DumfriesDik

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  • in reply to: VW ID3 ordered 06/10/21. Dealer won’t give updates #188143
    DumfriesDik
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    Still waiting for news on my ID3 order.

    Mind you, I am still waiting for my home charge point!

    Having looked at the Motability site to see what is on offer – I am happy to wait.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Your Favourite Monty Python Sketch #181399
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Some brilliant ones there.

    Anyone remember the giant white rabbit from the holy grail? Or the black knight? Tis but a scratch.

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    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I understand that the clutch determines if a car is auto or not. In that if you physically control (with a clutch pedal) the clutch it is a manual. If the vehicle does the clutch, it is automatic.

    I used to have hand controls on a manual car but I didn’t do the clutch so it was considered auto.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Your Favourite Monty Python Sketch #181276
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Remember the HiFi shop?  Do you want woofers with that?!

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: I have been well and truly scammed #181268
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Get in touch with the Energy Savings Trust and ask for new central heating?

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Motability Alternatives #181014
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    get another for £500. I ran a £461 Ebay purchase

    I’ve paid more than that for a mobility scooter!!

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: What temperature do you keep your house at? #180929
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    We have Wiser smart heating controls.

    Living room is at 21c as that is what my wife likes, I turn it off if she goes out!. Don’t really use any other rooms that need heating.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I just need the pesky car.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Rubbish jokes #180571
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Money – you can’t take it with you.

    Well, a very rich old man wanted to try to. He called a meeting with his Doctor, Accountant and Solicitor. He gave them £3m each and said that as he was being buried they were to sling the money bags into the grave so he could take the money with him.

    On the day and at the graveside, the old man was being lowered into the grave and as instructed the Doctor threw in his bag of £3m, then the Solicitor threw his £3m bag into the grave and then the Accountant dropped in a cheque for £3m . . .

    I’ll get ma coat.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Handcontrols Now Cost #180355
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I had a call from Bewick the company doing my hand controls. There is a new set just come onto the Motability list that are electronic Pull/Push type which I like. So I have swapped over. Did I mention they were free? The dealer called when I was half asleep so I can’t remember what they are called, sorry.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Catastrophe our xc40 has stopped charging #180354
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Aw crap, sorry to read this, I hope you can get it sorted with no further issues @Brydo.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: OCD #180094
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    We play the same games!

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Parking sensors #179937
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Do dirty/obstructed sensors do this??

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: My New VW ID4 is ready to be shipped Yippee!! #179803
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Very jealous here! 4 1/2 months in and not a peep from VW

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    My DD has really bright headlights, we get flashed a fair bit. I mentioned this when it went in for its MOT but was told that the alignment is fine. The Mazda seems to have one source point of light and it is super bright. They’re great for driving with mind!!

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Good choice I reckon @Natalie

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: PIP DLA new rates from April #179278
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I’ve not been disabled for long (1979!), but the £10 Christmas ‘bonus’ remains very scrooge-esk. Why hasn’t that gone up in the last 40 years?

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: EV chargers funded by Motability to end soon? #179277
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I don’t see Motability as the cuddly charity here to help disabled people

    That’s because Motability Operations is not a charity.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Headphones for tv please help ? #179276
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I dipped my toe into the bluetooth dongle for TV waters recently. You need to be careful not to get a dongle for a PC.

    I found this guide quite helpful. I would be interested to hear (see what I did there) how you get on.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: New Vehicle Payment introduced #179275
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    That would be nice

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Road pricing backed by majority of fleets, new poll suggests #178959
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Death and taxes!

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: What is a semiconductor and why is there a shortage? #178739
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I hope that all Western car manufacturers have stopped exporting vehicles to Russia as that will help the situation.

    I hope you are right.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: Are motability “fines” punitive? #178708
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I think so. To dissuade folk from changing cars willy nilly.

    But as others have said, if there is a ‘need’, I hope it could be waived.

    If you pay an AP, don’t you get a proportion of that back?

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: motability the big even #178686
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    I went to the Edinburgh one a few years ago

    I remember a fat bloke with no legs on a trike at that one!

    I am always impressed with the WAV’s at what they can build and adapt. Not been to a show for a while though.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    in reply to: ID3, ID4 one year delivery time. #178647
    DumfriesDik
    Participant

    Early November order, heard nothing and not really hoping to for another three months.

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

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