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June 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm #79298
There About Us page is very unclear. They seem to be representing all the information – albeit in a prettier format – that is already available on the Motability website. They also seem to be ‘scraping’ road test reviews from other sites.
How are they making any money? This all looks very odd.
Hmm, they do link to “Enhanced special offers” – maybe they’re taking a cut from the dealer.
June 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm #79303
Having looked at the site I see they provide the Names of dealers who are offering AP cash back.
If motorclarity make money from introducing buyers to the dealer what stop the buyer reading the site information and going direct to the dealer.June 11, 2019 at 6:21 pm #79304
Searching on the Companies House website gives the follwing:
Digging about a bit further, a person with the exact same full name and month/year D.O.B. as the one and only director of Autoclarity, was a former director of Pentagon Motor Holdings Limited (Pentagon Motor Group).
June 11, 2019 at 6:21 pm #79305
- This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by BigDave.
handy for us all
good findJune 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm #79317
It’s slick and pretty – But if you search all cars and models it comes up with 1798 – Motability search has 2062. As an example only 2 BMW i3’s listed, Motability 7 listed.June 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm #79320
i was thinking listing the deals was handy, didnt try the searchJune 11, 2019 at 8:42 pm #79323
Somebody has put a lot of work into that, not a bad effort either. If they can keep it up to date it could prove to be a valuable resource.June 11, 2019 at 9:09 pm #79327
£400 saving on all BMWs……….June 12, 2019 at 12:28 am #79336
As a Forum we have been aware of this site and for now will allow this thread to continue as it may help an individual, however we can’t as a none profit Forum with our members and users in mind indorse corporate companies.
basically the site is only open to dealerships etc if they are willing to pay, we as a Forum are all for people with a common interest helping and giving real life experiences and answering genuine questions and concerns with no monetary value attached, it’s our posters that make this the site it is.
On a personal note as Me not a Moderator. I can sort of understand they see a gap in the market, but Motability have just this year advised and sent out memo’s to All its dealerships not to offer discounts etc, I wish them well but the format (which is inaccurate with regards to numbers of cars available and models, as I searched my vehichle and would love to order the vehichle they have available , yet doesn’t exist on Motability) Motability its self have confirmed they are looking into the web site and have no affiliation with it.
As a forum for now we will allow this thread to continue but all other links to it on other threads will be deleted, (our members and users are our priority not monetary gain from select 3rd parties)June 12, 2019 at 6:03 am #79343
Just to clarify my earlier posting above about Companies House and the fact the link relates to ‘Autoclarity’ and not ‘Motaclarity’:
If you scroll down to the bottom of the pages on the ‘Motaclarity’ website, you get the following statement:
”© Autoclarity Ltd. 43a Market Place, Bawtry, Doncaster. DN10 6JL. MotaClarity is the trading name of Autoclarity Ltd”
So, ‘Autoclarity Ltd’ trades as ‘Motaclarity’.
It is often the case that companies have a seperate trading name to their registered company name.
The reason for posting this is someone I know who uses this site, sent me an e-mail saying I had posted a Companies’ House link to the wrong company!
DaveJune 12, 2019 at 7:21 am #79345
Thanks for that JS.June 12, 2019 at 8:22 am #79346
JS the site that we are talking about is impressive and the car search page is IMO is better than Motabilitys it has got bhp model year so you dont have to check 60 Ford Focus ,s to get the bhp the pictures of the cars are better yes it is not accurate but it is only Motabilitys site that is as you know cars cannot be ordered with out Motabilitys refrence number as for cash back or money off i think every body will be intrested in it should hopfully get Motability to spend some money and take some tips on how to do a better car search website was upset when first saw it but dont worry im not redundant yetJune 12, 2019 at 8:30 am #79347
Fair comment JS, I can understand why WMC would be wary of endorsing a thus far unknown company but every dealer ever mentioned within this forum has a monetary interest and however Motaclarity are managing to make financial gain from their site it isn’t costing forum members anything. The fact that all known deals are collated on one place may actually increase dealer competition and possibly make it easier to persuade other dealers to match, more competition is (usually) better for the consumer.
