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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.
He beings the forum down, it’s not as pleasant a place as it used to be unfortunately.January 17, 2020 at 6:36 pm in reply to: UK’s favourite car colours: Grey retains 2019 top spot #103402
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!
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.
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.
I wonder what happened in 2016 to cause such a downturn…
If one has done it, others will follow.January 3, 2020 at 1:23 pm in reply to: Chinese brand DFSK to sell budget seven-seat SUV in UK #102154
Get used to it, engines are going to get smaller as the march towards electric gathers pace.January 3, 2020 at 10:28 am in reply to: Now metallic paint is extra on XC40 Tiguans looks favourite! #102127
I currently have a 190 Alhambra, but have ordered a 150 Tiguan, during the test drive I couldn’t tell much, if any difference.January 2, 2020 at 10:43 pm in reply to: Now metallic paint is extra on XC40 Tiguans looks favourite! #102099
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!
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.
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.
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.
Nobody should be drinking and driving, there is no ‘safe amount’ IMO.
VW Allspace dsg 150 4 motion now £2099, that’s quite a jump. Vry happy I ordered end of December!December 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm in reply to: DWP silence after PIP success rate plunges by a fifth in just a year #101548
Well I didn’t vote for them. In other news I just heard a rumour that Ian Duncan Smith has got a knighthood.
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…December 20, 2019 at 9:59 pm in reply to: Speeding fines: top tips on UK speeding tickets and how to appeal them #100762
Or, obey the speed limits, no matter how ludicous they seem on occasion, and avoid all of the above!
What’s the rush…
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.
If ever a car was made for a diesel engine, it’s the Terraco / Tiguan range.
We’ve just ordered an Allspace this morning with the 150 ps diesel engine, no way I would go petrol with a car that size.
That MPG figure is horrendous :/
We’re due to order in the last days of December, not a great situation but I suspect AP’s will go up, especially as we are looking at the Tiguan Allspace which is currently a bit of a bargain. I could easily see that going up a couple of hundred pounds, or even disappearing from the scheme due to the ridiculous waiting times to delivery.
Have they replaced or resealed the front windscreen in a bid to fix the leak ?
Nope. I told them I think it’s the windscreen, they are convinced it’s the roof rail.They’re not listening to me, they know best.December 6, 2019 at 6:53 pm in reply to: The lies, falshoods and misrepresentations of Boris Johnson and his Government. #98978
Disabled people going to vote for these people eh! The Tories despise the disabled.