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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #30 on: 14 February 2020, 16:05:27 »

What came after the Omega .. let's see, there's been:

A 2005 BMW 645ci, a 2015 Ford Ranger pickup, a 2006 BMW 650i convertible, a 2016 Skoda Superb estate, and finally a 2010 3.6 TDV8 Range Rover Sport. Still have the 2006 650i, the OH has a 2007 Mini Cooper S that I occasionally borrow which replaced her Smart ForTwo (which she loved in principle but hated to drive!).

What would I have back in a heartbeat? Not the Omega (although it was far better than the Skoda in every way besides technology) - the Ford Ranger. I bloody loved that truck, even more than the RRS.
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #31 on: 14 February 2020, 16:26:09 »

Omega 3.2 elite estate on lpg and a Lexus LS430 on lpg Lexus if better on fuel than tha Omega and more comfetable :y :y
also a Triumph Bonneville only come out on sunny days though
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #32 on: 14 February 2020, 17:37:32 »

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 which replaced her Smart ForTwo (which she loved in principle but hated to drive!).

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Why didn't she like driving it? :-\  Mine is the 84bhp turbo version and though it's not pleasant on the motorway it's great for nipping about town .... and it'll park anywhere.  :y :y
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #33 on: 14 February 2020, 18:04:56 »

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 which replaced her Smart ForTwo (which she loved in principle but hated to drive!).

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Why didn't she like driving it? :-\  Mine is the 84bhp turbo version and though it's not pleasant on the motorway it's great for nipping about town .... and it'll park anywhere.  :y :y

Hers had the same engine (better than the mhd with it's chocolate alternator/starter combination) but it was the gearbox - she couldn't get used to the lack of auto 'creep' and (being a learner at the time) felt like everyone was always up her arse, especially over speed cushions (of which there are many around here) because you can't straddle them.. a couple of people overtook in (clearly) dangerous spots, too, which didn't help her feeling about the car! She's much more at home in the Mini with it's classic autobox that creeps, and with a car wide enough to straddle the lumps so you don't have to slow down for fear of your fillings falling out ;D

I didn't mind it so much, but it's really not suited to anywhere with speed humps IMHO..
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #34 on: 14 February 2020, 20:05:47 »

 Sold the Mv6 estate,, bought a Saab 9-3 20t, estate,  only difference, the Saab is smaller, same road tax, same fuel mpg. same manufacturer. :o
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #35 on: 15 February 2020, 10:14:59 »

Still got the 2003 3.2 Elite, usually on LPG, though Mrs TB uses that as her daily.  Has the usual wheelarch issue, and the LPG seems to be hitting an age where components need replacing, though the filters are all original ;D.  Also, being chavved up, the lower parts of the front bumper have seen a little too much excitement.  Not sure on its future.

Also have the clapped out Battlebus - the storage facility I bought following not having a garage for over a year - and an X351 XJ Portfolio tractor version, though the earlier one with only 275bhp.


Although the XJ and the Elite are chalk and cheese, there are some things I really like about the Omega, from silly things like a grab handle for front seat passenger, to genuinely useful things like the stereo and satnav being absolutely 100% controllable from the steering wheel.

Certainly I would happily jump in the Elite and drive it across Europe....   Ö.though its much easier to get breakdown cover on the newer Jaaaaaaag
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #36 on: 15 February 2020, 12:26:43 »

Still got the 2003 3.2 Elite, usually on LPG, though Mrs TB uses that as her daily.  Has the usual wheelarch issue, and the LPG seems to be hitting an age where components need replacing, though the filters are all original ;D.  Also, being chavved up, the lower parts of the front bumper have seen a little too much excitement.  Not sure on its future.

Also have the clapped out Battlebus - the storage facility I bought following not having a garage for over a year - and an X351 XJ Portfolio tractor version, though the earlier one with only 275bhp.


Although the XJ and the Elite are chalk and cheese, there are some things I really like about the Omega, from silly things like a grab handle for front seat passenger, to genuinely useful things like the stereo and satnav being absolutely 100% controllable from the steering wheel.

