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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:21 am 
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Back home last night from the first commute of the year.

Come on the spring !


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:43 am 
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It’s decision time !

Now down to 3 months before the lease on the i3 is up for replacement and will have done 34k miles in the two years I’ve owned it.

There is no question that this is the future and other than wishing it had 3 seats in the back and finding the rear suicide doors a bit gimmicky it’s been absolutely faultless.

The reason I booked it for just two years was due to an expectation that the world would be full of electric car options by now but that’s not quite happened and other than the Jaguar and Audi which are just so expensive it’s much the same as it was two years back which is a surprise. Think the new Tesla looks interesting and could really shake things up a bit at its £30k ish price tag but unsure when these will actually be available to purchase. Also really like the look of the new BMW electric concept which is just like the i3 on steroids.

Going to see if I can extend the lease for another year in the hope that there are a few more options available but if unable to do so think I’m just going to go without for a while.

There is also the chance to buy it but to be honest I’ve really liked the leasing option which is the first time I have done this. Just hassle free with a monthly payment and everything else paid for including tyres, tax, servicing.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:31 pm 
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Considered eGolf or Leaf? More room than the i3.

I do like the look of the i3S

Electrify a classic commuter..... :food:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Buy a 996 turbo

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:55 pm 
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pete wrote:
Buy a 996 turbo


And electrify it ......... with Ludicrous mode :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Monaco Blue
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:35 pm 
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Did request a three day test with the i3s to just make sure that it would do my 84 mile round trip when everything is switched on (lights/wipers/seats/preheat/heater) as has been the case several times over the past couple of years, which on top of a bit of spirited driving (just irresistible with the instant torque) can get the existing model down to around 80 miles on charge alone resulting in the range extender kicking in but they told me there were none available as yet? The i3s does have a greater capacity battery so should be fine but other than a run out model BMW have done away with the range extender which I have to say was excellent and took away any range anxiety.

Think the other little car options such as the e-golf (would look so much better in 3 door) would be touch and go for me so think it will be a 12 month extension if I can get it or just sit tight until the next wave hits and things like these pop up.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:28 am 
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I must admit I am put off the electric cars by either ridiculously high prices or very unimaginative / bland looks. The middle ground choice just isn't there for me yet.


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Lesworth wrote:
I must admit I am put off the electric cars by either ridiculously high prices or very unimaginative / bland looks. The middle ground choice just isn't there for me yet.


Not that expensive, but more than an equivalent fossil fuel car, which is why some brands load them with extras, they are getting cheaper if you look away from Tesla, Audi etc.

I think companies are trying to make electrics quirky which is the wrong strategy in my mind. Just make an electric option of the regular cars. Not everyone who buys electric want to drive around in a designers creative whim. An electric Fiesta would sell like hot cakes as most Fiesta drivers only drive 20-50miles a day commuting. Thats an easy battery package to fit in a Fiesta, the UKs #1 selling car.

Going off this threads topic!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:55 pm 
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Always been a bit of a free range thread :lol:

Back to old school petrol head stuff took a couple of pics yesterday of the 924S that the mechanic was telling me about the last time I was in at the OPC and really is absolutely mint and looks more like an original example than a restored example.

No idea who it belongs to but lovely.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:50 pm 
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That’s the boxster back on the road for the year after a new set of boots and a wheel alignment.

First time I’ve had a wheel alignment done but the last set of boots really wore down so quickly on the inside with the rest of the tyre looking pretty good.

Attached the reading for the before and after but no idea what it means, doesn’t look like a big difference?


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