New car time!!...

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New car time!!...

Postby Karl » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:53 am

Had it washed this morning.
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And now it's bloody raining.

Overall really pleased with it and would definitely recommend one.
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:40 pm

Looks great Karl!
Amazing how often it rains when you wash the car...
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Postby Karl » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:57 am

It's been manic with work and a poorly family so I haven't been on for a week or so - and as you'd expect all is not well for the QQ too!

The wind caught my door on Saturday causing it to smash against a shop window frame... £300 bill for a respray and some door repair.

Now the diesel particulate filter is on - so its a long drive to regenerate it or.... another £300 bill for a new one.

Oh Joy!
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby MikeMarsUK » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:51 pm

These DPFs are a sod. You have to drive with high revs for a good 15 / 20 minutes to get the things to purge properly, and it's totally against all my instincts ...

I'm going to stick with pre-2005 cars :-)
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:15 pm

These DPFs are a sod. You have to drive with high revs for a good 15 / 20 minutes to get the things to purge properly, and it's totally against all my instincts ...

I'm going to stick with pre-2005 cars :-)
...or a 2006 Honda FR-V (non DPF).. :shock: high revs ... ouch - I wouldn't like to do that at all.

Bad news about the door Karl, I scratched the bumper on mine a couple of years ago and that was £100+ :(
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby dancingbear84 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:24 pm

Glad I found this thread. I'm starting to look as the 106 is in the final year of its life I think. I'm debating what the best plan is for next september when the mot ends. New, used, diesel, Petrol, electric etc. I may start a new thread if you aren't happy with the thread hijack?
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:03 pm

You can hijack for me! Although I bought the FR-V new I wouldn't buy new again unless the price was right. When I was buying the FR-V the diesel hadn't been out long and a 9 month old SE demonstrator was only £750 less than my discounting new Sport so I thought sod it!

Your next car just depends on your needs, daily mileage will decide if electric is possible. A hybrid is more expensive, so will only be an option if you go for an older one I guess and you are willing to drive it like a true hypermiler. A non DPF diesel would serve you well as would a small engined petrol supermini. Tricky question really, need more info on budget, miles, passengers, etc.
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby dancingbear84 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:16 pm

That is the trouble really. We are a family of 4. Mrs Bear has a Picasso diesel but when she goes to work she only does about 3 miles each way. To get anywhere decent around here is about a 20 mile drive. My commute is 17 each way.

I'm torn between something practical for 4, even though it would rarely be used by 4. Something fun like a Leon. Petrol so the wifey can use it to get to work and I can use the picasso. I really like the look of the smart and the Toyota iq. But then I get to thinking that electrickery is the way forward, but can't help feeling that it is still in its infancy.
I think I need to figure out what I want first. The trouble is every week it costs more to get to work. It is getting close to 1.50 a litre now, whilst I can quite happily afford the fuel it makes me grumpy that I pay around 10% of my annual salary just in diesel costs. Electric would be around 3% or less.
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby frv » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:18 am

Electickery is still in it's infancy as you say but I don't think it'll be long before we get decent range. The only problem I have with it us the price!
At the moment, the Picasso definitely sounds like the car you should be driving - 3 mile in a diesel isn't doing it any good and a small petrol supermini for Mrs Bear!
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Re: New car time!!...

Postby Karl » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:16 pm

The price is the key - just look at a Volt or Leaf! You could buy two sweet cars for the 25k you'll have to fork out.
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