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  • in reply to: KIA UK #185976
    kezo
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    The last sentence “If we didn’t suspend orders, more Motability customers would be left disappointed next year.” doesn’t make sense. If they didn’t suspend orders, there would be more Motability customers happy that they were getting the car they wanted next year, NOT disappointed customers next year. So long as the KIA dealerships were honest about the expected delivery dates, customers wouldn’t be disappointed. The truth is that KIA earn more money from private purchases and (understandably) would rather sell to them and don’t want to risk those sales. So long as Motability don’t offer manufacturers competitive prices for their vehicles, they will have no interest in Motability sales. This was different went supply issues weren’t a problem. Dealerships were happy to not earn much from Motability because it still counted towards their sales, which in turn led to the dealerships getting bigger discounts from the manufacturers. Dealerships no longer need these Motability sales to boost their sales because manufacturers can’t even keep up with the volume of regular private purchases.

    Youve hit the nail on the head @gilders

    in reply to: Motability question? We can answer it. #185965
    kezo
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    @volkswin, your mother in law can ask for a price to buy the Tiguan at the end of the lease. I doubt they’d entertain anyone buying it before then. In general the price Motability asks is not competitive.

    Just before a handed my previous lease back (2017 Skoda Superb SEL exec 190nhp) a couple of months ago I asked MB for a price. I can’t remember the exact figures but for a couple hundred less I could have got an identical car but on a 67 plate from the main dealers that would have come with a 12 month Skoda assured warranty and any minor car park dings repaired. MB sell at full retail price on a trade basis.

    in reply to: Dead Battery #185955
    kezo
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    Agreed, not suggesting getting advise about the battery stuff there, just to get info on which charger and where to purchase.

    Have you vaped for long, I started 5yrs ago just to get off the fags but I find they taste nothing like the real thing 🙂

    in reply to: Mg hs problems #185954
    kezo
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    My wife has an MG HS auto on Motability and we are going to hand the car back in the next few weeks as we are sick of the issues. 1. Auto box is rubbish, with erratic drive delivery from stationary. Quite dangerous when pulling out in traffic as it is all or nothing 2. Sat Nav and parking camera stop working a random intervals 3, Info center freezes whilst driving so you cannot change radio channel, change heating settings or get to the nav system Total rubbish and worst car we have had on Motability

    Have you spoke to Motability about it and requested a change of car.

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185936
    kezo
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    I have had a couple of occasions where I have submitted a post and it has just disappeared – I assumed it was my error – and maybe it is, but I have no idea what I may be doing wrong – if I have a long post now I copy it before I post – on at leat one occasion it has payed off. I have read thru – the – how to section.

    Do you find it logs you out and you get an error! are you sure you want to do this  message where you expected you post to be.

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185932
    kezo
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    Neath South Wales

    in reply to: Dead Battery #185918
    kezo
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    I noticed they are INR cells and will have just dropped below required minimum voltage for your standard charger so with the correct charger they can be revived no problem, plenty of threads on vaping forums about what type of charger to purchase and how to go about it.

    Agreed @vinalspin, but I’m not sure a vaping forum is the right place as there are 42 x 18650’s that need to be “jumpstarted” at the same time.


    @Pirots
    what is the rating on the charger that came with your Bixby or post a pic up 🙂

    in reply to: Dead Battery #185909
    kezo
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    I am not sure if the first companies refurbish but its certainly worth asking if they would refurbish yours (18650 7s6p battery pack)  or build and install another battery pack for you. Cost wise decent 18650 batteries are around £3.55 trade/wholesale up to £10 retail plus Labour and VAT. so something to bare in mind. Is there anyone in your family who is a sparky or into electronic or is there anyone they may know that could do it. If so you could get the batteries wholesale yourself from Fogstar batteries who only sell genuine stuff, as this would cut the mark up a refurb company would put on them.

    http://www.enix-power-solutions.co.uk/custom-battery-packs/

    https://www.pmbl.co.uk/

    https://www.batteriesplus.co.uk/acatalog/Battery_Pack_Refurbishment.html

     

     

    in reply to: Dead Battery #185912
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    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185913
    kezo
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    If you want a good ISP try Zen internet.

