Just to say....

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OldEnglish68
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...took the 27 year-old G for a run today after several weeks' commuting in a nearly new i3s.

Just brilliant. Warm. Comfy. Solid.  :-)

A proper car, as we used to say.

Wouldn't be the same if converted to electricity - but that's the way things are going.

Let's enjoy them (responsibly?) while we can.

Best wishes to all.

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Re: Just to say....
Ha. I like the look of the i3. As a 3rd car tho. (463, 460, i3). Maybe this... http://gwoa.co.uk/content/electric-g-0
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I wouldn't bother with serious use of an electric car for a while - the charging network is not as good as the actual cars yet.

My opinion may change once I have a 7kw wall charger at home but even that's not straightforward to get.

It's all very frustrating, in fact. Hopefully it will get better as there's more demand.

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Re: Just to say....

 

Being something of a dinasaur ( nearly extict) I have a preference for the slog capabilities of a diesel for serious off road work and the V8 on LPG for the motorways.  Need to get the lottery up first though.

On the subject of AD BLU solution,  I have plenty of experience with HGV`s using the foul smelling stuff.  It seems that there is no set amount to put in the reservoir other that "do not overfill".  Likewise "do not run out".  I am told by MB Truck mechanics that it will wreck the engine eventually and do irrepairable damage to the exhaust system.  A short distance, less than 100 miles is only passably dodgy.  

I wonder if some of this stuff they call advanced really is that advancd,    If you mistakenly put just a couple of litres of petrol in your diesel tank your car, or van, will eat its fuel pump.  In the 1970`s you could put 50litres of petrol in the tank of an F89 Volvo with 350litres of diesel and all it did was prevent the fuel from freezing and turning to parraffin Jelley.  1984 winter you needed that.  Minus 26 C at Auxere and minus 34 at Cluses  by Bonneville on the way up to Mont Blanc.

Enjoy winter,

                     Fraj.