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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #75 on: 01 November 2018, 15:29:31 »

I remember that smile.. it was very rewarding to drive quickly (considering it's size and high COG). It also towed a covered car trailer loaded with Cobra, second engine, compressor, half the garage tools etc commendably, and had a pallet of bricks in the load bed (not at the same time!) without breaking a sweat*

*Unless that weighs more than the bed limit, in which case it was half a pallet, your honour.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #76 on: 01 November 2018, 15:34:33 »

Regardless of choice I may have to carry a load of crap tools and stuff in the back just to give the rear a bit of weight and improve handling in general.  I could just use the dead bodies from the fiat 500s and 2 series beemers I will be driving over on my morning commute (cures the outside lane hogging issue)
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #77 on: 01 November 2018, 16:07:54 »

Bed liner filled with sand and a lid ;)
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #78 on: 01 November 2018, 16:31:01 »

Bed liner filled with sand and a lid ;)

That should reduce the aroma of the dead bodies a bit  ::)
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« Reply #79 on: 01 November 2018, 16:45:08 »

;D ;D

I at least will have a practical use in the launching and recovery of my boat and tips to the trip over the next year or so.

FTFY. One 1000 kg load and I can't see them letting you back on site. ;D

They never say anything about the box trailer and boot being full but often turn commercial vans away.  Hired vans were ok but I think that has stopped too.
 Apparently the local tips are switching to pre-registration and ANPR.  If you cant prove you are a local resident you have to pay a fiver.  That should stop all the Surrey cheap-arses coming over to Hampshire to dump their carp.  surrey introduced a charge last year.

Even for dead fish? :D
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #80 on: 01 November 2018, 16:48:47 »

Just drove the Ranger to compare it to the Navara and it's got a nice grunt to the engine, pulls like a train and the interior is very nice indeed.

Damn you Aaron, damn you ;D

SIL has one, and loves it. :y
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #81 on: 01 November 2018, 17:59:07 »

Ford also do a car/SUV version of the Ranger called the Everest which looks really nice, but they don't sell it in Blighty sadly.  :(
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« Reply #82 on: 01 November 2018, 18:17:44 »

Ford also do a car/SUV version of the Ranger called the Everest which looks really nice, but they don't sell it in Blighty sadly.  :(

Here you go a Ford Everest linky!  :y
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« Reply #83 on: 01 November 2018, 18:36:47 »

Ford also do a car/SUV version of the Ranger called the Everest which looks really nice, but they don't sell it in Blighty sadly.  :(

Here you go a Ford Everest linky!  :y

Dont you start as well! ;D
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #84 on: 01 November 2018, 21:31:12 »

Saw an advert for here:

https://www.motorama.com/car-leasing/jaguar/xf/2-0i-prestige-4dr-auto

XF Petrol, 286 for 3 years, with 10k miles.

Additional 43 for servicing, which includes tyres & service.

Quite reasonable actually.

THIS IS the omega owners forum isn't it ?

My Limited company refuses to fund a lease car for me despite the fact that I do 15K business miles a year.

But it sticks religiously to the HMRC mileage rates of 45p and 25p.  (also pays 12p a mile if I use a push bike)

And this is why I bought my omega.  525 deposit and 0 monthly payments. with an easy to end contract (I'd phone the scrap man and take 150 cash) , and then approx 475 into my bank (on average) a month and about 260 in fuel going out each month, so about 215 tax free, which I need to fund servicing, tyres and repairs out of.  So far I reckon I've spent 1000 in 2 years so call it 42 a month. So  173 Tax free PROFIT and use of the car for private use with just petrol to pay. 

I'm feeling smug. by owning an Omega I'm making tax free cash.

Do I win a prize for using a 200K plus petrol 3.2 MV6 omega every day ?

(Obviously Old cars are unreliable, but I have a back up car, and I had to use the mk1 Mx5 as a stop gap for a week when it failed the MOT after I failed to adjust the handbrake correctly) 


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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #85 on: 01 November 2018, 22:01:35 »

Sadly not... My best year was about 18k in Omega fuel... All deductible  8)

That car did 180k in four years. Which was nice  8)
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #86 on: 02 November 2018, 07:02:51 »


THIS IS the omega owners forum isn't it ?

My Limited company refuses to fund a lease car for me despite the fact that I do 15K business miles a year.

But it sticks religiously to the HMRC mileage rates of 45p and 25p.  (also pays 12p a mile if I use a push bike)


Yes, and you point is?

As for the figures, yes that is what i do currently but kitty is starring to get to that point where i am working on it nearly every weekend.  I am time poor not necessarily the other way around.  I run the uk side of a cyber security company which means working full time for clients during the day and doing business development and admin in the evenings.

Plus i am the boss/owner so i can do what i like  ;D
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #87 on: 02 November 2018, 10:03:39 »

Ford also do a car/SUV version of the Ranger called the Everest which looks really nice, but they don't sell it in Blighty sadly.  :(

Here you go a Ford Everest linky!  :y

Dont you start as well! ;D

At that price you could buy several.

You'd need to, to use them as roller skates, as they're 1:18 scale ;D ;D
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« Reply #88 on: 02 November 2018, 10:11:01 »

Ford also do a car/SUV version of the Ranger called the Everest which looks really nice, but they don't sell it in Blighty sadly.  :(

Here you go a Ford Everest linky!  :y

Dont you start as well! ;D

At that price you could buy several.

You'd need to, to use them as roller skates, as they're 1:18 scale ;D ;D

Plus it's an SUV and not an LCV so the BIK will be ruinous.  With the fuel card the BIK on the Ranger or Navara is less than 150 notes a month :y

Van insurance on the another hand :o
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #89 on: 02 November 2018, 10:14:19 »

Yeah - although at least yours is van insurance for business use.. try finding van insurance for "personal use only"! Damn near impossible, which is part of the reason I ended up with REIS and a fleet policy..

P.S. I'm doing my "told you so" dance over here. Another convert to the Ranger.  ;D
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