Motor Show London 2008

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Motor Show London 2008

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Is anyone planning on going to the Motorshow at the Excel center in London.

I went last year and it was really good.

Is Fiat going to have a stand this year, as im not sure if i went to it last year.

I hope they have the taster test drives again because that was really good fun :D
 
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Ive already got it all planned LOL.

Probably will all go to pot till about 1 month beforehand though :confused: .

Going to drive down this time though me thinks and stay with either some relatives or family friends, or a nice hotel a fair few miles away from London.

When i went with my friend last year, it cost us both £60 for the train, then about £90 for the hotel each (for 2 nights). It was the travel in place near the International Airport, and it was so noisy, it was also very warm and stuffy as the air conditioning wasnt working :bang: .

We also had to take the tube across London from Kings Cross and it took about 2 hours because we travelled in rush hour.
 
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You lucky thing.

My friend (who has passed his test, doesnt own a car - uses his mums, and never drives whernever we go out). Has suggested that we set off to the motorshow at like 4 in the morning to get to London for about 8.30ish in time (we have to make a few pickups on the way, and i live in North Yorks). And then once finished at the motorshow, which finishes at about 9ish if like last time, i then drive back again. This is because it would save him money :confused: .

I told him that i wont enjoy the motorshow that much knowing that i will have to drive the 3-4 hours back. And i will be knackered from having walked around all day .
 
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Hes a poor student though, but i told him if he puts away even just £5 a week that he wud spend on booze or summat then that will all add up to a decentish hotel. I dont mind paying for fuel as i might do a work errand as well and get it all paid for as we have an office near there.

But i told him that im not prepared to stay up nearly 24 hours and drive 400ish miles and walk about 20 miles round the m-show
 

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If your planning now, why not see about a super advance train fare? Normally very cheap when purchased early!

Result; no hotel needed, won't be knackered from driving and usually cost wise works out similar and even better against cost of filling the car back up.
 
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If i do a few work miles i get about 40p a mile (i have business insurance on my policy before u ask). I want to take my car though as it will be nicer. There might not just be my friend and i though, there could be 2 others.

I dont really like trains because they are to boring and unreliable. And i know that you might say my car could be unreliable, but i trust it a lot more then the trains i have been on. The last 3 trips ending in either bus journeys, or a 1hour wait for my um to pick me up.

Also the nearest major train station to me is york, which is 24 miles way then ive gotta pay for parking.
 
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That sounds like a good idea lol. I might have a look around see what there is.

Somewhere nice with air conditioning or ceiling fans in the room to keep us cool (y)
 
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