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  • in reply to: The most efficient engines on the scheme. #141647
    DBtruth
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    I think one of toyota’s self charging hybrids or one of the smaller diesel engines from the vw group (Audi, vw, seat, Skoda) could be worth a look.
    I used to have a vw group 1.6 diesel and I thought that was good on fuel

    in reply to: I predict BEVs will be cheaper than same model PHEV by 2025! #141074
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    I don’t think we’re at a point yet where everyone is demanding EV’s so companies will want to keep selling ICE cars that they’ve spent a fortune developing while they still can. I think we’ll see things changing the closer we get to 2030 but that’s still years away really.
    I actually think an advantage to this is that it gives the charging systems time to develop. It would cause problems if everyone went out and got EV’s tomorrow but hopefully the charging will improve in line with EV sales so there is never a huge shortage and it keeps people relatively happy

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141065
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    New technology is always going to be expensive but cars like this won’t be this expensive forever. I think this shows another step forward in terms of charging times which is good. I doubt this particular model will make it onto the scheme but it’s interesting to see how the technology is improving. It won’t be too long before this level of charging and range is standard and the newer cars will be even better than that

    in reply to: When are going to get cars with panache? #140565
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    Ah I love those little pepper pot style wheels on that old mini. I do think the mini looks better in it’s simpler form. On certain cars I actually think smaller wheels suit it better. They’re bound to contribute to a nicer ride too

    in reply to: When are going to get cars with panache? #140558
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    I had considered a lot of those things too. All perfectly understandable.

    I’ve seen a few people online saying EV kits are going to become popular so you’ll just be able to convert an old car into an EV pretty easily. So if we’re lucky we’ll still be able to see some good looking cars on the road in the future. If this does become popular, I wonder what cars will be desirable? Mk1 Audi TT maybe?

    in reply to: When are going to get cars with panache? #140541
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I’m not sure it’s fair to compare a Ferrari to a Kia Soul but I get the idea and I agree that modern cars are nowhere near as good looking as older ones.
    even if you compared an old Ferrari to a new one I still think the old ones look better. Is this a problem of “super cars” becoming too powerful and requiring all of these clever diffusers, air intakes and rear wings etc to make sure they not ridiculously dangerous?
    Wouldn’t it be great if these companies said they weren’t going to chase Nurburgring lap times and just built a car that’s a joy to drive and looks beautiful</p>

    in reply to: Marmite or Brexit, the EV dilemma  #140145
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    I wouldn’t say I’m in either camp as I enjoy ICE cars and my interest in EV’s is growing all the time. I don’t think EV’s are perfect yet but I’ve got no doubt that they will be in time. I know some are worried about this 2030 cut off date but I think it’s good to keep in mind that every single EV on sale today will not be available to buy new in 2030. Most of them will have probably had two new versions by then and none of us know how good they’ll be. I am certainly looking forward to finding out

    in reply to: Jaguar to be a zero-emission brand by 2025 #139952
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    I think I’ve mentioned it on a previous thread a while back but if you’ve not seen “Jaguar:going electric” on amazon prime it’s a pretty good watch if you have access. It’s all about the design and production of the i-pace. Interesting stuff

    in reply to: mazda mx-30 could be a contender #139169
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    I didn’t realise this was available on motability. Watched a couple of YouTube videos and I really like it. The interior looks very smart and I think the door set up is cool. I like the fact it’s got a bit of rx8 in it as that was a really cool car and they still look good today (I wouldn’t want to own one though!) .

    I know Mazda have said they used the smaller battery on purpose but I would have seriously considered this if it was a bit bigger. I don’t think charging would be too much of an issue for me but I’ve always said that I’d only want to charge my car at a maximum of once per week (in an average week) and I don’t think the Mazda would quite manage it.

    I watched Robert Llewelyn‘s review and he thought 110 miles range was a realistic target.

    in reply to: Covid 19 vaccination Jab #138803
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    I had the Pfizer vaccine on 30/01. I had a headache afterwards but couldn’t say if it was down to the vaccine or not. I was absolutely fine the next day though

    DBtruth
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    VW id3 for me. I like the size and the styling. From memory the entry level spec has all the kit I’d want too so hopefully the ap wouldn’t be outrageous

    in reply to: vw id3/4 in this months motability magazine #137358
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    I think it’s worth noting that the id3 (along with the majority of EV’s) wasn’t built to be a performance car or break speed records. I’ve seen some videos on YouTube and it still seems pretty quick

     

    in reply to: Which actors have never made a bad film? #136047
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    I mentioned “The Prestige” earlier and if you guys are a fan of Scarlett Johansson then it is absolutely the film for you!

