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Bryan M
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:00 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I have these all ready to go - but will wait until there is a strong chance of snow until I put them on. I had to buy a jack and a wheel brace because there are none with the car!

Standard 17 wheels in gunmetal with Goodyear ultragrip gen1 - £400 for the wheels and £430 for the tyres via Asda - much better value than the Merc dealer £1700!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think of I had the wheels I would get them on now rather than wait and find you get caught out.

You've been very quiet on the Merc front - how are you enjoying it and what does it really get to the gallon?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been some spectacular snowfalls in Cumbria.  The Unimogs gave up  on Hartside last night!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think of I had the wheels I would get them on now rather than wait and find you get caught out.

You've been very quiet on the Merc front - how are you enjoying it and what does it really get to the gallon?


I have been busy adding 2800miles on it!

I may switch the tyres a couple of times - work pays for the summer rubber wear and I pay for the winter, my plan is to use winters when needed and then sell as part worn in four years time

I am getting on well with the sensible option  - the boot isn't massively impacted by the battery, it is very rapid when you bring everything to the party (petrol and battery) and the air suspension is comfortable but tightens up well in sport plus. It is a very effective mile eater.

There are some things I like (cruise set up, auto gear selector, hold function on brake etc and the way it is silent in stop/start traffic) and a few niggles (wide transmission tunnel eats leg space for driver, drivers side wind noise, rwd traction on a field at Chatsworth and occasional transmission thump as it works out what mode/gear to be in)

I wish they would let you have command and memory seats without impacting on the CO2 level - the Garmin system is good but doesn't fully integrate with the rest of the car tech which is irritating.

Fuel economy is as predicted - an easy motorway cruise 50-70mph gets mid 40s (I saw 47mpg once) on a new engine. Go faster and it drops to low 40s/high 30s.

Loads of different options to charge but those figures are just leaving it in hybrid without charging it up. I am experimenting with different charging options - charging the car on the move kills economy but it then is really efficient on the motorway with a battery - saw over 50mpg this way.

I am not mindful about turning off any luxuries to eke out economy and even charge the battery on the way home to get the pre heating to come on the following morning and de-ice the car for me...a bit decadent but very nice to have the bum warmers already on when you get out to the car!

So it is more economical than the Evoque and the ppm rate from work covers the fuel this time around.

I have fitted my bonnet star which I like from behind the wheel!   I was stationary at the time! I have also put my plate back on it.





Looking forward to the pay slip this month which will hopefully confirm it is the right choice!

The technology feels like the future but I wish the battery was bigger than 16miles to get the ultra low co2 - 100 mile battery and a bigger fuel tank (I get c400miles per fill) so the range was bigger would make it even better
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the perfect company car. I wish mine had preheat in the morning!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked my Mercedes quite a lot. As a company car, they are a nice place to sit, and the gunsight at the end of he bonnet is an essential IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnC wrote:
Sounds like the perfect company car. I wish mine had preheat in the morning!


I bet you do right now - I'm in Glasgow tomorrow and Friday morning, and the weather looks utterly Baltic compared to down here... I'm hiring some shitbox so will be without (timed, if you want it) heated windscreen, winter tyres, etc  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a bit chilly just now but it is sunny and dry in the few hours of daylight.

Not sure what the next couple of days are forecast to be. I will be on a course of the educational kind, tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope the economy improves as the car loosens up because the figures quoted aren't great for a 2 litre diesel, let alone one with additional economy credentials.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hope the economy improves as the car loosens up because the figures quoted aren't great for a 2 litre diesel, let alone one with additional economy credentials.


Yes, but it's a petrol and not charged up overnight, it's doing better than I thought it would.   Makes a huge amount of sense as a company car.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:
Tim wrote:
I hope the economy improves as the car loosens up because the figures quoted aren't great for a 2 litre diesel, let alone one with additional economy credentials.


Yes, but it's a petrol and not charged up overnight, it's doing better than I thought it would.   Makes a huge amount of sense as a company car.


Ok. Not quite so bad then.
However one of my mates has a 2010 Civic 1.8 and reckons he gets high 40s from that, again a car without any superfantastic economy gizmos.
It's probably a lot lighter though
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a 280bhp petrol/electric heffalump, which weighs in at 1840kg plus options but with a 6sec 0-60 time that gets used too often!

So mid 40s without messing with electric is pretty amazing - cheaper than Evoque to fuel privately and ppm rate covers work fuel
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed congrats Martin and the future Mrs Martin  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is a 280bhp petrol/electric heffalump, which weighs in at 1840kg plus options but with a 6sec 0-60 time that gets used too often!

