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by simon_g
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

Not that bad an idea tbh. New installs now have to be "smart" and comply with newer edition regs - extra earthing, etc. Looking at £300+ now.
by simon_g
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

I got a 7kw charger fitted for the GTE, it was £100 after the grant - current car can manage half that but I figured it was worth future proofing.
by simon_g
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

I think my bike had three completely different sets of advisories on the last three MOTs. Nothing done and barely ridden in between those. Doubt anyone cares about me leasing boring cars but I've signed up for a VW e-Golf for January when the GTE goes back. 3+23, £246pm. For someone that didn't thin...
by simon_g
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 171
Views: 2867

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Because since almost everything else Porsche sell is turbocharged, "Turbo" is just a trim/performance level now.
by simon_g
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 171
Views: 2867

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Mercifully short 5 minute edit of that launch event with all the important stuff :
by simon_g
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 171
Views: 2867

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Not bad really in context, given it's a 4-door, 4-seat car.

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by simon_g
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 171
Views: 2867

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

7:42 around the Nordschleife.



Full onboard:

by simon_g
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toyota Land Cruiser
Replies: 26
Views: 519

Re: Toyota Land Cruiser

How many body-on-frame cars are there now, that aren't just bodied versions of pickup trucks? Are they really necessary any more?
by simon_g
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who still frequents a pub?
Replies: 39
Views: 607

Re: Who still frequents a pub?

A pint just before last orders after the weekly MTB night ride. Unless it’s raining or really really cold.

My “local” I’ve been to 3 times in 4 years, always when I had mates over and went mostly for food.
by simon_g
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

Holy crap, tailgates are heavy. I think the last time I took one off it was my Cinquecento and that weighed next to nothing. Going to need a couple of helpers to test fit I think. Weighing up whether to keep or lose the spoiler. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48606124892_735b0e605e_z.jpg IMG_35...
by simon_g
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bicyclist thread
Replies: 372
Views: 11648

Re: Bicyclist thread

That's ace. Give the bars a try at 800mm though, you might like it. Think my hardtail came with 780 and it felt stupid when I got it out of the box but spot on now.
by simon_g
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pitching a tent
Replies: 24
Views: 656

Re: Pitching a tent

Or just air tubes that 1) have over-pressure valves (people inflate on a chilly evening then they get hot in the sun) and 2) have good spares backup. Some of the cheaper ones just don't seem to have them available, so a blown tube could write off a tent. This is all interesting, I'm watching for pos...
by simon_g
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

Stepwagon did the best part of 1000 miles around Wales, 6-up (including 2 kids in massive seats) and all our stuff fitted in fine. Enjoying having it around. I'd put in an insurance claim for the rear damage after getting a couple of quotes. Insurer wanted me to take it to their approved place, who ...
by simon_g
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 171
Views: 2867

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

More impressive for the EV nerds tbh. For context, the typical 50kw DC rapid chargers you see today at the motorway services can do about 100 miles of charge in 30 minutes, so to get over 2000 miles worth you'd be spending over 10 hours stopped charging. Some cars also hit cooling issues with motorw...
by simon_g
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 171
Views: 2867

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Electric Porsche Taycan does 2,128 miles in 24 hours at the Nardo track At the high-speed Nardo test track in Italy, Porsche ran the Taycan for a full 24 hours, stopping as needed to recharge, averaged speeds between 120mph and 134mph, endured track temperatures of up to 42C and managed to cover an...
by simon_g
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

Repair quote is very steep (not least because of the fancy Honda pearl paint) so have to put it through insurance. You could have that pulled, skimmed and painted for £250 Too far gone for that. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48486380332_e0837ba8fa_z.jpg IMG_3084 by kiteless , on Flickr
by simon_g
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

A bargain in comparison!
by simon_g
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

No chance of getting replacement parts from Japan that are already white? I know there would be a colour match issue but would avoid insurance Possible but even more expensive than repairing these ones. Good secondhand complete tailgate in this colour over £700 + shipping + import duty etc. Probabl...
by simon_g
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5825
Views: 156440

Re: Your fleet running reports

Stepwagon going great, got it serviced and undersealed, all ready for inlaws arriving and using it for holiday - so my wife reverses it into a post. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48481211742_c114dea8b4_z.jpg IMG_3082 by kiteless , on Flickr Repair quote is very steep (not least because of the ...
by simon_g
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's the oldest thing that you own?
Replies: 45
Views: 752

Re: What's the oldest thing that you own?

I'm still using the same pair of Mission 731 speakers that I bought in 1996. Hooked up to a Sonos ZP100 these days though.