Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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Spotted this on Autotrader:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 0230561019

13k miles, looks spotless, for £4995. If I didn't already have my Ion and it wasn't 341 miles away from me I probably would have bought it! (Mine was £4200 for 28k miles and has noticeable scratches and scrapes, and is in a more boring silver)

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They look good in white Simon...

Seller would appear to be in the Sevenoaks area...

Not a bad price at all... They're staring to progress toward reasonable :)

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How did you tell the location Jim ? All autotrader would tell me is 349 miles from Motherwell!

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I looked up where the Area code of 01732 was Simon - what in the ad is given as the seller's contact number...

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CitroJim wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 13:48
I looked up where the Area code of 01732 was Simon - what in the ad is given as the seller's contact number...

You're smarter than me then Jim, I never thought of that... :lol:

I suppose another trick would be to change your location in the search to a few different areas and triangulate based on the distances... :twisted:

Red is best but I agree white is an improvement over silver...

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I think you may have been outfoxed Jim!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/secure/saf ... our_number

The number shown is not the sellers real number but a forwarding number provided by Autotrader to protect the sellers real number...

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When I did a new search on Autotrader, it gave the location as Swanley, Kent.

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bobins wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 14:30
When I did a new search on Autotrader, it gave the location as Swanley, Kent.


I got the right county then :lol:
Mandrake wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 14:00
I think you may have been outfoxed Jim!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/secure/saf ... our_number

The number shown is not the sellers real number but a forwarding number provided by Autotrader to protect the sellers real number...
Guilty as charged m'lud :lol: I blame the addled brain after a hard morning fighting Bill's Finest OS :evil: :roll: :lol:

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One other thing I saw in Orkney was a Leaf with L plates on it! Presumably this would give you an auto only licence if you took your test in it - although no experience of starting an ICE engine. No different I suppose to the 'old days' where you could do your test having only driven a warm engine, and then be presented with a recalcitrant engine with a manual choke on a cold morning!

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Maybe soon they'll introduce an EV-only licence category...

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You'd definitely get an automatic only license sitting your test in an EV!

Technically an EV is mechanically a "single speed manual without a clutch" as it doesn't bear any resemblance to an actual ICE auto box but from a driver controls perspective it is an auto and missing that all important 3rd pedal! :)

Starting an ICE engine these days is no harder than starting an EV really - press a button. It's not like the good old days of struggling to get a recalcitrant GS to start on a cold morning with low battery and lots of choke. :twisted:

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Mandrake wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 16:43
It's not like the good old days of struggling to get a recalcitrant GS to start on a cold morning with low battery and lots of choke. :twisted:


Hardly anyone under 50 knows what a choke is now Simon... As far as motoring goes they don't know they're born ;)

Starting a 60s Ford on a cold, damp winter morning was always 'fun' and a bit of a lottery... Amongst the easiest (easier perhaps) were starters were the old BMC vehicles with their SU electric fuel pumps and SU carbs...

I always found my R4s would start under any conditions with care but not my R5 - that one could be difficult sometimes...

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CitroJim wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 17:33
Mandrake wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 16:43
It's not like the good old days of struggling to get a recalcitrant GS to start on a cold morning with low battery and lots of choke. :twisted:


Hardly anyone under 50 knows what a choke is now Simon... As far as motoring goes they don't know they're born ;)
Oi! I'm 41 and my first three cars were all carburettors with chokes. :twisted:

Not that I would want to go back to that nowadays - fuel injection with auto idle control and enrichment is certainly an improvement. :-D

Not to mention a fuel injected engine doesn't have to be nearly as rich even when cold as a carburettor - the reason being that with a carburettor with cold intake manifolds the air fuel mixture is flowing through the intake manifold and a lot of it condenses out into droplets in the walls - meaning you need to make it even richer to get the right mixture at the cylinder... but with a fuel injected engine only air is flowing through the intake manifold with the fuel injected right onto the valve - so there isn't much path for it to travel where it can condense back into droplets, so it only needs to be a little bit richer when cold, and not for very long. :)

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Mandrake wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 08:57
Oi! I'm 41 and my first three cars were all carburettors with chokes. :twisted:


Sorry :oops: A slip of the keyboard :twisted:

I'll amend my statement to anyone under 40 then Simon ;)

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Gawd! You're all babies yet :-D I remember starting handles being a regular necessity. :-D