Aygo1991

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  • in reply to: New Hyundai Tucson #140995
    Aygo1991
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    It’ll be interesting to see how many of them are leased through the scheme

    Can one find out about figures for specific models?

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: could you pass the driving test today #139449
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    I’ve had my full license since 2011 and have picked up some bad habits which can be described as minor. An acquaintance of mine is a qualified driving instructor and “assessed” me in between lockdowns 1 and 2 and said from a professional aspect, they would pass me with a few minors (driving too quickly, swerving within my lane (to avoid potholes), and distraction driving (adjusting the infotainment monitor).

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: I call my car Gazza what’s yours called? #139331
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    I switch up the name of our current X2 on occasion from Atticus to Helga and vice-versa. The CH-R was referred to as “The Spaceship” due to its design and the Evoque, ‘Matilda’.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Is your disability obvious? #139312
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Well that link doesn’t seem to work, but this video is well worth a watch. So let’s have another go ….. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=disabled+parking+space+post+it+notes&&view=detail&mid=B4098D0F5572127EB197B4098D0F5572127EB197&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Ddisabled%2Bparking%2Bspace%2Bpost%2Bit%2Bnotes%26FORM%3DHDRSC4

    Haha 😆! I understand that when one becomes angry, their IQ can drop quite substantially but this guy appears to be borderline brain dead! On another note, I couldn’t help but think about all that paper flying about and not being reuse or recycled.

    Back on topic, I’ve only ever had people stare or scowl at me until they see how slowly my Mother egresses from the car.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Mazda 3 #136752
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Thanks Aygo1991. I was rushed into hospital with Cauda Equina syndrome just before christmas and had an emergency discectomy and Laminectomy surgery, so currently still recovering from that. But I will definitely look into yoga and pilates when I am upto it

    I’m sorry to hear that, man. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: New 2022 Smart electric SUV to rival Peugeot e-2008 #136749
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Not too sure I’d feel comfortable buying a Chinese-made car, although this is down to my preconceptions and spending around £29,000 on a Smart.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Mazda 3 #136696
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Thanks, the pictures don’t do it any justice. Just a shame my sciatica is getting worse and worse which means I do struggle to get in and out of it now.

    That shade of red looks gorgeous, especially in real life! Congratulations, CovCityMan and to your son. The 3 is a superb car and is definitely underrated.

    Regular yoga and pilates can help with your sciatica. My joints feel looser and I feel “lighter”, so to speak.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136288
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    You would never chose a dacia on the mobility scheme, because you could pick one up new for 7k. Lots of monthly payment deals out there for the sander for under £150 per month.

    That’s very true, unless you’re really taking advantage of the 20,000 miles on offer.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: What Car Car of the year 2021 is… #136286
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Ridiculous when you think the Sandero is really nothing more than an old Renault Clio.

    The previous model is but the brand-new model shares the same architecture (electrical, mechanical) as the current Clio and Micra.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: New Moderator #135748
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Congratulations, Joss! 🥳

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #135217
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Thanks Aygo. That would be a strange move in the UK market, given that Seat is positioned as a budget brand here whereas VW is towards the top of the upper-mid segment. It would make sense however to combine the Tiguan and Allspace but as long as they have 5 and 7 seat options. We looked at the Allspace but discounted it as the rearmost seats (which we would never use) don’t fold flush into the floor, which made the boot space less practical than the standard Tiguan for my wife’s wheelchair. If they did an Allspace size body with 5 seats and a larger completely flat load area then I would be very interested in that.

    It would be very strange, indeed but it’s almost certain VW won’t do that.

    I would have thought that the rearmost seats would fold neatly into the floor, especially for such a recent car.

    I did consider the Tiguan Allspace, especially when it came onto the scheme for £1,749.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: BMW X1 #134895
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    I know not everyone here agrees but I have nothing but praise for our X1 (apart from the lack of map lights) now 30 months old. I had to make two long trips yesterday and today – about 350 miles in all. There was no hurry and it was mostly motorway and dual carriageway cruising at about 63 to 65 mph indicated to keep ahead of the lorries, which means about 1600 to 1700 rpm. The computer showed 50.6 mpg overall which I find staggeringly good for a heavy SUV with a 195bhp twin spool turbo engine. Even driving locally around town, it seems to average around 40 or better. It’s due to go in the summer but we are considering keeping it longer. Are there any other similar petrol cars that are as economical?

