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ArthurK

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  1. I don't understand the whole negativity towards EVs. They aren't perfect when it comes to infrastructure yet but it will come and will happen. The range is approaching inter city travel distances and will be more realistic as battery chemistry improves. It's called progress and its no different to going from air cooled to water cooled, from NA to turbo. There are going to be multiple views pros and cons. Whilst they can still have ICE I believe the 911 will have one in some shape or form complimented by electric propulsion. I can tell you now that I wouldn't hesitate in picking up an EV as a daily driver. During summer we export over 100kwh back to the grid per day. With a 400V DC system we could super charge most EVs. It's better I use it than give it to them for half the price I buy it back for. I don't subscribe to the beliefs of Musk or Tesla but would love a Taycan when it's released. I truly believe the major car companies will squash him when they all start releasing their products.
  2. thanks for the feedback everyone. I will look further into the recommendations above. Jim I will drop you a PM.
  3. sleazius - I enjoy cleaning cars but I dont need to wash or clean the car every time it goes out or gets wet. I just dislike stone chips and they do my head in. I do understand the implication of a precut kit as the film doesnt go all the way to the edge and in some instances doesnt wrap all the way around a panel and that could do my head in too.I would love to know how well these leading edges stand up to "cleanliness". Its great when the film is new but like the rear stone guards you can see them when they get dirty. TwoHeadsTas - Funny you should mention them as my mate is actually looking at them doing some highlights for him on his C63S. I havent made contact with them might just do so. At the end of the day it comes down to quality of install not price as i hazard a guess they will all be roughly the same. If anyone has done a full wrap, how do they do the doors? How do they get around the issue of mirrors?
  4. I have gone through the forum and have read a number of posts regarding the various films and installers. I have narrowed it down to two installers, one I know and was going to use on my 991 before going to Singapore so I already have comfort with their work. The second is one I stumbled across by accident when I was picking up some detailing supplies. When I was in there, they had just finished off a red GT3RS, Panamera and was working on a CLA45 with an M2 Competition waiting in the wings for them to weave their magic on and their lead times are mid July. The installer in question is Prime Finish and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them. The first installer I looked at is a forum favourite in Invisible Car Bra. Both installers are within $500 of each other (surprisingly the price has virtually doubled in 6 years between my '13 and '19). Any information or insights would be great. Prime finish even showed me the ceramic coating for Xpel Ultimate, so anyone with PPF and their maintenance regime would be great if you can chime in too. Thanks Arthur
  5. Its always been my understanding that if I buy a $200,000 car depreciate it over 4 years @ 22.5% per year I am up for the complete tax credit repayment because the car is still worth more than the $57K depreciation limit if I sell it for say $130,000. If this is not correct then happy to be re-educated. The net result in the end is a very small portion of tax savings vs the depreciation of the actual car. Yes its nothing to be sneezed at over the life of the car and can take some of the hurt away but tax deducting a $80 / $160 / $300K car will not save you tens of thousands in tax per year - at best its 27.5% of the deduction. It is a cynical approach on my behalf but the headaches created sometimes arent worth it. For someone to be dropping Porsche money on cars, the last thing they are thinking about is fuel costs and how much tax they are going to save. BUT if you can get some money back, its better than nothing and more power to the ones who have managed to play the system to full effect - I'm all for it. EDIT: What I am totally clueless on is FBT and the impact on the business / employee. I know when my wife was working in the corporate world her PAYG summary had an FBT figure greater than $10K what does that mean to the business? I assume they paid that to the ATO which then negates all deductible benefits if you own the business?
  6. From my personal experience over the last 28 years of running a business and deducting car expenses you have it pretty much summed up correctly. Either that or my accountant has ballsed it up over this period. I have no interest in claiming expenses that will need to be paid back down the track and thus don't deduct my 911 expenses. It's bad enough the asset depreciated and to add insult to injury you need to pay the tax man back all of the claim and the perceived benefit. No thanks. Owning a 911 is a first wold problem making a minor saving on tax won't make or break the amount of tax paid. The savings are insignificant. Say you have 20k of depreciation and expenses you are saving 6k a year on tax. I'm sure there are ways to get around it but the structural costs might outweigh the benefits. Ps I even talked to my accountant about setting up a car hire business that buys exotics and I rent a car through this business but the hire business is still restricted by the depreciation issues. The only way this will work is if the depreciating asset is worth $0 in the end. A bit hard to do this on a new Ferrari, Lamborghini Porsche or McLaren etc that might be held for 3 years. Happy to be shot down if all of the above is wrong or there are ways to play the system
  7. Once the wife grows sick of her macan this will replace it. If we were ordering in 12 months it would have been a Taycan and not a Macan S. Its sister car the Audi GT will also be on the radar.
  8. After over a 4 year absence and to make matters worse driving a Captiva whilst living in Singapore for 2.5 years have finally pulled the trigger on a lightly used 911.2 MY18 GTS in Crayon. So good to be behind the wheel of a 911 again. Have done a few track days in my heavily modified SSV Redline but just cannot get comfortable on the track. I'm sure this will solve that problem.
  9. Clearly owns a gun though! Who the hells keeps a hand gun in their tool box?!
  10. Who knows when this was taken it could be Sunday and parking is allowed. Haven't seen that car in Brighton before anyone know whose it is Probably getting burgers from Royale brothers.
  11. I like that Have a look at these babies as well www.vrx.ca when we were in London, Harrods had one setup and my girls had a go on them - mighty impressive
  12. Hey Coastr, what happened with the encrypted files? I assume you got hit the crypto virus? Might be a scam but the virus is ruthless if not taken care of properly
  13. And this is how urban myths start............................. Not defending the Captiva, its our daily drive in Singapore (no option in this - wanted an Insignia but none available at the time - 991 wouldnt be viable). I personally dont like them and their reputation isnt the best. I would be writing to the MD of Holden expressing your "disappointment" dont just let the dealer handle this. Oh maybe take it up with Joanne Markham too, Director of Warranty and Quality, especially if the car has been maintained and serviced by a dealer.
  14. Have you engaged your insurance company to take of this or done it on your own? I would have thought you would have given it to your insurer to handle and you wouldnt have to pay excess as the other party took responsibility for the accident. I wouldnt take the short fall. Take it up with your insurance company and see if they are willing to help out if you havent given them the heads up already. The other insurer is trying to win both ways, they just dont care who pays the excess so why should you be the bunny that does.
  15. Try this: If you have used track changes: Have you clicked “accepted all changes” that should remove the existing mark-ups In 2013 there should also be a delete drop down box and “delete all comments in Document” If mark-ups start up on every file when word opens Go to File > Options > Trust Centre > Trust Centre Options > Privacy Options. Clear the checkbox for "Make hidden mark-up visible when opening or saving". If this doesnt fix it let me know and I will go back to my guys

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