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Ahh well, it got 10L down its throat and shut up for now. Gawd knows why it pipes up with 1500miles to go, it’s not like you have to back order the stuff from China by sea!
Good thought @Glos Guy. @kbfern does your fuel consumption read in MPG or L/100k (or whatever it is the metric uses)?
The issue isn’t so much left or right foot braking but more one foot v. two feet. As has already been mentioned plenty of people have the use of only the left foot, which is fine because the foot is only going to be pressing one pedal at a time. And that’s the point, those who build the muscle memory of left foot braking and right foot accelerating stand a very good chance, when the chips are down and instinct kicks in, of stamping on the brake with one foot while stamping on the accelerator with the other, often with disastrous consequences. By maintaining the foot off accelerator onto brake instinct (and relearning to keep the clutch foot doing nothing, which is learnt very quickly) you eliminate this, very real, possibility.
Nice looking car jb, hope it brings you lots of fun and enjoyment.April 27, 2021 at 11:55 am in reply to: HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC 150KW ULTIMATE 64KWh auto AP £499 #146767
Thanks @Intranicity. I figured it might be something along those lines. I’m not due to change until Oct next year but definitely looking to go EV and heartening to see this kind of deal cropping up Let’s hope they continue and others join in!!
Sound choice. Tbh, if I was currently in the order/change phase I think I’d be snapping that current offer up as well!April 27, 2021 at 11:30 am in reply to: HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC 150KW ULTIMATE 64KWh auto AP £499 #146762
What’s the difference between the two 150kW Premiums? I can see it’s the 10.5kW charger, but what is that actually referring to, what does the extra 100 quid get you and is it worth it?April 12, 2021 at 12:26 pm in reply to: Electric Cars, Could we see a changing of the guard? #145353
Tbh, I think that in 3-5 years all the underlying tech will be shared/copied/back-engineered etc and most differentiation will be along the same lines as with ICE. The Chinese are, on one hand, similar to Japan of the 60s/70s where they are offering a lot for not much and slowly growing a good value reputation, but on the other hand they have such a huge home market to feed plus politically they’re perhaps not as accepted by Western markets?
Interestingly, I’ve just read an AutoExpress article that came up in my feed that was talking about Nissan and whether they gained an early adopter advantage from the Leaf? One of the points raised was that in terms of new models etc you might think not but that the real advantage is in the decade of data they already have, pertaining to EV manufacture, supply, servicing etc.
Maybe Motability are only counting the ICE produced portion of the BHP against their self imposed limits?
Nah, not even close.
Tbf those AP’s aren’t too bad, especially the first two (for top of the range). I reckon that diesel one will come down, Citroen tend to be pretty big discounters. I like the look of the new C4. I always liked the Cactus but just wasn’t high enough for me to get in and out of easily enough!
I grew up near the Rover factory in Solihull. I recall they were experimenting with a gas turbine equipped P5 saloon in the late sixties – local lads used to report spotting it on their test track making the sort of noise you would expect… Problem with gas turbines is they are slow to spool up so not much use in a conventional car having to wait when the lights change. However as a constant speed device it might happen.
A version of that has turbine engine is in The Museum of Fire in Ceredigion. Fascinating little museum, well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.
ICE is definitely the steam of today. However, is EV the Betamax or the VHS? There’s still an increasing investment in hydrogen research and production and I think if they can nail it then that will turn out to be the preferred option for most people.February 11, 2021 at 4:06 pm in reply to: Manual Choke Do you know what it is & can you drive with it #139583
I remember them well. Likewise the early auto-chokes that Tharg mentioned. With the manual ones though the by the time us 2nd hand buyers got ’em the dealer supplied peg had always been lost and you had to make do with a clothes peg 😉February 8, 2021 at 7:01 pm in reply to: New Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid PHEV on sale in the UK now #139334
I like the look of that!
Well the 4 and the 5 were quite different to one another so I hope they both represent their original model. I’d certainly be interested in a nice retro looking E-R4! Especially if it had an even better range than the (already good) Zoe seems to have (according to Carwows run ’em til dead test).
I’m a bit confused here. Am I right in thinking that the Golf mentioned by RedPanda has reduced in AP in Q1, after he ordered in Q4? In which case surely it’s practically a given that the dealer will honour the new lower AP? Just go in and tell them, the new lower AP or cancel.February 4, 2021 at 6:16 pm in reply to: New 2022 Ford Mondeo to radically morph into an SUV #138896
I’m getting a Mach-E Active vibe. Except it’ll probably be hybrid so more of a Mach-HE Active!
Yeah, I just don’t see the point in keeping ICE and just putting an extra L motor in the train. If I went hybrid (and like you guys want to go full EV next time) I would go trad like the Kuga, L for local and petrol for long journeys when required.January 31, 2021 at 12:28 pm in reply to: EV why do you want one to save environment or save money #138280
Not sure EVs are going to save the environment, as others have already said. Also, whilst those who can afford to get on the train early are currently enjoying no VED and low night tariffs I suspect, as EV becomes the majority and demand increases, this will quickly change!
However, despite that I do want EV to succeed and do want one for two main reasons:
1. EVs are normally auto and that will hopefully transmit to wider choice and more level prices.
2. They are definitely better for air quality regards emissions, especially in urban built up areas.
I do remember when I was considering one I was told that I’d have to go to a VW commercial vehicles dealer (by the mota chap at our nearest Sinclair’s). Obviously if your nearest does both it won’t matter.
I’ve lost count (and subsequently interest and belief) in the number of “imminent breakthroughs” regarding battery and charging tech. I’m not saying it won’t eventually happen but don’t hold your breath! I’ll gladly keep an eye on the real-time progress and actual production and deployment of latest tech though because, ultimately, what’s actually available at purchase time is ya lot!January 17, 2021 at 7:10 pm in reply to: ‘MG’s sales must rank as the success story of the year, possibly the decade’ #136704
It’s the final three or four sentences that I take hope from!
Good looking car. Glad you’ve fallen in love with it from the off. Enjoy!