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i agree with you there wardygtc.
its a service run by the local council an hour on shapemaster machines followed by an hour of chair based exercise. reffered by your gp you get 12 weeks free 12 weeks for £60. then if you want to continue its £3 per class or £22 a month. i do 9 classes a week so the monthly fee is best for me.
my bp is down 10 points now ave 121/62, now i am hoping to lose enough weight to get them to operate on my spine. seeing the pain clinic specialist at 3 this afternoon.
i would prefer manual from a driving point of view but have to have auto now ue to spine and knee issues.
left leg can lock or spasm without warning so doesnt make for good gear changes lol.
mini/bmw box is great, ive also had citroen c4 grand piccasso,mgtf,merc conv,mazda xedos no problems with any of them but mini the best.
paracetemol done, just waiting for the bread maker to finish for toast for the morphine.
try not to take it too early so it still has some effect when physio starts at 9.
damn frosty first thing white over and took 10 minutes to defrost car. even longer to get my knees and back moving.
but its brightened up nicely quite sunny in that annoying way when your driving and its under the visor even when down.
still cold though.
on iplayer over the last few weeks:
blade runner 2049 film
battlestar galactica series
fort salem series
ready player one film
@solent60, i need the higher driving position my backs shot, i moved up from the mini 3dr to the countryman.
i have been looking online at the aygo x and the yaris cross which look as though they may work. the aygo x due in showrooms mayish, its still relatively small so i would need to physically test it. getting in and out is the main issue. the c-hr will be tested again as well although as with most the ap’s are higher.
i still have a hankering for the bmw i3s and the advantage there is its ap has dropped lol.
bevwise if the gym sort out their charger so it works/isnt ice blocked that would be my charging place as i am there for either an hour or two hours every weekday.
i may consider a bev next time but i will be concerned as i cant have a home charger as theres no offroad parking and the road is 10m+ from the house. so i woul be reliant on public chargers.
there are 6 within 5 miles, 3 at the moment including woodall services are out of order and the one i am most likely to use at the arc clowne as i go there most days for physio one is out of order and the other invariably has someone parked in it not charging.
so it would be a faff, even though i would probably only need to charge once a week.
i think its up to £250. i ended mine last time 6 months early and they charged me £50.
i think the reason for the change is taken into account, i couldnt get in/out of the mini 3dr i had as my back blew so went for a countryman.
but i got a prorata refund of ap and a prorata gcb.
i have use their contact form and have always had a prompt response even if its just a phone call to say they have passed it up the chain and it may take a while.January 7, 2022 at 1:44 pm in reply to: Is there anything you would pay over £5,500 AP for? #173663
anything i can drive comfortably that has 7k sat on the seat at pick up.
omg, first the rubbish jokes thread now this, tharg what were you drinking over xmas lol??
mind i notice brydo started both so maybe i should blame him.
looks great lee, i used to have a c4 grand piccasso looks like yours has similar set up. is the seat higher or is it standard saloon height. the c4 and arkana, ds4 etc may be a bit big for me. theres only me and so far no chairs scooters etc but given the back issues maybe i ought to consider future proofing.
depending on the weather i may start visiting showrooms and see some in the flesh so to speak.
i can only do 1 or 2 in a weekend so it will take a while.
the difference is also to do with the repeal of crown immunity, pre 2004 you could not sue the mod for pain and suffering etc and get compensation. post 2004 you can get a compensation lump sum and the disability payment. quite how they reckon an extra 7 quid a week is worth what we went through lol.mind if i live to 3 figures i suppose it would represent a fair bit of change over 50 years.
although i cant see that happening, twice i have had motability reps say they thought we were all dead already.
ah, i hadnt thought of that BigDave given my current v low mileage that nay be an option. i was considering leaving and getting a 2nd hand car but bad start to the new year looks like i am going to be unemployed soon and at my age i am not going to be top of anyones recruiting list so chances of anytype of finance has prob gone. so that option may be attractive.
charging is my only issue with bev’s, no offroad and i am 10m from the road. but the place i go for physio has a charger for 2 cars ive been checking it on zapmap periodically and one or the other seems to be out of order at any time. and in this part of derbyshire theres not much else in 5 mile radius.
that said i could make it work with effort. i like the i3s it has that different vibe about it.
oh also rav 4 2.5 icon cvt £1039 but prob a bit big for me.
sagittonius, i think you misunderstand what i was saying, in my case as the mileage and individual journies are low/short. going direct to a bev would be the best option as the ap’s of the hybrids are so rediculously higher to negate any saving i would make.
because of my bungalows location i cannot charge at home and due to my location there are only 3 chargers within 5 miles and 8 within 10 hardly conveniant. however it is doable if my local gym where i go for physio 4 times a week can sort out their 2, as one always seems to be out of order with the other in use. in the time i am in for physio i reckon i could charge a weeks worth of juice. so i only need to get lucky one out of 4 times lol
still the big question remains is it worth paying nearly 11k over 3 years for something like 5ooo miles.
i do very few miles and short distances so some form of electric could work, although the problem is i cant charge at home 10m+from road and no offroad parking. however the ap’s rule out any benefit from phev or mhev. between 6 and7k for a tiguan i wouldnt spend that on fuel over 5 years either petrol or diesel.
the best if i stay would be the i3 or the kona electric and i would have to put up with going out to charge up all the time. well i reckon once maybe twice a week.January 4, 2022 at 9:57 am in reply to: online supermarket substitutions that made you ????????? #173186
too many “dead flies” in that lot for me georgie, i just stuck to the dark n stormy works much better lol.
i have found a refurbed nokia c6 for £45.
so hopefully i will survive lol.
happy new year all.
stay safeJanuary 2, 2022 at 4:48 pm in reply to: mini countryman cooper s exclusive auto comf/nav+ cost increase #173028
struth the kona i havent test driven and in pure range terms would be the better option as i cant have a charger at home due to no offroad parking and its 10m at least from my bungalow to the road.
i almost went for the i3 last time but bottled it and marshalls were offering 0 ap when the ap at the time was over 2k. only for 24hrs though.
theres just something about the design of the i3 that appeals whereas the kona is a bit samey with every other small suv/crossover.January 2, 2022 at 3:53 pm in reply to: mini countryman cooper s exclusive auto comf/nav+ cost increase #173020
the only bright bit ive seen is that the bmw i3 is still below £1k for the suite trim on wpms.
at the moment that would be the only car that would tempt me to continue on the scheme.January 2, 2022 at 10:39 am in reply to: mini countryman cooper s exclusive auto comf/nav+ cost increase #172935
if you take the purchase price of £33k deduct the value now/end of lease say 26k (i reckon they would get more) thats 7k theyve lost so to speak. but 3 years wpms is £10896.00 and the ap of £718.
that means theyve made £4614.60 on one car.
and i reckon they would have got a discount on the 33k in the first place and they will get more than 26k at the end so your looking at close to 10k in reality.