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Discussion in 'General' started by :: Phat ::, 28 Jul 2003.

  1. creative

    creative 500rwhp

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    Traded the trusty little Kia in for one of these:

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    2019 Mazda 3 GT in Soul Red.

    Extremely impressed with it so far. Has all the toys and is a pleasure to drive.
     
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  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Picked up the Mini last night. I'm a bit disappointed that the contrast in sizes doesn't look a little bit more ridiculous on the drive.
     
  3. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    It does help, thank you for saying :D
     
  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    As stated in the "Latest Purchases" thread, I went electric a month ago:-

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  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    Certainly would look ridiculous with the 1976 Mini 1000 that was my first car!
     
  7. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure that would fit in the truck. Which could actually be useful for certain situations. I'm not sure which particular situations, mind.

    EDIT: Yep, with enough space on the side to crack the door open to get out. Would just need a bed extender, which could probably be fabricated to double as a ramp... I'm not sure that's a seed that needed planting.
     
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  8. jsbombjack

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    Today I did a buy (Coolermaster NR200P)

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  9. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Is it a hybrid? What size rims?

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    Purchases thread is over here, bud ;)
     
  10. jsbombjack

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    What the hell? Definitely didn't want to post this in here. I know so little about cars that I might confuse a case for one... I'll go now. Have fun all
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    well it's not rusted to **** so it's not an Alfa
     
  12. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Could have sworn I already posted these but a browse through the thread suggests not..

    124 Spider was replaced with something far more enjoyable and well rounded:

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    Main pre-requisites from my wife were... faster and... er... *checks notes*.. nope, that's it! Had a launch model back in 2013 and utterly loved it. This one is every bit as good even though it is currently bone stock.

    M140 was replaced earlier this year (just before lockdown kicked in... heh..) with a little bit of M goodness..

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    Been a very rough couple of months (ref my posts in the currently ruining your life thread), but at the very least I was able to put a smile on my dad's face before he went in for his surgery.
     
  13. el2k

    el2k Well-Known Member

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    I drive this :)

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    EDIT : It's as much fun as you think it is
     
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  14. maple

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    How many miles do you get from the Zoe? Used to have a 1st gen Leaf myself and whilst I adored the car; the range left a lot to be desired.
     
  15. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    This is the new "ZE50" model - 54.7kW (52kW usable) battery.
    The official WLTP test range is 240 miles, I expect real world will hover around 200, but haven't done many long trips yet due to the plague.
    It's the top trim "GT-Line", and I specified the optional 50kW CCS charging module.
    I will say that with the 100kW (134hp) motor, it really scoots along when pushed, especially when overtaking on the motorway.
     
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  16. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Smart. I can't believe it's an optional extra, without rapid charging, EV's are simply an expensive toy.

    I've bought a second hand Leaf for my wife, was deciding between Leaf 24 or ZE20. Although it's a local runabout, rapid charging is still very very important.

    Case in point #1: We move to my parents 150 miles away when I can WFH for childcare reasons. Wife wanted her car, so we drove it over in 2 cars. Would have been a very long journey with a 22kW charging Zoe. Driving Leaf with only 20 kWh, the journey was only longer by 1 hour, stopped twice.
    Case in point #2: Car was 55% this morning, I drove it hard (I like the instant torque feel) and had 26% when we got back. Afternoon we spontaneously decided to drive 25 miles round trip, a risky trip without charging. But 5min at a rapid charger and the trip was easily done.

    I've posted the car previously. Since last post, it's now all paid off and we plan to keep it until it's beyond economical to repair, eg body rust. I don't envision any problems with powertrain as long as its range still suits our need. Our need would be a no more than 10 miles a day.

    My Skoda dirty diesel will be replaced by an EV for sure. Its next big maintenance bill is in 2022 with timing belt and DSG oil, hopefully I can afford a Model Y by then.

     
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