Journal #8934

Posted 1 year ago2018-05-12 16:30:16 UTC
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Got myself a new motor! My trusty old Kia Rio from 2009 packed up and I've been using my wife's car for three months. Not great. Ordered a new one in February, but was told the second week of May would likely be the earliest I would get it.
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Welp, the second week of May has arrived, and so has my new Kia Rio 2018. The difference is pretty incredible. Central locking, electric windows, bluetooth connection for my phone. I know none of this is particularly impressive by today's standards, but consider that this is moving over from a car that had wind-down windows and no air-con.
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Yeah, pretty happy bunny today.


Commented 1 year ago2018-05-12 16:42:24 UTC Comment #44162
Nice! Drive safe and without events and may the car serve you well.

I think your old car had the most basic package, otherwise it's hard to find cars after 2000 without air-con and electric windows.
What's the spec on this one? (the engine?)
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-12 16:57:00 UTC Comment #44158
My 2009 was the absolute basic model, same as the new one in fact. Times have changed it seems...

New car is only a 1248cc compared to the previous 1399, but it actually feels much more powerful.
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-12 17:20:35 UTC Comment #44164
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-12 18:06:58 UTC Comment #44159
Petroleum sadly, but efficient at least. Stop/Start when idling, lots of indicators to ensure you get the most MPG and so on.
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-13 01:49:43 UTC Comment #44165
Saw the post on twitter, but didn't really comment on it - Looks like a pretty good car, here's hoping this one lasts you at least a decade as well!
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-13 04:28:34 UTC Comment #44157
You there, fill it up with petroleum distillate, and re-vulcanize my tires, post-haste!
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-13 09:42:13 UTC Comment #44163
Btw, I recommend using FuelLog (Android app). I've been using it for just a little over a year now, trying to log in each time I fueled up the tank, and for each revision and change of parts, insurance, etc. It gives you detailed statistics and the average running costs.

Turns out running a car isn't very cheap.
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-13 13:32:14 UTC Comment #44167
"New car is only a 1248cc compared to the previous 1399, but it actually feels much more powerful."
Some factors - weight (obvious that cars of this year are lighter and faster than ever), gearbox (better ratios/more gears).

Take for example my 1997 BMW 318i E36 - I call her the PanzerWagen because of how heavy the bitch is, but compared to today's standards, this thing can take a serious RAM and still be repaired to almost a new condition. However, I saw a 2014 Honda Accord get torn apart like a sardine can... Newer cars are light weight and all sure, but they're even able to get dented when kicked by a football...

We also had a 2014 Nissan Altima - both cars were a 4 Cylinder engine, but the Altima (if I recall correctly) had 6/7 gears, one of them, but the car was so light and fragile that the little engine it had PULLED the damn thing to 0-140 kmph faster than the PanzerWagen would go, whilst my tank could only pull 200 @ about 4700 RPM on it's 4th and Final gear.

Gearboxes are AMAZING.

"Turns out running a car isn't very cheap."
No it isn't. As is smoking and other things.

Also congrats
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-13 14:14:52 UTC Comment #44160
You actually make a good point. My old Rio was much heavier than I realised. We had to winch it onto the recovery truck only to realise the back nearside wheel had seized up after three months on the driveway. Took three of us to lift the one wheel off the ground.
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-13 22:12:41 UTC Comment #44166
Always nice to get new things. Have fun with it! What are you doing with the old one?
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-14 12:17:42 UTC Comment #44161
Old one was scrapped by the dealership and knocked £2,000 off the price of the new one.
Commented 1 year ago2018-06-04 10:33:09 UTC Comment #101207
Kia die-hard huh? Nice.

I am a Honda die-hard. My first was a 1996 Accord, then a 2008 Accord, and now I drive a 2018 Civic Hatchback.

Honda for life!

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