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Yes and she told me, "I had no choice, I had to hit the tree or I would have hit the car coming towards me". We then explored the English driving concept of "brakes" (but apparently that doesn't seem to translate into Slovenian).

I’ve trusted an au pair helming a boat, but not sure that I would trust an au pair driving a car.
 
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T4 Westy has now gone to a new home in France and Elise went earlier this year.. so finally in a position to buy and Cali prices seem to have gone up a load, or at least asking prices have due to covid I assume..

May end up waiting up until winter or new year, or possibly looking at conversions. If anyone has an early T5.1 140 manual they dont want the earth for give me a shout!
Hi did you end up with a van? There is not a lot of choice about; what age T5.1s were £30-33k earlier in the year when you were looking? Thanks
 
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Recently sold the Cali and purchased a 6m PVC so needed a small second car to run kids to school .
Checked out the used market but purchased a new Suzuki Swift 5dr petrol hybrid on a pcp deal as it offered great value.
£1000 price reduction by Suzuki, a further £1000 reduction by dealer, 0% finance and £500 finance deposit by Suzuki finance.
With our deposit of £1500 the Swift costs £140 per month 3yrs 10,000 miles per yr.
To me that's cheap trouble free motoring. It's great fun to drive, practical with 5drs and so far averaged 54mpg mostly city driving.
Really impressed.
 
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Haves1979

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T5 SE 140
Hi did you end up with a van? There is not a lot of choice about; what age T5.1s were £30-33k earlier in the year when you were looking? Thanks
Hi, not yet. Cars sold apart from the bmw that is currently for sale. I had a deposit down on a 2011 180 but pulled out when the owner admitted it used a little oil. I'm on the lookout for a 140 van probably 2012 to 2016, ideally with climate, for nothing has come up. There are two 2012 140 currently in the classifieds, neither with climate, one at 37 and one at 35. Just too much money imo, so going to see how the market develops over winter and may just end up going for a new coast as much better value then paying approaching 40k for an eight year old van.
 
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Recently sold the Cali and purchased a 6m PVC so needed a small second car to run kids to school .
Checked out the used market but purchased a new Suzuki Swift 5dr petrol hybrid on a pcp deal as it offered great value.
£1000 price reduction by Suzuki, a further £1000 reduction by dealer, 0% finance and £500 finance deposit by Suzuki finance.
With our deposit of £1500 the Swift costs £140 per month 3yrs 10,000 miles per yr.
To me that's cheap trouble free motoring. It's great fun to drive, practical with 5drs and so far averaged 54mpg mostly city driving.
Really impressed.

We bought a Skoda Citigo in July last year. ~£9,500 reduced to ~£7,500 with deposit contribution. Finance cancelled immediately after purchase by 0% credit card cash advance but 3% fee = £7,725 over 15 months.

We made the final £515 payment on Friday.
 
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T5 SE 140
So far we have been really impressed with our Zoe. The range has proved more than adequate for our needs and its a proper nippy little thing. I've not yet sorted the cali, but I'm sure that the EV/cali combo will work well to answer my original post.
 
Karlos

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So far we have been really impressed with our Zoe. The range has proved more than adequate for our needs and its a proper nippy little thing. I've not yet sorted the cali, but I'm sure that the EV/cali combo will work well to answer my original post.
Went out with a Zoe for a while, I was always impressed by her range and thought for a while she was adequate. :bananadance2

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Borris

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My father died recently and I now have his car in adition to our gorgeous Cali and Mrs B's trusty Skoda Superb Estate. The plan was to sell this 49000 mile, fifteen year old Skoda Fabia and add the cash to his estate. WBAC offered £1040 for it! However my step mother has said that she would prefer that we keep it as that's what my father would have wanted. So I've insured and taxed this 1.4 Tdi diesel and have been using it for school and tip runs, shopping and other errands etc. With dirt cheap insurance at £115 pa, VED at £125 pa and 60mpg what's not to like. I can park it out side the school where the yummy mummy's can throw open their car doors into it and I care not a jot. Yes our other two vehicles get even less use but as our previous Cali Beach was damaged to the tune of £600+ by someones little darling outside of said school then running this as a third car makes eminent financial sense to me. It will also be treated as a family pool car so if anyone has car problems it's here ready and waiting. It also means that I can now relax and have both eyes closed when waiting to pick up the grandkids.
 
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My father died recently and I now have his car in adition to our gorgeous Cali and Mrs B's trusty Skoda Superb Estate. The plan was to sell this 49000 mile, fifteen year old Skoda Fabia and add the cash to his estate. WBAC offered £1040 for it! However my step mother has said that she would prefer that we keep it as that's what my father would have wanted. So I've insured and taxed this 1.4 Tdi diesel and have been using it for school and tip runs, shopping and other errands etc. With dirt cheap insurance +£115 pa, VED + £125 pa and 60mpg what's not to like. I can park it out side the school where the yummy mummy's can throw open their car doors into it and I care not a jot. Yes our other two vehicles get even less use but as our previous Cali Beach was damaged to the tune of £600+ by someones little darling outside of said school then running this as a third car makes eminent financial sense to me. It will also be treated as a family pool car so if anyone has car problems it's here ready and waiting. It also means that I can now relax and have both eyes closed when waiting to pick up the grandkids.
Sorry to hear about your Dad.

