Off to join the holiday crowds in Cornwall soon, so today was car cleaning time. Realised I hadn’t done this since mid May! Shows how little I’ve used the car during the lock down period.
Rinse, AG Conditioner wash, AG Rapid Wax, dry, buff, AG sealer, AG wheel cleaner and AG wheel sealant, Megs tyre gel. Phew.
Vacuumed interior, treated the leather.
Even checked the engine bay, so gave that a clean as well.
8 years and 83K and it comes out very well.
Found a stone chip that had started to rust on the drivers side door frame, so treated the rust with Hammerite rust eater, then used the touch up kit to fill the hole.
No doubt covered in flies and assorted road detritus soon enough, but has to have a clean first...
After an understandable four month delay my wifes new car has finally been delivered. We went for the IPace S in Caesium Blue with ebony interior. Optional extras are; 22" wheels, active air suspension, heated/folding mirrors & seats, black exterior pack, privacy glass and powered tail gate.
Again, understandably I've had trouble arranging a home charger to be fitted and have a fitment date of 21st September.
First impressions are positive. It is very quick and the instant, continuous torque plus lack of a gear change sensation makes it feel even quicker (if that makes sense ?). The air suspension is a mandatory option with the 22" wheels, however that is probably sensible and the ride is smooth despite the size of the wheels. I think the low centre of gravity gives confidence in corners but I haven't taken it down any 'twisties' yet and so cannot vouch for it for certain. Motorway road noise is fine, again despite the wheel size and lack of an engine noise.
The only negatives...