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  • in reply to: First ‘breakdown’ what should I expect? #284543
    FiestaRed
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      By way of an update, all is well now. The RAC man arrived a little later the time slot they gave me and after running a few diagnostic checks, he started the car. Then ran a few more diagnostics and declared the battery was shot.

      Apart from being slightly late, the man who turned up was brilliant. Kept me informed as to what he was doing and finally left after replacing the battery and checking everything was OK.

      Something he did say, was that in all his seven years with the RAC, mine was only the second Toyota he’d been called out to. Not sure why I’m moving to Renault.

      Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

      in reply to: First ‘breakdown’ what should I expect? #284497
      FiestaRed
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        Just wondering how reliable the RAC are. I reported the breakdown online and was given an half hour time slot. That’s already half an hour overdue and I’ve had no messages, phone calls or updates from the RAC.

        Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

        in reply to: AP in advance #278489
        FiestaRed
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          As some of you have said, I’ve now arranged with my normal dealer to inspect the car when it arrives and if all’s good I’ll pay then. The PDI will already have been done at Stallingborough before transporting to the dealership, so that shouldn’t be a problem. Don’t think they are too happy, but tough luck.

          Quite a few years ago I was due to take delivery of a Vauxhall Astra Touring Sport and when I arrived at the dealership the car was completely hidden by a large Vauxhall cover. When I asked to see the car before I signed, I found there were no F&R parking sensors, an old style aerial, different infotainment system and quite a few other bits and pieces either missing or had been changed. Ever since that experience, I have always asked to see the car as soon as it arrives with the dealership.

          Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

          in reply to: AP in advance #278484
          FiestaRed
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            Yes you are in your right to cancel however, you can arrange check over the car a day or two before making payment. You are also protected upto the point prior to entering your PIN. If you choose not to enter it and walk away and the dealer will have to refund your payment within 5 days. How much of a faf this will be if the dealer plays funny buggers is another matter!

            This is more or less what I have done in the past. As soon as the car has arrived with the dealership, I’ve been and checked it over before the they did their PDI. Then, when I’ve agreed, I’ve paid by bankers order and taken delivery a couple of days later.

            Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

            in reply to: AP in advance #278477
            FiestaRed
            Participant

              I have had a similar message from my dealership this morning although delivery of my new car is over three months away. If the dealership want payment up front, am I OK to go ahead and cancel my order?

              I have always been able to check my car making sure what I ordered is what I’m getting before making any payments at all.

              Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

              in reply to: Another dash cam post #278040
              FiestaRed
              Participant

                If you use Waze app on your CarPlay, it has a audio and visual speed cam warning and as an interactive app, it posts mobile speed cams, delays and accidents in real time updated by tens of thousands of users. I was driving through Regents Park once and an alert for mobile speed cam came up and 100 yards away and around a corner, a Policeman was standing with a radar gun.

                Thanks for the help. Waze is something I’ve never used before but I’ll certainly give a try when the car arrives.

                Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                in reply to: Another dash cam post #278039
                FiestaRed
                Participant

                  Using Google maps to navigate warns you of speed cameras, even mobile ones in real time.

                  I’ve ordered the Renault Austral Iconic and the Facebook group says there are no audible warning in the car. The only speed camera warnings you get are small icons shown on the map.

                  Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                  in reply to: Road Angel Dash Cams #277933
                  FiestaRed
                  Participant

                    @FiestaRed Have you managed to get it installed yet ? Do let us know.

                    My new car’s only just been ordered Josh so there’s quite a few weeks before I need to decide about having the Road Angel dash cams fitted. Having said that, I most certainly will post an update when I know more.

                    Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                    in reply to: Road Angel Dash Cams #277746
                    FiestaRed
                    Participant

                      Thanks for the replies, really appreciated. Quite a few online reviews say the camera’s great but the app is a bit ‘clunky’.

                       

                      Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                      in reply to: Renault Austral Iconic spec changes #277045
                      FiestaRed
                      Participant

                        Yeah they made some slight changes to the interior, the biggest difference is the steering wheel

                        The new ‘centre pad’ looks a little dull compared to the old one. Looks like somewhere that’s softer that you can bang your head against when things go wrong.

                        • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by FiestaRed.

                        Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                        in reply to: Renault Austral Iconic spec changes #277023
                        FiestaRed
                        Participant

                          Just about to order the middle spec Techno Alpine this weekend. The dealership mentioned there are some changes to this model too, but “only cosmetic”, whatever that means.

                          Spotted a photo online where there seem to be differences to the dash layout and steering wheel areas. My test drive was in the Iconic and for me, the 4C really made a big difference in tight corners.

                          Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                          in reply to: Servicing with a different dealership #276866
                          FiestaRed
                          Participant

                            Yes you can 🙂 I’m in the opposite position, wouldn’t touch my supplying dealer with a barge pole!, so they won’t be making any money out of servicing the car!.

