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  • in reply to: Requesting an early lease cancellation #143627
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    I’m sure I read on here that you still get a proportion of the good condition bonus,ie 18 months left on lease = £300 payment after car has been returned.

    I vaguely remember reading that too now you mention it Mike, my own experience was 3 years ago so could well have changed from then.

    I can confirm in my recent experience that a pro rata GCB will also be paid on top of the pro rata AP,

    in reply to: New Hyundai Tucson #141127
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    It’s all fur coat and no knickers.

    in reply to: Car search diary during lockdown #140978
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    in reply to: Car search diary during lockdown #140971
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    Well, as mentioned on another thread I picked up the Kuga ST Line X 1.5 Ecoboost 150ps manual in solar silver earlier today.

    First impressions are very positive. Love the colour, really stands out. Seems strange with the elevated driving position as I’ve always driven saloons or hatchbacks but certainly allows for more awareness of surroundings. The 1.5 Ecoboost seems plenty enough to haul it around and the gear shift feels positive. The interior feels spacious and is just a roomier version of what I’m used to in the Focus. The back seats have loads of room and it will be a lot easier to transport my two grandchildren in their car seats. Really love the hands free tailgate and reverse camera. Will report more when I’ve knocked up a few miles.

    THE HANDOVER

    Turned out to be even worse than I imagined. The Motability advisor that I had been dealing with was off sick so things were left to her colleague who was more involved with retail than Motability and gave off an air of indifference. I had a good examination of the car’s bodywork while I initially waited outside for her to appear. There was a very small crack in one of the fog light surrounds which I got her to photograph and record for repair.

    The keys were handed to me and I was asked to get inside the car before completing the deal with the pin entry and AP payment. No discussion at all about the workings of the car was allowed which didn’t matter to me as most of them are the same as my Focus. However, I could imagine some people being flummoxed if just being left to figure it out for themselves. As soon as payment went through it was thank you and goodbye.

    Obviously then nothing like what a normal handover would be and was made worse by the fact that when I got home I realised that I hadn’t even received a handover pack or fancy little Ford keyrings and then noticed there was no owner’s manual to be found.

    I’ll catch up with the normal advisor when she returns to work and get these things sorted out.

    in reply to: No choice but to wait for Q2 #140966
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    Thanks Richardw. I’ll update my original thread shortly with photos and handover experience.

    in reply to: No choice but to wait for Q2 #140945
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    Thanks @Glos Guy

    1.5 Ecoboost 150ps – will be just grand for my low mileage use.

    in reply to: No choice but to wait for Q2 #140940
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    Off out in an hour’s time to collect my Kuga ST Line X. Dealer rang @ 9am to confirm car ready. Sounds like I will be handed the keys on the end of a long stick poking out the front door amid muffled cries of “now clear off”. Should be interesting if nothing else.

    in reply to: Volkswagen Tiguan range gains two more petrol powertrains #140479
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    Glos Guy’s head will explode at this news 🙂

    in reply to: Ford Kuga ST Line X Edition #140434
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    It was yes. there are some good pictures up of that colour in different lights. Showing how it changes as you say almost looks grey in certain conditions. Just a nice run out in mine today, to hospital and back 140 mile round trip. Still only 600 odd miles on clock so its getting there. Managed to clean it and get all road salt of as it looked half grey 🙂

    Lovely jubbly.

    in reply to: Ford Kuga ST Line X Edition #140428
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    Which colour have you gone for ?

    Solar silver…had a lovely sort of matt grey look one minute then silver shine the next. Was your fave choice after the red wasn’t it?

    in reply to: Ford Kuga ST Line X Edition #140426
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    Hello comfortablynumb . I have the adaptable headlamps on mine so not sure what is on the standard fit ones re indicators. There have been a lot of changes to spec, I am led to believe on the mk3 kuga facebook page, that titanium edition spec upwards now has reverse camera as standard. But as spec seems to change every few months hard to keep track. The tailgate on mine does open, shut from keyfob, button on tailgate and inside tailgate, waving foot and dashboard button near light controls.

