Time for my DS to go

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Time for my DS to go

Post by Les » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:56 am

Sad to have sold my DS, it is the best car I have owned, beautiful to look at and great to drive. I purchased it in 2015 a year before I retired intending to keep it for five years and then replacing, with something to see out my last few years of driving.
As I live quite near to London I feel the Mayors scheme for ultra low emmisons will see thousands of diesels for sale soon in this area, if you can sell them. I agree we need to work on emmisions but not the way he has done it and I think lots of ordinary working folk are going to suffer really badly once they realise.
I have therefore decided to downsize now and then wait a couple of years to see what position the motor industry is in then.
I sold the DS for 22200.00 after paying 49300.00 in 2015 and have purchased an ex demo Ford Kuga petrol auto ST Line - X which arrives in a couple of weeks. Nowhere near the same drive as my DS but has more bits on it than the DS.
If it’s ok I will still loiter on the forum as I enjoy lots of the comments, info and banter.
Will also list the bits like the skinny spare, Jack, mats etc to sell in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by The Highlander » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:03 am

It’s a very sad tale. The residues are very poor when you consider the price you paid for it, what can you say? I know you don’t buy a car for an investment, but one of the perks of owning a LR used to be the good price you got when you sold it on.


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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by Chippy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 am

Hello Les, your decision is completely understandable albeit unnecessary if we really consider all the fuss made about the Diesel engine of late.

I know a couple of fellow caravaners who drive the Kuga (Diesel) and are all well pleased with it.

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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by Les » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 am

Thanks Chippy,
I would still prefer a diesel now, but think the bad press even though unfounded will ruin the residual prices.
I don’t drive very many miles now so perhaps the petrol is the best option.
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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by Les » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:31 am

It’s true what you say Highlander, but the loss of the cash is just one of those things. I have really enjoyed the time I have had it, so it has been worth it. I paid cash for it from my Company before I retired so it doesn’t feel quite as bad.
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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by Badgerface » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:19 am

Completely understand Les, the nazi running the political puppet show in town has wrecked it for the average driver. He won't be satisfied until we are all back in a horse and cart...and even then he will most likely come up with a Dung Tax.....it was one of the main reasons I moved up here (well, that and the North Circular every day!)

Good luck with the Kuga....look at it as a short-term solution for now...
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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by Barnsh » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:10 pm

Completely understandable , a glut of diesels on forecourts ( or even dispersed just outside Liondon) may well happen.

Please do loiter on the forum and pop back and give us a pros and cons in the off topic area for your new car.
It’s always good to hear what former DS owners have moved to and their thoughts.

Best of luck in the new one!
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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by Past master » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:00 pm

As it stands at present, Euro6 diesels are OK, so the Ingenium shouldn't be affected (yet). But will no doubt suffer by association.
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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by HmmmUK » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 pm

Looking back on posts I believe Les has a 2.2L Euro 5 - so will be subject to ULEZ in April 2019.

More info and vehicle checker here from TfL: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra- ... ssion-zone
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Re: Time for my DS to go

Post by Past master » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm

Yes, I was just making a general comment regarding the diesel situation.
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