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  1. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    Went to see it yesterday. FAR better in the flesh than it looks in photos.
  2. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    Looks good! I'm going into to see a showroom coupe this week!
  3. RS3 - Saloon!

    It could be a “in the flesh” car and in those pics it looks great. I need to be persuaded or I’m keeping mine until it starts going up in value!!
  4. RS3 - Saloon!

    I must have been doing well as I have never seen or heard of him before. Opinion was made very quickly though: annoying prick. Maybe that is why the driver was downbeat about the car as he was sat next to him.
  5. RS3 - Saloon!

    Just watched this video filmed at Goodwood and now I'm cheesed off. I don't like the 8 Series. Exterior or interior. The "crystal" gear stick is really naff. My wedding ring will scratch it to bits! Back end looks wrong. Even the driver isn't enthusiastic about it.
  6. RS3 - Saloon!

    840d is £76,270 in the UK. There will be massive discounts available a couple of months after launch. It is a good looking car from the photos available but not a great looking car I think. I'm hoping that the Gran Coupe version is better looking as the 6 GC is compared to the 6 Coupe arguably. If it is, I'm having one!
  7. RS3 - Saloon!

    You keep saying that you can't order till the end of June but as per my pm, if you have your mortgage offer (and you should by now) there is no reason not to go ahead. Once the offer has been issued, there will no be any further credit checks and even if you bought a car now, the agreement wouldn't show on your credit file till early July anyway
  9. Electric cars. And tax?

    I think Soulboy is talking about the tax on fuel. What is it at the moment? 70% of what you put in your tank is tax? They can’t put 70% on electricity prices so how are they going to do it? I’ve had this conversation with a lot of people in the motor trade and no one has an answer.
  10. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    I've been waiting for my next car! The first photo in Carmad's post looks great. The M version in the Evo link, not so good!
  11. I've bought something orange!

    Brother in law has the KTM RC8. He has had loads of bikes and never kept one as long as this one as he really rates it
  12. Booster!

    Good to see you Sir! The unexpected visit and even more unexpected wine were both welcome!
  13. Audi Specialists/servicing Notts/Leics

    Yes, these guys are very good:
  14. SPOTY 2017

    Every year the audience always look bored to tears.
  15. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Ta. Surely then the easiest fix is just to turn off the keyless entry feature meaning you just press the button on the remote to unlock?
  16. "Relay Crime" reality?

    How do they get the code from the key? Surely it isn't giving out signals all the while? They must have to be near you when you lock or unlock the car to "read" the signal?
  17. Gap insurance for purchase cars? What else?

    Waylander, I mentioned to you that something in the back of my mind told me Ala weren't much good when it came to claims. Now I remember it was Mac that had the bad experience.
  18. 4 Series Gran Coupe deal

    BMW have released 400 4 Series Gran Coupes onto the Contract Hire market. All M Sport automatics. All cars are in stock and must be gone by 1st December. All diesel and petrol engines available Example: 420d GC M Sport auto 6+35 10k per annum £266+VAT 440i on the same terms £367+VAT Thought that as it is such a good deal that it was worth posting. Let me know if it is of interest
  19. Leasing for Dummies?

    Up to 180 days from the delivery date.
  20. Carwash Spots

    That looks like a Vitesse rather than a Herald. My first car was a 13/60 Herald Convertible
  21. Leasing for Dummies?

    Defo Gap insurance. Definitely not dealer though. My insurance chap is typically half the price of main dealers with better cover that is switchable to another car free of charge.
  22. Leasing for Dummies?

    Happy to review any finance documents for you if you want me to.
  23. Leasing for Dummies?

    Also Skyfleet is worth a look
  24. Leasing for Dummies?

    Nationwide Vehicle contracts and Select vehicle leasing have good deals although you have to watch all of these companies as the headline monthly payment is often with a massive 9 months upfront and then 5k miles per annum. As soon as you put a normal mileage and deposit into the deal, the price shoots up.
  25. Leasing for Dummies?

    Contract hire is definitely gaining popularity amongst those that wouldn’t have considered it five years ago. Forget business leasing. You won’t be able to get a business lease unless you have filed three sets of annual accounts at Companies House. Additionally, you would be hit with Company Car Tax so no point in going down that route. Yes, there are often deals that are far better on business terms for vat and regualatory issues but they aren’t available to you so I won’t bore you with them! There is often very little difference between the monthly payments on a 2, 3 or 4 year deal. The difference is that the deposit remains the same ie either 3 or 6 months down at the start which effectively makes 2 year deals more expensive than 4 year deals assuming you take a new contract hire deal out at the end of it. It is important to remember that you will be in that car for the duration of the term and therefore a change of circumstances (job - extra miles or child - extra seat requirement) could get expensive as to get out of the car early normally requires a minimum of six monthly payments and can often mean the remaining payments being made to hand the car back. Optional extras can get very expensive. For example £3800 worth of options on a 3+35 deal will cost you an additional £100 per month as the lease company expect you to pay for them in full. As carmad says, there are some bonkers deals that get released every now and then so if you are prepared to say yes there and then, you can get a very cheap car. Be warned though, these won’t often be stock cars, everything is built to order these days and lead times are silly at the moment. Setup alerts with some brokers for deals so that you get emails and then choose your moment and pounce!!