BionicRusty (Wayne)

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  • BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Oscarmax, First of all, I’m so sorry for your loss. We too are animal lovers and I know the pain when one passes.

    Misunderstandings are misunderstandings. I may be wrong but I think when JS says “move along”, he means let’s get back to the thread. I do not think it’s a request to leave the forum. We’re all here to support, provide advice and generally talk all things Motability and automotive (apart from the Off Topic thread that is! 😃).

    I for one hope that you will stay and continue to contribute.

    Oh, and re you post above regarding caravan towing, I can certainly relate to that. We’ve been on the receiving end of that type of driving. When I was more able and our children were young, we had a folding camper and spent many happy hours being cut-up on motorways.
    Best wishes.

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    in reply to: VW T-Cross has joined the Scheme #98638

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Good spot Muhammed 👍

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    in reply to: New Car Damaged In Transit. Advice Please… #98636

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Mary, regardless of whether it is a new door or a re-skinned door, I would advise that, when you see the car, that you check and are completely happy with the colour match. If you have someone with you when viewing, then have them give opinion as well.
    I would certainly not be overly concerned about the fact that is has happened, but the last thing you want is to suddenly notice a difference some time later. Also, please make sure that the repair is fully noted on the dealers notes as it will make it easier when dealing with any issues under warranty.
    Good luck.

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    in reply to: Free EV charging now available at 100 Tesco stores #98545

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    The positive – It’s a good start.
    The negatives (being selfish) – It seems Tesco are not expecting any EV sales in Mid or North Wales. Not one anywhere outside of the Cardiff/Swansea area.

    We do shop in Tesco and love it but we’ll be getting there in our big ‘ole diesel. 🤣😂

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    in reply to: Best looking cars on the scheme #98443

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    There is that Mitch 😁🤣

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    in reply to: Christmas drink-driving is on the rise #98442

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    bionicrusty, i am fine with it my painkillers tend to object and put me to sleep lol.

    Then that’s a win Mitch. 😁😂 🍻

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    in reply to: Christmas drink-driving is on the rise #98439

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    No excuse. Don’t drink and drive full stop. I absolutely support all clampdowns on this. I’ve overheard so many times people in work saying they’ve changed routes to work to avoid the morning police checkpoints. 😡
    I’m guessing most here can’t tolerate alcoholic anyway. 😔

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    in reply to: Best looking cars on the scheme #98438

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Mine are;

    VW Tiguan R Line

    BMW X1 ( got one)

    Alfa Giulia (I wish!)

    and please I want a fourth = Peugeot 508 SW in twighlight blue.

     

    The order depends on how I feel and changes from day to day! 😁🤣

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    in reply to: Check the tech: what to look for in a new car #97966

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    …..every car comes with a simple collision avoidance thingy its called a brake use it…..

    Oh and a thing called an indicator too. Seems we don’t need these any more, especially at roundabouts. I think drivers of today are waiting for tech to advance to thought control to activate such ridiculous things like indicators.

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    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Nice find Brydo.
    Here to say it but I’ve been rabbiting on about this for ages now. Great to hear it’s being introduced. If Electric is the way forward (you never know) then next will/needs to be wireless charging embedded into the road networks, a la TCR (Total Control Racing), toy racing tracks from the 70’s.

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    in reply to: Christmas fuel prices are here. #97500

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    I have to be honest Vinalspin, I shop around using petrolprices.com and my X1 which has a fuel price search in ConnectedDrive. In my region it’s common to have over a 10p per litre variance in some local garages. This equates to well over £4 per fill up. If you have, say, 40 fill ups in 12 months this equates to a £180 saving. Well worth the shopping around.

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    in reply to: Mercedes GLB #97472

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    I love it. Definite contender here if it did come on and the AP wasn’t ridiculous (probably would be though!)

    That said it’s all about the entry/exit and I need very short seats.
    This is why I love my X1 with the std seats. My wife has a GLA and it is so uncomfortable for me and very difficult to get in and out of.

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    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    One of my absolute bane’s this one, along with not indicating.
    Undertaking, as far as I am aware, is not illegal but can be considered careless driving in some circumstances. If I am on a motorway driving at 70mph or less on the inside lane and come across a lane hogger in the outside or middle lane, I would continue at the same speed and in the same lane.

    Highway Code 268

    “Rule 268
    Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake.”

