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  • in reply to: Game: Can you list all your motability cars and years #139521
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    I added my Motability history to my post sign-off a while ago.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: So I left the scheme, thanks for the worry free motoring #138667
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    Unlikely. As a BMW they’ll be an optional extra as part of an expensive pack.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: NINE MONTH PIP EXTENSION LETTERS FLOOD OUT #137960
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    They extended mine to April 2022. That’s when my current lease runs out.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Ford Kuga ST Line X Edition #136046
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    Honey Monster… thanks. I thought it looked like it swooped down at the back. *sigh*

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Ford Kuga ST Line X Edition #135963
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    Can I ask you a great big favour Honey Monster? I understand if it isn’t possible.

    RIDC still haven’t revied the new shape Kuga. Could you possibly measure the height of the tailgate opening please? We need 82cm for the hoist and our current Kuga – old shape – barely has that. I need to start car shopping in a few months.

    Cheers.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: How many miles since covid struck. #135951
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    I don’t know exactly. What I do know is that I last filled the tank just before Lockdown I at the end of March. I still have just over a 1/4 of a tank left.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: PIP reassessment postponed. #130875
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    Thanks for that info, Graham – it does help.

    I’ll give Motability a call at the time if there looks to be a problem.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Ford kuga recall #127063
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    The new Kuga is apparently a little wider, but lower than the old. The downswept arse end suggests the vertical tailgate opening dimension is reduced, and our hist only just fits in the old Kuga. Rules out the new, but were looking for a change anyway.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Ford kuga recall #127025
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    Is this the new shape Kuga, or the old?

    We have a 2019 Vignale.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Dear oh dear oh dear #127000
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    Sorry to read this. 🙁

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #126974
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    Wishing you and Herself well. Fingers crossed for you both.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: council/social housing gobsmacked allocated in a month #126895
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    Two things:

    Congratulations! Very well done. It took us almost a year to be offered a bungalow with a wet room – my wife is a wheelchair user and I am also disabled.

     

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by wmcforum. Reason: removed all reference to a certain phrase on this and original post

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

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    The reason I think it’s so wrong is that, at least here in Kent, we have to pay £250 to have the parking bay marked!

    So why the f*** is it allowed for any Blue Badge owner to use it. IMO, if you’ve paid for it, it should be like a permit.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: HOW MANY OF YOU GOT A FULL TANK OF FUEL COLLECTING CAR #116680
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    We’re on our third Motability car and have never had more than approx £10 worth of fuel in it on delivery.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

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    We had no choice.

    Our disabilities mean we need things like power tailgate, parking camera, all-round parking sensors, power seats etc. That, like it or not, means a hefty AP – it’s gone up signifiantly with each car. See reply footer.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Forum Members cars #112330
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    All the married people on board.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Electric seats #103121
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    Abercol

    The automatic seat back when you turn the engine off only takes the seat part of the way back, not to the maximum. I use one of the three memory settings as all the way back and down, as that is more comfortable for me getting in and out.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Electric seats #103112
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    On our Kuga they do seat back, height, and move it forwards and backwards too. Also has memory presets, which means I can push a button on the door to make the seat go all the way back, Makes it possible for me to get in and out of the car without pain.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: ford kuga #101762
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    The rep at the dealer we got our Kuga Vignale fron in the Spring, said they’ve been told it’s definitely coming on. The Kuga has been a good seller on Motability apparently.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Order this quarter? #91948
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    Richard’s right. I misread the first post as 31st December. My bad.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Order this quarter? #91856
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    Good luck. I signed an order on 14th December last year, with a written agreement that I would pay the lower amount if the AP went down on Jan 1.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Order this quarter? #91850
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    You could sign on 31st Dec on the condition that, if the AP drops the next day, you pay the lower figure. Dealers seem to allow that from what I’ve seen.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Order this quarter? #91847
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    Yep, 31st December should be your earliest ordering date.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Full Review of Ford Kuga Vignale 1.5T 176PS auto #88730
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    Good point Markymate. The start/stop will start again if you’ve been stopped for very long with things like the a/c running, heated screens on etc. As you say, to preserve the battery.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    in reply to: Full Review of Ford Kuga Vignale 1.5T 176PS auto #88718
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    I’m a bit confused about the stop/start issues some are reporting, as I’m finding it works well, whether the a/c is on or off.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

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