Contemplating a Change of Car

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Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby BoxerCup R » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:21 am

So Carolyn and myself have been discussing about selling both our cars and getting one to do everything. For Carolyn to commute 6 miles in 20 & 30 mph limits through Edinburgh and for everything else including some spirited driving at weekends. We've talked about electric, Hybrid and Petrol cars, discounting diesel altogether but I've always promised myself a V8 before they are banned or petrol runs out and now might be the time. Keep Carolyn's petrol Focus for now, sell my car and buy an American Muscle Car or an American Hot Rod, got a soft spot for them, I just have to convince Carolyn and maybe sell a bike to help with relations :lol:

Any thoughts guys ?
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby nab 301 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:00 pm

BoxerCup R wrote:
Any thoughts guys ?


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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby BoxerCup R » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:08 pm

nab 301 wrote:
BoxerCup R wrote:
Any thoughts guys ?


Shelby Mustang Gt500.. or at least a soundtrack of the engine!



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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby Paul » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:06 am

There seem to be lots of newish V8 Mustangs on auto trader at around the £25k mark. Also a couple of Aston Martin Vanquish's, at a similar purchase price, if your glass half full outlook extends to predicting future maintainance costs too.

Good luck choosing and let us know how you get on.

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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby BoxerCup R » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:27 pm

Paul wrote:There seem to be lots of newish V8 Mustangs on auto trader at around the £25k mark. Also a couple of Aston Martin Vanquish's, at a similar purchase price, if your glass half full outlook extends to predicting future maintainance costs too.

Good luck choosing and let us know how you get on.

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70's Vanquish's were my boyhood dream but things change eh :wink: Thanks for the info Paul.

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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby SP250 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 am

You'll hate a milkfloat John.
Go for the full fat V8 on full noise - some AMG Mercs and Jag F type R's also going for decent prices now.
Plenty of time to have an EV when we don't get any choice in the matter.

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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby BoxerCup R » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:03 am

SP250 wrote:You'll hate a milkfloat John.
Go for the full fat V8 on full noise - some AMG Mercs and Jag F type R's also going for decent prices now.
Plenty of time to have an EV when we don't get any choice in the matter.

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I think you're right John but staying open minded and will be a good excuse to have a test drive :wink:
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby SP250 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:42 am

There are a few Teslas appearing around Shrewsbury I have noticed recently.
But the 3 I've seen pulling off driveways are always in the posh (expensive) parts of town - and usually there are about 3 other cars parked on the drive.
So its still a rich person's choice at the moment.
Keep us posted if you have a test drive.
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby BoxerCup R » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:49 am

Oh God. I picked my car up from the garage last night after a major service and............. I DON'T WANNA GET RID :love10:
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby SP250 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:45 am

Thats good - more money free to buy a new bike instead! 8)
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby slparry » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:03 pm

my two pennarth ……. it's a flawed cul de sac..... perhaps I'm being thick or naïve, but I struggle to see in the time frames quoted how we can achieve the required results.

Personally I think hydrogen would be a more viable solution. Easier to convert existing tech to hydrogen, and it's only water that comes from the exhaust.
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby BoxerCup R » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:27 am

SP250 wrote:Thats good - more money free to buy a new bike instead! 8)


I've no room for another bike in the garage, or I may be tempted :bounce: #isthreetoomany
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby SP250 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:32 am

Do you know anyone who can build a conservatory on the house and put the extra bikes in there?
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby BoxerCup R » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:03 am

SP250 wrote:Do you know anyone who can build a conservatory on the house and put the extra bikes in there?


:lol:
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Re: Contemplating a Change of Car

Postby boxerscott » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:15 pm

John , I would consider contemplating changing your aftershave. do not get carried away with this "Sausage" idea. :wink:

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