JohntheLeg

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  • in reply to: Tucson Owners – help! #183116
    JohntheLeg
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    Good Morning John.

    I have had my Tucson Phev for about 4 weeks and have had no issues with the SatNav.  Although I have not set it up with landmarks/POI .  When I go out later today I will see what happens.

    There is a Hyundai Tucson Forum UK you can go on to ask questions, someone may have come across the same problem.

    Hope you are enjoying the car. I’m finding mine to be a good comfy car to drive. Any questions just ask.

    Take Care.

    in reply to: The kona electric delivery time thread #181047
    JohntheLeg
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    Hello Ian

    I’m sure you will be ok, it is an easy car to drive.  There is always this great Forum to return to and receive answers to your questions if you are stuck.

    in reply to: The kona electric delivery time thread #181037
    JohntheLeg
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    Hi @Ian.  I have found BlueLink excellent.  I have used it to heat up and cool the car, it heats the steering wheel as well as the seats.  I the winter I set a departure time and the temperature of when I would like the car to be heated.  It also informs you if the doors are unlocked after you have left the car.  It will show you the state of your charge and your battery level.

    There has been bad reports re: BP Pulse, I think I must be one of the fortunate people who has had excellent service, the electrician who fitted it was great.  After a few months I received a new updated version of the charger which has worked very well.

    I hope you receive your car on time as well as getting your charger fitted swiftly, you will enjoy the driving experience.  All the best.

    in reply to: The kona electric delivery time thread #180854
    JohntheLeg
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    @Brent.  The Kona has adaptive cruise control which I use on the motorways or traffic jams where you are stopping and starting.  You can set it at the speed and distance from the car in front and it will slow down and stop and then will give you a warning that the car in front is moving so press the accelerator.

    Using regen it will not fully stop the car on it’s own but over time you will be able to judge the regen braking distances without having to use the physical brakes.  I hardly use the brakes unless it is an emergency.

    The regen is unable to fully recoup charge to the battery so you will have to charge the car.  When you learn how to use the different regen settings you will find it recoups charge going down hills, and coming up to roundabouts and junctions when you lift your foot off the accelerator.

    Once you get your car and have driven it a few times you will soon get used to how the regen works.

    I hope that answers your questions.  The Kona is a great car.  I have driven to London numerous times and had a weeks holiday in Wales without  any problems.

    Any further questions don’t hesitate to ask.

    in reply to: The kona electric delivery time thread #180420
    JohntheLeg
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    @Brent . On my Kona they are Michelin Primacy 4 tyres.

    in reply to: Just received my “ChargePlace Scotland RFID card #179556
    JohntheLeg
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    Thanks for the info Brydo, I will give them a ring.

    in reply to: Thread for EV mpg info. #179373
    JohntheLeg
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    So glad to here you received your car yesterday @Brydo but very sad to hear the dealer could not even charge the battery for you. It will be interesting to see your future fuel logs.

    Happy motoring Brydo. I’m hoping to come up to Aviemore in May to give my wife a break either in the Kona EV or if it’s been delivered the Hyundai Tucson PHEV.

    in reply to: Hyundai Tuscon delay #179370
    JohntheLeg
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    Hello, I too ordered a Tucson Ultimate Phev at the beginning of November  with a delivery at the beginning of March.  I saw the dealer last week and she apologised to say that it looks like the 1st week in April. Like your dealer said @Ianfca, Hyundai don’t seem to be able to update dealers on their computerised system, I know my dealer is very frustrated what stage the cars are at. She also said any new orders especially the higher spec versions could take upto 8 – 12 months. I have seen on the Hyundai Tucson Forum that deliveries ordered September and October are starting to arrive in various parts of the country.

    in reply to: Grant team suggested a list of three possible cars #179186
    JohntheLeg
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    @Lab as struth has said the Tucson has loads of room and in my opinion would be the better car. I have a Kona at the moment, lovely car which has served us well with trips to London, Cambridge and Wales from the East Riding of Yorkshire. Due to our my wifes circumstances changing needing a wheelchair plus oxygen wherever we go, the Kona is just too small so I am changing to the Tucson. I have driven the Hybrid and the Phev, I chose the Phev Ultimate as I found it the more comfortable drive with the leather and electric seats. I was fortunate to be able to order it before the AP went crazy. Hopefully I should be getting it at the end of this month.  There is also a good Tucson forum to go on called Hyundai Tucson UK which has lots of info. Any questions you may have I will try and answer. Also the waiting time at the moment depending on which version you go for is from 6 to 8 months.

    in reply to: Handover #179159
    JohntheLeg
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    Hello @Whitney.

    An hour is about right as ChrisK has said. My dealer has always been thorough on the handover to make sure I knew the main functions of the car.  There is a lot to take in so your dealer should be on hand to explain anything ou may have missed on the handover.

    The most important thing to remember is not to put your Motability Pin Number in until you are happy with the car.

    Enjoy your first Motability Car and happy driving.  Hopefully I will be getting mine at the end of March.

