Car Thread II

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by Poser » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:14 pm

Somebody Else's Presents wrote:Subaru reveal the best/worst car name ever:



As much as I love Subaru, they really don't help themselves sometimes.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:38 pm

Toyota have officially unveiled the Yaris GR4 today, looks ace but at around £27k it’s probably out of my price bracket :(

Variable AWD system, 257 bhp 3 cylinder engine and only 3 doors sounds ace though.

Edit, seeing £32 as well, regardless out of my budget unless they have immense deals on.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:09 am

So the electric Mustang doesn't actually look too bad :shifty:
And the standard has a 280 mile range so would be workable for my 150 mile round trip commute.

Though sadly comes out a few months too late for me as my current car is up in June :x

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:03 pm

Poser wrote:
Somebody Else's Presents wrote:Subaru reveal the best/worst car name ever:



As much as I love Subaru, they really don't help themselves sometimes.


I know nothing about cars but I think Subaru peaked with the McCae car.
It was perhaps the ultimate rally car and driver combo and I'm not sure they'll ever recreate that again.

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by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:23 am

Hmmm, so Tesla Model 3 with 20,000 miles per year from £546/month. Which sounds a lot, but my fuel bill is currently £200-300/month which will be drastically reduced to something like £50-100/month in electricity, if that.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:39 pm

Got quoted £890 to replace a leaking coolant pipe that is behind the engine which requires removal of gearbox to get to. I should just let it carry on leaking ha.
Anyway taking it for another quote but at the dealership this time. Hopefully they will be more reasonable.

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by Kezzer » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:36 pm

how long you had it? maybe part ex it?

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by rinks » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:15 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Got quoted £890 to replace a leaking coolant pipe that is behind the engine which requires removal of gearbox to get to. I should just let it carry on leaking ha.
Anyway taking it for another quote but at the dealership this time. Hopefully they will be more reasonable.

Yeah, dealerships are usually a fair bit cheaper than anywhere else. Either way, you’ve got to get it sorted. You know what you’re like when water starts getting splashed around.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 pm

Kezzer wrote:how long you had it? maybe part ex it?

I've had it for nearly 4 years now and got it when it was 2.5 years old. Thing is since I moved to London I now only do like 4k a year compared to 12-5k in the past so don't think its worth part ex it.

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No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Got quoted £890 to replace a leaking coolant pipe that is behind the engine which requires removal of gearbox to get to. I should just let it carry on leaking ha.
Anyway taking it for another quote but at the dealership this time. Hopefully they will be more reasonable.

Yeah, dealerships are usually a fair bit cheaper than anywhere else. Either way, you’ve got to get it sorted. You know what you’re like when water starts getting splashed around.

ahaha you still remember that awful experience I had at the Chester raft race! Btw that team didn't end up applying the following year! Get in :toot:

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by RichardUK » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Toyota have officially unveiled the Yaris GR4 today, looks ace but at around £27k it’s probably out of my price bracket :(

Variable AWD system, 257 bhp 3 cylinder engine and only 3 doors sounds ace though.

Edit, seeing £32 as well, regardless out of my budget unless they have immense deals on.


I will take a look, my first ever car was a Yaris T-Spirit they sent me photos of it being built in Japan and I had it all sported up (spoiler, skirts etc) I thought I was so cool 8-) a year later I got the same but a Corolla because I couldn’t get insurance for a Celica GT (it looked amazing and they let me have their showroom one for a couple of weeks)

The car I like at the moment is the new Jaguar that’s like a small 4x4 type car

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by Robbo-92 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:56 pm

RichardUK wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Toyota have officially unveiled the Yaris GR4 today, looks ace but at around £27k it’s probably out of my price bracket :(

Variable AWD system, 257 bhp 3 cylinder engine and only 3 doors sounds ace though.

Edit, seeing £32 as well, regardless out of my budget unless they have immense deals on.


I will take a look, my first ever car was a Yaris T-Spirit they sent me photos of it being built in Japan and I had it all sported up (spoiler, skirts etc) I thought I was so cool 8-) a year later I got the same but a Corolla because I couldn’t get insurance for a Celica GT (it looked amazing and they let me have their showroom one for a couple of weeks)

The car I like at the moment is the new Jaguar that’s like a small 4x4 type car


Always been tempted by a Celica, probably never have one mind!

You liking the fuel or electric variant of the Jag?

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by RichardUK » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:55 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:
Always been tempted by a Celica, probably never have one mind!

You liking the fuel or electric variant of the Jag?


I have not really looked into electric yet, I like the idea of it but would need to research to see how viable it is in terms of how far you could go and the time it takes to charge, if I had the money I would an electric car for short local journeys and a petrol or diesel car for everything else, at the moment a new car is not looking likely but I can always look

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:08 pm

RichardUK wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:
Always been tempted by a Celica, probably never have one mind!

You liking the fuel or electric variant of the Jag?


I have not really looked into electric yet, I like the idea of it but would need to research to see how viable it is in terms of how far you could go and the time it takes to charge, if I had the money I would an electric car for short local journeys and a petrol or diesel car for everything else, at the moment a new car is not looking likely but I can always look


I quite like the look of some electric cars, but the infrastructure just isn’t there yet, its probably doable if you can have charger on the side of your house and don’t have a ridiculously long commute but otherwise its not there yet. I only know of 2 charging points within a 5 mile radius of me.

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The Hyundai i20 N has been seen testing in whats meant to be a near finished prototype. This is one of the few new cars that actually interests me to the point where I’m very tempted to at least test drive one when available, the i30 N was meant to be fantastic (and I would have loved one but even used ones are still quite expensive these days, will be waiting to see what the prices are like when people start handing them back in after their 3 year PCP lease is up) so hopefully the i20 N turns out just as good and at a reasonable price, guessing they’ll be wanting to undercut the Fiesta ST by a small amount anyway.

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by False » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:54 pm

Ive driven i30N

better than you'd think but not as direct as you'd hope - the auto rev matching is neat

I think Ive been spoiled by the STI as far as feel goes, nothing Ive tried even comes close

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Robbo-92 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:45 pm

Not that I’ve driven one but I doubt much comes close to an STI does it? Not until you get into super/hyper car territory anyway.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by False » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:48 pm

nope sadly not

and I cant think of anything that can/will in the current age of electronic based inputs

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:48 am


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by Lagamorph » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:53 am

I'm starting to wonder what's going to happen with my car.

My finance is up at the end of June, so I've got to hand my car back at some point during June. But with the dealers all closed I can't go looking for a new one.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Peter Crisp » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:46 pm



Nice.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:26 pm

Vauxhall have been a bunch of absolute strawberry floating next-level geniuses and sent out a recall letter in the middle of a global pandemic.

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