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BMW Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
BMW X1 2.0 sDrive20i xLine 5dr £1999AP
We could order our new motability car from the 21st November 18, we eventually ordered a bit later 22nd December 18, The car was ready before our due date of 22nd February 19.
We were concerned about build times for cars. The BMW dealer showed us the build slots when we ordered, so we were expecting the car around the week of 22nd Feb 19, the dealer later found us a earlier build slot.
Everything went to plan/time scale, we had no issues, car was all good, received a free X1 key ring and travel mug.
I will upload pictures and a review shortly
DJJanuary 26, 2019 at 7:39 pm in reply to: What's your experiences, and shortlists too. Really interested to see…. #69505
Hi, nice work dmc, great info!
I test drove the X1, CX-5, XC40, Tiguan R-line, Outlander Phev!
We eventually decided on the X1 with a few addons.
I love Volvos (we have a XC60 now) the XC40 was a nice drive, but AP was silly for entry level spec.
CX-5 was great to drive, very comfortable and great kit on it for the 2018 Q4 AP price
Tiguan was a nice car, roomy and stylish, but VW and their waiting times!
Outlander was good large boot and spacious, but didn’t have the option to charge at home
I will also say this…..I know not all disabled people are skint (like me lol) but i very much doubt, not working and claiming disability benefits, that I would ever be able to buy a brand new car. So in my decision making I like the idea of a car brand that i haven’t had before. BUT obviously a car to suit my disability that comes before the brand.
Good luck with your decision.
@brydo, i assume the price will keep coming down, at least you will know the history of the car and it will have full service history! The only down side i see if you bought it……the price of everything….tyres, servicing and repairs.
@brydo Thanks, I phoned motability up regarding buying the vehicle £19,050 for xc60 d5 with 30k miles, its a lovely car, i feel i can’t justify 2 cars 🙁
Last time our Volvo Xc60 D5 was £3000 standard
New one to pick up in Feb X1 Xline £3200 with folding mirrors, heated steering wheel and Different wheels
More money than sense i know…..
We had a Citroen Grand Picasso 1.6 vtr+ years ago and that seems terrible setting off from a standing start, very sluggish, ok once upto speed, but never again
@pops Whats your issue with the CVT box? why is it so bad compared to other gear boxes
DJJanuary 2, 2019 at 6:14 pm in reply to: Revised 2019 Mazda CX-5 gains new GT Sport Nav+ trim #68310
I’ll be honest, that was our only down fall, the car we drove was a M sport version, but it was the exact same engine as the xline. The seats were obviously the sport ones, too huggy for a above average sized man like myself!! I was shown the same seats i would be getting in my X1 xline, BUT they were fabric and we have leather in ours, so i didnt see the exact seats that we are expecting.
Its a shame, they are a nice big car.
Thats the one i test drove, I did like it, but I don’t have the means to charge it 🙁
My partner was very happy with the interior, the seats in the sport version were not very comfortable, but in the xline they are much better, I also liked the automatic opening and closing of the boot. Theres a nice space under the boot (where the spare tyre might have been) ideal for shopping bags ad plenty of space for the wheelchair.
We went today to BMW, put our deposit down and signed up with paper work. The delivery date was our main point to make, the person dealing with us showed us the build slot for our car and it is due for 23rd February 2019 so i was happy with that, however let see……
LOL Brown is my partners favorite color, we currently have a Brown XC60 Volvo (twilight Bronze)
My car is the Volvo XC60 on 27000 miles/2 years 9 months, 3 months left on lease
In the last 4 months i have spoke to 2 people from Motability Customer services, The first was happy to extend knowing my mileage 27k and the car’s AP £3000, the second said the cars mileage was ok and not too high and i said i couldn’t find anything suitable.
Hope that helps
any info on the CX-5 auto for Q1?
I have spoke to Motability 2 days ago, the customer service person was very helpful, took time to talk to me and I was discussing the option of extending the lease on my current vehicle, she mentioned 1 year or 2 years to me, i told her we were struggling to find something that fitted out needs and said the car we had was perfect, she said we could take an extention and if we found anything suitable within our new lease (1/2 years) we could go for that.
@AlanA, The Mitsubishi sales person said 38-42 mpg but i always take it a bit lower! I gave up on the VW’s because of the lead times. I wasn’t greatly impressed with the Kodiaq, it was on my short list, but when i went to visit it was awkward, i was shown the sport version which looked great and then was shown what we could have and gave up on that. I’m still thinking Mazda CX-5, BMW X1 or Outlander PHEW or 4
The Honda CR-V above, is that the hybrid version or not?
@Alan A, What relistic MPG do you get from the Petrol 4 Outlander? I still think about getting the PHEV, hopefully the councils/government might introduce more electric options before the car goes back in 3 years lol
I spoke to Mini in Huddersfield West Yorkshire (i had a few days out looking at some of the Electric cars on the scheme) about the Mini PHEV and they basically said they didn’t know where they stood regarding the grant being stopped. They said they would let me know when they knew anything new (Aug 18) eventually i got a reply about a month later saying they still didn’t have an up to date price on the Mini PHEV.
My opinion is, Motability stated (i phoned them) if it was on the scheme you could order it. We all know how easy it is to order, but when or if we get the car is another story. Where as talking to Mini seemed like they didn’t want to let you order it. Who would pay the AP? Grant? I think certain cars will be off the scheme, but maybe new cars and new AP’s will be on in January
I inquired about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (which I’m test driving on Monday) this was my reply in “”
“Good Morning *****
Thank you for your enquiry in regards to the Mitsubishi PHEV.
I am pleased to say that the PHEV is available on the Motability scheme, however we have been informed that it will be coming off scheme next quarter.
This means that the order needs to be in place by the end of the year. As long as the order is on the system this quarter, you can take delivery next quarter. The only stumbling block on this would be the date your current car is due to go back. With Motability, you can only order 3 months ahead. That means if your car is due to go back before the end of March, you will be fine, however, if due to go back after March, you will not be able to order the PHEV until the new year, and by then it will have come off the system.”
They stated a shipment was due 19th February
When our car was off the road, Motability tried their hardest to NOT give us a hire car, when we eventually got one (Peugeot 1008) it was no use to us, we then got a 3008 it had scratches everwhere, which i pointed out at the time to which the Eur**car delivery driver. The car went to nationwide in Leeds for repair, 2 weeks later they delivered it back to us. It all looked ok, but the water coolant was leaking after a couple of day driving, it went in for a service at a Volvo dealer in Bradford (i mentioned the leak to the service department on the phone) The car came back after the service and all was well, leak had stopped. I later received a letter from Motability saying the hire care company had billed them for damaged to the hire car! LIARS!!!