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Title: new car well s/h
Post by: lil chris on October 18, 2016, 08:07:04 PM
I have changed my car something more comfortable for my age and cheaper on petrol and even cheaper insurance. It is only 12 months old with 2200 miles on, probably a ex demo but seeing my last car was too not a problem. The car is a Seat Leon 1.2 tsi 110, and has all the goodies led headlamps and sat nav etc.
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Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: GroupC on October 18, 2016, 08:24:42 PM
But it's all wet!

Shiny though.
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: B757-236GT on October 18, 2016, 09:12:31 PM
I always think that Seat charging a premium for red whereas everyone else has it as the free colour is a little bit cheeky. Red Seats are popular those especially in the NSE era (i will get my coat!).

Richard
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on October 18, 2016, 09:34:24 PM
Our current car, a Golf 1.6 tdi SE, was an ex-demo too with just 1250 and about 11 months on the clock and a heck of a discount off even the best 'new deal' I could find.
Some years ago my wife had a Seat Ibiza for her work (also low mileage ex-demo) and found it a great car so I trust that like her you have zero problems over many miles and years.
Although we shall run the Golf for many years yet I wouldn't hesitate to buy ex-demo again.
Happy driving in your new car Chris. :thumbsup:

PS - when ya gonna put the numbers plates on? :D
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: dannyboy on October 18, 2016, 09:58:45 PM
Like Chris and Daffy, my car is an ex-demo. I picked it up at the end of June, 5 months old with 750 miles on the clock. It is an Opel (don't forget I am in Ireland), Astra 1.6 CDTi in black. Nearly 70 mpg and, here in Ireland, diesel is a bit cheaper than petrol, so my fuel bill is nearly half of what it was. It is not often I get a decent run on decent roads, (don't forget I am in Ireland), but when I do, it goes like the proverbial stuff off a shovel - and that is without hitting the 'Sport' button!  Having said what I did about not getting a decent run, I am having to drive to Dublin, (100 miles), on Friday to catch a flight back home - some sort of meeting I have to go to on Saturday in York.  :wave:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Newportnobby on October 18, 2016, 10:19:03 PM
Nice looking set of wheels, Chris :thumbsup:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: lil chris on October 18, 2016, 11:00:48 PM
Thanks guys for the nice comments, my last car a Seat Ibiza FR was a demo too with only 2000 miles. You save a fortune only 12 months old most of the depreciation gone with low milage. I had to travel a bit to get this car on Monday I got stuck on the M6 traveling south it took me 2 and a half hours for a 90 mn journey, and what is more another two hours to get back home. First time I had driven a manual gear box for 3 years apart from the test drive but I managed ok.
ps number plates to follow....he....he

ps2 of course it is wet I live in Manchester..........
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: d-a-n on November 10, 2016, 11:16:42 PM
Nice new motor, these new SEATs are so well appointed inside too  :)
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2016, 11:29:51 PM
It's always been my understanding that red cars go faster.  :D
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on November 10, 2016, 11:37:11 PM
It's always been my understanding that red cars go faster.  :D

Yes, it's known as 'Red Shift'. ;) :D
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Bealman on November 10, 2016, 11:40:17 PM
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Croxy on November 11, 2016, 12:21:01 AM
Hmmmmm......cheaper on gas.......cheaper on Insurance........ = more budget for model railways......  :beers:

Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Chetcombe on November 11, 2016, 12:54:13 AM
It's always been my understanding that red cars go faster.  :D

I heard from a traffic cop once that they pull over red cars more than any other for speeding...

Apparently they play snooker all day - pull over a red car then a black one, then another red car, then another color...

Nice wheels though Chris, but I would go steady on the gas pedal :D

Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Bealman on November 11, 2016, 01:25:37 AM
I'd be ok then, 'cos my car's white - I'm the cue ball  :D
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: lil chris on November 11, 2016, 10:18:10 AM
Thanks guys I was hoping this car would slow me down red or not.the Ibiza FR was quick, my son said it kicked arse but it is time to stop the boy racer stuff i am too old for that and save some money on petrol etc.I am enjoying the comfort it is a lot softer on the suspension.
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: PaulCheffus on November 11, 2016, 10:31:30 AM
Like Chris and Daffy, my car is an ex-demo. I picked it up at the end of June, 5 months old with 750 miles on the clock. It is an Opel (don't forget I am in Ireland), Astra 1.6 CDTi in black. Nearly 70 mpg and, here in Ireland, diesel is a bit cheaper than petrol, so my fuel bill is nearly half of what it was. It is not often I get a decent run on decent roads, (don't forget I am in Ireland), but when I do, it goes like the proverbial stuff off a shovel - and that is without hitting the 'Sport' button!  Having said what I did about not getting a decent run, I am having to drive to Dublin, (100 miles), on Friday to catch a flight back home - some sort of meeting I have to go to on Saturday in York.  :wave:

