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  • Armoured_Bear 14 Nov 2018 17:28:51 26,890 posts
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    Tomorrow's the big day, new car time!
    Sold the Saab today, was quite sad parting after 13 years :(
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Nov 2018 17:33:29 20,110 posts
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    Quite the journey you've taken us all on.
  • challenge_hanukkah 14 Nov 2018 17:35:03 10,907 posts
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    He's had some great times in that car. The 'passengers' in the boot not so much.
  • nickthegun 14 Nov 2018 17:43:10 78,096 posts
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    I don't think anyone in the history of the world has written so much about buying a second hand, beige Volvo.
  • challenge_hanukkah 14 Nov 2018 17:44:42 10,907 posts
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    It's a hallmark of sexual deviancy.
  • Carlo 14 Nov 2018 17:49:42 20,564 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Buy Japanese. Done.
    Did just that, I'll gloss over the details of why, but it was a forced decision to upgrade.

    Pick up my Toyota Auris (excel spec) next week
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Nov 2018 18:00:53 26,890 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Buy Japanese. Done.
    Did just that, I'll gloss over the details of why, but it was a forced decision to upgrade.

    Pick up my Toyota Auris (excel spec) next week
    Brand new?
  • Carlo 14 Nov 2018 18:11:12 20,564 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Buy Japanese. Done.
    Did just that, I'll gloss over the details of why, but it was a forced decision to upgrade.

    Pick up my Toyota Auris (excel spec) next week
    Brand new?
    Yep. Got a decent discount (15%) as the model is being replaced next year, and as I will likely keep it for a decade or thereabouts, it made the most sense to me given there's a battery with a life expectancy.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Nov 2018 18:14:38 26,890 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Buy Japanese. Done.
    Did just that, I'll gloss over the details of why, but it was a forced decision to upgrade.

    Pick up my Toyota Auris (excel spec) next week
    Brand new?
    Yep. Got a decent discount (15%) as the model is being replaced next year, and as I will likely keep it for a decade or thereabouts, it made the most sense to me given there's a battery with a life expectancy.
    A brand new Auris will probably see you out :)
  • Carlo 14 Nov 2018 18:18:03 20,564 posts
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    I don't know what you mean
  • Psychotext 14 Nov 2018 18:30:57 65,162 posts
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    They finally came for my Octavia VRS. Can't argue with 5 months for free though. :D

    No idea what I'm getting next. Tempted to get another of them but for some reason the prices have gone nuts lately. Maybe a Kodiaq instead (also much more than they were).

    Possibly wait for the new Evoque.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Nov 2018 18:31:08 26,890 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    I don't know what you mean
    It will last longer than you will :)
  • Alastair 14 Nov 2018 18:33:30 23,635 posts
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    Aren't the Evoques quite small inside?
    Can't you get another Octavia?
  • Psychotext 14 Nov 2018 19:30:16 65,162 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    Aren't the Evoques quite small inside?
    Can't you get another Octavia?
    I can, but for the same model as what I had, I'd be looking at £110 extra a month, which seems nuts.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Nov 2018 19:51:50 9,535 posts
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    If have a Leon FR with the same engine as the VRS, itís nice.
  • nickthegun 14 Nov 2018 19:54:38 78,096 posts
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    That's just happened to one of my bros. The two year deal on his Audi A4 has just run out and the leasing company are asking for extra 200 quid for more or less the same car.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Nov 2018 20:25:51 9,535 posts
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    Configuring a car for leasing is something else. Like 18Ē rims can ďinflateĒ the price because youĒll need more expensive tires. Also, with audi almost everything is an option.
  • Psychotext 14 Nov 2018 20:31:25 65,162 posts
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    That's why the best lease cars are things like Kias, where you can buy the models that have virtually all of the extras on them.

    Otherwise you're generally paying the entire price of the extra, divided by the time you have the car for. Some don't work quite that way (packages usually), but most of the time they do.
  • Carlo 14 Nov 2018 21:36:39 20,564 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    I don't know what you mean
    It will last longer than you will :)
    Well, they are damn reliable cars for sure.
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Nov 2018 21:40:01 6,239 posts
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    Aren't they for pensioners
  • elstoof 15 Nov 2018 07:50:38 23,444 posts
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    Evoques are bloody tiny inside, smaller back seats and boot than a 1 Series. Also goes without saying, donít buy a new car without checking what coast2coast offer discount wise, most dealers will aim to beat it
  • DrStrangelove 15 Nov 2018 17:58:49 14,258 posts
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    Do the reasonable thing and get a TVR
  • Armoured_Bear 15 Nov 2018 18:06:21 26,890 posts
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    Got my Volvo and itís lovely 😍
    Itís nice having a modern car:)
  • challenge_hanukkah 15 Nov 2018 18:08:20 10,907 posts
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    Does it have the clunge leaving a snail trail?
  • Carlo 15 Nov 2018 21:26:56 20,564 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Aren't they for pensioners
    I'm sure they're popular with the seniors, but I imagine people who bought performance cars that do 20mpg back when fuel and road tax were half the price it is now, basically sit in traffic every mile they do in town, and every motorway has cameras so that 150mph car never sees the dial get anywhere close, are probably looking at cars like these too.

    Ideally I'd have gotten a Lexus, but again, it'll be wasted on a londoner that would rather be using his MT-09 :p
  • Carlo 15 Nov 2018 21:32:06 20,564 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Got my Volvo and itís lovely 😍
    Itís nice having a modern car:)
    Can't agree with you more. My FN2 Civic was the love of my life, but I was getting progressively envious of newer BASIC cars with adaptive cruise, Bluetooth integration, Internet-assisted Satnav with traffic updates, and so on.

    Shit's moved on a lot in the last 10 years, my old girl was a relic, even if it was the 'GT' version back then :/

    Edited by Carlo at 21:44:44 15-11-2018
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