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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 17th August 2020, 21:47 Thread Starter
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Thinking of buying again

I've had my B Max for 4 years now and i'm thinking of changing it. Prior to that, I never had small engines, at least no smaller than 2 litre, but I don't drive far nowadays and no m/way driving. I found having only 125 bhp took a bit of getting used to, but I grew to love the car.
It's hard to find a manual car without a DMF, the things are failing all over the World. And B Max 5 speed box is a solid flywheel.
I'm after ecoboost 125 Titanium, same as the one I have now.
So, the hunt is on, d'you think I'm mad?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 17th August 2020, 23:30
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not mad, but look for a colour edition at nominally 140bhp
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Maybe electric ? Great especially if you are not commuting far (no range anxiety). Plenty of acceleration form standstill when you need it. Worth looking into.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 18th August 2020, 10:08 Thread Starter
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I'm not going electric Hywel for lots of reasons; apart from the domestic 3 pin socket, there are very few charging points around Wales and I do get about from time to time. Apart from that, I think EV's are better suited to City/urban areas rather than rural areas like mine where its 32 mile trip to the shops!

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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 18th August 2020, 11:44
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Fair enough. I'm thinking of maybe a hybrid for my next car. Probably next year.

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 18th August 2020, 12:03
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According to an article i read, by 2030 ALL new cars for sale will have to be fully electric.
No petrol, No diesel, No hybrid.
Wonder if it will happen ?
If electric had a vastly improved range, then i would seriously consider one, not for the environmental reasons but cos i'm a tight old git rofl.
But then the government probably has something up it's sleeve to be able to tax electric cars the same as they do for petrol and diesel, or am i just a cynic ?

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 18th August 2020, 23:10 Thread Starter
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No matter what route that's used to power our cars, our hands a tied somewhat by the simple of rule of physics that states 'You can't get something for nothing'.
And the more you think about it....
There is always a snag!
What we need to do is just be a little less wasteful. On the road, at work, at home.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 19th August 2020, 19:12 Thread Starter
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Gone and done it. Titanium 125 Navigation with rear view camera and privacy glass, paint colour - Rush Red.
Should pick it up in the next few days.

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 19th August 2020, 19:24
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Nice colour. Good luck with it.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 23rd August 2020, 19:10 Thread Starter
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Ah, Hywel. Found out colour is Ruby Red.

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