    DBtruth
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    Ah, the Seat Leon 1.6tdi SE Copa auto @ 399 ap was the car I got in 2012. I loved this car and I still think it’s the best looking Leon. I also got a surprise when I picked it up as it came with xenon headlights which weren’t standard and weren’t even available on that model. The dealer told me there had been a problem at the factory with the standard lights so they had to fit xennons. Not sure if that was true or not but I loved them.

    in reply to: Which actors have never made a bad film? #135946
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    Also, I’d have to agree with Tharg in that every actor will have been involved with some rubbish films. Especially early on in their careers.
    I remember hearing a quote from a well known actor saying that you can’t always be in great films but it doesn’t mean you don’t have to be great in it. I’ve forgotten who said it now but I believe that it’s true

    in reply to: Which actors have never made a bad film? #135945
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    Some of my favourites that haven’t already been mentioned are:

    Christian Bale

    Matthew Mcconaughey

    Paul Rudd

    Jeff Daniels

    A lot of my opinions are based on TV shows too. Especially Jeff Daniels.

    I’d recommend Le Mans ‘66 if anyone hasn’t seen it. Film for car lovers and Christian Bale is excellent in my opinion.
    Also, The Prestige has been added to Netflix recently. Another great performance from Bale and is definitely worth a watch.

    in reply to: Toyota CHR just ordered #134947
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    Great choice Mike. I’ve not driven a CH-R but I’ve sat in one and thought it was very comfortable. Looks very nice too. I hope you put a little review up once you’ve had it for a while 👍

     

    in reply to: The most beautiful cars ever made #134550
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    I thought it was interesting that only a few of the cars in that list were released in the past 5 years.

    I can’t believe that the BMW Z8 didn’t make the list. One of the best looking BMW’s ever made in my opinion. Amazing that things like a 6 series gc or an Audi A5 got in ahead of that.

    However, I accept that it’s all down to opinion and there isn’t really a right or wrong answer

    in reply to: Mini Cooper S #133427
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    I would also add that I agree with Tharg in that I can’t see a power decrease of 11bhp being noticeable in the real world. 178bhp is easily enough power for a car of that size

    in reply to: Are Electric Cars More Expensive To Make Than ICE cars #133411
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    Recently I watched Robert Llewellyn’s review of the Vauxhall Corsa EV on YouTube and he explained his theory on why it is so expensive. He thinks that Vauxhall want to slow down the sale of EV’s by keeping the prices high. He also spoke a bit about battery cost and how much the cost has come down compared to (I think) ten years ago.

    Now, I’ve got no idea if that’s true but it is something to think about

    in reply to: Top 10 EVs due in 2021 #133085
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    I watched Jonny Smith’s review of the Fiat 500 ev on YouTube and I think it’s brilliant. A really smart little car with good range (199 miles) if you get the long range version

    in reply to: Golf r Line or Audi A3 Edition 1 #132380
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    Winston, I didn’t really post regularly when you were last posting but I always used to enjoy reading your comments and I like many others would like it if you stayed. If not, then it was good to see you checking in 👍

     

    in reply to: New Vauxhall Mokka #131979
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    Great to see the EV added to the scheme. Looks great and comes with a lot of kit. I like how the price increases for each trim level are relatively small compared to some of the other cars we see

    in reply to: No VW iD3 on the scheme anytime soon. #131514
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    I’d take a guess and say around 12-18 months before it would join the scheme but that is just my gut feeling and it’s not based on any fact at all.

    I’m not absolutely desperate to have an EV but I do find them interesting. Much more interesting than any new ICE cars at the minute (reasonable ICE cars that is). I think I could make an EV fit my lifestyle with no problems at all but I still haven’t seen one where I thought yes I want that. This is why I’m keen on the id3 as I really like the look of it plus it’s similar in size to my current car.
    EV technology is improving everyday so although there may not be anything that quite suits you today, there definitely will be in the future. I think there’s a Seat ev coming and probably a Skoda one too so they might be worth keeping an eye on. Not sure when they’re due out though.

    If you manage to get a test drive on the Citroen, put a little review on the forum if you get a chance 👍

    in reply to: Audi Q3 #131511
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    Thanks for that info Glos Guy. I might pop down to my Audi dealership when I get the chance if that’s the case and see what they feel like to get in/out

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