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  • in reply to: Flu and pneumonia jab #127041
    alan1302
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    If anyone wants one you can pay around £10 from your local pharmacist

    in reply to: Flu and pneumonia jab #126907
    alan1302
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    The way things are in Hamilton I think I will be giving the flu jab a miss this year ☹️

    You just drive to go where the jabs taking place, have it done and drive home – don’t see where there is much risk there especially if you wear a mask and keep your hands clean.

    in reply to: Driverless taxis to be available in Phoenix ‘in weeks’ #126557
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    If there is “no hygiene” there will be nothing to stop covid spreading. So I’m sure procedures will be put in place to ensure this is not the case. I am convinced there will be scientists all over the world looking for materials that viruses can’t survive on and once they find one it will be fast tracked into taxis, ambulance etc ASAP. What are the procedures for taxis just now, does anyone know?

     

    Surfaces viruses can’t survive on already exist – you often see it in things like chopping boards and the plastic used to make hand dryers.

    in reply to: What’s your wait times #126556
    alan1302
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    Just come back from Seat Dealer ordered a Black metallic Seat Ateca 2.0tsi 190bhp DSG 4 Drive on leaving he told us that he just checked the delivery time and the 190’s are delayed and looking at a March 2021 delivery.I have to say I was taken aback.5 months !!!

    Seems very common at the moment – we are picking up our new car on Monday which we have waited 3 months for but if it was ordered now it would be at least 6 months.

    Surprised they did not check stock and delivery times at the start rather than just as you were leaving.

    in reply to: Been to Toyota dealer today #126409
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    Wow yes the pan roof looks nice no prices in the brochure

    That panoramic roof on the new Yaris is £495. Not too bad at all. You only live once!

    Never seen the appeal of a panoramic roof – won’t it get hot when the sun shines on it like a greenhouse?

    in reply to: Interesting news from Jaguar. #126408
    alan1302
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    Jaguars and Land Rovers on Motability will be political.

    What is political about it?  There are already premium makes Audi/BMW/Mercedes on the scheme – what makes JLR any different?

    in reply to: Less and less choice for u25s. #126283
    alan1302
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    Try and look for a automatic with a taller seat long leg and under 25 just one vehicle Ford Kuga huge thing and couple grand if Fords remove that there’s zero choice

    Citroen Berlingo/Vauxhall Combo Life?

    in reply to: Big Boot – Low AP #126282
    alan1302
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    The huge boot sector has been destroyed by the Ford Tourneo Connect and the Peugeot Rifter being removed from the Scheme, the Citroen Berlingo has increased by £1500 AP since the Covid break. Thankfully the Vauxhall Combo Life has survived and still offers good pricing, starting at £99 for a manual and £699 auto. If applying for a grant this is the car they will more than likely point you towards.

    I believe the Tourneo Connect has been taken off as Ford are not able to supply any into the UK until well into next year.

    The Vauxhall Combo Life is on a 6 month wait list as well at the moment.

    in reply to: All the gear 😏 #126082
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    I think thats unfair to suggest disabled drivers are any worse at parking that able body people. Yes they may take a little longer to get in and out of a space but personally ive not seen any really bad ones.

    Have seen plenty of bad parking in disabled bays – have seen plenty in all the other bays as well.

    Being a poor driver does not come down to if some is disabled or not – it’s just that some people just can’t be bothered to drive properly or learn how to do it better.  Think a lot of people think they are much better at driving than they actually are as well.

    Would be quite interesting for people to have to retake their test every 10 years or so!

    in reply to: What’s your wait times #126081
    alan1302
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    If it’s in stock it’s very different from having to wait for one o be built at the factory.

    in reply to: kia Soul Electric #124046
    alan1302
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    The car will be suitable for us about 95% of the time. The only time when it probably won’t be big enough is when our nephew’s come to visit and we all want to go out for the day. But they only come 2 or 3 times a year, so we will probably explore a roof box for those occasions.

    Is it just me or did anyone else think you were going to put the nephew in the roof box?  LOL

    Sounds like a very nice car and good that they are starting to appear on the Motability scheme.  The electric Vauxhall Corsa is available as well now.

    in reply to: 2 motability cars? #124041
    alan1302
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    Exactly strongmum, it always amazes me that they don’t think about it from that point of view at all!

    A lot of people don’t care about anyone else other than themselves and when they see someone getting a ‘free’ car they are put out and think things are unfair.

    in reply to: Is the Electric car just a stopgap? #124040
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    Hydrogen can be created from electrolysis and i seen vids of ppl in america running diy kits, but they The powers at play do not want us running cars on water/ H2O as they won’t be able to charge us for the energy, whatever it is.. It is very intresting.

    It’s not true that the ‘powers to be’ don’t want people running cars on water.  If people can make a car that ran on water they would make a fortune out of it- it’s just not possible at the moment.  The government would just increase your road tax to claw the money back from the lost revenue from petrol/diesel costs.

    in reply to: 2 motability cars? #123972
    alan1302
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    Just reply and tell them they are more than happy to take the car off you if they will take your disability with them as well!

    in reply to: Is the Electric car just a stopgap? #123960
    alan1302
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    That is about plug-in hybrids – not full electric cars.

    The issue with Hydrogen vehicles is that the technology is not quite where it needs to be to come to the mass market.  I think short term it will be electric cars for people whilst commercial will stay diesel, then commercial will start moving to Hydrogen power…after that I am not so sure.

    in reply to: Ask Motability when the Tesla 3 is coming on the scheme. #122885
    alan1302
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    The mainstream fossil manufacturers won’t introduce mainstream EVs unless they are hit with fines/quote] That’s not true – plenty of mainstream cars out and coming in the future as well. Most major manufacturers have them in the works and are spending billions of $ developing them.

