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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: It`s time to change my Daily Driver, but for what ? Reply with quote

The time has come to swap my daily driver W212 Merc E350 AMG sport Diesel, she`s now on 120K and 2010 plate. Was going to do a simple upgrade, same car, or possibly C class but newer...............then along came the Gubbinment and their Nazi-ism to diesel cars all of a sudden Dont know

Used Mercedes choice is now zero for petrol cars, a few 1.6-2.0L cars or a full fat C or E 63 and 25mpg Sad nothing in between around 3.0L V6 300Bhp type thing nooo

I don`t lease cars as I do far too many miles, up to 50K per year, so it`s not viable financially.

I usually chop the car in and bung £10K-ish in the pot every couple of years, so budget is around £20K

So I`m up for suggestions, bearing in mind that I have to not upset my customers with anything too in your face and flashy, which Mercs are fantastic for, most people comment on what a nice car but don`t moan about me charging too much or whatnot Grin

I`m pretty fed up that I can`t go the Merc route to be honest, this one is my 6th in a row and they have all been fantastic cars without any issues.

Oh, and I hate BMWs Grin

Edit : It needs a massive boot, but not an estate car Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kris what about the merc petrol hybrid cars like the C350E
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something like this that does 70 mpg

http://www.motors.co.uk/car-45004621/?i=3&m=sp
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Kris what about the merc petrol hybrid cars like the C350E


Lol, Phil, I should have stated, no electric motors required Judge

They are completely impractical for me phil, never anywhere to charge them when I get to my destination and I might drive 300 miles, have a cup of coffee and then drive 300 miles home, carrying probably 400Lbs of tools and kit Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol Kris I didnt think these things needed charging I thought the recharged while running on petrol and thats what gave the econ . but maybe I am wrong Dont know yes I can understand how a Tesla is no good for you but worth looking a bit more into whether these need recharging all the time. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
lol Kris I didnt think these things needed charging I thought the recharged while running on petrol and thats what gave the econ . but maybe I am wrong Dont know yes I can understand how a Tesla is no good for you but worth looking a bit more into whether these need recharging all the time. Thumb


The problem with Hybrid/plug in`s is that I`m quite brutal on cars performance wise, I don`t think that the battery packs would last, and they cost a fortune to replace Hand

My current Merc should give 50+mpg on a motorway, I have averaged 36 for the last 70,000 miles Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Audi A5 3.0 tdi Quattro manual box

0-60 5.7
33mpg driving like a nutter locally
45mpg work driving
official motorway around 50mpg
mahoosive boot

4wd for winter call-outs



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Audi A5 3.0 tdi Quattro manual box

0-60 5.7
33mpg driving like a nutter locally
45mpg work driving
official motorway around 50mpg
mahoosive boot

4wd for winter call-outs



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No diesels allowed Alex, the gubbinment have spoken ( and are plotting their taxation/revenge ) Sad

I blame Gordon Brown Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This then: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201704044068535
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comes with free leather clad chic in hat and shades Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Comes with free leather clad chic in hat and shades Grin


She looks cute Thumb but 31 mpg Question I could squeeze that out of a C63 if I drove like Miss Daisy Grin

But the newer C63 is 4.0L turbo whizzy thing Sad

I think I`m going to have to think outside the box here Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the Auto Express 'Car of the Decade 2000-2010'.

Jaguar XF in 3.0V6 or 4.2V8 guise.

There's masses to choose from for under £20k
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
What about the Auto Express 'Car of the Decade 2000-2010'.

Jaguar XF in 3.0V6 or 4.2V8 guise.

There's masses to choose from for under £20k


Also in the CNC technician's top 5 vehicles to waft up and down the UK with tools in tow.

Good call Terry Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
What about the Auto Express 'Car of the Decade 2000-2010'.

Jaguar XF in 3.0V6 or 4.2V8 guise.

There's masses to choose from for under £20k


I`ve been having a gander at those T8, the 3.0 and 4.8 seem to return the same Mpg Dont know

Not sure I`m old enough for a Jag yet Grin or the increase in my AA bill nooo
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:

Not sure I`m old enough for a Jag yet Grin or the increase in my AA bill nooo


Don't let Eddie Irvine hear you say tha! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done 130,000 miles in my Skoda Fabia tdi and it's a joy to drive-
No worries about clients thinking you are flash in a Skoda......
You can't go wrong with an Octavia VRS-


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carkid wrote:
I've done 130,000 miles in my Skoda Fabia tdi and it's a joy to drive-
No worries about clients thinking you are flash in a Skoda......
You can't go wrong with an Octavia VRS-


Lol, I actually had a tour around a Skoda factory may years ago while I was working out there Thumb

Do you know that " Skoda " means " It`s a pity " in Czech Grin

NO DIESELS ALLOWED, this is the whole point of the thread, the gubbinment want to get rid of them ( but not diesel busses, diesel taxis, diesel trains, diesel council trucks, diesel lorries ) Thumb

The replacement has to be Petrol !
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skoda make an Octavia VRS with a petrol engine...👍
Although I can already sense you don't want a Skoda ☹️
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't believe the dogma about Jaguar reliability... I've owned a few over the years as do folk I know and they are great.

Certainly much better than my experience of Audi, whose electrics are made of cheese.

Shame you don't like BMWs as they are alchemists where it comes to MPG from petrol cars.

How about a Golf GTi or Audi S3 (he says contradicting his comment above about cheesy electrics)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure what the govt stance is on diesels, but it seems early to chop in a diesel, even if they increase tax a few hundred quid a year, its peanuts compared to increased mpg. I save about 25 quid a day if I take my diesel rather than my porsche to work, I live a long way away.
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