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About Kimbers

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    Lotus Man since 2 years old
  • Birthday 09/09/1967

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    2010 Evora 2+0, Kia Proceed GT
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    Deep Dark Depths of Narfuk!

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  1. Kimbers


    Well my darling wife has £195 on it but seeing it's you she has said £100. That's for basically 4 original Wendy Kimberley Paintings. It's been treated so it won't weather anymore, its varnished and would come with Cert of Authenticity. You then have a choice to come collect it in person at Windsor in 2 weekends time or £10 P&P.
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    @Sparky Finally some Wendy Kimberley Art that will appeal to you!! Original painted on Recycled wood!
  3. Left my Kia for 4 weeks and it started fine. Also just moved my Lotus after 3 weeks and it also started fine! Nowt wrong with dealers. Blame manufacturers making the bloody things so complicated.
  4. Bloody loved this. Soooooooooooo good and for once Orlando Bloom is excellent!
  5. We have a similar issue with our cars. We tend to buy standard off the shelf as Options rarely increase the value, they just make it more saleable. Recent example is a 3008 with full leather option of £1000. I got £200 more for it when I sold it losing us £800. On a lease the residual they apply to the vehicle won't be increased by options as they use CAP "Future values" and that only ever values a car based on its Model. Brent, Have you looked at the Maserati SUV? Current offers on Lease starting from £560 pm. It's a bit different but my boss has had a drive and says it drives like a GT.
  6. Hi @21gg Yes, and yes. We currently run a fleet of around 7000 cars and 1200 vans. Vans we are limited to Ford, Peugeot and VW. No leasing company we buy and sell, normally to trade organisations but I do plenty of deals to friends and family. We are a trade organisation so you get the vehicles at Trade money!
  7. We use BVRLA2 standard. Many companies use that as standard as well "Fair wear and tear". However Manufacturer schemes (that we call Ramp Up) do tend to use tighter terms than Lease companies. Basically you are expected to look after your lease car the same you would your own.
  8. You are making the first mistake people make with lease or PCP cars calling it a major purchase I look at it that with no deposit and the £150 I pay per month for my wifes brand new Peugeot, it's actually one of the cheapest things I will buy. You need to look at it as a rental. It's not a purchase. Therefore you are paying a monthly rent Most of these things, if you buy right and get the right deal, you can get out of them pretty quickly. My Wifes Sportage I got out of after 24 months when it was due a service & Tyres and her Current Peugeot is giving her a bad back after 12 months, cause she is in and out of it 20 times a day in her job. So She is going with a smaller SUV to replace it with, something she steps into rather than climbing in and out. I am happy to assist with advice. We have 7500 vehicles on fleet and none of those are Porkers so can't sell you anything but always happy to discuss options.
  9. Hmmm is it for driving though? For me, my everyday car was a Proceed GT Which was bloody awesome I have to say. Something a bit different to all those Golf and other semi hot hatches. It was quick, had everything on it. Then just last week I realised something. I was driving my Lotus less, because it was "Quick Enough" and exciting enough to scratch at least a little of my performance itch).. But I have to say I got a bit tired of the ultra low alloys, sports suspension and superquick gearchange. I still loved the car but I realised for an everyday car I wanted something comfortable, easy to drive and, that would eat up the miles and have all the equipment on it I wanted. I do a fair amount of miles and must admit 33mpg was getting a bit tiring on the wallet! So, I can have anything on fleet, Audi, BMW, Merc, Ford, Toyota, etc etc (Only cars we don't really buy on fleet is Vauxhall and some of the smaller brands (Mitsi etc). I drove all the prestige cars and came back having test driven everything.....this was by far the "Nicest" car I drove. Not quick, not Sporty and not Badge orientated, but it had everything........and I mean everything on it (It's the 4 spec), the gearchange was sweet (auto) it does 55mpg and its ride and handling was lovely on Motorways or back roads. AND it's the new Mild Hybrid so the Co2 was 118g/km saving me loads on my company car tax. If I want something exciting I can drive my Lotus. (By the way, my second choice was a Peugeot 3008 2.0 GT Diesel Auto). I know you say money is not that important Brent but not sure why you would want to pay twice as much for something with a German Badge. (BTW my daughter preferred the Peugeot to the Q3 and X3 and it was half the price).
  10. Greta Thunberg didn't win the Nobel she's all like................... And possibly even........
  11. \we have a farce of a Country right now and and a farce of an institution that should be attending to the will of the people. Now this. MP's going to Judges to get the PM imprisoned should he actually do what the public voted for. This is a new low for this country, or any country and sets a new mow in how low MP's will go to thwart democracy and secure their own selfish ends.
  12. Looks great but I see a lot of Beetles but no Lotus's?
  13. Welcome to TLF Paul and welcome back to the side of good. As against the dark side! Here in Norfolk the letter P is not allowed to be used. Anything you need please don't hesitate to ask a Mod!
  14. EU Diplomats say the Johnson deal is surprisingly better than they thought it would be. Meanwhile Labour and the Liberals (Won't call them democrats cause theres nothing democratic about them) state they will block it in parliament and ensure it doesn't go through. So basically, instead of doing whats best for the country they are playing politics to oust someone who will only get back in again at the next General Election. If anyone needs any more proof that the majority of MP's are only out for themselves they have it here.
  15. You have a plane now? Well done Denmark! Is that because you are part of the USA now?
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