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October 23, 2020 at 11:41 pm in reply to: Is Motability getting fossil fuel car cause Dealers selling EV #127875
181 cars are available on the scheme that are hybrid, plugin or electric so i’d say that is not the case.
infact sales are not as high as one is led to believe.
although they are rising from 2019. but alot is to do with the car makers solutions to avoid eu fines for cars over certain emissions, They bring out hybrids to cut them down, but theyt also cost more money and some cars then are not on the scheme due to the caps..
And, even better, the Civic with a decent (180bhp) engine is in there.
Indeed 182bhp, although last year when i test drove it the AP was £999 in 1/4 Three. Then when i could order it in jan this year it was £1599, now it’s £2,349.
I managed to get £200 off as it had risen £600 (£300 each 1/4 ) since i test drove it, so paid £1399 AP As it would of meant i would not of been able to order it at that price.
Now there is no way i would or could jusify the AP. Lucky for me..I am so loving the car though..
but it shows how Ap are rising 1/4 by 1/4 and year on year it’s becoming unaffordable for alot of us on low incomes. Plus the rate this april will go up only by 0.5%. so is set to only get worse.
Quite a lot of £££ for a little corsa but at least the AP is less than the gcb, To small for me though.October 21, 2020 at 11:28 pm in reply to: April 2021 Benefits to rise by 0.5% – effect on Motability Scheme??? #127687
yep was talking to a friend today who lives in preston and i have not been able to visit him since summer hols as no visitors are allowed inside a house in that area.. but back then it had 30 cases per 100k and now say it’s risen to 600 per 100k sounds like a huge rise yes.
So lets do the math and divide them 30/100,000=0.0003 and 600/100,000=0.006.
also the r rate if below 1 means no one is infecting anyone as you cannot infect less than a whole person..
Then there was a head of a council in tone of the area’s of manchester he was talking about the icu’s and how this time of the year cases rise and in his area there 8 covid patients in icu of 16 beds and in another area there 200 icu beds and 16 covid cases taking up the beds. So the figures are being miss-quoted and used because the beds are full and it’s normal that. it’s because the nhs is not got the beds as we told every year when flu season comes along.. years and years of neglect.. There is more to this that what they say and using the figures to try and scare ppl.. thats another age old tactic.October 21, 2020 at 6:12 pm in reply to: April 2021 Benefits to rise by 0.5% – effect on Motability Scheme??? #127645
Yep plus most are not taking into account the creation of more free money, it all comes with a cost attached and politics is a scam an age old one.. Pretty much like this covid real or not it’s being used as a springboard. The other side just pull away and let it happen so they can then take the healm for a bit for the same masters. Two blades of the same sword.. What ever they say the opposite happens and nothing ever gets better, it only gets worse, at first they dangle a carrot , then they reduce the size of the carrot and then they use restrictions ie the stick…
0.5% rise for us but MPs could receive a pay rise of over £3,000 a year from next April under new proposals from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. People need to wake up..
Saw and intresting video today in it was a speech
From the leader of the The World Economic Forum, based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded in 1971. The WEF’s mission is cited as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”. which right now means 2030. The new normal, build back stronger etc etc..
uk agenda 2030 read it here and then tell me i am wrong about what is going on.. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/agenda-2030-delivering-the-global-goals
which is a sub plan into UN agenda 21/30 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
And this is why everything is happening to bring the gap between us and the 3rd world closer we need to come down not them go up to our level..
This is why it is very important, To check before signing the papers to say the car is good for you for 3 years on ordering it, and again checking the specs etc before entering your pin.. As taking anything for granted, like it is an identical car 3 years later, is not going to be the case with most cars imo and leads to this sort of problem.
What happens if I want to change my current car?
When you lease a vehicle on the Motability Scheme you agree to lease your car for the full length of the agreement. If, however, you have a valid reason to end your agreement early, you will need to call us to discuss this further.
