What Car - suggestions please

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:49 am

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I can't believe how much more expensive cars are in the UK, well I can, but you know what I mean. Our car here is a genuine 8 seater 3.6l V6, reasonably fuel efficient for the size and has loads of stuff like rear cameras, electric seats etc. Cost 26k brand new and would cost 40-50k for something equivalent in the UK :(
Yep. Hardly anyone "buys" new cars here now. All on finance schemes or hire purchase or just long term hires.....

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:16 am

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:49 am
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:23 am
I can't believe how much more expensive cars are in the UK, well I can, but you know what I mean. Our car here is a genuine 8 seater 3.6l V6, reasonably fuel efficient for the size and has loads of stuff like rear cameras, electric seats etc. Cost 26k brand new and would cost 40-50k for something equivalent in the UK :(
Yep. Hardly anyone "buys" new cars here now. All on finance schemes or hire purchase or just long term hires.....
At least it wont be costing me 10 quid for a pint :mrgreen:

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Hoboh » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:16 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:16 am
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:49 am
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:23 am
I can't believe how much more expensive cars are in the UK, well I can, but you know what I mean. Our car here is a genuine 8 seater 3.6l V6, reasonably fuel efficient for the size and has loads of stuff like rear cameras, electric seats etc. Cost 26k brand new and would cost 40-50k for something equivalent in the UK :(
Yep. Hardly anyone "buys" new cars here now. All on finance schemes or hire purchase or just long term hires.....
At least it wont be costing me 10 quid for a pint :mrgreen:
You want a few bells and whistles with 4 wheel drive at a reasonable price? Ford Kuga ST-Line X, not quite figured out why the insurance is 200 more than a similar Volvo/Tucson though.
Get a low mileage pre- 1st April 2017 (quite a few about actually some with a couple of hundred on clock) and you will pay the old VED rates.

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Bijou Bob » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 pm

Skoda Yeti 4*4. Economical, shed loads of room in them and an ex demo would be well under 20k.
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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Dujon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:17 am

A Yeti, Bob? I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that they are abominable.

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:53 am

Dujon wrote:
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A Yeti, Bob? I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that they are abominable.
Therer was a reason some people were denied access for months....
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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 am

Bijou Bob wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Skoda Yeti 4*4. Economical, shed loads of room in them and an ex demo would be well under 20k.
Mrs Twin wont have one. Looks like a raised up hearse apparently :lol:


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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Prufrock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:28 am

She's not wrong tbf!
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That it's going to lose its mind
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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:32 am

To be fair Mrs Twin is right about most things...

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:30 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
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To be fair Mrs Twin is right about most things...
Some have questioned her choice of spouse.... :wink:
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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:03 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:32 am
To be fair Mrs Twin is right about most things...
Some have questioned her choice of spouse.... :wink:
Maybe so, but she was right then too :P

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:10 pm

Bijou Bob wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Skoda Yeti 4*4. Economical, shed loads of room in them and an ex demo would be well under 20k.
Just the job for he that considers price above all else (including self-respect) :D
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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:45 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Bijou Bob wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Skoda Yeti 4*4. Economical, shed loads of room in them and an ex demo would be well under 20k.
Just the job for he that considers price above all else (including self-respect) :D
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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Bijou Bob » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:43 pm

My next suggestion would be a Hyundai Tucson, well under your budget and a 5 year warranty, or a Kia Sportage 4x4, again well under budget for an ex demo and a 7 year warranty!

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:02 pm

Blenheim Palace - here I come :)

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Hoboh » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:32 pm

Bijou Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:43 pm
My next suggestion would be a Hyundai Tucson, well under your budget and a 5 year warranty, or a Kia Sportage 4x4, again well under budget
for an ex demo and a 7 year warranty!

Badge snobbery is all very well, but you pay for it. Cars only ever depreciate, I'd sooner have my self respect tied up in property.
Seriously question the 'well under budget' bit on 4x4 versions of those two Bob, must add that the 4x4 abilities of both of these has been questioned a few times.
Don't get me wrong the Premium or Premium SE version of the Hyundai is quite nice (2 wheel version is the ones I've looked at and may be tempted by, 4x4's are too uneconomical and dirty) the KIA is ugly even though they are basically the same car.
My biggest problem is the other half and I have about a five grand budget disagreement (mine being the higher :D )
I really fancy a Honda CR-V 1.6 auto 4 wheel drive Black Edition (DASP) 50 miles on clock pre reg (67) a shade under 27g but getting the dirty look not entering into conversation about it :D (Now't to do with someone deciding they'd like another car I suppose? :conf: )

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:15 am

Bijou Bob wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:43 pm
My next suggestion would be a Hyundai Tucson, well under your budget and a 5 year warranty, or a Kia Sportage 4x4, again well under budget for an ex demo and a 7 year warranty!

Badge snobbery is all very well, but you pay for it. Cars only ever depreciate, I'd sooner have my self respect tied up in property.
Both are on the small side for what we need. I know they're in the same category as others we're looking at, but they are just that bit smaller. To be honest I'm also not keen on them as the Hyundai and Kias I've been in over here feel like they're flapping all over the road compared to equivalent Toyotas and Nissans.

As for badge snobbery, it's actually a major consideration over here. There are cars I wouldn't dream of getting behind the wheel of here that I'd have no problem with in the UK. Driving is very very bad here and how others drive around you depends largely on the brand/size of car you drive. It's a shitty horrible racist thing, but the reality is if you drive, say a Nissan Sunny, expect to need sedatives at the end of your journey...if you even make it that far!

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Hoboh » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:45 pm

Well another KIA has just gone out the window :D
" The stop/start hardly ever works, I've told them about it and keep getting fobbed off with battery charge, despite them charging it for 24hrs, I paid for this it dosn't work so don't even look at a KIA!", the wife :)

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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Armchair Wanderer » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:24 am

BWFC_Insane wrote:
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Yeah. I mean these are basically cars for middle aged/semi-old men like me who want something very comfortable but don't care what it is - (and mothers taking their kids to school who think an SUV means they can do what they like).
Isn't that all SUV drivers!? :D
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Well another KIA has just gone out the window :D
" The stop/start hardly ever works, I've told them about it and keep getting fobbed off with battery charge, despite them charging it for 24hrs, I paid for this it dosn't work so don't even look at a KIA!", the wife :)
All this hybrid malarky still seems a bit new, not sure I trust it yet. Having said that, I don't trust automatics either. :wink:

BTW, my advice for anyone buying a used car from a dealer that has only just got an MOT from the in-house mechanic... immediately get an MOT done. That was the best £50 I think I ever spent.
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Re: What Car - suggestions please

Post by Hoboh » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:52 pm

Honda CR-V all wheel drive with DASP :D

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