Hi

You want to try the 1.6T petrol now that does shift  ;)

Cheers

Paul
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: njee20 on November 11, 2016, 10:42:30 AM
A 1.6 litre Vauxhall, truly the stuff petrol heads dream of ;)
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: lil chris on November 11, 2016, 11:06:58 AM
I have worked in the motor trade for most of my life apart from a couple of excursions. Mainly Ford but I have done some CitroŽn, Lada, that was fun parts in Russian news paper,and Vauxhall. I have had a few Ford's but they tend to lose too much money nowadays, never tempted by Vauxhall I nearly bought a CitroŽn. Last two jobs were working in car body  repair shops I learned that vw group & Mercedes were the best. The Seat Leon is basically a VW Golf so I am happy with it, I had a Leon before and I loved it,
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: PaulCheffus on November 11, 2016, 11:09:44 AM
A 1.6 litre Vauxhall, truly the stuff petrol heads dream of ;)


Hi

I wouldn't go that far but with 200PS it certainly can move.
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/vauxhall/astra/first-drives/2016-vauxhall-astra-16i-turbo-200-elite-nav-review (http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/vauxhall/astra/first-drives/2016-vauxhall-astra-16i-turbo-200-elite-nav-review)

Cheers

Paul
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: njee20 on November 11, 2016, 01:34:41 PM
Was only kidding. There is of course the Astra VXR, with 280PS, too.

I'd probably rather have Chris's Seat!
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: mr bachmann on November 26, 2016, 03:50:55 PM
nice motor but hey , my little Bond can push to pointer off the clock and 0 to 60 in about 10 sec's  , and its 47 years old ......
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Ian_S on November 26, 2016, 04:15:59 PM
I like my red car also........

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Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: dannyboy on November 26, 2016, 04:24:40 PM
I like my red car also........

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I don't like it, I think it is 'orrible, 'orrible shape, 'orrible colour, 'orrible wheels  :envy:. Okay ..... it is a very nice looking motor.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on November 26, 2016, 04:39:19 PM
I like my red car also........

I don't like it, I think it is 'orrible, 'orrible shape, 'orrible colour, 'orrible wheels  :envy:. Okay ..... it is a very nice looking motor.  :thumbsup:

Yeah, but I bet it doesn't do an average of 65 mpg like my blue one. :P

 - which leaves me lots of spare pennies to buy........... trains! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Ian_S on November 26, 2016, 04:56:52 PM
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on November 26, 2016, 05:10:07 PM
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: dannyboy on November 26, 2016, 07:17:25 PM
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:

I agree that that figure is good - but when you have a following tail wind and it is all downhill...........  :)
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on November 26, 2016, 08:32:12 PM
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:

I agree that that figure is good - but when you have a following tail wind and it is all downhill...........  :)

Ah, David :doh: - just when I was trying to lull him into a false sense of security prior to delivering the coup de grace in a similar fashion. :D
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Ian_S on November 27, 2016, 03:34:37 AM
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:

I agree that that figure is good - but when you have a following tail wind and it is all downhill...........  :)

Ah, David :doh: - just when I was trying to lull him into a false sense of security prior to delivering the coup de grace in a similar fashion. :D

Oy' - Its uphill on the way back   :wave:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: Ian_S on November 27, 2016, 03:40:54 AM
nice motor but hey , my little Bond can push to pointer off the clock and 0 to 60 in about 10 sec's  , and its 47 years old ......

My Dad had a Bond -  back in the late 60's
I remember us breaking down over East Lancs - It just wouldn't start with the ignition
Dad opened the bonnet - and tried the kickstarter (they were fitted with Honda bike engines)
A guy came out of his house and said "Nay lad - It's not that bad is it?"

He thought he was kicking the crap out of the engine.......   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: dannyboy on November 27, 2016, 04:16:33 AM

Oy' - Its uphill on the way back   :wave:

Yes but, if you are getting a tow ............  :P  ;). Actually, I was a reading a test report for a Mercedes the other week, (can't remember what model), and the reviewer was impressed with the mpg figure.
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on November 27, 2016, 10:19:27 AM
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:

I agree that that figure is good - but when you have a following tail wind and it is all downhill...........  :)

Ah, David :doh: - just when I was trying to lull him into a false sense of security prior to delivering the coup de grace in a similar fashion. :D

Oy' - Its uphill on the way back   :wave:

Yes, but taking you northerners back home when you venture into the deep south is no problem for those AA Relay drivers. They're used to it.  :)
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on November 27, 2016, 11:19:22 AM
Actually, I was a reading a test report for a Mercedes the other week, (can't remember what model), and the reviewer was impressed with the mpg figure.

