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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:07 
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I have to say I am really impressed with the Skoda, I have had 4 Golfs (2 x Mk6 and 2 x MK7), but wanted a change. First impressions, the car interior is a little bit more plasticy than the VWs, but I think that is reflected in the price.

The boot space is massive so won't be an issue with all my tri stuff.

The car itself seems a lot more nimble than my golf, same engine. Not sure if it is because it is an automatic, but pop it in sport mode and it lifts quickly.

It is averaging 54mpg on my commute.

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That's good to hear, glad it's worked out. Skodas are grand. I really like our Yeti, though I can feel it starting to creak now.*

*May just be my brain trying to persuade me the MG ZS EV is justified**

**I took it for a test drive last weekend - really easy to drive, nippy enough, and the cabin felt like a nice place to be. Impact of electronics on range is beginning to concern me, and making me look longingly at a Jag iPace, but no amount of man maths can make that add up.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:11 
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Findus Fop wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I have to say I am really impressed with the Skoda, I have had 4 Golfs (2 x Mk6 and 2 x MK7), but wanted a change. First impressions, the car interior is a little bit more plasticy than the VWs, but I think that is reflected in the price.

The boot space is massive so won't be an issue with all my tri stuff.

The car itself seems a lot more nimble than my golf, same engine. Not sure if it is because it is an automatic, but pop it in sport mode and it lifts quickly.

It is averaging 54mpg on my commute.

A big thumbs up


That's good to hear, glad it's worked out. Skodas are grand. I really like our Yeti, though I can feel it starting to creak now.*

*May just be my brain trying to persuade me the MG ZS EV is justified**

**I took it for a test drive last weekend - really easy to drive, nippy enough, and the cabin felt like a nice place to be. Impact of electronics on range is beginning to concern me, and making me look longingly at a Jag iPace, but no amount of man maths can make that add up.

A Model 3 sits right between those two price brackets.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:17 
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markg wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I have to say I am really impressed with the Skoda, I have had 4 Golfs (2 x Mk6 and 2 x MK7), but wanted a change. First impressions, the car interior is a little bit more plasticy than the VWs, but I think that is reflected in the price.

The boot space is massive so won't be an issue with all my tri stuff.

The car itself seems a lot more nimble than my golf, same engine. Not sure if it is because it is an automatic, but pop it in sport mode and it lifts quickly.

It is averaging 54mpg on my commute.

A big thumbs up


That's good to hear, glad it's worked out. Skodas are grand. I really like our Yeti, though I can feel it starting to creak now.*

*May just be my brain trying to persuade me the MG ZS EV is justified**

**I took it for a test drive last weekend - really easy to drive, nippy enough, and the cabin felt like a nice place to be. Impact of electronics on range is beginning to concern me, and making me look longingly at a Jag iPace, but no amount of man maths can make that add up.

A Model 3 sits right between those two price brackets.


Hnrrgh.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:42 
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Gates timing belt kit and water pump are here and ready to be fitted along with new front wishbones.

Please let this be an end to my current niggles.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 14:37 
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Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use as I have a stereo with Apple CarPlay now. Do you still have an iPhone 8? It does Qi charging, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 15:11 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
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Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use as I have a stereo with Apple CarPlay now. Do you still have an iPhone 8? It does Qi charging, right?



That is fab..
yes, i have. i looked at car play, but they want £200 to enable it

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:04 
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KovacsC wrote:
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KovacsC wrote:
Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use as I have a stereo with Apple CarPlay now. Do you still have an iPhone 8? It does Qi charging, right?

That is fab..
yes, i have. i looked at car play, but they want £200 to enable it

PM me your address and I’ll dig it out. Are you at the cottage? If not, I’ll post it some time next week

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:45 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use as I have a stereo with Apple CarPlay now. Do you still have an iPhone 8? It does Qi charging, right?

That is fab..
yes, i have. i looked at car play, but they want £200 to enable it

PM me your address and I’ll dig it out. Are you at the cottage? If not, I’ll post it some time next week

Or you could give it to Gaz / me as we live over the road...

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:49 
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That would make more sense, yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 17:06 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use

You better not be talking about car mounts!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 17:56 
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Grim... wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use

You better not be talking about car mounts!

I don’t think so? They’re required I think

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 18:06 
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My other half (who I shall now refer to as Misty forevermore...Miss T... geddit), is looking to buy a Ford Mustang. I see no problem with this, and have managed to convince her that the 5.0 makes just as much sense as the 2.3 ecoboost...


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 18:14 
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It makes more sense if anything

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 22:45 
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KovacsC wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use as I have a stereo with Apple CarPlay now. Do you still have an iPhone 8? It does Qi charging, right?
I thought I'd responded to the but in weird coincidence the exact same thing came up in another forum at the same time - buy vagcom/vcds instead and get access to all the other things that are in the car but behind a paywall!


That is fab..
yes, i have. i looked at car play, but they want £200 to enable it


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 22:46 
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No idea how I managed that mis-formatting.

Definitely nothing to do with beer.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 23:12 
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Trooper wrote:
My other half (who I shall now refer to as Misty forevermore...Miss T... geddit), is looking to buy a Ford Mustang. I see no problem with this, and have managed to convince her that the 5.0 makes just as much sense as the 2.3 ecoboost...


Yessssssssss dooooo it

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 0:39 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Any recommendations for wireless charger, phone mounts for a car?

I’ve got one you can have that I don’t use

You better not be talking about car mounts!

I don’t think so? They’re required I think

Because they may have been a gift?

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