    JohntheLeg
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    @SV. Great resolution and good review of the Tucson.  After driving both the Hybrid and the Phev I chose the Phev which was ordered at the beginning of November. I was fortunate to order before the AP went up in January. I’m looking forward to collecting it in March. As for the gap between the seats there is nothing you can do to to get rid of that gap.  Happy Driving.

    in reply to: Dealer contacted – first delay #175936
    JohntheLeg
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    My Hyundai Tucson was also ordered at the beginning of November. My dealer has always been honest on delivery times eversince I have dealt with them. She has updated me every month. I also received a call yesterday to say the car is still on schedule for the beginning of March. She sent me a list of registration plates to choose from today.  She said most Hyndai’s are now on 6 month delivery times even longer for some higher spec cars.

     

    in reply to: Car mats #174825
    JohntheLeg
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    I doubt it.  The only car I have had was my Seat Alhambra 3 and a half years ago.  You maybe lucky if your dealer is feeling kind.

    in reply to: How long have you been waiting? #174752
    JohntheLeg
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    I ordered a Hyundai Tucson Phev Ultimate +Tech Pack at the beginning of November. The dealer contacted me last week to say its still ontrack for the end of February.

    in reply to: Energy Go Price increase #174694
    JohntheLeg
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    @Oscarmax. Ouch that is a big rise. My Go rate is similar to yours and is due to end in May so I will expect an email in a couple of months, I hope it does not rise even further than your rate.

    in reply to: Power assisted passenger seat #174692
    JohntheLeg
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    As struth says the Kona Ultimate has them.  What size of car are you looking for Debbie?  I have the Kona Ultimate at the moment, the seats are comfy, heated and ventilated and go back a long way they also have height adjustment.

    in reply to: Power assisted passenger seat #174689
    JohntheLeg
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    Debbie the only Tucson to my knowledge is the Ultimate Version which has Power Heated seats. You’re right the AP is  very high.  I managed to get a Tucson Ultimate before the AP went crazy.

    in reply to: New order-SUV, any views/thoughts? #174524
    JohntheLeg
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    @John Reilly. Thanks for your comment and fingers crossed for the delivery of the Tucson in February.  When it arrives and after I have driven it for a couple of days I will send a review and photo’s.

    in reply to: New order-SUV, any views/thoughts? #174357
    JohntheLeg
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    I had a few drives of the Tucson Premium Hybrid and Tucson Ultimate Plug-in last October. I found the Ultimate PHEV the better drive, it was also more comfy probably because of the leather seats.. I odered an Ultimate PHEV at the beginning of  November before the price rise in Q1.  Hopefully it will be delivered at the end of February. The dealer contacted me earlier to say its still looking good for the end of February and will let me know when it’s at sea.

     

    in reply to: Hyundai Tucson plug in hybrid #168417
    JohntheLeg
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    I too have a Kona EV which is a great car but due to my circumstances changing I need a larger car which is why after a lot of thought I have gone for the Tucson.  Motability have kindly let me change early.

    in reply to: Hyundai Tucson plug in hybrid #168355
    JohntheLeg
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    @Fastbike1000 – I found the auto box excellent. Acceleration was great from traffic lights and junctions.  My various cars for the past 30 years have all been automatics and I can honestly say this is one of the best gearboxes. I drove it on A and B roads as well as the country lanes near where I live, it coped well over bumps and a few pot holes. I liked the different modes there are to conserve your fuel and just use the battery.

    in reply to: Hyundai Tucson plug in hybrid #168321
    JohntheLeg
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    @Fastbike1000 – I had a two hour drive in the Premium Hybrid and then the following day I had an hour and a half drive in the Ultimate Plug-in Hybrid.

    They were both good cars to drive and both have excellent safety features and are roomy. The Hybrid version is for someone who is unable to plug in at home or cannot be bothered to plug it in to charge. They were both economical.

    I preferred the Ultimate Plug-in as I found the leather seats more comfortable than the cloth seats.  It comes with a type two and also a granny charger so you can use your 3 pin sockets at home.

    I have ordered the Ultimate Tucson Plug-in with the Tech Pack today, the dealership had one that is being built at the moment so should get to me either end of December or first week in January.  The dealership said there are very few Tucsons available at the moment.

    Let me know if you have any questions Fastbike1000.

    JohntheLeg
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    @Yorkman – That’s great the Ohme charger is a good charger. I know when I last spoke to Motability they said they would be using Ohme chargers as BP Pulse had such a backlog of chargers to get installed. Who knows they maybe replacing mine with an Ohme charger. I will let you know how my install goes next weekend.

    JohntheLeg
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    @Yorkman – Yeah its an old model, it was installed in June. It worked ok for a month, then after that it was constantly switching on and off  which meant sometimes it would be off when the cheap rate Octopus Energy was on.  Initially it was there was too high a voltage coming into the house that was sorted by Northern Powegrid but I still had the same problem the Electrical contractors were finally given the go ahead by BP Pulse to replace the unit with a new one. Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

    in reply to: Having a bit of a crisis and starting to lose hope #168227
    JohntheLeg
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    @Capuchin – How large a car do you want to go? I’ve just had a test drive in the Hyundai Tucson Premium Hybrid that was nice and comfy – has heated seats etc also has a good automatic gearbox. My wife in pevious years has had 3 Honda Jazz’s they are very roomy, she only had to change due to them getting larger so wouldn’t fit in our garage.  I will be going to our local Hyundai Dealer in the morning to sign up for a new Tucson so if you want I can find out availability for the different versions.

    Take Care.

     

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