Andy

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  • in reply to: Coronavirus #111647

    Andy
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    Both me and my wife are on the shielding list so haven’t been out of the house for weeks, and think it will be some months yet. The salesman at our VW dealership keeps sending updates about the Allspace we ordered in December but it all seems a bit pointless now.
    Highly doubt we will risk picking it up in June/July even if the deaership is open…

    in reply to: End of EV £3500 Grant #107113

    Andy
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    How is the government going to make back the tax revenue it currently gets from fuel…

    in reply to: Ssangyong korandoq #107111

    Andy
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    I wouldn’t even consider it with those AP’s.


    Andy
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    Motability is going to have to totally rethink its price and bhp caps as EV’s become mainstream.
    The current system will be unworkable.

    in reply to: Which extras did you put on your Tiguan? #105705

    Andy
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    Allspace but, heated seats, can’t do without them now.

    in reply to: Refuelling habits… #103559

    Andy
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    Depends what I’m planning to do whether I fill the tank or not, I usually run the Alhambra around half full unless ‘m planning on a long journey then it’s filled to the brim. I never run in the red.
    When it goes back I’m hoping it will be running on fumes.

    in reply to: How do the figures add up? #103550

    Andy
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    He beings the forum down, it’s not as pleasant a place as it used to be unfortunately.

    in reply to: UK’s favourite car colours: Grey retains 2019 top spot #103402

    Andy
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    Look around any car park, the majority of cars are very dull and boring. We have a grey Alhambra now, one of millions of other grey cars.
    Next car is a boring blue Allspace, because the only bright colour is a hideous orange that cost quite a bit extra!
    My wifes favourite car on the scheme was a ‘bora bora’ green Picasso, at least she could find it in a carpark!

    in reply to: How do the figures add up? #103290

    Andy
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    It’s just Elliot, he doesn’t have a car on the scheme, I doubt there will ever be a car good enough for him on the scheme, and seems to hate the scheme anyway so I would question his motives when they post.

    in reply to: Q1 Pricing Information & News #102609

    Andy
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    I realise that public relations departments are given some leeway when quoting figures but claiming a total of “over 2,000” vehicles is a bit naughty when Motability’s homepage total has below that since the new prices were announced. No doubt Motability will claim that WAVs are included in the total too. As a 25+ year Motability veteran, this quarter really does seem poor. APs are rising and trim levels are falling. I try to go for something with a little comfort but nearly £4000 as an AP when it was capped at half that just a few years back is a getting a bit much. I’m due to change in Q3 this year and haven’t got a clue what I’ll be going for. I prefer larger capacity diesels as I pull a 1300kg caravan for several thousand miles a year. There is just one hybrid on the scheme that can do that (Kia Niro Self-charging). The missus likes things like heated seats and multi-zone A/C. I like things like adaptive cruise control, especially when touring. My AP budget will be around £1500 as I’ll have to find around £500 for a tow bar. Based scheme since 1997on the current price list and recent history, I’ll be struggling to find anything come the summer. The greatest irony has to be that it was Motability that suggested getting a car with towing ability for the two scooters that we use on days out. We tried for a larger WAV but were given a flat, “No.” Despite both myself and my wife qualifying for a vehicle each.

    We’ve just ordered a 150 diesel 4 motion Tiguan Allspace as we tow too, something like that is probably your best bet. Unfortunately the AP has gone up £800 ish this quarter, we paid £1449 (+£285 for heated seats) just 2 weeks ago.
    We’ve been on the scheme since 1997, but that might be coming to an end if it keeps going the way it is. Absolutely no way will I pay £4000 AP for a car I’ll give back 3 years later.

    in reply to: New car registrations lowest since 2013. #102541

    Andy
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    Exactly Georgie…

     

    in reply to: New car registrations lowest since 2013. #102513

    Andy
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    I wonder what happened in 2016 to cause such a downturn…

    in reply to: XC40 T4 2.0 Auto – real world mpg? #102280

    Andy
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    If one has done it, others will follow.

    in reply to: Chinese brand DFSK to sell budget seven-seat SUV in UK #102154

    Andy
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    Get used to it, engines are going to get smaller as the march towards electric gathers pace.


    Andy
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    I currently have a 190 Alhambra, but have ordered a 150 Tiguan, during the test drive I couldn’t tell much, if any difference.


    Andy
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    No idea on the normal Tiguan, I do know that the Allspace I ordered a couple of weeks ago has gone up 6 hundred quid this quarter!

    in reply to: Alternative private leasing / financing deals #102072

    Andy
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    Winston don’t let yourself be driven away from the forum by someone who isn’t even on the scheme and seems to despise it.

    in reply to: Alternative private leasing / financing deals #102062

    Andy
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    Without the scheme a lot of us would be driving unreliable old bangers and wondering if the car would even make it to the next hospital appointment.
    We’ve been on the scheme for over 20 years, nothing comes close.

    in reply to: List your stand out Q1 deals here. #101945

    Andy
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    If the AP’s continue to climb over the next 3 years then this next car I have ordered will be the last I get on Motability as it will be just too expensive to do in future and I will look towards 3ish year old used cars to buy outright or nearly new on a private lease with a mileage add-on and a warranty.

    I think the Allspace we just ordered will be our last big car, and will have to seriously consider if the scheme is worth it for us in 3 years time. Three years of mobility payments plus a big AP is not that competitive for a small car IMO.

    in reply to: Drink drive limits #101944

    Andy
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    Nobody should be drinking and driving, there is no ‘safe amount’ IMO.

    in reply to: Q1 Pricing Information & News #101925

    Andy
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    VW Allspace dsg 150 4 motion now £2099, that’s quite a jump. Vry happy I ordered end of December!


    Andy
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    Well I didn’t vote for them. In other news I just heard a rumour that Ian Duncan Smith has got a knighthood.

    in reply to: XC40 T4 2.0 Auto – real world mpg? #100931

    Andy
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    We paid a £250 refundable deposit for our Tiguan which is fair enough as we specced heated seats at £285. When we ordered the Alhambra the dealer wanted £500 non refundable! They got told where to go…


    Andy
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    Or, obey the speed limits, no matter how ludicous they seem on occasion, and avoid all of the above!
    What’s the rush…

    in reply to: Ordered an Allspace #100295

    Andy
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    Hi Andy, just been posting on other threads on similar subjects. I too have a diesel dsg Alhambra, however because of low miles and a lot of around town driving, I only get 31 mpg and suffer clogging DPF. Have you suffered similar or do you do the miles? Regards, wonky

    Never had a problem with dpf, but we do a mix of town and motorway regularly, and about 10,000 miles a year.It is one of the questions the salesman asked.

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