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by MrTrilby
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: 'Death' of DERV spreads.
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: 'Death' of DERV spreads.

Most hydrogen is currently produced from methane (natural gas), so is not very environmentally friendly. It costs energy to make it that way. Using electrolysis to split water into hydrogen is also very inefficient - it’s much more efficient just to use that same electricity charge a battery. Hydrog...
by MrTrilby
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Rim size and tyre noise
Replies: 21
Views: 2464

Re: Rim size and tyre noise

The 19” Pirellis are also very quiet. Seriously low road noise is one of the reasons we were so impressed by the Kodiaq. Our XC40 has 18” Michelin Primacy 4 tyres, and the tyre noise is significantly higher. Obviously not a great comparison of tyres as different car with different levels of sound in...
by MrTrilby
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 81
Views: 5973

Re: Amber warning triangle

They’re not at all comparable, so comparing them as equivalent is just bizarre. The Duster is a much smaller car - smaller than the Karoq, which I think starts from around £21k. And the Karoq is an NCAP 5 star car versus an NCAP 3 star car. Everyone is different but safety is a compromise too far w...
by MrTrilby
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 81
Views: 5973

Re: Amber warning triangle

A Duster for £11K or a Kodiaq for £29K. I think those are the starting prices. The two are not strictly comparable cars Silverbear. He admits they’re not strictly comparable. I’m suggesting they’re not at all comparable. A comparison with the Karoq would make more sense, as that is Skoda’s “small” ...
by MrTrilby
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 81
Views: 5973

Re: Amber warning triangle

They’re not at all comparable, so comparing them as equivalent is just bizarre. The Duster is a much smaller car - smaller than the Karoq, which I think starts from around £21k. And the Karoq is an NCAP 5 star car versus an NCAP 3 star car. Everyone is different but safety is a compromise too far wh...
by MrTrilby
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: About to purchase and after your advice please...
Replies: 32
Views: 2690

Re: About to purchase and after your advice please...

The 19” wheels are pretty hard to kerb - the tyre projects out maybe an inch from the rim so they’re well protected. I wouldn’t and didn’t bother with an insurance to protect them.
by MrTrilby
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 81
Views: 5973

Re: Amber warning triangle

My kids don’t have music lessons because people like you have pushed the prices up so much. You can’t get cheap no frills basic music lessons any more :roll:

I don’t worry about it though, and I’m not shocked that you’re prepared to pay for things that you value.
by MrTrilby
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 81
Views: 5973

Re: Amber warning triangle

You're perhaps easily amazed. Different people have different priorities. Some like expensive holidays. Some like expensive hifi. Some like expensive cars. You'd probably be amazed by how much we spend on bicycles. With our last car, the value of bicycles hanging off the back were 6 times the value ...
by MrTrilby
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 81
Views: 5973

Re: Amber warning triangle

Oh that might well be true, I have not checked. I assumed your comment was in response to my comment which precedes yours about Dacia cars and why don't more manufacturers make basic cars for little money, particularly large cars. Manufacturers make cars that they think they can sell. Which would s...
by MrTrilby
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 81
Views: 5973

Re: Amber warning triangle

One person’s waste of money is another person’s sensible purchase. Given this forum is largely still for people who bought a brand new car rather than a partially depreciated second hand one, I think it’s a bit odd to be arguing over who is wasting the most money.

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