Decision time!!!!!!!!! maybe!

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Astramax, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Astramax

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    What car to purchase for my retired years................Having owned a Honda 4x4 for the last few years and taking into consideration that the only time it see's a garage is when it drives past one or for an MOT/service an absolute dream to own so was looking towards another Honda... maybe.....Jazz 1.5 Sport coz I love the reliability of Honda, suggestions to others cars to consider would be most welcome. :)
     
  2. Hans_25

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    I have an 18 year old Lexus and have had a similar experience. There's something to be said about having a "boring" Japanese car.
     
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  3. Astramax

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    Yes, exactly, thing is you only know that when you have owned one.
     
  4. Hans_25

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    Sister in law has a Honda Jazz and been very happy with it. Seat Ibiza is similar and the "class leader", worth a look at.
     
  5. Hans_25

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    Actually, shouldn't you be going for a Vauxhall?
     
  6. techie

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    Do they do an Astra Max...?
    mines a boring volvo.....
     
  7. kitfit1

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    Since 2003 my car was a 1.9 diesel VW Golf TDI Match, it was always a fantastic car. Loved it to bit's, but last year saw the end of it's life, so had to look to something else. Like you @Astramax i'm not far from retirement, as a widower though have no one else to consider.
    I already have a very fast bike (Ducati 1098s), but have never owned a fast luxury car. After a lot of test drives and a good look at finances settled on a BMW 635 diesel sport, second hand with only 71,000 on the clock. It's a keeper :D, as fast as ya like, complete comfort all day long, 50mpg if you stick below 70mph, comes as standard with every extra that BMW can throw at a car and does 155mph when on certain German roads............................handles like a dream, stops on a sixpence, what's not to like.
     
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  8. koolpc

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    Maybe ask Noddy if you can buy his car Astrafax. I think would be a perfect match! :p
     
  9. rogerk101

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    I'm another boring Japanese car owner. I have two Toyota Yaris - one petrol and one diesel. Both are fantastic!
    Touching wood, I have yet to do anything on them other than changing the oil and checking the tyres.
    I did blow the fuse of the brake light with one of them, but that turned out to be a fault in the wiring of a trailer I had plugged in to the trailer socket!
     
  10. CraigMcK

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    I would certainly steer away from a diesel, so many towns now looking to limit their access, especially if you plan to keep it. Also I would not consider an EV for a long term ownership. So petrol it is.
    If you are not fussy about brands I would look at Skoda.
    I loved my 330d touring, would I want to personally pay for maintenance... no £250+ for a tyre that you can’t puncture repair and driven they way you should does not last too long ;). I’m sure they just pick numbers when you by parts for the BMWs Merc’s etc
     
  11. Astramax

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    Yes, my daughter has a new Ibiza, they are nice cars.:)
     
  12. Astramax

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    No, been there a few times.:(
     
  13. Astramax

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    Had a few over the years, not over impressed!:(
     
  14. Jord86

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    Irrespective of make, an automatic to give your knees a rest in their ‘twilight years’ ;) Something reliable would be the order of the day, so a VW, or Honda as you’ve already testified to.
     
  15. Astramax

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    Sorry to hear that part of your life, been their and can feel the pain. :(
     
  16. KIAB

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    Got a diesel Ford C Max,more than happy with it, looking to put a set of MICHELIN Cross Climate tyres on it in a few months.
     
  17. kitfit1

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    Most modern Diesel's still produce less polution than petrol, reason? because they have a very very expensive DPF that wipe's the floor with a petrol CAT. Most, if not all research that was done to "prove" that diesel was the end of all our kids and grandkids ability to breath is based on 20 year old stats that take no account at all of up to date tech or even up to date law.

    By the way, it's perfectly possible to repair a puncture in a "run flat"..........................as long as you don't actually use any of the national chains of tyre rip off merchants.
     
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  18. Astramax

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    Still got trapped wind I see foolpc.
     
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  19. WillyEckerslike

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    Do the indicators work on your Beamer Kitfit - they don't seem to on most of the others out there...?
     
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  20. kitfit1

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    Thank's for that Astramax, it was 10 years ago now.........................but not forgotten.
     

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