So mid 40s without messing with electric is pretty amazing - cheaper than Evoque to fuel privately and ppm rate covers work fuel


Mid 40's with no charging sounds pretty good to me for a 2 litre petrol based system.
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PG wrote:
Indeed congrats Martin and the future Mrs Martin  


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PG wrote:
Bryan M wrote:
It is a 280bhp petrol/electric heffalump, which weighs in at 1840kg plus options but with a 6sec 0-60 time that gets used too often!

So mid 40s without messing with electric is pretty amazing - cheaper than Evoque to fuel privately and ppm rate covers work fuel


Mid 40's with no charging sounds pretty good to me for a 2 litre petrol based system.


To be fair that's similar to the economy I got out of an Auris hybrid I had to borrow for a couple of days last month. The Golf gets about 45 around town but I managed 53 on a decent motorway run the other week.
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PG wrote:
Bryan M wrote:
It is a 280bhp petrol/electric heffalump, which weighs in at 1840kg plus options but with a 6sec 0-60 time that gets used too often!

So mid 40s without messing with electric is pretty amazing - cheaper than Evoque to fuel privately and ppm rate covers work fuel


Mid 40's with no charging sounds pretty good to me for a 2 litre petrol based system.


To be fair that's similar to the economy I got out of an Auris hybrid I had to borrow for a couple of days last month. The Golf gets about 45 around town but I managed 53 on a decent motorway run the other week.


I really should try and blag a test drive of a hybrid or two at some point, to see what all the fuss is about. My mate had a CT200h a couple of years ago and loved it - right up until the brakes failed and he wrote it off!  

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winter tyres fitted the other day, just before my 4 nights at work. Economy is going crazy on these nylon tyres. Range was showing 425 when I left for work on the first night and said 440 when I got home! It still said 440 when I got back to work the following evening and I started to think something wasn't right, but it finally started going down again on the third evening and now says 375 miles. So, it has gone from 425 to 440 and then to 375 with nearly 200 miles of driving done...
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GC now ready for winter. All in all, not bad-looking for winter wheels, although not as smart as the 442M summer set. The curious part is that the ride is not as good on these 18" Pirelli Sottozero RFTs as it is on the 19" Bridgestone Potenza RFTs the car was supplied on:


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Are your Bridgestones the RE050 or the S001.

My old car had the RE050's which had a firmer ride but probably better absolute grip. The S001 are a very nice tyre with a better ride, great wet weather grip and all you should ever need in dry weather grip. They also seem to last longer.
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No idea I'm afraid. And won't until they next reappear from BMW Battersea's vaults in the spring.
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Have done 4 rest days followed by another 4 night shifts on the same tank of fuel as above. Still have over 100 miles showing on the range or 3 bars on the gauge.

Car has the wheels from the R32 on it.



This was what the Audi wheels looked like when I took them off!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought winter tyres were supposed to wear at a lower rate than summer tyres?  That's certainly the case on the Boxster, but the rear tyres on the BMW have done 10,000 miles and they're down to 3-4mm and winters should be changed at 3mm.  At least they're £50 cheaper per corner than the summer tyres.
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Always good when a precaution pays off:


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Simon P, I like your A3 with R32 wheels, looks good!
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The silver of the wheels doesn't quite go with the silver body colour, but the combo is growing on me. I might get the wheels refinished in a darker colour in the summer, which I think will look better...

Also, the centre caps need replacing, as some scrote has obviously tried nicking them and they're all damaged. Why just damage one before realising you can't get it out when you can wreck all four?!
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Out of curiousity, for those of you that go down the winter wheels route, when are you planning to swap back to summers?

I just booked mine in for a "while you wait" change at the local dealership on Sat 25th (next available Sat a.m. slot), on the basis that the long range weather forecast doesn't look like a prolonged late cold snap is in the offing for the south of the UK this year.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racing Teatray wrote:
Out of curiousity, for those of you that go down the winter wheels route, when are you planning to swap back to summers?

I just booked mine in for a "while you wait" change at the local dealership on Sat 25th (next available Sat a.m. slot), on the basis that the long range weather forecast doesn't look like a prolonged late cold snap is in the offing for the south of the UK this year.


I don't bother but I reckon you are pretty safe now. I reckon the worst you might get would be a slightly frosty start to a day or two.
Roll on the summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have swapped mine over this coming weekend, but we're away, so it will be the week after.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only put mine on in January, so I reckon they'll stay a bit longer. As the rear summers are pretty shot and this puts off having to buy new ones!

