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I wouldn't count on a hybrid holding its value better... it's more complex than either ICE or EV, and still runs on petrol. Reduction in...
25/05/2022 - 16:00
In my quest for fuel efficiency, she's been removed from the car.
23/05/2022 - 19:54
Helium balloons in car, LOL
23/05/2022 - 14:22
Remove all excess mass from the car. Stereo system, unneeded trim pieces, spare wheel, seats (I guess you can keep the drivers seat),...
23/05/2022 - 14:21
Definitely the way to go on an older car, but if you care about resale value on a late model, I think it can be worth getting a reputable...
21/05/2022 - 19:30
Can recommend a couple of BMW specialists. EB Prestige in Clayton is fantastic, I’ve heard them recommended several times, and my...
21/05/2022 - 19:27
Compressor only. Price for the part itself varies from $500-1100 depending on the supplier; according to the mechanic it cost him ~$900 to...
18/05/2022 - 23:21
It's perhaps a little on the high side, but I wouldn't call it a rip-off. Oil/filter change, pair of brake pads, and a couple of bits and...
18/05/2022 - 19:46
The official consumption figure is for a mix of highway and city driving, and it's usually pretty optimistic. Most people will use quite a...
18/05/2022 - 19:37
When unsure about which direction something will take a number in, I usually find it helpful to take it to the extreme. If adding 1200kg of...
18/05/2022 - 19:30
I don't drive a ute, but 8.5L/100km sounds pretty good for something that big. What kind of mix of highway/city driving gets you the...
18/05/2022 - 19:14
No no, I’m sure it’ll be just fine. I hear an early model X6 50i is particularly headache free.
17/05/2022 - 09:59
Just buy a 10 year old flagship BMW, that’ll be a real prestige car. Don’t worry about the maintenance costs. How bad can it be?
16/05/2022 - 22:24
I also agree with the other commenters saying switching from Windows to macOS isn't a big deal; I've been using a Windows desktop and Mac...
15/05/2022 - 16:59
If you're referring to the 16" M1Pro MBP, then no, I don't think any Windows laptop comes close overall. In terms of chassis feel and build...
15/05/2022 - 16:56
Yes
07/05/2022 - 15:22
Don’t think this is the case in VIC, I’ve seen lots of cars with an original sun strip here.
06/05/2022 - 09:35
The car has rain sensor, condensation sensor and auto highbeam camera, but it’s also 13 years old… mixed bag.
06/05/2022 - 09:34
Yep, insurance policy specifies they won't use genuine windscreen glass. I'm hoping to strike a deal with either insurer or the repairer,...
04/05/2022 - 23:04
Great to hear, thank you
04/05/2022 - 17:57
Interesting, I do also have choice of repairer on the policy, so this might be a good option.
04/05/2022 - 16:12
For legal reasons, this is a joke?
04/05/2022 - 16:10
I’ve got the optional no excess windscreen replacement cover. Am just worried that I’ll go to claim it, they’ll say “yep we’ll...
04/05/2022 - 16:09
I did take the optional windscreen cover. Insurance documents just weren’t specific about what kind of windscreen damage was covered,...
04/05/2022 - 16:02
I wouldn’t say it’s quite that dire, 99% of the time it’s fine, but there’s been a couple of times I’ve been driving directly...
04/05/2022 - 15:59
What’s everyone’s experience been with claiming windscreen cover on insurance? My car windscreen is absolutely covered in small chips,...
04/05/2022 - 15:46
After seeing the iFixit teardown comparison, I think the 70-80% premium over the XM4’s is entirely justified; the build quality of these...
26/04/2022 - 16:39
Definitely depends on the person. These fit me much better then the 1st/2nd gen. Unfortunately I went through two sets because of a faint...
21/04/2022 - 19:17
Would recommend looking at used business / enterprise equipment, it’s better value than building new. I bought a $650 base spec HP ML350...
14/04/2022 - 12:38