    Thanks @HoneyMonster

    Just checked out that Facebook page and seems it will be a mine of information.

    in reply to: New Hyundai Tucson #140407
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    One thing for sure is that my little town here in Bangor, Co Down will be flooded with these cars as we have a main Hyundai dealer in the town centre and all his stuff sells like hot cakes, especially Tucsons.

    in reply to: Ford Kuga ST Line X Edition #140405
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    Hi @HoneyMonster

    Hope you are enjoying the Kuga.

    Just looking another bit of info if you don’t mind. I was given permission to go and view my ST Line X Kuga this morning at the dealer’s PDI facility before my handover next week. Unfortunately it was a very quick chaperoned viewing and no real hands on opportunity to examine all the features as no keys were supplied. My overall impression was very favourable but a few things have come into my head since and never got to ask.

    Are the front indicators on your Kuga the LED strip type and are these only available with the adaptable headlights? Do the normal LED lights only have the triangular indicator?

    Does your Kuga have the hands free tailgate? Does the tailgate also open from a switch inside the car as well as the fob and also a manual press of the actual tailgate button?

    The car I viewed today surprisingly has a rear camera but I couldn’t see that as a standard item on the ST Line X so I’m wondering if the car may be fitted with the driver assistance pack as that is the only option I can see that includes a rear camera. (didn’t notice any front camera but wasn’t specifically looking for it). I’m a bit wary of asking the dealer in case he is looking an extra £1000 if the assistance pack is fitted.

    Any thoughts/help would be much appreciated.

    in reply to: Rate the brands available on motability. #139870
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    Depends on the criteria, best car, best value, biggest range, most economic, sporty, badge appeal, etc etc etc. In terms of pure motability, range offered and affordability might be more important for the average user.

    Very much this.

    Ford with 8 models and 211 versions on the Motability scheme would appear to be well ahead of the others for range offered and affordability. Volvo has 1 model with 18 versions.

    The Fiesta, Focus, Puma and Kuga are all rated very highly in their respective categories by the motoring press. They just don’t have the badge.

    Obviously Ford don’t compare favourable to the big German manufacturers when you’re talking about the full range of vehicles offered outside of Motability and if money was no object.

    in reply to: Xc40 picked up today. #139801
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    So, eye watering AP’s, extremely poor mpg and uncomfortable seats. Is this not the model of SUV I read about that other manufacturers can only aspire to?

    in reply to: Manual Choke Do you know what it is & can you drive with it #139581
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    Oh the joy of a flooded engine.

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #139580
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    May be a minor point but I have to say that I too would previously have considered a heated steering wheel to be a luxury but now that I have it in my Focus, I wouldn’t order another car without it. I suffer from poor circulation in my arthritic hands in any cold weather and the heated steering wheel is an absolute godsend now for me. Anyway, as you were. 🙂

    in reply to: First payment #139220
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    In my case, I received my car on 11th Sep but still received the mobility payment of PIP on 21st Sep (which was the 1st payment of my award). The 1st payment for the car wasn’t taken until my next due payment date of 19th Oct. Maybe 10 days between 11th-21st Sep wasn’t enough time for administration between Motability and DWP.

    in reply to: Motability’s view on mods #139151
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    I thought this was gonna be about forum mods and was just about to get the popcorn ready.

    in reply to: New order questions #139051
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    I just used the same dealer as I had for my 1st car and it was the same person I dealt with as before, which was good, as she is very helpful.

    There was a mixture of phone calls and emails. I asked her to check what stock of Kugas they had and within a couple of days I had signed up for an ST Line X in Solar Silver, which was sitting at Liverpool docks ready for shipping to N Ireland. Just had to email copies of my driver’s licence and PIP award. As you are a 1st time customer I’m not sure what the procedure is now during lockdown but will be explained on the Motability site.

    I made sure that all important conversations were by email to give me a written record to refer to should things go pear shaped.

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