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  • in reply to: Had Toyota CHR TEST DRIVE TODAY 2 hour long #127603
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    Glad to hear you’ve found a winner Mike, the keyless is a good feature but don’t forget to keep it safe once home, I tried many different faraday boxes before I got my car and most just don’t work, eventually settled on a smaller one that keeps the signal hidden even when held next to the door handles, nice looking and a reasonable price with space for 2 keys if needed.

    I did buy a 2nd one for the spare key I keep upstairs.

    in reply to: when did a boot floor become added extra…. #127602
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    If you can’t get your wheelchair in and out then it’s absolutely useless as a Motability car and should be rejected, what’s the point in having a car that once you get to your location you can’t leave the vehicle?!?

    Contact Motability and tell them it’s not fit for purpose.

    in reply to: Had test drive in new Golf 1.5 Etsi dsg #127517
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    Have you had a new  French car in the last 4-5 years?

    My 2017 German car had loads of faults, does that mean all German cars are rubbish?

    When I used to put an order in from the supplier for a bunch of components they all had multiple applications across numerous car brands, not once did I see a non specific part that only fitted one vehicle, last year when ordering parts for a Mercedes from Autodoc in Germany they sent me the components under the listing for a Renault with multiple applications because it was 40% cheaper.

    I am not suggesting French cars won’t suffer from problems but I know the new ones are light years better and will no doubt have just as many issues as any other manufacturer.

    in reply to: Had test drive in new Golf 1.5 Etsi dsg #127502
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    Same as any car Mike, I have personally found Peugeot/Citroen to be reliable apart from the odd thing over the last 20+ years but like every car you can get a bad one, my last German car had loads of faults and left me stranded more than once and after more than half a dozen attempts at fixing still went back at the end of the lease without being fixed, I’m on my 4th one on the scheme from the PSA group and honestly haven’t had anything major go wrong (a Bosch battery failed but that’s German engineering for you).

    On the other hand I would never get another Renault, too many problems to list and just looking online would steer me clear these days.

    When people slag French cars off what they fail to take into account is nearly all the components in today’s cars are made by 3rd parties and are the same in whatever brand you choose, you don’t think Mercedes manufactures the micro-switch that operates their electric windows do you? It used to be shoddy build quality that generally let them down but these days they are all very close really.

    in reply to: Active / Adaptive Cruise Control #127413
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    I paid extra for it on mine and it’s absolutely useless, normal CC on the motorway allows you to get close enough to the car in front and then pull out to pass, this system starts to brake at about 350 yards from the vehicle in front so you have to pull out way early and when traffic is heavy it leaves such a big gap that other cars just pull into it in front of you and then the car brakes to maintain the huge gap, this continues until you’re doing 40mph in the outside lane, utterly utterly useless, the only way to avoid this and make any forward progress is to override the system with the throttle pedal thus negating the whole aspect of cruise control.

    The car comes with normal cruise as standard and with other cars from this manufacturer you can turn off adaptive in the settings and it reverts to standard CC, this function is missing from mine and as I can’t keep my foot on the pedal for long periods I am probably going to have to cancel my car.

    in reply to: Don’t have a drive in a Tesla model 3 It’s not worth it #127280
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    Have 2 friends with a model 3 and both have had loads of problems with them, one had to have his repainted as the quality from the factory was shocking and took lots of arguing and independent inspections to get it authorised, since coming back it’s had to have the panel gaps aligned twice and has broken down several times (all attributed to the strip down and rebuild for painting), the other just seems to go wrong every other month with weeks at a time with it in the shop.

    Not saying this is normal but there are loads of customer reviews out there with loads of problems, money doesn’t buy everything.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #127279
    vinalspin
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    Heh heh heh.

    in reply to: Benefit and Works Telephone pip Assessments and more #127278
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    I got 10 years with light touch review in “16”.

    I record every conversation with any dept of the DWP etc as I have short term memory loss and wouldn’t have a clue otherwise, at my interview I had asked them to record it and give me a copy, when I got there they said their equipment wasn’t working so I said I would use my phone and give them a copy via email at the end, they made unhappy noises but I told them about my condition and said I would need a full written copy taken by a third person otherwise, they let me record when I said that.

