ChrisK

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  • in reply to: Motability Scheme recognises top performing dealers #141082
    ChrisK
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    The idea of doing this for cars is good but I think the customer base for cars is too great for there to be a single award covering the whole of the UK so something like north west England, north east England, south Scotland, north Scotland and so on or if that’s too much north and south Eng, Scotland, Wales and NI then there would be always dealers within a reasonable travelling distance from a customer.

    Having a dealer winning an award in south east England would be as useful as a chocolate tea pot for some one living in Northern Ireland.

    in reply to: when does that new car smell leave? #141071
    ChrisK
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    Myself and my good lady do not smoke and no one ever smokes in my car so the new car smells keeps for a year or more but her in doors never tells me what she really thinks of a car until after It’s gone.

    She hasn’t said a word about my current Motability KIA but the first new car I’d ever bought myself was a KIA and after getting my next car that was a VW she said “I didn’t like the KIA because when it was new it smelt like someone had eaten a curry in it” and I said “well it was built in Asia what do you expect”.😁

     

     

    in reply to: I predict BEVs will be cheaper than same model PHEV by 2025! #141068
    ChrisK
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    Something that’s new and in the “got to have” market place is always going to attract a premium price but once manufactures all catch up with each other then competition will set in.

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141060
    ChrisK
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    @Intranicity

    What I think is the EV’s are not going to get the manufacturers discount to Motability that some higher priced fossil cars get, why would they when they can sale as fast as they can make them, so I don’t expect to see any £38,000 plus EV’s appearing any time soon as car makers are not mugs.

    Just my thoughts though and hope I’m wrong and your right.

     

     

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141058
    ChrisK
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    Too high a price for the scheme, so irrelevant. It’s a £38k starter, probably more as they don’t usually come in at the prices mentioned in these initial blurbs.

    Yep same goes for the new KIA Sorento that caught my eye last week being a seven seated car that for myself would become a 5 seat car and room to get disabled things in the boot but alas, hybrid comes at a starting price of £38,000 and the EV version rolls in at £44,000.

    in reply to: Will I be penalised on gcb for this #140954
    ChrisK
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    If we reported every time the car was scratched we’d never get off the phone to RSA and most scratches appear days, week or months after some moron has bumped the car parking up or by someone doing a supermarket trolley sweep.😢

    As for dirty cars, mines much the same at the moment and really can’t see the point of cleaning while it’s sat on the drive most of its life, but sure she will look as good as new when I give her a Spring clean next months when its a bit warmer.😊

    in reply to: Are you still fit to drive? will you know when your not? #140509
    ChrisK
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    Hi Jo

    I know where your coming from with that Jo, I’m retired now and have all the time in the World to get to where I’m going and it really does make a difference.

    Unlike my working days when at the start of the days work with 9 hours of hard work in front of me being told just to nip up to London a 100 miles away and pick something up then back to the office 5 hours later with my days work still to do. It’s this sort of pressure I think that causes a lot of accidents.

    Although I don’t need to be somewhere quick any more if I’m on long winding country roads with white van man stuck behind me I slowdown and indicate left so they can get by on the short straights because I know that person has a job to do and no time to do it.

     

     

    in reply to: New tyres already!!!! #140504
    ChrisK
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    I have never had any issues changing tyres when

    Hi John

    I never had any problems with my first two Motability cars with the front drive wheels tyres needing replacing at 30 months / 14,000 miles but my third car was a different story in being told there not worn enough give it another 500 miles then near on a thousand miles later being told to give it another week.

    Thought that Motability were clamping down on renewing tyres, that, or Kwik-Fit had so much business they could get by without dealing with we disabled folk.

    Current car with the lockdown and just another 8 months to change over I might just get by without changing any tyres so can’t gauge what Kwik-Fit are like now but going to KF is a chore for me at the best of times without being turned away and having to return and return again.

     

     

    in reply to: RAC DISGRACEFUL #140475
    ChrisK
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    Hi Joyce
    Just out of wanting to know the RAC procedures in regards to disable folk did you call them on the Motability / RAC number 0800 731 1173 as that gives them no excuses however if you called the everyday number they would have taken you as a non disabled customer.

