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New car time!!...

Postby Karl » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:00 pm

Its been decided that the Volvo will soon be replaced and so I'm in negotiations with a dealer for a 2008 Nissan Qashqai 2.0dci

I'm currently haggling over £300 but hoping they see sense and do a deal - exciting times!
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:31 am

:P - Is it the Tekna version - according to Parkers combined figure is 42mpg and it has a healthy 236 lb-ft of torque http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/f ... 007/35981/ Visia and Acenta look the same too.
Be interesting to see what you can do with it, on Fuelly and Spiritmonitor msot people seem to be in the high 30's ;). The best is 50.9 with the 2 litre diesel.
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby Karl » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:39 pm

Yeah - its the Tekna version. Its fully loaded too - Sat Nav, Reverse Park Camera, Heated Leather, Panoramic sunroof, the Chrome bits - 17's

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If I can get the price I want - I'll be collecting it on Sat. Hoping to be able to get into the 50's although might have to change my route a bit - its over 2000kg and is a little too wide for the country lanes I use!
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:39 pm

Niiiice! :D

Why's it so heavy though? Is that the 4WD penalty?

I thought my FR-V was heavy at nearly 1600kgs :o

Update: I've had a quick look and heaviest Tekna is 1604kgs kerb weight and that's the 4WD Auto.
I think the 2WD drive Tekna is 1520kgs kerb weight.

OK, I think I've found what you were looking at - so what's the difference between Kerb Weight and Gross Vehicle Weight (2085 kg) :?:
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:37 pm

Here we go, I've found this:

Kerb weight is the total weight of an automobile with standard equipment, oil, lubricants, coolant, a full tank of fuel and not loaded with either passengers or cargo. This is what I normally use when comparing vehicles.

Gross weight represents the weight of an automobile when fully loaded. The difference between gross weight and curb weight is the total passenger and cargo weight capacity of the vehicle.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_kerb_ ... z25W2DaoHB

The Gross Vehicle Weight of my FR-V is 2130kgs :o That 6th passenger must be in need of a diet ;)
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby Karl » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:24 am

It's all go!

Volvo is booked in for its MOT tomorrow and my insurance is a bargain.

£255 fully loaded (Fully comp with CC & NCP) thats only £40 more than I paid for 3rd party on the Volvo!!!

Train tickets are booked from Peterborough to Norwich - only £3!!! Double bargain!
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:41 am

Great find on the train tickets :D

I managed to get my insurance even cheaper last week: £208 (Fully comp with CC & NCP) and then £40 cashback from TopCashBack so net £168 :D - last year it cost me £230 which I thought was good.
Still a great price though as you are a 'bit' younger than me ;)

Look forward to hearing more about your new car!
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby Karl » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 am

I did look on topcashback but they didn't show anything for Compare the Market (compare car insurance).

Should get my Meerkat toy too, my boy will be most impressed!

Not long now! No doubt you will hear more about it on twitter tomorrow as I'll be bored. It's a 2 hours train from Peterborough to Norwich :(
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:12 am

Man that's slow - I've got to go to London by train later this month and it's only 1hr 40 from Retford :o

Does it stop at every station? ;)
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New car time!!...

Postby Karl » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:44 am

Volvo passed it MOT so will be washed and hoovered in preparation for eBay.

Picked the car up and has been spot on. Loads of power and cruises lovely. Will post my mpg details in the mpg thread get some pics of it too.
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