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  • in reply to: Coronavirus #140573
    mitch
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    yes i suppose reading the blurb they give you, you could say it does what it says on the tin.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140540
    mitch
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    jab update, no issues yest/last night but this morning arm feels as though someone took a bat to it in the night and i feel a bit rough. but nothing major has eased considerably now ive taken my usual prescription meds.

    so no complaints here. pfizer jab by the way

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140523
    mitch
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    hi joss, well i am 61 so i am not sure it was the trigger i think it was bmi judging by the people in and out during the time i was there. those sat waiting the 15 minutes with me afterwards would have made a formidable rugby pack.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140463
    mitch
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    all jabbed, 1/2 an hour doorstep to doorstep very efficient.

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140212
    mitch
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    brydo, i am not going to continue this no matter what anyone says supported by whatever data if it doesnt fit the world according to wigwam its irrelevant,meeaningless or you get insulted so its not worth the effort and i am not going to lose any sleep over it.

    it has been aknowledged by pretty much everyone that ev’s dont suit those that have to do lots of miles or need lots of passenger/boot space. but as most people it has been shown do short local journies an ev could work but if you have the temerity to say that you get wigwammed.

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140140
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    Bigdave, this is exactly what i mean, your vet is not most people and as i said to wigwam there are those who an electric vehicle as they stand wont work, due to size, seats,boot etc.

    i mmediately anyone says ev’s can work someone comes up with an example of where they wont and its a v small minority example like your vet or someone that commutes 500 miles for work or suchlike. and how many of those are there?

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140132
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    wigwam, i am merely going by numerous reports that have stated that most journies even pre covid are under 30 miles ergo most people could use an ev purely based on distance of individual journies.

    this obviously doesnt take into account those that need 7 seaters or a large boot for wheelchairs etc but even that leaves most people.

    longer journies depending on vehicle range will need some planning but even in an ice most take a break every 2 or 3 hours. you could get a fair old charge in a half or 3/4 hour toilet and coffee break.

    as i said the main drawback for most people is the infrastructure which needs work.

    but lets face it how long did it take to get the motorway network up and running or petrol stations for that matter.

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140103
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    wigwam, most people day to day are doing journies of less than 30 miles so i fail to see the difficulty in charging every 3 days or once a weeek whichever suits even if you dont have a home charger a granny charger will do overnight.

    all i see is people bleating but what about the once in a blue moon trip to see auntie elsie blah blah.

    for quite a lot of people an ev would work even now.

    those that need large suv’s etc for lots of equipment or lots of passengers they are the ones at the moment for who it wont work for a while. but for mr average it will work with a little thought and the shouty detractors should get a grip, just because they are against ev’s and can shout louder doesnt make them right.

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140082
    mitch
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    i know its human nature with anything new to rail against it.

    but people seriously need to get a grip about ev’s, yes they are not yet perfect and the infrastructure needs serious investment. but it only needs a little common sense and a little more planning than with an ice for most day to day journies to be done in an ev.

    i could with a little forethought use an ev now, even though i cant have a charger at my current home.

    within 4 miles there are half a dozen charges that it wouldnt be difficult to build into my schedule to use to fill up longer journies obviously would need a bit more thought.

    but basically i would need to go to a charger for a full charge no more than once a week.

    realistically i would probably split that into 2 visits. theres a choice of places to wait out the charge where i could set up my laptop and work while i wait. conveniantly the charges are outside a harvester pub,a hotel and near a kfc and starbucks so spoilt for choice.

    so providing the ev has a range that can cover your daily commute for work i dont think its that hard.

    as julie points out the person doing this reveiw has loaded the dice so to speak by making sure it uses the slowest chargers at the worst time in its batteries life etc etc.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140022
    mitch
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    my sisters a volunteer jabber in mansfield notts, she was given one of the leftovers from people not turning up shes younger than me so has in a way jumped the queue a bit.

