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  • in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270474
    Rich44
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      Meh whatever you do you, do your 0-60 times (even when they’re a lie lol) etc and be happy. I couldn’t care less either way, same as I couldn’t care less about peoples choice of EV petrol or diesel wtf do I care who gets what. As I said before there’s no right or wrong answer just good job there 900 odd cars to choose from.

      Won’t be long before just about every car has near enough the same acceleration anyway the way it’s going lol

      in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270439
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        Personally I still think the Enyaq is unbeatable if you need space. Imho towing with an EV is never gonna be practical well until they build induction roads anyway.

        Towing hybrid or straight ICE has gotta be the way to go. However the economics still work that for towing a caravan I’d either hire or buy something to tow for that holiday then get rid it’d still be cheaper.

        Thanks to a small solar install even this time of year our electricity bill is now down to £9 a week or so on Agile (currently exporting 1.5kwh at 15p/kWh) that’s without an EV at the moment but even with an EV I’ll charge it at under 15p/kWh at home or less on sunny days.

        0-60 has zero importance for me without a big enough boot and room for 4 adults. This is why it’s so important to have these 900 odd cars on the scheme everyone gets to pick what’s important to them.

        in reply to: Everything Enyaq #270415
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          Last I heard mine ordered 30th Dec is week 16, 85x Sportline in black no extras, better not move the wrong way only got hire car until 19th April after that not only am I “on my own” but it takes 6 weeks to return your allowance (funny how you can collect a new car in under a week but returning your money…)

          in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270215
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            The fact no one wanted them new means no one wants them used bet it’s to offset the depreciation.

            Wouldn’t mind betting after 3 years they’ve lost most of their value

            in reply to: Everything Enyaq #270128
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              I am already a Motability customer but I’m in a hire car that they just texted to say they’re collecting on 2/4 so I’m completely screwed.

              Have to see if I can borrow money to buy a banger with mot for a month or so massive waste of money but what else can I do. I’ll have to ask for my allowance back until the Enyaq is ready to pay for it

              in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270097
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                ID7 tourer looks awesome shame that’s not an option

                in reply to: Everything Enyaq #269860
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                  I ordered my estate Sportline plus 29/12 and got an email that the build date was brought forward to w/c 22/4 dunno what I’ll do if it slips as it’ll mean no car as they won’t pay for a hire car after that. I doubt there’s anything else suitable that’s in stock sooner. If they take it back I’ll have to quit the scheme until the car arrives and use the money to pay for temp insurance etc

                  Nightnare

                  in reply to: Everything Enyaq #269107
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                    Yup mines due late April, very excited first time I’ve had a high spec high value vehicle like this, really looking forward to the AWD and longer range.

                    Being able to get all the way to the theme parks without stopping will be awesome

                    in reply to: Everything Enyaq #269003
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                      I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes up given the waiting list for Enyaqs but equally now they seem to have put more capacity on the production line they might well keep it there.

                      Ordering right at the end of the quarter is the best way that way if it goes down you can make a deal to amend it later to save money. If it goes up or gets pulled then you’re safe too

                      in reply to: Why Tesla will not be on Motability Unless they Change #268794
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                        Tesla are NEVER going to join the scheme. They sell every car they manufacture they don’t need the volume

                        Tesla don’t haggle so no Motability discount

                        Tesla are an AWFUL company to deal with so doubt Motability want the hassle

                        The cars aren’t unique they don’t bring anything special to the table that others already offer.

                        If you want a Tesla leave the scheme if you want a choice of nearly 1000 cars then forget Tesla. There are plenty of cars that ate just as good if not better and you’re not feeding a company that puts you in an abusive relationship

                        in reply to: Electric chargers – where to start #268702
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                          Start with the local council that deals with planning applications. Then I’m guessing you’d need a quote for power whether from your meter or a new connection and meter.

                          Talk to your council first I’d think. Might be worth involving your MP too

                          in reply to: No JCW, or bmw x2, whats the next best thing. Any make #268625
                          Rich44
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                            Before making a definitive decision about not having an EV. Unless it’s because you often tow or often do over 250 miles without stopping then take an extended test drive in an EV before ruling it out you might be surprised.

                            Ford have been doing 48 hours in a Mustang recently. My Skoda garage let me have an Enyaq for a whole day and more.

                            Having had one ill never go back by choice finding driving a hire car diesel really unpleasant

                            Best bet is the more advanced filters on the search engine. Hot the more filters button and you can choose to rule out SUV’s choose boot size etc.

                            Good luck

                            in reply to: Ofgem Energy Price Cap Rates #268469
                            Rich44
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                              Agile still cheaper for me, heat pump goes off 4-7 during stupid rates time and our price per month is around 15p/kWh.

                              As for prices yes that’s for that area but it’d be fairly unlikely Octopus will put the price down only on that region and we know the price drop is true already plus it’s spring anyway

                              in reply to: Everything Enyaq #268468
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                                Great news for anyone who manages to get their dealer to reduce the ap. Enjoy

                                in reply to: Everything Enyaq #268467
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                                  Group1auto Skoda in Norwich just amended mine without asking and then called to confirm, checked order date etc and all the same.

                                  Highly recommend them both Liam and Richard were extremely helpful they gave me an Enyaq for a whole working day on asking no hassle

                                  in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #268450
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                                    Was the 5008 not old stock being run out hence removal?