    The current situation in the EU is that manufacturers are fined Euro95 for every g/km over 95g/km, so, for the mentioned petrol Astra with 115g/km the fine would be around £1700 currently. An offset of two cars worth is available for every car with less than 50g/km produced, that falls to every 1.67 cars in 2021. The fines are already here, and that’s exactly why these companies are finally releasing the EVs. These manufacturers have been lobbying to have these fines deferred due to COVID, as if a virus has caused the problems they have created.

    The manufacturers are introducing electric models everywhere – in the EU countries as well as round the rest of the world.  The EU fines may be seen as pushing them to do it quicker but any money having to be spent on the fine just end up on the cost of the car they sell to the customer.

    They want the fines deferred due to COVID because it has had a huge affect on car sales and having to give money over to the EU rather than keeping money in the business is much better for them.

    in reply to: Yikes, everything seems so expensive! #123068
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    “It’s possible that deliveries of some new cars will be delayed. Others may simply not be available for the foreseeable future. And prices of other cars may, sadly, have to rise and this is likely to continue over the coming months.” I think that flys in the face of the current promotions being run by many of the manufacturers from Dacia to BMW.Cash backs, payment holidays and discounts. How come Motability lose out on all these deals then or do they want to keep up their profits margin and Bank a few more millions at the expense of us on the highly inflated APs on some Cars.They are one of the biggest leasing Companies in Europe, they have bargaining power so use it for us ,that’s what you were created for not for huge profits and inflated Executive Salaries.

    Compared to what you would pay for the car not using Motability though is much higher – so not sure what you mean – How much would say a BMW 3 series cost direct from BMW when you include servicing/insurance/road tax as well as your month payment to them?

    in reply to: Honda Civic gone. Decent SEAT Arona gone. #122924
    alan1302
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    I think we have to be careful blaming Motability when a car goes or when only the 1.0 variant is on. It could easily be the manufacturer at fault too. Imagine if that’s the model not selling & they have a pile of them so they pull all the other models & just sell the ones they want shot of. Motability have their faults but I suspect manufacturers are manipulating things for their own ends too

    They will certainly be doing that – they sell Motability cars at lower profit margins so will only sell what they want to shift quicker.  If it is a model that sells well then is less incentive to provide it on Motability.

    in reply to: Consultation begins on banning pavement parking in England #122923
    alan1302
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    I always thought parking on the pavement was banned – just tended not to be enforced.

    alan1302
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    reduced speed limits on the roads into london to 50 mph from 70 mph. I could not get to all the garages that i could do before. Say i worked a 12hr shift and 8 hrs of that was driving. 8hrs x 20 mph = I cannot get to a day anymore and that comes at a huge cost to the ecomomy.

    That’s assuming you can drive at 70mph all the time – which often you can’t.

    in reply to: Running in first miles #122894
    alan1302
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    I do think there is tech out there that is surpressed as it will open up free endless fuel for us the consumer but what good is that to the powers in charge.

    Sounds like you have been on one too many conspiracy websites – although that is what solar power gives you…just can’t get enough power from solar to power cars properly based on current tech.  A company that could create a cheap/free to use and easy fuel supply would make a fortune – it’s certainly not something that would be suppressed.

    The hydro power station makes power during the day when it’s needed and then pumps it back to the top using power from the grid to get it back up there at night when it does not need to be generating – it’s certainly not free power.

    in reply to: Tiguan scratches on boot bumper #122887
    alan1302
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    the car is only 17 months old and I feel ashamed because of it but I have abad back to lift things in to it

    Things like this happen – nothing to be ashamed about, especially if you have a bad back.  As poster says above just get a boot protector or you can get stick on bumper protectors.   Have one on my car and it’s helped a lot.

    in reply to: Ask Motability when the Tesla 3 is coming on the scheme. #122886
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    Or some are just removing the cars totally from the eu market place. To avoid the fines. Honda is pulling production from the eu Totally. We was meant to go to euro disney this year was booked as a treat for my daughters from granny for xmas, but because of covid has been cancelled for now. But anyhow we was gonna go to paris as we was so close looked into it. You need a sticker which costs just over 3 euros plus postage and lasts till it’s no longer viewable or the car is no longer viable.. Where as in the uk to drive into central london What is the cost, The Congestion Charge is a £15 daily charge if you drive within the Congestion Charge zone 07:00-22:00, every day, except Christmas Day (25 December). We as a nation are being taken for idiots imo over other countries. Rip off britain and this is my issue as well, with it all. They pricing pll off the roads. Cars that people bought in good faith are then ripped off again and again, next year the zone expands to all of london vitrually and it’s coming to all other cities & major towns. yep we as BB holders are exempt but for how long.

    Honda are pulling out of production in the UK as there sales are not high enough to support the production here.  They have a lot of spare manufacturing in their other factories round the world so just using those – especially since Japan has a trade deal with the EU so can ship cars in from their Japanese factories easily.

    How would you deal with the congestion in large cities and towns if you don’t like the Congestion Charge ideas?

    in reply to: Yikes, everything seems so expensive! #122870
    alan1302
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    Good point I guess they all drive very similar too, you don’t see many combo life’s on the road. Well I haven’t and I have a main dealer around 1/2 a mile away. Is that auto or manual you’ve got on order. How long ago did you order it.

    There is only one I have seen locally and we have a nearby dealer as well.

    It’s the manual we are getting and ordered 5 weeks ago – should get it in at end of September

    in reply to: Yikes, everything seems so expensive! #122841
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    Alan what made you pick the Vauxhall over the Peugeot or Citroen.

    It came down to the AP costs – the Combo Life was £0 and for a similar spec and engine the Peugeot was £699 and Citroen £1,145.

    Could not justify spending that much more on what is essentially the same car.

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