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  • in reply to: Peugeot 3008 Hybrid review #141370
    HammerHead
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    Firstly, I think it is soo refreshing having the choice of anything with this power output.

    Secondly, the 300 BHP is NOT available on the scheme in GT Premium trim (which is why its cheaper).

    Finally, why oh why is there no heated steering wheel???

    in reply to: Super Excited #138967
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    @ DafΒ  ‘I went for about 2 months using the 3 pin plug supplied. It gives you about 8/9 miles of range for every hour of charging. O.K for me as I only do about 30 to 40 miles a day.’

     

    Hi Daf,

    Forgive my ignorance but the 3 pin, is that a standard domestic that you plug into a ‘normal’ house socket?

    If so, can you please tell me what fuse is fitted?

    Thanks πŸ™‚

     

     

     

    in reply to: Just lost my pip award, any advice? #137905
    HammerHead
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    Good advice ChrisK, the only other thing I would add is that if you post anything, send it by recorded delivery. Again, good luck!

    in reply to: Just lost my pip award, any advice? #137894
    HammerHead
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    Sorry to hear that.

    My wife had hers back end of last year and after prepping prepping and more prepping not to mention the stress, worry, 2nd guessing etc.. we had already had plan B if she lost.

    That was to Fight!

    Research the official steps, but I would advise..

    Contest

    Appeal

    Tribunal

    Hope this helps and good luck!

     

    in reply to: New Hyandai Tucson Opinions #136199
    HammerHead
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    I too thinkΒ  the Tucson looks fantastic. As for AP go off existing model APs as a guide and check out the following link for new cars coming on the scheme including the Tucson πŸ™‚

    My advice – start saving!

    The all-new Hyundai Tucson has been revealed with a completely fresh design, loads of advanced safety features plus a new range of hybrid powertrains.

    It’s bolder than you’d expect a practical, family-focussed SUV to be, with a huge grille at the front that incorporates the vehicle’s daytime running lights and headlights sat in separate pods underneath.Β 

    On the inside, the new Tucson gets a completely new design that’s both futuristic and minimalist, with a large central touchscreen and a smart glossy black pane of touch-sensitive buttons just below.Β 

    The new Hyundai Tucson will be available with a range of petrol, diesel and hybrid engines, including mild-hybrids and a plug-in hybrid option featuring a powerful electric motor mated to a 1.6-litre petrol engine.

    Expected Hyundai Tucson Motability launch date: TBC

     

    in reply to: How many miles since covid struck. #135965
    HammerHead
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    BTW a friend (also has an X Trail) had a problem where the car would not go more than 15 mph. Took it into the garage and the repair bill was Β£3,500, something to do with exhaust system not getting hot enough due to very few short trips. MB told him that if it happened again he would have to pay for it! Really???

    in reply to: How many miles since covid struck. #135964
    HammerHead
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    Collected X Trail August 2019, filled up 2x since pandemic and covered total of 4,500 miles πŸ™

    in reply to: Most popular Motability vehicle 2020 #131151
    HammerHead
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    Morning All,

    23 ‘ish ‘hits’ so far with quite a range of scores illustrating some enlightening views.

    Keep ’em coming please and remember to include your score πŸ™‚

    Thanks.

    HammerHead
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    Car ownership for many will be a pastime, alot cannot afford a mid/large new car right now and even 2nd hand ones will be out of reach for many and then there’s the schemes going on aimed at solely cutting car usage like closing roads to all cars etc, alot like the war on smoking or sugar. I deffo think by 2030 i will have left the scheme or it will have to be closed and at some point we will all just get driverless taxis at extortionate prices. As that will be the only option for us with mobility issues.

     

    Well said Rox. I agree completely.

    As for this Rav – Motability are going to have to radically change their approach to pricing/performance structure in the immediate future to allow for electric/hybrids etc.. Especially with UK Gov ban on new ICE sales by 2030!

    in reply to: Most popular Motability vehicle 2020 #131023
    HammerHead
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    @ Martinod @ Russ – score please ?

    Thanks

    in reply to: Taking the P with these prices #117280
    HammerHead
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    Got to agree guys this is getting beyond a joke. Just did a quick check on SUVs and there must be 10+ models that have been bumped to the max Β£3749 mark.

