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  • in reply to: MOT and Kwik Fit #121449
    Pirots
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    The Kwik Fit mobile service sounds convenient, but am I correct in thinking that if I thought my tyres were low I would need to take it to them to confirm before Mobility would authorise a change?

    I wish Mobility would give us a choice between ATS and Kwik Fit. My nearest Kwik Fit garage is a 50-mile round trip and is in a horrible spot whilst my nearest ATS is 2 miles away.

    in reply to: Extending #87109
    Pirots
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    Thanks, that’s another plus for Mobility then.

    in reply to: Tiguan R Line 1.5 TSI Auto #81347
    Pirots
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    He spoke with forked tongue then?

    Yup.

    He assumed it was an error. Which to be fair you might, because only a numpty would put a car on a list that is not manufactured anymore and there is no stock of.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    in reply to: Tiguan R Line 1.5 TSI Auto #81313
    Pirots
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    Just spoke to the dealer again to try and confirm whether it’s a R-line or R-line Tech. He said he knows it says R-line on the price list but it is the R-line Tech because they are not making the R-line anymore, only the tech version.

    Hopefully it’s correct and the ones they have coming in are the Tech versions, otherwise I am going there to order one and I will have wasted my time. I will stipulate again that I only want a tech version though.

     

    in reply to: Tiguan R Line 1.5 TSI Auto #81274
    Pirots
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    Just spoke to VW dealer and he is pretty sure it would be the tech version.

    Made an appointment to go in this afternoon to order it as long as it’s the tech model.

    He said they have a white, grey, and black one being built and I could have one of those within a couple of months, if not it would be around 5 months for a factory order.

     

     

    in reply to: Tiguan R Line 1.5 TSI Auto #81269
    Pirots
    Participant

    I am interested in this model too, because I do mostly town driving so I need a petrol.

    Looking at the VW site there is only an R line tech so I am assuming it has to be the one.

    in reply to: puncture on tiguan. where do i go please? #80681
    Pirots
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    They do mobile call outs, so will come to your house and change the tyre / fix the puncture, give them a call 0333 696 4356

    Thanks, that’s good to know. It will save me a trip into the city.

     

    in reply to: puncture on tiguan. where do i go please? #80678
    Pirots
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    It’s a shame the contract is just with Kwikfit. My nearest Kwikfit is miles away and is a pig to get into, yet I have an ATS about a mile away.

    in reply to: Multiple Spinal surgery tomorrow. #80250
    Pirots
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    Good luck, and have a quick recovery.

    in reply to: Anyone been close up to a "White" i3? #79526
    Pirots
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    I was looking at a white one in the showroom at the weekend. It looked like a normal white car to me, and I would have one in white if the car was suitable. It looked as white as any other white car.

    in reply to: BMW I-3 ON SCHEME NOW #78720
    Pirots
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    the base atelier is my preference it still has the heated seats etc, i prefer leather the suite but not sure i would pay the difference. the i3s i wouldnt consider as all it is is a bit quicker with sportier suspension etc and bigger wheels.

    I am with you, the base atelier seems to be the best value for money. If I was considering getting one. I would not really be bothered with a different looking interior, wide wheels etc. I would want better driver aides, and more comfort, to spend more money.

    in reply to: BMW I-3 ON SCHEME NOW #78604
    Pirots
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    It’s great to see another electric car come on Motability. Keep up the good work, but can we have one that’s suv size please?

    It would be a benefit if Motability let us know what vehicles they are trying to get on the scheme. I know I wouldn’t be best pleased if I compromised on a car, and then another car appeared that was more suitable for my needs.

    Unfortunately, It’s too small for my needs, and those seats look like they could have been used in the Spanish inquisition as a means of getting a quick confession. hopefully, they are more comfortable than they look.

    in reply to: BMW I-3 ON SCHEME NOW #78595
    Pirots
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    That must be classed as a modification though. I cringed when he dropped a metal box in near all those cables.?

