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  • in reply to: No Spare Wheel ? #123219
    Oscarmax
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    My new secondhand spare wheel off eBay £20.00 genuine Mitsubishi Outlander 18″ x 7″ alloy off a 2016/2017 model, going to get a budget tyre fitted £61.00 fitted and balance total cost £81.00


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Dent on door #123203
    Oscarmax
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    Have a dent removal specialist do it, don’t bother with the insurance as they will send it to Nationwide and it will be ruined when it eventually comes back. Like Fordmax said, it’s up to you if you get it done straight away or if you can live with it for the next 2+ years and get it done before it goes back, personally I always get stuff like that fixed as it bugs the hell out of me every time I see it.

    I have to agree I am one of those sad individuals as well, it would drive me crazy.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Peugeot e2008 GT – One month on #123116
    Oscarmax
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    I collected my e208 and took it home yesterday all the way from Swansea to Durham. Absolutely no probs finding chargers. I just looked at the motorway service signs as I was driving; if there was a sign saying Ecotricity (on the board where it says Burger king/M&S here) and if I saw the green and black Ecotricity sign I simply came off the motorway and charged. For anyone considering going electric, next time you are on the motorway, just glance at the ‘services available here’ sign. It will reassure you just how many offer electric chargers, and will help you decide if it’s feasible for you or not. I was actually surprised how much the chargers are used; there was always someone arriving/leaving next to me.

    I would imagine it feels so weird driving up the motorway for the first time in an electric car, no noise engine all you can hear is the tyre and minor wind noises. I know when we picked up our PHEV how strange it felt.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Diesel / Petrol / Hybrid whats more economical #123106
    Oscarmax
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    Had to drive the Outlander PHEV in petrol mode only some poor sole decided to jump of a motorway bridge and grid locked the area. Anyway 67 miles in mostly stop start traffic then some and about 30% motorway we recorded (when filling up today) 38.5mpg which if you allow for the price difference petrol/diesel is equivalent to 40.6mpg.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: No Spare Wheel ? #123058
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    It is a bit strange Dave, we tow a caravan so really need a proper spare wheel, I always had a serviceable spare wheel this is so strange to me.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Running Cost #123057
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    The main place I come across Outlander PHEVs charging is at supermarket charging posts, the 7kW variety although I think you’d only pull 3.6kW? There’s not even an AC port on most of the latest rapid chargers. I think that with the charging at home you’d never get a return on the investment of a new type 1 to type 2 charge cable, although you can pick them up secondhand on the bay of e upon occasion.

    We have considered a type one charging lead (our Podpoint is tethered) our local Tesco’s supermarket is only 5 miles away, but does not have a charging point, and yes you are right our PHEV is only 3.6kW, we cant really justify a lead.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: No Spare Wheel ? #123044
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    The problem is that some cars now come without a ‘wheel well’ in the boot to store a spare wheel in, or the space is taken up with other things (battery etc). It cuts down the available boot space considerably if storing it on top of the boot floor. Personally I think all vehicles should have a spare wheel/tyre or at least a ‘space-saver’ but in the quest to save money and weight (thus emissions etc) a lot of manufacturers are just giving a can of ‘goo’ instead. p.s. don’t forget you will probably need a jack and a wheel-brace as well unless relying on the RAC to come out if you have a puncture.

    Strangely it come with a jack and a wheel brace, just no wheel


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: How Powerful is Your Car In Relation to The BHP Cap? #123035
    Oscarmax
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    Mine is like me a bit of a strange one, our Mitsubishi Outlander according to Motability is 221 bhp, however looking at the Mitsubishis manual under specifications the engine is 99 kW/4500 rpm = 132.76 bhp or 134.6 ps, the engine only power the generator, the generator which in charges the batteries and  powers the motors.

    Here is the interesting part front motor is 60kW max and the rear 70kW max convert that into bhp is 174.33 bhp, so were do they get there 225 bhp from ?


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Running Cost #123033
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    I have never used or actually seen a public charging point for some reason they are as rare as hens teeth in our area, I was under the impression these charging point charge around £0.35 kWh our PHEV is now were kWh energy efficient as a pure hybrid at £0.35 kWh it is cheaper for us to press the charge button and burn a little petrol whilst driving, plus I don’t have a charging lead.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Running Cost #122984
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    That’s cheap, I’ve just had August’s Polar PLUS bill through, £28.53, but 1596 miles though in August, I’ve had over 50kWh of free vend in the last week (thankyou Ionity), I don’t want to see my electricity bill though.[/quote]

    You do realise if you convert your electric energy cost to petrol equivalent you are looking around 275mpg, it makes mine look like a gas guzzling dragon.

    We only charge at home for 5 pence a kWh off peak


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Running Cost #122936
    Oscarmax
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    For the month of August I have travelled 541 miles our total mileage stands at 1811 miles to date I have spent £12.07 on fuel (16th August) and used £7.12 on electric =£19.19 not bad for 541 miles and I still have a fully tank of fuel and a full EV charge.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Price cap and bhp need increasing #122631
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    I cannot see an issue with raising the AP at the end of the day if you can afford or willing to stretch to a higher AP good luck to you, then their are some who can afford a higher AP and like me are just too dam tight, at the end of the day you have to set your own budget. Only problem I can see is those who purchase a car with a high AP, but don’t take into consideration the running cost and end up either in debt or returning the vehicle.

