Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today

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  • #129092 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    Same here, Jeff. Difference being that he didn’t actually let us on it. We just jumped on the back and held for grim death!

    #129114 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Wednesday 11th November 2020 – 1660 Vehicles on the Scheme – No Change

     

    Fact of the day

    The Vauxhall D-Type, or “25hp,” crossed battlefields on the Western Front (modern Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium), Egypt, and Russian Empire. It had a 4-cylinder 3,969cc engine that could take five passengers to just over 60 mph.

    By 1916, Vauxhall were building eight a week. Armies were careful to avoid over-reliance on machines, which required tools to be on-hand, and which, if they broke down, could immobilise valuable cargo. Horses (8 million died) and ground armies still had their place, and the Vauxhall was used to transport VIPs.

    Sir Stanley Reed KBE, politician, author and editor of The Times of India was a very satisfied owner of a post-war 25 horsepower car. In a testimonial letter to Vauxhall published in early 1920 he enthused that
    ‘I need hardly say that I am absolutely delighted with the car. Although I have never had occasion to develop its full speed, the sense of power under the driver makes touring a perfect joy, whilst at the same time the remarkable flexibility of the engine makes it quite an easy car to drive in the thickest traffic of London. I do not keep a driver and look after the engine entirely myself, but I have never found that the car offers any difficulty to the intelligent owner-driver.’

     

    #129118 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    FOTD – what a brilliant car. And what an amazing engine; each cylinder nearly one litre! Enough torque to dispense with gears I should think.

    When will it come on to the Motability list? Can I have one, please…

    #129156 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Thursday 12th November 2020 – 1660 Vehicles on the Scheme – No Change

     

    Fact of the Day

    From 1909 to 1927, Ford built more than 15 million cars. Initially, the Model T took 12 hours to assemble. With the help of the assembly line the time was cut to 8 minutes for each car in 1913. The last year of the production for the Model T, 1927, the factory was delivering a completely assembled car in just 24 seconds.

    #129251 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Friday 13th November 2020 – 1674 Vehicles on the Scheme +14

    all 14 petrol

    6 VW T-Cross, 110ps manual and Auto in SE, SEL and R-Line trim, £1299 – £2699 AP

    8 Seat Ibiza 110ps 1.0 litre petrol replacing the 115ps 1.0 litre petrol

     

    Fact of the Day

    Today we hit an important milestone on the Scheme – two thirds (66.31%) of all vehicles are solely Petrol powered or nearly three quarters of all vehicles are petrol or petrol hybrid (74.01%)

    #129257 Reply
    Martinod

    Nissan X trail is on the dealers website but not on notability site

    #129261 Reply
    Elliot
    Participant

    Crickey, that T-Cross is expensive at £2699 with only 110 bhp under the bonnet.

    #129263 Reply
    Mmoreton5

    I agree, can’t see it shifting many of that price!

    #129346 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Saturday 14th November 2020 – 1655 Vehicles on the Scheme, 19 removed:

    Vauxhall Corsa 2 Diesel removed

    Mini Countryman 17 Diesel removed

     

    Fact of the Day

    Dear Motability, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is not an MPV, nor are all the new Citroen C4’s diesel powered. Let’s get this search in order.

    #129348 Reply
    vinalspin
    Participant

    Don’t think it matters that much when Mercedes try and call the GLA an “SUV”, it’s about as far from a high riding rugged suburban utility vehicle as you can get.

    Lots of others have pasted the same moniker on their vehicles to try and join the best seller segment, it’s a joke really.

    #129351 Reply
    Mmoreton5

    What happened to the Active Tourer 2 series? Sure it used to be on there

    #129355 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    What happened to the Active Tourer 2 series? Sure it used to be on there

    Out of production now I believe, new one due in 2021 but no seven seat variant.

    #129441 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Sunday 15th November 2020 – 1655 Vehicles on the Scheme, no change.

    Fact free Sunday

    #129510 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Monday 16th November 2020 – 1655 Vehicles on the Scheme, no change.