    I assume that’s how it work because fortunately I’ve not had any need to use the RAC in the 11 years I’ve been with Motability but I have raised the question with Motability in the past about not having a spare wheel on one of my past cars but they of course say not to worry the RAC will see you alright

    in reply to: New tyres already!!!! #140469
    ChrisK
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    I thought that KwikFit / Motability would not renew tyres until there down to 2mm?

    in reply to: diesel and petrol keep going up – i need an EV #140368
    ChrisK
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    Hi Wigwam

    That’s always the way isn’t it, there was a time when there no money in dustbin rubbish but put a tax on it and everyone want a slice of the cake.😁

    in reply to: diesel and petrol keep going up – i need an EV #140361
    ChrisK
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    Well what I’ve read of Cornwall lithium it is not being mined like copper or tin and is at the bottom of old tin mines, been there for hundreds of years but has been of no use until now and its in a liquid form that can be pumped to the surface with almost zero impact on the environment, its noted as being the cleanest lithium extract in the World if the testing in the area is successful.

    in reply to: diesel and petrol keep going up – i need an EV #140340
    ChrisK
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    We will still need oil, ChrisK. We will be beholden to China and other countries mining lithium, as well.

    We will of course still need oil but half of what we need now so the western World can get by and we’ve loads of lithium in Cornwall if that all goes well but the danger is like everything else in this country the government see a quick buck and will sell the rights to the country resources for a song.

    Starting to happen now with the cost of the off shore sea bed rocking in value because BP and Shell see where their future market is and are buying the rights to the sea bed around our coast for off shore wind-farms so we can see where the future of electricity is going to go.

     

    in reply to: diesel and petrol keep going up – i need an EV #140310
    ChrisK
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    I hope they bring out a 7 seats EV soon, that’s not a van, or has a Range Rover type AP because it’s only a matter of a few years now before road duty and taxes are shifted to pay by the mile revenue.

    I don’t do enough mileage at the best of times to worry about the cost of fuel, in fact my AP’s are more than that over 3 years but a point everyone misses with electric cars is that we won’t be at the mercy of the Russian, Iranians and the Arab states any more.

    in reply to: Covid 19 vaccination Jab #140175
    ChrisK
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    Myself and her indoors had the Pfizer last Thursday night at a local NHS walk-in centre, no side effects to note except I had a bit of a scare?
    Next day did a sneeze and I had an enormous nose bleed lasting about 20 minutes, God knows how much blood I’d lost, wife said its at least half a pint.

    Before I had a stroke in 2008 I would get nose bleeds often ever since my teenage days way back before time began but I assume the drugs I take now have stopped them and rarely have one these days until this biggie.

    Internet search turned up a nightmare when I read in the USA there has been one death of a doctor of all things and fifteen others blood problems (bleeding on the inside) that they think, but not sure, could be linked to the Pfizer vaccine however after looking at the numbers of 36,000,000 vaccines done in the USA and 16 cases of blood problems ( that might not be the vaccine) I thought those are not bad odds of myself being one, more chances of winning the lottery six week in a row.

    Scary times though.

     

     

     

     

    in reply to: New Hyundai Tucson #140079
    ChrisK
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    When I seen “Tucson (New Car) +7” I thought fantastic a new seven seater on the market, then the penny dropped and I seen it’s just another small sized SUV, 8 in variety, to go long with the hundred already out there.

    Lack of decent priced auto puts this off my list anyway before even considering boot-space.

    in reply to: Are you still fit to drive? will you know when your not? #139955
    ChrisK
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    Reversing into the middle of the road and leaving the car blocking the road for others, sounds like he’s just trying to be trendy like the young ones in his old age.😊

    in reply to: “The Fuel Duty increase will be a tiny price to pay” #139881
    ChrisK
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    Typical British journalist talking out their backsides and heavens above they don’t increase income tax for these over paid dicks as that’s the reserve of the low paid.

    in reply to: Anyone that’s interested #139839
    ChrisK
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    It’s is a good ideal Chris as I for one have struggled over the years with not being abled to test drive so things like the performance of an engine and carrying a heavy load with scooter or wheelchair onboard with all the other junk that average Joe does not need to think about.

    Over my many, many hours or even days watching YouTube video’s I think I’ve seen less than a handful that were actual disabled persons trying to manhandle or load a scooter into the boot of their car, most are shop demonstrators some of which don’t have a clue, so it’s refreshing to see someone who knows better.

