JLR and Motability scheme

This topic contains 102 replies, has 20 voices, and was last updated by  Olpk 4 months ago.

  • Creator
    Topic
  • #49955 Reply

    AlanA

    As I gave Dr Seth’s email, I contacted JLR about them rejoining the Motability scheme.

    the answer is disappointing, but seems to lay the problem on Motability.

    the response from JLR was this:

    “Thank you for your letter addressed to Dr Speth dated 1st May 2018, in reference to request for Jaguar Land Rover to revisit joining the Mobility scheme.

    Given my responsibilities within the Executive Office, Dr Speth has asked me to respond on his behalf.

    Jaguar Land Rover were informed by the charity Mobility, that contracts to Motability Operations, who manage the scheme, that the eligibility parameters around the cars on the scheme would be changed. The new guidelines on vehicles now exclude Jaguar Land Rover products, unfortunately we have not received any further information to this.

    Please allow me to confirm that Jaguar Land Rover can only apologise for the disappointment caused by the decision taken by Mobility. As you can appreciate such decisions are outside of the control of Jaguar Land Rover and it is with regret we are unable to influence any further changes.”

Viewing 25 replies - 76 through 100 (of 102 total)
  • Author
    Replies
  • #91330 Reply

    Russ

    Ordered Seat Ateca FR Sport 2.0d auto 4 drive, only to be told after 3 months delay that when car arrived they have ordered incorrect model, what can be done and can I seek compensation

     

    #91338 Reply

    Macca

    I can totally see why you’ve ordered the spec that you have. If we were to opt for an Ateca, we’d choose the same, for me the other specs don’t look anywhere near as good.

    You must think the same otherwise you’d have ordered a different spec to begin with. Stick to your guns and put the problem back in the dealers lap. They will absolutely want you to accept what has been delivered but if its not what you want then you’ll likely spend 3 years regretting it if you take the wrong spec.

    Speak to motability about it. If you’re in a motability car now, they’ll likely just extend it while the dealer gets it right.

    #95949 Reply

    Mason smith

    Mercedes have some great cars on the mobility scheme to suit everybody’s needs and there also luxurious and elegant and also bmw

    #95953 Reply

    vinalspin
    Participant

    Mercedes don’t have a single car on the scheme that will fit an average sized powerchair or larger scooter, neither do BMW.

    #95957 Reply

    SaintsMan

    @vinalspin

    My Pride jazzy select 6 power chair is sitting in the back of my BMW Gran Tourer as I write this, oh, and the second row seats are up. It also fits into a BMW X1 sideways.

    #95975 Reply

    vinalspin
    Participant

    My puma 20 powerchair would not fit in the back of an x1 or grand tourer, not enough height to clear and my 8mph scooter wouldn’t fit without the 2nd row seats folding.

    #95998 Reply

    SaintsMan

    But you said BMW didn’t have a car on the scheme that would fit an average sized power chair.

    What you meant to say was yours didn’t fit. There is a difference.

    #104161 Reply

    BionicRusty (Wayne)
    Participant

    I’m loving the irony of the Jaguar and Land Rover ads coming up on the forum home page. If I didn’t hurt so much I’d have a jolly ‘ole giggle.

    🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎

    #109081 Reply

    Chris Riley

    Hello all. I’ve been researching this for some time now and from what I can gather. Motability operations themselves are a commercially run company that’s main objective is to make money. Therefore they purchase in cars in bulk to lease out. They are looking at getting them in cheap and retaining value so as they can be resold after to make a profit.

    I will conduct further research and see if any JLR products could meet this criteria. Also I have contacted them to enquire as to the reasons behind the apparently arbitrary BHP limits ect and price limits (provided higher APs were allowed)

    But I would like to add they have no competition, we have no alternatives when it comes to using our PIP. We use motability operations or we have the money. If we had an option they would have competition and competition is the key to giving customers the best value products.

    A monopoly only serves one person.

    Perhaps we all need to find a way to set up a competitor……

    Food for thought.

    #109131 Reply

    roly
    Participant

    There is nothing to stop another charity or profit-driven company (new or existing) operating a car leasing scheme for the exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP recipients. Okay, they may not be allowed to take the payments direct from DWP, but that’s a comparatively small detail.

    You therefore have to consider why there aren’t already competing schemes. After all, 600k customers each with c. £270 to spend every 4 weeks must be a tempter.

    #109134 Reply

    Smallcar
    Participant

    Chris

    You  say ‘we have no alternaives to using our PIP’. We surely do as we can use the cash to lease a car elsewhere, buy a car, use it for taxis or public transport etc.

