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  • in reply to: After a Year Off Having Bad Seats I Want to Change #141235
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    Yes, they have to be new vehicles, have you looked at the Motability car search on their website?

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: After a Year Off Having Bad Seats I Want to Change #141114
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    What cars have you considered, quick check, theres about 70 large SUV’s with an AP below £1000

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141094
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    38k for a small Hyundai…the world has gone completely bonkers.

    This small Hyundai has a bigger wheelbase than an Audi A6, its far from a small car!

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141062
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    @Intranicity What I think is the EV’s are not going to get the manufacturers discount to Motability that some higher priced fossil cars get, why would they when they can sale as fast as they can make them, so I don’t expect to see any £38,000 plus EV’s appearing any time soon as car makers are not mugs. Just my thoughts though and hope I’m wrong and your right.

    I see what you mean, but the Vauxhall Vivaro E Life Elite is on at £47k,  Peugeot e-2008 Premium GT is on at £39k, and Kona Premium SE Electric at £41k are already on the scheme.  Service costs are much cheaper too which might help?

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141059
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    Who decides if a vehicle comes on the scheme though, is it Motability or the manufactures, I listed some vehicles above all over that price and the Toyota Proace Verso is on the scheme as well, that’s nearly £46k.  Not sure price is necessarily a limiting factor, I think often Motability take what they are offered and will go for higher priced models if the deal they are offered makes sense.

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141057
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    what precisely are these 50k cars?

    The most expensive car I can find currently is the Vauxhall Vivaro Life in Elite spec and full EV at £47k but there are lots of others that are still pretty pricy, Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro PHEV at £42K, Merc Benz GLA in Premium Plus at £39, Peugeot e2008 Premium Plus at £39k, Audi Q3 Sport Quattro at £37k and there are many more I’m sure.  The IONIQ 5 after the EV £3k rebate will probably start at around £35K, so no reason it won’t appear on the scheme.

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: E10 petrol launches in September #141047
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    Ethanol in fuel also causes loads of problems in light aviation, Rotax engines are designed to run on MoGas (Unleaded fuel) but the ethanol is causing problems with some fuel tanks and also the floats in the carbs and seals, it’s actually pushing some to start using AvGas (Leaded fuel) so actually going in the opposite direction.

    One of the biggest issues is actually knowing what the fuel contains, as it varies so much from supplier to supplier and even by tanker load.

    Bad move all round

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Game changer all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 #141036
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    Too high a price for the scheme, so irrelevant. It’s a £38k starter, probably more as they don’t usually come in at the prices mentioned in these initial blurbs.

    Considering there are cars on the scheme costing nearly £50K already, your comment is also sadly but thankfully irrelevant

    • This reply was modified 2 days, 2 hours ago by Intranicity.

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Leased or not #140860
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    You simply exchange all, or part of your mobility allowance to lease the vehicle of your choice. You choose the vehicle you want at a price that works for you , and payments are deducted from your higher rate mobility allowance every four weeks, then paid directly to us by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

    Our standard lease is over three years, or five years if you are leasing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle and we take care of running costs such as insurance for up to three named drivers (this doesn’t have to be you), servicing, maintenance, breakdown cover, tyre repair and replacement and windscreen repairs. All you need to do is add fuel and go.

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Leased or not #140859
    Intranicity
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    YES

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: First IONIQ launch #140857
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    Is it just me..  Definitely love the look of this, reminds me of the Lancia Integrale (I just hope it’s more reliable)


    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: First IONIQ launch #140834
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    Well the car sounds amazing, admittedly we won’t see the launch version, but there are 2 wheel drive versions as well as AWD, and well within the BHP limits, and hopefully well within the price limits too.

