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  1. Xaccers

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I tend to aim for soft squidgy parts with players like that, if I'm 100% certain they're not taking hits, like if they react by pulling their legs out the way for instance. Caught one red handed on my gun cam the last time I was at Finmere which is ridiculous as the games there have you out of the action for a minute or two at most as you either have unlimited lives if attacking with a respawn point not too far away, or a set number of lives so somewhere to fall back to and get dug in if defending. Fired a burst at him, he reacted to the impact, the lay down behind the small fallen tree beside him, so I just dropped my hop enough and kept on at him until he had enough. While at the Outpost the weekend before last, there was a chap running at near the max range of my AEG, and while I'm pretty sure I hit him, chances are he didn't feel them as he was going at such speed (he wasn't a young lad so if anything like me was probably concentrating on not going bum over tit and wondering why the hell he thought running was a good idea so registering BBs hitting him with the force of an asthmatic gerbil at that range wouldn't have been on his mind), and I was perfectly fine with that.
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    We like value for money That's why I, like so many others, chose the Nissan Leaf, a truly remarkable car. OK, I'll stop now (for a while - teehee)
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    It's a decent go to for those who need the extra space or seats.
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    Looks like the Leaf was removed from the scheme in 2017. It was £999 AP for the Visia, £1999 for the Acenta and £2599 for the Tekna I would imagine it was removed to release stock for the general market before the new Leaf was announced. Like my Black Edition was released to use up remaining stocks of 3.3kW slow chargers. The new Leaf currently just has one "special edition" grade, so I would imagine once it's been out for a while they'll split it into the three grades, and with a bit of luck the Visia will get the heat pump that the Acenta and Tekna have rather than the Gen 1 inefficient heater.
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    Can you convert a Pinzgauer to leccy? I just like the thought of parking it in an EV charging space, wait for someone to complain and get out and plug it in as you turn to them and say "Problem?" There's a lot of pressure on Nissan to include it, or the env200 (which should finally be getting the upgrade from 24kWh to 40kWh battery for a lot more range) as that should allow for rear wheelchair access via ramp. Considering they get £4.5k from the government towards the cost of the vehicle, and were doing plenty of deals with either zero deposit or £199 down and £199 a month for an Acenta level Leaf, it'd be really bad publicity for Nissan to demand a big deposit on motorbility, and its low running costs surely make it ideal for those on a fixed/low budget. I'd see about arranging a 4 day test drive, even if they only have the old funky looking Leaf as the interior isn't any different to the new one apart from the dash. See if you get on with it and then if you've got the time and energy, I'd spam their facebook/twitter pages asking when the Leaf is going to be offered on motorbility, and if you're part of a group get everyone else to do it too. As I've said before, my dad has hydrocephalus, he's 6'4" and about 25 stone, but had no trouble getting in and out of my car, even the back seat, so it's a decent size for access. The Zoe and BMW i3 are quite small, the Hyundai iOniq is a decent size from what I've heard, but they aren't doing many deals on it, and while it can get 130 miles out of a 24kWh battery, by now it should be offered with a larger one. Or there's the Outlander PHEV. The problem is a lot of manufactures are making hybrids simply to be compliance vehicles so they can sell in California, like the Merc B class leccy, sold for peanuts but with no interest from Mercedes really. No rapid charge ability, and once they'd completed the required numbers they dropped it.
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    It's got a big boot. With the high roof and plenty of leg room they're easy for the less abled to get in and out.
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    You should all buy Nissan leafs Get the suped up Nismo version they're talking about, proper boy racer innit.
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    Pressure from black cab drivers, the same black cab drivers who resisted being CRB checked unless mini cab drivers were forced to pass the Knowledge. Talking of Taxis, C&C Taxis of Cornwall swapped it's fleet for Leafs and saved £41k in fuel per year. They've just retired their first Leaf after 180k miles (the equivalent of 14 years average driving in just 4 years) due to wear and tear on the interior and no breakdowns.
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    I bet in the past proper green blooded Citroens would have done well then. I rarely slowed down to speed bumps in my Xantia.
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    I thought that too, I absolutely hate automatics (especially my wife's horrible easytronic gearbox, my god who was the *bramston pickle* who came up with that monstrosity!) but the Leaf is such a dream to drive I've not missed having no gear stick. One day I'll try a Tesla. The 30kWh will easily do 120 miles. As for a 30 mile commute, I do that with no problems. Why wouldn't you plug it in when you get home and take advantage of Economy 7 leccy at 4.9p/kWh? The new 40kWh should give a real world distance of 155-165 miles, while the real game changer will be the 60kWh with 250 miles, out later next year. Lights, cabin electrics, horn, rear screen heater etc all run off a 12v lead acid battery and don't affect range. Cold, like really cold, knocks a few miles off the range but not much, just like with ICE vehicles. 98% of journeys in the UK are less than 50 miles so even a Gen 1 Leaf with a Japanese made 24kWh battery can manage that in the deepest of winters.
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    Well mine's 110PS, the new one is 150PS. The great thing about it is no time wasted changing gears, it's just foot down and go. On the 30kWh doing 90 would probably drop the range down to about 100 miles from the 115 I normally get doing 70mph. Of course you could splash out on a Tesla S with Ludicrous speed
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    Naughty! How often do you need to drive over 100mph then?
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    I know right? Silently flying off at the lights making other car drivers feel inadequate, chuckling smugly to themselves as they pass petrol stations and see the prices. It's disgraceful Now, shall I sign you up for one?
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    Vauxhall drivers are often wannabe Audi drivers but just can't afford it. The thing is, why would you want to drive a bland car which makes everyone think you're a cockwomble?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Ah, it's so great to see them get dug in when they just floor it and spin the wheels. Soft-roaders and Chelsea tractors. Many winters ago I came back from London to find several cars trapped in the train station car park because some prat in an oversized BMW couldn't handle the ice and had got stuck in the middle of the roadway. No one seemed to know how to help him so I went and had a chat, told him to keep his foot off the accelerator and gently lift his foot up off the clutch. Instantly he tried flooring it and just wheelspan, so I told him again to keep his foot off. As expected, the car started to slowly move and he was able to leave the car park (with no thank you of course). How these people are allowed to drive is beyond me.
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