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  • in reply to: Benefit and Works Telephone pip Assessments and more #141228
    solent60
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    Just to add;

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has finally agreed that all disabled people being assessed for personal independence payment (PIP) will be able to have their face-to-face assessments recorded.

    Audio recording option set to be introduced for all PIP assessments, says DWP

    in reply to: Peugeot 3008 Plugin Hybrid #141226
    solent60
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    Peugeot deserve a bit of kudos with their latest models if you ask me. I’m loving the design of their cars lately & it’s great to see a car manufacturer design something that isn’t a dull, bland ‘box’ with a wheel in each corner for a change – unlike the vast majority of manufacturers which are so… yaaaaaawn. I saw a 2008 GT Line in that vertigo blue yesterday & it looks absolutely stunning if you ask me. Too big for me, personally, which is why I have a 208 GT on order in Faro Yellow – but yeah, keep ’em coming Peugeot!

    in reply to: Audi Q3 ordered #141000
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    That’s great Solent my CHR should be in soon motability man certain be there to pick up March 16th

    I’m pleased for you Mike. Funny isn’t it. My C-HR goes back after 3 really enjoyable years of use & there’s you – waiting for the exact same car. Well at least I know you’re going to love it.. guaranteed. It’ll be worth your while joining the C-HR owner’s forum too Mike as everyone on there is really helpful & they’re a good bunch. When I first got my C-HR for example, I never knew that the little button, just right of the hatch handle, locked the car after 2 quick pushes!

    And I certainly hope my next car is as comfortable as a C-HR Mike – that’s for sure!

     

    in reply to: Audi Q3 ordered #140965
    solent60
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    Yes, normally around a month or so for delivery.

    My next car is on order and has a build date of March 15th. Dealer emailed me today to say delivery would be first 2 weeks of April.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140804
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    Has anyone who has been jabbed experienced any side effects? I had a strange array of things including tingly fingers, occasional fuzzy vision, headaches and felt generally unwell for a week. Oxford Jab. I laughingly complain of long chimpanzee flu.

    My mum had the AstraZeneca vaccine which, according to the leaflet, contains Chimpanzee flu virus. I’m not sure if it’s an adverse reaction but she’s been throwing her own sh*t at strangers!

    in reply to: Ford confirms strategy to go fully electric by 2030 #140354
    solent60
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    Road Pricing, solent60. The needed technology is already in modern cars.

    Yeah, that’s worry Wigwam. As soon as a government gets involved – you just know it’s going to cost an arm and a leg!

     

    in reply to: Ford confirms strategy to go fully electric by 2030 #140343
    solent60
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    One thing that concerns me is how are the government going to make up the £40 Billion in lost fuel duty if we all switch over to EV’s?

    The way I see it is one of two ways; either fit all EV’s with some sort of GPS/chip that records your mileage and you will be charged a set amount per mile you drive… or re-introduce something similar to the old tax disc system and tax EV’s by size/model, etc each year.

    Either way, the government of the day will have to find a solution that taxes EV’s and combustion vehicles fairly.

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140336
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    I’ll be waiting closer to 2030 and seeing just how much has changed until I take the plunge. Everything seems too expensive, and a bit of a faff on atm. I’m in no rush…I’ll probably have another petrol,even after the CLA gets delivered next month (fingers crossed) taking me up to 6 years from now.

    My thoughts exactly Phil. I have a new ICE car on order waiting to be delivered & my next car after that will also be an ICE. Six years from now however, the infrastructure where I live might have improved enough from where it is now to consider an EV.

    in reply to: New 2021 Peugeot e-Rifter electric MPV revealed #140160
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    Peugeot are really on a roll design wise lately. The 208, 2008, 3008 and the 5008 are all superb looking cars.

    Long may it continue. In a sea of blandness out there – nice to see at least one car Company standing out from all the others.

    in reply to: Power folding mirrors on new Golf ? #139716
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    According to the Vw configurator the Golf 1.5 R-Line has electrically foldable and heated door mirrors.???