    Just as an example… we got our Nissan 1.7D Tekna 4WD 7 seat manual last August for an AP of Β£1750 – Same car today is Β£2999Β  an increase of over 71% in less than 12 months!

    WHY?

     

    HammerHead
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    Better dust off me Bren guns πŸ˜‰

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #105626
    HammerHead
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    ‘There is a dreadful trend developing at the moment for cars to be removed then when they come back the price has increased.’


    @WMCForum

    At the risk of being cynical (moi) I think the manufacturers take an initial ‘punt’ on AP and then sit back and watch the orders come in (or not). If they have set the AP too high/no orders, after 1/2 quarters they will drop the AP. Conversely, too low an AP and high demand results in the car being removed and re-introduced at a higher AP.

    Question is… why do Motability allow them to do this?

     

     

     

    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104500
    HammerHead
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    We test drove both the 3008 and 5008 and whilst they both have the internal WOW factor, I could not get used to the small steering wheel. Felt like I was driving a go kart.

    Also, when I asked about heated steering wheel the assistant said ‘whats that’. Deal breaker for me with my arthritus πŸ™ Maybe they have them now?

    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104479
    HammerHead
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    Sorry Wayne,

    No memory function πŸ™

    BTW we test drove an X1 and yes the mechanics/interior were far superior to the X-Trail but like many others we did not like the seats and the cost for upgrades is diabolical imo.

    Each to their own πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104461
    HammerHead
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    Hi Wayne,

    CVT box’es are ‘continuous variable transmission’ as averse to dual clutch variants and the most noticeable difference between the 2 are lag or delay.

    Imagine you are at a roundabout in fairly heavy traffic and a gap appears and you think ‘i can get in that – just’. You put your foot down, the engine howls and you don’t move. After a second, the car jumps forward BUT that gap that was safe is now downgraded to buttock clenching.

    Believe me, I have been there on more than one occasion. Never again.

    The other auto box’es do not suffer from this anywhere near as bad.

    Try a google search on….

    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) …
    Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) …
    DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) …

    for a full technical breakdown.

    Good luck with whatever you choose mate πŸ™‚

     

     

    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104374
    HammerHead
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    Hey Brydo,

    Storm white (Pearlescent at no extra cost), the seats are comfortable, the compass is simply an optional feature and yes it is oriented correctly (before you ask) – πŸ˜‰

     

    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104359
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    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104358
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    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104357
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    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104356
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    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104355
    HammerHead
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    Hi Wayne,

    One of the things that I really appreciate is the leather seats and the height as getting in and out is noticeably easier than with cloth. 1st leg in, slide and spin – a lot easier πŸ™‚

    Here are a few pics… not very sunny today πŸ™

    As for a (brief) review, this is my 2nd X-Trail, manual this time as the CVT box is awful!

    This is the 7 seat 4WD version so I lost the Bose sound system but the grand kids love the back seats.

    Driving/parking is easy thanks to responsive controls and 360 camera plus sensors.Β  Blind spot monitoring is good, as is emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane departure etc…

    Seats are comfortable and access (especially passenger) is excellent. Electric adjust on both front as well as all seats (except Grand kids) heated along with the steering wheel.

    To top it off, hands free boot opening, pano sunroof with blind and ‘intelligent’ 4WD. You may just be able to see a nextbase duo cam and echo dot auto πŸ˜‰

    All in all, very happy with it (best mpg so far – 1.7 diesel – 47 mpg) roomy, stylish (outside) and practical.

    Anything specific, just ask πŸ™‚

     

     

     

    in reply to: Bang for your buck #104342
    HammerHead
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    Bang for your buck – was my mantra and the winner…. X-Trail Teckna.

    Electric (leather) seats, heated seats/steering wheel, pano s/r, 360 camera and the list goes on and on. Yes the dash is dated but as others have said, you have to compromise. It’s our 2nd consecutive car on the scheme, need I say more.

    Good luck with whatever you choose Speedy πŸ™‚

     

    HammerHead
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    What’s the winning numbers for Friday’s Euro wmcforum?

    πŸ˜‰

    in reply to: MAZDA-CX5 not on scheme anymore #99520
    HammerHead
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    Making space for a bevvy of EV’s in the new year, Ho Ho Ho!

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