    Motability’s USPs  are the peace of mind it gives, the value and the fact that you can change car or return car if your disability changes.

    If there was competition in this niche sector exactly matching  Motability’s service the purchasing power  of vehicles, insurance, tyres, etc would be reduced and the cost would surely increase for us.

     

    #109136 Reply

    Elliot
    Participant

    Nobody will ever be able to match the Motability offer due to it’s no VAT tax advantage.

    #109137 Reply

    BigDave
    Participant

    There is nothing to stop another charity or profit-driven company (new or existing) operating a car leasing scheme for the exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP recipients.

    A bit restrictive that, having a scheme for the ‘exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP recipients‘ .

    Why should we injured veterans on AFIP/WPMS not be catered for?

    Dave

    #109140 Reply

    Smallcar
    Participant

    As no other company has come forward to compete with Motability it is obvious that no-one could match them for service or value or else they surely would jump at the chance.

    #109144 Reply

    Landyman

    I think I’ve said this before.

    I’m surprised the large manufacturers  JLR, Ford or group, ie PSA or VW haven’t started their own scheme, the manufacturer must know how much profit motability make, mind you probably it isn’t a lot of money to a large manufacturer.

    But it would get more cars on the road, showcasing them and of course a better second hand market for their cars.

    #109150 Reply

    martino

    i think virgin was going to do it years ago it would be good but i cant see anyone competing against motabiliy

    #109164 Reply

    roly
    Participant

    There is nothing to stop another charity or profit-driven company (new or existing) operating a car leasing scheme for the exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP recipients.

    A bit restrictive that, having a scheme for the ‘exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP recipients‘ . Why should we injured veterans on AFIP/WPMS not be catered for? Dave

    It wasn’t my intention to exclude you.

    #109168 Reply

    ChrisK
    Participant

    There is nothing to stop another charity or profit-driven company (new or existing) operating a car leasing scheme for the exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP recipients.

    A bit restrictive that, having a scheme for the ‘exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP recipients‘ . Why should we injured veterans on AFIP/WPMS not be catered for? Dave

    It wasn’t my intention to exclude you.

    OK, so “operating a car leasing scheme for the exclusive benefit of DLA/PIP, AFIP/WPMS” but what else have the Romans done for us.  😁

    I’ll get my coat. 😊

     

    #109171 Reply

    Elliot
    Participant

    I think if someone could get the tax breaks that Motability get I could see a consortium giving it a go.

    #109176 Reply

    BluecloudUK

    The main reason why the manufacturers and retailers don’t offer a comparable scheme is simple; it’s doesn’t make a decent profit.

    Motability Operations Limited doesn’t actually make that much money.  Last year it made £212 millions.

    Ford UK revenue was almost £8 billions.  Forty times more than Motability.

    JLR revenue was over £6 billions.  Thirty times more than Motability.

    The profits just aren’t enough for the majority of manufacturers.

    That’s not to say that Motability couldn’t make some changes to improve the service offered to customers, rewarding loyalty could be a welcome option.  I’m not a big fan of the good condition bonus as the qualifying criteria are so lax and those of us that treat a car as if it was our own and keep it for longer get a disproportionate increase over the extra couple of years.

    #109220 Reply

    Shed1965

    I would not blame Motability too much as in general thay are quite happy to have any make on the scheme if it can fit the guidelines of the scheme .last year I went with my sister in law to jaguar for service of her F pace ,in conversation with two sales staff separately both explained that jaguar wanted to end the stuffy image of retired XJ drivers , the aim was for young professionals and Motability neither fitted their business model nor image .i don’t think I want one after that

    #109221 Reply

    brydo

    The government should encourage motability to include on the scheme every car that would help to keep British peoples jobs.

    #109226 Reply

    martino

    Shed1965 :- so their too  posh for disabled people

    #109233 Reply

    Shed1965

    Martino that is exactly what I think,that jaguar Land Rover believe their image is aimed at 30,50 age bracket with medium to high disposable income, and sporty outgoing lifestyle. So most users of the scheme do not fit how jaguar want their car to be seen.sad but that’s how thay see there cars as a perceived premium product .what price do you put on snobbery

    #109237 Reply

    Abercol
    Participant

    It’s like name brand clothing designs only going up to L sizes, XL XXL no chance, don’t want fat folk being seen in our gear….

    Then they realised they were missing out on a lot of £££’s and all sorts of changes happened.

    In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.

Viewing 25 replies - 76 through 100 (of 102 total)
Reply To: JLR and Motability scheme

You can use BBCodes to format your content.
Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

Your information: