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


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ismvil
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2057 posts since 16/9/11

18 Nov 2021 21:06
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Ocin
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1420 posts since 4/6/04

18 Nov 2021 21:27
I'm exhausted after reading that Ismvil Laughing out loud
ismvil
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18 Nov 2021 21:37
Ocin wrote: I'm exhausted after reading that Ismvil Laughing out loud

Ha, will stick to being a pithy cunt
Gizmo
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posted 19 Nov 2021 09:29, edited 19 Nov 2021 09:29
Caved and ordered a Model Y in midnight silver. Anywhere good to wrap the cars in / near central London? Looking at getting a satin silver or nardo grey or just get Xpel on top of the midnight silver. Not sure yet.
ismvil
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19 Nov 2021 10:56
Gizmo wrote: Caved and ordered a Model Y in midnight silver. Anywhere good to wrap the cars in / near central London? Looking at getting a satin silver or nardo grey or just get Xpel on top of the midnight silver. Not sure yet.

I get mine done at Yiannimize, he's a friend so if you DM me I'll point you in the right direction so you're sorted
swede
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19 Nov 2021 11:08
ismvil wrote: I have a Lotus Emira on order for playtime

Ubercool Ubercool
Gizmo
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19 Nov 2021 11:15
ismvil wrote:
Gizmo wrote: Caved and ordered a Model Y in midnight silver. Anywhere good to wrap the cars in / near central London? Looking at getting a satin silver or nardo grey or just get Xpel on top of the midnight silver. Not sure yet.

I get mine done at Yiannimize, he's a friend so if you DM me I'll point you in the right direction so you're sorted

Thanks mate. Pricey though I assume?
ismvil
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19 Nov 2021 11:19
Gizmo wrote:
ismvil wrote:
Gizmo wrote: Caved and ordered a Model Y in midnight silver. Anywhere good to wrap the cars in / near central London? Looking at getting a satin silver or nardo grey or just get Xpel on top of the midnight silver. Not sure yet.

I get mine done at Yiannimize, he's a friend so if you DM me I'll point you in the right direction so you're sorted

Thanks mate. Pricey though I assume?

Depends on the wrap you're after and the size of the car, starts from about 2-3k and can go up to whatever. PPF is obviously cheaper.
Gizmo
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20 Nov 2021 16:23
I'll have a think about it, thanks!
TROYBOY
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21 Nov 2021 02:28
What are the pros and cons of getting a car wrap??
Mr.X.
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21 Nov 2021 06:50
Protects the paintwork, easy to remove if you want to go back to the original colour if/when you sell. Costs less than painting. Can improve the car if you really hate the original colour and make your car unique to others. Cons… they can’t always wrap everywhere like some internal sills.

Saw the Ioniq 5 which looks alright but something put me off it so ordered a model 3.
Kadafi39
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22 Nov 2021 10:55
TROYBOY wrote: What are the pros and cons of getting a car wrap??

Pro's you get to be a celeb for a day and get loads of content for your insta.

Cons you'll be relieved of a few grand.

Laughing out loud
-DiscoTits-
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992 posts since 26/11/07

22 Nov 2021 17:28
Why so many folk buying teslas? The quality is shocking and reliability also.
illwill
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4163 posts since 17/5/04

22 Nov 2021 18:03
Only viable electric cars if you do more than local travel because of the charging network.
ginner
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348 posts since 15/4/14

24 Nov 2021 02:42
Wife has had a model 3 for three years. No issues at all. Quality is great and reliability has not been a problem. Think it is over stated online sometimes.
Rirawin
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9626 posts since 17/7/05

2 Dec 2021 12:29
Have access to the Tesla supercharger network but what's a good backup charging network to look out for and use/subscribe to? I'm looking at Pod Point as they have partnered with a couple of supermarkets and offer 22W/50W charging at a reasonable price 26p/kWH. Others I notice they have monthly subs and/or charge 40p+ kWH (though still cheaper than running an ICE I guess).
timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

6 Dec 2021 11:36
Avoided this thread until now, as I’ve never owned/needed to buy a car. Expecting first baby mid next year, and apparently a car is a useful thing to have in that situation.

We live in a city and other than the odd UK holiday each year, most drives won’t be longer than 50 miles to visit parents, friends etc.

I like the idea of an electric car, although that’s founded more on assumptions rather than evidence (are they cheaper to run? is demand so high it’s impossible to get a good deal?)

What are my options? Do I lease? PCP? PCH?Do I buy? If I can spend c£300 a month all in I’d be happy - I don’t even know if that’s a reasonable budget. Fuk, please Craig David me.
swede
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6 Dec 2021 13:39
congrats on losing your virginity Ubercool
timmbo
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6 Dec 2021 13:44
cheers - can’t say it was planned, I’d assumed yer maw was barren.
Rirawin
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posted 6 Dec 2021 13:48, edited 6 Dec 2021 13:48
Oxford has a decent EV charging infrastructure from what I’ve read so you definitely could go for an EV without having a place to charge at home. They are deffo cheaper to run, not just on fuel but no need for MOT and less mechanical things to fail, etc. As for purchasing the car, you checked to see if your employer has a car scheme? Sometimes can work out as cheap as £30 a month BIK (that you pay) for something like a Tesla.