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  • in reply to: Aren’t we fortunate #125591
    Motaxyz
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    Nowhere did I say that anyone is fortunate to be disabled – just fortunate that circumstances have changed and progress made since the days of many of our disabled forefathers living through very troubled times. They would would be amazed what aids and vehicles are available and affordable to most of us  today  allowing many of us to rightly live a more independent life.

    in reply to: kia Soul Electric #125041
    Motaxyz
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    From Motability website
    Fitting a dashcam to a Motability Scheme car?
    If you’re considering fitting a dashcam to your Scheme car, here’s what you need to know:

    The dashcam must be plug in type and not hard wired into the vehicle
    It must be attached in such a way as to not cause damage to the vehicle (eg fixed by suckers and not permanantely attached to the dashboard)
    Any associated costs must be covered by you (including the purchase of the dashcam and any fitting/removal costs)
    Your dealer may also be able to help advise you on purchasing and installing a dashcam

    in reply to: Who to complain to? #124882
    Motaxyz
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    ceoemail.com   ??

     

    in reply to: New to Motability #124646
    Motaxyz
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    Kia Rio 1.4 . auto only £299 AP max

    in reply to: Tiguan DENT help #124194
    Motaxyz
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    I believe the RSA excess is £100 for over 25, whatever the car. Any repair has to be made through Motability/RSA. I feel sure that any other repair would be against the contract you have with Motability and you might have to bear the consequences.

    Motaxyz
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    I think you will find that really small cars will take your wheelchair, take it along to a garage or two to give it a try.

    Our tiny Picanto automatic takes a folded wheelchair ( Karma Ergolite 2 leased for £100 through Motability) without removing “foot plates” or wheels vertically with a bungee strap around rear headrest to stop it wobbling around. Rear seats unaffected. Currently no Picanto or i10 autos on scheme, maybe when you order. Suzuki Ignis may also suit If auto is on scheme.

    These cars don’t even take all your weekly PIP

    in reply to: Honda e #121356
    Motaxyz
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    Should think they will be a very rare sight on the roads.

    in reply to: MOT and Kwik Fit #121350
    Motaxyz
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    Motability/Kwikfit won’t let you change tyres as you would yourself, they have to be right on the limit in my experience.

    in reply to: Motobility grants #121349
    Motaxyz
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    You may have put the cart before the horse by ordering the car before arranging the grant.

    However I would think that another phone call wouldn’t go amiss –  I am sure it will get sorted.

    Motaxyz
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    Bowly101

    Eloquently put👍

    in reply to: Decision time #120994
    Motaxyz
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    Bowly

    Sorry if my post seemed critical, it was not meant to be. I do realise that we are entitled to enjoy the car in additional ways to the practicalities.

    in reply to: Decision time #120985
    Motaxyz
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    Simon

    Surely we can have different opinions on why people choose a car without resorting to name calling.

     

    in reply to: Private Plated #120984
    Motaxyz
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    File28

    Yes, I imagine they are a popular gift for such an event.

    in reply to: Decision time #120983
    Motaxyz
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    I still consider that the majority of Motability customers have to consider the practicalities of the car to suit the user’s disabilities over the the looks and performance of the car. I am surprised, but not critical, by other people’s ” first priority” or the fact they get their “smile from a different source ”

    Each to their own when it comes to deciding on a car but practicality has to win for me.

    in reply to: Decision time #120977
    Motaxyz
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    Probably “prettier, faster, better handling” aren’t the most important requirements of the average Motability customer.

    in reply to: Private Plated #120972
    Motaxyz
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    This is going to start a storm!!

    Why have personalised plates?

    in reply to: Decision time #120970
    Motaxyz
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    Surely the ease of getting into, comfort and ability to carry any equipment beats everything else with your choice.

    in reply to: Diesel or Electric whats best full tank 700 miles £65 #120969
    Motaxyz
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    Carl

    I agree with what you say, but the disabled probably can’t all be at the forefront of EV driving, there are so many other considerations for them. It will happen for all eventually.

    in reply to: Diesel or Electric whats best full tank 700 miles £65 #120966
    Motaxyz
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    Yes

    By the time range improves, charging  is quick and available everywhere then government will need to be clawing in tax from EV motorists.

    It’s only the intrepid few Motability EV guinea pigs that will currently  make massive savings on fuel costs, but hats off to them if they can do it.

    Make hay while the sun shines, but we will all get there in the next five or so years at a more sustainable cost to the government!

    in reply to: XC40 R Design Pro …. ordered 😎 #120960
    Motaxyz
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    Macca

    Thanks for reply, hope you enjoy your car when it comes.

     

    in reply to: XC40 R Design Pro …. ordered 😎 #120956
    Motaxyz
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    Macca

    I am sure unintentionally, but your post doesn’t help other nervous folk who can’t afford, can’t accommodate or who drive cars  other than this Volvo.

    Cars such as the Corsa are popular on the scheme and affordable to the many.

     

    in reply to: XC40 ordered. Inscription Pro B4P #120853
    Motaxyz
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    Bionic

    But far less subtle than the BMW’s. More Ssansongy methinks! Strange detail for the usually conservative luxury Volvo brand IMO.

    in reply to: XC40 ordered. Inscription Pro B4P #120848
    Motaxyz
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    Not sure about the high kick-up at rear side windows for visibility. Looks similar to Ssangyong Rexton

    in reply to: Extending motability lease #120756
    Motaxyz
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    Extending lease has obvious disadvantage of having a car that is less reliable as it gets older. Tyres, battery etc are likely to need renewing. MOT and extra services. More trips to the garage needed.

    I know to some this will seem minor compared to spreading AP and cost of extras out over two extra years and to hope that their dream car comes into the scheme within two years.

    Each to his own I suppose but paying a similar weekly payment for a car  over 4 years old to a new one seems counterintuitive.

     

    in reply to: Extending motability lease #120686
    Motaxyz
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    C2clo

    i can understand your particular dilemma, all the best with your car search.

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