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By Carl Fimble
I'll keep it brief, looking at a new (used) car and found one which is ok for price. I asked about service history, rust and whether or not the cambelt (and water pump, etc) had been changed.
Got a reply back with photos, showing a tiny bit of bubbling on one arch and a couple of tiny marks on the bumper at the back. Also a screenshot of the digital service record and some receipts for tyres and MOTs.
He's offered to pay half of the £400 his local garage will change to change the cam belt and water pump, and tensioners, etc. £400 is a bit cheaper than I'd have thought- maybe £600.
I'm tempted just to try and make him down by £400 buy don't want to take the risk of the belt snapping on my way home.
It's a trader less than 100 miles away and it's a 09 plate car, the car's done just under 80k miles, let me know if you need any other details.
For anyone not familiar, it is the soon to be British built replacement for the Land Rover.
Interesting to note they are looking at Diesel, hybrid and all electric drive trains, so sounds like they will be pitching it hard at the military for their new electric ambitions.
No pictures of the vehicle yet, just an artists impression of how the site at Bridgend will look:
Recent article here: https://www.motoring.com.au/more-details-shed-on-ineos-grenadier-4x4-120694/
And here: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/ineos-bridgend-factory-talks-very-advanced-minister-claims
It would be nice to see a proper British car again (Ok, with a german/Merc partner) .. on a road near you from 2021..
Just thought I'd create a thread to plot its progress, release, success or collapse..
By Frank Hovis
The story in the link below is a little short on detail but it's been expanded upon on the radio.
This applies from 2022, rather than some kick down the road 2040 date as for EVs, so it looks like it's going to happen.
The limiter is also going to be an "intelligent" limiter which will work on the speed limit of your road. You know those dot matrix signs on motorways where they leave up the 50mph limit for hours after any accident so you ignore them if the road is obviously clear: ignoring is no longer an option.
I'm not a great speeder myself but have a powerful car which lets me get past slow moving vehicles which usually involves speeding for the overtake and that won't be possible.
I know it's the EU but you can guarantee the UK will bring it in as well.
Anyone else see there being a huge premium on current, unlimited, fast cars in the future?
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