    According to the very latest brochure dated Feb 4th, it will cost you £710 for the DSG R-Line Golf to include folding & heated door mirrors as part of a pack. As I say; be very wary of VW and if you’re thinking of ordering one – get your dealer to put it in writing or email you that it has folding electric mirrors if you think that it does!

    solent60
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    I think the thing to remember here is that as cars like the ID3 become more popular as we move towards an ICE ban in the EU, Volkswagen will switch model production between factories – or indeed, build new factories as demand soars whilst their petrol car orders decrease month by month – year by year. In the shorter term, we’ll probably only have to wait a matter of weeks for delivery – they’ll be making that many!

    in reply to: mazda mx-30 could be a contender #139224
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    Having 3 doors is nothing new of course. Anyone remember the Hyundai Veloster of a few years ago?

    I still see a few on the road but they never sold that many in the UK and so Hyundai withdrew them… unlike the US where they are pretty popular. I always liked it!

    in reply to: Peugeot 3008, 5008 2021 #138937
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    @solent60 great choice it looks excellent. If I didn’t have three children I would be very happy to have one. I really like small cars just necessity dictates otherwise.

    Thanks NY1. Luckily for me, my kids both flew the nest years ago, so it’s been back to small cars ever since they went.

    I am in a fortunate position in that I do not require a wheelchair… well not just yet anyway. That day will arrive in the coming years for sure. Like you, I love small cars. They serve the perfect purpose for my lifestyle at this moment in time & to my eyes, there isn’t a better looking small car around at the moment than the new 208 – especially in GT/GT PREMIUM form. I test drove it just before the last lock-down & it was perfect – absolutely fabulous.  My dealer said that as it’s just been updated with new versions, there aren’t any in the country at all – so it’s a factory build. My changeover is a month today, so it looks like I’m going to have to wait a while longer than that… but the wait will sure be worth it!

    in reply to: Peugeot 3008, 5008 2021 #138931
    solent60
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    Not exactly one of the above models I know, but I have just ordered the new Peugeot 208 130 GT Premium. I got my Motability letter/PIN only today funnily enough. Peugeot’s design department are doing a superb job with their latest models.

    Unboring The Future‘ as their current tagline goes. Indeed!

    in reply to: It’s great how the forum has changed! #138801
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    A very good recent video from Carwow who ran lots of different EV’s until they ran out of juice!

    in reply to: New 2021 DS 4 E-TENSE plug-in hybrid: What a beauty #138799
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    I read somewhere today that “expect” the lowest ICE trim to start around £25K.

    in reply to: Can you order online? #138770
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    PraxxtorCruel; I ordered my next car on Saturday just gone via ‘click and collect’.

    My dealer only needed to see my award letter & my driving licence – both of which I took a photo of on my mobile phone & emailed them through to him. You’ll have to answer several basic questions on the phone like name, address, any previous accidents, etc. but it’s all very basic and very quick. Within minutes, he had ordered the car & a few minutes later – I had an email from Motability thanking me for my order!

    in reply to: Mini to ditch leather from its future interiors #138711
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    My new car which is on order has alcantara seats. Don’t despair Mitch!

    https://www.carwow.co.uk/guides/glossary/what-is-alcantara-0518

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138587
    solent60
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    RIP Captain Tom.

    “Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away”.

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #138179
    solent60
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    Try the new Renault Clio rs line 130 edc and the new peugeot 208 gt line eat but the Mini cooper s paddle shift is nice as well and ask for £500 off the advanced payment like i did with mini and got it shop around and play the dealers be prepared to walk away if you want a deal.

    I have just got off the phone 30-minutes ago after having ordered the Peugeot 208 GT Premium 130 EAT8. Advance payment was £799 which I thought was very reasonable indeed for a fully kitted out car.

    in reply to: Peugeot 3008 #137992
    solent60
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    I’m really rooting for brands like Peugeot and Hyundai, they’re doing so well with the design inside and out, with time their tech will get better and engines too, the VW group need to seriously wake up before they lose more market share

    Very true SUVGuy.

