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What car do you drive..what have you had .what car would you like in your budget.

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Falcon ute for me over here in the UK, not many about but hopefully get one one day

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Currently i30 diesel.

 

It does everything we ask of it towing caravan or trailer, plus its easy to park.

 

 

 

 

Id love a Mazda XR8, but itd have to have a towbar fitted.

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Do you mean a Ford XR8 or a Mazda RX8 ?


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Mitsu PHEV, it looked like our perfect car on paper and we're not disappointed.

quiet, effortless, efficient, best tow car i've ever driven. Just perfect.

 

I'd love a model S P85D too, but i'll always keep a PHEV on the drive, sometimes you need to tow!

 

One thing I'm sure of, now I've gone electric, i'll never go back.


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Mitsu PHEV, it looked like our perfect car on paper and we're not disappointed.

quiet, effortless, efficient, best tow car i've ever driven. Just perfect.

 

I'd love a model S P85D too, but i'll always keep a PHEV on the drive, sometimes you need to tow!

 

One thing I'm sure of, now I've gone electric, i'll never go back.

 

 

 

Can you please tell me if there are plenty of charging points available and are there any tax advantages of driving a hybrid.

 

we had a test drive in a phev and we loved it too


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Do you mean a Ford XR8 or a Mazda RX8 ?

 

Mazda, the ipad chose to swap the letters around

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Can you please tell me if there are plenty of charging points available and are there any tax advantages of driving a hybrid.

 

we had a test drive in a phev and we loved it too

 

melbourne has a good few charge points, they did an ev trial here years back and the infrastructure is still in place which is nice :)

we only use them rarely though, we tend to plug in at night.

 

i think canberra offer a few grand off the purchase, and victoria give us $100 a year off the rego, other than this and obvious fuel savings there are no perks offered in australia yet (if ever, the government here are essentially the fossil fuel industry)

 

the uk on the other hand is great for it, huge company car bonuses, no road tax no congestion charge the list goes on, they love their PHEV and pure EV's.


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Mitsu PHEV, it looked like our perfect car on paper and we're not disappointed.

quiet, effortless, efficient, best tow car i've ever driven. Just perfect.

 

I'd love a model S P85D too, but i'll always keep a PHEV on the drive, sometimes you need to tow!

 

One thing I'm sure of, now I've gone electric, i'll never go back.

OK, if you want to stay in your town, anything more that a 100 mile round trip and forget it.


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OK, if you want to stay in your town, anything more that a 100 mile round trip and forget it.

 

I expected better from you PB, you're usually well researched.

 

pure electrics are well on their way to breaking the 200 mile barrier and with deep pockets will do 350.

most people, even aussies do less than 100 miles a day, ok there are exceptions, but why pay a fortune for fuel just for the odd long journey? they make perfect day to day cars.

if you are at that stage of life where you want a car to quietly transport you from a to b with no noise or fuss isolating you from the madness outside, they are perfect.

also, you start every day with a full tank and never have to waste time at the servo.

hybrids like the prius are the stepping stone to the PHEV which is the perfect blend. it's an EV when you need it (short journies and stop start traffic) and a petrol car when you need it (freeway driving)

completely quiet, battery powered up to 120Kph, 10sec to 100, permanent 4wd and with our roughly 120-150Km/day averaging 3-4L/100Km.

a chunk of this commute is also stop start traffic, the car only consumes the energy it requires at that time. if you're crawling or still the only power draw is for the air con, rather than running a whole engine just to keep the cab cool.

we are in the market for a pure EV, but wont buy until either Nissan import 2015 models or Tesla bring out the 3.

 

I think this is the most exciting part of the worldwide car market atm, its ramping up fast.

The ideal country to build em would have car plants, a good aluminium industry, good carbon fibre industry and associated workers.

so were talking the Melbourne, Geelong area a few years back.

 

such a shame.


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Its all very well having cheap running costs but the price of these vehicles is usually so high it doesn't make the overall costs cheaper.


