Q4 News and Updates

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    I can’t remember a more quite end to a quarter. Usually by now we would have had a few rumours, usually untrue, to discuss but nothing so far. Is it that there are no, positive, expectations for Q4?

    As a result of the chip shortage I don’t expect much in the way of change but sometimes surprises happen when you least expect them.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

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  • #165466 Reply

    Very underwhelming at the moment, every quarter. APs going up and no sign of it changing.

    I only hope the new Kia Sportage gets a good welcome in Q1 2022 – looks like a great car.

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    #165478 Reply

    3008 PHEV removed?

    That’s harsh.

    #165482 Reply
    Andy Wood

    BMW prices all seem to have gone up, by around 400 across the x1 line, glad I got my order in as soon as possible in september

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    Glos Guy
    #165490 Reply

    Cant see Kona Ultimate on this list let alone at £499

    #165491 Reply

    So, this is interesting already.   I’m ready to order late Oct and the only suitable affordable car was the AWD diesel kuga St Line x.  Now its gone.  Face lift again or chip shortage?

    I don’t know if I can extend my current lease sitting on 28k miles. I’m actually getting anxious about being forced to get a car thats not entirely suitable.

    #165492 Reply

    So far on the released details, there is absolutely nothing that is affordable for me.

    #165493 Reply

    daveH, given the situation i dont think there will be any problem extending.

    i think thats probably everyones default at the moment.

    #165494 Reply

    i feel so fortunate that I could change my car last year.

    #165495 Reply

    Component and/or microchip shortage is a problem not quickly resolved.

    Motability has 630000 customers, perhaps over 200000 changing vehicles every year. Huge buying and bargaining power.

    Retailers will want to clear old models even though new models will be in very short supply.

    Like thousands of others I’ll try to extend my current lease.

    My question is…..who, if anyone, holds the stronger hand? The buyer or the seller? Or is it too complex to assess it as a simple supply and demand scenario?

    A unique situation with many interrelated worldwide difficulties.






    #165497 Reply

    Harry I don’t claim to be an expert on this but looking at it based on the information out there about chip shortages etc. I suggest the manufacturers hold all the cards at this point. Motability demand major discounts based on the figures you have listed above, but this power only exists if there are cars available. At present the car manufacturing numbers are down drastically therefore they don’t necessarily need motability sales as they can sell most of the cars they make at a higher price to Joe public.

    #165498 Reply

    As with everything its all about supply and demand. A person gets on a crowded commuter train with a dozen bottles of water. It´s a hot day and suddenly the train stops and the guard tells passengers it will be at least an hour before they move. The air conditioning grinds to a stop. Suddenly the water´s value has increased.

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    Good points. I agree. Thank you for helping me see it a little clearer.

    Good luck finding a suitable vehicle…


    #165500 Reply


    I see the point.

    But those bottles of water are quite old ( still thirst quenching) but the labels are so last year!

    Perhaps turn the water into wine.

    #165504 Reply

    Fwippers. I see the point. But those bottles of water are quite old ( still thirst quenching) but the labels are so last year! Perhaps turn the water into wine.

    Non alcoholic! I think it´ll be a 9am switchover and then we can see the wood for the trees

    #165518 Reply

    This appears on Motability’s website

    “Please note: Car and WAV prices are not yet updated for October-December 2021. We are experiencing delays but aim to publish the new price list as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.”


    #165528 Reply

    Audi Q3 removed.

    #165530 Reply

    wow, we got completely screwed.


    XC40 up 1k, 3008 PHEV up…. everything way up.

    #165532 Reply

    qashqai tenka+ up £200. less than i thought.

    #165534 Reply

    5008 1.6 180ps Petrol up from 2400 to 4k. ouch

    #165540 Reply

    Well.. After seeing this clusterf..mayhem, we booked a test drive for an ID3 for tomorrow.

    If that doesn’t suit us, well.. here’s hoping. So frustrating.

    #165542 Reply
    Which Mobility Car

    New Vehicles, Hyundai Bayon and Kia E-Niro

    Returning vehicles:  SEAT: Arona, Ateca, Tarraco and Ibiza. Skoda: Kodiaq, Kamiq, Suberb, Octavia Scala. Volkswagen: Tiguan

    (working on what has disappeared and the full numbers now)


    #165544 Reply

    The ID3 is a nice car and if it were not for the fact we needed the extra space/comfort and smoother ride over the bumps I was happy to go with it. The AP is much lower than the ID4 we ordered and in truth I preferred the more involving/nippy drive on twisty roads and it being smaller would be easier in tight spots for parking etc.

    Which model would you be going for the family, max pro performance or the tour?



    #165546 Reply

    Think your fighting a losing battle @wmcforum.

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