We will need some details from you, including confirmation of whether you plan to apply for another vehicle on the Scheme. Once we have received all the necessary information, we will review your request and confirm our decision with you.
Please note that if you cancel your agreement we may charge an administration fee of up to £250. Any Advance Payment you have paid will be refunded on a pro-rata basis and you may be eligible for a pro-rata Good Condition Bonus. Please be aware that repeated cancellations can affect your eligibility for the Motability Scheme.
If you would like to discuss cancelling your lease agreement, please call our Customer Services team on 0300 456 4566
No system is 100% perfect and it obviously thinks it could be a collision, when this situtaion happens, i know i need to resume control of the car or sometimes make the car and the radar point at an angle away from the obstruction. In the same way if a car was to cut infront. I often used to steer toward the car abit so the radar picks up the car.
My civic has more safety systems than my golf did and the golf never used to pickup parked cars but the honda does so if you steering maybe towards it or in abit as the road is narrow it can happen, so i deactivate then resume acc when that situation is cleared.
I do believe it is understanding the parameters it can work under that is the key and this is why fully self driving cars unless they have ai and have every parameter defined and every varible possible, they will not work..
That’s great news mike, The search hopefully is over then and like i said afew times it’s deffo worth test driving them all until you find the one, thats right for you, not someone else and i’m so glad you was not put off by all the cvt haters, it’s about getting what you feel is important to you and for the price deffo is better value than the corrolla.
I knew during the test drive that the civic was the one and ever since getting it i have been very happy. Hoping it’s the same for you..
Seat Ateca FR Sport, does it have acc i thought only excellence/lux did
I have always got a courtesy car, as i need a car to get about and do the daily stuff and they kept the car for most of the day on every service, i ever had on the scheme for the last 9 years and with 3 different dealers. The only time i ain’t is when i popped in for a wiper or for the mot, but last time they needed to do a software update and they said it would take 3 hrs at least to do just the update and then rear brakes needed changing also, then they did mot… So if i have to wait until, they have a car available, then i wait.
When you in agony, holding your foot down on a 140 mile plus journey then acc is a god send, when everytime you have to move your foot from the gas to the brake it causes you more pain then acc is priceless.
Driving across europe was a breeze with acc..
So how one can compare it to a butler i dunno. They’d hold your brolly, to open and close your door and take your car for a wash then you’d need a chauffeur as well.
For some of us drivers with certain conditions, it a good thing to have and meens one doe not need many adaptions to drive and i don’t think it’s something to actually joke about on a forum like this..
It depends which is met 1st miles or time?
My old golf was put on a longlife service plan, after i did 10k in the first 6 months they did a mini service. Then it was 2 years or 20k miles, not one year or 10k. I did ring Mb and they said yep that was the case. So i called them when it was almost near 30k and I was about to drive across europe and back and they serviced it. The service manual might tell you, but not all cars have them thesedays.
if you don’t do the miles the dealer prob will contact you like they do for the final mot 3 months before the lease should end.
Exactly, I think though you do need to be able to feel what the car is doing and not everyone is comfortable using aids and it makes them panic abit.. So are put off using it from then on.. The look i get from sales people when i tell the how much i use it. it’s like it’s not safe for that you better be careful.. System are different from maker to maker and car to car and i can tell when it’s braking or not braking enough.
True even the 12v socket emploded, always found bits of grey plastic in the car that had come off somewhere.. and lets not talk about infotainment system, that crashed on a regular basis and one had to stop and restart the car to reboot it.. not good on the motorway..
Then the customer service at citroen was damn right rude and some of the courtesy cars they gave me were horrible to drive compared to the c4 grand picasso i had.
Would never go there again ever
Bascally they lied to me then inferred it was me who was lieing. I was trying to explain to the nice lady my issues, when the guy in the next seat butted in and that never ends well does it.. very unprofessional and he didn’t like being told that at all.. When i told him i had mental health issues as well and coz of that i write stuff down so i don’t forget, he started getting personal, lucky for him it was at the mot in the 3rd year and thus i had no further buisness with them..
