Motability Car Reviews

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  • #149484 Reply
    crispy

    Please post reviews of your new Motability cars after you have had at least a week to get used to vehicle.

    Start post with Make, Model, Version, to make it easy to find the one you are looking for, if you click reply to that particular post it should keep the same reviews together.

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  • #154940 Reply
    Mmoreton5

    @Markymate are you allowed to fit pedal boxes to motability cars? Good review of the tarraco too thanks

    #154941 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Like this?  Can’t see why not.

    #154945 Reply
    Mmoreton5

    no I think its a device that decreases the response delay on throttles or something so there is less lag

    #154976 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Sounds like a modification to the car. So you can be sure Motability would not allow it.

    #155018 Reply
    Markymate
    Participant

    I didn’t ask for permission as it’s only a pedal throttle response unit which doesn’t effect BHP or torque.

    #155314 Reply
    Paul

    Your kinding yourself markymate! You have a serious road crash, let say involving a  6month old range rover and the driver loses a leg or even worse God for bid  dies ,and your in big trouble my friend. You know you are! This is why you never contacted motability because you know they would have said no! Far to big a risk in my eyes……

    #155335 Reply
    Karl

    It’s a modification which therefore invalidates your insurance.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #155487 Reply
    struth
    Participant

    Toyota C-HR. late 2018, second top version(forgot name). 1800cc hybrid. Pearl white.

     

    This overall has been a good car bar the small car battery that keeps packing in(think im on to number 5 now). It has pretty much all the bells and whistles and works very well. Many dislike the cvt but once you get used to it it works fine, especially in sport mode where its decently nippy for such a heavy car.

    Fuel economy is very good and i average about 57mpg except in winter where it goes down to near 50. It is big enough in rear to hold a hoist and a scooter too, although one seat needs folded.

    In fact i will be changing this around december and am still wondering what i will get next. size is important especially seat height and door height as i dont flex well lol.

    List of possibles come from Skoda, BMW, Peugeot,MG, Audi and Hyundai at moment. Probably not an electric as the charging places are few  still.

    Anyway, back to the C-HR, This is a very good car and worth considering; styling is of course dependent on your likes etc but i find it nice; rear view can scare folk a little initially but i have to say ive not had any issues and the safety kit on it is superb.

    #155587 Reply
    Rene

    Seat Ateca XCellence Lux 2019, Lava Blue, 1.5 TSI DSG.

    We love it. It has all the kit you’d want including adaptive cruise control etc – yet is very affordable.

    The suspension is a bit on the firm side, which is a two edged sword. For a compact SUV, i don’t think there’s anything on the scheme that handles even remotely as good as this – but it does get unsettled by very bad roads/potholes (which is sadly everywhere in rural south wales),  and if you’re my age, every now and then you’d wish it settled into a more comfy ride. It’s not overly uncomfortable, but i wouldn’t choose it if i’d recently thrown out my back, for example.

    Economy is good (as with all 1.5 TSI cars), unless you only drive a mile and a half – i’m not sure, but i do think it’s running very rich until it gets to temperature (you can smell it in the exhaust fumes). We manage around 27mpg for a single mile drive up town, but around 45-48 mpg for our 13 mile commute.

    Biggest downsides, well.. Build quality, to be honest. After 2 years, there’s the odd rattle which is really annoying. For us it’s the rear left door trim that vibrates when you listen to music, spoiling the fun – and the “instrument cluster” (well, it’s a display) creaks every now and then (goes away with a little pressure on the edges for a week or two). It’s not awful, not worse than cars i’ve owned before, but still not great.

    In the end, would we buy one again? Yes. We’re actually currently trying to decide between a Tiguan Elegance and the new Ateca XPerience Lux, so yeah. We would.

    #155761 Reply
    Ian

    GLA 180 –

    Car is great except the rear seats do not slide backwards and forwards by 14cm like all the reviews and even the handbook state. The dealer stated that he had never seen one with sliding rear seats and wasn’t a spec or options issue, Mercedes must have dropped it before going into final production. Just hoping the lack of boot space versatility doesn’t cause a major issue going forward (wasn’t able to view the car before putting the pin in due to COVID restrictions). Vehicle is great in all other aspects though and would recommend.

    #156127 Reply
    file28
    Participant
    • Seat Ateca FR BLACK EDITION 2.0TSI DSG 4DRIVE

    NEVADA WHITE

    Handover September 2020

    First Seat for us

    Good level of equipment

    Full leather heated fronts

    Digital cockpit,full Led lights

    Electric drivers seat

    Love the dsg box first auto since my roverSD1 v8

    Sports mode brings a smile to my face

    Mpg averages 38 mixed and 42 on a motorway trip to Orpington 225 miles each way

    Bridgestone tyres fitted and rears replaced at 8500 fronts at 14000

    Not the best tyres in my opinion

    Ride quality on 19’s surprisingly good once the pressure is set correctly, supplied with 45 psi all around

    As its a  4drive the suspension is better than the 2 wheel drive ateca which uses the torsion beam setup

    Road holding and grip very good and good fun to drive in our North Wales countryside

    No problems to report everything working as it should

    Boot takes a std wheelchair laying flat

    All in all happy with the car

    "the world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams-its heaven and hell "(RJD)
    Seat Ateca FR Black Edition 2.0tsi 190 dsg 4drive Nevada White

    #156451 Reply
    PillBoy
    Participant

    Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro, which I got in November 2020 for £1900 (after haggling).  Car looks great.