    The Ionity superchargers up to 350kw will charge the car to 80% in 18mins and a 5min charge will get you 60 miles, even better for me, Ionity has just installed 4 chargers less than 10 miles from my home in rural Wiltshire!  My slight concern over not being able to have a home charger are over 🙂

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: First IONIQ launch #140830
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    I think it’s way over 225bhp, as it’s AWD, but that will be the case for all the AWD BEV’s, so hopefully, Motability will look at it and apply common sense…

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: First IONIQ launch #140825
    Intranicity
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    Plus it looks like it will start at around £35k, superfast charging in 18mins (If you can find a suitable charger), but the Koreans seem to be leading the way in affordable EV

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Urgent advice needed #140566
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    Phone up Motability, as I said earlier, It’s not your responsibility to complete the order, and as your first car, you were rightly expecting the dealer to do what they should have done correctly

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Urgent advice needed #140563
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    Have you recieved a letter from Motability with your Pin code, if the order had reached Motability, you should have this, as you’d need it to collect the car.  Either way, if you have the paperwork from the dealer, it’s their mistake

     

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Urgent advice needed #140559
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    If you have the order paperwork from the Dealer, then I’d get straight onto Motability!  Looks like this is the dealers problem, not yours, and I would hope/expect Motability to sort it out at the correct AP.  You aren’t responsible for the mistake, the dealer is

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Article – Mazda might actually be onto something. #140557
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    Thanks, folks. My guess would be that the gas turbine will not make it into vehicles just yet, if at all. Shame. I just like the engineering of an engine with one moving part (-ish). Also like the sound they make.

    This is the Jag C-X75, they abandoned it as uneconomic

    https://phys.org/news/2010-10-jaguars-electric-concept-supercar-.html

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Article – Mazda might actually be onto something. #140539
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    Weren’t Jaguar planning something similar but using a small jet turbine in place of the rotary? Would like to hear that in action.

    Jaguar was looking at it years ago, they had it on a concept car that they tested on top gear, was a great idea, BUT noisy as hell!  Guessing they haven’t taken it forward though.

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: New tyres already!!!! #140506
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    I have never had any issues changing tyres when

    Hi John I never had any problems with my first two Motability cars with the front drive wheels tyres needing replacing at 30 months / 14,000 miles but my third car was a different story in being told there not worn enough give it another 500 miles then near on a thousand miles later being told to give it another week. Thought that Motability were clamping down on renewing tyres, that, or Kwik-Fit had so much business they could get by without dealing with we disabled folk. Current car with the lockdown and just another 8 months to change over I might just get by without changing any tyres so can’t gauge what Kwik-Fit are like now but going to KF is a chore for me at the best of times without being turned away and having to return and return again.

    I had similar issues a few years ago, kept being told another 500 miles when I knew they needed changing.  Ended up going to the local police station and asking for their opinion, and they gave me a polite note to say that they would consider doing me if I didn’t change the tyres!

    Phoned Motability and then went down to Kwikfit who surprisingly agreed they needed changing!

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    Intranicity
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    I think we all have to accept that the bigger more expensive cars will not be appearing even in their cheaper guise, i think Motability will concentrate on small to medium EVs with the odd specialised vehicle like the NV200 for people who need full size electric wheelchairs. I truly believe that the EV revolution will say goodbye to luxury cars on the scheme purely down to the cost.

    Considering that there are already plenty of cars at around this price point and some up to £50k already on the scheme and that the service costs on EV’s are cheaper, I see no reason that they won’t be on the scheme.

    The problem is currently the demand is so high from the general public, that they (The manufacturers) don’t need to reduce the price as they sell every car they can make at the full list, but the demand will start to drop, they will be able to make more vehicles and then they will come on the scheme, I’d expect them both on the scheme in the next 12 months

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: New Nissan Qashqai (Ten Days Time) #140458
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    I had one of the earlier Qashqais and was a great car, I like the design of this new version, but would only be tempted to go for it in the full Hybrid version.  Hearts still telling me to go full EV though.  It Will be a while before this enters the scheme anyway, guessing not before Q3 and next year for the full hybrid.

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: New Nissan Qashqai (Ten Days Time) #140444
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    lol, sadly no, but looking forward to knowing about their hybrid design, sounds intriguing

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: New Nissan Qashqai (Ten Days Time) #140441
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    10am today

    https://www.motor1.com/news/488807/2022-nissan-qashqai-livestream/

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #140394
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    looks like they’ve added another 2 vehicles today? Now showing 1665

    Previous Motability Cars
    2006 - 2009 Skoda Superb VR6 2.0tdi
    2009 - 2012 Citroen C5 2.0tdi VTR Nav
    2012 - 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci tekna
    2015 - 2018 Ford Kuga 2.0tdi Titanium X
    2018 - 2021 BMW 220d X drive 2 Series Active Luxury

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