    I would argue in any court if I was in the left hand lane and pass a lane hogger that the above applies.
    😁😁😊

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    in reply to: New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe #97251

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Very nice but if we get it on the scheme it will only be the pathetic 218i.

    What a beauty but absolutely agree Elliot.

    One can only wish for a 2.0D MSport.

    I was in the dealer recently and was dribbling over the new 3 Series MSport. Pic below

    It looks stunning. I thought it was an M3 at first from the rear.

     

     

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    in reply to: Car numbers on scheme today #97250

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Hi James,

    This thread is always my first port of call on the forum.

    I hope you’re not thinking of stopping. I’ve decided you’ve agreed to a verbal contract that I thought up but forgot to tell you about. You cannot back out of said contract without paying me £1.7 million. This is all legal and I’ve run it by the imaginary lawyer at imaginarylawyers.com and it’s binding.

    Plus it’s my birthday 🎂 and so you can’t disagree anyway. Ive even had an imaginary beer 🍺 so cheers 🍻

    🤣😂

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    in reply to: Diesel still first choice for fleets, says new report #96849

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    And it’s diesel for me for the foreseeable. With the whole of Wales having only 500, yes 500, public charge points (I think about a fifth of that of London) it’s just not viable. Just how we are expected to embrace EV’s but have no infrastructure to support it is beyond me. But then we are stuck with shocking phone coverage and broadband speeds akin to dial-up.

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    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Absolutely Brydo 🤣😂

    And I agree with James, I’ve owned Land Rover’s and Jags and they’re shocking. I had an XF that was my dream car but turned into the nightmare from hell. Three years old, FSH and ended up with nearly £10k worth of breakdowns before the engine went bang. Even though it was a design fault Jaguar would not budge. So the car was scrapped. They wanted £9k for a new engine and that’s without new turbo’s. (Didn’t even price that).
    ☹️

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    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    It could have been wrapped Brydo.
    More people are doing it on their brand new cars.

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    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    For me, the posts above are what differentiates this forum from others and media sites in general. That is, the ability to be passionate, have a moan, etc but in the main be understood by others with support and advice offered. And I’m going to say it, even having enough respect to offer apologies where misunderstanding/upset occurs.
    Thank you to the moderators for battling to maintain the site’s integrity. I’m sure it’s a huge task.
    This forum is one of the only ones I genuinely enjoy.
    Big thumbs up to us all ??

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    in reply to: PERGEOT 508 SW #94891

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Great choice.
    I think the SW looks absolutely fantastic in the midnight blue. So classy.

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    in reply to: Dashcam #94888

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Whilst Motability don’t allow hard wiring into the car (wires into the electrical harness), plug-in wires can usually be tucked away into the trim without causing any issues or damage. Also consider the removable hooks such as ‘Command, damage free hooks’ for areas where the wires cannot be tucked away. These can be removed from any surface without causing any damage when time to return the car.
    Hope this helps.

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    in reply to: PERGEOT 508 SW #94886

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    It certainly is awesome ?

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    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Hi SpinaB,

    It’s certainly an interesting thought. Although I’m disabled since birth, I’m new to Motability and my initial thought is that I am so grateful for having them here for me/us.

    My second thought is that, yes, as with any scheme, there are areas for improvement. Do you know what, the first thing that springs to mind for me is that it would help enormously if the dealer sales persons were actually disabled themselves. Even with my short time here I’ve noticed that the ‘trained’ sales persons are usually quite young and so won’t have a clue about the needs of us. I’m sure there are some excellent ones out there but I’ve not met one…..yet.
    If your suggestion was to be carried out, I would suggest a panel being set-up and discussion on what to put to Motability as suggestions based on our, the clients, experiences. Along with this I would also suggest that we also applaud Motability, as without them we would not have the freedom that the scheme offers us.

    This could be interesting.

     

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    in reply to: Seat Terraco Vs VW Allspace #94089

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    Andy, do a search on this forum re the Tarraco.

    I had this shortlisted but have read some horror stories here regarding wrong cars being ordered/delivered/the recipient’s car being sold from under them prior to hand over (dealer makes more ?). This is enough to put me off I’m afraid. You may be braver though! ?

    I’ll be aiming at either another X1 or a Tiguan if funds allow.

    Good luck to you

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    in reply to: New Horizons #94034

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
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    That’s great to hear. I’m certainly going to have a look.

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