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2 hours ago, bimmerman said:

Yeah, walked /limped away with a couple of breaks in my leg and collorbone. Could have been a lot worse. Modern cars are 100% worth the ridiculous cost! 

That looks quite lucky, although you probably don't feel that way. Another foot or two back might have been more sore!

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1 hour ago, swansea ram said:

Got myself a 1992 Vauxhall Senator, 3.0 litre,  24v redtop.  The one with the LCD dashboard.  The real dogs baalocks.  150mph+.  Great fun driving that home from Christchurch nr Bournemouth.

 

I never understood the kudos of having a car that can do over double the motorway speed limit unless you're living in Germany. 

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5 hours ago, Tyler Durden said:

I never understood the kudos of having a car that can do over double the motorway speed limit unless you're living in Germany. 

For me it’s about the noise. The speed it does is a bonus. My SS runs a 6 litre V8 producing 270 kw ( around 360 hp I believe ) and rumbles through a quad 2.5 inch exhaust system.

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4 hours ago, Stagtime said:

For me it’s about the noise. The speed it does is a bonus. My SS runs a 6 litre V8 producing 270 kw ( around 360 hp I believe ) and rumbles through a quad 2.5 inch exhaust system.

It's the same with me,  the noise.  This Senator has had the 2 middle boxes taken off, and goes through the cats, and straight through to the tail box (which is a genuine senator box, not aftermarket)  

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3 hours ago, bimmerman said:

So, the pleasures of company cars, wrote my last one off and have had this delivered now, 2020 mini 5 door. 

Very bmw inside, quite nice actually. Never would have considered one but quite like it. Goes well with the history I have of hairdressers cars😂

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Nice car ignore the hairdressers car jokes have the car that gives you the most pleasure. 

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4 hours ago, bimmerman said:

Cars are appliances to me, it's my work car as do 25k miles a year+the cheapest thing on the list I could have had! 

A PHEV with a CO2 rating of 50g/km or less is the best bet for a company car ATM.

You get a 10% BIK and the company gets a 100% first year allowance on the cost of the car.

Only better (and cheaper BIK) bet is a pure electric, but a decent one is £60K+

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1 hour ago, Grumpy Git said:

A PHEV with a CO2 rating of 50g/km or less is the best bet for a company car ATM.

You get a 10% BIK and the company gets a 100% first year allowance on the cost of the car.

Only better (and cheaper BIK) bet is a pure electric, but a decent one is £60K+

We only get a choice of 4 from the list as we 'incentive users', 2 are minis, 2 are bmw's 

Bik is extortionate on them but saves a lot of hassle paying for and running your own car 

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This talk of benefit in kind and company cars reminds me that the last time I was offered a company car (probably 2014) I asked the fleet manager if I could have a Tesla and he'd never heard of them!

Nowadays when we've been allowed to drive I hire a Model 3 and let it drive me instead. Amazing technology and so much more relaxing than if you're doing it all yourself. For instance, when you hit a bank of fog it's so reassuring to know the forward-facing radar and ultrasound don't have their vision affected at all. Or if you're inching along in a traffic jam it's great to simply let the car handle all that stop-start stuff. If you're in the mood you can even talk to the car and ask it to play Radio Derby!

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VW Polo 1.2 in Grey, 60 plate but on a 59 plate at the mo. 

Had it from just over 2 years old, it's a shed now. 

Just reluctant to change as it's served me well, and I know how it's been treated, that it's not a lemon etc. 

Plus had a new timing belt last year and that wasn't cheap! 

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