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  • in reply to: Next-gen Volkswagens to get smarter and more comfortable #170383
    ChrisK
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    All this of course depends on if they can get the chips or not. 😁

    ChrisK
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    And they cheated.

    Stellantis cars believed to have used defeat devices.

    Citroen C4 1.6 BlueHDi believed to use thermal window and hot start cheat devices

    Peugeot 5008 1.6 BlueHDi alleged to use defeat devices.

    Vauxhall Mokka 1.6 CDTi believed to use thermal window and hot start cheat devices.

    Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi alleged to use defeat devices.

    Other manufactures beside VW suspected or known to use defeat devices are BMW, Dacia, Fiat, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, KIA, Mazda, Mercedes, Ford, Nissan, Range Rover, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo and of course the one that actually got caught, Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda, Porsche.

     

    Source Motoring Research.

    in reply to: How many cars on the scheme by end of day/tomorrow morning? #170371
    ChrisK
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    If we take away the VW iD3. iD4 and Tiguans plus the Skoda Kodiaqs that would give us a sum of 996.

    If rumours come true my guess there will be some Seats going too to subtract from the 996.😢

    in reply to: Kodiaq to be removed TODAY. #170370
    ChrisK
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    Sorry werong thread

    ChrisK
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    I’ve been driving for 48 year and I’ve never got stuck in snow, never ever had Winter tyres and never ever had 4 wheel drive.

    Just have to assume a lot of folks don’t or have forgotten how to drive these days.🤷‍♂️😊

    in reply to: VW REMOVING ID3 ID4 AND ALL TIGUAN #170202
    ChrisK
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    We’re just biding time fwippers until Tuesday to see if the 1021 cars available on Motability today goes down into a triple figure number with all the VW’s being removed Tuesday.

    ChrisK
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    Sorry Paul your right and I’ve made a mistake or should I say my memory has but now I’ve manage to dig out my old PIP paperwork given as proof of entitlement and where I get the 10 year entitlement date from and this I correct now as it doesn’t say “indefinite”.

    What it does say is “from November 2017 for an ongoing period”…

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    “Although PIP has been awarded, you’ll only be entitle if you continue to meet the conditions of benefit. We’ll contact you after September 2027 to make sure you’re receiving the right level of PIP”.

     

    I’ve not bothered to find the notes from the tribunal but there in my files somewhere as a reminder to myself in 2027.

    ChrisK
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    Yes that what it says on my award “indefinite with the earliest review in 10 years” and that was included when the judge at my tribunal told the DWP that “it would be inappropriate to give Mr Chris a time scale on his award”.

    in reply to: Legacy Benefits Upcoming Court Case #170153
    ChrisK
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    Gail, Joss, Yep that’s the sort sly things government do and it was one of the luckiest things in my life when I could draw my pension and having my Incapacity benefit stopped and getting those untrustworthy people of my back.

    ChrisK
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    Hi Glos Guy

    Just a quick one as I know I can ramble but when you say “indefinite award” have they change that definition or do you mean like the award I have of 10 years as that is about as indefinite you can get these days. 😢

    in reply to: MERCEDES WAIT TIME #170095
    ChrisK
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    SORRY FOLKS I MEANT 2022 TYPO PROBLEM

    Micky we could well believe its 2023.😢

    in reply to: Future cars and what’s coming to the scheme #170092
    ChrisK
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    Hi James

     

    Not a lot of help but you could look through the digital version right now of the Motability Lifestyes mag where you will find a section within about cars coming to the scheme.

    The way thing are at the moment it can’t be relied on too much but its all we have. In the August edition it said the VW Tiguan Allspace was “coming soon” and not only has it not come, there taking the standard Tiguan off the scheme next Tuesday if rumours are true so we can’t put too much faith in the coming soon section.

    https://www.motability.co.uk/news/mm-lifestyle-magazine/

    Sorry its not “coming soon” but “ones to watchout for”😶

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    in reply to: VERY WORRYING CONSERVATIVE GREEN PAPER #170070
    ChrisK
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    Hi struth

    Yes I admit he is cantankerous for want of a better word and on that occasion had nothing to do with any protest and God knows I’ve seen a lot of his type around, disabled and non disabled.

    Unfortunately its seems the only way to get heard these days and with all the hate crimes against the disabled that go unrecorded and a government, with the backing of most uninformed Joe public think cuts to PIP and other benefits is an easy option they can get away with as indeed Cameron and Osborne did after the great bank robbery of 2008.

    Today protest here in Bristol is the hippies are blocking the exits to the local Amazon warehouse because its Black Friday and they don’t like Amazon. Tomorrow it will be something else they don’t like.

    in reply to: VW REMOVING ID3 ID4 AND ALL TIGUAN #170069
    ChrisK
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    I wonder just how much this scheme is know of by NHS staff.

    My daughter has worked for the NHS as a nurse for 10 plus years in the local oncology hospital and the pass 3 years in the community.

    She uses her own car but gets a mileage allowance and after seeing a mention of the NHS scheme a few times before in this forum I asked her if she had ever heard of it given the wear and tear her personal car gets in endless city traffic day in day out spending as much time travelling between patients than attending patients and she said she had never heard of it.

