Went To Look at Mercedes :-Seats were tight space between seats tight

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  • #93764 Reply

    martino

    I thought i want to get myself a fancy car this time so myself and teenage daughter went to look at Mercedes,  when we went in I thought they looked nice, but then i tried them, i sat in c class, cls and b class, trying to get in was a struggle i felt the cars were so low , the seats were very tight(and im not that big ) the space between driver n passenger is also quite tight i was banging my arm of the passenger i still wanted to like the merc but they just felt small . Friends are saying you dont need a big car know as the family is grown up   For years iv always had big cars VW Sharran, ford Galaxy , S Max and now Volvo xc60 after today i realize having a bigger car is better for me with my disability . The bigger higher up cars are easier to get in and out without to much discomfort  the bigger cars a wider in the seats and between the two front seats.

    i wish motability would put on bigger wider cars to make it easier.

    it might be good if they asked there customer what they need to accommodate their illness or disability

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  • #93766 Reply

    Macca
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    Have to say I’ve been much more impressed with the Korean, Japanese, and mainstream German brands, for comfort, size and spec, than i have with the so called ‘premium’ German brands at the lower end of their price scale.

    Not looking to offend anyone that has one, just my own view.

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    Macca
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    Hmm, not sure i’d agree that beyond big unaffordable mercs and the xc40, you’re only option for a big car is a ‘budget’ korean.

    There are plenty of options over saloons, mpv’s and suv’s.

    Nor would I concur that the decent sized and spec’d koreans are actually budget cars. A well spec’d auto Tucson comes in at over £30k, hardly ‘budget’, well not to me at least.

    #93782 Reply

    Winston

    it’s too easy ( and I’m guilty of it myself ) to dismiss other cars and their rrp

    when I was working I was never able to walk into a dealership and walk out with keys to a brand new motor, and I don’t think many of friends do that either tbh

    my first Motability car was my first brand new car, I’m on my 3rd now and all 3 have been well over 35k

    again I don’t have too many friends or relatives that have brand new cars of this value

    I don’t really have much going on in my life so I really do appreciate the car and the scheme, it’s easy to take it and the value of cars for granted when we all have our 2 pence worth on what’s better , what looks nicer, what’s best value and I wish I could use this ( I do that a lot )

    so sometimes I just think back to when I had to finish working , sold everything I had to survive and ended up driving a friends old Corsa Life which couldn’t pull you out of bed in the morning lol, but I’d need pulled to get out of it ?

    It took about 50 weeks from my application form  to actually getting assessed for pip due to the massive backlogs at the time and when I got the decision letter I was over the moon

    if they said we only provide brand new Nissan Qashqai’s I would have bit their hand off

    it’s only natural to want more and nice things but sometimes we need to take a moment to reflect and put things into perspective

    life isn’t easy, and we seem to have it a good bit harder than most

    but despite its flaws and frustrations I say Thank God for Motability

    #93801 Reply

    Macca
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    Very well said Whinston.

    In our case my wife has had health problems since birth which manifested into serious issues at a young age such that she has been a scheme customer for over 25 years now.

    We have always been hugely grateful for the help the scheme provides.

    I did get quite frustrsted at one point when a colleague at work, a particularly materialistic person, declared how ‘lucky’ we were to be able to just go and get a new car. Suffice to say my wife was less than impressed when I told her how ‘lucky’ she was to have experienced chronic pain and mobility problems for the majority of her life.

    Ultimately, we’d love to be in a position where eligibility for the scheme wasn’t an option. And if we could bring two decent salaries into the house then life would be very different for sure. But realistically we are not and never will be.

    In the circumstances we are in the help provided through the scheme gives us a lot of freedom and assurance and we wouldn’t choose to be without it.

     

     

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    Brighton Steve
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    it’s too easy ( and I’m guilty of it myself ) to dismiss other cars and their rrp when I was working I was never able to walk into a dealership and walk out with keys to a brand new motor, and I don’t think many of friends do that either tbh my first Motability car was my first brand new car, I’m on my 3rd now and all 3 have been well over 35k again I don’t have too many friends or relatives that have brand new cars of this value I don’t really have much going on in my life so I really do appreciate the car and the scheme, it’s easy to take it and the value of cars for granted when we all have our 2 pence worth on what’s better , what looks nicer, what’s best value and I wish I could use this ( I do that a lot ) so sometimes I just think back to when I had to finish working , sold everything I had to survive and ended up driving a friends old Corsa Life which couldn’t pull you out of bed in the morning lol, but I’d need pulled to get out of it ? It took about 50 weeks from my application form to actually getting assessed for pip due to the massive backlogs at the time and when I got the decision letter I was over the moon if they said we only provide brand new Nissan Qashqai’s I would have bit their hand off it’s only natural to want more and nice things but sometimes we need to take a moment to reflect and put things into perspective life isn’t easy, and we seem to have it a good bit harder than most but despite its flaws and frustrations I say Thank God for Motability

    well said Winston, it really is true that we sometimes do take things for granted after a while. I too had never been in the position to buy a new car before my disability forced me out of work. The scheme means a lot to most of us as it enables us freedom and peace of mind.

