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  1. Mine went up to 37ish once in on the M5 (when it was one long 50 limit). I was getting too much enjoyment watching it go up .1 every 3/4 miles xD I think 45/50 gives you the best return, I think you might even be able to touch 40mpg by hypermiling. There would be alot of angry Pepe behind you mind!
  2. There is a large blurred area around EV's I was reading the other day that in Hong Kong it's better for the environment to run a new ICE than an EV. As they have no natural resources close by, to get the fuels to the power stations was more polluting than filling up with unleaded... Yet these cars were still subsidised.
  3. I was seriously considering doing the swap to my series Landy a couple of years ago, it seemed most swaps were made by taking the drivetrain from a scrapped Nissan leaf or two but this was only giving maybe 60 miles of range (retaining the 4speed gearbox and transfer case). Buying a motor & cells was around £10'000 at the time) If only the government gave the same kind of grants for upgrading to electric as they do for buying new. Is it still a £5000 grant?
  4. I would love an electric vehicle, would proberbly go for a motorbike first as I could still keep an 'ICE' bike for touring/weekends away and not run out of space. (I'm not ready to fully commit) My main problem with them though is almost all electric vehicles are hideous, there seems to be a dedicated effort from every manufacturer to make electric cars stand out as being electric/futuristic in there styling. I would be more interested in a conversion kit, and I'm sure I can't be alone. I can't justify spending 40k on a new car, but if there was a electric motor and battery pack I could buy to convert my second car for £3/4k I'd be seriously contemplating it. Please feel free to delete my comment if it's not what the thread should be about! XD
  5. Having a bike to save money can work though. If you don't count the cost of getting a licence as everyone should have one anyway Helmet -£70 Gloves -£30 Leather jacket -£40 Leather trousers when I can be bothered -£0 Boots - £90 They say that a bike requires 4x the maintenance of a car, but if your good with a spanner and buy parts from breakers it can be cheap as you like. I proberbly spend £100 a year repairing mine as it has no cats, no abs, no fuel injection, no emissions test at MOT time... Just fork seals, spark plugs & service items really. I bought my current 02 fzs1000s for £1100, £120 insurance and £86 tax a year. It gets over 55mpg and 0-60 in under 3 seconds. I've just taken it 1400+ miles around Scotland and it didn't miss a beat. Its got 61k on the clock but still runs well. Buy a bike you don't mind crashing and you won't even have to repair it when you fall off because everyone falls off atleast 4/5 times when they start riding!
  6. I use a gallon a day to get to work and back and I don't think that's overly bad. 12ish miles and 40 minutes each way. Everyone has their own perspective. Just like stoofer above, the Zed is my most efficient car. I try not to commute in the Land rover much as its lucky to get 12mpg on a steady run at 40mph (52 is flat out and untollorable). But i always get to work with a big smile on my face!
  7. Hello. 1) Sounds like a noisy clutch release bearing. I can hear mine when I park next to a fence/wall, apparently most Japanese cars are known for this and it makes the noise for a very long time before it needs to be changed. If it's only quiet I wouldn't worry about it. 2) No Zed experience with this, but my old 1.7 Astra used to clunk exactly like this, I also read that was an ABS check. 3) I sometimes hear this but I'm under the impression it's something sticking/catching on the Pedro itself. 4) 2nd gear takes most of the abuse on any motor, so normally is a bit harder/more worn. These cars are notorious for a notchey 1st to 2nd especially when cold. A common fix is to replace the gearbox oil and add some Molyslip. (As far as I am awads Nissan don't say the gearbox oil is a service item so it wouldn't have been changed even with a full dealer history) 5) Again no Zed experience but it sounds like a normal transmition whine, the quicker you go the more road noise there is to cover it up. They are a very rudimentary car, If its not vibrating more than normal I wouldn't worry about this either. Hope this helps, Sam
  8. Does dirt beading count? Perks of living my a quarry... Every time the wind blows this way!
  9. I like to go to J&S Accessories in Nottingham for my gear, it's a motorcycle clothing shop but we're all petrol heads (it's a chain so there might be one Futher north). They have a large selection of helmets etc. I got my last AGV K3 helmet for £70 as it was the last one in store. Nice and light and very quiet on wind noise
  10. Won't be coming as A. Live a bit too far away B. Might be touring Scotland on the bike Looks like an amazing route. Have driven/ridden these roads myself a few times and on a sunny day they are just breathtaking.
  11. 1. davey_83 2. 14N 3. Andy_Muxlow +1 maybe 4. SHEZZA +1 maybe 5. AntelopeSam - LUNCH 6. Justthejedi LUNCH 7. Buster +1 8. Charlie Boy 9. Jazz + 1 maybe 10. MoNsTaaRz + 1 maybe 11. Mopedmark + 1 12. robman23 13. Face_Eator 14. bhupz350 + 1 maybe 15. tom Mckay (not on forum) + 1 maybe 16. Monekybrain 17. cob1980 18. StormtrooperZ + 0.5 19. Silverthorn 20. Whitevanman. 21. Valy 22. Chris Kleiser (banged up 350z black) Prices don't look too bad and I can never resist a good burger. I'm in! Let's just hope it turns up on time...
  12. Is your car a UK model or an import? As far as I am aware all pre-facelift UK cars came with a 35W HID dip beam (projector) and a Halogen main (reflector). Facelift models had a 55W dip and main (in the same projector)
  13. I'd say the opposite. Compared to my old Astra people treat me like a saint. I'm always being waved out of junctions and getting flashed to pull Infront of them on the motorway etc. I think alot of it could be down to the colour and any mods done to the car. Mine is a sunset with no external mods, it's not too much louder than stock also. If it was black with a spoiler and a bodykit I double people would be as friendly xD
  14. Thanks everyone, enjoyed today and it was good to put some faces to names/cars. Even made it home before the rain!
  15. Came for the car... Stayed for the shenanigans! Have loved reading this thread over the last few weeks!



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