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  • in reply to: I’m ordering an EV #170731
    Windy
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    Well I don’t think you will regret it. I now haven’t visited a Petrol station since putting £10 in the Alhambra for its final trip to collect the EV. Whatever you decide on I hope you enjoy her. I am betting it won’t be like ours

    in reply to: mercedes – off the scheme? #170729
    Windy
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    When our brand new 71 plate Peugeot failed and contract was cancelled we were told 18 months wait for Vauxhall Vivaro fortunately ringing every dealer we happened on one being cancelled and more fortunate it was a cancellation on delivery as the home  charger had not been fitted so we got it in 72 hours. Not sure I have the patience gene for an 18 month wait, just glad that by the time we change now be it 3 or 5 years some normality may have returned

    Windy
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    Our tariff is Octopus go faster which is from 8.30 pm to 1.30 which means we can benefit from other uses not just the car stick washing machine on electric fire et. quite handy really bringing down day cost. At 5.5p kWh I put up the monthly payment from £70 to £110 prior to getting car but already I am 120 I. Credit do I think a monthly payment of around £85 in the end will cover house and car. I personally think this is brilliant.

    Windy
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    Brydo yes that’s the home charger even though non standard got it all done

    Windy
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    I would like firstly to offer my opinion on range anxiety. I remember driving a knackered old Vauxhall Victor with a broken fuel gauge, whilst frequently offering it no more than a quids worth of fuel. That In My opinion was range anxiety.
    Our EV only has a range of 143 miles which I am confident would horrify many of you, we live very rurally, which meant we were really feeling the cost of Diesel plus a round trip of 20 miles to nearest fuel station, a ridiculous waste of fuel.
    Now our last car was averaging around 120 miles per week, whilst since having the EV we average around 400 miles a week, not because we have any more commitments, but we can actually use the car without worrying about finance. Obviously many of you won’t be in this position but for those who are it can be a real bonus.

    so when we first looked into an EV it appeared we needed to charge for less than 39p per KWH to make it cheaper than diesel,  that has dramatically changed in that several  ev charging suppliers have increased their cost more than once in some cases. But as we all know fuel has already skyrocketed, this is why I have to endorse the faff and inconvenience of applying for a home charger  this allows me to charge at home for 5.5p per kWh for 5 hours a day so I just plug in every day like topping mobile phone. I have often arrived home with less than 10 miles but with no anxiety whatsoever, when out and about I’ll plug in to Aldi or NationalTrust or Tesco for free just adding enough to get home.  When a long trip is planned I’ll leave with a full charge and plan to get home with as little left as possible using Zap-Map. I am extremely pleased with using an EV I have an 8 seater day van and although we have only been using for a total of 3 months we have clocked over 4000 miles without any drama from the EV side of things.

    My main advice would be DO NOT refuse home charger if you can get it fitted do, as this will be vital in the future.

    Windy
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    Not sure? are they truly selling faster or are they being delivered quicker as vehicles only become statistics once registered I reckon that when the petrols and diesels ran out of stock the excess electric stock started to sell. But is it truly more, time will tell. Plus I cannot believe how quickly the Charging network providers are Putting their prices up two have contacted me this week Bp has just announced a second rise this year. So will this put people off ? I know when we ordered an EV prices were much cheaper as we didn’t know if we could get a home charger (we did) I  am not sure now with the new prices per KW we would have been so keen. Particularly if we could not charge at home.

    in reply to: Armed Forces thread #170493
    Windy
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    Royal Air Force 70’s and 80’s UKMAMS including Falkland conflict currently volunteer for SSAFA as a case worker

    in reply to: Costs #168447
    Windy
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    The only way buying your own car will work is if Motability go back to HP that was how it used to be once lease came to an end you could buy using your allowance on Hp your happy Motability still make interest and profit. Then chances are when your car is 6 years old after buying you go back for a new lease everyone wins. Unfortunately there would never have been a better time with the stock shortage so I am guessing if they don’t go back now they never will

    in reply to: New car day Again #168189
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    in reply to: The hell is over #168069
    Windy
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    Struts we can’t be that unlucky good news whilst having hoist fitted at dealers today it was torential rain and heated worked that’s a plus lol

    Windy
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    Wigwam it’s that time of year Farmer sorts it looks nice for a while

    Windy
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    Bryson no choice really that’s where we live lol

    Windy
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    I hope they don’t come round here it’s busy enough already

     

    in reply to: On what grounds can you reject a new car? #167955
    Windy
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    Hi no it still sits outside but not us getting the runaround now, they have a full suspension parts to fit apparently and require 3 weeks for the work, that said I know more about the faults myself now and have more info that would assist but no one wants to know so I shall not bother telling.

