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by mikeyb
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 6174
Views: 171215

Re: Your fleet running reports

The M2 has just had it's first proper service at 14k miles. Nothing to report other than a rear light cluster replaced under warranty. I haven't even put tyres on it yet. I like everything about it. It always feels like an event driving it as did my 996 but far more practical and therefore usable. ...
by mikeyb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 6174
Views: 171215

Re: Your fleet running reports

Coaster1 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:27 pm
IanF wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Or a Ford Fiesta?
Matty said ‘configuration I've not owned before’ so RR with 3 cylinder?
Twingo?
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Tesla experiences

Jimmy Choo wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:51 pm
mikeyb wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:22 pm
GG. wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Evo - the thrill of tax reliefs :lol: ;)
It's the only real excitement from electric cars, isn't it? :lol:
Depends how badly they're earthed.
True. Although the latter is a little short-lived.
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Tesla experiences

Evo - the thrill of tax reliefs :lol: ;) It's the only real excitement from electric cars, isn't it? :lol: Reminds me, what the hell is Porsche’s Electric Sport Sound on the Taycan!? I’m not sure a louder electric sound will be any better... It is an odd decision. Will we learn to love the sound of...
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Tesla experiences

GG. wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Evo - the thrill of tax reliefs :lol: ;)
It's the only real excitement from electric cars, isn't it? :lol:
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Tesla experiences

It's definitely worth looking into as you can claim 100% first year allowances on a new one. It has to be bought new and not leased. As an example (for anyone looking - not just Jobbo), a new Model 3 (circa £50k) will reduce your corporation tax by £9,500 (current tax rates). As you've noted above, ...
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Tesla experiences

It's a limited company. I reckon the 530d xDrive should beat my old A6 Allroad's economy at a steady 80mph cruise, so 45mpg was about what I thought feasible. I'd rather have the 530d than the 520d of course! Oh completely - it's night and day difference between a 520d and 530d. The 530d is really ...
by mikeyb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Tesla experiences

I won't be putting 21"s on it, no :lol: The thing is, 140 miles is the basic commute, which is straight up the M5 and M6 (68 miles of the journey is motorway) so if you add any distance for a diversion and possibly seeing a client on the way home, you're rapidly using up the 60 miles of spare range...
by mikeyb
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Green Laning report
Replies: 105
Views: 2768

Re: Green Laning report

JonMad wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:56 am
davejevons wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:36 am
ImageUntitled by davejevons, on Flickr
8-)
Agreed, very 8-)
by mikeyb
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: H.C.O.C (Henry Catchpole on Carfection)
Replies: 134
Views: 6300

Re: H.C.O.C (Henry Catchpole on Carfection)

ZedLeg wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Aye, makes me wonder if people will actually spend £50k on one or keep buying Wildtraks with stupid bodykits.
They probably will. The lower payload of the Raptor means VAT can't be claimed back on it.
by mikeyb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 736
Views: 16029

Re: eBay 996 build thread

It’s probably £15k minimum. I’d want to do it properly so crate engine rather than scrapyard, proper ECU etc. What I want is a de-stroked LS3, which is the 6.2 block with the crank from the 4.8 Vortec for 5.6 litres and (with appropriate parts) 600+bhp and 9000rpm. Not cheap, but not as expensive a...
by mikeyb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: eBay 996 build thread
Replies: 736
Views: 16029

Re: eBay 996 build thread

It’s probably £15k minimum. I’d want to do it properly so crate engine rather than scrapyard, proper ECU etc. What I want is a de-stroked LS3, which is the 6.2 block with the crank from the 4.8 Vortec for 5.6 litres and (with appropriate parts) 600+bhp and 9000rpm. Not cheap, but not as expensive a...
by mikeyb
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 6174
Views: 171215

Re: Your fleet running reports

I think my batter may finally be on its last legs. Left the supermarket earlier and it was intermittently bonging the bonnet open warning at me (it wasn't). Then the alarm has gone off this arvo whilst it's sat on the drive. Will give it a test later. Fairly sure it's original so 13yrs and 121k isn...
by mikeyb
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Harry’s Garage
Replies: 560
Views: 18159

Re: Harry’s Garage

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2019-auctions/the-silverstone-classic-sale-2019/silverstone-classic-sale-saturday-27th-sunday-28th-july-2019/2pm-saturday-27th-july-2019-classic-cars-competition-cars https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2019-auctions/the-silverstone-classic-sale-201...
by mikeyb
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 40
Views: 1123

Re: Tesla Model 3

Given the near zero BIK charge and 100% writing down allowance for Ltd companies they are really attractive financially. The performance of the Performance :? model looks incredible 8-) So it's a car for the accountants then? Urgh. Not quite a car for accountants - we're too tight to buy one ;) But...
by mikeyb
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Corvette
Replies: 30
Views: 619

Re: Corvette

I quite like the look of the exterior, and as it's mid-engined I suppose an RHD version might not be out of the question... If new Mustang sales over here compared with any previous iteration that was LHD only are anything to go by, it might happen. Here's hoping, as I'm getting depressed with cont...
by mikeyb
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Evija?
Replies: 110
Views: 2254

Re: Evija?

mik wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Someone on the Loltus forum pulled this together.

0-186mph times

Porsche 991 GT3RS - 40.8

991 GT2 - 22.9

Lotus Evija < 9 seconds.
The GT2 is nearly twice as quick to 186mph as the GT3RS :shock:
by mikeyb
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 6174
Views: 171215

Re: Your fleet running reports

JLv3.0 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:53 am
Sorted 👍
Excellent :D
by mikeyb
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 6174
Views: 171215

Re: Your fleet running reports

mik wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:35 am
They show upside down on android tablet, right way up on iPhone. :?
Is that any better Mik? I've edited every photo to force it the right way up. Looks ok on iPhone and Firefox now :x
by mikeyb
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 6174
Views: 171215

Re: Your fleet running reports

JLv3.0 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 am
Moved to Australia there Mikey? :lol:
It always bloody happens! I'd like to blame Flikr but I think it's my iPhone :?