New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby Karl » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:33 pm

Any news on the new car yet?
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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby frv » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:59 pm

Last time I spoke to sales guy just before I went to Turkey there had been a delay so was looking in end June / poss. early July. I will chase it up in the next couple of days but enjoying the holiday too much at the minute :D
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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby Karl » Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:56 pm

Seems a long time to wait for a new car. Surprised considering how much cash your paying.


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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby frv » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:03 am

It does Karl. I've only paid £500 so far, my car is rest of deposit so in a weird sort of way it's saving me money as I'll have another month's payment in the bank instead of in the car :lol:
As you can probably guess I'm being a bit philosophical about it!
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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby Karl » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:39 am

haha - yes sounds like a better way of thinking about it rather than just waiting.
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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby frv » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:23 pm

Heard from dealer today, my new car will arrive on Monday. They'll need to do the usual inspection, test drive, valet etc. so be a week or so before I can collect it but at least it feels nearer! :D
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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby Smithsk71 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:55 pm

Have you had it long enough for much of a review Gordon? Am very interested to hear your comments on that engine :) Got a new car itch here...
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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby ssaaaabb » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:26 pm

Just seen you changed cars! Well im behind the times!

Its a very interesting choice!

so a 1.4, that can run on two cyclinders!, I suppose thats a bit like being a 0.7 litre when its on 2 cylinder mode. Judging by your figures in your update topics, you are beating the combined, by a good healthy margin.

As for being an auto, that will use slightly more fuel but I should immagine transmitional losses are small, considering its a newish auto box which are better made now then they used to be so its not as bad, as if it was an old auto.

I never knew this tech existed !
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Re: New Car Time - goodbye FR-V

Postby frv » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:09 am

I love the car, engine and gearbox :D . The manufacturer's figures are actually identical for the manual and the auto!

I will do a proper review when I get a chance : :)
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