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VW touran – high AP plus long waiting times.
Last week did go through the motability website and saw Jeep. Unfortunately nearest dealership is in a nearby city. I know the location and it’s a pain to get to for me, especially for servicing and other issues.August 11, 2019 at 5:34 pm in reply to: Had my first accident the other day after 40yrs driving! #85098
Do you have a dashcam? Strongly recommend you to get one.
Yes I do have a dashcam, wouldn’t have been much help on this occasion as it points out the front. I do like the idea of using an old or cheap mobile, will have a look into that.
I was on about if you were driving. If you for a spare phone then maybe use it to record the traffic behind you.
The i800? The love of my life? Yeah. But don’t have enough kids to justify it.
<p style=”text-align: left;”>My auto galaxy was written off. Hire car company said come down we have a auto ready for you. Great because hard to get auto hire car on short notice. There in front of me was a black auto i800. I said you are joking. It’s way too big. Unfortunately it’s the only auto they had free. They promised to change it as soon as a decent size mpv comes free.</p>
Being black kids called it the gangster mobile, workmates called it the pimp mobile.
Apart from having to get up into the car and finding parking spaces in the residential street I loved it. So many times I thought of ordering it as my next car but AP was too high. Now since it’s being replaced the AP has come down by a large amount but unfortunately now I only drive locally it’s too large.
Bargain of the year if you ask me.August 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm in reply to: Had my first accident the other day after 40yrs driving! #85095
Ignore the mirror on top. That is used when supervising my offspring when she is driving.
If you are getting a proper dashcam and are going to have it hardwired get permission from motability and RSA first because this is classed as modification. If you plan just to plug it into your cig lighter/usb then no problem.August 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm in reply to: Had my first accident the other day after 40yrs driving! #85093August 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm in reply to: Had my first accident the other day after 40yrs driving! #85092
Luckily you were covered by the home CCTV. What about when you are driving? Do you have a dashcam? Strongly recommend you to get one.
Back in 2010 ish I saw footage on YouTube and found it interesting. Thought I try it out. Been using the same set up since. Only cost me £2.50. That was for the mobile holder. Mobile smartphone was old spare one. Free dashcam app downloaded. No issues since. Just remember to remove it when you leave the car. Was planning to fit in a proper one years ago but this setup is ok so why waste money?
I will see if I can find the pictures.
Thank you for the replies so far.
– will send a complaint to the dealer next time I see a demo parked in the disabled bay.
– unfortunately we don’t have a Jeep dealership nearby.
– Skoda kodiaq. Tempting but lower priced model does not have sat nav. Mind you a mobile phone can be used. If memory serves me right the lower AP priced model is the 1.5 petrol version. Heard they are having issues with the engine if fitted to manual gearbox. Auto is ok.
– BMW, Merc, seat ateca. I feel the first two won’t have the legroom in the rear and when I stand next to them the roof line is lower than the kadjar. I have to bend down more to in. I am a large guy horizontally lol.
– planning to go to ford to have a look at tourneo etc and see what happens.
Keep the info coming.August 7, 2019 at 10:48 pm in reply to: Car numbers on scheme today: Archive 22/11/2019 – 4/2/2020 #84789
Thank you for the updates. It makes sense.August 7, 2019 at 7:08 pm in reply to: Car numbers on scheme today: Archive 22/11/2019 – 4/2/2020 #84782
Thank you for providing the easy to understand information.
Unless I missed it somewhere can someone explain why certain models are removed? Reasons such as discontinued model, quota full I can understand. Any other reason?August 6, 2019 at 10:04 am in reply to: Would it be possible to draw up a sub directory for each Make/Model #84594
I find that using the Search function at the bottom of the page helps.
Would love to get the top spec Kia stinger with a V6 I believe.August 2, 2019 at 8:34 am in reply to: What Is The Most Important Thing To You When Driving… #84225
A must have. Gary Moore, Queen or meatloaf blasting through good speakers ?August 2, 2019 at 3:43 am in reply to: What Is The Most Important Thing To You When Driving… #84213
Didn’t realise how useful the digital Speedo is to me. I just love reading the speed in numbers and not looking at a dial.
Automatic transmission and cruise control is a must.
You could of course return the car and order a different model if the dealer can’t program or set up the key fob so that it can close the tailgate as well. However all yourself do you love the car and wish to keep it? If the answer is yes then try the following….
While in your wheelchair can you see the button for closing the tailgate? If yes does it need a slight press or a hard press?
If you can see the button get a stick and see if you can press it.
If the answer is yes then get one of those telescopic pointer like a retractable car aerial or a slim folding stick contraption. You can use it to press the button and fold it for easy storage.
I know it is a bit like Heath Robinson but you could try this if you love the car.
Just make sure the courtesy car is suitable to you.
Which marque/ dealership is it? Best to ring motability and tell them. Maybe service dept thought you might be a private customer not motability. I never paid for mine. The problem is the courtesy cars are usually small size lol.
Thanks. Was looking at Suzuki Vitara and s-cross prices.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Wazza.
Diesel, petrol and electric, no matter what the powerplant is there is always pollution created. Think of the powerplants creating electricity, what fuel do they use? Think of the waste material creating batteries and how do you dispose of used batteries?
It’s always a case of moving the problem from one area to another.
I found the following information somewhere around the time the charge for using certain diesel cars within the area affected was introduced.
As you know by now that using an old diesel car you have to pay a charge to enter certain areas. The areas will be extended to surrounding residential areas. As a disabled vehicle you will not be exempt. You will need to pay a reduced charge. I will see if I can find the info.
As one of the poster says it applies to older diesels. Those using motability cars will have diesels that meet newer emissions therefore should not be affected – for the time being.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Wazza.
Unfortunately you have to wait till three years is up as said above. At least you can see it everyday lol
Same thing happened to me. What I did was to get the manual from the car and read up on it so when the time comes no time was wasted finding what does this button do.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 12 months ago by Wazza.
What happens if you are on your 3rd year of lease and have to return the car two or three months before end of lease because you don’t qualify for pip anymore?
Wow so much damage is only 3.5 months and you still got 32.5 months left? Best leave it till end lol.
I know of someone who over a decade ago had a car on motability. Every panel had scratches, few had dents, inside well a rubbish bin seemed cleaner and yet when she returned the car the insurance company repaired it as one claim. And she got to order another car. Mind you that was over 15 years ago.
If you claim frequently, always your fault in an accident etc then yes they will regard you as high risk and not lease you another car. Sometimes it might be best to have the scratches repaired from your own pocket. Best thing is to talk to motability and see what damage is acceptable and what isn’t. They might want to see photos. Like you said one area is to bare metal and that will rust. They will want that looking at. See how much a garage will charge.
As long as metal underneath is not showing they might class it as wear and tear. They do expect small dents and scratches. To be on the safe side discuss with motability insurance and see what they say or have a chat with your local motability specialist. They might accept it as it is but you might lose your good condition bonus.
I know someone who had a deep dent in his wheel arch and they accepted it.