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  • in reply to: Mercedes GLB #97317

    HammerHead
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    More like the Volkswagen Touareg in my eyes and I would snatch Moto’s hand off and damn the AP πŸ™‚

    in reply to: VW Order Tracker #97136

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    @dave h

    What is your current car (the one you are buying) just out of interest?

    in reply to: Echo Auto #94653

    HammerHead
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    Quick update for anyone who is interested – This is now working so let me know if you want to know how.


    HammerHead
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    In my experience dealerships are very much a lottery. We need to arm ourselves with information, do diligent research and be prepared to walk away if not happy.

    Not ideal I know but then this is the real world not utopia.

    That said I also support the very good idea (SpinaB) of a user group that would provide feedback to Motability and hopefully influence their thinking/policies.

    in reply to: kia sportage is it a good car #94651

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    This was our first car on the scheme and we were ‘blown away’ with it. The latest offering GT line S has absolutely everything you could wish for and if you can stomach the AP then it is the best on the scheme IMHO.

    The ONLY reason we did not stick with it is the roofline/door opening is about an inch too low resulting in me scraping the top of my head on numerous occasions when exiting the vehicle πŸ™

    Other than that I cannot fault it and in those 3 years it performed flawlessly.

    in reply to: VW Order Tracker #94376

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    What more proof/better example do Motability need to rethink their ridiculous 3 month lead time?

    in reply to: Renault Koleos 4wd #85766

    HammerHead
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    Personally I would go for the X Trail (and I did) as the styling is better and its basically the same car BUT with a sunroof. Why 4WD on the Koleos precludes a sunroof will always be a mystery to me.

    Also beware the CVT auto box, I drove one for almost 4 years and it was hell!

    Good luck with whatever you choose πŸ™‚

    in reply to: New 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan set for radical new look #84145

    HammerHead
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    WOWSER! Finally a tiggy that looks good without being white in R line trim πŸ™‚


    HammerHead
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    Without wishing to offend….

    We are in our 7th year on the scheme and have had a Kia Sportage and a Nissan X-Trail (currently awaiting another X-Trail next month).

    It appears to me that we (Motability customers) are in two camps. Those pre Daily Mail and those post.

    When we joined the XC60 was available, in fact we booked a test drive. But when seeing the car ‘in the flesh’ we were not impressed with the small buttons on the centre console (if memory serves me correctly).

    The point being XC60, BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque available pre not post. Those customers ‘fortunate’ enough to have the chance of choosing one of these are understandably the most vocal when that choice is removed.

    That being said, I for one whole heartedly agree that Motability should be big/strong enough to stand up to public/press pressure and defend ‘their’ customers and make as much choice available as possible. As an aside I don’t see the DM criticising Motability for the billions in reserve, which just shows me that the press are more/equally as powerful as the government!

    As individuals with different means, different tastes, different disabilities, I would think it is the responsibility of Motability to make the best available choices for its customers. Each customer then has the right to spend as little or as much as they want (those who are eligible for grants, apply).

    Should we be lobbying Motability/MPs or what? One voice would not be heard, many would.

     


    HammerHead
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    Why don’t they (manufacturers) make EV SUVs then? Win Win – Simples (surely)?

    in reply to: VW Order Tracker #80905

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    Congrats to you Russell and your daughter of course πŸ™‚

    the auto boot with the foot only works if you have unlocked the car first. i thought you could approach the rear and open it with out getting your fob out or touching the doors first. that was the whole point really for the senor boot while your hands are full you can wave your leg and it would open. also little picking here, I like to know when my head lights are on by the way of a symbol on the dash or something even on auto settings I like to know when there off or on

    Concerning! Can other owners confirm this please and is it normal?

    Thanks.

    HH.

     

    in reply to: Motability new funding #80396

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    About time!

    in reply to: Multiple Spinal surgery tomorrow. #80257

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    Best of luck mate and prayers for you that all goes well πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Nissan X-Trail Tekna #80206

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    Hammerhead, which colour have you chosen, am thinking of going with the monarch orange.

    Dealer advised I can have any colour, if order within next few weeks, here for September

    When does your new one arrive

    Storm White, I wanted the Orange but was over ruled (fair enough as I choose the vehicle, as I drive but the missus chooses the colour, as she is the motability customer).

    Arrives at the dealer 2nd August so hopefully collect a week or so later. Car is currently somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean πŸ˜‰

    The 1.3 petrol auto engine is out of the Qashqai and is a dual clutch box (better than the CVT). However, the diesel auto is the dreaded CVT (which is why I’m going manual).

    in reply to: Nissan X-Trail Tekna #80188

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    Thanks from me too πŸ™‚ looking at the link this was introduced 5 months after we took delivery of our current model. Good to know the updates are free on the new one πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Nissan X-Trail Tekna #80176

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    Have been in the Xtrail today, very comfy, does the sat nav via the SD Card get free updates ? as I see there is no android auto?