That 12v thing was broke for way to long, as one needed it working as there was no way to charge anything.
It’s my bad i should of went there and not called them in the 1st place, that way they could not of given me the run around and it never ever did get fixed..
As they never called to say the part was in, they never ordered it before the mot and after 2 hrs for mot (while i wait) They started looking at it only then.. To then say yep it’s broke and needs replacing and they need to order it and need to get authorisation. No it’s covered by yourselfs it’s clearly faulty and no work needs to be aurthorised by mb..
Never in my whole driving history of 30 years have i come across such bad service, prior i had a nissian from the same group, no issues had few probs but fixed them no issues at all.. but 6 months without fixing a 12v socket come on.. or was it because it was only a 12v socket thats broke.
Was someone on here who recently returned a car as they could not fix the issues they had. think it was a 3008 but could be wrong about the model. when evertyhing is done threw the screen and it has issues thats a big problem..
What you want is when something goes wrong, they fix it the 1st time and don’t give you the run around..
looks ain’t everything, i do like the new 208 but i would never get one, i did have old one as a hire car for a week when we went to rhodes last oct and it was ok but yeah it did rattle abit and imo it was also rather thristy.. Maybe all the hills and it would die if you put it into 2nd so had to put it back into 1st..
It took salesman 10 mins to turn fan off this morning crazy !!!
wow…I at school and back home in that time in the morning, now our 9 year old go’s in herself coz of covid.
The golf never really got warm in that time, just as well it had heated seats. So i can imagine the annoyance of not being able to adjust anything, till the info sys has booted up. Germans don’t make any smart phones and there a reason for that and they had huge isssue with the software etc for the id range.
A3 is a great car hired an Audi A3 2.0 Sportback from avis prestige 3 years ago now for my sons funeral, although they tight on the extras of the one’s that was on the scheme..like acc and the ap was crazy really.
Electrically Folding Door Mirrors on sr trim and on ex they Remote Retractable Door Mirrors (Key Fob Operation) like on my civic i think.. has a button inside or use the key you lock car then press button again and hold it for a few secs, like doing windows on the golf i guess.. once they start closing though no need to hold..
Personally i’d stay away from the se trim level although is 0 ap, There’s alot to like.
on the ex as it the top trim has even a heated steering wheel and garman sat nav, minus the gcb only £299
The magic seats are useful and i know alot of ppl was complaining they not on the civic anymore. all one can do is drive it and see how it is.. ticks alot of boxes though.. plus 76.30 mpg but only 108 BHP
That’s a shame mike, as then you paying the same for an older car than a newer one. but i do understand it..
Gotta be something else that meets your main needs at the right price that might be worth having a test drive in. Did you test drive the jazz in the end..
ACC It’s clearly keeping one safe and most cars cut-in regardless, one thing my golf did was when you indicated to change lanes and steers a little, it did not slow it down (some drivers don’t even indicate to change lane) On my current car don’t do that, so now i know i need to help it out or move out a liitle earlier.. New car also has cut-in protection and sometimes, (when i first got it) i think why you slowing down and then the car in the other lane pulls out or back in and 95% of the time it’s right as it knows it’s travelling faster than the car in front of it in the same same lane.
Often i do think alot of people drive way to close to the car in front of them, than the braking distance needed, like the leave 2 chevrons markings and if that is the case then acc will seem excessive but when you get used to how it works alls good (imo anyways) after all it will speed up again when it’s clear without any input..
It is also an aid so one needs to be alert and i must admit it decreases my rage at people as the car does most of it.. 140 miles to london and i only steer alot of the time.. plus using it in traffic jams and around town is awesome as well. You can overide it at anypoint as you would have to do using normal cc if you cannot move to the next lane, you’d have to dissengage it or decrease the set spped then increase it, acc does it all for you in a safe manner most of the time. it’s not totally 100% though, but know the boundries of how it can operate is key.