I too have noticed a couple of errors in their pricing information along with the many scheme vehicles missing altogether.
BigDave, ultimately it doesn’t really matter who they are or where they came from as a company. We as end users cannot enter into any type of contract with them and are merely using them as an information resource. It was certainly an eye opener for me to see just how many deals were out there and just how geographically disadvantaged I am being in the north west as there a precious few dealers doing deals near me.June 12, 2019 at 8:34 am #79349
I can sort of understand they see a gap in the market, but Motability have just this year advised and sent out memo’s to All its dealerships not to offer discounts etc,
That nice of Moblity putting us first again?
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.June 12, 2019 at 8:59 am #79352
With the Aps at £ 3750 most of us will need as much discount as we can getJune 12, 2019 at 9:26 am #79355
I kept away from promoting dealer discounts and always turned down the opportunity to profit from these on http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk for the simple reason that I share Motability’s fixed pricing ideology. But it is increasingly becoming just that, an ideology, the dealerships are fighting for their lives, a report said that 50% will be forced out of business by 2025, so in order to keep the sales flowing the larger groups are able to steal sales from the smaller ones by offering discounts. It is difficult one, I would, like anyone, jump at the chance to save money on Advance Payments but I would prefer a level playing field.
I also assumed that Motability would be able to police the situation. Perhaps they still can.June 12, 2019 at 10:13 am #79364
Hi wmcforum read all your posts and respect your views and opinions but dont always agree with them are you saying that we should not benefit from the dealerships hard times when on countless times ive been treated like a piece crap or ignored in same dealerships there are good ones but they should all be good that is what motability should be policeing i love the scheme without it i would be stuck looking at four walls till my times up also what i have encountered is that there is no such thing as a level playing field more like avery large roller coaster full of ups and downs where at the end some one allways profits utopia has not arrived yet with the greatest of respect jamesgJune 12, 2019 at 10:34 am #79369
I was about to respond to a post from James at Motaclarity, but it’s gone.June 12, 2019 at 10:40 am #79371
I simply loathe going into a car dealership, it is one of the most uncomfortable experiences and I would be at the front of any queue when discounts are available.
I have always supported the fixed pricing as it appeared the fairest way, I would prefer that £300 or £600 was taken off the AP for everyone not only those able to order from that particular dealership, I know i’m a dreamer and it does not work out like this but it’s what I would prefer.
The point I was making, probably not very well, was that dealerships are going against Motability’s wishes and offering discounts due to the the pressure they are under.June 12, 2019 at 10:41 am #79372
I really wanted to ask him some questions.
June 12, 2019 at 11:01 am #79375
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I really wanted to ask him some questions.
43a Market Place
t: 01302 460330June 12, 2019 at 11:02 am #79376
Thanks, I got that.June 12, 2019 at 11:17 am #79379
The search on that site is a country mile ahead of Motability with its links to models and what is and is not in the car in the way of auto box and number of seats ect.
The trouble I’ve had in the past with the Motability search is when you click the “What Car Review” button at the bottom of the page more often than not it returns a blank page or a review of a car that’s 5 or 6 years out of date.
There are always mistakes in supplying this sort of information and lets face it, even the dealers and manufactures print misleading info in their brochures but with Motabilities finances I’m sure there search system could be improved on and this site shows what can be done even if it has got a few things wrong.June 12, 2019 at 11:23 am #79380
Motability are building a new search engine and website. The existing one is well over a decade old and as we all know has been creaking for a while. As you say @chrisk with their resources it really should be something special.June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm #79385
That is good news they need to be looking at what others are doing and improve on it as we all know money should be no problemJune 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm #79389
How can they be frowned upon for letting customers know about dealer specific offers but, this forum has basically the same opportunity in the discount thread?
I don’t want to imply that Motability customers are financially restricted but, when on a limited budget we all look to save wherever we can; I know I do.
Just my views; I do not mean any offence to anyone..