                                    in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #268435
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                                      It’ll be a way off yet but electric version of the new 5008 would be verrrrry interesting

                                      in reply to: Police ram runaway electric car after brakes fail on M62 #268434
                                      Rich44
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                                        Pull the e brake it’s literally in the handbook we’ll it was in my ZS as I recall for emergency use and yes I tested it (safely) it’s an electric old school style brake not related to EV so it’s going to help regardless.

                                        Some of those I pace have the bad battery chemistry too from what I recall in recent news something else Jaguar has refused to put right

                                        Let’s be clear though it’s not an EV matter this can happen to any new vehicle happened to Toyota in the US I think it was and others in fact the recent 3 cylinder eco boost recall the wet timing belt breaking up destroyed oil pressure causing loss of vacuum boosted braking and caused several crashes not to mention many dead engines that ford UK has refused to acknowledge despite the US recall.

                                        Anyway point is this scenario is terrible and frightening but we are responsible for the cars we drive so we must have a plan in case the worst happens this was why I fully read the manual and then tested emergency procedures so I knew.

                                        Hope everyone involved is ok and the defects get rectified to prevent any further incidents

                                        in reply to: Disabled facilities grant and new wetroom via HA #268422
                                        Rich44
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                                          Well not only have they stuffed up the door the fan has no humidity sensing so it’s only on if you turn the light on, this morning the wife set off every smoke alarm in the house as the steam set them all off as the door doesn’t close and as it was bright didn’t need the light on.

                                          Sigh so now got to wait for them to arrange to come back out

                                          On top of that as the door opens out and cant be kicked in during an emergency they were supposed to replace the standard bolt on the door with something that can be opened from the outside needless to say they didn’t bother.

                                          I also didn’t like the fact that all the panels were chopped up outside, there’s now loads of micro plastic blowing around the garden, sure it’s insignificant in the grand scheme but if everyone did it plus we live within 1 mile of the sea which also makes it worse imho.  Yeah this is being picky but I actually care about such things esp when it’s stuff that’s easy to prevent

                                          to be continued

                                          in reply to: Everything Enyaq #268415
                                          Rich44
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                                            It’s not even a cancel and reorder it’s just an admin on one system.  My dealer phoned me that without asking they changed the order to save me £400.  I would’ve asked but they did it for me.  The order date hasn’t changed on Skoda’s system so it couldn’t have been “cancelled” or the date would’ve changed.

                                            I can see why if a car was ordered 2 quarter previous why they wouldnt want to but if it’s within weeks or a month or 2 why not it doesn’t cost anyone money it’s admin.

                                            This needs rectifying at Motability there needs to be a policy of the AP being a cap so if it goes down we are protected especially given the quite long waits for cars these days too and if it goes up then you pay the price at the time of the order.  It’s all well and good saying you should just pay what you ordered but considering AP’s are really high now vs the past and considering how much money Motability are sitting on these days I think it’s quite literally the least they can do.  If electricity companies can run a tariff with a cap and swallow the loss if prices shoot up when they have no control over the market then Motability who in some way have control over the finances can look after the customer instead of the banks who own it.

                                            in reply to: Looking at fitting an air source heat pump heat pump #268341
                                            Rich44
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                                              Tbh there are a lot of pants companies put there. The guys that fitted ours we locked out at one point because we were peed off with them. Bot different for us as this was a housing association but it was still a very large local heating, plumbing and electrical company. They do worse work than me as an amateur more often than not and they’re just as bad doing work on private homes too.

                                              I’d go look at review sites and also Google the company do some background research.

                                              To my mind if you explain your requirements and they just ignore it then they lose immediately if they’re doing that now are they going to listen to feedback during the install?

                                              in reply to: Everything Enyaq #268333
                                              Rich44
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                                                I ordered 30th December just heard my build date has been brought forward several weeks to 22nd April.

                                                Enyaq estate 85x Sportline plus no extras in Black

                                                in reply to: Disabled facilities grant and new wetroom via HA #267629
                                                Rich44
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                                                  Thanks everyone yes very relieved. Bit miffed where they glossed Friday now the bathroom door doesn’t close at all it hits the frame, so that and the safe lock still needs doing. Gotta chase that up now.

                                                  Hopefully should be getting level access front and rear doors soon and a nice big patio area too. Got a lovely blue composite front door coming I’m thinking of dressing the front door up to look like a TARDIS now 🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                  in reply to: Disabled facilities grant and new wetroom via HA #267509
                                                  Rich44
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                                                    Maybe I should have a poo party

                                                    in reply to: Disabled facilities grant and new wetroom via HA #265303
                                                    Rich44
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                                                      Ok just about done MUCH happier this time, close to perfect.

                                                      Moved drain so don’t stand on it whilst showering

                                                      Removed coving and panelled to ceiling, didn’t use stupid bits of trim that stick out in corners, completely redid ceiling looks gorgeous this guy listened to everything we had to say and also proactively suggested stuff on his own.

                                                      Door still needs fixing as it doesn’t stay shut and needs a disabled friendly lock as just had a bolt at present so not safe.

                                                      Now new level access front and rear composite doors, ramps and a patio to be built next. I’m going to ask for one of those side access toilet seat bidets next as they look so handy over struggling in pain.

                                                      Here’s a photo ceiling looks incredible

                                                      Wetroom

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