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Message posted by Skoda Bob05/1/2017 at 9:36am
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Just a thought, wait until the new road tax comes in , later in the year, some will be given a good thrashing, while others will be given a mild one

Message posted by Opensauce05/1/2017 at 10:38am
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Why wait? All info about the the new tax rates are online. Affects only new registrations April onward. Read this if you can Bob.

Message posted by Colin2105/1/2017 at 2:19pm
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Think I'll stick with my old Volvo. Its registered pre-2001 so it comes into the old tax system and the road tax went up 5 this year taking it to 235. Newer ones work out more expensive, some of the models are over 500!

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Message posted by bessie50005/1/2017 at 11:28pm
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Grampian since you only clock around 6k a year I totally understand buying a car that high, If you were clocking 20+ a year then that's a different ball game.

As for Bob reading something, yeah he might manage that but he won't digest it

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Message posted by Grampian9106/1/2017 at 12:05pm
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5+ years of motoring cost me 2700, including depreciation, spares and servicing.

Although it seems to be standing upto doing 20k+ a year now also.
If i were doing 20k+ i would buy with fewer miles yes.

Quite a fair percentage of my miles will be towing also.




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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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Message posted by Skoda Bob07/1/2017 at 10:15am
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Just glad I changed my superb for a newer one ,the RFL came down from 145 to 30 and thats for the more powerful 2ltr 150 bhp model ,over the 1.9 105 bhp one

Message posted by 664DaveS07/1/2017 at 10:53pm
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Keeping my 10 year old Saab convertible (second car) 66K on the clock but as a diesel thats nothing.
Its probably worth about 3500 at the most but tax insurance MOt and service probably 750 a year.
Its our fun car-lovely with the roof down!

Its immaculate and lovely to drive so I won't sell it.

Our towcar is a new Santa Fe, bought in November cash with a good trade in and big discount, we'll keep it 5 years as thats its unlimited mileage warranty! Probably won't do a massive mileage as we are retired!
It will be towing a fair bit!

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Message posted by Colin2107/1/2017 at 10:59pm
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Saabs were great cars. I often wished I had bought one.


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Message posted by Skoda Bob08/1/2017 at 10:52am
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Quote: Originally posted by 664DaveS on 07/1/2017
Keeping my 10 year old Saab convertible (second car) 66K on the clock but as a diesel thats nothing.
Its probably worth about 3500 at the most but tax insurance MOt and service probably 750 a year.
Its our fun car-lovely with the roof down!

Its immaculate and lovely to drive so I won't sell it.

Our towcar is a new Santa Fe, bought in November cash with a good trade in and big discount, we'll keep it 5 years as thats its unlimited mileage warranty! Probably won't do a massive mileage as we are retired!
It will be towing a fair bit!



Keep an eye on the turbo, very prone to going


Message posted by 664DaveS09/1/2017 at 4:48pm
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On which car?

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Message posted by 664DaveS09/1/2017 at 4:51pm
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Hyundai is under warranty, the Saab is serviced by an independent Saab specialist (used to be a main dealer).
When I use it I always make sure its properly warmed up rather than short trips which can kill the dpf and turbo!

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Message posted by Skoda Bob11/1/2017 at 11:42am
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Quote: Originally posted by 664DaveS on 09/1/2017
On which car?


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Message posted by 664DaveS12/1/2017 at 8:48pm
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Its the same engine as some Vauxhalls so plenty of spares available if needed. Thers no mention of excessive turbo wear on Saab forums.

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Message posted by petra831512/1/2017 at 8:56pm
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Quote: Originally posted by DaveCoaches on 08/8/2016
It's all well and good having zero emission electric cars, but where does the electricity come from to charge the batteries? A dirty coal fired power station, which is on average around 30% efficient. A diesel engine on the other hand is around 40% efficient, and a petrol engine somewhere between the two.

In reality this clean energy is the dirtiest of all.


I was under the impression that diesel engines are 75% efficient


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Message posted by Jim197712/1/2017 at 9:58pm
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Electric cars are cleaner at the point of use though. If you drive in urban areas frequently then a diesel is putting out very harmful Nox, an EV is not.
The electricity to charge the EV, at home at least, can be purchased from a 100% renewable energy provider, or supplemented with solar panels on the roof. Not perfect solutions as the solar will not produce enough juice to always charge without battery storage too, but a start

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The new VW Mk8 Golf is said to be a 3 cylinder Diesel 1500cc engine with Twin Electric Turbo's, that should be interesting me thinks!


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