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Apologies for the delay getting this done but the last few days have been hectic. The trip over to Huddersfield and back was a nightmare with traffic and accidents so it was dark by the time we got home. The Wifey was in hospital yesterday having laser eye surgery so today is the first chance I’ve had.
After having such great service from salesman Josh the handover was handled by two other people and was unremarkable.
My first impressions were that it’s going to take a while to get up to speed with all the technology on this car but we’ll get there. The interior is unbelievably spacious for such a small car, it’s very easy to get in and out of and the seats are comfortable if on the firm side. The piano black trim is going to be hard work to keep clean.
I can’t say too much about the driving experience as sitting in queues on the M62 and traipsing into Manchester at rush hour yesterday is hardly the best test. The steering is lighter than I’m used to and the engine belies its Renault roots under acceleration and can be a bit unrefined but it cruises nice and smoothly.
I hadn’t seen that Dave, so I assumed correctly for a change. Good to know for anyone due delivery in the next few weeks though.
The dealer paperwork for our new car had a clause stating that the price may be subject to change if the car wasn’t delivered before 31st October. Not sure how that would have worked on Motability though, would that have been our problem or Motability’s? I would hope and expect that Motability would have made up any shortfall, I’m sure they’ve allowed a budget for transitional variations.
I don’t think they have a motabilty specialist, just whoever is available.
Muhammed, it was Josh Ineson and he’s been great with us so far. Apart from the delay, which is beyond his control I can’t fault the service to date.
I’d love a 280 Brooklands Capri but with all mod cons like ABS and PAS.
We’re getting a B180 Sport Premium auto in white.
It’s from Stratstone in Huddersfield.
Show your dealer this link about the wheelchair option;
We’re picking our B Class up tomorrow, as far as I’m aware it doesn’t have sliding rear seats but I’ll ask my dealer if he knows when they’re supposed to be starting fitting them.
Update; it’s with the dealer and we’re collecting it on Tuesday.
I was having a mooch through car search the other day and noticed that the prices have dropped a little bit making my big saving not quite as big as it was but also that our particular model isn’t on the scheme anymore.
Will post some pics in due course.October 20, 2019 at 11:58 pm in reply to: 'A two-tier UK road network would divide rich and poor motorists' #92555
Good point @oscarmax, I think we even have one somewhere but it’s probably expired.October 20, 2019 at 7:32 am in reply to: 'A two-tier UK road network would divide rich and poor motorists' #92461
I don’t agree with Rutherford’s rich and poor angle, it’s about squeezing as much money out of the motorist as possible regardless of being rich or it being affordable. And it’s here, somebody should tell him the M6 toll is a thing already.
As for the 80mph limit, I couldn’t care less either way. The only time I would realistically be able to do it is on my way back from work at midnight and I doubt it would make much difference to the 12 minute commute.
You can cancel at any stage up to taking delivery, as stated above there was no need to pay the AP up front but yes you would get it back. If you paid for any extras however you would not get that part back.
I’d try and get more information on expected delivery date before making any rash decisions.
Say thank you for the free boot liner and there better be a full tank of fuel in it for the inconvenience.
The dealer can’t place the order with Motability until you have taken your proof of eligibility and driving licence/s in as they form part of the application.
They can place the order on their system without completing the Motability application in order to get things moving but rarely do as it represents and increased risk of the customer changing their mind and them being stuck with a car and no customer lined up. If you’ve paid a deposit or for extras up front they may well be happy to order prior to application.October 9, 2019 at 10:50 pm in reply to: Heated Winscreen switches of after 30 seconds -so awkward #90911
A pro tip for stopping your windows fogging up, don’t use aircon. Most of the fog is trace refrigerant in the system being blown onto the glass.
Turn your aircon off and clean your windows thoroughly and they will fog up much less and not need cleaning as often.
During those couple of days in the summer when aircon is actually needed, set it to feet and forward vents and not the screen. After use keep it off the screen for a good while to allow any gas to clear the system.
Had my current car 3 years and 1 month, used aircon 2 or 3 times and cleaned my windows maybe every 3 months.
And yet I ended up cancelling a SEAT order because it was going to take 5-6 months to fulfil it.October 9, 2019 at 10:37 pm in reply to: Heated Winscreen switches of after 30 seconds -so awkward #90907
I thought heated windscreens were designed to de-ice the screen and then go off not keep it de-fogged like the rear one does, you have a blower for that on the front.October 9, 2019 at 11:16 am in reply to: Could EVs allow motorway speed limit rise to 80mph? #90814
Fast forward a few years to dedicated express lanes for autonomous vehicles with speed limits over 100mph.
Not very long assuming they’re on the ball and put it straight in, its just oil and filter change then a quick visual inspection. My last one was about an hour.
You have a good point Winston but I don’t think it’s particularly bad looking it just doesn’t look like an Audi. All of their other models follow an easily recognisable design language but you could bung a Dacia badge on that and the uninitiated wouldn’t bat an eye.
Just had to extend our current lease again as the car has still not shipped.
New estimate is 20th October, a bit miffed but I think it’s worth waiting for.
Just hoping it gets into the country before the much anticipated cataclysm that is the 31st October!!!
As long as the tyre is the correct size and type it doesn’t matter what brand it is, I personally prefer to keep them all the same but that’s an OCD thing.
I had two tyres changed on one of my previous cars and Motability refused to pay Kwik Fit’s price for the OEM tyre and made them fit a cheaper alternative instead.
Just checked back and it seems to be, Stratstone Huddersfield. He really likes to do a good deal.
James, was it Josh Ineson?
My discount was a combination of an offer and being flexible on what exact model I received, I’ve compromised on colour but gained on spec and obviously the huge discount.
Car is built and currently on a ship I believe.