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thanks jamesg, my first port of call each day lol.
ignoring any personal needs is there a sleeper on the scheme at the mo that represents real value for money in your opinion.
personally i have to say i havent really found something in the last year that ive thought thats a bargain.
this is the offending difference.
i have to say at the minidealer i used every demo model had no adj floor and the salesman was clear that to get a flat floor it was extra, i would complain to the dealer if that wasnt so.
i have the countryman cooper s exc auto comfort/nav+.
the brochure and salesman was clear that the standard boot had a lip (drop of 7/8 inches).
the comfort/nav+ pack is an increase of approx £400 in ap and gives the adj boot floor centre armrest etc etc a lot more than just the adj floor.
as an individual option i wouldnt have bothered.October 21, 2020 at 6:01 am in reply to: whats the wierdest or obscure must have for your car #127593
tbf geohfc the brochures etc do make it clear that the flat/adj boot floor is an extra, i have the cooper s auto and had the comfort/nav+ pack which gets you the floor and centre armrest etc. many models have a flat floor as an extra.
well now i know i am falling apart, in the past by now i would be practically moved.
i have just about managed to pack 6 boxes load them in the car(not very big boxes) transport to new home and unload new home is only 12 minutes away. that has taken all day and i am in bits. now going to attempt to get in bath for a soak which will be a major undertaking in itself.
yesterday was needed for recovery as friday i did what i did today, i have a feeling i may need 2 days recovery this time. lol.
shoot me someone.
oh dont get me started brydo, my wife passed away in 2003 only 44. i still remember vividly the nightmare of sorting through all her “stuff” clothes still with labels on.
a horrible experience at the time a little amusing now with the benefit of time.
why three hair dyers still bugs me lol.
good luck, tharg i hope it all goes well.
not that the tiguan interests me i am quite happy with my countryman.but i must be alone in hating sunroofs and these new panoramic roofs. the citroen c4 grand piccasso had a huge pano roof but at least it came with blinds. i had it 5 years and i dont think i opened it or the blind in that whole time.
although i do prefer lighter roof linings rather than the standard grey/black. go figure.October 16, 2020 at 6:28 am in reply to: council/social housing gobsmacked allocated in a month #127056
no i am currently in a park home and its an old site and the homes are a mixture of lpg, oil and mains depending on their age. i am in an older one at the moment so its lpg cylinders not a problem until it runs out at 4 in the morning and its blowing a hooley. i am moving to what used to be termed a council house, well bungalow. now an arms length social housing provider.October 13, 2020 at 4:14 pm in reply to: council/social housing gobsmacked allocated in a month #126764
who would have thunk it, carpet fitters around here are swamped, ive spent all day trying to even get quotes and they are all saying it would be a month before they can fit owt.
at least someones busy lolOctober 12, 2020 at 9:55 pm in reply to: council/social housing gobsmacked allocated in a month #126714
even more bonkers this afternoon the council rang to see if i wanted to look at a newly renovated ground floor flat with a wetroom. so thats 2 different social housing providers in a week offering veiwings.
i wonder if they arent getting any enquiries because of covid. i reckon i must have just struck it lucky. most everything i bid on i came up as between applicant 15-20 or higher. the newly renovated flat only had 3 bids.
maybe its the area.
have to say i am in the Tharg camp doesnt do anything really that a decent set of saucepans and a cookbook wont do. i am a fan of slow cooked stews and casseroles i dont need a fancy gizmo to acheive good results.