    Yes, I would think it would be classed as a modification. It’s just a shame BMW didn’t utilise it. Apparently it’s the empty space where the engine/generator goes for other markets.

    in reply to: BMW I-3 ON SCHEME NOW #78589
    Pirots
    Participant

    I am amazed BMW didn’t utilise the available space in the boot.

    in reply to: New Cars Q3 #78063
    Pirots
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    This is a good video for anyone that doesn’t know about the Diesel DPF issue.

    in reply to: New Cars Q3 #78062
    Pirots
    Participant

    and whats wrong with the tiguan diesel ? I just got one cracking car to be honest and thats after a lifetime of bmws. 4x4s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s and even a 7 (not all on motability) and I think the tiguan is cracking, same specced X1 would of cost me 8000 ap.

    There is nothing wrong with the Tiguan diesel, it’s a good car, but a diesel car is no good if your doing short journeys around town. You would end up having problems with the DPF (diesel particulate filter).

    in reply to: New Cars Q3 #78027
    Pirots
    Participant

    Tune in again at the same time tomorrow when I will be discussing such fun topics as; How easy/difficult is seat adjustment and the ability to get a comfortable driving position in a particular car.

    It’s interesting, so I will be waiting for the next instalment tomorrow, and yes, I am serious.

     

    in reply to: New Cars Q3 #78019
    Pirots
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    Pirots there are some cracking cars on your list, cars that most people would be delighted with. What specifically would you like to see on the scheme?

    The Honda CRV hybrid would be a nice start, or the BMW 2 series hybrid, or maybe the return of the Volvo XC60, or maybe even a petrol version Tiguan, because a diesel with a DPF would be useless.

     

    in reply to: New Cars Q3 #78016
    Pirots
    Participant

    If I do a search on the Motability site with the following criteria this is how many cars I have a choice of.

    SUV, because these are generally the only cars that are taller.

    Automatic.

    Petrol, Hybrid – petrol, plug in hybrid petrol.

    5 seats.

    5 doors.

    40 upwards MPG. How many of these cars would actually do at least 40 mpg.

    I get a choice of 15 cars (I have not included the various variants of the same model). If I start discounting the various cars that are not suitable because they are not high enough, or the seats don’t have lumbar support etc, or the AP is too high, especially when I have added options that I need, my choice is so limited, that it’s not worth getting a car on the scheme at the moment.

    Cars that the search comes up with.

    Suzuki Vitara, Mini Countryman, Mercedes Gla, Jeep Renegade, Hyundai Tucson, Renault Kadjar, Bmw X2, Peugeot 3008, Toyota Rav 4, Citroen c5 Aircross, Skoda Kodiaq, Skoda Karoq, Mazda CX5, DS 7 Crossback, Mitsubushi Outlander.

    If I change the criteria and take out MPG because I can’t afford to run a car that doesn’t do much mpg, and I don’t care about global warming. Then I get an extra 6 cars to choice from.

    Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, Honda CRV, Volvo XC40.

    So come on Motability where is my choice. I am not talking about a choice of a fancy sports car or anything that the Daily Mail says we get. I am talking about where is my choice of a car that I need to help with my disability. The scheme is supposed to be in place to help the disabled but the scheme is broken.  I bet the high up managers at Motability get a far better choice of company car than the people who the scheme is supposed to serve get, and I bet they don’t have disabilities.

    in reply to: Qashqai 1.5dCi Tekna+ Auto Diesel #77973
    Pirots
    Participant

    Does it have the CVT box? If it does then walk away. If it is EDC dual clutch then no issues. I drive a kadjar 1.5 EDC auto diesel and find it good. Pity about penny pinching.

    I read a lot of negative stuff about the CVT box, but from my experience driving my wife’s Honda Jazz, they are fine. I am comparing it to Audi’s DSG and Porsche’s PDK boxes. Maybe they are not the greatest auto box you can get, but discounting the car completely is a bit much imo.

     

     

    in reply to: New Cars Q3 #77960
    Pirots
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    There seems a lot of cars on the scheme but when you narrow it down to your needs the choice isn’t as much as you would think.

    My needs are

    I need a tall car to make getting in and out easier.

    I need an automatic to make it easier to drive.