     

    Fact of the Day

    The 20834 registrations Motability achieved in October 2020 was 1937 more than last October and 222 up on October 2018.

     

    #129576 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Tuesday 17th November 2020 – 1655 Vehicles on the Scheme, no change.

     

    Fact of the Day (you will like this one)

    While we are talking about 1655, this was the year that paraplegic clock-maker Stephan Farfler (1633-1689) of Nuremberg, built the first self propelled wheelchair when he was only 22 after having broken his back as a child. Using his mechanical expertise as a clock-maker, Fafler’s wheelchair frame was based on a three-wheel chassis and worked by turning handles attached to a geared front wheel using a system of cranks and cogwheels.

    Engraving from c.1730 showing Fafler in his 50s sitting in his vehicle

     

    #129578 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    Marvellous FOTD, WMC. Herr Fafler seems to have designed a very early Invacar (Invaphaeton?). However, the need for self-power could be overcome. I suspect that when offered on Motability, it’ll look like this…

     

    #129693 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Wednesday 18th November 2020 – 1655 Vehicles on the Scheme, no change.

     

    Fact of the Day

    Motability registrations year to date to end of October:

    2020 – 153282

    2019 – 191841

    2018 – 179785

    2017 – 184991

    #129699 Reply
    jamesg

    18/11/2020    cars  on  scheme     1649   sorry  for  having  to  correct  your numbers  lol

    #129702 Reply
    jamesg

    18/11/2020    cars  on  scheme      1649      Seat   6   off   model   Ibiza.

    #129705 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Thank you James.

    Note to self – press reset search button.

    #129755 Reply
    Martinod

    Do we think there’s better prices in January or will they go up as usual

    #129791 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Thursday 19th November 2020 – 1681 Vehicles on the Scheme, +26 from my last update.

    Vehicles Removed:

    Seat Ibiza 6 removed (As mentioned by James yesterday)

    Mitsubishi Outlander 1 removed

    Mazda2 5 removed (no longer on Scheme)

    Citroen Berlingo 3 removed

     

    Vehicles Added

    Mini +27 (new 176 2.0 litre petrol)

    Clubman +10, Mini 3 door +9, Mini 5 door +8.

    Peugeot +14 (8 petrol 6 Diesel)

    308 +7, 308SW +7

     

    Fact of the Day

    Jan 6 1681 gave us the first recorded Boxing match. Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle  (14 August 1653 – 6 October 1688) arranged a boxing match between his butler and his butcher. The butcher won.

    #129880 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Friday 20th November 2020 – 1686 Vehicles on the Scheme, +5.

    Vehicles Removed:

    28 Cooper S Mini, see yesterday.

    Vehicles Added

    21 new Audi A3

    6 New Audi Q2

    5 Mazda2 (see yesterday)

    Mitsubishi 2 Eclipse Cross in Design SE Trim, Nil  manual and £499 CVT Auto. Good deal

     

    Fact of the Day

    The Treaty of Perpetual peace was signed in 1686 – I won’t ruin the ending.

    #129885 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    So that’s all the 190ish bhp Cooper S gone. Replaced with the 178bhp ones. Quoted performance figures don’t seem very different (?). Nice to see the A3 back on scheme (if you fancy a slightly more posh Golf).

    #130008 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Saturday 21st November 2020 – 1713 Vehicles on the Scheme, +27.

    Vehicles Removed: Skoda Kamiq 1 petrol

    Vehicles Added: Audi A3 +10 four petrol and six diesel

    Nissan Juke +18 petrol, new 1.0 petrol engine that produces less power, down to 112bhp from 114bhp, delivers the same fuel consumption, 47.9 but the Co2 is reduced by 1 point to 134 as a manual car. Insurance group dropped one, now 12.

    Fact of the Day

    Nils Bohlin, an engineer at Volvo, invented the three-point seat belt in 1959, Volvo opened the patent so all manufacturers could use the design. Volvo’s managing director Alan Dessell is quoted as saying: “The decision to release the three-point seat belt patent was visionary and in line with Volvo’s guiding principle of safety.”

    If only Ford had done the same with the heated front windscreen.

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