     

    I have never had so many faults, bad fitting and finish in 20 years, which include used cars as well as new.  I had two plastic covers for electrics under the dash fall off not once, but twice,  the same ones.  Lot’s of people on different forums know about the seat base cushioning problems, which has also affected me and I have to have my wheelchair cushion to sit on.  The trim in the boot has come away on both sides by the boot lid and  leaving a one inch gap.  It’s had to go back to the dealer five times for updates to, supposedly, cure software issues.

     

    Dashboard Warnings requiring car going back to dealer:

    Headlight failure.

    Parking Brake failure.

    Brake failure.

    Collision warning while stationary in traffic, 6 ft from car in front.

    Collision avoidance system applying brakes when only car on that stretch of motorway.

    Front parking sensors warning of being close to object, while being at a standstill in traffic with plenty of room in front.

    Four of these things have occurred again since supposedly being sorted.

    I’ve had Japanese cars for the last 30 years until this and never encountered anything like this before now.  To be honest I’m fed up with it, as nice as it looks.  All this within seven months.  I don’t know if Motability will let me get rid of the thing, but I’m very close to asking them.

    #156456 Reply
    Paul

    Jeez the volvo xc40 problems must have a few worrying,probably along with vw tiguain most popular car in recent months that people have chosen..on my shortlist for my next car..

    #156457 Reply
    struth
    Participant

    indeed the volvo was on my list as a possible, although at top end. that catalogue of disasters has put me off completely. i thought my toyota battery issue was a big thing too  doh.

    thanks for info.

    #156458 Reply
    struth
    Participant

    seat altblack edition post above..

     

    What is the current equ of the black edition, do you know. sounds a nice car

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by struth.
    #156459 Reply
    struth
    Participant

    somehow its quoted wrong post. sorry should be the seat alteca black edition..

    #156467 Reply
    fwippers
    Participant

    Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro, which I got in November 2020 for £1900 (after haggling). Car looks great. I have never had so many faults, bad fitting and finish in 20 years, which include used cars as well as new. I had two plastic covers for electrics under the dash fall off not once, but twice, the same ones. Lot’s of people on different forums know about the seat base cushioning problems, which has also affected me and I have to have my wheelchair cushion to sit on. The trim in the boot has come away on both sides by the boot lid and leaving a one inch gap. It’s had to go back to the dealer five times for updates to, supposedly, cure software issues. Dashboard Warnings requiring car going back to dealer: Headlight failure. Parking Brake failure. Brake failure. Collision warning while stationary in traffic, 6 ft from car in front. Collision avoidance system applying brakes when only car on that stretch of motorway. Front parking sensors warning of being close to object, while being at a standstill in traffic with plenty of room in front. Four of these things have occurred again since supposedly being sorted. I’ve had Japanese cars for the last 30 years until this and never encountered anything like this before now. To be honest I’m fed up with it, as nice as it looks. All this within seven months. I don’t know if Motability will let me get rid of the thing, but I’m very close to asking them.

    I had an X1, and had problems with the Auto Box, basically once in a while when pulling off I would have 2 seconds of lag before the car started to move. Dealer had 2 attempts to resolve and Motability allowed a change after 6 months for a 50 quid fee. Given all the issues you have, If you want a change then approach them, I would say your chances are very good.  Worth noting Volvo is no longer the Swedish car maker we all knew so well, it´s Chinese technology now.

    #156470 Reply
    file28
    Participant

    seat altblack edition post above.. What is the current equ of the black edition, do you know. sounds a nice car

    The black edition was a FR SPORT  with the chrome trim replaced with black and 19’s also in black 

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by file28.

    "the world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams-its heaven and hell "(RJD)
    Seat Ateca FR Black Edition 2.0tsi 190 dsg 4drive Nevada White

    #156494 Reply
    John Morris

    Struth…. the Ateca FR Sport is basically the FR Black without all the black. It’s been discontinued because of the new updated model. They often do this when updating models. It’s £1499 now for the 1.5tsi with the dsg box. I have one and it’s excellent.

    #156495 Reply
    struth
    Participant

    thanks john.. it is on my list now.

    #156525 Reply
    PillBoy
    Participant

    The problem with hybrids is that if you do only very short journeys all the time, the small starter battery can run down, much the same as a normal car battery, but because it is so small it gets depleted (and knackered far easier).

    #156526 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Really, Pillboy? What’s your source?  In a hybrid, the 12v battery is kept charged by the traction battery.

    #156529 Reply
    struth
    Participant

    afaik, thats pretty much the case. or its supposed to be. The 12v battery fires the relays and runs the 12v system like lights etc. the traction battery has an invertor and refills the 12v. But when its not used for several days it seems to go wonky on occasion. Ive lost 4 batteries. all were fine and next time i went out and were suddenly below 4v and according to rac gadgets, unlikely to charge.

    Toyota have had a lot of issues but they are not interested and just say you left it off too long.

     

    God help anyone who goes away for 2 or 3 weeks holiday lol

    #156531 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    So we’re talking about self-charging hybrids then like the Prius?  I’m guessing a trickle charger would keep it up over a long period.  I’d just disconnect the 12v battery then it can’t self-discharge!

    #156532 Reply
    Rene
    Participant

    If i’m not mistaken, Toyota actually released a PSA due to Covid19 to “ready” your hybrid at least once a week for 60 minutes (if i understand correctly, putting it into “ready” is basically ignition on and ready to drive electric), leading the traction battery to charge the starter/auxiliary battery.

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