    I need a petrol or electric or hybrid version because the car is mainly used around town.

    I need a larger car for wheelchair etc but not too big because i need to park it.

    I need it to be as frugal as possible.

    I need it to be a good spec. Parking sensors front and rear, and if possible a birds eye camera because with a disability and etra assistance is a help.

     

    in reply to: Pip assessments at home despite not requesting one #77634
    Pirots
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    I did not request an assessment at home, but I had one. I assumed it was because the assessor only lived a few miles away.

    in reply to: Tiguan R Line – Dealer apathy and disinterest #76907
    Pirots
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    My experience with VW dealers as a cash buyer is the same.

    My wife wanted to test drive a Golf DSG, so I rang the dealer and arranged it, Went to the dealers and they only had a manual available, so she drove it, but did not know if she wanted one or not because she wanted to try an auto. So I spoke to the head sales guy, explaining that I was disappointed that we had arranged to drive an auto blah blah, he said he would arrange to have one brought to my house the following day (we did not live too far from the dealer). Waited all day, no Golf, called dealer who just apologised. Sent a letter to dealer and VW UK, explaining the above. Got a call from dealer who apologised profusely and offered me a full tank of petrol for my car as an apology. I said, no thanks, and said if that was the kind of service I could expect before I bought the car, I dread to think of what the service would be like after I had handed over the cash, so I would not be buying a VW.

    My wife test drove quite a few cars and VW were the only ones who disappointed.

    in reply to: Car history #76193
    Pirots
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    Always been a bit of a petrol head owning bikes and cars

    Bikes

    Garelli 50 owned as a tennager going around field etc

    Yamaha YZF750 x2

    Honda Fireblade x2

    Honda fireblade

    Ducati 1299 (dealer delivered it on the Friday sold it on the Sunday)

    Alfa Romeo Alfasud TI (loved these cars and had a few, never had any trouble with them)

    XR3

    XR3I

    Lancia Beta coupe (quite a few of them)

    Lancia Beta HPI

    Lancia Beta Spyder x2

    Vauxhall Astravan SE150 (I was building my own house at the time)

    AUDI TT (first new car, Mum died suddenly and at a young age 54. so I decided you can’t take it with you. So I ordered one when they first came out)

    Bmw 330 CI conv

    MK2 Audi TT 3.2

    Porsche 911 Carerra S (same buzz I got from bikes)

    Porsche 911 991.1 Carrera S

    Lancia Integrale Evo 2

    There were lots more in between but these are the ones I kept for more that 12 months. My dad was a car trader and I worked for him for a few years when I left school, so insurance was never a problem. I bought a lot of cars to sell on in those days.

    The Ducati. I had been having some problems with my legs not doing what they were supposed to do. I got the Ducati and went for a ride on the first dry day after i got it, which was the Sunday. I hated it, I was worried about dropping the bike everytime I came to a stop, because my legs would not go down quick enough, that’s why I put it for sale including my leathers, helmet boots etc as soon as I came home. I reluctantly realised no matter how much I wanted to remain a biker, my body was not up to it.

    The 911 was my last daily driver, I was still working so I was using it everyday, but then I had to give up work so it ended up just sitting in the garage doing nothing, so I sold it.

    The integrale was bought because I always wanted one and it was to be a garage queen, sitting in a dehumidified chamber, and because no matter how long it sat in the garage it was just going up in value. I kept it for 18 months and made a nice profit. I got sick of having to move around it in the garage so i sold it, but I wish I had not because it was a fantastic example of the legend, and I only ever got positive attention when I drove it. The Porsche were mainly not very positive attention, wanker as a drove past. people shouting rich bastard etc. I was brought up in a 2 up 2 down with an outside toilet about 50 metres at the end of the garden. No central heating, a geezer on the wall for hot water and a bath in front of the coal fire on a Sunday. This is when everyone else in school lived in houses with central heating and indoor toilets, and I was being called a rich bastard.

    Now I am 54 and I rarely drive.

     

     

     

     

     

    Pirots
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    Well I can get the 10K but only have one twice embolised kidney left.?

    Another example of the disabled being penalised.

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