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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #45 on: 18 October 2018, 17:33:38 »

Having just come back from the States, an F350 is a pickup, not the childrens toys being mentioned here ;D
Yeah, but other people need the other half of the road, so you can't have it all to yourself.
OK, I'll settle for a lesser F250. Or even the pokey F150.

Then I can still ram everyone out of my way.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #46 on: 18 October 2018, 18:26:45 »


Looks like I'm gunna be a pick-up driver  ???
have you fixed / dried out the engine you washed  :-\

Yup, all working fine although there is still a lot of moisture in the exhaust system which keeps the tailgaters away at least ;D

A good blast at the weekend should sort it out but tomorrow I am testing an Outlander PHEV for 24 hours so it'll ahve to wait until saturday when I go down to Gosport.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #47 on: 18 October 2018, 18:35:56 »


Looks like I'm gunna be a pick-up driver  ???
have you fixed / dried out the engine you washed  :-\

Yup, all working fine although there is still a lot of moisture in the exhaust system which keeps the tailgaters away at least ;D

A good blast at the weekend should sort it out but tomorrow I am testing an Outlander PHEV for 24 hours so it'll ahve to wait until saturday when I go down to Gosport.
Cool  8)

It's a good selling point when you sell it
say you just had the entire intake and exhaust system cleaned  :)

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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #48 on: 18 October 2018, 21:48:30 »

Ok, I deserve that  ;D

Just driven back from rugby practice and it was still steaming when I booted it.  A funny slight burning smell too, but I guess that must be the exhaust drying out.  I'll wait until I give it a good long drive before I am fully happy with it.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #49 on: 19 October 2018, 00:58:38 »

I'm not familiar with your car or what the exhaust looks like,
many cars have low points that can trap water (the back box of an astra g can have water in even used daily to the extent that some manufacturer has put a small drain hole in the design),some sections have wadding .
takes a while to dry out even when hot .
glad your up and running again  :)
hopefully it dries pretty quick  :y
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #50 on: 30 October 2018, 15:28:30 »

Well, I have spoken to all the dealers (VOlvo, Mitsubishi and NIssan) and the financials are compelling.  For a Ltd company with personal usage an LCV is best.  The Navara comes with a 5 year/100k mile warranty, drives as close to a car as a truck can get atm and if the company purchases it then the tax advantages are significant, not to mention the significant discount from the dealer.

Looks like I'm gunna be a pick-up driver  ???

What are the monthlies like?

Any LCV with fuel card = <150/month in BIK @ 40% tax rate.  Much less than a plug-in hybrid.  Bonkers.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #51 on: 30 October 2018, 15:30:47 »

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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #52 on: 30 October 2018, 15:36:28 »

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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #53 on: 30 October 2018, 15:40:19 »

SO Over the past few weeks I have test-driven the following:

Outlander PHEV - Good drive and handling but only suitable for commutes of 50 miles or less.  Mine is 100/day and the mpg take a real hit.  Add to that a very small fuel tank and I would be filling up every other day.  Reasonable BIK though.
Lexus NX Plug-in hybrid - Really nice interior but the drive was, well, a little gutless even in sport mode.  Full size fuel tank but still not really suitable for the amount of commuting I do.  Acceptable level of BIK.
Volvo XC60 D5 - Outstanding drive, nice interior.  The D5 really pulls like a train and proably beats the jag in terms of performance.  High BIK :(

Navara test drive is tomorrow, I already have my quote and the numbers work.  VERY low BIK, even with fuel card.  I wont get the performance of the Jag or anywhere near but I would be able to launch and recover the boat with ease now and not be worried about getting stuck in the sand (as much).  Plus I get to lord it over everyone else on the road  ;D 

With the financials I have worked out it really is a no-brainer.  Unless the Navara is a real POS to drive then I cannot see me going with anything else.  If only the Model 3 was available, with the BIK going down to around 500 quid in 18 months and with the 100% write-down on CT it makes it a very appealing proposition.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #54 on: 30 October 2018, 15:41:36 »

https://www.ford.co.uk/future-vehicles/ranger-raptor

I'll just leave that there.

Leaf springs ::)

and 'coming soon' usually means in 6 months or so......
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #55 on: 30 October 2018, 15:48:49 »

https://www.ford.co.uk/future-vehicles/ranger-raptor

I'll just leave that there.

Leaf springs ::)

and 'coming soon' usually means in 6 months or so......

2019 .. right about when the PCP on the Skoda finishes. :-X :D
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #56 on: 30 October 2018, 15:53:06 »

https://www.ford.co.uk/future-vehicles/ranger-raptor

I'll just leave that there.

Leaf springs ::)

and 'coming soon' usually means in 6 months or so......

2019 .. right about when the PCP on the Skoda finishes. :-X :D

I saw a Dodge RAM 15900 this morning on my commute.  I was very tempted......
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #57 on: 30 October 2018, 16:04:27 »

https://www.ford.co.uk/future-vehicles/ranger-raptor

I'll just leave that there.

Leaf springs ::)

and 'coming soon' usually means in 6 months or so......

2019 .. right about when the PCP on the Skoda finishes. :-X :D


Same again? :)
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #58 on: 30 October 2018, 16:56:24 »

With the financials I have worked out it really is a no-brainer.  Unless the Navara is a real POS to drive then I cannot see me going with anything else.  If only the Model 3 was available, with the BIK going down to around 500 quid in 18 months and with the 100% write-down on CT it makes it a very appealing proposition.

How long does it take a Navara to rust in two these days? ;)

What about if you keep reversing it into the sea?  :o
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #59 on: 30 October 2018, 18:10:35 »

With the financials I have worked out it really is a no-brainer.  Unless the Navara is a real POS to drive then I cannot see me going with anything else.  If only the Model 3 was available, with the BIK going down to around 500 quid in 18 months and with the 100% write-down on CT it makes it a very appealing proposition.

How long does it take a Navara to rust in two these days? ;)

What about if you keep reversing it into the sea?  :o

I won't be keeping it long enough to find out.
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