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Don’t watch TV, haven’t really bothered with it for the last 25+ years, the most I used to do was watch motorsport recorded on the Tivo but this year even that is totally missing.
I do watch things on Netflix/Prime on an evening but mostly just revert to something on my home network server as it’s got roughly 200 or so complete series on there and over 12,000 movies, plenty to keep me amused.May 25, 2020 at 2:05 pm in reply to: Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip 'was essential', says No 10 #113825
After all the abuse we as disabled people have had to endure over the years from lies and miss-truths put about in the press and then the general public having a go because they believe everything they see and read in the media I would have expected more from the folks on here.
Nice to see you throwing abuse and shouting for sacking or criminal charges to be brought, I suppose it must be true as you saw it on the news or read it on social media.
Honestly you should be ashamed.
Here’s a pile of stones but first take a long look in the mirror.May 20, 2020 at 6:28 pm in reply to: Confirmed: 10% import tax on new cars from European Union #113512
Even without a 10% levy on cars from the EU I never thought “these BMW/AUDI/MERC etc etc were good value or less expensive than say their equivalent HONDA/HYUNDAI etc, looking at the list of cars on the scheme b4 lockdown and most of the more expensive cars were from the EU anyway.
All that will happen is the EU derived cars will go up in price and we the customer will just be paying 10% tax on the entire list, a list that will be very much thinned out with so many models not making the cap and only the base models left at high AP’s.
Not for me, I’ll buy used when this one goes back.May 20, 2020 at 10:47 am in reply to: Confirmed: 10% import tax on new cars from European Union #113486
Guess this will be my last car on the scheme then.
Style over function, I still don’t understand why most manufacturers don’t offer an estate version of their “SUV’s” as I’m sure it would sell just as well.May 11, 2020 at 1:45 pm in reply to: Battery EV sales beat out diesel, scooping up 32% of the market #113139
Guess I must have been one of those “idiots” that got a 7 seat diesel last time and with only “doing 2 mile trips to the shops” managed to put 46,000 miles on the clock over 3 years.
This time I once again went for a “diesel” as not only are there no large electric cars available but hardly any of those available are on the scheme.
I’ll just manage with my large 7 seater that is giving me a 48mpg average so far.
Every year without fail my renewal quote was between 50-100% more than if I got an online quote with the same company and then I had to ring up and tell them the figure I had been given and they whinged a bit but said they would match it.
It’s just done so the people that just let it renew without checking pay a s**t load more every year, shouldn’t be legal but insurance companies are a law unto themselves and because it’s a legal requirement to have insurance they milk us for every last penny.
I have been lucky enough to be able to get takeaway starbucks from a local service station and have met the odd friend there.
We grab said cuppa then I sit in my car nose out and they sit in theirs nose in and we have a natter, as I park in the end disabled spot we are about 10-12 feet apart but still close enough to have a coffee and a chat whilst keeping a good social distance.
What would happen with this app if 2 cars were parked in the same way but in normal spaces and not chatting but just having a break and a coffee (assuming they were strangers), would the app flag them up as having been in close contact as they would only be 4-5 feet away even though both were shielded in their own cars?May 7, 2020 at 10:10 am in reply to: Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) why did it change from benefit to loan #112960
They already only give a % of rent to people on benefits and the tenant has to make up the shortfall themselves.
We already give so much access to many apps on our phones, I get a regular update from google about where I’ve been over the previous month (most apps require you to agree to data sharing/targeted advertising) so as we are already sharing info with lots of bodies it’s just about the government hanging onto our info after it’s needed.
Lots of Motability customers have to manage on benefits and it’s a small amount to live on, that £50 might just help people out of a financial hole that the pandemic has caused with having to pay more for ordering everything to be delivered.
While some of us are able and happy to donate the money I don’t thing it’s right to rub it in the noses of those less fortunate.
VAG doesn’t have a good track record with water getting into cars, usually 1 of 3 things, blocked water channels in scuttle below windscreen, poor windscreen seal or badly made/fitted door seals, has happened to many of their cars over the years.
The biggest ripoff was when the government changed pricing from cost per gallon to cost per litre, it made it easier to hide the big price jumps as a few pence per litre doesn’t seem too bad compared to the actual cost of 15-25p per gallon rises.
Don’t they have a reversing camera as standard? Lot of money for a car that’s missing basic tech!
It’s nice enough but the only models we can get on the scheme are the 2 bottom of the range and they have so much missing in terms of spec compared to most other cars on the scheme that if you were to get one and up spec it to a decent standard it would add thousands to the cost.
£1-08.7 at the local Morrisons petrol station for the black stuff!
I hate the fact that if you want any kind of decent economy you have to drive miss daisy everywhere, makes driving very dull and no pleasure at all these days.
Very good if you require your spine converting to dust!May 4, 2020 at 1:20 pm in reply to: what about listing the problems/defects you've had with your car. #112831
MY current car (Peugeot Rifter LWB 130 bluehdi EAT8 GT-Line. 31st Jan 2020) about 5 week old the battery failed and RAC came out and replaced.
Previous car was a Seat Alhambra SE-Lux 2.0 tdi 184 DSG and that had so many faults I won’t even bother to list them, it was hideous on fuel and went back with over half a dozen faults still not rectified as I had given up trying to get them sorted, last VAG car I ever have.
I explained that I tried to call and let them know but couldn’t get through and I only just remembered it when I got there, I said I didn’t have any of the things that would enable me to record it to a CD or audio cassette but I could email them a complete unedited copy of the recorded file while they watched to show it hadn’t been altered, as this was the 3rd time they had re-scheduled my appointment I was now unable to get anyone to accompany me during the appointment to help me remember what had been said and unless they could provide recording facilities then they would have to come to me at home instead and as they were already over the maximum time allowed for the assessment to be carried out then they would end up incurring further financial penalties.
It did help that I had everything printed out and with me to refer to including the government guidelines for conducting the assessments at every stage.
TBH the assessor I had was a Nurse and a lovely woman who was very helpful and knowledgable and conducted the F 2 F in a helpful and compassionate way.
sometime in 2021 probably!
I recorded all my meetings, when they tried to tell me it wasn’t allowed I asked them to show me the legislation that said that and to give me it in writing there and then that I wasn’t allowed to record the interview as I suffer from short term memory problems (had it all on paper listed so I didn’t forget), they bitched a lot about it but continued with my phone recording the whole thing sat in the middle of the table.
No lies or made up crap on the report this time and I got middle care and enhanced mobility for 10 years ongoing. This was my 5th time of trying and appeals.May 1, 2020 at 11:37 am in reply to: DVLA approves solo test drives for car buyers to maintain social distancing #112618
My previous car test drive consisted of me turning up at the dealership around 11am and the rep throwing me a set of keys and saying “it’s the red one with all the stickers on, there’s half a tank of fuel and we close at 6pm so just bring it back before then”.
It did persuade me to order and so I had 3 years of problems and appalling fuel economy but the test drive was nice!
Saying it doesn’t help much because you can catch it through your eyes anyway doesn’t make a valid argument to stop everyone wearing masks, unless you have been tested and given the all clear that day without interacting with anyone or thing that could pass the virus on to you since being tested then anyone could be a carrier and therefore wearing a mask would stop a large percentage of transmission.
Only got my car on 31st Jan this year and 5 weeks in the Bosch battery failed, rang RAC and the nice man had it diagnosed and swapped within 2 hours.