Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by morganj » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm

Reg639 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:53 pm
m@rk wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Reg639 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:28 am

The only people that benefit from a hybrid are the tax man and your company.
To be fair, driving an XC40 hybrid is saving me a small fortune :)

Could you elaborate please, it would interesting to know?

What's the real world MPG average you get over an extended period? Not a good single run, but say over its life so far.
Over the last 8000km (mostly in winter down to -20c) I have averaged 4,5L /100Km

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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by balmoral » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:42 pm

Looks like those tyres can be repaired, but it's a bit more of a job!
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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by m@rk » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:44 am

morganj wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Reg639 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:53 pm
m@rk wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:18 pm


To be fair, driving an XC40 hybrid is saving me a small fortune :)

Could you elaborate please, it would interesting to know?

What's the real world MPG average you get over an extended period? Not a good single run, but say over its life so far.
Over the last 8000km (mostly in winter down to -20c) I have averaged 4,5L /100Km

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Follow the link in my signature for full data. As you can see, my average to date is 76.2mpg (which Google tells me is 3.7L/100kM)

On top of that I pay less than half the tax I paid for on my last car.

The key here is that my wife (who does a lot of local trips) now uses the car much more. I specified the vehicle with memory seats and made sure I had two black keys with profiles attached so my XC40 now gets used for perhaps 90% or all our family journeys.

All those trips my wife does tend to be on electricity only. On top of that, I make sure to charge the car each night whilst it is at home so I am starting each trip with a full battery


Your 4.5L/100Km is about 65mpg which for a petrol engined car with 262bhp is amazing. I don't see your problem

As I said, compared to previous diesel engined cars and petrol engined cars, my cost per mile is about half but by the time you factor in the savings on tax as well, are thousands of pounds per year.
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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by morganj » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:08 am

m@rk wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:44 am
morganj wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Reg639 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:53 pm



Could you elaborate please, it would interesting to know?

What's the real world MPG average you get over an extended period? Not a good single run, but say over its life so far.
Over the last 8000km (mostly in winter down to -20c) I have averaged 4,5L /100Km

2EC89448-64F0-4D20-8CC9-74744E87B769.jpeg
Follow the link in my signature for full data. As you can see, my average to date is 76.2mpg (which Google tells me is 3.7L/100kM)

On top of that I pay less than half the tax I paid for on my last car.

The key here is that my wife (who does a lot of local trips) now uses the car much more. I specified the vehicle with memory seats and made sure I had two black keys with profiles attached so my XC40 now gets used for perhaps 90% or all our family journeys.

All those trips my wife does tend to be on electricity only. On top of that, I make sure to charge the car each night whilst it is at home so I am starting each trip with a full battery


Your 4.5L/100Km is about 65mpg which for a petrol engined car with 262bhp is amazing. I don't see your problem

As I said, compared to previous diesel engined cars and petrol engined cars, my cost per mile is about half but by the time you factor in the savings on tax as well, are thousands of pounds per year.
That was exactly the point I was trying to make, that includes quite a few 400km+ drives, I just did a 240km trip in -10 in power mode and got 6,6L/100km,

When you consider the fact that this is a 1,5L 3 Cyl engine, I find that pretty amazing.

(Last car over 2 years averaged 24L/100Km :o My savings in fuel and tax costs are paying almost in full the leasing costs for the XC40 :D
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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by Reg639 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:04 am

m@rk wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:44 am
morganj wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Reg639 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:53 pm



Could you elaborate please, it would interesting to know?

What's the real world MPG average you get over an extended period? Not a good single run, but say over its life so far.
Over the last 8000km (mostly in winter down to -20c) I have averaged 4,5L /100Km

2EC89448-64F0-4D20-8CC9-74744E87B769.jpeg
Follow the link in my signature for full data. As you can see, my average to date is 76.2mpg (which Google tells me is 3.7L/100kM)

On top of that I pay less than half the tax I paid for on my last car.

The key here is that my wife (who does a lot of local trips) now uses the car much more. I specified the vehicle with memory seats and made sure I had two black keys with profiles attached so my XC40 now gets used for perhaps 90% or all our family journeys.

All those trips my wife does tend to be on electricity only. On top of that, I make sure to charge the car each night whilst it is at home so I am starting each trip with a full battery


Your 4.5L/100Km is about 65mpg which for a petrol engined car with 262bhp is amazing. I don't see your problem

As I said, compared to previous diesel engined cars and petrol engined cars, my cost per mile is about half but by the time you factor in the savings on tax as well, are thousands of pounds per year.
You both have T5 Recharge cars. It was me asking about consumption!!
No one has a problem.
Both of your consumptions are very good. Better than I was expecting. My T4 Petrol averages about 32 mpg over its 2 year lifetime so far. Although with lockdown I've only just broken the 7K mileage mark.

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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by AndrewC » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:01 pm

Soooooo back to tyres then?
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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by Reg639 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:12 pm

Tyres?

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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by morganj » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:33 pm

Reg639 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:12 pm
Tyres?
Round black things under car :)
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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by Felindre » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:20 pm

morganj wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:33 pm
Reg639 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:12 pm
Tyres?
Round black things under car :)
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Re: Replacement tyres / puncture repair.

Post by Norton » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:54 pm

One new Michelin and 3 part worn Continentals?
Is that a good idea? I thought tyres always had to be replaced in pairs with the new tyres both on the same axle.

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