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  • in reply to: Parking notice… query #148044
    Wigwam
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    You could quote the highway code:

    “Parking
    Your vehicle will be considered “parked” if you stop longer than necessary for loading/unloading or boarding/disembarking.”

    If you didn’t stop longer than necessary then you were not “parked” but “stopped” and they can’t possibly charge you for parking.

    in reply to: Today is the last day I ever, ever… #148037
    Wigwam
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    Slap up meal at a McD’s, fwippers?  My, my…

    Must have changed since I was last in one.

    in reply to: New Vehicle delivery delays #147768
    Wigwam
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    Gary, indeed some do, in the form of a contribution towards the AP.  Currently most BMW dealers are offering £500. Bear in mind though, the dealer does not get to keep the AP, or make any direct profit on the sale of the car, He just gets a fee for arranging the sale.

    in reply to: New Vehicle delivery delays #147759
    Wigwam
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    Gary,  Motability will already have negotiated their own discounts with the manufacturers, for each quarter when calculating the APs.  What dealers offer to retail customers is an entirely different matter and has no bearing on APs.

    in reply to: Build slot times #147742
    Wigwam
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    Bren Mac is asking how long it takes to get the car AFTER it’s built.

    in reply to: Build slot times #147739
    Wigwam
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    Bren Mac, ask your dealer, he should know from experience how long it’s likely to take. My guess would be from a European manufacturer not more than about 3 weeks. That was the case for our cars in the past.

    in reply to: Mazda MX-30 24 Hour Test Drive #147714
    Wigwam
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    Range extender version next year will make this car something special. At the moment a a realistic 100 miles just isn’t enough.

    in reply to: Email response from dealer #147700
    Wigwam
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    Ah. Now there’s an art that will be lost to the next generation, like heel and toeing. And then there was double declutching…

    Wigwam
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    Boiling water.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #147510
    Wigwam
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    I recall drinking Special Brew as a very efficient way to get alcoholised on a short lunch break…

    in reply to: Forum Members cars #147448
    Wigwam
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    Yes, it’s a great area, solent60. Just don’t upset the police!

    in reply to: Forum Members cars #147444
    Wigwam
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    MrsW’s son had a bright yellow Audi. It was the only one of its type in Dorset. The police always knew it was him…

    in reply to: Hyundai Kona Charging efficiency #147434
    Wigwam
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    Lights go dim in the nearest town..

    in reply to: Solid State Batteries – BMW and Ford pool cash #147405
    Wigwam
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    Well maybe not the *very* near future, joss.  Article suggests the end of the decade.  And it takes time for new tech to get cheap..

    in reply to: Can I keep my doctor now moving 5 miles away ? #147363
    Wigwam
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    They only ask for your address at the chemist, Mike, to confirm they are giving the right prescription to the right person, nothing more.

    in reply to: Can I keep my doctor now moving 5 miles away ? #147357
    Wigwam
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    No, don’t ask your GP, he’ll have to apply the rules once he knows.

    We moved away from here to another town for 5 years.  Never got round to registering with a new doctor’s practice and continued using the one here.  Our dentist still thinks we are living where we did 10 years ago!

    In the scheme of things it didn’t seem to matter.  We just have to remember which address to confirm when picking up prescriptions.

    in reply to: Ford Motability #147341
    Wigwam
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    Looks to me the initial road tax and later years including the 5 year annual supplement on higher price cars all falls under VED so none of it would be payable for disabled drivers (in receipt of PIP mobility payment).

    in reply to: Volvo discounts #147311
    Wigwam
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    The Kona Ultimate spec does rather show up the money grubbing of the premium brands. We’re not bothered about the extras you mention on the XC40, but having to pay £1550 to get adaptive cruise control is excessive.  Kona’s too small for us, but a great offer.

    in reply to: Volvo discounts #147281
    Wigwam
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    Thanks Johno. Did you order? We are deliberating over XC40 or X1. Hard choice

    in reply to: Volvo discounts #147270
    Wigwam
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    That’s encouraging Johno.  Do you want to name the dealer? Or what part of the country?

    in reply to: Volvo discounts #147266
    Wigwam
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>That’s a lot of extras James. What are you after?  I’m also looking at the XC40 hybrid, but the Inscription Pro.</p>

    in reply to: What egg could this be pls #147255
    Wigwam
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    We see a few like that about. Local contest between wood pigeons and crows and magpies, unfortunately..

    in reply to: Bmw delivery date extended again. #147245
    Wigwam
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    No, Glos Guy, my concern is that an XC40 might arrive too soon to get the September registration!

    in reply to: diesel claims #147234
    Wigwam
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    I seem to recall Motability said not, Kelvin. You should check with them .

    in reply to: Bmw delivery date extended again. #147219
    Wigwam
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    Glos Guy, our lease is up 31st July but would be quite happy not to get our new car until the 71 reg in September.  Volvo dealers , so far, are saying 10 to 12 weeks.  Another reason for us to go BMW?

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