    Take a look at the new 208 and 2008 on any YouTube review video & see what reviewers say about the interiors & the quality of them these days. They are way above what they used to be in days of old. Same goes for Peugeot’s latest award winning 1.2 engines. Looks are subjective of course – but the new 208 and 2008 are both superb, modern-looking & stylish cars that leave many other manufacturer’s design efforts in the ‘yawn’ and ‘dullfest’ category!

    in reply to: Should I wait to renew until after April price change? #137986
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    Nicole, if it was me – I’d wait for the face-lift version. I have just been in the same situation with Peugeot.

    Q1 prices are high – mainly because no one had an idea whether or not Brexit was going to be a factor. Prices are starting to come down now & despite the pandemic – car manufacturer’s are desperate for your business. Not only that, but Motability will automatically extend your lease by up to 6-months on your current car. Like me, if the car you want comes onto the scheme at any time during that 6-months, you can order at any time.

    I don’t have a crystal ball alas – but I would put a sizeable wager on Q2 prices coming down.

    in reply to: Peugeot 3008 #137939
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    In that blue they come in I think they are the nicest looking SUV on the road but I just can’t get past French.

    Ah, Peugeot ‘Vertigo Blue’. A gorgeous colour indeed. I think the new 2008 in that colour looks stunning and is by far the best looking small crossover/SUV on the road. Peugeot’s designers are way ahead of most other car designers these days. They’ve really upped the interiors too with both the design & the quality of materials used.

    I’ve had a Citroen C2 VTR and a DS3 on the scheme. Both cars were excellent and the DS3 in particular – to this day – was my favourite car I’d owned. Neither had a single problem in the 3-years of ownership.

    One thing the French do know how to do is small hatchbacks. So much so, that tomorrow morning I have an appointment to order the new 208 GT as my next car. I did think the ‘Vertigo Blue’ looks lovely… … … but as far as the 208 GT goes, it just has to be in ‘Faro Yellow’ !

    solent60
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    There is no other reason that Motability removed the MX-5 RF that I can see – other than pressure from the media to stop us poor disabled customers driving around in a car that was both fun and quite sporty.

    Any survey that you care to read on the web will tell you that the MX-5 is pretty much the most reliable car on British roads. And when you look on Auto Trader or indeed eBay, you’ll see that the MX-5 holds its second-hand value incredibly well – a factor that Motability supposedly fathoms into their number crunching.

    It’s a shame that they have bowed to pressure from the British media… and one newspaper in particular.

    solent60
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    Yup! Heartbreaking in the extreme. Tears to eyes, Big Dave. The 08 list includes an Alfa Spider 2.2L drop top and the Audi A3 Cabrio, admittedly at steep APs. But the equally evil, immoral and devil-bred Mazda MX5 two-seat ragtop? On list and NIL advance payment. This latter being there, in Motability’s words, “Because not all disabled people use a wheelchair”. So now we all DO need a wheelchair? I know I will be criticised and accused of being a thoughtless, boy-racer selfishly endangering the welfare of other disabled drivers but I have to say this: These are nice cars. I like them. It would please me to see something like them on the scheme.

    Agree totally Tharg.

    Like many, I don’t ‘require’ the use of a wheelchair. The Mazda MX-5 RF (electric folding steel roof) automatic was on the scheme about a year or so ago – and I had my heart set on one. I clearly remember Motability’s “Because not all disabled people use a wheelchair” tagline. It was removed about a year or so ago & has never returned. I was gutted about that. There is only me and the missus at home & we never have a need to carry passengers or large loads, so the MX-5 RF would have been ideal. The small boot was ideal for carrying my walking stick and the weekly food shop!

    Alas, it does indeed seem that all disabled people DO require a wheelchair – as you say – or at least a huge, monstrous SUV thingy when quite clearly – some of us don’t!

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