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  • in reply to: Third Covid-19 related rebate #173595
    MickC
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      @garry thanks for the update,would not have known otherwise,its nice of Motability to be so forthcoming,i’ll save mine for my next car.

      MickC
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        The Ultimate will more than likely be the car i get next.

        in reply to: Q1 2022 News & Updates #172444
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          TBC………..what does that mean.

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            in reply to: Can we afford another complete lockdown? #172023
            MickC
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              Holland is set to go into an even TOUGHER lockdown tonight with every business ordered to close except essential shops – as EU considers PCR tests for every new arrival and French ban on Brits causes chaos at Channel.

               

              MickC
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                Who is the dealer the FIA,they like changing rules to suit.

                in reply to: It’s Christmas Bonus Time at Motability! #171667
                MickC
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                  Ive spent my £10 xmas bonus.

                  in reply to: Fifth Gear Recharged #171391
                  MickC
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                    One of the five was the Renault Zoe or now renamed the Renault Woe.

                    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/renault-zoe-given-zero-stars-euro-ncap-safety-tests

                    in reply to: SOME LEAD NEW CAR TIMES #170769
                    MickC
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                      What a drag waiting for a new car to be built these days.

                      in reply to: Not everyone can or wants to go fully electric just yet’ #170640
                      MickC
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                        I’m not going EV for the foreseable future,still got 30 months left on my current car.

                        What i will do over those 30 months is watch the cost of electrickery rise,April 2022 will be a big kick in the nuts for everyone,after that who knows.

                        I hope hydrogen gathers pace as an alternative.

                        in reply to: Electrifying launches ground-breaking new efficiency rating #169954
                        MickC
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                          Bit like the house energy efficiency ratings.

                          Its good info.

                          in reply to: VW REMOVING ID3 ID4 AND ALL TIGUAN #169953
                          MickC
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                            Car Companies turning their backs on business,their pockets must be full.

                            in reply to: They want to limit over 60’s to driving at limited times. #169803
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                              in reply to: Kuga at last #169792
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                                My Kuga 2021 2.0 AWD 8 speed auto ecoblue titanium x edition,returns 26mpg doing very very short urban hops in local speed hump land. I had the engine checked out because it makes a terrible clatter like a hammer drill when driving after a cold start,was told nothing to worry about its a transit engine.Its even worse now with really cold weather,saw the amber snowflake light up on the digital dash today for the first time. I think the seats are out of a transit too with fancy materials and stitching,they are very very firm with virtually no side or seat bolstering.

                                I fear that your issue MickC is that the type of driving that you do means that you shouldn’t have chosen a diesel. Modern diesels have diesel particulate filters that clog up unless the engine and exhaust get hot frequently. You say that your journeys are ‘very very short’ and low speed, hence the 26mpg. These are exactly the sort of journeys that diesels don’t like. To be fair, most diesels that I have driven (with the exception of BMW diesels) can sound a bit agricultural when cold, but tend to quieten down once warm. If you wanted a Kuga, given the type of journeys that you do, you would have been far better to have gone with the PHEV version, which gets very good reviews. You would be doing all of your journeys on electric and have virtually no petrol bills. It would also be very quiet and not have an issue with your short low speed journeys. Obviously you would be stuck with the same seats though. It might be worth having a conversation with Motability and explaining that you ordered a diesel which you now realise was a mistake and see if they will let you change early. They seem to be quite understanding in these situations.

                                Hi GG.

                                Had a Mondeo 180 previous to the Kuga and it was quite as a lamb on starting/driving in cold both euro 6/6.2 engines and you could never smell any fumes out back.I used to worry about the DPF but the Mondeo never had any problems and it used to do similar journeys.On trip computer 1 which has been left as is from day 1 of ownership the mpg is showing 35.4.

                                I am going to let Ford have another listen to the engine (now weather is getting quite chilly) i;m going to suggest they keep it overnite parked outside and then let them do a test drive from cold and let them hear the racket,it even holds revs longer and higher driving off from cold,which i know is bad for any engine.

                                Only had car 6 months,next car will preferably be EV,will see how fuel and electric costs evolve over the next couple of years before making choice.

                                in reply to: Nissan Aryia #169791
                                MickC
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                                  When i see that name i always think of Game of Thrones.

                                  in reply to: They want to limit over 60’s to driving at limited times. #169790
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                                    Get those mobile phone users targeted more,leave old folks alone.

                                    Ive read recently that even holding a mobile phone while in a vehicle will get you a £200 fine i would like that increased to £300 with an automatic 1 month driving ban.

                                    in reply to: Kuga at last #169710
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                                      My Kuga 2021  2.0 AWD 8 speed auto ecoblue titanium x edition,returns 26mpg doing very very short urban hops in local speed hump land.

                                      I had the engine checked out because it makes a terrible clatter like a hammer drill when driving after a cold start,was told nothing to worry about its a transit engine.Its even worse now with really cold weather,saw the amber snowflake light up on the digital dash today for the first time.

                                      I think the seats are out of a transit too with fancy materials and stitching,they are very very firm with virtually no side or seat bolstering.

                                      in reply to: Volvo removed ? #169514
                                      MickC
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                                        Volvo XC40.001

                                        in reply to: Ford Puma #169170
                                        MickC
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                                          If the Puma had an electric handbrake and had been available in auto when i was looking at the end of last year i would have had one,but got its big bro instead a Kuga 190 AWD.

                                          in reply to: Scam Alert #169062
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                                            NHS

                                            Nigerian Hospitality Syndicate.

                                            in reply to: KONA EV 64KW EFFICIENCY #168999
                                            MickC
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                                              Mmm somewhere between 70 and 104 then.

                                              Can you do a sweepstake for us all.

                                              in reply to: Fuel prices #168891
                                              MickC
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                                                Does anyone know why there is a shortage of Walkers Crisp’s.

                                                Is it the farmers fault,not really…….cant see a shortage of spuds in the supermarkets.

                                                £1.70 per six pack in Sainsburys currently.

                                                Maybe its a perfect opportunity for Walkers to increase the price to £2.50.

                                                Oh and derv is currently 147.9 at ASDA in Sheffield.

                                                in reply to: Drivers ‘overpay’ for photocard licence renewals #168717
                                                MickC
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                                                  Still got my paper licence.

                                                  in reply to: Maximum Car Value On Motability #168589
                                                  MickC
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                                                    The car i got last May was around £39k

                                                    in reply to: Seat leon and Leon estate #168098
                                                    MickC
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                                                      Seat Leon’s are still on the Mobility Scheme,just checked.

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