     

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140007
    mitch
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    renishaw derbyshire

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140001
    mitch
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    just had the surgery on to offer the jab on thursday 11.36 in clowne.

    not bad i thought it would be a while yet. i am 61

     

    in reply to: Mini to ditch leather from its future interiors #139885
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    the claim that faux leathers are better for the environment are nonsense, effectively faux leathers are plastics bi products of the petrochemical industry so use far more harmful chemicals in larger quantities than the leather processes. plus they do not decompose are thrown away far more readily whereas many leather products last and are used for many years.

    i have jackets and shoes and boots that i have had for well over 10 years and they are still going strong their plastic alternatives died years ago. long term i reckon my leather flying jacket is far more eco freindly than the 30 or more syntetic items ive ditched over the same time.

    in reply to: Game: Can you list all your motability cars and years #139520
    mitch
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    ronster if youve placed your order the ap you pay is fixed at the price on your order.

    in reply to: could you pass the driving test today #139439
    mitch
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    like intranicity i am ex military and was taught to drive in an hgv at 17 only had any actual training in a car later in germany on a course designed for evasive driving in civilian cars in northern ireland usually for drivers of high ups and dignatories etc great fun j-turns hand brake turns etc. also did hazmat for refueling helicopters when attached to the army air corps.

    in reply to: covid 19– is stupidity contageous as well??? #139317
    mitch
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    no brydo, i was refering to a vaceine being required to combat the disease of stupidity for those that think its ok to drive from luton to the peak district to look at the snow.

    lets face a vaceine thats 60% effective against the s.a version is better than no vacceine which is 0% effective.

    in reply to: Mini Matters #139262
    mitch
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    hi tharg, i havent been out for 6 weeks except a quick trip to pick up the prescription.

    so i havent had chance to mess with the idiot in the circle.

    and looking at thr forecast for this week i cant see that changing which is a shame as she needs a wash.

    in reply to: I call my car Gazza what’s yours called? #139241
    mitch
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    oh god please nooooo so sad.

    in reply to: Do you need a car? #139239
    mitch
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    i think like most people public transport would need to improve hugely.here its a mile to the nearest bus stop and its one bus an hour or less and it only goes to chesterfield basically. if you want to go anywhere else youve to go into chesterfield and then get a bus out to where you want to go.

    a 15 minute car drive to a hosp or doctors appointment becomes an hour and a half by bus.

    in fact the doctors surgery isnt on a bus route so would have to be by taxi.

    greenpeace need to live in the real world for a change.

    in reply to: mazda mx-30 could be a contender #139216
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    kevin, when i was looking i tried the arona and the ateca, the mx3 was a nice cabin as was the mercedes b class. not sure what the ap’s are on those on pip. in the end i went for the countryman as the local mini dealer was doing £500 off the ap.

    others i liked were the toyota c-hr and the nissan juke both on the funkier side.

    in reply to: mazda mx-30 could be a contender #139206
    mitch
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    in my case stuart thats not an issue, ive had the countryman almost a year and i am the only person thats sat in it. thats why i would also be at the front of the queue if they did a 2 seat pickup style vehicle.

    in reply to: mazda mx-30 could be a contender #139201
    mitch
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    intranicity, thats why i look at an ap of around 1k as with the gcb and the auto grant it costs me nowt except the wpms.

    searching the current electric vehicles i have discount mg at the moment pending them fixing their issues, theyve got 2 years to get it right lol.

    i need a higher driving position so it rules out the saloons etc that leaves:

    2008 active premium £833 range 206

    mokka e sri nav prem £1037 range 200

    mokka e elite nav prem £1187 range 200

    mokka e launch edition £1337 range 200

    mx 30 sel lux £80 range 120

    mx30 sport lux £933 range 120

    mx30 first edition £633 range 120

    given those choices i think the mx30 is worth considering even with the shorter range and the colours are better lol.

    if the range extender comes in at the right price it could clinch it. but who knows theres 2 years to go the bmw i3 may come down in price and come back on.

    in reply to: Can you still buy motability car? #139061
    mitch
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    thats the only drawback kieron they will give you a price and its take it or leave it. but then as lou says you already know the car so it reduces the risk element.

    in reply to: AP discount after catalog change? #139060
    mitch
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    so long as you got a deal your happy with redpanda thats all that matters.

    in reply to: New order questions #139048
    mitch
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    when i first joined the scheme thats what i did, as comfortablynumb says they will probably be low on the totum as far as an offer on your pex is concerned. thats a decision only you can make, in my case it wasnt worth a lot anyway and webuyanycar etc or a private sale wouldnt have got me much more so it was worth the conveniance of tipping up on the day and swapping. they gave me a cheque there and then for the difference.

    also if you dont need a factory order you may find one in stock it may be worth asking, back in the day my first motability car was a citroen and when i went through the order the girl found one on a ferry on its way over but not the colour i originally wanted but she could give me a choice of 3 so a compromise on colour saved 10 weeks wait. i picked it up 10 days later.

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