Motability Website and Dealership Different Advanced Payments?

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    RashkaAvem

    Hello all!

    As the title says I’d like to ask some advice. The motability site lists one of the cars I’m interested as £2,46 but the brochure the dealership has sent me lists the same car as £3,399. Are dealerships allowed to change the advanced payment amount even thought the site lists a completely different price?

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    Tim

    The dealership may have sent you an outdated brochure. Best call and ask them to confirm.

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    Tim

    That’s assuming you’re not confusing advance payment WPMS with DLA/PIP

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    Glos Guy
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    Hello all! As the title says I’d like to ask some advice. The motability site lists one of the cars I’m interested as £2,46 but the brochure the dealership has sent me lists the same car as £3,399. Are dealerships allowed to change the advanced payment amount even thought the site lists a completely different price?

    Dealers are able to charge lower Advance Payments (some will offer up to £500 discounts) but they can’t charge more. Best to go on the prices on the Motability website. Sounds like the dealer is quoting a different model or, as Tim says, you are looking at the WPMS figure versus  PIP/DLA. The former is always lower as the benefits sacrificed are greater (so the outlay is the same).

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    RashkaAvem

    thanks for the replies everyone. I’ve checked the booklets and I’m definitely looking at the PIP advanced payment. I was speaking to the motability specialist from the dealership but we’ve got cut off and I haven’t managed to get back through. I’ve sent an email but I’m going to keep ringing.

    Can I ask though are the dealerships allowed to charge a bigger advanced payment than what’s advertised on the motability site? I suppose I’m curious as well if this is legal or not.

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    Glos Guy
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    thanks for the replies everyone. I’ve checked the booklets and I’m definitely looking at the PIP advanced payment. I was speaking to the motability specialist from the dealership but we’ve got cut off and I haven’t managed to get back through. I’ve sent an email but I’m going to keep ringing. Can I ask though are the dealerships allowed to charge a bigger advanced payment than what’s advertised on the motability site? I suppose I’m curious as well if this is legal or not.

    No they can’t charge more. The money doesn’t even go to them, it goes to Motability. They get a fixed handling fee from Motability plus the car counts towards their bonus targets.

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    Wigwam
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    Already been answered by Glos Guy. No they can’t charge a bigger AP.

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