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Chewing Grass

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5 hours ago, eight said:

Obviously I don't think you're making it up. Just amazing how often you hear similar on internet forums, when the real life experience of most people running cars of that vintage would be a fairly frequent flow of repair bills for minor to less minor niggles.

Had 10 year old Yaris for 3 years now (wife's car), 130K when we got it, now nearly 180K, 1 alternator, normal servicing, one rear brake light bulb that has been replaced a couple of times and I think two front headlight bulbs, probably pads too but not sure. Clutch is beginning to go but then have no idea how many miles ago it was done previously, that's a wear item with these sort of mileages. To be fair have been pretty lucky with cars/vans and never had a monster bill. Oh and due to van restrictions about 50 trips to the local rec loaded with all sorts - anything and everything from our house renovation some of it very heavy - might explain the clutch going, but don't tell the wife. ;-).

 

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Update, registration of new vehicles drops for 4th consequtive month and the fools at the SMMT blame Brexit.

161,997 new cars registered in July as market declines -9.3% – the fourth consecutive monthly fall this year.

Demand down across business, fleet and private buyers – with falls of -23.8%, -10.1% and -6.8%.

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Source:- https://www.smmt.co.uk/2017/08/new-car-market-falls-july-demand-declines-across-business-consumer-sectors/

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1 hour ago, Chewing Grass said:

Update, registration of new vehicles drops for 4th consequtive month and the fools at the SMMT blame Brexit.

161,997 new cars registered in July as market declines -9.3% – the fourth consecutive monthly fall this year.

Demand down across business, fleet and private buyers – with falls of -23.8%, -10.1% and -6.8%.

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Source:- https://www.smmt.co.uk/2017/08/new-car-market-falls-july-demand-declines-across-business-consumer-sectors/

 

Diesel looks to be collapsing. Just as they bring out Euro 6. Madness

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Great article,  July yoy figures show a big decrease and perhaps a change in sentiment. The big one is the September figure which will include the plate change volumes, this will show the true picture with regards to where the market is going. The fleet figures in particular will give a broader indicator to business confidence.

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9 hours ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

I think that the excellent PCP deals available over the last three or four years means that everyone who wanted a newish car has now got one.

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I just remember back in the day it was only rich folks that drove flash cars. Now anyone with £300 a month can be driving a new BMW.

I have to admit when I see someone in a new BMW I don't assume they are that wealthy...

I knew a girl that went on some dates with this guy. On each date he said "let's go for a drive in my new BMW". Each time she said "no thanks". Eventually they did go for a drive together, the guy didn't know how to work the radio and got a shock when the seat belt came out automatically. It turned out he was hiring the car before each date to impress her....

PS imho, the flasher the car the more likely someone is to be a dick. my line manager drive a flash Audi....

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10 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

When I see a flash car I assume that it's funded by debt.

Not all debt is bad though. MrsLTS has an E class Mercedes with a personal loan of <£25k 3% APR over 7 years. She's taken cash in lieu of company car (have you see what's happening to the BIK rates... to have as a company car would average £299.50 in tax a month for the next 3 years). This way she effectively gets £800 clear every month to run it. £325 loan £75 insurance £50 service plan £50 tyres with what's left covering most if not all of her fuel.

I can see that the A class and C class are some of the most popular. A-E class's aren't aspirational anymore - my grandfather was proud to drive round in a C class in the 80s and he was wealthy, there weren't many on the roads back then.

The wealthiest person I knew in the 90s (a baroness hailing from a German banking dynasty) drove round London in a battered old Vauxhall Senator!

We've reached peak car and what's on our roads now should (in theory) be enough to keep the population mobile until EV takes off.

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1 minute ago, longtomsilver said:

Not all debt is bad though. MrsLTS has an E class Mercedes with a personal loan of <£25k 3% APR over 7 years. She's taken cash in lieu of company car (have you see what's happening to the BIK rates... to have as a company car would average £299.50 in tax a month for the next 3 years). This way she effectively gets £800 clear every month to run it. £325 loan £75 insurance £50 service plan £50 tyres with what's left covering most if not all of her fuel.