    Most of my problems regarding cars and my disability I’ve learned over 12 years how to cope with them but still get caught every now and again by bad seating in a car for instance and sitting in the seat of a car in a showroom for 10 minutes doesn’t really help so seeing how others get around their problems would be great seeing it as a video as something’s are just too hard to explain in a written form.

    Not sure how the process of uploading works with YT, not had a lot of interest TBH, but maybe we could make the odd video ourselves (when it gets warmer) and upload them to your channel should you go ahead and if it’s OK to do that maybe the channel becomes a bit like this forum but in film.

    Good luck.

     

     

    in reply to: Power folding mirrors on new Golf ? #139653
    ChrisK
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    I’m another with an early Style model. No folding mirrors despite brochure and website at time of order saying it did have. Was a bit annoyed. As it goes, I’m thinking of asking to change anyway. I came from a Kuga and I’m finding getting in and out of the Golf is much harder than I thought and I’m getting extra pain in legs due to this and lower sitting position. (I have MS). Just have to pluck up the courage to contact Motability to ask…….

    Yep the Golf is hard to get out of and it’s why I had to give up after two Golf’s and a Seat Leon and go with something a bit more off the ground. I loved the car so much I just couldn’t let it go but after 9 years and myself being 9 years older that doesn’t help when your disabled and I gave in.

    Going back to topic, you have to be very careful with VW’s configuration, brochure and advertising slogan’s because some things in them are blatantly pulling the wool over your eye’s and some are simple mistakes.

    I remember a couple of years ago, may have been on this forum, arguing with someone that the Golf SV comes with front parking sensors, definitely, honest, I’ll bet me house on it. After checking directly with VW-UK it turned out that it did not come with front sensors so after pointing out to VW what their ads said they took down the misinforming advert a few days later and of course folding mirrors come into this area where brochure are very misleading more so when you see a photo of an SE model with small print at the bottom of the photo saying “model shown SE with upgraded satnav display” or words to that effect.

    in reply to: Game: Can you list all your motability cars and years #139584
    ChrisK
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>2003 -2006 Nissan Micra 1.2 £500 AP</p> 2006-2009 VW Golf S mk5 £700 Ap 2009-2012 VW Polo Match £0 AP 2012-2014 VW Golf 6 TDI match £1110 AP 2014-2017 VW Golf Est £750 AP 2017-2020 VW Touran SEL £1599 AP 2020- Mercedes B Class AMG line premium £2050 AP

    You must have been unlucky Craig for the Touran SEL AP because that AP had dropped to £999 on the Q3 2018 price list and has remained AFAIK there up until now Q1 2021 where it’s creeping back up for the DSG version.

    in reply to: Manual Choke Do you know what it is & can you drive with it #139582
    ChrisK
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    I remember when Ford starting putting auto chokes in the Cortina and Escort that worked by the temperature of the cooling water so cold, choke opened, hot closed.

    Trouble was if the car stalled on a cold Winters morning before fully warming up they would be a pain to restart without flooding the carb easily fixed by buying a manual adaptor that came with the dash lever, cable and a piece that fixed onto the automatic adjuster on the coolant thermostat housing.

     

     

    in reply to: Game: Can you list all your motability cars and years #139475
    ChrisK
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    Sorry off topic but would love to know. <p style=”text-align: left;”>@chrisK how did you find the DCT after so many DSGs</p>

    Hardly know a difference, its been quite OK but I don’t like the 2 second auto hold in the KIA whereas the VW version can auto hold for as long as you wait at a traffic stop.

    in reply to: Game: Can you list all your motability cars and years #139468
    ChrisK
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    2008 VW Golf DSG 1.9 Tdi £999

    2011 Seat Leon DSG 1.6 Tdi £650 approx

    2014 VW Golf DSG 1.4 Tsi £700 approx

    2018 VW Touran DSG 1.5 Tsi £999 cancelled

    2018 KIA Carens DCT 1.7 D £1,699

    Next potential car

    2021 VW Touran DSG 1.5 Tsi £1,250 hopefully

     

     

     

     

    in reply to: Half a million city drivers to be priced off road this year #139384
    ChrisK
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    Don’t worry folks this will not effect your MP’s or the Richard Branston’s of this World so lets get this working class riff-raff in their bone shaking cars off the roads now.

     

    “Government funding to help people upgrade” my backside.

     

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