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  • in reply to: New adult disability payment Scotland #272550
    blackj
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      Yes. My wife just confirmed it is an indefinite award I was given. My mistake.

      in reply to: New adult disability payment Scotland #272545
      blackj
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        I have just looked at all my dwp letters and they only have a start date. I can’t see anything in them that says this award is only for ten years. It was Macmillan that looked at the award and said because of your condition there is no end date. It was they that said this is called a life time award as there was no end date on it. This letter from ADP is the first letter I have received with an end date.

         

         

        in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270717
        blackj
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          Using public charging ie garages would make the cost of running an ev far to expensive for me. Octopus 7.5 pence rate is the only way I can afford it. If I didn’t have a home charger it would be hybrids.

          in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270596
          blackj
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            WOW. Thank goodness I got my car last quarter.

            in reply to: Honda zr-v #269163
            blackj
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              I am very happy with zr-v. Fuel economy is excellent, getting 43 minimum with different types of runs. Only gripe is the grap handles and mobile phone. Honda system where you can only have main number working while driving. You have to keep changing when me or my wife are driving. VW system is miles better.

              in reply to: Live in Scotland? No mains gas supply? #269061
              blackj
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                The snp doesn’t help you it’s money they get from uk government to assist people in Scotland with heating.

                in reply to: ohme charger hanging off wall #269033
                blackj
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                  Contacted motabilty first and was told not our problem mate here is ohme number you have to deal with them.

                  in reply to: Live in Scotland? No mains gas supply? #269032
                  blackj
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                    Problem with air source pump is if you do not live in a modern house with up-to-date insulation you need radiators the size of a football pitch to get any heat from them.

                    in reply to: ohme charger hanging off wall #269030
                    blackj
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                      I sent pictures on Wednesday morning, they asked for them. The problem is it is such a tight fit at the charger. They have not replied as yet to my update email this morning. The cost of going to a garage to charge would be astronomical, compared to my octopus rate.

                      in reply to: ohme charger hanging off wall #269011
                      blackj
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                        It is harling over brick. Just sent an email to see if they have contacted someone to repair before it falls off. I have had to leave my cable in, which makes it vulnerable to be stolen as it can only be locked when connected to car.

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                        in reply to: Anyone had a new boiler whilst claiming benefit #268768
                        blackj
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                          We had complete central heating system fitted in Scotland two years ago free of charge. Also had Wi-Fi smoke alarms fitted as well. Warmhome Scotland carried out the work. Each home who applied where entitled to £7500 of works carried out. Also had old cavity wall removed  and up to date cavity wall insulation fitted. They also put foam under the floor for insulation. Made a massive difference to heating my home. You can apply every seven years as well to have boiler replaced.

                          in reply to: Honda zr-v #267678
                          blackj
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                            The car does slow down but not as quickly as other cars I have had over the years. I am assuming that it something to do with the electric motors that drive the wheels and the engine.

                            in reply to: Honda zr-v #267654
                            blackj
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                              I’m getting grief from my wife. I did not notice when I viewed and test drive the zr that there was no roof grab handles. She has difficulty getting out of the car and the grab handles were a great help. She keeps reaching for them and there not there. She says she would never had let me lease this car if she had known they did not have any.

                              in reply to: Honda zr-v #264911
                              blackj
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                                Just worked out why I couldn’t lock the car with fob. My wife leaves her handbag hidden in car when we go a walk, and guess what the spare key is in her bag without telling me she has it doh!

                                in reply to: Honda zr-v #263075
                                blackj
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                                  Oh dear, my remote locking is playing up car won’t lock. Its when I use the boot. I close the electric boot and close with button on boot lid As I walk away and press fob car doesn’t lock. I hear three beeps. I check all doors and boot. All locked try again and again, same thing. The first time it happened I went really close to back window hey presto it worked. So it happened again today. It just wouldn’t lock. Walked back and held fob 1 inch from back window and it locked no problem. Suspect something to do with electric boot.  I double checked both times nothing caught in boot. Calling dealer tomorrow. I noticed on forums CRV has had issues with this. I wise man once told me always wait a year till you buy a new model. Gives them time to sort issues out.

                                  in reply to: Honda zr-v #261272
                                  blackj
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                                    MPG is still good still getting in forties.

                                    in reply to: Honda zr-v #260412
                                    blackj
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                                      Once you are aware it doesn’t decelerate like a normal combustion engine it’s fine.

                                      in reply to: Honda zr-v #260386
                                      blackj
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                                        Cruise was on but I had applied brake to deactivate well in advance of roundabout

                                        in reply to: Honda zr-v #260383
                                        blackj
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                                          Have other owners noticed when you are doing 70mph on dual carriageway and approaching a roundabout you take your foot off the the gas the car doesn’t reduce speed. I have had to apply brakes quite sharpish. Must be the type of engine, you get used to it but beware when you first get the car. The deceleration is practically nil.

                                          in reply to: Honda zr-v #260044
                                          blackj
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                                            Always in eco. mpg the name of the game. Engine not fully run in 43mpg mixed roads

                                            in reply to: Honda zr-v #260039
                                            blackj
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                                              Unfortunately not. It is slightly quieter at 70. Its between 40 and 60 that it’s noisy.

                                              in reply to: Honda zr-v #260034
                                              blackj
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                                                Dunlop 18in on mine

                                                in reply to: Honda zr-v #260029
                                                blackj
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                                                  Can anybody answer. The Honda ZR can load multiple mobiles but you have to select priority. Me as the driver has this set, but when my wife gets a call in the passenger seat it does not get picked up by the car. All my previous cars it picked up whoever was called. Its a bit inconvenient having to change users depending who is driving. Can you set it like my other cars?

                                                  in reply to: Honda zr-v #260026
                                                  blackj
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                                                    Noise starts anything above 40mph

                                                    in reply to: Honda zr-v #260023
                                                    blackj
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                                                      I’ve just had a 100mile trip. Road noise is quite excessive. Tried turning the radio up to drown it out. Hope I am not going to regret ordering this car. To me its tyre noise I am hearing. Wonder if different tyres would help 

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