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Its all very well having cheap running costs but the price of these vehicles is usually so high it doesn't make the overall costs cheaper.

 

same price as the top spec diesel outlander. thats what did it for us.

also after living with it for this last year id have to say id pay extra for the drive it gives us, no gear changes no engine or gear noise, next to no wind noise, can brake downhill so nails speed in cruise control even when towing. it's just driving 2.0

 

most of the circulated reasons for not adopting are true, however they are being challenged and changed at an extremely fast pace!

it's a very fast moving thing, green tech in general tbh, the economies of scale being noticed are just incredible.

some see it, warning their investors to be careful investing in the old ways, some don't spending taxpayers money on the old way.

a great subject to get deep into, so much change every day.

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You do realise it's a hybrid?

Most electric cars are not hybrids in the UK and that is why I said they are basically useless as there is no infrastructure of charging points in the UK.


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Most electric cars are not hybrids in the UK and that is why I said they are basically useless as there is no infrastructure of charging points in the UK.

 

there are more charging points in the UK than there are service stations.

 

many thousands of times more, they look like this.....

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there are a couple of thousand quick charge stations around the UK, they give you a 80% charge in 20 mins, usually at big service stations so you can grab a coffee.

 

it's defiantly not good to go yet, but it has potential :)

 

wheres your closest? http://openchargemap.org/site/

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there are more charging points in the UK than there are service stations.

 

many thousands of times more, they look like this.....

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there are a couple of thousand quick charge stations around the UK, they give you a 80% charge in 20 mins, usually at big service stations so you can grab a coffee.

 

it's defiantly not good to go yet, but it has potential :)

 

wheres your closest? http://openchargemap.org/site/

Thats a lot of use when you are 60miles from home aint it.....:biglaugh:


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Holden Rodeo, diesel...Complete with en suite camping.:wink:

 

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This is No. 4 in the diesel Rodeos.

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Most electric cars are not hybrids in the UK and that is why I said they are basically useless as there is no infrastructure of charging points in the UK.

 

Every development my company builds in London has charge points

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Holden Rodeo, diesel...Complete with en suite camping.:wink:

 

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This is No. 4 in the diesel Rodeos.

 

when the utes -a- rockin' don't come -a- knockin'

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Every development my company builds in London has charge points

There's one on the street outside our office in Manchester

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Dream Car:

 

I cannot remember the name of it!!!!!

 

Reality Car:

 

For the past 20 years only ever brought a Hyundai - Excel or Accent.

 

But last month I brought a Subaru Forester Turbo.......and oh my goodness what have I been missing all these years! LOVE IT.


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There's one on the street outside our office in Manchester

Woopie do, let's all go to your office to charge up, another reason besides a chronic lack of charging points is where they are most useful in cuties like London , how do you charge them? Most have no garages and street parking, how do you charge them overnight? They will never take off.


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Started out with several bangers (mainly Fords and Vauxhalls) and then saved up and bought my mates custom built XR3i which some would consider a banger but it was the best thing ever for a 19 year old! Totally illegal blacked out windows, massive drainpipe exhaust, custom spray paint, chromed alloys, I wish I had a photo of it!

Car history after that:

Ford Escort 1.6l

VW Scirocco (crashed after 2 days)

Suzuki Vitara

BMW 316i

Alfa Romeo Spyder

Porsche Boxster S

BMW 320i

Ferrari 360 F1

Range Rover 4.2 V8 S'Charged

2 x Audi A5's

 

Currently driving a VW Polo courtesy car.....fuel tank cracked on my Audi.

 

Bit of a sports car nut, I'd love a Ferrari 458 or a Lamborghini Aventador, but I think they will remain out of my reach at least for another 8-9 years when I might be able to pick up a 10+ year old one for a reasonable price, but by then I don't think I'll want one.

 

Very much looking forward to buying a Holden or a Prado when I get to Aus though, and my wife dreams of a HiLux. Amazing how tastes and priorities change!


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