Wife and daughter need to get to Yorkshire - Simple?

Wife and daughter need to get to Yorkshire - Simple?

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eltax91

7,938 posts

147 months

Thursday 16th May
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Executive airport style transport. 7 series or merc mini bus. They can read and have a drink. Cost you what, £250? Depending on where in Yorkshire.

As cheap as the train

valiant

3,515 posts

101 months

Thursday 16th May
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You know, you don’t actually have to travel first class.

Scum class ain’t too bad. Most passengers do manage to shower most days and the winter has killed off 32% of all feral kids so you can slum it and save a few bob.

CharlieH89

8,111 posts

106 months

Thursday 16th May
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I see regular, awful driving on the M62 and M6 and I think 'Why are they awful drivers?'

People st themselves before they have even got in the car.

Google maps.
Move into the left lane when you can.
Take a turn off when you have to.

If they avoid travelling at peak times (so that normal drivers can avoid them) what is the big deal?

There are fewer hazards and fewer manoeuvres to perform when doing 70mph up a motorway than 30mph around London.

AJB88

3,795 posts

112 months

Thursday 16th May
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I reckon the wife has said no buses, no planes and certainly not going in the mini!


Chris32345

69 posts

3 months

Thursday 16th May
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dave-the-diver said:
Hmm. Yes, first world problem.

Wife is already pissed that I have effectively abandoned her to make her way up, so was trying to make it as comfortable as possible.

Three in the car, up to a big family wedding, and knowing my family, that will more than a Mini's worth of bags, hats, shoes, people.

Actually, maybe train is the answer,

Mind you, £270 for first class!

David
For wedding ? You staying there for a week either side?
Or two the days?
A few days all of there cloths should fit in one suitcase
If they need more tell them not to take 7 changes of clothes each
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cayman-black

7,781 posts

157 months

Thursday 16th May
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FFS can't you just call a cab?

Sheepshanks

17,018 posts

60 months

Thursday 16th May
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eltax91 said:
Executive airport style transport. 7 series or merc mini bus. They can read and have a drink. Cost you what, £250? Depending on where in Yorkshire.

As cheap as the train
Hmmm....it's usually more than that to rent those cars, never mind with a driver, and typically the daily hire rates are based on 100 miles.

Sheepshanks

17,018 posts

60 months

Thursday 16th May
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willmagrath said:
This is laughable. My girlfriend regular drives between the south and north/Scotland inner 3 cyl Peugeot 208. It has cruise and comfy seats and can do 70.
Is she old enough to have a 23yr old daughter?


Some people can do this stuff without a second thought, especially if doing it regularly. I don't think anyone should be pushed to do journeys they don't want to. After all, if absolutely anything goes wrong it'll be the OPs fault as he made her do it!

eltax91

7,938 posts

147 months

Thursday 16th May
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Sheepshanks said:
eltax91 said:
Executive airport style transport. 7 series or merc mini bus. They can read and have a drink. Cost you what, £250? Depending on where in Yorkshire.

As cheap as the train
Hmmm....it's usually more than that to rent those cars, never mind with a driver, and typically the daily hire rates are based on 100 miles.
Really? I do leicester to Heathrow regularly. Charged £150 each way, the driver has had a 7 series and an A8 and now a model s.

Mine to say Leeds is probably another £100. So surely I’m not a million miles off the mark?

daimlerv8

1,332 posts

21 months

Thursday 16th May
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'er indoors regularly drives between North Norfolk and Rotherham in 'er 02 Micra,so I fail to see the OP's problem!

laugh

Butter Face

18,447 posts

101 months

Thursday 16th May
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Ares said:
I cycle from Manchester to London in one day, every year. If you think a MINI isn't ideal, try a road bike saddle and factor in your legs are the only propulsion wink
It’s all downhill though. Going from London back up would be harder hehe

shirt

18,873 posts

142 months

Thursday 16th May
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valiant said:
You know, you don’t actually have to travel first class.
He does though. He’s got a diesel Porsche and might buy a car specifically for the journey you know

generationx

2,179 posts

46 months

Thursday 16th May
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IF this is real it’s fking ridiculous. I regularly travel Germany-UK in one of the early “new” Minis in an evening, often with a fair amount of stuff. No problem at all, eats miles, shuns petrol. OP do you do the cooking, washing up, cleaning, housework, ironing etc? And she has a Porsche Cayenne? Mrs OP needs a good talking to.

Edit to add: if your profile is to be believed then insure the daughter on the Aston instead. It’s a hatchback so practical.

Edited by generationx on Thursday 16th May 19:05

Vaud

32,063 posts

96 months

Thursday 16th May
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Fly?
Heathrow > Leeds + hire car. 2-3 services a day.

What's wrong with trains? It's a nice service (via Leeds or York). Book the quiet carriage.

Depending where in North Yorks, you could stop at York (1hr 50 from KX) and pick up a hire car. Lots of A roads and quite low stress driving (vs, say the M25)

SidewaysSi

5,280 posts

175 months

Thursday 16th May
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Just buy a new car FFS. I don't see the issue really.

Sheepshanks

17,018 posts

60 months

Thursday 16th May
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eltax91 said:
Really? I do leicester to Heathrow regularly. Charged £150 each way, the driver has had a 7 series and an A8 and now a model s.

Mine to say Leeds is probably another £100. So surely I’m not a million miles off the mark?
Leicester is smack in the middle between Leeds and Heathrow, so if it's per mile it'd be £300. Having said that, is your guy picking someone else up, or is that price for him driving back 'empty'? If empty, that's bordering on hardly making sense for the time and mileage.

Vaud

32,063 posts

96 months

Thursday 16th May
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To be fair he said North Yorkshire which could be quite a long way oop North.

Leeds is in West Yorkshire.

Haltamer

908 posts

21 months

Thursday 16th May
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
shirt said:
Haltamer said:
Done London to Yorkshire in a day quite easily in the past
a day? what were you driving, a moped?
hehe

London to Yorkshire for breakfast is easy enough.
rofl
A 1.4 _Actually_ tongue out


keirik

1,541 posts

84 months

Thursday 16th May
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This is ridiculous. I did north London to Edinburgh and back in a day, regularly driven Glasgow to Wembley, and am currently regularly driving from Essex to Rotherham to see my mum as she has cancer, hell even she drives Yorkshire to Potters Bar and she's 81!

750turbo

5,793 posts

165 months

Thursday 16th May
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Drew106 said:
SmoothCriminal said:
The one who's misses hasn't had a car serviced in 3 years but wants goodwill.
Link? This one sounds good hehe
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...