    69 reg Ford Kuga ST-Line 1.5 Ecoboost in Chrome Blue.

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    Andy
    Participant

    Big thumbs up for that post Winston.We’ve been on the scheme since 1997, our first motability car was a Ford Escort estate, and we were over the moon, before that we had always had sub £1000 bangers. We had a look at a C class 3 year ago, wasn’t impressed, but then I’ve never been a ‘badge snob’
    As for ‘premium’ they don’t do well in the reliability league tables either.

    #93868 Reply

    Macca
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    Scheme customers don’t get free cars Kev

    #93870 Reply

    Menorca Mike
    Participant

    Kev what disability do you have ?

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #93874 Reply

    mitch
    Participant

    kev, are you here on a wind up?

    i reckon pretty much everyone on here would give up their “free car” to be fit well and pain free.

    there are plenty of large cars on the scheme even for badge snobs.

    #93877 Reply

    Andy
    Participant

    kev, are you here on a wind up?

    I suspect so.

    #93878 Reply

    Macca
    Participant

    By the same token Kev  I take it folks that claim JSA or Income Support get free food, drink, gas and electricity?

     

    #93883 Reply

    Andy
    Participant

    So surely you should be incredibly grateful that the scheme exists and not be complaining that you can’t get a ridiculously powered car on it.

    #93884 Reply

    Macca
    Participant

    We’re in the UK, so ultimately not affected by what does or does not happen in other countries.

    This country’s government does not give anyone a free car for having a bad back. Fact.

    There is a benefit system, of which ill health benefits form a part, and within which an individual either does or does not qualify for the benefit based upon their specefic situation. Fact

    If the person qualifies for benefit then it is put into payment and that is the extent of the government’s involvement.

    What the claimant chooses to spend their benefit payment on is their decision, fact.

    #93893 Reply

    POPS
    Moderator

    kev, I suggest you read the Forum rules about posting respectfully. This is not the place for angry rants, and repeated confrontational posts.

    Either tone down your comments or look for another site that accepts the kind of vitriolic comments that you’ve recently posted.

     

    #93901 Reply

    mitch
    Participant

    thats rich you call us having an entitled attitude and yet come on here ranting that you cant have a high bhp car that you are entitled to. pot kettle black methinks.

    #93902 Reply

    Wigwam
    Participant

    Don’t feed the trolls!

    #93905 Reply

    Oscarmax
    Participant

    Pops. I shouldn’t have put “ass” I agree. My condition kicks in when I get frustrated. Swapping your car to be pain free riled me tbh. It’s not a option. My point was that most people who are in pain/disabled in the western world, don’t get a shiny new car or any real financial support. And that the frustration of for example a working single mum , driving a banger that costs her a fortune is understandable regarding motability. This is a great forum and its helpful. But some come across as having a very entitled attitude.

    Do you not think there are others in pain besides yourself, and now you chose to insult all these disabled members, you have made it quite clear you sheer resentment and look down on disabled people, especially those less fortunate than you, I am one of the fortunate ones I had a good job, I have some savings and I own my own bungalow, but before my accident never in my wildest dream felt the need to look down or judge others. Now due to my disability I am exposed to people like yourself.

     


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #93906 Reply

    Wigwam
    Participant

    I find 99.9% of statistics are made up, Kev.

    #93909 Reply

    Wigwam
    Participant

    I clearly don’t live in your world, kev,  I’m happy to say. No-one gets a free car as you well know. And I apologize to all for doing what I warned not to do, by feeding the troll!

     

    #93914 Reply

    Wigwam
    Participant

    I thought you said you would leave it at that…

    #93919 Reply

    Winston

    Or even better… just leave ✋?

    #93925 Reply

    Winston

    Away back to piston heads Troll

    #93927 Reply

    Andy
    Participant

    Moderators?
    I highly suspect kev here is a typical DM reader just here to stir things and attack people for being disabled and getting a ”free car”

    #93931 Reply

    fwippers
    Participant

    Kev, it appears you have issues which may be better served elsewhere.

    #93936 Reply

    Menorca Mike
    Participant

    Where are the moderators ???

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

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