I can see that the A class and C class are some of the most popular. A-E class's aren't aspirational anymore - my grandfather was proud to drive round in a C class in the 80s and he was wealthy, there weren't many on the roads back then.

The wealthiest person I knew in the 90s (a baroness hailing from a German banking dynasty) drove round London in a battered old Vauxhall Senator!

We've reached peak car and what's on our roads now should (in theory) be enough to keep the population mobile until EV takes off.

I agree.

The days when I saw a decent car like the one your grandfather used to drive and thought "successful and rich person" have long gone; I tend to assume indebted though I confess to also thinking badly indebted.

Chap near me had a house built on a corner plot, it's been on and off the market for at least >£100k more than it should be up for and unsurprisingly hasn't sold. Parked on the road because he's basically filled the smallish plot with house (every other house has a garage and a driveway) have been a Range Rover and a BMW X5.  I think he's juggling a huge amount of debt and thinks he will be all right when his house sells; but at that price it's not going to.  The smallest interest rate rise will tip him over IMHO.

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2 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

When I see a flash car I assume that it's funded by debt.

Aye. I'll not be having £40k to splash out, and I don't see that most other people have. I remember this from the skint early 90s, when I started seeing flash new cars. All on debt, I reckon.

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My dad knew someone that wanted to buy a yard for his business at £80k. He couldn't get a bank loan so continued renting elsewhere. He then bought an £80k Range Rover...

Let's think, buy an appreciating asset or a depreciating one...

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1 minute ago, Great Guy said:

My dad knew someone that wanted to buy a yard for his business at £80k. He couldn't get a bank loan so continued renting elsewhere. He then bought an £80k Range Rover...

Let's think, buy an appreciating asset or a depreciating one...

It's why I buy old cars. If it bursts, I get another one.

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1 minute ago, MrPin said:

It's why I buy old cars. If it bursts, I get another one.

It's less worry to have an old car. I wouldn't feel happy parking a decent car in a town centre on a night out. I had a colleague that had his merc convertible keyed - £800 respray bill.

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Just now, Great Guy said:

It's less worry to have an old car. I wouldn't feel happy parking a decent car in a town centre on a night out. I had a colleague that had his merc convertible keyed - £800 respray bill.

Nobody would bother keying my car.

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3 hours ago, Great Guy said:

I just remember back in the day it was only rich folks that drove flash cars. Now anyone with £300 a month can be driving a new BMW.

I have to admit when I see someone in a new BMW I don't assume they are that wealthy...

I knew a girl that went on some dates with this guy. On each date he said "let's go for a drive in my new BMW". Each time she said "no thanks". Eventually they did go for a drive together, the guy didn't know how to work the radio and got a shock when the seat belt came out automatically. It turned out he was hiring the car before each date to impress her....

PS imho, the flasher the car the more likely someone is to be a dick. my line manager drive a flash Audi....

When I grew up Wimpey homes were beginning, their estate houses were bought by the lower/aspirational middle class. The car on the drive would be an Austin Maxi HL with fabric seats, or a Ford Escort Ghia with fabric seats. Less well off would have an Allegro.

Today, on the new-build Taylor-Wimpey state near me the owners mainly have BMWs, MERCs and Audis. Amusingly, they are all to wide for the garages and all too long for the drives, so they overhang the gutters into the road.

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2 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

I agree.

The days when I saw a decent car like the one your grandfather used to drive and thought "successful and rich person" have long gone; I tend to assume indebted though I confess to also thinking badly indebted.

