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


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joe6886
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953 posts since 16/11/08

6 Dec 2021 13:53
Still need an MOT on an electric car, not sure where you’ve seen that. Obvs only once the car is 3 years old though
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

6 Dec 2021 13:55
Ah yeah my bad, no emissions or noise test though.
Dee
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12183 posts since 22/11/07

6 Dec 2021 21:00
Surely leasing is the best option could be waiting lists but some stock around.
Stable have a Polestar fastback at circa £420 per month. Not sure if that's a good rate, only started looking into this recently and likewise aiming for around the 300 mark, our ageing E90 is costing a bomb to run at the mo.
sydneyking
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5197 posts since 26/9/09

6 Dec 2021 21:17
Not sure you can get anything that great for £300 a month without a whacking great deposit.
swede
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10435 posts since 21/3/09

6 Dec 2021 21:28
Dee wrote: Polestar fastback

love the look of those. really cool
eazypz
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3618 posts since 16/4/10

posted 6 Dec 2021 21:32, edited 6 Dec 2021 21:32
Check out Leaseloco for comparisons, and also there’s a pistonheads thread dedicated to good deals that are available.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f;=255&t;=1955391&p;=57

You’ll most likely have to take whatever stock item there is, as waiting times for orders are around 12 months according to some retailers.
sydneyking
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5197 posts since 26/9/09

6 Dec 2021 21:55
swede wrote:
Dee wrote: Polestar fastback

love the look of those. really cool

It’s that Volvo styling
TROYBOY
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1110 posts since 28/2/12

7 Dec 2021 00:18
got a polo gti last month for 295 on a two year deal. was the best of a bad bunch. the lack of new cars is mental
timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

7 Dec 2021 13:08
eazypz wrote: Check out Leaseloco for comparisons, and also there’s a pistonheads thread dedicated to good deals that are available.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f;=255&t;=1955391&p;=57

You’ll most likely have to take whatever stock item there is, as waiting times for orders are around 12 months according to some retailers.

Jimmy Hill jawdrop 12 months? Mental. Thanks for the links.
TROYBOY
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1110 posts since 28/2/12

7 Dec 2021 13:18
Yep. Its crazy. Was told in the summer it would be march/april for a golf gti/r or bmw 128ti.
The reason why used car prices are sky rocketing
swiftus
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1830 posts since 1/7/09

7 Dec 2021 13:40
timmbo wrote: Avoided this thread until now, as I’ve never owned/needed to buy a car.

This blows my mind.
RickRude
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4137 posts since 13/1/12

7 Dec 2021 13:53
Chicks prefer convertibles Swiftus - just saying
ismvil
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2062 posts since 16/9/11

7 Dec 2021 14:07
Drop top Evoque ting
jogon321
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723 posts since 13/4/12

posted 7 Dec 2021 21:23, edited 7 Dec 2021 21:23
timmbo wrote:
eazypz wrote: Check out Leaseloco for comparisons, and also there’s a pistonheads thread dedicated to good deals that are available.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f;=255&t;=1955391&p;=57

You’ll most likely have to take whatever stock item there is, as waiting times for orders are around 12 months according to some retailers.

Jimmy Hill jawdrop 12 months? Mental. Thanks for the links.

Shorter lead times are available from manufacturers not so severely affected by chip shortage such as Kia, Hyundai, Tesla , Toyota. Also keep an eye out for cancelled orders due to the long delays and multiple options being deleted from orders.
Good lease deals are scarce as demand is much higher than supply so maybe better to compare to PCP prices.
andymakesglasses
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20706 posts since 26/1/06

8 Dec 2021 08:23
timmbo wrote: Jimmy Hill jawdrop 12 months? Mental. Thanks for the links.

Might as well start choosing its first car.
billybrown
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3208 posts since 30/9/07

9 Dec 2021 19:46
Q/ How do you know if someone owns a Tesla?
A/ Don't worry, they'll tell you
swede
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10435 posts since 21/3/09

23 Jan 2022 21:52

move over elon
RickRude
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4137 posts since 13/1/12

28 Jan 2022 11:10
What’s everyone using as air freshener for car? Any good recommendations?
jacko198
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583 posts since 23/10/09

28 Jan 2022 14:01
Sex Wax Coconut

Smells amazing
eazypz
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3618 posts since 16/4/10

28 Jan 2022 14:05
Diptyque diffuser