Certainly I would happily jump in the Elite and drive it across Europe....   Ö.though its much easier to get breakdown cover on the newer Jaaaaaaag

You should be able to get more pussy with the Jaaag. :)
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #37 on: 15 February 2020, 12:44:32 »

3.2 MV6 estate with around two grand spent on it last year :'( Astra G 1.6 16v lpg estate goes forever never breaks down had it for six years, 2.2 master van for work. And Evo 2 for play

4WD - 420bhp & 1150kg
Power to Weight:   371 bhp/ton
0-60:   3.3
0-100:   8.1
60-100:   4.8
1/4 Mile ET:   11.69
1/4 Mile Terminal:   119
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile ET:   11.34
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile Terminal:   122
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #38 on: 15 February 2020, 12:57:16 »

3.2 MV6 estate with around two grand spent on it last year :'( Astra G 1.6 16v lpg estate goes forever never breaks down had it for six years, 2.2 master van for work. And Evo 2 for play

4WD - 420bhp & 1150kg
Power to Weight:   371 bhp/ton
0-60:   3.3
0-100:   8.1
60-100:   4.8

1/4 Mile ET:   11.69
1/4 Mile Terminal:   119
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile ET:   11.34
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile Terminal:   122

That is pretty quick.

My Jag needed approx 570 BHP with a Viezu remap for....

0-60....4.17
0-100...8.79
60-100..4.62

Racelogic Performance Box.

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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #39 on: 15 February 2020, 12:59:48 »

3.2 MV6 estate with around two grand spent on it last year :'( Astra G 1.6 16v lpg estate goes forever never breaks down had it for six years, 2.2 master van for work. And Evo 2 for play

4WD - 420bhp & 1150kg
Power to Weight:   371 bhp/ton
0-60:   3.3
0-100:   8.1
60-100:   4.8

1/4 Mile ET:   11.69
1/4 Mile Terminal:   119
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile ET:   11.34
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile Terminal:   122

That is pretty quick.

My Jag needed approx 570 BHP with a Viezu remap for....

0-60....4.17
0-100...8.79
60-100..4.62

Racelogic Performance Box.
The jag is probably a tad more comfortable than the evo.
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #40 on: 15 February 2020, 13:12:33 »

3.2 MV6 estate with around two grand spent on it last year :'( Astra G 1.6 16v lpg estate goes forever never breaks down had it for six years, 2.2 master van for work. And Evo 2 for play

4WD - 420bhp & 1150kg
Power to Weight:   371 bhp/ton
0-60:   3.3
0-100:   8.1
60-100:   4.8

1/4 Mile ET:   11.69
1/4 Mile Terminal:   119
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile ET:   11.34
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile Terminal:   122

That is pretty quick.

My Jag needed approx 570 BHP with a Viezu remap for....

0-60....4.17
0-100...8.79
60-100..4.62

Racelogic Performance Box.
The jag is probably a tad more comfortable than the evo.

Yes......and I don't need to wear a 'wrong way round' baseball cap when driving it either. :) ::) ;)
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #41 on: 15 February 2020, 13:15:22 »

3.2 MV6 estate with around two grand spent on it last year :'( Astra G 1.6 16v lpg estate goes forever never breaks down had it for six years, 2.2 master van for work. And Evo 2 for play

4WD - 420bhp & 1150kg
Power to Weight:   371 bhp/ton
0-60:   3.3
0-100:   8.1
60-100:   4.8

1/4 Mile ET:   11.69
1/4 Mile Terminal:   119
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile ET:   11.34
Dragstrip 1/4 Mile Terminal:   122

That is pretty quick.

My Jag needed approx 570 BHP with a Viezu remap for....

0-60....4.17
0-100...8.79
60-100..4.62

Racelogic Performance Box.
The jag is probably a tad more comfortable than the evo.

Yes and I doubt that it has a brown stain on the passenger seat like Rae's Evo does!  ;D
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #42 on: 15 February 2020, 13:32:41 »

I cherish that stain Steve ;D ;D. And no cap Opti, as thatís unnecessary weight👍 Thatís why you need 570bhp to keep up :D ;)
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #43 on: 15 February 2020, 13:34:54 »

I can feel the bones of my arse in the Evo not comfortable at all and drags you around like a doll.  Good job Iíve got the MV6 :y
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Re: What Do You Drive Now in 2020...?
« Reply #44 on: 15 February 2020, 13:46:46 »

I cherish that stain Steve ;D ;D. And no cap Opti, as thatís unnecessary weight👍 Thatís why you need 570bhp to keep up :D ;)

Yep ......what I need is 570BHP and 1150 KG, rather than 570BHP and a 'lardy' 1880KG kerb weight.

There is no way I could get anywhere near your 0-60 time with just 2 driven wheels..........but when traction is found it's pretty close. :y
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