    Nope, sorry no updates but it does flag speed (sorry – safety) cameras visual and audible. Also, no android auto means that it will play Amazon Echo Auto πŸ™‚ ….

    Will this connect to my car?
    Echo Auto connects to most cars that support Bluetooth to play music or that have an auxiliary input. It works best on cars that don’t have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. These vehicles are not compatible when using Bluetooth.

    in reply to: Nissan X-Trail Tekna #80000

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    Grant – never managed a wheelspin with the auto ever and believe me I tried πŸ˜‰

    Myself – Correct, that was a 100 mile motorway run at a steady 56 mph (driving miss daisy aka the missus) πŸ™‚

     

    in reply to: Nissan X-Trail Tekna #79977

    HammerHead
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    I ordered a 1.7 Dci 4WD manual – AP Β£1749 – 2 weeks ago with an expected delivery (dealership) 2nd August.

    Our 1st car on the scheme was a Kia Sportage and we would have stayed with that but for the new model having a slightly lower roof line and completely different front.

    So we went for an X Trail 1.6Dci Tekna Auto. We tried to order another at the end of the lease but the car went off the scheme so extended for 12 months.

    We ordered a Tiguan R Line which we cancelled several weeks ago after the X Trail reappeared.

    Having driven one for 3.5 years I can honestly say that out of all the SUV’s on the scheme presently, this one is the best imho.

    It has size, space, all the bells and whistles you could want and now 4WD as well!

    The only negative is the auto box (which is why I am going back to manual) which is the ‘rubber band’ CVT. Many a time I have been at a junction or round about thinking ‘I can nip out now – plenty of time’…. only to put my foot down, hear the engine howl and no movement for 1-2 seconds.

    Then what was a safe gap suddenly is not so safe anymore.

    The 1.7 is a new engine delivering 150bhp and a smooth ride and gear change during my test drive.

    If I was being really picky I would want a digital dash but all the other (included) toys outweigh this.

    We have even gone for the same colour Storm White and I still get a buzz everytime we approach our car in the car park.

    Hope this helps but please feel free to ask if you have any specific questions πŸ™‚

    BTW current ‘best’ mpg is 56.7

     

    in reply to: Better to order now or wait until July? #79705

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    Hi Andrew, I think we may be limited to 3 x per lease period. This period I cancelled a Mazda back end of last year due to appalling service from the dealer and have just cancelled a Tiguan due to the X Trail coming back on the scheme. No issues from Motability what so ever. Even dealers will tell you to place an order so at least ‘you have something in the bag’ and then look for something better.

    I am not suggesting that this should be ‘normal practice’ but as we all know cars come and go, specs change and so do prices so its good to know that we have this degree of ‘flexibility’.

    Hope this helps πŸ™‚

     

    in reply to: Better to order now or wait until July? #79699

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    Andrew its really easy mate…. if you’ve seen something now that you would like then order it. Next quarter if there are more models to choose from and something appears that you prefer, simply cancel the current order and place a new one. Simples! (especially when your AP has to = 0).

    in reply to: Under 25's being squeezed out #79547

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    Yes, more brands, models and U25 options would be great but please don’t forget that for some people the scheme is a real life line and having the freedom that comes with a reliable car has got to be more important than car park willy waving over who has the best badge.

    Hear Hear!

    in reply to: Hyundai Tucson #79535

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    I also looked at this and was similarly impressed, however not so by the mpg. What I also found extremely annoying is the diesel version is only available in Premium not SE.

    I initially ordered a VW Tiguan R Line but then the Nissan X Trail came back on the scheme so I cancelled the VW and ordered a 1.7 Dci Teckna 4WD 7 Seat which probably has more kit than the Tuscon.

    Ordered 9th June, expected at the dealers 2nd August. Current status… on a ship just left Japan.

     

    in reply to: Nissan 2019 X-trail joins Scheme #79232

    HammerHead
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    I can confirm that these are the new 2019 models as I have ordered one and it has just left the factory in Japan. Target pick up date is 9th August.

    This is for a 1.7 Dci Teckna 4WD Manual 7 Seater in Storm White.

     

    in reply to: VW Order Tracker #78901

    HammerHead
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    Any further update Moreton5?

    in reply to: VW ordered wrong car!! #78721

    HammerHead
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    Hi Michelle,

    Take a look at the following thread to see what offers/immediate availabilities there are πŸ™‚

    Good luck.

    Offers – Post any Deals you find here…

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