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Re: Car Histories
Reply #15 on: December 22, 2023, 14:49:58 PM
Well since I posted my list I have had 2 more cars:

2016 Range Rover Autobiography (5.0L v8 supercharged) and now a 2019 BMW M5 Competition

and another bike:

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale

Re: Car Histories
Reply #16 on: December 28, 2023, 15:16:50 PM
2016 Range Rover Autobiography (5.0L v8 supercharged)

how was that? I've got a 3.0 v6 sport right now

I keep getting tempted by the super v8 (loved my jag with it)... or going electric

I really like the upright sitting position in the range rover - only bought it because I hurt my back ad it helped

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Re: Car Histories
Reply #17 on: February 05, 2024, 10:56:31 AM
So since the OP, I sold the Prius and leased a Nissan Leaf for a while (the refreshed 64kWh battery model). Can't really fault it. Lovely to drive and beat most things off the lights with its instant, linear acceleration.

Handed it back and I'm now driving a Mitsubishi Grandis Warrior (MPV) which so far has proven to be a luxurious heap of sh*t with neverending problems. The engine light constantly comes on for days at a time and the car alternates between driving fine, or getting no response or power when pressing the right pedal, almost like its 'jammed' somehow despite the pedal moving freely. The Mitsubishi garage have no clue what's wrong after many visits and lots of trial and error BS, so I'm resigning to living with the problem now as its a money pit.

Can't wait to sack off ICE cars and all their BS for good and I'll be going fully electric ASAP.

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Reply #18 on: February 07, 2024, 20:56:28 PM
omg nige you'[re so old :-o

my little brother has a polstar2, he only took me for a quick spin in it, in the dark, and he drives like an old lady.... but seamed really nice and bloody quick, 0-60 in 4.1

he was considering a performance upgrade (optional extra)... but he borrowed my jag once and complained it was too fast 0-60 in 4.8sec so decided to stick with the normal performance of the AWD one, lol

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Re: Car Histories
Reply #19 on: February 26, 2024, 10:44:32 AM
The Polestars look interesting, but I don't really know too much about them, might be another good option for me to consider though I'm only really interested in pre-2017 EVs to avoid the future VED change (c*nts)

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Re: Car Histories
Reply #20 on: March 07, 2024, 13:00:33 PM
Modern quality standards in most things is laughably poo, old Japanese brands from which I'd expect quality (Nissan and the aforementioned Mitsubishi) have been merged into https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault%E2%80%93Nissan%E2%80%93Mitsubishi_Alliance post millennium, for me it's downhill from there.

I am no EV fan but I think in some use cases the small ones for pootling about local-ish, which is all a lot of people do then it works for that I guess.


99% of cars regardless of how they're powered all look soulless arse to me, roads are awash with SUVs with all the poise and grace of Mr Blobby. :lol:

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Reply #21 on: March 10, 2024, 22:03:34 PM
I am no EV fan but I think in some use cases the small ones for pootling about local-ish, which is all a lot of people do then it works for that I guess.

my gf has a hybrid golf... in the summer it'll do 24 miles on a charge, 18 in the winter when you run the heater...

but... charger at home and work... so she can go months without putting any petrol in

it's perfect for her (quick too)

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Re: Car Histories
Reply #22 on: April 03, 2024, 11:26:38 AM
I am no EV fan but I think in some use cases the small ones for pootling about local-ish, which is all a lot of people do then it works for that I guess.

my gf has a hybrid golf... in the summer it'll do 24 miles on a charge, 18 in the winter when you run the heater...

but... charger at home and work... so she can go months without putting any petrol in

it's perfect for her (quick too)

sh*tsubishi Grandis failed its MOT spectacularly and is heading to the scrapyard on Thursday, I bought a 2013 Nissan Leaf from someone local for £3,600, it has 8 out of 12 (I think?) battery health bars so range is 50 miles at best. But I do 10 miles a day top, so this is spot on for me. Lovely to drive, comfortable, not missing much from the post-2017 models, but will never pay tax on it. I've also learned its now possible to get range extension packs and battery swaps (aftermarket, Nissan are funny about replacing batteries).

Zappi wall charger getting installed next week.

Re: Car Histories
Reply #23 on: May 27, 2024, 19:23:15 PM
thinking about getting rid of my range rover

few niggle problems on it but local range rover specalist takes bloody forever to fix anything, I could get a somehting new, drop this ne at the garage and then sell it when it's sorted

it was £4500 getting a suspension leak fixed and took 8 weeks - mostly them waiting on parts :-(
(it's a lift the body off the chassis job to get to the leak)

looked about but can;t see much else I like, I really like the range rover seating position and view

I've got a sport now, thinking might get a vogue next - practically the same car tbh

might get a p400e - the hybrid one, 300hp petrol engine and 100ho electric - but heating variying reports, some poeple saying they're awesome and some people saying the petrol engine is too gutless when you run out of battery so revs it's tits off

can;t really decide tho, it's a big wedge to spend on a car

plus...  I don't want the appearace if a car that's too nice, just encoureges people to rob me :-(

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Re: Car Histories
Reply #24 on: June 17, 2024, 11:33:56 AM
If you're not dead set on having petrol at all, have you looked at SUV type electric cars? There's plenty on the market now.

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