February 5, 2020 at 11:43 am #105294JamesGParticipant
This new thread is a continuation from this:
James G - The Numbers Man
August 1, 2021 at 10:22 am #160337
Sunday 1st August – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1244 No ChangeAugust 2, 2021 at 9:23 am #160375HammerHeadParticipant
From the Motability website…
What does this mean for me?
Supply issues mean that some manufacturers are removing some models from general sale until production can catch up, which means they will also be removed from the Scheme. It is expected that this will continue for the rest of 2021.
If you’re looking for a car on the Scheme, our car search tool has the most up to date information on what’s currently available on the Scheme, but supply issues mean that the list of available cars is changing more frequently than you would usually expect.
Search for cars
Speak to your dealer about any specific models you are considering, and they will advise you of any current delays and provide more information on whether the vehicle you’re interested in is available in stock, which will mean minimal delays. Remember, if you are an existing customer, we can arrange to extend your lease to keep you in your current car until your new car is ready.
Find a dealerAugust 2, 2021 at 9:46 am #160414
Monday 2nd August – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1244 No ChangeAugust 2, 2021 at 12:24 pm #160428ChrisKParticipant
Normally I only search for a particular model using the Motability search menu but with the lack of cars on Motability I’m trying to open my horizons to anything that is suitable for my requirements.
So just searching for any model, automatic MPV and it, amongst other none MPV cars turns up a BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Sport or M Sport and the fact that it’s a “Coupe” sort of tells me its not suitable for carrying a fully assembled pavement scooter along with a loading hoist in the back as a MPV would do without doubt and since when has a Mini been a large SUV, yes it’s larger that the original 1950’s model but come on, large SUV, clearly Motability don’t know what we need to put in the back of our cars.
Motability search tool not worth the bother.August 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm #160449mitchParticipant
i search as follows,auto small suv large suv mpv and then a limit on the ap.
but the bmw i3 which would suit me,(single dont need a chair yet but do need an auto with a high driving position easy to get in/out) and the vauxhaul mokka doesnt appear , they are both classed as small/medium cars. rather than small suv.
as you say chrisk the mini countryman which i have at the moment isnt a large suv by any stretch.August 2, 2021 at 9:50 pm #160481Ray Penn
Motability have never been able to sort out classifications properly.
Back in 2011 I was looking for a medium MPV. I needed an auto and preferred a diesel.
Money was exceptionally tight and I successfully applied for a grant for a medium MPV.
Ordered a Seat Altea XL.
Every motoring magazine classified the XL version as a medium MPV. Even Seat classified it as a medium because of the boot size. The dealer processed the grant form and didn’t flag it. Motability didn’t flag it. Then came handover day. Didn’t know that Motability had categorised it as a small MPV and that the grant didn’t cover a small MPV. Took another two weeks to sort it out. My new car was in the showroom for two weeks for every to get in and paw it. I wasn’t a happy bunny. The final response from Motability was to the effect that it was my fault for not checking but as a gesture of good faith, they would honour the grant. Charming.August 3, 2021 at 7:45 am #160489
Up 6 to 1,250 this morning 🍾. Only another 3,000 to go before we get back to the numbers that the scheme used to have!August 3, 2021 at 8:27 am #160491Appleman
Back to 1244 again,seems to change at will at the moment, by the way love the new car Glos GuyAugust 3, 2021 at 8:44 am #160493Fastbike1000Participant
Yep, 1250 haven’t a clue what model’s have come on.August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am #160495
Tuesday 3rd August – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1250 Change +6
New Arkana +6 All automatic, 1.3 petrol Mild hybrid and 1.6 petrol E-tech hybrid Prices start at £995 Advance Payment and rise to £1995. Trims are Iconic, S-Edition and RS Line. First deliveries due in September apparently.August 3, 2021 at 9:09 am #160498Fastbike1000Participant
I saw a advert for the Arkana on TV last night, doesn’t look too bad at all.August 3, 2021 at 9:27 am #160500TheSUVGuy
Great addition, if I was looking for a new car I’d be very interested, especially with delivery dates for SeptemberAugust 3, 2021 at 11:50 am #160537Paul
Nice to see the + symbol also a new vehicle added ,i think the delivery times may sway some peoples choice and ap price for a new vehicle seem fair comparing to other ap prices
Good to see and gives hope of other new make vehicles to come.August 3, 2021 at 12:50 pm #160545Mark
Another vehicle not suitable for under 25s.August 4, 2021 at 9:22 am #160630
Wednesday 4th August – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1243 Change -7
SEAT -7 (petrol)
SEAT now only offer 20 cars on the Scheme, 4 Arona, 7 Ibiza, 8 Leon and an electric Mii.August 4, 2021 at 10:24 am #160640ElliotParticipant
Tuesday 3rd August – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1250 Change +6 Renault +6 New Arkana +6 All automatic, 1.3 petrol Mild hybrid and 1.6 petrol E-tech hybrid Prices start at £995 Advance Payment and rise to £1995. Trims are Iconic, S-Edition and RS Line. First deliveries due in September apparently.
The engine in the 1.3 version is the same as Mercedes use in the CLA albeit the 136bhp version rather than the 163bhp one.August 5, 2021 at 8:21 am #160698fwippersParticipant
Quick look today and just 1207. Looks like a lot of Skoda’s have gone. Just the Fabia left.August 5, 2021 at 9:28 am #160701
Thursday 5th August – Vehicles on the Scheme – 1207 Change -36
Octavia -20 (removed)
Scala -8 (removed)
Superb -8 (removed
Only 4 Skoda Fabia remain on the SchemeAugust 5, 2021 at 9:42 am #160702ElliotParticipant
Looks like Audi will be next to go then.August 5, 2021 at 10:06 am #160705
Looks like Audi will be next to go then.
I would think so. As the sole premium brand in the VAG stable, I suspect that they might have been prioritised for semiconductor chips but, on the other hand, Audi has always seemed a bit half-hearted when it comes to Motability (on and off the scheme, only low powered engines etc). If I was considering an Audi on the scheme I would be ordering PDQ.August 5, 2021 at 12:28 pm #160712TheSUVGuy
Glos guy, don’t think they have, I ordered my q3 first week of jan, it just got built last week, it’ll be in the dealership for september
also don’t think they’ll remove the q3 as the current prices are stupidly high compared to what they were, who knows thoughAugust 5, 2021 at 12:56 pm #160713Michael
Whilst unavailable on the scheme, I’m sure Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche would have something to say about Audi being the sole premium brand in the VAG stable.
On a serious not, I think things will not improve for six months or more. Unless needing to change, I would recommend, where possible, people extend their lease until the available cars return to normal, whatever that is.August 5, 2021 at 1:06 pm #160715
Michael – I’m prepared to be corrected, but in the classifications that the motor industry use (budget, premium etc) I think that the brands that you list are categorised as ‘luxury’. Tend to agree with you on your advice though. 😉August 5, 2021 at 1:36 pm #160719Michael
You’re right of course. I just thought I’d mention it as most people don’t know how far the long arm of VAG extends, and would be surprised to know that certain high end brands are owned by them.August 5, 2021 at 1:44 pm #160721
You’re right of course. I just thought I’d mention it as most people don’t know how far the long arm of VAG extends, and would be surprised to know that certain high end brands are owned by them.
I’ve just got rid of a VW car (Tiguan) and didn’t fancy another but, saying that, if the Bentley Bentayga or even the Porsche Macan was available through Motability then I would have cancelled the BMW order in a heartbeat. I suspect that the AP’s might have been a bit on the hefty side though 😉