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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #90 on: 02 November 2018, 10:48:07 »

What engine is the Ranger to bring on these smiles?
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #91 on: 02 November 2018, 11:35:31 »

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

Sorry, the thought of you dancing is having a detrimental effect on my current choice..... :-X
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« Reply #92 on: 02 November 2018, 11:37:33 »

What engine is the Ranger to bring on these smiles?

3.2 weasel.  200hp with a fork load of torque, something like 470 at relatively low revs  :o
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #93 on: 02 November 2018, 12:28:22 »

What engine is the Ranger to bring on these smiles?

3.2 weasel.  200hp with a fork load of torque, something like 470 at relatively low revs  :o

Handy!

Out of interest did you drive the v6 TDI Amarok?
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #94 on: 02 November 2018, 14:12:11 »

What engine is the Ranger to bring on these smiles?

3.2 weasel.  200hp with a fork load of torque, something like 470 at relatively low revs  :o

And sod all weight over the rear, I can see why these are fun.  8)
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« Reply #95 on: 02 November 2018, 14:34:21 »

What engine is the Ranger to bring on these smiles?

3.2 weasel.  200hp with a fork load of torque, something like 470 at relatively low revs  :o

And sod all weight over the rear, I can see why these are fun.  8)

Hence why I think I willl have to cart my tools around with me.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #96 on: 02 November 2018, 14:38:10 »

I never had any grip issues, unless I was driving like a complete moron loon, really.. and in the snow there's the diff-lock  :y (Which you can turn on at up to 60mph, IIRC! I never tried that as I didn't want to leave cogs on the road ;D)

Fun drive, though.

FWIW I had an aftermarket roll-top on the bed, but I would have the Ford one by preference. Get the Ford towbar fitted, too, as it's better than the aftermarket IMHO.

The only thing that annoyed me was that the tailgate isn't on the central locking, though you can get a kit for that.. mine was pre the current facelift, though, so that could have changed.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #97 on: 02 November 2018, 14:49:07 »

Out of interest did you drive the v6 TDI Amarok?

Good shout - Matt, I'd be interested to know what one of those drives like (there's a good chap ;) ;D) as they do look quite nice.

(Looks are important because I'm a total poser, as you all know.. ;D ;D)
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #98 on: 02 November 2018, 14:51:23 »

Out of interest did you drive the v6 TDI Amarok?

Good shout - Matt, I'd be interested to know what one of those drives like (there's a good chap ;) ;D) as they do look quite nice.

(Looks are important because I'm a total poser, as you all know.. ;D ;D)

He would also have someone with VCDS around the corner as well, not that it would go wrong, but what stuff could be enabled, tweaked or disabled.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #99 on: 02 November 2018, 15:26:11 »

For the same spec the Amarok is very pricey.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #100 on: 02 November 2018, 16:05:42 »

As are most VW products, but I was wondering because of the residuals, I thought a lease/PCP might not be so bad.
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Re: Company car advice
« Reply #101 on: 02 November 2018, 16:15:18 »

https://www.parkers.co.uk/company-car-tax-calculator/

Is something like this accurate? Was having a play....

2018 Jaaaaag 2.0  :-X AWD (300PS) Saloon. (Petrol) = ~500/m

2018 BMW 330e Luxury (Petrol) = ~150/m

Massive difference, would Hybrid thing like that really just cost you just an extra 150 in tax a month?  :-\ If having a company car?
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« Reply #102 on: 02 November 2018, 16:19:24 »

BIK rates on the jags and beemers are quite high, LCVs are a fixed very low rate even with fuel cards and pickups fall in to that category (if they have a 1kT carrying capacity.
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« Reply #103 on: 02 November 2018, 16:23:14 »

BIK rates on the jags and beemers are quite high, LCVs are a fixed very low rate even with fuel cards and pickups fall in to that category (if they have a 1kT carrying capacity.

But the "Hybrid" things, which barely do 10 miles on a charge. Appear very cheap.  :-\
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« Reply #104 on: 02 November 2018, 16:25:51 »

XF was my first thought when considering options for the company and then cam the BIK of 500+ per month.

Remember, I am a stingy Yorkshireman at heart.  Don't let the Sandhurst-forged accent fool you ;D
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