    My driving style is cross between Ms. Daisy and nutcase (90%/10%) and I always use ECO mode to maximise fuel efficiency. With that in mind, for localised driving (town, stop/start, low speed, constant braking), I’m currently achieving 43mpg after working the maths out for myself (my trip computer underestimated the true MPG). On the motorway (steady 56 – 62mph speed, cruise control active, air-con on, high speed), I’m achieving around 47mpg in my FWD, 2.0L X2 automatic petrol.

    Thats very good economy. I notice that your motorway speeds are quite low compared to most drivers. Can I just ask, when you are in ‘nutcase’ mode, do you notice a big difference in economy? 😂 The reason I ask is that my normal motorway cruising speed is around 80mph and with our Tiguan the mpg really drops when speed gets above 70 mph, whereas with all the BMW’s I have had over the years it only really starts to fall at speeds over 80mph and my 520d Auto was 10mpg better at 80 mph than the Tiguan. I have found all cars to be extremely economical at the motorway speeds you travel at, as that seems to be the optimum speed for mpg, but I’ve been disappointed at how the Tiguan mpg plummets as speeds rise.

    Occasionally, when I go above my limit and hit 85mph, I find the MPG drops by 0.5mpg increments every 2 minutes or so. But yes, as Wigwam said, SUVs and crossovers typically require more fuel to push through the air due to their huge frontal areas.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Cars you’re looking forward to come out #134894
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    The upcoming X1 will be a redesign, not a facelift. The current model is the facelift.

    I’m also looking forward to the Hyundai Tucson coming into the scheme. The remote parking feature sounds awesome!

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: BMW X1 #134818
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    I know not everyone here agrees but I have nothing but praise for our X1 (apart from the lack of map lights) now 30 months old. I had to make two long trips yesterday and today – about 350 miles in all. There was no hurry and it was mostly motorway and dual carriageway cruising at about 63 to 65 mph indicated to keep ahead of the lorries, which means about 1600 to 1700 rpm. The computer showed 50.6 mpg overall which I find staggeringly good for a heavy SUV with a 195bhp twin spool turbo engine. Even driving locally around town, it seems to average around 40 or better. It’s due to go in the summer but we are considering keeping it longer. Are there any other similar petrol cars that are as economical?

    My driving style is cross between Ms. Daisy and nutcase (90%/10%) and I always use ECO mode to maximise fuel efficiency. With that in mind, for localised driving (town, stop/start, low speed, constant braking), I’m currently achieving 43mpg after working the maths out for myself (my trip computer underestimated the true MPG). On the motorway (steady 56 – 62mph speed, cruise control active, air-con on, high speed), I’m achieving around 47mpg in my FWD, 2.0L X2 automatic petrol.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Aygo1991.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #134816
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>@Gloss Guy yep that sounds more like the rule I was trying to remember.</p> I had a call from local VW dealer yesterday. I would’ve been able to order next week. I asked about Tiguan Allspace been taken off the scheme. He did say it was due to it getting an update. Would be nice if Motability could give a simple reason like this for cars coming off the scheme then you could have a choice to wait for it to come back on or if unwilling to wait find an alternative.

    It makes sense that the Allspace would have the same facelift as the regular Tiguan, but I read in a car magazine that VW was considering replacing the Allspace with a new SUV variant that has been released recently elsewhere in the world. I’m afraid that I can’t recall any details and it might be when the next all-new Tiguan is released, whereas the latest version is just a mid life facelift.

