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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2023 17:31 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2023 20:49 
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1,800km to France and back with all the kit in it, the van did a bit over 35mpg which isn't too bad at motorway cruising speed of 65mph. It was very easy to cover the distances though.

We have a snazzy beeper to automatically open the toll gates and bill us. Which makes for horrendous reading.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2023 21:54 
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Ouch. The toll prices.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2023 0:51 
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Ouch. The toll prices.


We travelled across France and back last summer in the campervan. Amazing roads but easily did about eur200 in fees.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2023 10:08 
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£467 to tax the Lexus this year. Bastards.

I'm all for THE GREEN REVOLUTION and saving the planet, think of the squirrels and so on, but my car was built over 18 years ago and a lot of its 'debt to the earth' was paid at that point. I see BMW EV tanks driving around here that must have a bill of a materials to make a rogue Russian billionaire yacht owner blush, paying £65 per year tax. (And that's before we get onto the child cobalt slave miners under the bonnet.)

I clocked the reg of one the other week, checked it out on the IOMG website and then looked it up online to get the model, its STARTING PRICE (i.e. without options), was £120K.

High end electric cars the size of a small planet - tax dodge for rich people, subsidised by us badly behaved normal working people keeping old ICE cars on the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2023 10:16 
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Still better overall than the high end ICE tank they'd have bought instead. Definitely need low mpg ICE cars mostly binned off.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2023 10:34 
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Still better overall than the high end ICE tank they'd have bought instead. Definitely need low mpg ICE cars mostly binned off.


I agree, but let's make the road tax on these things realistic, a Nissan Leaf they are not.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2023 11:27 
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£467 to tax the Lexus this year. Bastards.

I'm all for THE GREEN REVOLUTION and saving the planet, think of the squirrels and so on, but my car was built over 18 years ago and a lot of its 'debt to the earth' was paid at that point. I see BMW EV tanks driving around here that must have a bill of a materials to make a rogue Russian billionaire yacht owner blush, paying £65 per year tax. (And that's before we get onto the child cobalt slave miners under the bonnet.)

I clocked the reg of one the other week, checked it out on the IOMG website and then looked it up online to get the model, its STARTING PRICE (i.e. without options), was £120K.

High end electric cars the size of a small planet - tax dodge for rich people, subsidised by us badly behaved normal working people keeping old ICE cars on the road.


I saw a meme a couple of days back that said "Wahh I can't afford petrol.... So I will buy a £60k EV instead".

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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think of the squirrels and so on

Hear, hear!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2023 17:38 
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I saw the Cadbury Crème Egg car yesterday. It’s absolutely *massive*. I thought it was a wee little thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I saw the Cadbury Crème Egg car yesterday. It’s absolutely *massive*. I thought it was a wee little thing.

Here it is! Caged for safety.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I feel like they could definitely have swapped that plate out for "EGG 1" while it's on display or something like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2023 11:11 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 19:53 
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Is there a preferred "come and.change your tyres on the drive" service as, rather underwhelmingly, one went pop as I was driving along.(it was a knackered one anyway).

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Blackcircles or tyresonthedrive


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 22:39 
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In the urban past I used both - I had several quid of bonus spends in my blackcircles amount before Halfords bought them out actually - but more recently Etyres (Asda) worked for us once, then the only local independent mobile fitter... stopped.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 11:08 
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If they cover your area, I'd always recommend Hometyre.co.uk (and not just because they're good mates of mine, lol)


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2023 16:47 
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Lucky me needs to get a wheel welded and two extra tyres fitted.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Get them banded if they need a weld anyway :metul:

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