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Nearly bought an Electric car

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by daveenty, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Rappey69

    Rappey69 Senior Member

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    when you gonna buy me one ? haha..
    I agree far to expensive... im not sure the tesla build quality is all that great..
     
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  2. Craiglxviii

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    It really isn’t!!!
     
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    A free parking in the undercroft of our office building for electric cars (and top management o_O), prompted me to look at a latest Smart as a company car - strictly for the 30-mile a day round trip to the office ... if we ever go back to full time office-based that is (I hope not) :rolleyes:
     
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    I can assure you that it isn't. The owner of Big Fish Tuning has one and is bitterly disappointed with how it's put together. He likes the acceleration side of it but, as he rightly says, there's a lot more to it than that.
     
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    The owner of a recently bought Tesla had this to say when comparing the acceleration to his recently sold modified CLS63 Biturbo.

    "The low speed acceleration novelty hasn’t worn off just yet, but it’s fair to say that compared to the CLS the acceleration at motorway speeds whilst good, is for me a tad underwhelming, it’s still very quick, but not what I was used to."
     
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    V8 Petrol all day long.

    Did I share my view clearly enough?:geek:
     
  7. John Laidlaw

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    Bit on the fence really!
    Now if I could just squeeze in the 157 into the i8 somehow ...
     
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    As I dislike everything outside of what I sometimes see from my windscreen I would like,
    peace,
    total insulation from the road and its bumps,
    no smells and preferably no other cars in my way.

    Or is that just a series of unrealistic excuses to not spend the money ?
     
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    I see an S500 in your future :cool:
     
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    Have you split a Tea-Bag in your cup ?
     
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    Mystic Blobcat has spoken :p:D
     
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    Just done this today :)

    I received an email telling me that I could save over £330/year without a penalty for switching, so happy days.

    The money saved will pay for the insurance on the Lexus which I've just renewed and I'll put a bit towards the tax which has also just been done. So another 12 months with it probably.
     
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    I moved to Avro, saving £600 ish- only ‘slight’ issue ( I pay monthly DD), is they take the first payment 2 weeks before the switch, still I suppose that gives them some payment comfort
     
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    The barmy system where we all juggle dozens of suppliers to pay for the same stuff down the same conduits still annoys me.
     
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    Someone in our road has a Nissan Leaf, not the prettiest looking car.

    I'm always changing utility companies too, right now we are with Bulb and when you refer someone you get £50 and so do they. I think so far I've referred 3ppl so that was handy. I think we could save a small amount by changing but as we have a smart meter I'm not confident that it will work with a different provider, even though it's one of the newer ones.

    I'm always changing bank accounts too when they have a good switch offer on, although I am running out of banks to switch to now :p
     
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    I have the same bank account that I opened as a 16 year old and that was a few years ago !! :rolleyes:
     
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    For us, £300/yr which is about exactly 25%.

    My only issue is no decent feed- in tariffs really now.
     
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    The price of a competitive market... what really grips my sh** is that the old water boards, rebranded and privatised, still hold monopoly AND are region- fixed as we have no national water grid.
     
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    A national grid would be a good infrastructure investment.

    Climate patterns for years show the SE to be getting low rainfall us peasants in the north could sell some water :)
     

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