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Have a look at the JAGUAR I-PACE, ~600KM range


https://www.jaguar.com/jaguar-range/i-pace/index.html

Nice looking interior
More like 300 since it consumes about 26 - 29kWh/100km (with 85kWh battery capacity). It is less efficient than the larger Model X.. also:
- no fast charger network
- Punny 7,2kW AC Onboard Charger (you pay almost 100grand for this car and it comes with a smaller onboard charger than a Smart ED?)
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Old 14.08.2019, 12:40
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Lots of German and Japanese cars just aren't reliable anymore compared with some which were unreliable in the past.
Well, thats not really true based on the link I shared. 15 years ago did all the boy racer drive 3 series, so BMW had a bad reputation on reliability. Now they seem to prefer Audis, so I expected Audi to score badly these days… and they dont. Excellent statistics across the model range.

What I like about the unbiased statistics is how they show issues the manufacturers fix but try to push under the carpet. Have a look how the Merc E-Series scored last year depending on the model year: https://www.adac.de/infotestrat/unfa...114&pstatid=11
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Old 14.08.2019, 13:47
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nope, mine has Alcantara instead of leather but other then that its the same
Ha! Was going to point out the blue mirrors on a black car 😇
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Old 14.08.2019, 14:33
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

How about a pedal car, at least you wouldn't piss off the Swiss peasants so quickly
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Old 14.08.2019, 14:40
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How about a pedal car, at least you wouldn't piss off the Swiss peasants so quickly
already got one



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Old 14.08.2019, 19:39
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

For sale, cheap:

https://www.nordest24.it/wp-content/...814-WA0012.jpg

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Old 14.08.2019, 20:15
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

Just a question. Is it free to charge up an electric car at a petrol station?Someone said it was.
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

My Bro gets up to 60mpg (about 4.5l/100km) in his Volvo S90



Might be too big compared to your TT, though they will at least see you coming

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Re: Suggest a new car to me

This car combines a nice interior, good visibility, compact, good fuel consumption and also extremely exclusive: https://www.autoscout24.de/angebote/...campaign=share
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Old 15.08.2019, 10:03
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Just a question. Is it free to charge up an electric car at a petrol station?Someone said it was.
Tesla run free Supercharging offers from time to time, otherwise it‘s CHF0.30/KWh - but not at petrol stations. Must EV users charge at home overnight when electricity is cheaper and have a full „tank“ each morning...
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Old 15.08.2019, 10:12
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My Bro gets up to 60mpg (about 4.5l/100km) in his Volvo S90



Might be too big compared to your TT, though they will at least see you coming
Yuck! All white! Looks like a dental office.
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Have a look at the JAGUAR I-PACE, ~600KM range


https://www.jaguar.com/jaguar-range/i-pace/index.html

Nice looking interior
I find this totally over the top and 'garish' (as a non native speaker, is this a word ?)

I like my cars interior, nice and simple:
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Old 15.08.2019, 11:11
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

So how many km do you drive per week, per year?
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Old 15.08.2019, 11:24
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I want luxury level interior in a small economical car lol.
They may not be the prestige marque you want, but for sheer practicality, I'd be looking at the new Mazda 3 (I prefer the 6 but you said "small"), and the Opel Mokka. You've got so many variations on interior spec. I've had 2 brand new Mokkas as hire cars for 3 weeks each. I didn't like the diesel version with push button handbrake, but the other just had everything you could possibly need exactly where it should be. With Mazdas, after years of driving Renault and BMW, Mazda were the first cars I owned where everything in the cabin felt logical. After decades of driving Alfas and Mercs, my OH borrowed my Mazda for a few weeks when his car was in the garage and was also converted.

As for your issue with black cars, it's a 'thing'.
Back in the days when the UK had yellow street lights, my car mechanic dad refused to have yellow or green cars because they 'disappeared' under those lights. With white lights, your eye dispells a black object as static or you cannot correctly guage the speed it's travelling at.

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White, gold, and yellow are deemed to be the safest. It’s not an exact science, but research using police data of more than 850,000 accidents over 20 years suggests that some shades are more visible on the road than others.
Black vehicles, for example, are harder to see as they do not always stand out against the road or background scenery.
During daylight hours, black cars were up to 12% more likely be involved in crashes than white vehicles.
At dawn and dusk when the light is poor, the figure rose to 47%. The visibility of grey, silver, red and blue cars can also be poor.
A study in New Zealand also looked at the link between car colour and accident rates.
It too concluded that black cars were the most accident prone. But it found that silver was the safest colour – contradicting the other research.
https://www.moneysupermarket.com/car...ash-by-colour/
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Have a look at the JAGUAR I-PACE, ~600KM range


https://www.jaguar.com/jaguar-range/i-pace/index.html

Nice looking interior
What going on with those 2 guys in the center console?
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

Well if I was u, and I have no desire to be u, I would buy a Lotus Elise. There is no better car in the world
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Old 15.08.2019, 12:23
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What going on with those 2 guys in the center console?
Rowing machine demo or yoga
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Well if I was u, and I have no desire to be u, I would buy a Lotus Elise. There is no better car in the world
That's not a bad idea. Or, for something really special, how about the 0.9L/100km VW XL1? (I wouldn't describe its interior as luxurious, though. And "power" isn't the first word that comes to mind.) If, and that's a big if, other drivers actually see your XL1, they won't take their eyes off it.

Reasonably priced, too!



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Old 15.08.2019, 14:09
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That's not a bad idea. Or, for something really special, how about the 0.9L/100km VW XL1? (I wouldn't describe its interior as luxurious, though. And "power" isn't the first word that comes to mind.) If, and that's a big if, other drivers actually see your XL1, they won't take their eyes off it.
Less HP than our '98 Panda 4x4!

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Old 15.08.2019, 14:45
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Skoda.

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Yes... it's called a skoda superb
Knowing that the OP’s vehicle gets notoriously hit (at least three time per annum), that’s a good suggestion. The name Skoda itself stands for “damage or pity”. Another closely related product would be Fiat (fiasco), in which case they both fulfill the above criteria.
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