you could in a macan.

If its just a weekend car get something fun imo and sack a 4x4 off because unless you need the space they are pretty pointless heavy fucking things..



Richgee
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100 posts since 26/4/15

1 Mar 2021 05:33
OK so I know nothing about cars. Currently have an audi a3 looking to get new car.

Would quite like something a little bit bigger (don't want huge). Have approx 20-25k to spend. Mostly school run/shopping and other dull stuff like that.

How much extra mileage will a hybrid get>? My current is 1.4 and don't really want to use more petrol, will a 2litre increase petrol use significantly?

wife likes her fancy things so wants to go for audi/merc/bmw type brand

thoughts? all advice gratefully recieved
Richgee
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100 posts since 26/4/15

1 Mar 2021 08:04
Richgee wrote: OK so I know nothing about cars. Currently have an audi a3 looking to get new car.

Would quite like something a little bit bigger (don't want huge). Have approx 20-25k to spend. Mostly school run/shopping and other dull stuff like that.

How much extra mileage will a hybrid get>? My current is 1.4 and don't really want to use more petrol, will a 2litre increase petrol use significantly?

wife likes her fancy things so wants to go for audi/merc/bmw type brand

should i consider a crossover/small suv? They seem to be de riguer at the mo

thoughts? all advice gratefully recieved
swede
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9391 posts since 21/3/09

1 Mar 2021 08:05
just go for a 2L diesel if you dont want to spend more on petrol but want a bigger car. go for a bmw 3 series estate or an audi a4…. i have no experience with hybrids though; might be better for what you are after
Richgee
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100 posts since 26/4/15

1 Mar 2021 10:07
Thanks, although diesel is more expensive, do they do much better mileage per gallon?

The c series and 3 series seem to do a plug in hybrid which can do 40 miles on electric, that would do tge school run and shops a treat.

Does anyone have experience of these?
swede
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9391 posts since 21/3/09

1 Mar 2021 10:14
Richgee wrote: Thanks, although diesel is more expensive, do they do much better mileage per gallon?

absolutely - get >50mpg easily in my 320d vs ~32mpg in my old 1.6 a3

if you've got a drive and ability to get a plug sorted then plug-in hybrid could definitely be a winner for you though. should be within your price range too
ismvil
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1570 posts since 16/9/11

1 Mar 2021 10:31
Plug in a3 is great, 20/22 miles on electric and a 1.4T engine. Or Golf GTE - which is the same car underneath.