Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today

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  • #130013 Reply
    Ianfca

    Thank you for all the info. Nice fact of the day, and so true about that heated windscreen. A lot of lives saved by Volvo.

    #130104 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Sunday 22nd November 1713 vehicles listed. No change.

    Fact free Sunday.

    #130120 Reply
    TheSUVGuy

    Every time I see its fact free Sunday I can’t believe how fast the weeks gone

    #130122 Reply
    Menorca Mike
    Participant

    Yes time goes so fast Aberdeen Angus beef today done in slow cooker with roast potatoes Brussels carrots broccoli mustard glass of cider cheese cake for pudding

    BBC Breakfast expert, Toyota CHR driver.

    #130206 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Monday 23rd November 1713 vehicles listed. No change.

    Fact of the Day

    There are 30 different manufactures on the Scheme offering 142 different vehicles. Ford and VW both offer the greatest choice with 10 different vehicles, Ford at an average of 27 choices per vehicle and VW at just 7.2.  Mitsubishi offer 4 different vehicles at an average of 3 per vehicle but Abarth win the smallest ratio prize with 1 vehicle in 1 choice.

    #130240 Reply
    Gordon

    It’s strange that Abarth stopped selling the cabrio version and also the automatic option in both models, even though they are well under the price cap.

    #130248 Reply
    daveblue
    Participant

    Hi Gordon Abarth uk told me motability would not accept the insurance group 30 that  turismo is now in automatic as the 145 bhp is still on the scheme is group 29 insurance and Abarth stopped selling that in automatic and for the people on here that want Tesler on the scheme even the basic version is in insurance group 48 the res are in group 50 so they will never be on the scheme unless they produce a mini cheaper type car.

     

    #130250 Reply
    JS
    Moderator

    its cheaper to get an Abarth off the scheme. just buy a Kinder Surprise Egg.

    #130256 Reply
    Gordon

    Ah OK, thanks daveblue, that explains it. Yes, I will buy a few Kinder eggs and see if I can get one from that LOL.

    #130289 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Tuesday 24th November 1741 vehicles listed. Increased by 28, all petrol.

    Kia +28

    Picanto +13

    Rio + 8

    Stonic +7

    Picanto see a new 1.0 litre engine with lower CO2 output and power, now 66bhp, the 99bhp is now an option on the GT-Line

    The Rio and Stonic get the new 1.0 litre 48v mild hybrid engine with 118bhp as a six seed manual or 7 speed dual clutch Auto. Sadly it comes with a price hike too, the Rio that was £399 AP with the old 118bhp engine is now £899 with the new mild hybrid one.

    The Stonic gets a new range of trim lines and a bit of a mid life pep up, which again attracts a premium, prices now range from £399 – £2499 AP that used to be Nil – £749 AP.

     

    Fact of the Day 

    Kia was founded in December 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, In 1952, they changed to Kia Industries. Kia went bust in 1997, during the Asian financial crisis. In 1998 Hyundai acquired 51% of the company, outbidding Ford. Huyndai now own a 33.8% stake in Kia.

    Kia has four plants in South Korea, as well as plants in Mexico, Vietnam, Slovakia, USA, China, India and Pakistan. Together they produce 2.8 million vehicles annually.

    #130410 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Wednesday 25th November 1741 vehicles listed. No Change

     

    Fact of the Day 

    Ralph Teetor, the man who invented cruise control was blind.

    Teetor’s driver had a habit of varying his speed based on whether or not he was speaking, which caused inconsistencies. In response, Teetor began working on an automotive speed control device. He received a patent for the “Speedostat” in 1945. The device was later renamed “Cruise Control,”

    #130439 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    I vary my speed based on whether or not MrsW is talking at me…

    #130518 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Thursday 26th November 1741 vehicles listed. No Change

     

    Fact of the Day 

    Florence Lawrence, born 1886, was a silent film star, she appeared in nearly 250 films, she was also an inventor: She designed the first “auto signalling arm” in 1914, a mechanical turn signal, along with the first mechanical brake signal. She did not patent these inventions and received no credit or profit. Her mother, also an inventor patented the first electrical windshield wipers in 1917.

    Florence famously said: “A car to me is something that is almost human, something that responds to kindness and understanding and care, just as people do.”

    Lawrence was badly burned while rescuing another actor from a studio fire in 1915. Her first and second husbands died tragically, she was divorced from her third less than a year after marrying him. She also had a rare bone-marrow disease that caused her a great deal of pain. Lawrence’s life came to an early end in 1938, aged 52, when she poisoned herself in her Beverly Hills home.

    #130597 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Friday 27th November 1708 vehicles listed. 33 Removed:

    Kia 25 removed all petrol, 12 Picanto, 7 Rio and 6 Stonic. (See Tuesday 24th)

    Audi 8 removed, 7 petrol 1 Diesel. All Audi Q2, 6 facelift Q2 remain, all 1.5 litre petrol 148bhp, Sport, S-Line and Black edition, £999, £1149 and £1299 in manual, add £400 for an Auto.

     

    Fact of the Day 

    Audi is a German car manufacturer which has been owned by Volkswagen since 1966. The company name is based on the surname of the founder August Horch, his surname meaning listen in German—which, when translated into Latin, becomes Audi.

    #130599 Reply
    Landyman

    Great fact of the day, I didn’t think audi was taken over so early, I thought it was sometime in the 90s.

    #130639 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Saturday 28th November 1708 – no change.

    Fact of the day

    Volkswagen group continue to dominate sales in Europe. (FCA = Fiat, Daimler = Mercedes)

    #130683 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Sunday 29th November 1708 – No change

    Fact free Sunday.

    #130729 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Monday 30th November 1708 – No change

     

    Fact of the Day

    Speeding fines record:

    A 37 year old Swedish motorist caught driving at 180mph in his gull wing Mercedes SLS on the A12 between Bern and Lausanne in Switzerland is the present record holder. While the exact figure is unknown,  under Swiss law the level of fine is determined by the wealth of the driver and the speed recorded. The fine is believed to be in the region of £538 000. The previous record was £210 000, also in Switzerland.

     

     

    #130806 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Tuesday 1st December 1708 – No Change

    Fact of the Day

    The first speeding ticket was issued to Walter Arnold in 1896, cars were only allowed to do 2 mph and required a chap with a red flag walking in front, Walter decided to take to the lanes of Kent and open his Merc up. He was caught speeding at 4 times the legal limit by a Bobby on a bicycle and fined a shilling.

     

    #130809 Reply
    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Tuesday 1st December 1708 – No Change Fact of the Day The first speeding ticket was issued to Walter Arnold in 1896, cars were only allowed to do 2 mph and required a chap with a red flag walking in front, Walter decided to take to the lanes of Kent and open his Merc up. He was caught speeding at 4 times the legal limit by a Bobby on a bicycle and fined a shilling.

    Typical Merc owners


    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.

    #130880 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Wednesday 2nd December 1708 – No Change

    Fact of the Day

    The SSC Tuatara is the fastest production car, the 6 litre twin turbo produces 1750 hp and British racing driver Oliver Webb reached 316.11 mph as a two run average along the State Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. (the second run produced an astonishing 331.15mph speed)

    *The record is not official (according to Bugatti) as the car is not actually in production.

    #130882 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Now I’m confused.  It’s the fastest production car but it’s not in production…

    #130885 Reply
    Martinod

    What year is this  again wmcforum lol

     

    #130894 Reply
    Tharg

    Oh look… It goes so fast it needs air brakes to slow down.

    #130895 Reply
    Landyman

    Oh good, I can get too tesco and back faster.

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