    I record all my calls automatically anyway.

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #127123
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    Foam Party!! 🎉🎆🎇✨🤿😑

    in reply to: Sub-£30,000 Volkswagen ID.3 due to launch later this month #127052
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    It also weighs 1.8 tonnes, ridiculous for a mid size hatch, way stiffer ride to cope with the huge weight and not the biggest boot either.

    in reply to: Had test drive in new Yaris #126938
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    One other point, it’s especially good when mated to a decent diesel lump, I tried both and the petrol was just not as nice as the oil burner.

    in reply to: Had test drive in new Yaris #126937
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    @Menorca Mike

    The dreaded CVT soundtrack, it’s going to be there on all with that awful excuse for a gearbox, no avoiding that really.

    Here’s an idea, go test drive something with the Aisin EAT8 gearbox, doesn’t matter what just as long as it has that box, you will then see what an automatic gearbox should be like and at least you will have a baseline to judge others from, BMW, Peugeot, Citroen etc all use it and coming from a DSG I can honestly say it’s worlds apart.

    in reply to: Drug driving charges surge 125% #126716
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    20 years ago where I worked every driver had to do a breath test 1st thing upon entering the transport office, they had a little booth set up in the entrance, if you failed it showed up in the office and you were sent home for the day and a strike put on your record, it worked on a 3 month cycle, 3 fails inside any cycle and you got your P45, great idea really.

    in reply to: Tiguan X Coupe #126646
    vinalspin
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    Seating in the back for the vertically challenged and an even smaller boot, what a winner.

    vinalspin
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    If I get bored I just pop it in manual mode and use the paddles, it is quite engaging to drive like that but I have found it’s impossible to match the mpg using the 8 gears myself compared to the box doing it’s own thing, the good thing is you can flip up and down the gears manually even when it’s in auto mode so that’s a nice touch.

    in reply to: Been to Toyota dealer today #126497
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    Sorry, meant to say Dacia

    in reply to: Been to Toyota dealer today #126496
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    Even in the higher trim models it is still a basic small car at the lower end of what I would call the “Luxury Scale”, I’m in no way slagging the car off or trying to put it down, it is what it is (I was going to say a nice version of a cheap car but I don’t think cheap cars actually exist any more (not counting Daewoo)

    in reply to: White is the new Black #126248
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    Are you sure they didn’t give you the SD card for the Predator’s space ship satnav, all the names are in some sort of alien language! 😂😂😂

    in reply to: GLA TURNAROUND #126201
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    Small car really, an A Class with raised suspension and small boot, how they try and class it as an “SUV” is beyond me!

    in reply to: Car ordered but what if? Scenario #126200
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    Changing your mind is the entitlement of every customer, there are many reasons this could happen and if necessary then do it, as for feeling bad for the dealer then I struggle with that one as I have had 2 of my orders sold to private customers before I was due to collect and then told a pack of lies about wrong order/factory delays so I wouldn’t lose any sleep if I had to cancel a car.

    in reply to: BMW 320i touring. discount percentage on extras ??? #126028
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    @Rhodgie, if you log in every time then your name shows up in blue and only you can be that person, anybody that tries to mimic you would be in black and so easily identified as a fake, all browsers have the option to save your credentials so you wouldn’t have to worry about logging in every time and we would all know it’s you.

    in reply to: mercedes cla delivery times #125913
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    Never pay the AP in advance as Motability do not allow you to pay the AP when ordering, it is only paid when collecting your car and any monies you pay the the dealer in advance would be purely a deposit between you and the dealer and if they went bust you would lose the money.

    Paying a large deposit will never speed up the build process no matter what lies the dealer tells you.

    in reply to: Q4 2020 Deals And Offers #125786
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    If typing on a windows 10 pc to get a list of emoji’s up just press the “windows” key plus “full stop” and it brings up the built in emoji menu 😁👍

    in reply to: Ford Puma ST #125784
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    in reply to: Ford Puma ST #125783
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    Ford have also told all their Puma customers not to use them in only electric mode until they can get a fix in place as it might just burst into flames, not the best advert from Ford there.

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