Imo it’s a big mistake the way they gone with the touch screen and i can deffo understand why alot of lets say people who don’t talk to there phones to open an app say, would find it a headache, Using the exact wording for me, with the brain damage i have, is not so easy but pressing a button is.. So i decided it’s not for me either.. hardly used it on my honda and was one reason i got the civic as well as they put some buttons back. Especially for the climate control. After having a c4 grand picasso before the golf that was a joke in the morning waiting for the screen to boot to change the heat settings only for it to error and one needed the engine restarted to reset it..
Same with the id3 and car wow did a test and the sat nav, using voice was a joke. maybe it was the accent he has but all the same.. he said use your phone and goggle maps it works good.
Shame really I dunno if the ch-r will be any different to the yaris as it’s probally the 1.8l you looking at..
if it’s also a bust what ya plans that’s the question..
like wise no1 on my list of must haves on a car now.. it does come as standard on a few cars, but on alot it is part of a pack at quite a price. I think the leon fr 1st edition has it but not the normal fr and of course excellence trim. standard on pretty much all vws but not audi’s or skoda. the only way sometimes to see is to config a car online then look at the specs or the addons
Yeah but ev’s cause congestion as well, so the end game is no cars that anyone owns, no houses than anyone owns, as most cannot afford to own them.. they will be shipping in the cleaners soon.
Look at the heigate in elephant and castle, social housing levelled to make way for gated communties with apartments starting at 750k location location location.. it cost them 25m to do it, the council got 50m for the land and the next day it was worth 1 billion.. plus what the ones who’d bought there flat got was not enough to buy anything in that area and were displaced from the area they was born and bred in..Then on they roll to the next area..
I can tell your a scientist as you have no clue of the actual effect on soceity of half of the measure you are crying out for and condone.. On the other hand i see what is going on as i lived in the streets talkng to the people these policies effect on a daily basis, the poorest in society who clearly need to be shown how to make better descions and that’s the job of others yeah, who know so much more and are educated to the highest level.. whatever it’s all a scam, social engineering and we could debate it all all day, everyday and never agree.
Ban bbq’s what next ban the stuff you put on the bbq to cook.. Ban heating to keep us warm in the winter.. ban humans from brething if you deem they not worthy.
No news is bad news as far as car sales people are concerned, not knowing is the worst, i was due to pickup the current car back in april, but it was june coz of lockdown and then even when they opened again there was an issue. Which caused more delay and the dealer was great but even they did not know when it could handed over ( at that point they’d had the car for almost 5 months at the dealers) and you living with a car day to day that might be gone tommorrow and that then needed a service as Mb don’t do the 3rd years service if i did any more miles in it. so had to call mb get it all sorted and even they was stuck.
but i never been in the situation or had it happen where you told the x date another month or more etc usually 3 months after ordering it’s there and look is strange times but in that vein it’s an easy excuse for any company. top get you to commit to something they know will not be there on time and give you the run around.
if you got a car on the scheme that’s no biggie, just a hassle and very dissapointing but if you ain’t then thats a bigger issue. Was along time ago i got my 1st car on the scheme and i forget how long it was till the car arrived( a few weeks, i think) although it was made in sunderland, So did not have to travel far.
It’s A tuff one the seat ateca you can still get it in higher bhp version in petrol only, but not in the new tiguan and not in the all new leon either or the golf 8 (as yet) maybe later but who knows.., although i think you can get the 2.ol tsi in the t-roc..
if you pay a higher ap maybe the bmw x1/x2 with the 192 bhp or 320i Sport even more ap.. or a MINI Countryman Cooper S, Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro B4 (P) FWD Inscription Pro 197hp or last a mondeo pretty steep aps on some though, that i would not personally pay.. I’d probally decide now to get a lower powered cheaper option, as even even civic i got the 182bhp 1.5 sport is off the list, no civics are right now not even the 1.ol..