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  • in reply to: Tiguan DENT help #124227
    Andy
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    Could i contact motability and ask them if i could repair it myself via a garage? There is a door from same model on ebay from a breaking tiguan which would fit

    It’s their car, they will want it done properly under their insurance.

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #123736
    Andy
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    Congrats. Loving ours, quite a change from the Alhambra.

    Andy
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    Depends how much they are, some dealers want a deposit on extras as a sign of commitment as some Mota customers have been known to order a car with lots of extras and then cancel last minute. So long as you get it in writing that it is a returnable deposit and no towards the AP it’s up to you if you want to pay for them up front. I added a £200 option pack to my last order and left the £200 deposit with a receipt showing what it was for and it was refundable.

    Pretty much this. We paid a refundable deposit of £285, which was the price of the options on our new car.

    Andy
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    As above, don’t pay or input your pin until you have personally checked the car out to make sure it is exactly what you ordered and not damaged in any way.

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #123365
    Andy
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    My Allspace was ordered in December, picked it up last Friday…

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #123286
    Andy
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    Too early to tell really, getting used to the adaptive cruise after only having normal cruise on the Alhambra, and trying to find my old favourite DAB radio channels is proving a challenge lol
    Even though we went for standard halogen lights they seem much brighter than the old car.

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #123212
    Andy
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    Picked ours up, beautiful car to drive (and to look at IMO) bit less power than our Alhambra but the handling is much better.

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #123143
    Andy
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    No not this time, we haven’t done that for a few years now, not too fussed really.

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #123140
    Andy
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    Not much I think Matt, the heated seats, heated washer nozzles and mirrors. Was a bit of a bargain for £285, and after having heated seats in the last two cars, I think we would struggle without them.

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #123137
    Andy
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    Dealer sent me a video of the car. Pick up 10am tomorrow, Match 150 Allspace diesel 4 motion in blue silk metallic. Only extra we wanted was the winter pack for the heated seats.

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    in reply to: How Powerful is Your Car In Relation to The BHP Cap? #123082
    Andy
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    The only motability car I’ve ever been concerned about power wise was our first, in 1997. A Ford Escort estate 1.6 with about 88bhp! We had just come from a Volvo turbo though.
    The vast amount of my driving these days is on 50 mph roads, with quite a bit of traffic, so big amounts of power aren’t really needed or even usable.

    in reply to: How Powerful is Your Car In Relation to The BHP Cap? #123028
    Andy
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    Currently a 184 Alhambra, and yes it has a surprising turn of speed for such a big car. Next car on Friday will be a 148 Allspace.
    Wonder if I’ll miss that 36 bhp…

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #122822
    Andy
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    Our 2018 plate 2.0 diesel Tiggy SEL Auto is due for change next April so should be ordering a replacement in Jan. The New facelift models will be out by then so hopefully the AP’s don’t go up too much. We had to pay around £1800 IIRC last time. Been really happy with our current car, no problems with it and is very comfortable and a real pleasure to drive. Shame though that it has only done about 11k miles in 2-1/2 years mainly due to Covid of late, as probably only done less than 1k in the last 7 months.

    Could you talk to Motability about extending the lease?  We’ve got around 25k miles on our current Alhambra, probably about 7k less than we would usually have due to the lockdown. Think we paid around £1500 AP for our Match Allspace awd, and it’s over 3k now!
    Our plan is this will probably be our last large car, and hopefully in 3-4 years EV will be more of an option for us.

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #122731
    Andy
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    Got a call from the dealer, pick up booked for next Friday!

    in reply to: tiggy almost here #122397
    Andy
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    My Allspace arrived in the country on Friday, and hopefully at the dealers in the next week or so. It’s been a long 8 months since ordering!

    in reply to: PIP & MOTABILITY being REPLACED in SCOTLAND 2021 #121184
    Andy
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    Getting ready for independance, so they will need this stuff in place. and the best of luck to them.
    I love Scotland, maybe one day I will live up there rather than just visiting regularly.

    in reply to: VW ID3 – Autogefuhl with Thomas #120356
    Andy
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    I love his reviews, and the ID3 is definitely something we’ll be looking at in 3-5 years if it’s on the scheme.

    in reply to: Towing a Caravan with a Motability car #119846
    Andy
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    Hi I’m due for a mobility car change this year and i need one too tow a caravan preferably 1500kg + but all I’m being offered with automatic is lots of 1lt rubbish or 1.5ltr or hybrids which I’ve no idea about the towing with them at all any help at all would be appreciated

    You’ll need to look at bigger cars such as the 2L Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, Seat Terraco etc preferably in diesel form.

    in reply to: Still to early for EV especially for disabled. #119843
    Andy
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    I am in the same boat Andy, I would love a full EV, but like you I tow a 1500 kg caravan, at this moment in time we have compromised and tow with a Mitsubishi Outland PHEV.

    I too would love an ev, but this time round have gone for a diesel Tiguan Allspace (if it ever turns up) hopefully in 3-5 years there’ll be more choice.
    I have just googled for an ev that can tow a caravan, and there only  one suitable, the Tesla model x suv, and as I don’t see motability letting that on any time soon, unless they raise the cap to £82000 looks like I’ll have to wait a while longer.

    in reply to: Shielders – How are you? #119838
    Andy
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    We’ve been shielding since March, my wife hasn’t left the house, except for blood tests, apart from that I’ve only been out for a couple of visits to the local vet with an ill dog.
    I have seen very little mask use on my travels, or social distancing, and most people seem to be carrying on as usual.In fact my social media is full of people in pubs and enjoying holidays.
    They seem to have forgotten about the virus, and us, so we will continue to be extremely careful until a vaccine turns up.

    in reply to: Still to early for EV especially for disabled. #119837
    Andy
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    It will be a while before an EV is suitable for me. Interesting thaat whenever someone posts saying that sort of thing the ev evangalists jump to the defense and point out how ridiculous we are for thinking that.
    Of course, I could be out of the loop here, so if an ev afficionado could kindly point me to a suitable ev currently on the scheme with a 200-300 mile range that will tow my 1500kg caravan that would be great ta.

    in reply to: Seat Alhambara #119631
    Andy
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    I’ve just lived with it over the last 3 years. Certainly a strange ommision on such a well specced car (the Lux model)

    in reply to: Electric Car Owners #119605
    Andy
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    Damn I hope they sort that out over the next few years, I want an EV in the next 3-5 years  but that sounds like a complete mess.

    in reply to: Volvo XC40 no longer available in diesel? #119469
    Andy
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    I’m resigned to the diesel Tiguan we have on order being the last diesel we have.

    in reply to: Finally allspace #119158
    Andy
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    Didn’t get the 500 off, couldn’t travel at the time. Happy enough with the price for what we’re getting, probably be our last big car.
    Maybe a little run around next time for zero ap lol

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