ULEZ Expansion Planned in London August 2023

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I've a 2004 HONDA HR-V VTEC 4WD, which is compliant, carries lots of mini spares in the back too ;-)

Here's a low mileage example. The only serious rust they tend to suffer from is the rear of the sills, due to a weird plastic oversill design.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204533249968 ... R_aDwLSAYw
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kit of bits wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:21 pm So chaps
What’s a good ulez compliant car for under £5000, less than 10 years old and preferably something that can cope with high mileage?
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Not less than ten years old, but a ULEZ compliant straight-six petrol 3-series, or 5-series. Occasional E90 330i comes up at around £5k with low mileage. M Sports command more money, SEs less so.
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kit of bits wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:21 pm So chaps
What’s a good ulez compliant car for under £5000, less than 10 years old and preferably something that can cope with high mileage?
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Good luck with that.

Avoid old German crap as it will be pissing oil and coolant out in between various mechanical and electrical dramas.

The last decent BMW and Mercedes stuff was built 25 years ago.

As ever, look to Toyota/Lexus.
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I wouldn't rule out Toyota or Lexus either, but every car has its issues. Unsure about recent engines, but the only oil leak I've had on the M50 onwards straight-six BMW petrol is a rocker cover gasket.
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M50 and M52's were okay. After that they were made to run hot for emissions which cooks the rubber seals, hoses etc. Anything since then is renowned for leaks. Oil filter housing gasket, vanos solenoid seals, cam cover etc.

After that is the N Series beginning in 2001, N for Nightmare. Don't even think about N43 four cylinder petrols. :lol:
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This however is ULEZ compliant. Looks a pleasant enough thing and unlike later crap, should prove hardy - and won't lose money.

£1500. Why pay more?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/395022203853 ... _Auction=1
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ULEZ Bladerunner, got to admire this guy, especially how much he talks :lol: :lol: :lol:

If a mobile camera pops up around Hillingdon, so does he, even live streams it over TIKTOK

https://youtu.be/Cf3DU4ZWL6Y?si=a3H9NHJQ29izT_L_
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Exminiman wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:23 pm ULEZ Bladerunner, got to admire this guy, especially how much he talks :lol: :lol: :lol:

If a mobile camera pops up around Hillingdon, so does he, even live streams it over TIKTOK

Helps he`s not a small bloke, otherwise could see him getting chinned by now :lol:

https://youtu.be/Cf3DU4ZWL6Y?si=a3H9NHJQ29izT_L_
He is a very skilled wind up merchant... :lol: :lol:
Funny though how the Police can turn out to stand around watching some TfL guys scrape stickers off their ULEZ enforcement vehicle but don't bother to turn out if your house is being burgled or your car stolen in London..
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Costafortune wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:36 am This however is ULEZ compliant. Looks a pleasant enough thing and unlike later crap, should prove hardy - and won't lose money.

£1500. Why pay more?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/395022203853 ... _Auction=1
That looks like a great buy...
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Politicians, you could not make it up....!

Ukraine, desperately in need of all the help it can get from its western allies in its fight for survival against Putin’s Russia, has been denied a fleet of older vehicles that had been surrendered by Londoners hoping to escape the mayor’s punitive daily charge on those who can’t afford newer cars.
If London doesn’t want them, we could make good use of them, said Ukraine. And so it could, if only London Mayor Khan had been willing to release them. But his commitment to his beloved Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (Ulez) trumped his claimed support for the besieged eastern European country, and so the vehicles will be destroyed instead of aiding the fight against Russian expansionism.
Now we discover that while he was pontificating about the virtue of Ulez and dismissing poorer Londoners’ worries about having to pay up to £250 a month for the privilege of driving their cars, he was happy to promote an industry that is blamed for more carbon emissions than any other – in exchange for free business class transatlantic flights. “We don’t want more flights,” said the mayor in June as part of his Greta Thunberg tribute act. But a year earlier, as he prepared to take his seat in the posher seats for his flight to New York, he tweeted that United Airlines are “now flying 22 times a day from Heathrow to the US”.....
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