    Morning @joss, Isn’t Zen copper via Openreach? I want to go back to fibre and Openreach have not got FTTC let alone FTTP in my area yet.

    in reply to: Dead Battery #185894
    kezo
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    @Pirots, I thinks a sensible question first is do you have any soldering skills and knowledge of Ohms law along with a multimeter?

    It is very possible the batteries within the pack are not completely dead and dropped to around 2.6V. It is possible to “jump start” the batteries but you would need a variable output power source where you set the voltage for the pack at 25.2V but up the current so the batteries would begin to charge and then allow your normal charger to takeover in the hope they recover. For safety reasons given the size of the pack an understanding of Ohms law would be preferable and then theres the cost of a variable power source or a larger charger, which could be money down the pan especially if the batteries are below 2volts. Use of a multimeter could determine the average voltage of each battery in the pack.

    You could refurbish your current pack by replacing the individual 18650 batteries but there would be a fair amount of de soldering and soldering involved, ensuring you don’t get any dry joints or apply to much heat to the batteries whilst doing so.

    Even if you bought a generic a generic 7s6p battery pack there would be some soldering, to solder fly leads on etc and the precautions with refurbishing your current pack would need to be taken into account.

    You could ask an electrician or electronics engineer to refurbish your current one or fit a generic 7s6p and do all the soldering for you. But it could prove costly this way unless you new someone.

    Its not difficult to do, but its easy for me to say that as its been my trade for nearly 40yrs. If your confident and would like to have ago and have expectable skills of soldering and an some understanding of Ohms law I’d be willing to guide you through the options. I only say this for your own safety as there are risks if your not sure 🙂

    Putting all that aside, given you don’t kayak very often would something like these be suitable for your needs. Admittingly they may not be as powerful. They would also more than likely work out cheaper than repairing yours.

    https://www.seriousfishing.com/JRVISWLKR230220223.html?msclkid=096d86a125f017b4976ae42b9aabd15a&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DI-UK-S2&utm_term=4575823819945020&utm_content=DI%3DUK%3DS2%20-%20fly%20%3E%20electric%20motors

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bison-Electric-Outboard-Trolling-Propeller/dp/B009ZSO1WG/ref=pd_lpo_2?pd_rd_i=B009ZSO1WG&psc=1

     

     

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185876
    kezo
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    Firefox for desktop safari or Duckduckgo on my phone, Duck is a great browser as you don’t get chased around the web with adverts based on your searches.

    Have always used Android phones as they are better for remote monitoring insulations when I was working plus easier to sideload APK’s on  so can’t comment on Safari. ?Other than That Firefox or Edge depending what laptop I’m on and Vivaldi mainly for streaming when I used a VPN but since cancelled when I switched to Sky superfast which is crap the majority of time buffering and keeps loosing connection. Thankfully only a couple or so months left.

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185833
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    @kezo did you take the red 🔴 or 🔵blue pill this morning ? Just wonder as your experiencing GliTches in the system.

    Both and a whole lot more 🙂

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185832
    kezo
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    I’ve tried to fix the post Kezo but i may have made things worse. I won’t touch anything else. I believe it may not misbehave going forward which is the important thing.

    No worries @wmc. Thanks for looking into it, agreed best not to mess too much and as you say going forward is more important.

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185830
    kezo
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    I was using Edge this morning @ChrisK. What I don’t get is if it was awaiting moderation it would say so and would not have been able to quote the post.

    Edge ! dear god shake head. Get your self a decent browser like Fire fox

    My go to browser is Firefox or Vivaldi but my Mrs likes Edge and was using her laptop 🙂

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185823
    kezo
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    I was using Edge this morning @ChrisK. What I don’t get is if it was awaiting moderation it would say so and would not have been able to quote the post.

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185820
    kezo
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    I think this may be fixed. Do you like my confidience?

    mmmm let me think about 🙂

    I will come back to you :-)……………………..

