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    #21
    I'm looking at getting Tesla Model Y for 3 years whilst the BIK rates are cheap as chips

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      #22
      Originally posted by IsayIsayIsay View Post
      Wondering what folks drive these days... I need something that'll get me to and from a client once in a while, approx. 2.5hours. I'd like to be fresh as a daisy when I arrive. Am thinking S-Class (old school one) but never driven one. The Mondeo Estate is a comfy beast, but not sure it cuts the right image...

      Then what to folks drive for fun? I have a 911 (C4 from 1998) which is pretty cool but only use it once a week if that... can you combine comfort and fun? Not a car I'd travel to a client in.
      My penny's worth. Against my advice, friend bought a s/h S class. Yes a nice car but he had a bill for not less than £1k per visit to the garage. One major issues is a small plastic dowel on the auto gear selector jams and Merc charges £1200 to replace it. I have seen s-class' breakdown for the same reason, the AA man frantically hitting the gear selector with a hammer to snap the dowel (that is the correct way to do it BTW)
      "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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        #23
        Originally posted by Paddy View Post
        Yes a nice car but he had a bill for not less than £1k per visit to the garage.
        Dealer or specialist?

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          #24
          Originally posted by AtW View Post

          Dealer or specialist?
          Main dealer near Holland Park London
          "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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            #25
            Originally posted by cannon999 View Post
            I'm looking at getting Tesla Model Y for 3 years whilst the BIK rates are cheap as chips
            Ordered mine for when my current personal lease ends in July - no brainer really with BIK.

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              #26
              Originally posted by fatJock View Post

              Ordered mine for when my current personal lease ends in July - no brainer really with BIK.
              I want to do a test drive first but there isn't one available in Leeds

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                #27
                Originally posted by fatJock View Post

                Ordered mine for when my current personal lease ends in July - no brainer really with BIK.
                If you go to Autocar.com you will find that Tesla are in the Top Ten for most unreliable cars.
                "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by Paddy View Post

                  If you go to Autocar.com you will find that Tesla are in the Top Ten for most unreliable cars.
                  Original Model S was very unreliable. In the UK, it seems the Model 3 is about as reliable as a premium German car, so quite unreliable.
                  I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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                    #29
                    I don't really know what I'd get if I were to get rid of the zed. At present, I'm minded to not buy another car once mine goes to the great scrapyard in the sky. I don't drive enough to warrant maintaining my own vehicle and I might get more fun out of hiring different cars when I do need to drive.

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
                      I don't really know what I'd get if I were to get rid of the zed. At present, I'm minded to not buy another car once mine goes to the great scrapyard in the sky. I don't drive enough to warrant maintaining my own vehicle and I might get more fun out of hiring different cars when I do need to drive.
                      https://www.autovivendi.com/wp-conte...rship-2022.pdf

                      You can afford it, go on.
                      I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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