Ford Motability

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    daveblue
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    Has anyone noticed that there is only one ford Fiesta automatic on the scheme at this time and no ford focus automatics higher than 125 bhp i have never seen such low choice and again no automatic Abarth 595 which used to be on the scheme so there is a lack of small sporty small cars with higher bhp  except Mini cooper s that is.I used to have an Abarth 595 mta and the sound was so good it seems motability has got boring for people that want something a bit different that has taken choice away and since taking the old hire purchase scheme away a few years ago it is sad, some electric cars are of course very quick but silent i must be old school but when all cars are silent it will be a boring world.

     

     

     

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    Loulou1

    When I went to order a new car (Ford) this was last month, I was told that they could not order any automatic, and they could only supply from stock cars, of which they had none.

    I voted with my feet so to speak and went to another manufacturer and have ordered an automatic from them with no advance payment….

    #147276 Reply
    daveblue
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    Perhaps Kia which has a 7 year warranty maybe or a Hyundai that has a 5 year warranty are easy to get i was told, The only automatic in the Mazda MX5 automatic is the F electric hard top which again used to be on the scheme very strange even after the Daily mail affair these were on the scheme so there must be something going on which deny us such cars now.

     

    #147278 Reply
    Loulou1

    I went to Vauxhall and have placed an order with them.

    No problem with ordering automatic cars with them it seems, I was interested in a few and all were available to order albeit a lead time of 3-4mths.

     

     

     

    #147291 Reply
    Richard

    I would be straight down to Volkswagen to order a golf gtd if I had not just got my x1 the gtd 200bhp and auto

    and a lower £1700 AP what’s not to like.

    #147298 Reply
    Richard

    Ford really seemed to have flushed their Motability range. Few years ago they had some excellent offers on Galaxy’s & Smax but lately its just rubbish.

    Mind you personally I think Ford are on borrowed time anyway given their debts and the new EV companies popping up in China

    #147304 Reply
    vinnym70

    @Daveblue why are you worrying about warranty lengths for Kia and Hyundai? If it’s a motability lease it’s for 3 years and the warranty isn’t your problem.

    I think we’re seeing choices narrow across all manufacturers and where the choices remain the advance payment tends to be significant. If you look at the initial road tax costs for most vehicles now, I suspect the shortfalls of the scheme start there.

    #147306 Reply
    Psuader

    Ford was the Motability king of autos. Anyone remember the Motability-only Escort Automatic? It’s a sad day that they can’t provide a wide and cost effective range of autos.

    #147307 Reply
    MickC

    I’m picking up a Kuga 190 AWD ST-Line X Edition in the morning.

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    daveblue
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    Hi you are right ha ha.

    @Daveblue why are you worrying about warranty lengths for Kia and Hyundai? If it’s a motability lease it’s for 3 years and the warranty isn’t your problem. I think we’re seeing choices narrow across all manufacturers and where the choices remain the advance payment tends to be significant. If you look at the initial road tax costs for most vehicles now, I suspect the shortfalls of the scheme start there.

    @Daveblue why are you worrying about warranty lengths for Kia and Hyundai? If it’s a motability lease it’s for 3 years and the warranty isn’t your problem. I think we’re seeing choices narrow across all manufacturers and where the choices remain the advance payment tends to be significant. If you look at the initial road tax costs for most vehicles now, I suspect the shortfalls of the scheme start there.

    @Daveblue why are you worrying about warranty lengths for Kia and Hyundai? If it’s a motability lease it’s for 3 years and the warranty isn’t your problem. I think we’re seeing choices narrow across all manufacturers and where the choices remain the advance payment tends to be significant. If you look at the initial road tax costs for most vehicles now, I suspect the shortfalls of the scheme start there.

    Hi you are right about that.

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    Richard

    Does the initial road tax still have to be paid on our vehicles given they’re ved exempt?

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    Wigwam
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    Looks to me the initial road tax and later years including the 5 year annual supplement on higher price cars all falls under VED so none of it would be payable for disabled drivers (in receipt of PIP mobility payment).

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    Glos Guy
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    Looks to me the initial road tax and later years including the 5 year annual supplement on higher price cars all falls under VED so none of it would be payable for disabled drivers (in receipt of PIP mobility payment).

    Correct. No Road Tax payable on any Motability cars, so that cannot be used as a reason to excuse the lack of choice! The X1 we have just ordered is £41,800 once the options are added. The VED surcharge for all cars over £40k applies to the OTR price, not what the customer actually pays, so if Motability were going to incur an additional £1,350 tax over the 3 year lease I think they would have stopped us from ordering it!

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