    Nah a little over confidence there @wmcforum. Its still showing  not right 🙂

    Should we blame it on ghosts 🙂

     

    in reply to: Are there glitches on the forum! #185817
    kezo
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    Haven’t got a clue how the site is run or it’s workings but just wonder if the delay in having none members post checked by admin before publishing causes a problem as I often see a new post awaiting moderation in a given thread and clicking it I get direct to the top of the page where the post will appear after approval. Does that make sense? 🤷‍♂️

    Don’t think it was that @ChrisK because if the non members post was still under moderation I would not have been able to quote the post. Come to think about it, from memory it happened in the Kona thread a while back to, where I quoted a members post and it came up as if another member had said what I was quoting and was questioned on it at the time. Weird whatever is happening 🙂

    in reply to: Ordered Kia Sportage 48v GT-LINE S auto AWD #185791
    kezo
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    I think what’s confused me is that Kia don’t state it’s a MHEV on their price list, it’s just 1.6 T-GDi or CRDi. Even the motability website lists them under petrol and diesel, not hybrid.

    We’d probably go for the 4 model if we ordered one and being listed as AWD it must be a MHEV as the normal petrol and diesels are FWD.

    The Tuscon hybrid @ £5599 will be the plug in hybrid. The only Sportage’s left on the scheme before today were Mild hybrids and petrol, but have now gone as you say. The difference in economy between the mild hybrid and petrol is less than 2mpg with the power basically identical. with the 1.6tdgi engine found in both the Sortage and the Tuscon. So I wouldn’t concern yourself about getting the mild hybrid over the petrol. Your main problem lies whether you can put up with a manual Ultimate Tuscon over the Auto . Or as you suggest AP’s go up rapidly.

    Its a difficult one because essentially there is bugger all on the scheme at the moment especially with a reasonable AP. The other option is extend your lease on your current car and hope something more suitable becomes available during the lease extension.

    in reply to: Ordered Kia Sportage 48v GT-LINE S auto AWD #185790
    kezo
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    I think what’s confused me is that Kia don’t state it’s a MHEV on their price list, it’s just 1.6 T-GDi or CRDi. Even the motability website lists them under petrol and diesel, not hybrid. We’d probably go for the 4 model if we ordered one and being listed as AWD it must be a MHEV as the normal petrol and diesels are FWD.

    I agree it can be confusing.

    in reply to: High end cars/trim levels #185781
    kezo
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    DS4 is supposed to be premium I think

    It is over its own Stellantis group cars.

    My take is premium cars have better soft touch materials and more of it in the cabin along with the tendency to find better materials such as seating and switch gear tend to have more dampening etc. Doors tend to shut with a more reassuring clunk and the likely hood of better sound deadening etc. None of this though distracts from the interiors of say less premium cars such as the Sportage which has one of the best looking interiors especially on the scheme. I also feel the gap is closing between what we would class as premium and a non premium cars.

     

    in reply to: Motability show #185777
    kezo
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    Hi kezo From memory I think you get a free cup of tea and a Motability pen to fill out the form to enter your chance of winning an iPad… oh and a key ring from Brig-Ayd.😊 The only thing that useful for myself is the ability to drive cars with adaptions though you’d be very lucky to get one in a car of interest and having turned up at the Exeter show a few years ago 4 or 5 hours before the close of play all the slots for driving an adapted Ford Kuga were taken for that year. It’s not to bad a day out if you don’t have to travel far but like you said with today’s fuel price its not worth, in my case, spending £40 to £50 worth going to a show. That said with the Exeter one I just happened to be passing the show that weekend on the way to my holiday and that was the last show there before the 2 year close down.

    Not missing much by the sound of it 🙂

    in reply to: Motability show #185776
    kezo
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    Nissan Ariya

    No and with a starting price of £42k I can’t see it joining ant time soon. I does seem strange that Nissan are showing it at a Motability event. I guess it will draw people to their stand.

    I stand corrected, apparently it is coming to the scheme £6495 AP.

    Any news of its sister the Megan E Tech joining the scheme. I think its a far better car on the whole going by reviews

    in reply to: Vehicle numbers on the Motability Scheme #185772
    kezo
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    Well the ship rocked and sank on the 11th hour with another 13 I believe coming off the scheme 🙁

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    in reply to: Motability show #185742
    kezo
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    Ive never been to the big event and with the price of fuel won’t be going this year either. Its a 5hr round trip for me and apart from mobility issues my daughter, she also has autism so wouldn’t be suitable to take her.

    Other than seeing all manufacturers under one roof, what other benifits are there in going. Do you get a discount on the AP if you order on the day etc.

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