Humour aside, it is quite amazing what vehicle manufacturers are achieving with fuel consumption figures these days. I remember getting high mpg from my motorbikes back in the day, while my Dad was struggling with what we now know to be dreadful consumption figures withnhis various cars over the years. But now those high mpg's I got are readily available from cars. I note however from a recent survey reported in the Guardian that only 2 cars achieved the manufacturers claimed mpg rates, with "thousands" getting around 30% less.

Happily my wife and I, co-drivers of the same car, manage to get above claimed mpg with our VW Golf.  My heady speed days are behind me - most of the time - and cost per mile is now an important consideration. Execept when I get the odd chance to drive my step-sons Golf R, when a return to the 'golden days' of madness and low fuel economy momentarily return. Happily my reaction times are still good and I got a very good rating at a Silverstone Experience Day a few years ago. But age does make you a little more circumspect. Age, and the desire to see the grandchildren growing up.
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: mr bachmann on November 27, 2016, 03:20:23 PM
nice motor but hey , my little Bond can push to pointer off the clock and 0 to 60 in about 10 sec's  , and its 47 years old ......


My Dad had a Bond -  back in the late 60's
I remember us breaking down over East Lancs - It just wouldn't start with the ignition
Dad opened the bonnet - and tried the kickstarter (they were fitted with Honda bike engines)
A guy came out of his house and said "Nay lad - It's not that bad is it?"

maybe your thinking of the Minicar fitted with Villiers 2 stroke motors , nowadays to save  dynastarter bush wear I normally kick mine over .
The bond in question is my Bond 875 fitted with Hillmans 875 Imp unit , pushing 8 cwt instead of Hillmans 12 cwt , incredible power to weight ratio , to date it has been the fastest family production three wheeler , Brands Hatch saw John Surtees lapping at over 100 mph .
[url]http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjd66-WnsnQAhVmIsAKHdFNDvsQFggbMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bondownersclub.co.uk%2F&usg=AFQjCNHcj5mMzGzmRBciVOpumyLWtImycw&bvm=bv.139782543,d.ZGg[/url] ([url]http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjd66-WnsnQAhVmIsAKHdFNDvsQFggbMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bondownersclub.co.uk%2F&usg=AFQjCNHcj5mMzGzmRBciVOpumyLWtImycw&bvm=bv.139782543,d.ZGg[/url])



 

He thought he was kicking the crap out of the engine.......   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: daffy on November 27, 2016, 04:18:27 PM
Ah the joys of three-wheeler motoring! :thumbsup:

My maths teacher at school had a red Bond Minicar which was slightly more stable, though not as quick, as the Reliant Regal Van I acquired for £50 in the early '80's when my three-cylinder Suzuki 380 developed engine problems.

I loved it as only three-wheeler owners can, and had some good driving times in it, even managing 80 mph on the M4 on the way home from a touring holiday of Wales. Well, that's what the speedometer said.

Sadly it met its demise, as far as I was concerned, when that winter nemesis of the third wheel - the ridge of snow left by normal cars down the middle of the road - saw it slide a bit on the ice, get caught by the wind and a manhole, slide a bit more, hit the grass verge then execute a perfect 360 degree axial roll to come down chassis first on an iron railling field fence. My brother in law had made an involuntary exit via the back door, which he had not stopped to open, and was sat on said door in a deep snow drift as my wife and I climbed out of the seemingly otherwise undamaged car, none of us injured at all.

We rolled it back on to the road and I drove us all home. The fibreglass body had in fact cracked in half and was almost detached from the chassis, but over a week we glued it back together, got it through an MOT and sold it a short while later for more than I paid for it.

Happy days. :)
Title: Re: new car well s/h
Post by: lil chris on November 27, 2016, 09:25:13 PM
                                       "I remember us breaking down over East Lancs"

I hope you did not mean the East Lancs Road, that was notorious on the 60's/70's. There were stories of people braking down with a flat tyre and having no spare, going away to get a wheel fixed and coming back to the car to find it had no wheels at all....... :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Some of the Bond cars with the Villiers 2 stroke engine had a reverse system which started the engine in reverse. I( have seen lots of those Viliers bikes I worked in a bike shop in the 60's after leaving school.