                            Thanks for the help.

                            Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                            in reply to: Two tone colour schemes #276813
                            FiestaRed
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                              By way of an update regarding two tone colours. I’m due to order in the next 10 days and my local Renault dealership now wants to charge me an extra £500 for a black roof. Checking other Renault dealerships nearby, I have found three within a 25 mile radius that offer the black roof FOC.

                              It looks like I’ll be travelling the few extra miles to save myself £500. This annoys me as it’s the same car from the same manufacturer but different dealerships seem to value their Motability customers differently.

                              Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                              in reply to: Advice on booking MOT please. #276702
                              FiestaRed
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                                When you use Kwik Fit for an MOT, how do they get paid?

                                Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                in reply to: Two tone colour schemes #276432
                                FiestaRed
                                Participant

                                  Looking on the configurator, the metalic paint is £750, which I assume Motability will pay for, and the black roof is £1250. So you would have to pay £500 if you wanted the black roof. I’ve ordered a KIA Sportage and have paid an extra £150 for the black roof. https://www.renault.co.uk/hybrid-cars/austral/configurator/design.html?conf=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.co.rplug.renault.com%2Fc%2FBACB4%2FApFh0Vy

                                  Thanks for the help.

                                  Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                  in reply to: Problems getting a Nissan test drive. #276189
                                  FiestaRed
                                  Participant

                                    I had the same from my local Ford dealer when I tried to test drive a Mach-E. They came up with loads of excuses that all turned out to be lies.

                                    Do you think it was anything to do with you being a Motability customer Elliot?

                                    Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                    in reply to: Dash Cam on new car #272150
                                    FiestaRed
                                    Participant

                                      Thanks for all the help. Really appreciated.

                                      Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                      in reply to: Dash Cam on new car #271730
                                      FiestaRed
                                      Participant

                                        Thanks for all the help, really appreciated.

                                        Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                        in reply to: New Toyota CHR ordered #271394
                                        FiestaRed
                                        Participant

                                          When I pick up the car it will be in showroom with a sheet over he told me and unveiled when I’m there!

                                          Congratulations on your new CHR Mike.

                                          I’m not a fan of the “sheet over the car unveiling” type of handover that some dealerships do. The only time this happened to me was at a Vauxhall dealership and some features of the car were missing, even the parking warning sensors. Luckily I hadn’t signed for the car like the dealership asked me to do before the “unveiling”.

                                          Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                          in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270788
                                          FiestaRed
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                                            I think this post has gone a little off topic. It started off all about the second quarter of 2024.

                                            Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                            in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270616
                                            FiestaRed
                                            Participant

                                              <p style=”text-align: left;”>Still no updated Renault prices?</p>

                                              The Austral I’ve been watching has changed. Base model up by £300 but the two higher specs still the same.

                                              Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                              in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270615
                                              FiestaRed
                                              Participant

                                                Will all the prices be correct as of now, not likely to change later today?

                                                The prices listed on the search are all correct, they will stay the same now until July 1st. The only thing that will change over the coming days will be a small amount of additional cars added if previous quarters are used as a guide.

                                                Thanks for the help.

                                                Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                                in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270607
                                                FiestaRed
                                                Participant

                                                  Will all the prices be correct as of now, not likely to change later today?

                                                  Of the cars on my list, the Renault Austral Alpine stays the same, Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta up £300 and the Toyota Corolla TS which is my current car, up a massive £600.

                                                  Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                                  in reply to: Renault Austral Techno ordered #270091
                                                  FiestaRed
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                                                    This is my first car on the scheme and so far so good. Couldn’t fault Renault in Swansea great service from start to finish. Asked about price difference in the next quarter and he said if it goes down he’ll resubmit the order at the cheaper price. Expecting delivery the middle of May

                                                    There’s quite a bit of discussion over on the Austral Facebook pages about the car mats. When collecting their cars, a fair number of people have had to buy the mats as an extra. Some being charged £75 or more. In all the posts I read, after contacting Renault, the people who got charged for the mats have now been reimbursed by Renault direct. Car mats should be in with the car, not to be bought as extras.

                                                    Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

                                                    in reply to: Renault Austral Techno ordered #269800
                                                    FiestaRed
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                                                      This is my first car on the scheme and so far so good. Couldn’t fault Renault in Swansea great service from start to finish. Asked about price difference in the next quarter and he said if it goes down he’ll resubmit the order at the cheaper price. Expecting delivery the middle of May

                                                      The middle of the range Espirit Austral and the Qashqai e-Power are the top of my list. Just waiting to see how good or bad the new April figures are.

                                                      What colour have you gone for?

                                                      • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by FiestaRed.

                                                      Mother Nature don't draw straight lines, We're broken moulds in a grand design, We look a mess but we're doing fine, We're card carrying lifelong members of the Union Of Different Kinds..........

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