    I can’t say what the new car is as dealer has politely asked if we would refrain from Social media blogs etc until after collecting, which we are more than happy to agree with. Strange times as we know but will put photos up after collecting. We are so looking forward to ending this ridiculous stress and getting on with life. (Hint)

    in reply to: On what grounds can you reject a new car? #167951
    Windy
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    Well fortunately our car has been rejected on mechanical grounds and I have been lucky enough to find an order cancellation once again so pick up new one on Tuesday. Otherwise we would have been Without transport for what looks like anything up to 18 months

    in reply to: Insurance question #166465
    Windy
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    Thank you Rene it’s just confirming what was suspected the car isn’t being used as such just to confirm, but interestingly at the beginning of this saga we asked for an independent suspension report we thought as Motability had a contract with Kwik fit it would be an ideal way of confirming it’s safety. But MB refused to allow it and said it has to be main dealer who as you know haven’t done it we asked to reject the vehicle over 3 weeks ago and we’re duped into waiting now loosing all opportunities of replacement vehicles. Tomorrow the contract ends regardless. We tried today but our case remains at the behest of a senior manager. I feel it’s unlikely we will have transport any longer.

    in reply to: Why do you suffer this treatment? #165637
    Windy
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    Disability is horrendously expensive and I as a carer with my disabled wife could not afford a vehicle in any other way we would not get nor could afford another method of finance. We may with time be able to afford a knackered runabout that won’t take my wife’s wheelchair and I doubt much enthusiasm would be in keeping it if that was the case. What changed and hurt Motability was what I call the jealousy cap when the government took note of the FREE car scandal bullshit that was readily put about by people and media who decided they didn’t like disabled people in BMW’s or probably just don’t like disabled people. This was the changing point because prior to this Motability negotiations could often get us into the best top of range Vauxhall or Ford Nissan or Renault with very low deposits even a sneaky top Volvo but the 1 series BMW convertible ended it all. This causes problems for all of us.

    in reply to: Car woes continue #165347
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    Hi Oscarmax it went to the garage for 3 days where they claim to have tested all and sent details to French factory for confirmation, however they then returned car stating there is an unknown issue and would need to come back when they get an answer. But now will not respond to either us or Motability. Personally I can’t see how any known fault with any part of suspension can be safe but I have only amateur mechanical knowledge. To get hold of any involved in this is impossible and although Rene said call them out on Social Media I can get no link but I did just put this on YouTube. I feel really strongly this should not happen to this extent with a new car and then be ignored.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uAthHzrV8NA&feature=youtu.be

    in reply to: Car woes continue #165345
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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Just to be clear now the car is still with us because the dealer who is not the supplying dealer has in fact gone quiet. Not just with us but also Motability we have been supplied with a hire car today but not big enough so that’s being replaced Friday I am going to clear the car tomorrow and take off purchased extras as I don’t really expect to see it again we weren’t really taken seriously until the video and Rene is quite correct this was the major of many faults some you would call irritants, but also the A/c had never been gassed and now strangely we find no heat or so minor 13 degrees outside is warmer. So this car seems to have completely bypassed quality control and it’s a pity as it could not be a worse time to find a car and nigh impossible to find a suitable one. There is another vehicle unregistered at port but there is a suspicious attitude toward it by us and in fact Motability.

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    in reply to: Car auctions: the complete guide to buying a car at auction #165332
    Windy
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    I spent a decade as a BCA auctioneer manager so always happy to help

    in reply to: Car woes continue #165331
    Windy
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    Dave Hoods thing is they are marketing them as limousine style airport vehicles and with a breaking spine my wife has the ability to suggest that’s incorrect. It will be interesting when we borrow the Proace, if it’s the same I have no idea what we will do for a vehicle

    in reply to: Car woes continue #165329
    Windy
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    Wigwam exactly that’s what it feels like as if springs upgraded as it rides potholes well but no damping

    as for Proace coincidentally they are bringing one on Friday as a loan car so finally can compare like for like

    in reply to: Alhambra replacement? #165322
    Windy
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    Miss our Alhambra best car ever owned now have a Peugeot Traveller what a heap of @@@@ well hopefully it’s just ours without A/c gas no heater windows stuck door won’t open and a suspension fault but just in case don’t replace your special Alhambra with this only advantage it’s big enough mind you Traveller nearly a month old now so shouldn’t complain surprised we got this far.

    in reply to: How much is your BEV or PHEV saving you per month? #165318
    Windy
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    I used to spend £160 on diesel per month but now I spend £93 on Electric that’s my standing order but that covers my house too which used to be £78 per month I do however pay £110 just to be on the safe side

    a d that’s for double the mileage I used to do this month was 1204 miles with the diesel was around 650 month

    it’s brilliant long may it last

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    in reply to: Let’s be honest please please Help #165038
    Windy
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    What happens then though we end contract and have no car? This in a time when you can’t get one it’s a real worry this

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