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 71 
 on: Today at 09:45:05 
Started by Rods2 - Last post by Kevin Wood
If I was having tea with Mr. Mueller, I'd be very careful not to pick up his cup by mistake at this point. ;D

.. but I think TG has it sussed. A few will be seen to fall on their swords so "something has been done" then business as usual. ::)

 72 
 on: Today at 09:43:05 
Started by tigers_gonads - Last post by tigers_gonads
Got told last night the missus has book the campsite for a few days from monday and bloody paid so need to get these brakes sorted  :(

Who are we using ?

 73 
 on: Today at 09:39:53 
Started by Lazydocker - Last post by Kevin Wood
But have you lost an eye yet? ;)

I got the (much smaller) circlips moving by levering one end out and then using a screwdriver to 'walk' the rest of it out far enough that it could come flying out like some kind of tiny un-guided missile.. (and then we had to weld bolts on to the bearings to get those out ;D)

So they didn't build the suspension to fall apart! Shame about the bodywork, really. ;D

 74 
 on: Today at 09:34:57 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by Fuse 19
Gaydon and Coventry  :y

Ah, at the R&D end of the chain, then, I assume :) :y

Yep, connected car and infotainment hardware  :y

 75 
 on: Today at 09:33:34 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by tunnie
Will be interesting to see what car options I get with my new role
A big fat hefty tax bill ;D

Nope, it's a low value lease scheme so paid for after tax  :y

So not a BIK? Always fancied a company car, not that I would ever get one via Sky.

Nope, you get extra cash in lieu and then pay for a heavily discounted lease scheme post tax.

How does that differ from car allowance?  :-\ Is the lease scheme company sponsored, meaning you have to go via them? (bit like old days)

As I understand current most common setup, is that a job advertises role with "£5k car allowance" on top of a salary. So ~£416/m, no doubt in 40% bracket, so take ~£166 off that. Leaving you £250/m for a car....

The BIK rates then hit you in tax, meaning if you take car you get hit in national insurance/PAYE tax hit. I was looking at Auto Express BIK calculator other day, suggested things like a Tesla could be had for £300/m  :-\

 76 
 on: Today at 09:24:10 
Started by Rods2 - Last post by tigers_gonads
Nope  ::)

Too many people in power know things about each other for this to happen  ;)

Too many compromising pictures have been taken.
Enough people will be paid off.
The odd person will die in suspicious circumstances. 
Funny handshakes will prevail.

............... and the rich will get richer and the poor will get shit on  :(






Oh yes, the world will keep spinning too  ;D

 77 
 on: Today at 09:19:56 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by aaronjb
Gaydon and Coventry  :y

Ah, at the R&D end of the chain, then, I assume :) :y

If so, then the car deals are outrageous  :o.

If I remember rightly the argument(which HMRC accepted) is. If an employee keeps the car on lease for <1yr / 8,000 miles, jag still sell the car at a profit, so no cost is incurred to the business. So the leases can be stupidly low and basically just pay insurance/maintenance. 

A guy I qualified with went there and had a Range Rover sport on a “just add fuel” basis and it cost him <£300 pcm.

Then there’s the 10-20% employee discount should you want to buy your own.  :y

My ex was from Solihull - the place always seemed to be littered with RR Sports, parked outside the tiniest little houses in the worst areas.. ;D

 78 
 on: Today at 09:11:54 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by henryd
Well, well over 13 months now.

It remains a comfortable mile cruncher, with a decent turn of speed.

I'd say on average, I get low 30s mpg. I've had the occasional high 30s from a tank, and the occasional high 20s as well.

Failures have included:
Both front CDL motors
Front lower front wishbone arm bushes, replaced with polys
A single bonnet strut
A touchscreen display (might have been my fault ;D)
A failed NSR wheel bearing...   ...twice
A failed headlight washer extender thing (probably the shit ECP screenwash that froze)

Touchscreen excluded (you clutz!) that does seem like quite a list. Compared to the ovlov at least (12m, 3 days and 35k onto ownership), which has wanted for nothing other than oil, filters, headlight bulbs, tyres and wheel alignment.

Do you think it’s down to build quality, driving style, complexity or luck?

My thoughts too,I've had my much older Touareg for 3 years and 33k miles and two sets of tyres and routine servicing is all its needed,no repairs required,its sitting at 160 k miles now

 79 
 on: Today at 09:01:24 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by jimmy944
If so, then the car deals are outrageous  :o.

If I remember rightly the argument(which HMRC accepted) is. If an employee keeps the car on lease for <1yr / 8,000 miles, jag still sell the car at a profit, so no cost is incurred to the business. So the leases can be stupidly low and basically just pay insurance/maintenance. 

A guy I qualified with went there and had a Range Rover sport on a “just add fuel” basis and it cost him <£300 pcm.

Then there’s the 10-20% employee discount should you want to buy your own.  :y

 80 
 on: Today at 08:59:25 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by Fuse 19
I suspect I may be able to get a more definitive answer regarding Jag clock auto setting in the next few months....

Moving to Castle Brom or Solihull? ;)

Gaydon and Coventry  :y

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