February 5, 2020 at 11:43 am #105294JamesGParticipant
This new thread is a continuation from this:
James G - The Numbers Man
July 15, 2021 at 9:30 am #158555
Thursday 15th July – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1400 Change +5
Toyota Aygo 71bhp petrol +5July 16, 2021 at 9:46 am #158611
Friday 16th July – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1388 Change -12
Berlingo XL 1.2 110 petrol manaul ‘Feel’ removed £895AP
Rifter (sister car to Berlingo) Removed from SchemeJuly 16, 2021 at 10:37 am #158621Brydo
Are we seeing the fewest number of cars on the scheme?July 16, 2021 at 5:02 pm #158684struthParticipant
with a shortfall of cars available i suppose they will give priority to cash customersJuly 16, 2021 at 6:38 pm #158710Ray Penn
It’s not a great surprise that the scheme is in a bit of a mess. We have an almost perfect storm.
Income from the charitable side is down due to the pandemic. There is a worldwide chip shortage (allegedly). Manufacturers can’t run at full capacity due to staff shortages caused by the pandemic – anyone seen the headline from Nissan in Sunderland? Some manufacturers have put APs at ridiculously high levels in order to keep vehicles on the scheme but knowing that the majority of us don’t have £4k+ available, it suppresses sales and allows them to meet delivery targets. We still need to sign post Brexit trade deals with several car producing countries; including China, Brazil, South Korea, and the United States. This causes uncertainty on pricing. Everything coming in to Great Britain from the EU needs extra paperwork and this is on a per vehicle basis for factory orders. PIP assessments are ridiculously behind schedule due to the pandemic, so new claimants are waiting longer than ever. Personally I have been waiting for more than 13 months!
Hopefully things will get back to normal soon but we cannot use our own metrics on when that will be. The pandemic will continue for at least the next two years in one form or another thanks to the incredibly slow roll-out of vaccines globally. I’d like to think that Motability could do something about it but I think we all know that, in reality, that ain’t going to happen.July 16, 2021 at 6:47 pm #158712WigwamParticipant
I think that’s a very fair analysis Ray. Like all sectors of society, we have to ride out the storm. There are others worse off..July 17, 2021 at 9:20 am #158761
Saturday 17th July – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1388 No ChangeJuly 17, 2021 at 10:59 am #158776BigDaveParticipant
Only 17 days ago, Motability were proudly boasting the following in their ‘news’ section dated 1st July 2021:
Who said a week is a long time in Politics? Well, two weeks and three days is an eternity on the Motability Scheme it seems.
I wonder if the number of vehicles available can (will?) go even lower?July 17, 2021 at 11:18 am #158780Martinod
MOTABILITY LIST OF CARS WILL SOON READ
this quarters motability list of new cars available
1 manual and 1 automatic
will the list ever increase againJuly 17, 2021 at 11:21 am #158781July 17, 2021 at 11:39 am #158782Tim
…and that will be a three wheeler in blue.😁😥
Metallic paint free of charge 👍July 17, 2021 at 11:41 am #158784Paul
1387 now so 1 as just been removedJuly 17, 2021 at 11:52 am #158787Martinod
Has anyone ask them why the quality available has went down and why it so frequentlyJuly 17, 2021 at 12:35 pm #158797Ray Penn
Apparently it’s “commercially sensitive”.July 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm #158802Martinod
What does that meanJuly 17, 2021 at 1:01 pm #158803Glos GuyParticipant
Whilst there are chip issues etc that doesn’t fully explain the full magnitude of the drop. It used to be over 4,000 cars! The way that the scheme is going I can see our new car being the last we get from Motability, which would be a shame. We really struggled this time and of the cars on our shortlist only one ticked almost every box. I can see that choice being even harder in 3 years time. £10k sacrificed benefits plus AP plus cost of options to get the spec you want is a big outlay for something that is a compromise.July 17, 2021 at 2:21 pm #158826Landyman
That’s why I extended my lease Glos Guy . I’ve got another two year’s to save for a car or hope motability get BEV’s on that suits my needs and I like.July 18, 2021 at 11:55 am #158901
Sunday 18th July – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1387 Change -1
Tipo Cross hatchback 1.0 petrol manual £995 Advance Payment
Astra -1 petrol
Corsa -1 petrolJuly 19, 2021 at 9:40 am #158962
Monday 19th July – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1387 No ChangeJuly 19, 2021 at 3:49 pm #159018PillBoyParticipant
I’m seriously considering leaving the scheme and buying myself a used Lexus SUV. With these APs and the lack of choice it’s not easy to stay.July 20, 2021 at 9:32 am #159066
Tuesday 20th July – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1387 No ChangeJuly 20, 2021 at 12:54 pm #159116Huffpuffin
I have just spoken to my VW dealer as I was going to start the process of replacing my Tiguan for another one, and he said that VW informed dealers last night that all Golfs, T-Rocs and Tiguan will be pulled from Motability this quarter, because of chip shortages.
I have no reason to doubt him, but if it’s not right then don’t shoot the messenger!!July 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm #159119VictorOne
I’m beginning to get frustrated now with car shortages, micro chips, covid, Brexit etc… what an absolute shambles Great Britain has become.
The cars available are outrageous, and AP’s are also, outrageous. I’m due to renew, this is my third extension, next May will be the 5th year and why, because sod all has become available that suits my needs.
I think Mota need to have a sit down and think about how things are going to be managed moving forward. The relationships with dealers are so negative towards us also, it’s just got 💩 all of a sudden.July 21, 2021 at 10:19 am #159212
Wednesday 21st July – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1380 Change -7
Skoda Karoq, 5 petrol and 2 diesel removed, no longer on Scheme. Karoq is due a Mid life upgrade.July 21, 2021 at 3:06 pm #159280Mmoreton5
Road to sub 1000 begins