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  • in reply to: Don’t know what to do re 7 seater #136581
    NewYork1
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    I’m another one in the same boat. Have a Touran at the moment. I have three children and a guide dog. So when it comes to going on any sort of outing/holiday space in the boot becomes very limited as your always giving up 50% of the rear space. So if your always travelling with 6 the van based MPVs would be a lot better.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Harassed By Phone Calls After Making Insurance Claim #136482
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    Yes with both motability and private insurance. In both instances the cars were hit while parked outside the house so no people involved my end. When they ring I just say no I haven’t been in an accident which is true

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Which actors have never made a bad film? #136329
    NewYork1
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    Tom Hanks, he can do no wrong.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: New Hyandai Tucson Opinions #136328
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    Another big fan here. This and the new Sorrento the current crop of Korean cars are brilliant. My only concern is the middle seat belt comes down from the roof on UK spec cars I believe which I’m not keen on and I would be using all the rear seats so don’t think it’s for me which is a shame because I really do like it.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #134780
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>@Gloss Guy yep that sounds more like the rule I was trying to remember.</p>
    I had a call from local VW dealer yesterday. I would’ve been able to order next week. I asked about Tiguan Allspace been taken off the scheme. He did say it was due to it getting an update. Would be nice if Motability could give a simple reason like this for cars coming off the scheme then you could have a choice to wait for it to come back on or if unwilling to wait find an alternative.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #134768
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    This on the scheme off the scheme has become increasingly annoying. There was a rule introduced three years ago which said something along the line  if a car was on the scheme in q1 it should remain throughout the year. Not for a few days.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    NewYork1
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    @Gloss Guy feel the same way. Three years ago was when the new caps were introduced and we got a lot more cars with better specs then previous years after the Daily Mail fall out. But there has been no movement since and the scheme seems to be getting sparser by the year with suitable cars.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    NewYork1
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    BMW price list is up it’s not one of the better ones I’m afraid.

    https://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BMW-Q1-2021.pdf

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by wmcforum. Reason: link added to download for clarity

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Vehicle with large rear seat area #132774
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    @pswoff is the 5008 the new facelifted model. Which trim level have you gone for? Did you get a any kind of deal on the AP.

    I can order in January and this is on my short list as an alternative to the Touran.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Vehicle with large rear seat area #132748
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    As others have stated MPVs tend to be the best with three child seats as they have individual seats each with isofix mountains. I have three boys aged between 5 and 10 so have had this problem for a while. We’ve had a Citroen C4 Picasso and currently a VW Touran. The Touran is a seven seater with isofix on the two rear seats as well. A Few of the others mentioned are also seven seaters which gives even more flexibility to the seating arrangement.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #131404
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    The 1.5lt is a turbo charged petrol. Hybrid is a 2.0lt naturally aspirated petrol with electric motors. The CRV is going to hybrid only in the UK when facelifted. Which was recently reported in Auto Express.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Order now Q4… or wait until Q1 ? #130067
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    I think the only reason to hang on until Q1 is if you haven’t made your mind up on a car yet and want to see if there are more new models. Otherwise order now with the price guarantee from your dealer.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Golf GTD MK8 #127579
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    Agree Tiguan R Line is just under 33k so why shouldn’t the GTD make it on price wise. The BHP cap is another story all together. The cap seems to work where by a cheap version under the cap permits higher end models.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: VW Touran – R LINE vs SE Family – Both 1.5tsi 150bhp #126609
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    R-Line would be nice couldn’t justify the extra expense myself for mostly cosmetics. Had our 1.4tsi SEL since 2018. Love it,  super comfy and practical. Ours is Caribbean blue with storm grey interior. It’s on my shortlist to get another or extend just gonna see how the next year is looking to turn out. Also had a C4 picasso before which was also a good car.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by NewYork1.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Leon FR 2020 – Not as good as you expect #126604
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    I think all three of the new VAG cars Golf, Leon and Octavia have been found to be marginally better then the outgoing models rather then significantly better. In fact the infotainment and new touch buttons seem to be worse in most peoples opinion. As they push buyers towards the new electric version of there respected cars the ICE cars seem to be getting left behind in there development. Its very costly to run two different car production lines at the same time.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: VW Touran – R LINE vs SE Family – Both 1.5tsi 150bhp #126602
    NewYork1
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    Just to throw a spanner in the works I’d go for the 1.5tsi SEL manual at £899. Tri zone climate, better seats then SE Family and a sportier look (though not as much as r-line) with a front spoiler with fog lights 17″ wheels, choice of three interior colours. No sunroof though which would be nice but there’s so much glass the interior is bright and airy.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Big Boot – Low AP #125900
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    Touran 1.5tsi SEL DSG AP is £1099 which has always been a bargain on here. Boot is huge 600 litres + it’s a really good square shape and really usable in 5 seat mode. Middle row also slides forward then you get around 900 litres. One of the most underrated cars imo due to been an out of fashion mpv.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Strange list on ford website #125188
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    The 1.5L three cylinder turbo in the Focus has been discontinued. There is a new 1.0L turbo mild hybrid 125/155bhp in its place with the manual. Auto gets the normal 1.0L turbo no mild hybrid with 125bhp.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: New GLA #124466
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    I’m still hopeful for the GLB to come on soon. The difference between them is only £1500 like for like and your getting a lot more car with the GLB in my opinion. Much more practical for those that need the space.

    GLA is still a very nice car though.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by NewYork1.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #124161
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    Peugeot has revised the 3008 and 5008 so this would explain the cull, until the new models hit the showrooms.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: New Hyundai Tucson announced today! #123855
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    I’m in the like it all catagory. I like the front back and sides and I think the interior looks great. As good as anything else out there German premium included. Just wish it had a seven seat option.

    My dads had a Kia Sorento for 4 years and it has gone wrong a bit but always fixed through warranty. He says it’s the best car he’s ever had.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: How Powerful is Your Car In Relation to The BHP Cap? #123039
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    VW Touran with the older 1.4tsi with 148bhp/150ps. Not as frugal as the new 1.5tsi, no cylinder deactivation but more keen to rev then the newer unit.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by NewYork1.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Quater 4 start date #121951
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    If there’s a car you want at a price you think is fair in q4 go right ahead and buy it. As it may disappear. If there’s nothing that interests you wait it out until Q1. Though Brexit may crop back up by then.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Windows #121083
    NewYork1
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    This is what motability say. It seems to be the understanding of factory fitted optional extras allowed and after market accessories need permission. It keeps cropping up a lot at the moment.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Windows #121080
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    @Michael I’d say it would have the opposite effect and make the car more desirable to the aftermarket. As would most option we pay for and add to motability cars.

    It’s almost like someone at motability isn’t aware of there own policy and is questioning the option. Unless as Gary states it’s been paid for with a grant then you’d presume you wouldn’t be able to fund options yourself.

    Current car VW Touran SEL

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