Motability question? We can answer it.

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  • #173917 Reply
    Brydo

    There are many questions members have about the motability scheme such as :-

    Can I extend my lease?

    Can I change my car before my contract is up and if so will it cost me anything?

    How much is the GCB and will I get it if I have a few scratches?

    What happens if I lose PIP?

    If you have any questions about motability, then this is the place to come. We have many knowledgeable members only to willing to give advice. Many of our members have been on the scheme for decades and know virtually everything there is to know about the scheme.

     

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    Dante

    I changed sit ti chances in health and worsening disability had to move from  manual to auto & this was sorted by MO and I can’t recall if they charged me £50 or not & no GCB element back.

    i almost changed my latest car due to a number of issues with the engine management / dealer and concerns on safety but it was so convoluted and there was the vivid impact (lockdowns etc) I had also applied to the motability charity for help towards my AP, due to my financial situation  on benefits and no income nor savings etc…. I had down my homework and shortlisted three  cars whuch met my access, physical, practical needs.
    i put forward the three as an expert in my one health / disability & the notability charity came back with 3 different cars which had been on a long list or not considered by me – so I couldn’t change and was unable to accept the grant (which part paid the AP) and couldn’t order the best new vehicle to suit my access and disability needs. I know that there needs to be proper checks and balances but both motability operations and motability charity need to have a better training and understanding in disability awareness / social model of disability etc…. ( don’t even get me started on dealers and disability awareness).
    Without doubt there needs to be policies and procedures to ensure and mitigate against misuse of the scheme but also current policies and procedures need to be fit for purpose too.

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    ChrisK
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    Hi Dante

    Motability are bit like that, same goes for the DWP that they know all about your disability without ever meeting you.

    #174536 Reply
    VictorOne

    Could someone explain why, on the Peugeot site, that the 5008 Allure Premium is more money, than the second to top of the range, GT? It’s just absurd.

    Have they even realised? The Allure Premium in terms of trim level is further down the list so just how can this be? Would we go to BMW and see an M3 worth less than a 318…

    The whole system is just absurd. Where I’m gonna find £3749 from is beyond me, I wish I’d never ordered now, constant anxiety and worried to death that I just can’t afford it. Oh well. Absolute nightmare.

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    BigDave
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    Could someone explain why, on the Peugeot site, that the 5008 Allure Premium is more money, than the second to top of the range, GT? It’s just absurd. Have they even realised? The Allure Premium in terms of trim level is further down the list so just how can this be? Would we go to BMW and see an M3 worth less than a 318… The whole system is just absurd. Where I’m gonna find £3749 from is beyond me, I wish I’d never ordered now, constant anxiety and worried to death that I just can’t afford it. Oh well. Absolute nightmare.

     

    It occasionally happens on the scheme, for example where the expected value of the higher specced model is expected to be much higher than a lower spec model at lease end as it may be more desirable.

    Also, as we are not party to what Peugeot and Motability discuss, it could be that Peugeot have a reason for wanting to push the higher spec model over the lower spec one. For example if Peugeot have a lot of parts ‘in the bins’ for the higher spec model but are short of lower spec trim or other parts.

    These are just a couple of examples where this could possibly occur.

    If you are worried now about affordability of the vehicle, have you for example considered cancelling it and to give a few possibilities:

    1.      Extend your current lease if you have a suitable vehicle.

    2.      Look for a vehicle with a lower AP.

    You will not win any friends at the dealership nor Motability if you turn up after they have registered the new vehicle in your name and say ‘Sorry, I can’t afford it’

    The earlier you cancel the better, if only for your piece of mind and anxiety levels if you know already you cannot afford it.

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