     

     

     

    in reply to: VERY WORRYING CONSERVATIVE GREEN PAPER #170063
    ChrisK
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    When ever we need to start making our feeling know about the injustices of this government the past decade here is a little pointer of what we can achieve.

    https://tinyurl.com/ycksvf7f

    😀

     

     

     

    in reply to: Handcontrols Now Cost #170006
    ChrisK
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    I do wonder just how many needy folk are getting grants these day after a conversation I had with Motability a few months ago.

    A short version on that converse:

    Me: why have the cost of the hoist increased by over 100%.

    Mota: because the manufacturers have increased their prices.

    Me: so how come I can’t have my current 3 year old hoist taken out of my car and put it in the new one.

    Mota: because the manufactures have stopped doing the transfer plates.

    Me: due to the high price what’s the chance of getting a grant for the hoist.

    Mota: sorry but they will not give you a grant because the hoist you have is adequate.

    Converse ends.

     

    Yes the hoist I have is perfectly fine and in full as if new working order but they won’t let me transfer it but won’t help me with a grant because there’s nothing wrong with the hoist I’ve got.

    If it wasn’t for the fact the country is being run by Peppa Pig I’d write and complain to my MP but would only get a childish answer so pointless.😢

    in reply to: VW REMOVING ID3 ID4 AND ALL TIGUAN #170004
    ChrisK
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    Having another think about this and this is what I’m seeing with the VW Tiguan in mind (other VW’s may be the same) the Tiguan was withdrawn from Motability a few weeks before they increased the retail price of the cars, after the increase said cars return with higher AP’s.

    As it happens there is a price increase due on the first of December across the retail range so again the cars have gone and my guess will be back on Q1 22 with an even larger than ever AP after new negotiations with Motability.

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    in reply to: VW REMOVING ID3 ID4 AND ALL TIGUAN #170001
    ChrisK
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    I got caught on the first wave of withdraws of the Tiguan back in July but got an order in now so hopefully that all goes ahead.

    Looking below at this report today it looks like Ford maybe about to remove all there cars from Motability to though it does not mention Motability but to them I’m sure Motability are just small fry so don’t be surprised when there gone.

    https://tinyurl.com/xup2sy6e

     

     

     

    in reply to: Handcontrols Now Cost #169998
    ChrisK
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    I’m thankful the remote control with steering ball in my adaption line up has held at £445 as I was expecting it to go up a few quid because it comes with chips but what I never thought would have such a massive increase in cost is the hoist I use as last one was, from memory, £280 and in Q4 is £590 and they took away the option to transfer your old hoist to a new car.

    Think your right Glos Guy and if I didn’t know better I’d think Motability are being run by an overseas pension investment company.

    in reply to: Online motability account #169988
    ChrisK
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    @wmc

    I think Paul forgot to put a 😊 in.

    in reply to: Fuel retailers urged to cut petrol by 6p per litre #169878
    ChrisK
    Participant

    It’s supermarkets as well petrol stations that are playing the rip off game, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and around these parts of the woods Morrisons are the worst with there fuel being at least one or two pence above the others with these shops only a mile or so apart.

    So how much are they over charging us for bean, tea, coffee, toilet paper and everything else under the Sun because I’m sure there profits will be going sky wards this year and not only that there one of the few industries who have profited from Covid.

    in reply to: SAFETY ITEMS MISSING FROM YOUR NEW CAR 2021 #169826
    ChrisK
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    Its certainly a pain if they changing things and don’t tell us.

    I currently have a Tiguan on order and have a detailed specification PDF sheet of the car as it was on the day of order and I check once a week that nothing has changed.

    Up to now its been OK with no changes to spec or delivery time, delivery time I’m not too worried about but omitting items from the car could well bring a cancellation and looking at something else. It’s not something I normally do but even after putting an order in for a car I’m still looking out for alternatives just incase.

    I understand your feeling of losing interest as I sat on the fence for a couple of months with my lease extended but then started to get worried about manufactures price increases that everyone is getting, Motability or non Motability customers.

     

     

     

    in reply to: Land Registry Property Alert, England/Wales #169739
    ChrisK
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    Isn’t that what the government are doing to pay for your health care in old age. 😁

    in reply to: VW Golf 8 R-Line Delay? #169737
    ChrisK
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    Just did a quick check on a Golk Mk8 user site and they seem to think currently the waiting time is 40 + weeks.

    in reply to: VW Golf 8 R-Line Delay? #169735
    ChrisK
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    I don’t know about the Golf but having a VW Tiguan on order I know the delivery dates given from my dealer is an honest date from their point of view.

    I’ve been given 6 to 7 months and know non Motability customers are being given the same time scales and those dates seem to right though there are some exceptions that I would put down to added extra’s where those extra’s involve extra chips.

    I’ve seen a statement from VW last week that there expecting the chip problem to easy early in the new year but they have a lot of back orders to clear so delivery time will not get back to anything normal until the last few months on 2022.

    Don’t know what the problem is with John’s order, something is a miss there but just wonder what non Motability customers are saying for their deliveries in the Golf user forums but we can’t blame the dealer too much unless were being gazumped and that’s a great worry if we are.

     

     

     

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