£150 buys a lot of ingrediants lol.
tbh audi doesnt impress me nor mercedes i need a higher driving position and auto of those 2 only the b class made my long list and even bmw only got the i3 and x1 on there. all the others were “lesser marques”.
in the end the best financial deal won out and i got a mini countryman cooper s exclusive auto with the comfortnav+ pack as stratstones were doing £500 off the ap which as i am on wpms meant with gcb i paid almost zero.
next time 5 years time hopefully if i am still here i will be looking for an electric so maybe the i3s if its still in production.
i know the wall charger is free on motability if you order a fully electric car but i think they stopped providing them for the phevs.
other than that i think it will depend on your local area as to wether there are any grants available.
it may be worth a phone call to motability i am sure they could direct you.
there was a thread elsewhere on here about home chargers but i think that was for full electric.
n*****, may be an option but its about the only derivation thats current. so its probably gone.
its expensive enough with current ap’s without forking out for a private plate.
i found it hard enough finding a car that suited my disability whats on the number plate i could care less but whatever floats your boat.
no need to be rude barry keep it civil please.
menorca mike, on motability pretty much all manufacturers metallic paint is free, volvo did charge for a short period but that was withdrawn pretty quickly.
however specialist paints are chargeable as an extra but just the difference between mettallic and specialist.
so if mettallic paint costs £500 and the fancy paint is £750 you would pay £250.September 29, 2020 at 10:02 am in reply to: I’ve got a feeling this will be our last motability car. #125093
as someone that does relatively few miles it is becoming less likeley that i will continue beyond the current car as a decent 2nd hand runabout would suffice.
so far the advantages of worry free motoring with everything except fuel included has trumped any cost implications.
but the need for a higher driving position etc to accomodate my back issues means a higher spec and therefore cost car is necessary along with the personal preference for leather upholstery means again either higher spec or added extras.
in some ways i suppose that is mitigated by the fact i get wpms rather than pip etc. so that covers the auto cost. as my back has restricted the miles done over the last couple of years and little liklihood of any improvement any time soon in 3 years time i will have to seriously consider going off scheme.
unless you particularly want leather the classic trim is ok, upgrade to the comfnav+ pack gets you heated seats, auto aircon,centre armrest,park distance control,storage pack which gives you an adjustable boot floor plus a buch of techy enhancements to sat nav etc. for an increase of £900 to the ap.
i have the countryman 2.0 cooper s auto with the comfnav+pack and i would say the upgrade was worth it, i also went for the exclusive as i like the leather trim and seats.but classic is good. it all depends on what you need. even on top trim auto boot opening waggly foot is still another extra at £375.
fortunately my main requirement was a higher driving position so anything else was gravy, and the fact that stratstone gave £500 off the ap meant the comfnav+ was basically free.
the more common deal is that a dealer will agree to cancel an order and reorder if the ap goes down. usually if someone is set on a particular model ordering at the end of a quarter you can run the risk of the ap changing. fine if it goes up your locked in at the lower rate by ordering before quarter end. not so good if it goes down.
so some dealers will adjust things so you pay the lower ap.
i havent come accross a dealer that would be happy for you to cancel and go elsewhere.
footloose, if its the same as the mini countryman auto there isnt a park as such you put the selector to N neutral and then press the P button on the selector and thats park. then you apply the electronic handbrake.
i have to say it took a little getting used to.
i think i am going to be even more pleased that i jumped in jan and changed early on my lease as the “old” car was too low and i managed to get a countryman cooper s auto and picked it up the week before close down at the end of march. not done many miles yet but loving it.
was due to change 30 sept so dread to think how much more i may have had to pay or how long i would have to wait seeing some of the current delivery times. i reckon i would still be waiting even for a mini.
looking at the configorator dark camo is a darker version of british racing green. looks quite good on the screen. i would say its worth a look.
i think what you need to do is come up with a shortlist and ring around the dealers and see what they have of each one in stock and go from there. if i hadnt wanted a particular colour or trim the local mini dealer had 3 countrymans in stock. likewise with the suzuki and seat dealers.
i would spend an afternoon ringing each dealer and explain your needs and that its motability and ask what they have in stock. some will even move stock around the country for you. so a mini dealer may find you a car in at a dealer in scotland and if you say thats the one move it down to you.
stratstone mini in chesterfield and elsewhere i think were doing £500 off the ap. at least they were when i got mine in march and they had some in stock but i wanted the light leather and british racing green so had to wait 10 weeks for a factory build.
the exclusive trim gets you leather the classic etc are cloth.