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  • in reply to: Why are EVs more expensive? #143079
    alan1302
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    Investment in new cars is not cheap and that needs to be accounted for as well.

    in reply to: Star ratings for scooters ? #139185
    alan1302
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    It won’t be about how much the seats can be used when the scooter is in the car as that would depend entirely on the car.

    Might be worth dropping them an email to explain what the stars are for.

    in reply to: Is your disability obvious? #139183
    alan1302
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    How pathetic people must be to have to want someone to prove they are disabled. Anyone who said this to me is welcome to my “free car” and a lifetime of pain and depression.

    There are some sad pathetic people about sadly.

    alan1302
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    And if you were caught on dashcam swerving into another lane and forcing another car to take violent avoiding action and that footage was then sent to the police (even though you had to make that manoeuvre to avoid someone who pulled out on you but the footage missed that part) you would be happy with the penalty and fine/points etc then?

    That assumes that you would get fine/points of course.

    Why would the footage have missed it?  The car is behind.

    alan1302
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    What the writer of the article also failed to mention is that Nissan (and other e-vehicle manufacturers) don’t actually have a lot of choice in this if they want to continue to sell cars to the EU. The whole of the EU is adopting the same measures. Additional background information: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/03/uk-carmakers-have-three-years-to-source-local-electric-car-batteries

    It was not mentioned as it’s not really what the article is about – Nissan could have stopped making cars in the UK and just made them elsewhere in the EU or elsewhere but they have chosen to stay which is very good.

    in reply to: SINCE THE WITCH HUNT DAILY MAIL DAYS #137447
    alan1302
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    Cars have become much heavier so need more power to shift them. Places I want to have power – accelerating onto a congested motorway where everyone is doing 70+ in all lanes, accelerating out of danger when a lorry decides to change lanes into the space I’m occupying . Both experienced recently…

    But do you need more than 200bhp to drive safely?  In my opinion, no, you don’t.

    My car is a Vauxhall Combo Life so bigger/heavier than most cars on the road and it has 130 bhp – that is more than enough to keep up with traffic, pull out quickly from junctions and get out of any trouble that there maybe with a lorry etc pulling out.

    130bhp is the highest power output and the van version of the car I think even has an 85bhp power which is enough to shift a van with a full loads of around 1 ton.

     

    in reply to: Caddy maxi life #137446
    alan1302
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    Don’t know if it will be back but expect it was taken off as a new model is on its way

    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136656
    alan1302
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    my wife has a SEAT Ibiza if you lift the bonnet on all three may of the parts have VW stamped on them because the cars are all in reality Volkswagen’s. What’s the betting Dacia parts have Renault stamped on them?

    Almost guaranteed to have Renault parts as they tend to be based on the older mechanicals to keeps costs down as well as making them more reliable as they are a known quantity.

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    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136655
    alan1302
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    I’ve never driven a Dacia and don’t know anyone who owns one in fact I’ve never saw one on the road around here but I understand they are sold at Renault dealers ?

    Maybe it’s just very posh where you live?  🙂

    in reply to: The best US president in history #136654
    alan1302
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    what happned on wEednesday

    This coming Wednesday – Joe Biden becomes president of the USA

    in reply to: The best US president in history #136549
    alan1302
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    There was no war, same Trump had no war.

    • This reply was modified 8 months ago by alan1302.
    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136547
    alan1302
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    I think because in the eyes of joe bloggs they expect us to have a car like that and for many younger disabled people that alone can put them off as its not seen as cool or even good looking. it does for me anyway

    Don’t need to be disabled to think that or young…a lot of people are very much about looks rather than anything else.  The manufacturers know it as well which is why they charge a lot more for anything that makes a car look ‘better’

    in reply to: BMW X2 M Mesh Edition on sale now priced from £34,510 #136546
    alan1302
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    Scraping the barrel to make a car with a mesh grill as something special!

    in reply to: The best US president in history #136545
    alan1302
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    The US foreign policy under Trump was to isolate Iran and avoiding going to war again. .

    Did Obama not manage that as well?

    in reply to: Don’t know what to do re 7 seater #136497
    alan1302
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    Get the Vivaro – same size as a transit van so not huge – stop worrying about what age you are and what you drive…enjoy the trips out.

     

    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136495
    alan1302
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    BMW 320i. I do like the look of the new Vivaro which I’m sure will be a big seller on the scheme.

    Always surprised how little cars like the Vivaro or the Berlingo get mentioned on this site – thought there would be more talk of them as they are very practical type cars especially when having to lug wheelchairs/scooters/equipment etc.

    in reply to: Cheap wind power? #136493
    alan1302
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    I seem to have lost track of what it is that you claim individuals have less resources/money to invest in. My only arguement is if wind power is such a good idea, it would not require millions of tax payers money to provide it. The private sector would see a profit and invest its own money.

    Less resources/money to invest in wind generation.

    Wind generation is a long term investment – and long term investments  often needs government money rather than waiting for a private company looking at long term gains.  Also as far as wind generation goes a lot of private money is being spent on it.

    Following the private sector we went down the oil route for fuel…which long term is not good environmentally so just looking for private investment does not always work well.

    in reply to: Seat 190ps Ateca #136489
    alan1302
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    Ordered one in October last year for March delivery….looks like it will never see the light of day.Why take orders when you know your never going to produce them😡

    Expect they didn’t know they were not going to produce one.

    Does op mean they are no longer being made or just taken off Motability?

    in reply to: Cheap wind power? #136488
    alan1302
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    You initial post is more about what generation is required when there is no wind power and the cost of it.

    I’ve never said individuals would bring it either – I said you need government to push it but you said you don’t like governments being involved in things like that and I said why I think they are needed.

    in reply to: Cheap wind power? #136485
    alan1302
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    Individuals usually have less money/resources to invest than governments so takes longer.  So wait longer to change from non-renewables to renewables – which is what we have been talking about.

    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136484
    alan1302
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    Just when you thought 2021 could not get anyworse… We now have a Sandero as car of the year in January and we thought 2020 was bad.

    What’s wrong with a decent/well built car that does everything a car needs to do at a very good price?

    Just out of interest what do you drive?

    Vauxhall Combo Life – and you?

    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136474
    alan1302
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    The owner reviews give it a 3 star rating so not brilliant from those who have lived with the car, but as WMC says each to their own.

    Is the car not on sale from February so there won’t be any owner reviews yet?  Just going from what I waa reading on AutoExpress website.

    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136473
    alan1302
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    But Alan please don’t take this the wrong but a lot of people wouldn’t be seen dead in it

    I know  – but don’t think that should stop it from winning an award.

    People that would not be seen dead in are (being polite) silly

    in reply to: The best US president in history #136472
    alan1302
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    Done pretty well on the US economy and the Middle East, surely? Unlike Obama.

    US economy was improving a lot under Obama – he took on the US after a massive  recession.

    Don’t think Trump has done well with Iran at all.  Not sure of any other improvements there that he would have had dealings with.

    in reply to: Cheap wind power? #136471
    alan1302
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    Regrettably, governments don’t hint at the way forward so much as drive the way forward using taxpayers money to promote their own political agenda. Nothing new there…

    If governments don’t do it then we would need to wait until individuals come along to try and turn the tide but that will take longer.

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