Love my £600 Yaris for the same reasons. There’s something very satisfying about driving round in a beat up old car, especially when it’s out of choice.
 
BeagleMum

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My father died recently and I now have his car in adition to our gorgeous Cali and Mrs B's trusty Skoda Superb Estate. The plan was to sell this 49000 mile, fifteen year old Skoda Fabia and add the cash to his estate. WBAC offered £1040 for it! However my step mother has said that she would prefer that we keep it as that's what my father would have wanted. So I've insured and taxed this 1.4 Tdi diesel and have been using it for school and tip runs, shopping and other errands etc. With dirt cheap insurance +£115 pa, VED + £125 pa and 60mpg what's not to like. I can park it out side the school where the yummy mummy's can throw open their car doors into it and I care not a jot. Yes our other two vehicles get even less use but as our previous Cali Beach was damaged to the tune of £600+ by someones little darling outside of said school then running this as a third car makes eminent financial sense to me. It will also be treated as a family pool car so if anyone has car problems it's here ready and waiting. It also means that I can now relax and have both eyes closed when waiting to pick up the grandkids.
Very sorry to hear you lost your father recently Borris, I think you’d mentioned previously both a fractured hip & Coronavirus. We hope he didn’t suffer, sincere condolences to your family.
 
Borris

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Very sorry to hear you lost your father recently Borris, I think you’d mentioned previously both a fractured hip & Coronavirus. We hope he didn’t suffer, sincere condolences to your family.
Thank you.
Unfortunately he had a ghastly time but I won't expand except to say that he, like many others at the moment, ended his days alone with only his wife (my step mother) allowed to see him at the very end. He was apparently one of a number of cases that contracted Covid whilst in that Hospital. The hospital has been the subject of an investigation and found severely wanting!!!

I'm not saying that at ninety one he would have lived much longer or that covid was directly responsible for his demise but contracting it in hospital prevented him from recovery after the hip operation and launched him onto a slippery slope.

He was a great character and is greatly missed by us all.

R.I.P Dad aka Dick.

In his lair.
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Thank you.
Unfortunately he had a ghastly time but I won't expand except to say that he like many others at the moment ended his days alone with only his wife (my step mother) allowed to see him at the very end. He was apparently one of a number of cases that contracted Covid whilst in that Hospital. The hospital has been the subject of an investigation and found severely wanting!!!

I'm not saying that at ninety one he would have lived much longer or that covid was directly responsible for his demise but contracting it in hospital prevented him from recovery after the hip operation and launched him onto a slippery slope.

He was a great character and is greatly missed by us all.

R.I.P Dad aka Dick.

In his lair.
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So sorry Borris, that looks like a great workshop.

I still remember fondly the picture of your ancestors you posted, do i remember correctly that your father was in it as a small child.
 
Borris

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So sorry Borris, that looks like a great workshop.

I still remember fondly the picture of your ancestors you posted, do i remember correctly that your father was in it as a small child.
Thank you. I never knew how he could find anything in there. He built very many mind blowing projects in that shed.

No. He was born in 1928 whereas this photo was taken in 1919. However his elder sister is the little girl in the back row being held by his father. My grandfather had seven brothers and seven sisters and the family was thought to be the largest surviving family in Kent following WW1.

We held a large family reunion last year in the pub opposite the house featured, to celebrate 100 years since that photo was taken. Being the eldest family member there, my father was the guest of honour. Why was this photo taken in the first place? As mark of thanks giving for all the family's men folk returning safely from the first world war and the family's survival of the Spanish Flu pandemic. So it's poignant that he should die so shortly afterwards, partly because of contracting another pandemic virus.
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Sorry to all. This has gone well off topic.
 
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BeagleMum

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Thank you.
Unfortunately he had a ghastly time but I won't expand except to say that he like many others at the moment ended his days alone with only his wife (my step mother) allowed to see him at the very end. He was apparently one of a number of cases that contracted Covid whilst in that Hospital. The hospital has been the subject of an investigation and found severely wanting!!!

I'm not saying that at ninety one he would have lived much longer or that covid was directly responsible for his demise but contracting it in hospital prevented him from recovery after the hip operation and launched him onto a slippery slope.

He was a great character and is greatly missed by us all.

R.I.P Dad aka Dick.

In his lair.
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May he rest in peace.
 
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Haves1979

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So after nearly 12 months, I've finally managed to finish our plan as per the original post on this thread. We have now sold the three cars we owned and have a new Renault Zoe and a Cali SE.

Picked up a 2015 Cali SE 140 a few days ago. Chuffed to bits with it as exactly what I was looking for, even had the climatronic which seems quite rare on the 140s. Looking forward to getting out again when the weather improves.

Renault is great for school runs and nipping to the shops, so seems a pretty good combo. Longer term I'd love another classic sports car, although I may have to wait a while until I present that idea to the missus...
 

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