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  • in reply to: Automatic Premium #162117
    NewYork1
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    I feel for disabled people who need to have autos, and maybe motability should do what they can to reduce the gap with charity financial aid. But as a disabled person who can’t drive at all for medical reasons (there’s a fair few of us as well) my named driver is happy with a manual, and I need to keep my own expanse down as much as I can.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: BMW order X1 #159659
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    If there’s an option for a light interior I would always go for it even with three children and the extra maintenance. It just makes for a much brighter airier cabin.

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    in reply to: Fuel on Handover #159658
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    I got charged £20 on day of collection for fuel also, which I was not expecting. So it was lucky I had my wallet on me.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: BMW order X1 #159312
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    Looks great @Glos Guy. I think personally its one of BMW best designs, very well proportioned.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Are we been stupid? Advice needed! ID4/EV #157896
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    Just to add some old school ICE dinosaurs into the mix, I can recommend the VW Touran and Peugeot 5008. I have 3 boys and a guide dog. Find the three individual chairs and the flexibility of the extra two seats in the boot invaluable.

    Friends have 19 plate 2 series grand tourer and its great, we looked at one ourselves but went fir the Touran. It is still available but will be getting replaced soon. But why it disappeared from motability is anyones guess.

    Hoping for similar style ev’s to these current cars in 3 years time.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: If Motability opened to all cars would you be angry? #156370
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    I don’t think all cars would be wise just the effort, cost, that would go into negotiating pricing for a car that motability would potentially sell a handful of. I do feel the range of cars needs expanding a little though. A lot of us need large cars unfortunately because of equipment needed and families. There’s some nice large Korean, Japanese, cars missing like Kia Sorrento and Toyota Highlander who offer excellent warranty which would surely be of benefit to motabilities costs. Also there residuals are much better now as there not the cheap basic cars they once were.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Does fidelity matter anymore? #156295
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    Another case of do as I say and I’ll do whatever I want because I’m in government.

    Feel sorry for everyone who has had to miss out on important family issues like grieving for a loved one, simply because we chose to follow the rules imposed upon us.

    If he had any ounce of decency he would resign.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Need advice please #156277
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    I have a 1.2 manual Allure Premium. I have three children between 6 and 12. I also have a 34kg guide dog. So I don’t do the driving but I pick the cars as the wife has no interest or knowledge of cars. We recently went away for half term, the car was reasonably loaded up and it was no issue at 70mph on the motorway.

    We used to have a 1.4tsi Touran which had more power and torque but also weighed around 150kg more so when it comes to power to weight ratio they are near identical.

    Fuel consumption can be high but depends on annual mileage. We do around 5k so wouldn’t consider a diesel.

    Whatcar rates the 1.2 as there pick of the range. There are lots of good youtube reviews  to check out.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Advice needed 1.4 petrol sharan #155053
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    I’ve just ran a Touran for the last three years, with the same engine.  Around town we would achieve 23mpg but these were very short journey, on the longer runs motorway and A roads around 40mpg. This was acceptable for me as our annual mileage is only around 5k a year. Unfortunately there is no work around for how much fuel it’ll use. So if its getting financially difficult for you I would have a chat with motability and explain your situation and see what they can do for you.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: 5008 Petrol #154175
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    Once Peugeot manages to replenish its stock of micro chips it should be back on the scheme, unfortunately at present there is no way of knowing, with some pretty dire predictions about how long it’ll be before car manufacturers are stocked up with said micro chips.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Keyless Entry/Key Cloning THEFT? #154073
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    I heard that a good old fashioned steering lock (crook lock) like the ones everyone had in the 90s would do the trick.

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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #153327
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    The diesel’s are still available and in Allure Premium spec is £200 more compared to petrol. Still good value imo. I did have a hard time deciding which way to go but we only average 5k a year and only have a fully loaded car for hols so went petrol. Are they struggling with demand purely on the engine front i wonder?

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Metallic paint #148523
    NewYork1
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    @Lou as you say it shouldn’t effect the grant at all. Unless its a special colour then your liable for the difference. Example the metallic is £500 but they do a special red £700 so you’d have to pay the difference of £200. This would count as an extra regards the grant.

    What car and colour have you chosen if you don’t mind me asking?

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Metallic paint #148515
    NewYork1
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    Metallic paint is free as others have stated expect for the premium colours of the range. The grant should not make a difference as if you were paying the AP yourself you wouldn’t pay for the paint. It is motability policy and is stated somewhere.

    The only thing I’d wonder is you said optional extras. Your only allowed 50% of the value of the grant you were offered to add extras or improve on what they offered.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Pick my first motability car up soon #147552
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    @Richard did you ever get in touch with Motability regarding this topic. I myself am curious as wanted to use a roof box for holiday’s and never even considered it wouldn’t be allowed.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    NewYork1
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    I can 100% confirm powered tailgate is not standard on Allure Premium. Remote bootlid unlocking just means it unlocks from fob and isn’t latched so you can just lift it when you get to the car.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    NewYork1
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    @Modcon have you checked out some YouTube vids for both cars? The press normally get cars with all options fitted to demonstrate so should have and show use of powered tailgate. Carwow, Vanorama and Autogefuel to name but a few are good.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #146009
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    I find the seats fine and I’m short and a little porky at the moment (blaming lockdown obviously). I’ve just had a VW Touren SEL which was very comtable but on a 5hr journey still made me uncomfortable to wards the end. I like the feel of the Peugeot seats as they feel more securing then the VWs. But horse’s for courses.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #146003
    NewYork1
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    You can unlock it from the key fob i believe, haven’t used it though as its the first car with key less entry I’ve had and haven’t got over the novelty of having the keys in pocket. its not a powered tailgate, that was a £400ish option.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #145993
    NewYork1
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    Yes what inside information do you have? Can’t order a new car for 3 years but you’ve got me excited.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Need some advice ( Private Plate Issue) #145857
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    I asked my dealer to register my new car with plate but for whatever reason it didn’t get done. Probably due to getting it turned around in 12 days. Is your name on the retention certificate? As surely that shows it is yours. I said the same thing as you last time I assigned it  but might of then gone on to say just always wanted one. Mine is just one of the cheapest ones so letter number combination is more what I like then spelling anything in particular.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Disappointing handover #145810
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    @FiestaRed I think you’ve had the patience of a saint to be messed around and wait this long for your new car, even with covid restriction.

    I picked up our new car on Monday and the dealer was great. Gave us the keys and said have a look around make sure everything is all right with it and to go back to him once we were satisfied to complete paperwork and pin.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Sporty cars on motability #145753
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    @psuader but Sports Utillerty Vehicle has sports in its name.

    I think the ultimate sports car is said to be the Porsche 911 as an actual car defining category.

    Not what on motability comes closest to a rear enginged, flat six, with rear or four wheel drive? Hmmm.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Good Car for towing a caravan #145669
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    Not a great choice imo as its an old school naturally aspirated petrol so doesn’t have much torque (pulling power usually) and you have to use a lot of revs, which would make it bad for fuel economy. Modern turbocharged engines produce lots of torque st low rev due to there forced induction.

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    Peugeot 5008 Allure Premium
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    VW Touran SEL

    in reply to: Sporty cars on motability #145645
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    I think of the GTD as more of a really fast comfy long distance machine. A big heavy diesel engine out front not so good for handling. The Mini Cooper S was quite hot hatch like. But there’s definitely not much.

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