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- December 3, 2023 at 4:50 pm in reply to: BMW iX2 – Could this be on the Motability list in 2024? #250755
It will only come on if they produce a 20 model that retail customers aren’t interested in.
I won’t be surprised if it does come on the scheme as they aren’t going to sell many to private buyers at those prices.
As they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I don’t have a problem with Motability negotiating deals to facilitate clearance of outgoing models, as long as it’s clear and obvious that the model being offered is being imminently replaced. If the Advanced Payment is considerably lower than it otherwise would be it can be a good deal for Motability customers who want quality motoring and aren’t too bothered about all the latest bells and whistles.
Which is exactly what I’m saying. I’ve known a few people being palmed off with an outgoing model not knowing a replacement is imminent. Salesmen are incentivised for getting rid of unwanted stock.
Motability being used as a dumping ground for old models again.
I reckon a lot of people don’t know that the model is being replaced when they order these outgoing cars.
This extract from the Skoda website is interesting.
We are making some changes to give you confidence that the price you see on our website for our range of electric vehicles, is the same as the invoice price you pay at your chosen Škoda Retailer, wherever you are in the UK. All our electric vehicles will now be sold directly by us, Škoda UK, via Škoda Retailers (who will be acting on our behalf as our Agents when processing electric vehicle orders).
@Elliot any idea’s of what direct your are going now?
No idea atm. Looks like everything decent is being removed. Luckily I’m in no rush as I’ve extended the 3 series which I can’t fault. I’ll wait until the new quarter to see what’s on but it might be a case of going private if nothing decent gets added.
Would be nice if some of these manufacturers like Ford offered us more than the base model. It’s not as if there’s a massive price increase by going one model up with cars like the Mustang and i4 etc.November 20, 2023 at 9:25 pm in reply to: Things have just taken a massive turn….BMW i4 to join the scheme #248830
A friend of mine who ordered his i4 as a Motability customer has just sent me a copy of what he’s received. I’ve deleted his name for obvious reasons.
Good morning Mr xxxx,
I hope you are well?
Just so you are aware, BMW have now removed the i4 from the Motability scheme, which has been replaced by the iX1.
The application with Motability was placed in time, however BMW are currently reviewing the latest orders placed that still do not have a build slot.
Your order is still awaiting a build slot, so I will send an update when further information is available.
As Mark says, it absolutely disgusting pitiful escuses. I take it, thay you booked the test drive as a retail customer and not as a Motability customer. I only hope you get a call/survey re the test drive from head office. If you don’t I’d be emailing them! Have you thought of trying another dealership?
Unfortunately, the dealer knows that I’m a Motability customer. The problem is the offer is Monday to Friday only and with working my next closest Ford dealer is too far away to collect it from. No doubt Ford will follow up my enquiry and I’m looking forward to telling them what happened.
Ford obviously need to shift a few of these otherwise they wouldn’t be offering it.
I’m in North Nottinghamshire but like I said the dealer has form for being unhelpful.
Well I have an update. My local Ford dealer called me today and was full of excuses as to why they won’t be giving me a 48 hour test drive. First excuse was the demand has been overwhelming and the car is fully booked. My wife checked on her way home and just like it always is, the car was sitting outside the dealership after they’ve closed. Second excuse is they are putting too many miles on the car and don’t want to let it out until they have a replacement, which contradicts excuse number one.
This is the same dealership that huffed and puffed when my son asked them to unlock the demonstrator so he could sit in it to see what it was like.
Will be interesting when Ford head office call me and ask how I got on with the car.November 19, 2023 at 3:17 pm in reply to: Things have just taken a massive turn….BMW i4 to join the scheme #247691
Interested in what can be meant by ‘review’ all orders with no build slot, you’re either cancelling them or not, what are they reviewing they’re all at the same stage of the order process
I presume it means they’re deciding whether to cancel them or not. They are not all at the same stage of the process as some haven’t been allocated a build slot. The guy at Marshalls was saying that BMW’s focus with Motability is shifting the iX1 20 as he says that it’s unlikely to be popular with retail customers.November 19, 2023 at 2:35 pm in reply to: Things have just taken a massive turn….BMW i4 to join the scheme #247680
It came from Marshalls and applies to all BMW i4 orders that haven’t been allocated a build slot.
As I know the guy he showed me in writing so he wasn’t making it up.
Will you be given the Select model or an higher trim model to try.
No idea until it arrives.November 18, 2023 at 5:05 pm in reply to: Things have just taken a massive turn….BMW i4 to join the scheme #247498
I’ve sat in one, it surprised me with how comfortable it is. It’s also the only car of the EV SUVs that I could get in without bending my leg, which is useful when the knees are arthritic. If the higher spec models were on the scheme I’d be very interested.
I’m the same as yourself in that if the next model up was on the scheme I would definitely be interested. I am going to give it a try for 48 hours in the hope it will happen.November 18, 2023 at 4:10 pm in reply to: Things have just taken a massive turn….BMW i4 to join the scheme #247479
I don’t want to worry anyone but BMW are reviewing all i4 orders that as yet haven’t been allocated a build slot. I’m hoping this doesn’t mean that they’re going to cancel some Motability orders that have been placed. It might be worth contacting your dealership if this applies to you.
I was at my local BMW dealership today as my car was in for a service and MOT. They had one of these in the showroom albeit the 30 model. It is a very well built and luxurious car, quite big too. If the 30 version was on the scheme I think I would have ordered one there and then but I’m just not sure 200bhp is enough for such a large and heavy car.
I’ve always kept the first aid kits when handing the car back. Never had a problem.
Why do we never get the fast versions.
Despite the fact that I love BMW’s there is zero chance I would get one of these. 200bhp to push 2 tonnes of car along just isn’t for me and especially at those prices.
My wife has recently taken delivery of a Cooper S convertible and loves it.
The build quality is fantastic which isn’t surprising as it’s a BMW.