Last year I left the on until after Prescott as after the 2015 mud-fest, I really didn't fancy my chances of getting on and off that parking field on wide summers.
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Martin wrote:
I thought winter tyres were supposed to wear at a lower rate than summer tyres?  That's certainly the case on the Boxster, but the rear tyres on the BMW have done 10,000 miles and they're down to 3-4mm and winters should be changed at 3mm.  At least they're £50 cheaper per corner than the summer tyres.


I've been told that they wear at a lower rate than summers only when operating at their optimum temperature (i.e below 7C). At higher temperatures, the softer winter compound wears quicker.
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Yes, I read that, but the rears will last 16-18,000 and the summers did 33,500 miles.

The Michelins on the Boxster are wearing very slowly, they've only done 7,000 miles over 3 winters, but will last for several more years at this rate.
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For the 7th year in a row my £70 Autosocks have remained brand new and unopened due to the mild winter weather.

Best £70 I ever spent that as the year before had been horrendous.
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Lindsay has mad really good use of the mud part of the Mud & Snow tyres this year, as the last couple of miles into work are down a very narrow lane and they've been doing work on the railway embankment, so when she's not being forced into the edge of the road by idiots in SUVs, she's driving down mud strewn roads.

Thankfully it's a lot better now and should be fine in the summer.  It's a fantastic location to work, but I'd rather she was based in the old office, which she used to cycle to.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been thinking the same about swapping back to summers. They tyres on the V60 go right off above 10 degrees and it feels like the pressure has been dropped by half.

I need to get a pair of Eagle F1s then get them swapped over. Now I have AWD I might not bother with the winters next year but will hang on to them and see how it pans out.
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4WD doesn't help you stop, so I'd hang onto them.
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No, I understand that, and that summer tyres won't perform as well in the cold and wet either. Just a bit annoying we've had no shit winters since I started buying winter tyres. I've got them so I may as well hang on to them.
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I've been really happy to have my winters on this winter - despite the ongoing lack of actual snow. There has been quite a lot of cold weather, and when it was milder it has been quite wet, when having tyres with full tread all round has been a bonus. When I first went from my well worn summers (rears anyway) to the winters there was a big improvement. In some ways the fact you can't really lean on winter tyres on the way into corners as much is a blessing in the winter as it stops you trying to drive beyond what is advisable in the conditions...

I've given mine some stick on occasion and they seem barely worn - but I don't have them on much more than 3 months, they probably only do around 5k a winter tops - though that's still about 10k on the current set which don't look much different to new. Maybe the very occasional bit of sideways but most of the rest of the time on the motorway is not a formula for high wear.
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Ordered a pair of Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's at 99.38 each today. As I collected the car in January with a brand new pair of those on, I will have a full set of matching new tyres by the middle of next week.

At which point the weather will dump 15 inches of snow on us in a cold snap that will last until mid May.
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You'll be fine!

Less than £100 a tyre, that's really good.  I need to buy 2 for each car this month, that will be £800....
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Got to pay to have them fitted yet but by my local chap will do all 4, balanced and valved, for 20 quid beer money.
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800. Ouch.

The Captur will need tyres this year. I might try a set of Michelin Cross Climate on that.
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Surprisingly, a proper set of N rated 19" tyres for the Boxster are quite a bit cheaper than the 19" BMW tyres.   I need 2 x winters for the BMW (might as well get them now while they're on the car) and 2 x rears for the Boxster.
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Are your tyres runflats?
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They are, yes.  98 load rating on the estate, which narrows down the options as well.  They have come down in price, they were £230 each last time and Blackcircles have them for £200 at the moment.  I bet they're back up to £230 when I need some again.....  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They are, yes.  98 load rating on the estate, which narrows down the options as well.  They have come down in price, they were £230 each last time and Blackcircles have them for £200 at the moment.  I bet they're back up to £230 when I need some again.....  


Try camskill, they've always been cheaper than anywhere else for me
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will take a look, thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking about swapping my BFG A/Ts for some Cooper M/Ts.  Camskill have them at £117 each, which is £20 cheaper than elsewhere.  I'll have to have a word with my local tyre emporium.  They matched the price on the BFGs I have on at the moment.  I need five, as my spare is an under-sized, almost bald manky BFG M/T.

I can sell the BFGs as they are hardly worn.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also have a look at Demon tweeks - I got 4 tyres for the Lotus (Toyo Proxes) for £119+vat total - now need to get the alignment done

I was going to swap to summers today for a week away in Cornwall but not sure I'll have the time - so I suspect it will be next weekend
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:
They are, yes.  98 load rating on the estate, which narrows down the options as well.  They have come down in price, they were £230 each last time and Blackcircles have them for £200 at the moment.  I bet they're back up to £230 when I need some again.....  


What size is that for?
I paid £200 each for Eagle Assymetric runflats for the front of the 320, I think they were 225/40 19s

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