BHP cap

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  • #93735

    Kev
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    Why does motability have a bhp cap? Seems totally unfair.

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  • #93739

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Insurance reasons


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #93755

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Kev it is a shame 200bhp and 225bhp for hybrids


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #93820

    Gary

    I got my Skoda Octavia vrs 230 just before The cap.

    not looking forward to looking for the next car.

    #93821

    Donkey Oatie

    Do you really need 230 BHP! especially with roads as they are. a lot of cars these days have high BHP figures but low torque which is great if you are on a race track but not so good in real life.

    #93834

    Winston

    Wish mines had it ✋?

    #93842

    Andy
    Participant

    My 184 Seat Alhambra is more than powerful enough, next car will probably be 148, and the one after that some electric thing.
    As we spend most of the time sitting at 40mph (if we’re lucky) in traffic or doing 70 on a motorway I can’t see much point in more hp than that.

    #93856

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Kev the Motability scheme has been design around the majority of it disabled customer, ideally they need to concentrate on vehicles suitable for wheelchair, mobility scooters etc, I accept they a limited list of sports and high performance cars.

    Then you have to consider the user limited incomes, having a disabled member in the family takes up a lot of the financial resources. You are in the fortunate position of being able to afford more exotic vehicle, probably the Motability scheme is not suited to your needs.

    The Motability scheme is an excellent business model as thousands of disabled customers will verify, were can you get a subsidised scooter/wheelchair hoist or disabled adaptations.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #93861

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Kev you are right some disabled uses are blind (hopefully they will have a driver) or have family members with learning or various physical difficulties, but at the end of the day I get the impression you have already made you mind up the scheme doesn’t suit your needs.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #93875

    Andy
    Participant

    I suspect the scheme suits the majority of its customers just fine.

    #93886

    POPS
    Moderator

    Kev, insurance is a limiting factor with Motability on cars over 200bhp.

    If you’re genuinely unhappy with the lack of high powered cars available on the scheme, then as you say “private leases” may be a better option for you. Factor in a high rate personal insurance policy when you cost it though.

    #93910

    Dragonfly

    Perhaps we should seek the arbitration of the Daily Mail readers to settle the point ?????????????????

    Just joking……honest

    #93915

    SaintsMan

    Kev the Gran tourer is a 2 series, it easily holds a power chair with ramps and 190ps is more than enough to cruise on the autobahn at 160+ KPH without having to tow a tanker behind.

    #93924

    Winston

    I wish the Bhp threshold was increased or abolished tbh

    but you cant use the Bhp of the Mercedes   A45 as example of a bang average car , it might be a hatchback but it’s a high performance model as you know

    your average run of the mill car is going to sit between 100 to 150bhp tops which I’d guess is more than adequate for the majority of users

    Im a car lover , enjoy driving and I wish my car had double the Bhp it currently has but I’m not gonna chuck my toys out the pram cos it doesn’t

    if Bhp was at the top of my check list then I’d need to leave the scheme

     

     

    #93938

    Philjb

    The cap will have to change when larger  EV’s arrive the Vauxhall’ grand land which isn’t exactly a massive vehicle is closer to 300 bhp.

    I can’t ever see 400+bhp hot hatches on the scheme.

    #93941

    DBtruth

    200bhp isn’t high powered if you’re going to use the highest powered hatchback available on market as the benchmark but 200bhp is still powerful for a car of that size.

    #94036

    Dragonfly
    Participant

    I would imagine that the BHP cap is aligned with the cap on value of the vehicles. Motability reacted to the Daily Mail, a few years ago, which featured disabled people driving around in high end\ high powered cars.

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

    #94065

    Wigwam
    Participant

    Brook, apart from insurance, a remap will invalidate any warranty claim on the power train and if found out, I suspect Motability would ban you.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by  Wigwam.
    #94067

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Brook, apart from insurance, a remap will invalidate any warranty claim on the power train and if found out, I suspect Motability would ban you.

    Brook do you realise you have now formal alerted Motability in writing your intention ?


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #94072

    Wigwam
    Participant

    Actually, I believe you serve no purpose here.

    #94079

    JS
    Moderator

    Motability Do Not allow Remaps “Fact”

    Rudeness to Other Users Will Not be Tolerated ‘Fact”

    Brook Your Comments Have be Removed “Fact”

     

    #94081

    Stuart
    Participant

    I have a Tiguan with 150bhp and believe me i could quite easily loose my licence if i wished to lol. It is more than powerful enough for anyone and its not a small light car either, not quite sure why anyone would want anything over 200bhp but each to his own i guess. I`m just happy to be a part of this fantastic scheme and to be lucky enough to have such a brilliant selection of new cars to choose from.

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    #94085

    Wigwam
    Participant

    I’m sorry, Brook, that you thought I was being rude. You were adding nothing to the thread and were therefore in my opinion serving no purpose. Now go away.

    #94086

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    I have a Tiguan with 150bhp and believe me i could quite easily loose my licence if i wished to lol. It is more than powerful enough for anyone and its not a small light car either, not quite sure why anyone would want anything over 200bhp but each to his own i guess. I`m just happy to be a part of this fantastic scheme and to be lucky enough to have such a brilliant selection of new cars to choose from.

    Stuart I am incline to agree we tow a caravan with our Ford Kuga 150 bhp diesel powershift, we are more than happy, would we pay a higher AP for a 190bhp model, no.


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #94090

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Is Brook the new Kev


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

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