Chap near me had a house built on a corner plot, it's been on and off the market for at least >£100k more than it should be up for and unsurprisingly hasn't sold. Parked on the road because he's basically filled the smallish plot with house (every other house has a garage and a driveway) have been a Range Rover and a BMW X5.  I think he's juggling a huge amount of debt and thinks he will be all right when his house sells; but at that price it's not going to.  The smallest interest rate rise will tip him over IMHO.

Commented on the TO PCP thread.

A friend has a had mid range Audi 'left' outside her house for 5 days.

She posted on FB , asking if anyone knew who's it was - thinking it might have been stolen.

Cue massive FB 'Fuck my car, whats it to you etc etc'rant.

Turns out its 'owned' by a 22yo girl who works at a chipshop. She pays £500/m on PCP for it. I think her mum stubs up - she still lives at home.

Apparently its low on petrol so she's left it there til she gets paid and can affford to fill the tank.

 

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5 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Commented on the TO PCP thread.

A friend has a had mid range Audi 'left' outside her house for 5 days.

She posted on FB , asking if anyone knew who's it was - thinking it might have been stolen.

Cue massive FB 'Fuck my car, whats it to you etc etc'rant.

Turns out its 'owned' by a 22yo girl who works at a chipshop. She pays £500/m on PCP for it. I think her mum stubs up - she still lives at home.

Apparently its low on petrol so she's left it there til she gets paid and can affford to fill the tank.

 

Assuming minimum wage then that must be costing her, with insurance and fuel, about 3/5 of her monthly wage. Insane.

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5 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Commented on the TO PCP thread.

A friend has a had mid range Audi 'left' outside her house for 5 days.

She posted on FB , asking if anyone knew who's it was - thinking it might have been stolen.

Cue massive FB 'Fuck my car, whats it to you etc etc'rant.

Turns out its 'owned' by a 22yo girl who works at a chipshop. She pays £500/m on PCP for it. I think her mum stubs up - she still lives at home.

Apparently its low on petrol so she's left it there til she gets paid and can affford to fill the tank.

 

xD

You could not make it up!

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8 minutes ago, Fossildog said:

Assuming minimum wage then that must be costing her, with insurance and fuel, about 3/5 of her monthly wage. Insane.

She''ll be on ~7/h. 50h x 7 =  350/w x 1400/m (although her hours will fall down - a lot - out of season).

She can get 1k/m without hitting the IC limit.

Say her Mums chucks in 200/m for 'running her to shops'.

She lives with Mum, rent free.

But, yep, Nuts. For her drinign, which I doubt is more than 30miles max jounrey, she could get an OK x -hand car for 2k - 4  months payments.

 

16 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

^ fur coat and no knickers!

Oh, No fur coat.

Looking at her FB she is no kickers. Sort of hot in a younger, bit too made up way.

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18 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Nobody would bother keying my car.

About a week before my C250 estate went back to the lease company it got key'd on three panels at 3x£200 to spray the bonnet, door and side. I was livid... it was someone in my village who took offence to the parking issues (half on kerb/road) so I posted on the village FB page that our Christmas was cancelled (it was just before Christmas). I doubt he knew how pristine cars have to be on return or how much it costs to put them back to that state. I say him as (although I can't prove it) there's a grumpy old man on our road whose always complaining about something. Once he said to me the when I was in the war line as though that somehow made him superior to younger folks. Enraged I quipped back that I was in the war too (Iraq) and told him he was a CU next Tuesday, he went with his tale between his legs but I know it was him (he did the cars on the other side of the road too).

13 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Commented on the TO PCP thread.

A friend has a had mid range Audi 'left' outside her house for 5 days.

She posted on FB , asking if anyone knew who's it was - thinking it might have been stolen.

Cue massive FB 'Fuck my car, whats it to you etc etc'rant.

Turns out its 'owned' by a 22yo girl who works at a chipshop. She pays £500/m on PCP for it. I think her mum stubs up - she still lives at home.

Apparently its low on petrol so she's left it there til she gets paid and can affford to fill the tank.

 

Bollocks... but I do believe you :D

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