- This topic has 11 replies, 7 voices, and was last updated 1 month, 1 week ago by .
Here is a thought, why don’t the UK dealers opt out of Motability and develop their own schemes?
I am guessing the numbers whom get a form of allowance for mobility far outweighs the number of Motability customers. So there must be a significant market potential for the brands to develop their own offering for non general public customers. Each brand could offer slightly different benefits or tweaks to be more competitive with the other brands
It isn’t as though they would have to do much extra:
a) All the UK brands have associated finance companies which have leases in various forms. All that would be needed is to assign the mobility benefit direct to the finance company or have the individual pay the finance like regular retail customers
b) All the UK cars come already with 3 year warranties and break down assistance. So nothing to change there.
c) Servicing and repairs, tyres could be built into the lease as it is now for commercial leasing.
d) More profit/less costs to the dealer / brand. As a minimum the dealer / brand may have less paperwork and not have to work within the constraints of the Motability scheme
e) More choice to the customers. Currently, there are many vehicles not on Motability’s scheme for one reason or another. Plus limited editions, special deals, end of production offers never get passed through to us. E.g when a model is being revamped, quite often you see limited editions or massive price reductions to clear old stock. I have never found these on the scheme listings.
f) Simpler for us. When there is an issue with the vehicle like I have now, the responsibilities to get it fixed are split between Motability and the dealer.
The more I look at the scheme, the less advantage I can see of Motability Operations being there ….