Issue with Motability Car

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    I will start from the beginning.

    I had a Renault Clio Motability Car for 8 months, I got permission from Motability to cancel because of worsening health and needing a car that was bigger and higher up so I wasn’t climbing out of it.


    I’ve just got a Renault Captur Iconic.

    I’m very unhappy with the service I have had, even though the car is ok, I did not get the car that was 100% suitable for me and should have had because firstly at first they were not honest with me and didn’t tell me that they had a Renault Captur GT Line in stock at Renault Aldershot SMC even though they supposedly checked on their system.

    On Monday 1st April 2019, I ordered a Renault Captur Iconic at My local Renault SMC, it was apparently a car that had already been cancelled and was on the forecourt, I ordered it because they informed me that they did not have a GT Line Captur in stock which is the one that met my requirements and the one I wanted.

    However, they were not honest with me and I found out that the other local Renault SMC had one in stock at their branch in the showroom which I could have.

    So on Thursday 4th April, I went to the other local Renault and I viewed and sat in the Captur GT Line and made sure it was suitable.

    Me and Renault agreed I would have it, Even though I already had a Iconic Renault Captur on order from the other local Renault branch, they were happy to change this, so it was all agreed for me to have the Renault GT Line model.

    This met my requirements because of the height of the seats and the heated seats which would be beneficial for my pain issues.

    So it was all agreed but then suddenly when I got home Renault wanted to charge me £215 on top of the £595 advance payment of the car because it had a dashcam installed, I have the emails to prove this also.

    I spoke to someone from Motability on Friday 5th April regarding this and was told by Motability that if I wanted the car without the dashcam then I could do that and Renault would have to take it off.

    However, Renault refused and I couldn’t have the car I wanted and which was more suitable and I had to have the Iconic Renault Captur which I really didn’t want. I felt pressured into having it because they wouldn’t let me have the other one unless I paid £215 for the dashcam, making it over £830 in total with the advance payment on top of the dashcam fee.

    The GT Line version was more suitable for me and that is what I wanted and what me and Renault agreed I was going to have.

    Then I felt I couldn’t back out for the order of the Iconic Renault Captur so I picked it up on Monday, however the other one is what was more suitable.

    I’m really not happy with this because I haven’t got the model I wanted to have and not only felt pressured but Renault made it extremely hard for me and went against what I was told by Motability.

    It’s been a stressful experience and after having the opportunity to change my car I’m disappointed that I haven’t got the car that met all of my requirements.

    As I say I have all emails confirming I wanted the GT Line version and it was all agreed and all emails from both local Renault dealers stating they would go ahead and arrange for me to collect the Renault Captur GT Line model.

    Plus the emails stating they would charge me £215 for the dashcam and also then refusing to remove the dashcam therefore leaving me with no choice but to have the other car and going against what I was told by Motability.

    I have several emails that will show all of what I have said.

    I will also add that I wasn’t given the chance to inspect the car when I collected it and just had to enter the PIN and it had 12 miles on the clock.

    Also I ordered a Desert Orange/Black car and it’s more Brown/Black and I hate the colour and it wasn’t what I was expecting and to me isn’t as described either.

    I have put in a complaint to Motability but don’t expect anything to happen unfortunately.

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    #78375 Reply

    Very nice SG, can see her now – love how the rear lights swoop round.


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    #78379 Reply

    Thank you Trev ? No issues this time, Nissan were great all the way through and communicated properly and showed me everything before I entered the pin.

    Already feeling the benefits of heated seats which is what I wanted last time.

    Just feels much more comfortable and having an electronic handbrake and arm rest and lumbar and height adjustment on the front seats make a lot of difference too.

    #78381 Reply

    Hi Surrey that looks well smart nice colour as well.


    #78384 Reply

    Hi Surreyguy1981

    I see you have the Nissan Qashqai very nice , i am due to test drive one next week ( interested in the Tekna + ) , how are you finding it?

    From the reviews i have read/watched , i  notice a lot of the reviewers give very good marks for, comfort , handling , and that the cabin is very well insulated from road noise , although the interior looks a bit dated.


    Many thanks for you input 🙂

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