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Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:13 pm
by Captain Sisko
I think I'd be killed by the insurance on a T5!!
But I have found a Mondeo mk1 V6

My Focus has an issue the same as a family friends Focus
The heater blower only works on full speed

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:06 pm
by qazimod
Flying car status:

The world's first flying car that you can buy has been unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.

Dutch firm PAL-V revealed its final production model Tuesday and is now taking pre-orders for the car/aircraft on its website.

PAL-V said the first delivery will be made in 2019 once the production model has received final safety certifications.


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/07/flying-car-ready-to-buy-unveiled-at-geneva-motor-show.html

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Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:17 pm
by Ekona
That actually seems pretty reasonable as an idea, and even the cost isn't silly horrendous (although I don't know how much actual aircraft go for...).

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:09 pm
by Joe
Think I might need a new car. The '3 is costing rather a lot to run these days.

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:08 pm
by Ekona
Breaking down a fair bit then?


Can I interest you in a lovely orange BMW 6 series?! :D

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:56 pm
by Joe
No no it's not breaking down, it's a Mazda for heavens sake. It's just consuming an alarming amount of petrol and oil.

I'm working at McCann in Birmingham now so commuting at least 550mi a week, plus whatever else for client meetings. That requires me to top up 1-2 litres of oil every weekend, returning anything between 37-42mpg for fuel. Bear in mind that's a 2.0 petrol engine with 178k miles on it.

So yeah, I love the ol girl and she's running smooth as ever, but it's costing me an arm and a leg.

And no, I don't think upgrading to a 645i will help :P

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:19 pm
by Ekona
Of course it will, just man-math it! :lol:

That's a lot of oil usage, I reckon those rings are as worn as a worn thing. It's done well though, so can't argue with 178k.

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:42 pm
by Captain Sisko
Whats man math? Is that do I want to have a car with a V engine?

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:54 pm
by Ekona
Man maths is what blokes do to convince themselves and others that spending money on something is a good idea, even if it's not.

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:41 am
by Captain Sisko
Oh crap

I asked for more pictures and it looks solid enough........now i'm like i need a V engine!!!

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:29 pm
by Ekona
Well buy mine then :D

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:06 pm
by Captain Sisko
I cant afford to buy yours!! :yaar: :yaar2:

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:10 pm
by Joe
Currently refreshing a number of Autotrader searches for fast diesels. Waiting is the hard part :(

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:24 pm
by Ekona
You don't want a diesel, get a decent petrol instead. Cheaper to repair, cheaper to fill, drive one sensibly and it'll equal out in costs.

Re: THE ULTIMATE CAR THREAD

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:40 am
by Joe
You know nearly all of my miles at the moment are on the motorway, right? Like, 104mi a day. Are diesels really that much more expensive to fill and fix that the economy gains will be neutralised?