    As regards the BHP cap Motability and their insurance company RSA has already acknowledge 200 bhp and an increase of 25 bhp to 225 bhp for EV/ PHEV, however some of the latest PHEV like the Peugeots  and RAV4 PHEV etc are above the 225 bhp limit, surely its about time they should be based there cap on the engine output alone.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Now I am halfway there I have a PHEV because I tow a caravan, if in the future EV can tow a caravan or we decide to give up caravanning I would switch to an EV. Even with a PHEV the saving in cost compared to a diesel are outstanding. We are getting there.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Ford Kuga plug in hybrid ordered #122225
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Well done James, don’t forget photo’s and road test report. At the moment I am managing to squeeze 34/36 miles on pure EV out of our Outlander PHEV


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Extending motability lease #122073
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    I enquired about extending our last Motability car a Ford Kuga Zetec powershift 2.0 diesel, I think the AP was about £1299 and we were just coming up to 20,000 miles at the end of the lease, Motability informed us no problem ?

    As regards the towbar prior to proceeding you must request permission from Motability and inform Motability’s insurance provider RSA, they will in turn contact Motability as regards permission.

    Motability also have an agreement with the RAC to recover your trailer in the event of a breakdown for £65.00 per year.

     


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Speeding #122041
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Belfast I really want to go court and take it all the way but I just don’t want a long drawn out process,, i really don’t have the energy due to all medical issues,, i totally except I did 49mhp in a 40 zone but if the police wasn’t sat on my bumper flashing there lights i wouldn’t have been doing 49mhp in a 40 zone to me its 1 rule for them and another for people like me I moved into the next lane when it was safe to do so without causing a bloody accident all this stress has caused my mental health to go down the drain iv cried buckets not knowing what is going to happen but after speaking with motabilty and rsa insurance and been the only offence they have re assured me that I will be able to keep my car that was my main concern as this car is my absolute life line,, think I might speak with a solicitor and show him there evidence pictures and video and see where I stand I have 28 days to do this before I have to reply back to the police

    I am sorry but the police should not be tailgating and endangering the life of a disabled driver, personally I would go to court, it is classed as dangerous driving.

    You may wish to pop down to Halford and have a front and rear dash cams fitted to avoid such situations. We have had a front dash cam for many years.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Running Cost #121994
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Thanks for the continued updates Oscarmax, I’m really interested in how you and Roly are getting on with the Outlander. Just hoping the AP falls through the floor next Quarter when we can order.

    Joe if you want a large SUV I would also look at the new Ford Kuga PHEV, I would not worry too much about the recent fire recall, It is only cars manufactured before June 2020, later cars  already have the update, the AP is much cheater than the Outlander PHEV plus a lot more extras as standard.

    The reason we went for the Outlander PHEV mainly it low AP £1699, it has a higher towing weight to tow our 1500 kg caravan, were as the Kuga only had 1200kg. Have a look at the Kuga PHEV.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Running Cost #121970
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Well I decided to put some petrol in the Outlander PHEV, the other day we had to tow the caravan for servicing which was 30 miles on petrol towing, plus the other day the thunder and lightning switched my charger off so had to us petrol for the day.

    We have travel 641 miles since coming back of holiday a month ago, too date we have used £8.88 in electric (Octopus Go 5 pence @kWh off peak) and just topped up the fuel tank at Tesco’s £1.089 litre cost £12.07 and took  11.08 litres.

    So far 641 miles has cost us a total of £20.96, our old Ford Kuga @ 40 mpg would have cost £84.98 for the same journey’s. in total we have saved £64.00 this month alone, last month we saved over £80.00 in fuel cost towing a caravan, which included paying the Caravan site £20.00 for 10 charges.

    So in the 8 weeks of ownership we have actual saved £164.98 in fuel cost compared to our Ford Kuga diesel.

    We have also found our mileage has increased quite a lot we think nothing of popping out the garden centre or to see the grandson, we now have some much more freedom on our limit budget.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Speeding #121950
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Simple man I have rang motabilty and they said it would be fine just panicked I just need to contact insurance on Monday and tell them to add it on so I don’t get in any more trouble but thank you x</p>

    Next time just pull over don’t let them push you into making driving error, they are professional drivers they are not suppose to put the general public in danger.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Xc40 R Design Pro auto B4 #121939
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    There is nothing like getting the keys for your brand new shinny Motability car have fun.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Speeding #121938
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Wayne Thursday a Knobhead truck driver was hurling abuse and blowing his horn because I was going 30 mph using my speed limiter in a 30 mph zone, naughty me I will have to stop keeping to the speed limits.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Info re Ford Kuga Phevs #121818
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Our last Motability car was a Ford Kuga, it was a very good well built reliable car, I could not fault in in anyway, except the Sat Nav which was crap.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Victor Meldrew is nothing, my wife calls me ‘Knob Head’ then laughs at me.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Motobility grants #121774
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    I had noticed this as well, they are signed in as the name is in blue and looking at their comments it lists 4, all negative, almost like they signed up just to throw some abuse about.

    When I see these negative comments I think what a ‘Knob Head’


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #121773
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    What I really struggle to understand is that manufacturers are spending millions on UK TV advertising for really good deals, low or 0 percent payments, pay the deposit or both but seem to be ignoring motability one of the biggest leasing companies.

    I am under the impression the dealerships make more money on the finance than the actual car itself. I would imagine Motability only pays a flat fee ?


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

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