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


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Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

1 Nov 2021 15:45
ismvil wrote: Technically it’s possible for them to plug in, the issue is the billing hasn’t been solved yet - I wouldn’t hold my breath for it in Europe this year or next IMHO.



Limited to the Netherlands for now…
ismvil
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2062 posts since 16/9/11

3 Nov 2021 00:42
Colour me surprised. I think this conclusively proves I don't know what the fuck I'm talking about.
sydneyking
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5199 posts since 26/9/09

18 Nov 2021 11:18
This has been said before but used car prices have gone mental, just upgraded my car for less than what I currently pay per month using just the equity in my existing car
ismvil
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2062 posts since 16/9/11

18 Nov 2021 11:18
Flipped my car for 10k more than I paid and my Mrs Tesla is going this week for 20k more than we paid 16 months ago
Toasted
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1733 posts since 15/10/09

18 Nov 2021 11:42
Yep - just flogged my 13 month old M340i and ordered a brand new i4 M50 for less money. Mental.
ismvil
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2062 posts since 16/9/11

18 Nov 2021 11:49
Toasted wrote: Yep - just flogged my 13 month old M340i and ordered a brand new i4 M50 for less money. Mental.

Nice, let us know how you get on with the i4. I went the other way, gone from a Model 3 to a 5 litre v8
quest
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3789 posts since 11/7/11

posted 18 Nov 2021 12:19, edited 18 Nov 2021 12:19
did you sell to a dealer or privately and what v8 did you replace with Cool
sydneyking
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5199 posts since 26/9/09

18 Nov 2021 12:48
ismvil wrote:
Toasted wrote: Yep - just flogged my 13 month old M340i and ordered a brand new i4 M50 for less money. Mental.

Nice, let us know how you get on with the i4. I went the other way, gone from a Model 3 to a 5 litre v8


Did you move away from electric because of the infrastructure or lack of it? I didn’t like the idea of planning longer journeys based on charging points
Kadafi39
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2147 posts since 30/10/09

18 Nov 2021 13:08
Cant think of anything in production with a 5litre v8? Apart from maybe a mustang or something amercian?

V8 is deffo the way to go though imsmvil! What you got coming?
saltz33
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559 posts since 1/10/12

18 Nov 2021 13:51
Toasted wrote: Yep - just flogged my 13 month old M340i and ordered a brand new i4 M50 for less money. Mental.

Interested to see what you think…

I am in a M340 also… was biding my time till the M3 touring
quest
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3789 posts since 11/7/11

18 Nov 2021 14:07
M235i gc here
M3 is a grower now I’ve seen a couple
youngkamio
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82 posts since 27/6/14

18 Nov 2021 14:42
just sold my Panamera diesel after 30 months of ownership for 5k less than i bought it. Works out at £167 p/m which is pretty awesome. No desire to go electric yet so replaced by a V8 whilst still feasible!
youngkamio
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82 posts since 27/6/14

18 Nov 2021 14:45
Kadafi39 wrote: Cant think of anything in production with a 5litre v8? Apart from maybe a mustang or something amercian?

V8 is deffo the way to go though imsmvil! What you got coming?

Range Rover 5.0 V8 possibly?
Toasted
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1733 posts since 15/10/09

18 Nov 2021 17:58
saltz33 wrote:
Toasted wrote: Yep - just flogged my 13 month old M340i and ordered a brand new i4 M50 for less money. Mental.

Interested to see what you think…

I am in a M340 also… was biding my time till the M3 touring

I have m340i Touring in the latest shape, was waiting for M3 touring.

I am a company director and the tax benefits to owning an electric car just make it a no-brainer.
saltz33
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559 posts since 1/10/12

18 Nov 2021 18:13
Makes sense… I was tempted by the electric route but decided against so went from a Touareg to the 340 touring… and now waiting for the M3 touring… (failing that, flip to an RS6 avant?!)
sydneyking
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5199 posts since 26/9/09

18 Nov 2021 18:32
A neighbour has an rs6, beautiful car. Beyond my budget though
stoney
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17815 posts since 22/1/05

18 Nov 2021 18:46
My car has a broken heater. Been with jag for like a month, supply chain issues, no parts, a grind has same thing waiting for a windscreen, right pain.
ismvil
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2062 posts since 16/9/11

posted 18 Nov 2021 19:40, edited 18 Nov 2021 19:40
So we have an electric car for city runs (i3s - I actually really like it) but after 2 years in the Model 3 with 230-260 of actual range on the motorway based on the way I drive I've come to the conclusion that the range isn't there for me as yet. Once actual range tops 350 the equation will change for me. As it stands if I'm doing my weekly trip into London from the Midlands I just can't be bothered to stop for 30mins to charge on the way home. I seriously considered the EQS but the availability isn't there and I wanted to change now whilst I had the crazy equity in the PCP. The Mrs is going into a X5 45e which has 40-50 miles of range which is perfect for the school run and all the other bits that may happen in her day. The Model X is a lovely piece of tech but too unreliable as a family car. As a data point it's been in with Tesla every month since May with some niggle or the other with the falcon wing doors, rear wing, AC needing gassing, play in the suspension, roof seals leaking and so on. The fact that Elon is such a thundercunt also played into my decision to get out now.

I have a Lotus Emira on order for playtime and went for a Lexus GS-F for myself for now, naturally aspirated V8 and bulletproof reliability. Picked up a 2016 with 23k on the clock and a Lexus warranty until 2026 if I service with a main dealer for less than 30k. Will get it wrapped next week so don't judge the colour, I got it super cheap because of it. Excuse the night pic but winter is coming.



ismvil
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2062 posts since 16/9/11

posted 18 Nov 2021 19:51, edited 18 Nov 2021 19:51
quest wrote: did you sell to a dealer or privately and what v8 did you replace with Cool
Sold it to webuyanycar because I'm lazy and it was easy. The dealer I was talking to about taking it a trade in was literally going to do the same thing and keep 2k and pass the rest on to me. I know this because when I went to drop it off the guy from webuyanycar showed me the emails between Sytner and them.
sydneyking
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5199 posts since 26/9/09

18 Nov 2021 21:03
How many cars do you have ismvil?