    The initial rumour was that the Tiguan would be replaced by a simpler, less sophisticated version of a VW badged Seat Ateca, which is called the ‘Tao’ in the US. The next Tiguan, due in 2023, is expected to adopt a coupè-like appearance and become a style-led model. The Allspace would remain and become the Tiguan.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Aygo1991.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: New Mondeo to be suv style #134688
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Mondeo facelift for 2021 to be SUV based https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2021-ford-mondeo-spotted-new-crossover-bodystyle

    It will not be a facelift but a new model which may utilise the ‘Mondeo’ nameplate. While Autocar is typically reliable for industry news and rumours, occasionally they can be far off the mark. The newcomer will be a Subaru Outback-style model, similar to the Skoda Superb Scout and VW Passat Alltrack.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: are techy advances leaving people behind #134478
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    i post this from a purely personal view as when i was looking to change cars i struggled as many now have what i call touchy feely screens which i struggle to use and some required you to use a smart phone linked to them as they didnt have sat nav as standard etc. i opted for the mini countryman as it uses knobs buttons and a big dially thing. my phone is a blackberry and is used for phone calls and the odd text, it has no apps. and is turned off when in the car. how long before i wont be able to get a car i can use ?? is it just me?

    My Father is roughly the same when we received the X2 so I spent around 1.5hrs with him going through the in-car technology and educating him on them, making him more confident. He too doesn’t particularly like touchscreen and if he needs to, uses buttons and knobs. Do you have anybody who can sit down to educate you further on with the functions?

    I think there may be a time in which you might have to upgrade your mobile phone to make it more compatible with the in car infotainment system.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: New car had over inflated tyres #134442
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    I rely solely on the dealership correcting the tyre pressures when I collect the car, never checking the pressures myself. That said, I typically tend to over-inflate my tyres by 2PSI across the board for the sake of fuel efficiency.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    Aygo1991
    Participant

    The new A/P’s have killed many of my choices. Looks like a Kodiaq unless I can persuade VW to do a Sharan deal…massive A/P leap on that one.

    I don’t see why not as production of the Sharan has stopped and no direct replacement is due anytime soon.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: HAPPY NEW YEAR! #134082
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Indeed. I hope everyone reading this has a healthy, prosperous,  and productive 2021.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    Aygo1991
    Participant

    The loss of the 3-Series saloon and i3 are surprising and depressing to read and the fact that the range-topping Kia Stonic has a £3,000 AP is simply shocking!

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    Aygo1991
    Participant

    Here is a link to the Q1 2021 Volkswagen Motability brochure on the Volkswagen website https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/files/live/sites/vwuk/files/offers/Motability/motability-price-guide.pdf

    Surprised to see the T-Roc SEL 2.0L TSI 4Motion still on the scheme as it seems VW has removed the engine on its configurator.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    Aygo1991
    Participant

    The £3,600 price hike for an ageing electric car is very surprising, even more so when the ‘S’ model starts at £41,000 but the i3 does look very cool and space age.

    The i3 currently starts at £1,500, I wonder how much the new AP is.

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Kodiaq Ordered #133742
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    I went for SE, which was with my sensible head on. I couldn’t justify the extra £1400 for the SEL spec. I currently have the ford galaxy titanium x which has all the extras leather,heated seats etc but that cost £1795 3 yrs ago. The kodiaq came out then but was double that price around £3500. I though i’d wait till renewal its bound to have dropped by then, nope it has less options now. So SE at £1845 was right on budget, I don’t use the 7 seats but carry a lot of gear around day to day so still need the space.They had a vrs in racing blue on the forecourt, I think that may have swayed my colour choice … not that I’m that fussed really. I do like to have the top trim level in all my cars so this will be a chance to see if I can live without all the add ons, I’m sure I’ll miss the heated seats in winter, although only £265 but once you start adding options you can’t stop.

    The SE is a great trim-level and yes, I also remember the Kodiaq being priced at around £3,500 when it first launched on the scheme.

    The Racing Blue on the vRS looks delicious!

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

    in reply to: Kodiaq Ordered #133726
    Aygo1991
    Participant

    We went for the racing blue

    Although I haven’t seen a Kodiaq in Racing Blue, I imagine it would look awesome! You must post some pictures once it arrives. What trim-level did you specify?

    Motability cars:

    2015 RR Evoque AWD 2.0 TD4 SE Tech - written off
    2017 Toyota CH-R 1.2T Dynamic CVT AWD - written off
    2019 BMW X2 2.0L Sport

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