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Just thought the current situation for Motability customers under 25 deserved it’s own thread.
My son who is under 25 will be renewing soon. Unfortunately the cars he had set his heart on are no longer available to him as for whatever reason Thatcham have increased the insurance groups quite substantially. I contacted Motability regarding this, their reply was –
“To ensure the Motability Scheme is affordable for all our Customers, the cars available are reviewed every three months and there are currently no plans to change the terms and conditions regarding the ABI Insurance Group and brakehorse power (BHP) for young drivers.”
He doesn’t have a problem with BHP, but being restricted to group 16 means that cars like what he has at the moment are out of his reach such as a 1.0 litre Audi A3 114 BHP or Mercedes A Class.
The big problem is, every time a new model comes out the insurance group goes up due to price increases, technology etc.
He’s a big lad at 6’4″ and not every car is suitable. It’s not always about the car being large, it’s more about being able to push the drivers seat far enough back.
Surely something needs to be looked at.