February 12, 2020 at 11:53 am #106341
Hi guys I know I’ve asked before anyone heard how much the new kuga is thanks guys
February 26, 2020 at 9:22 pm #107675
The ST-Line X?…. that’s the one I’m looking at, it has ALL the features I need for my condition.
Me too (almost!), but at £950 more than the Tiguan R-Line Tech which has the camera system and a host of driver assistance and safety options most of which are an expensive extra added pack for the Kuga. It’s a tough choice, the Kuga has a heated windscreen which is very handy indeed but not even heated seats unless you go up to the ST-Line X trim at £2095!.
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 26, 2020 at 10:04 pm #107679
Phaedra remember to factor in any savings on fuel.February 26, 2020 at 10:15 pm #107680
Over £4K AP for some for a Ford – even the cheapest buying the means of so manyFebruary 26, 2020 at 10:47 pm #107685
Phaedra remember to factor in any savings on fuel.
Indeed, as I only do around 5-6000 a year there’s not really a lot in it, I’m looking at the 1.5 Kuga and the 2.0 VW, both manual diesel and quote around 45 to 47mpg.
Even at say 40mpg that’s only 150 gallons a year, the £950 saving would keep me in diesel for around 14 months!.
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm #107686
Phaedra your situation is ideal for a PHEV. You are doing mid teens, on average, on a daily basis. So it’s likely most days you would be travelling pure electric.February 26, 2020 at 11:23 pm #107688
I agree, but, I don’t have a drive to charge it on. My car is parked in a small parking “inlet” in front of my house on the road but there’s a footpath between it and the house. My main driving is local shops and into Durham or Houghton once or twice a week (about 12 – 18 miles round trip). I do monthly 50 mile round trips to Ponteland and about 9 120 mile round trips to Otterburn a year, I need a decent size boot to carry equipment.
Most of the compact SUV Phev/Mhev cars are either too low or lack the legroom/headroom for me to get in/out of comfortably.
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 27, 2020 at 8:01 am #107695
Well, looking online for videos of the new Kuga and WOW, it looks amazing.
Lots of useful spec and finally, Ford have ditched the awful Transformer looking dash. The new one looks really nice.
This is going to mean a rethink!
I’m only sad the Vignale isn’t available in auto.
Well done Motability. 👏👏
🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎February 27, 2020 at 9:20 am #107700
That’s a pity Phaedra as the Kuga is very nice and, I don’t have the dimensions to prove it, it felt bigger inside than our Volvo XC60.
Although the first edition is pricey it has loads of kit.
Some of the plastic is a bit cheap but on the whole I was impressed.
The motability guy who dealt with us was a very big guy and he had no problem getting in and out. The seats are at a good height as the wife just slid in and out of them too.February 27, 2020 at 9:36 am #107702
Hi Brydo, thanks for all the useful info 🙂
I had a Kuga back in 2015 which got trashed with a massive hailstone storm!, unfortunately Motability’s chosen repairers (Nationwide) made so many botched attempts at repairing it I was without it for a few months!. Then I lost my mobility award when I moved to PIP.
I’ve had a Yeti on PCP for the last 3 years and it’s been great but goes back in June. I know the Kuga will do what I need but with my joint problems the heated seats are a really nice thing to have but not at an added £950 compared to the Tiguan!. I’ll go look at one when my dealer gets the demo car in March but I have a feeling I’m going over to the Tiguan, the £600 off offer from JCT600 is almost too good to resist! 🙂
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 27, 2020 at 9:40 am #107703
Phaedra the Tiguan is a great car it really is so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. I test drove a couple recently and they were pretty good.
Value for money there is no better choice IMO than the Tiguan.February 27, 2020 at 9:47 am #107704
I see whatcar only gave it 2 out of 5 stars.
A lot of negatives including cheap interior, poor interior space compared to rivals, unsettled ride where the main ones.February 27, 2020 at 10:17 am #107706
wmcforumWhich Mobility Car
Did you get to see the Mustang Mach-E while you were there yesterday, it was in the Glasgow dealership?February 27, 2020 at 10:32 am #107708
@wmcforum yes I did and mighty impressed I was too, decent size, good looking car and great range. I took a couple of photos but they are rubbish as the car was in a booth so everyone was within a metre of it so too close to get decent pics.
On another topic, Happy Birthday to the forum, you all do a great job.
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Brydo.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeFebruary 27, 2020 at 10:35 am #107710
Phil I can’t agree with the ride and space comments but some of the plastic is cheap.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeFebruary 27, 2020 at 11:04 am #107711
I’ve had a good think last night and this morning, looking at the cars on my short list the Tiguan ticks all but 1 of the boxes (heated windscreen!) and at £1,149 AP it’s really a no-brainer. I’ve emailed Ashley at JCT Wakefield (easier to get to from the train station than York) to confirm the offer is still available and approx: delivery time.
Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped me make my mind up!, I’m really happy I found this forum, keep up the excellent work 🙂
Busy typing this and Ashley rang me!, confirmed the £600 off and going to look at stock, may be able to have it in April!!, I’ll let you know 🙂
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 27, 2020 at 11:31 am #107712
Ashley is a good guy, best of luck.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeFebruary 27, 2020 at 11:31 am #107713
£4245 AP for a Ford?
PMSL!!February 27, 2020 at 11:35 am #107714
Just rang me back, no R-Line manuals to be found, a few automatics but that’s all 🙁
So, 14 week (approx:) wait time, not a problem as my Yeti lease runs until the end of June, just need to find some cheap insurance for it as that runs out May 2nd!.
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 27, 2020 at 11:47 am #107716
What colour are you having ?February 27, 2020 at 11:53 am #107717
Indium grey, would have preferred a deep red though 🙂
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 27, 2020 at 1:50 pm #107725
VAG only have a monochrome colour scheme, think the guy in charge of picking colours for all the range is a bit colour blind.February 27, 2020 at 1:52 pm #107726
So I noticed 🙂
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂February 27, 2020 at 3:58 pm #107743
Bri I was a bit surprised too, as fords normally drive really well, I’ve only seen photos of the interior and it didn’t look that bad to me, nothing amazing or cutting edge but ok.
Im not too sure about the looks either yet until I’ve seen one on the road.February 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm #107745
I see whatcar only gave it 2 out of 5 stars. A lot of negatives including cheap interior, poor interior space compared to rivals, unsettled ride where the main ones.
Phil, think that review is on the last version of the current model, not the all new one.February 27, 2020 at 4:07 pm #107746
Phil looks wise it is down to individual tastes but it looked ok to me, it drove well, really smooth, especially in electric mode. Large inside as i said before, as big as our XC60 IMO maybe bigger.