VW GOLF< T ROC & TIGUAN COMING OFF SCHEME

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  • #159061 Reply
    Newfie
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    Newsflash from VW

    Update 19 July: Golf (petrol and diesel models), T-Roc and Tiguan will be removed from the Motability programme for Q3 from close of business on Wednesday 21 July.

    Any orders have to be completed by the close of day tomorrow (21/7/21)

    This is down to the Semi Conductor shortage.

     

    VW Tiguan SEL 2.0TDi 150 DSG 4Motion
    in White Silver, '68plate

    To be replaced with a VW ID.3 Tour 77 kWh Pro S 204PS Manganese Grey

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  • #159452 Reply
    FlyingScotsman

    Just off phone with our local Ford dealer who we’ve had 2 motability cars from and he’s said right from the start that a Galaxy is looking at 31-34 week wait before it even gets built.

    #159456 Reply
    Glos Guy
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    A friend receives a company vehicle and has a choice of one manufacturer and this is normal in many cases. Despite the loss of 3 VW cars the choice on motability is still huge. That is what politicians and the scheme will say. You may or may not agree.

    In my company car days I had experience of 3 or 4 different leasing companies. The choice was far better than Motability. They all produced suggested lists of cars at varying prices and we had a monthly car allowance and a free choice of whether to use the whole allowance, get a cheaper car and have the balance as taxable extra salary or have a more expensive car and pay the extra. However, within reason, if a car wasn’t on the list you could ask for a quote, something that you can’t do with Motability.

    #159457 Reply
    Newfie
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    Are the ‘Motability Specialists’ only Motability sales? I don’t believe that’s the case, all I’ve dealt with at VW and elsewhere have simply had a day course to do that job. They still sell private vehicles, given the demand I’m sure they’ll just sell more private vehicles than they usually would during a normal month.

    Obviously you do not know a great deal. I can assure you that there are some Motabilty Specialist just work with Motability customers. I know of 3 of them within different dealerships.

    VW Tiguan SEL 2.0TDi 150 DSG 4Motion
    in White Silver, '68plate

    To be replaced with a VW ID.3 Tour 77 kWh Pro S 204PS Manganese Grey

    #159463 Reply
    Tim

    ‘Obviously’ 😏

    No need to be rude chap. If I’m wrong and most dealerships Motability staff don’t deal with private sales in their downtime then I’ll take the information.

    #159466 Reply
    Newfie
    Participant

    I’m not being rude at all. I am just stating a fact in which you believe is untrue.

    What this means is you don’t know how some Specialists are employed by the dealer and I was pointing out a fact.

    Some dealers they are jack of all trades but not all.

    VW Tiguan SEL 2.0TDi 150 DSG 4Motion
    in White Silver, '68plate

    To be replaced with a VW ID.3 Tour 77 kWh Pro S 204PS Manganese Grey

    #159468 Reply
    fwippers
    Participant

    These things very from dealership to dealership.

    #159471 Reply
    Tim

    I can believe that, thanks. I’m yet to come across a dealership where the Motability sales person isn’t a private sales exec too, is this quite a common thing then?

    #159474 Reply
    Glos Guy
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    I have no firm knowledge either way, so am not taking sides, but if dealerships have sales people who do nothing but Motability orders that seems like a crazy business model to me. They must go whole days without a single Motability customer and certainly wouldn’t have enough to deal with them back to back all the time that they are working.

    I had always thought that most dealerships have a Motability Specialist, but that just meant that they have had bespoke training and will be the usual ‘go to’ person for Motability customers, but they would also deal with other customers, just as other sales people can also deal with Motability customers. Our local BMW dealer has a Motability Specialist (maybe several) but we ordered through a sales rep that I already knew from when I bought a BMW privately.  If another salesperson there only dealt with Motability customers then I would have thought that they should have insisted that we use them.

    #159475 Reply
    struth
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    i can see it in biggish dealerships that the motabilty expert is only that. It would also require a pretty big service area tho. tmk there are none here in scotland. all dealerships ive tried have been a guy who has been on the course and is supposedly savvy with it all. TBH most ive come across know very little or are just keeping it to thmselves.

    for instance when i asked same question of the motability expert in dealerships  i went to(maybe 8 or 9) all bar 1 had no idea about getting a hoist fitted before delivery and what it cost.  it was an eyeopener quite frankly

    #159478 Reply
    Tim

    ‘Obviously’ a few might not know a great deal 😂 🤷‍♂️ I know my local dealership had furloughed the Motability specialist some time ago, so maybe the point Newfie raises might cause redundancy at some dealerships if they have no use. Then again with how busy the private sales area is at present I’d not lean that way.

    #159516 Reply
    Jony

    I was contacted yesterday by an account manager from motability after my concerns about not being able to order a golf GTD yesterday, & the fact so many popular vag cars have been taken off so quickly after just being put on, I also asked if the motability website could give customers the heads up if large numbers of cars are going to be taken off the scheme, i mentioned the fact that the ap’s were rising but the choice of the higher spec cars was falling, I also mentioned the anomaly that you can purchase a golf GTE with 242 bhp, but can’t get a golf GTI with the same bhp, because apparently the scheme’s insurance criteria, & I pointed out as the majority of motability’s customers are experienced mature drivers this is ridiculous, the gentleman I spoke to said my points were valid & is taking them forward to motability’s management, I won’t hold my breath, sorry for the long rant just totally disillusioned with the scheme at the moment as can’t find a suitable replacement for the golf GTD on the scheme.

    #159746 Reply
    Limpalot

    Hi folks,

    My order for a Tiguan Elegance 1.5 TSI DSG (no additional options) was made 28th March and the order status updated 3 days ago to “5a…vehicle has left the factory”. I’m guessing it will be at the dealer by the 2nd/3rd week of August ready for a 71 plate pickup in the first week of September.

    Regards,

    Limpalot

    #159749 Reply
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    Hi folks, My order for a Tiguan Elegance 1.5 TSI DSG (no additional options) was made 28th March and the order status updated 3 days ago to “5a…vehicle has left the factory”. I’m guessing it will be at the dealer by the 2nd/3rd week of August ready for a 71 plate pickup in the first week of September. Regards, Limpalot

    That’s pretty good going in the current climate. Nice to have something to look forward to.

    #159801 Reply
    Greg Richards

    Hope you enjoy your new Tiguan Elegance when it is ready to be picked up Limpalot I have the same model and I love it. It is such a comfortable car to drive and the specification is great on it.

    #159802 Reply
    Richardw

    I’m pretty sure you’re right Tim on two counts. Firstly, no need for rudeness and secondly,  in this day and age it would be an expensive luxury to have a salesman that only dealt with motability customers.

    #159807 Reply
    ChrisK
    Participant

    Limpalot and Greg, that salt your rubbing in my wound don’t have hurt. 😁

    #159808 Reply
    Tim

    It’s a wonderfully specified car, Chris. I did enjoy cleaning mine this afternoon 😅

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