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


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illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

1 Mar 2021 10:44
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

thoughts? all advice gratefully recieved

How many miles do you expect to do a year?

Diesels only make sense financially and environmentally if you're doing lots of out-of-town miles.
Centurionone
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1626 posts since 30/3/11

1 Mar 2021 11:38
burny wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: Report to the motoring thread. This is watches.


Laughing out loud
jogon321
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710 posts since 13/4/12

1 Mar 2021 21:12
Modern diesels aren't a great idea if mostly using for shops/school run.
swede
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9888 posts since 21/3/09

1 Mar 2021 21:48
True - need more ideas on what you’d be using it for. If it’s only shops and school run could go full electric
R
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13297 posts since 17/5/03

1 Mar 2021 22:37
think you can go electric for more than that
Mr.X.
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3121 posts since 23/6/13

posted 3 Mar 2021 09:52, edited 3 Mar 2021 09:52
If his Mrs wants BMW/Audi/Merc then full electric is out of the question @ 25k.

I can't see the point in buying a new car in this transitional stage of motoring. Save yourself some £££ and buy something 1 or 2 years old.
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

posted 21 Mar 2021 10:35, edited 21 Mar 2021 10:35
Sorry if anyone got excited hoping it was a fudge bump.

Got this last weekend

Yamaha xsr700
seenmy
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6657 posts since 17/6/06

21 Mar 2021 12:00
just get a q3 or similar, bit bigger, ive got a 1.4 q3 and its fine for around town and great on long runs to coast etc I think Paid 20k for mine 5 years ago 6k on the clock from audi, good quality (slime spec), no thrills but also pretty common so low on the theft spectrum.

to be totally boring id probably get the volvo equivalent next, but unless i encounter major issue ill just stock with this till electric is viable under 60k
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

21 Mar 2021 12:21
The problem I have with electric is my garage is away from the house and leasehold.

And The freeholder is a cunt. So getting charge is an issue.

The Q3 looks best option, toying with spending a bit more and getting an Evoque but they are really shitty mpg
swede
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9888 posts since 21/3/09

21 Mar 2021 12:25
evoques are for chavs
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

21 Mar 2021 13:12
Is chav still a thing? Didn't they become brexiters?
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

posted 21 Mar 2021 15:02, edited 21 Mar 2021 15:02
Richgee wrote: The problem I have with electric is my garage is away from the house and leasehold.

And The freeholder is a cunt. So getting charge is an issue.

The Q3 looks best option, toying with spending a bit more and getting an Evoque but they are really shitty mpg

Prefer the q3 sport back if you’re going down the q3 route otherwise go for the xc40 as its miles better than a q3, better residuals too
ismvil
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1881 posts since 16/9/11

21 Mar 2021 16:43
The infotainment in the new Volvos is so gash it’s put me off the entire range after I drove an XC60 for a week a while back
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

21 Mar 2021 16:45
It’s only the fact it’s all touch screen
jacko198
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547 posts since 23/10/09

21 Mar 2021 16:56
Evoque reliability is notoriously bad, probably give them a swerve unless getting a decent warranty
swede
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9888 posts since 21/3/09

21 Mar 2021 17:34
might as well go for a porsche cayenne if going down the suv route
stoney
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17766 posts since 22/1/05

21 Mar 2021 17:38
Only the new version looks good, older ones are well dated looking.
Gaz
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2665 posts since 20/10/05

21 Mar 2021 17:38
Quite liking the looks of Skoda’s new electric number.

deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

21 Mar 2021 17:41
swede wrote: might as well go for a porsche cayenne if going down the suv route
I’m glad someone gave the Porsche shout
seenmy
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6657 posts since 17/6/06

21 Mar 2021 17:50
deuce wrote:
swede wrote: might as well go for a porsche cayenne if going down the suv route
I’m glad someone gave the Porsche shout
Maccan is a better shout