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  • in reply to: How can I possibly order the right car for me? #100462
    gothitjulie
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    The 10 day on the scheme e-Corsa brings up a scenario of people coming to the time they’d usually order & they decide to wait for a suitable car to pop up, perhaps even extending their current lease to allow them to wait for that 10 day window sometime in the next couple of years.

     

    Add this into getting a charger fitted, perhaps having to apply for permission to install for those renting, & it can all look rather sketchy & far off for an electric car, or even a PHEV.

     

    Already had the rabid enviro-warriors swearing at me for driving a diesel in London this year, how long before they start getting really nasty? Will the insurance even cover my journeys into London with they way things are going?

     

    My renewal will be mid July & it’s going to be a mad scramble at the start of April trying to get everything done before ordering & that could be scuppered by this 10 day on the sheme phenomena. We can understand the Zoe 40 coming off the scheme, it was the last few cars in the production run, but a brand new model that is open to order & not ready for delivery yet?

    in reply to: Vauxhall Corsa-e #100424
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    e-Corsa gone from the scheme

     

    well that didn’t last long

    in reply to: Brexit? #100063
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    How long though until we can have an EU free Christmas?

     

    in reply to: Friday 13th – Fav Horror Movies 👻☠️👹😈🧟 #99842
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Razor Blade Smile

    in reply to: What's your election hope? #99817
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Well, time to get on with our lives & forget the political fight for a few years.

     

    Remember that if you don’t like something in politics, you can write to your MP

    in reply to: What's your election hope? #99775
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Jo Swinson’s gone

    in reply to: Considering a Tucson #99750
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Bonus.

    in reply to: What's your election hope? #99749
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Hmm, exit polls are a bit notorious. However my pounds just became more valuable…

     

    in reply to: What's your election hope? #99707
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Latest News (fake of course, at least we can hope so)

    Exit polls in Tower Hamlets so far show a turnout of 230 %, up on the 2017 figure of 140%

     

     

    in reply to: What's your election hope? #99684
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Oh, I saw the pic of Abbott with two left shoes on this morning, how far left is that?

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    in reply to: Electric Cars Cannot Compete Against Petrol Engines #99675
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Spodumene!

    in reply to: Randomly test drivers for drugs and alcohol #99663
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Brydo, I live in Surrey, capital of gin slurpers & cocaine snorters & their filthy mouthed dope smoking spawn, I’d leave if I could, I’ve been stuck here since someone dislocated my spine in 1999.

     

     

     

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #99638
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    The weather is ideal for… hmm, fish perhaps.

    Chucking it down with rain here in the Sarf, but I’ll pop out soon to endure the wet & rather smelly dogs in the entrance foyer to the polling station.

    LED lighting is on in the house, trying to make it look a little more like October than December.

    in reply to: Maybe its a start? #99635
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Won’t this just encourage that scourge of the 1990s, being economical with the truth?

     

    in reply to: Windscreen misting up inside #99634
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Run the aircon when it’s hot & cold weather to keep moisture down.

     

    Open the front windows an inch after a minute of demisting to allow excess water vapour out for a few minutes then shut the windows & keep the aircon on.

     

    If it’s icy outside, sit in the car whilst you demist & de-ice as your body heat will help thaw the car out quicker.

     

    I like the damp-traps idea but we don’t have these pound shops in the local town, I think it’s more usual here to employ a chauffeur.

     

    in reply to: Randomly test drivers for drugs and alcohol #99633
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    I’m sure many of us will be expert on failing the “field impairment test” without the need for alcohol or drugs.

     

    To enforce any of these checks, first there will be a need for some police, something we don’t see anymore. What we do see is drug deals taking place openly out of car windows, people reversing cars into our cars in residential parking whilst they are clearly stoned or drunk (probably both) & then driving off, and drug dealers pointing guns at you at junctions as they feel that your indicating to turn right is infringing their rights & is in some way a racist act.

     

    in reply to: BMW I3S the first 2700 miles long post sorry…… #99547
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    The tyres on the i3 rely on the contact patch being longer (because of the large wheel diameter) rather than wider (as seen on most modern cars), if you do the maths the contact patch is quite similar to other cars on the market.

     

    An article on  i3 wheels/tyres – https://www.bmwblog.com/2015/04/24/bmw-i3s-tires-more-important-than-youd-think/

    in reply to: I want better MPG on next vehicle #99458
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    I’ll just add that I have the 148HP version of the 2.0 litre diesel in my Alhambra & over the 2 1/2 years I’ve had it the average is 41 mpg, but I have done a fair bit of fast A road & motorway which pushes it up a bit compared to twon driving where it’s also in the 30-40 mpg range but a tiny bit better than the 184 HP.

     

    Previous to the Alhambra I had a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso that averaged 53 mpg over the 3 years on a 1.6 l diesel, but same driving type, distance on motorways, fast A road & only some town driving.

    in reply to: PIP Result #99441
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Good result, now enjoy xmas.

     

    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Usually use the in-built satnav as I find it entertaining when it tells me to do u-turns whenever I take a short cut or use a more efficient route.

    If I didn’t have the satnav in the car I wouldn’t miss it, I have a vast geographic knowledge that seems to work for all but the last couple of hundred yards of a journey.

     

    in reply to: Happy Electric 208 day #99434
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Very good news, now to hope that the e-2008 also appears as it’s a bit easier to get into for those of us with major spinal injuries.

     

    in reply to: Vauxhall Corsa-e #99222
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    From what I’ve read with the DS3 crossback and Corsa the worst case scenario real world range should be 140 miles.

     

    140 miles range is about 100 miles between fast charges (10-80%), which means 2 fast charges to my parents house from mine. This is similar to the i3 & the Ioniq, but where they differ will be fastcharge mph, a measure that we’ve not really discussed here….

    Fastcharge mph – the number of miles of charge gained during a fast charge session expressed as over an hour.

    Ioniq – 140 mph (miles of charge gained per hour)

    DS & Corsa-e – possibly 250 mph (assuming the DC charger can supplyfaster than 50kW)

    2 x 1/2 hour charge stops is ideal, 2 x 1 hour charge stops is tedious

    This is all about those annoyingly long journeys, yet on the everyday driving I do I’ll be able to charge overnight at home.

    in reply to: Manuka honey amazing #99192
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    Does mead have the same effects? Hic!

     

    in reply to: Vauxhall Corsa-e #99191
    gothitjulie
    Participant

    The problem with the DS for me seems to be the rear seat legroom, wheras the Peugeot e-2008 appears to be much better in this regard. I’ll see what is available next quarter when I’m looking at the cars & wanting test drives with a view to ordering in April.

     

    Of the electric cars, so far I’ve test driven only the i3S which I couldn’t get my small electric wheelchair into without folding the i3s’ rear seats down which is probably too much of a compromise.

     

    gothitjulie
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    I thought it had ended as it’s not been on telly for years.

     

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