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June 29, 2019 at 3:09 pm in reply to: Car numbers on scheme today: Archive 22/11/2019 – 4/2/2020 #81156
Great thread this James ???
keep up the good work ??
Winston, this genuinely made me ‘laugh out loud’ ????
I had to speak yesterday to Motability on a separate issue with my car, and the adviser confirmed that any vehicle with a low annual mileage would be able to have the lease extended. I do around 5k miles per year and his words were ‘we would have no problems in extending your lease for another two years’
Hi Alex, I have the 1.4 dsg in my Golf and only do urban driving, the mpg figures are awful, if you will be doing a mixture of city and rural driving you will be ok.
If that mpg figure is purely urban driving, then that would be normal figures for a 1.4 petrol engine, I get a similar figure out of my 1.4 petrol Golf
I’m on iPad, copy and paste ok? I’ll look for that downing st picture
Mike, you’re right there’s loads of photos online of your ‘crush’, imho she’s ok can’t really see what the fuss about her is!!???
I bet there has been some lively meetings at the head office of Motability today! I fear big changes lie ahead and an even more difficult future for us the users of the scheme.
2.4 billion in reserve and the boss on a salary of 1.7 million! What about the other directors? How on earth they’ve got away with it for so long is just as shocking!
Big changes ahead – hold tight!
I too live in a Victorian terrace and feel your pain regarding parking etc! I also, only drive around the city and mpg in my petrol Golf is shocking to say the least.
In your phev does the electric get charged in any way by the petrol engine and what is your current mpg with not charging since last year? I’m thinking going hybrid next time ioniq, Prius or niro, a Golf GTE would be nice though!
Here goes…first car was a Austin 1300 in bright orange, it was an M reg 1973 I think, it needed work doing on it to get through the mot, but my parents still bought me it for my 17th birthday. Anyway it sat in the garage for the next year or so, I had discovered girls and beer and couldn’t be bothered with my old mans bright orange car! It was eventually towed to the scrap yard and I got the £25!
A couple of years later, a mate sold me his Morris marina for about £100 and I loved it, it was the 2 door coupe jacked up at the back, I even spray painted the exhaust bright red so it looked like a cherry bomb, I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it there……happy days though ??
I had this sent me the other day in a different group/forum.
T :- is it true
H :- is it helpful
I :- is it inspiring
N :- is it necessary
K :- is it kind
Wise words I thought!!
Can we keep the peace and not be too ‘personal’ in our posts.
Nick – I had that very Passat as a company car during my working days, a brilliant car ? I think when I had to return it, it had something like 140k on the clock and was faultless. Next car after was a Renault Laguna and it wasn’t in the same league, literally fell apart after 60kJanuary 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm in reply to: Government said to be planning 1p rise in diesel fuel duty #39540
Be good to read your views on the Mini Countryman phev
Hi Fred, Chris Allsopp of Vw Marshall’s at Oxford posted the below regarding who sets the ap on a car,
‘The AP’s are set by both Motability and the manufactor so I don’t think that a dealer would know what they will go up to the next quarter. We certainly don’t know until the quarter has started. The AP is based on what the car is worth by the end of the agreement and support from the manufactor…. will it stay the same…. who knows? It does look low but I don’t know the brand very well as I haven’t worked for them or come up against them very often.’
The first sentence is interesting, he posted this in the Vw dealer advise thread.
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You’re right Glos Guy the Indium grey blends in really well with the grey plastic under trim, I do like the exhaust pipes on the allspace pictured, do the normal size tiguan’s have the same finish?January 23, 2018 at 7:46 pm in reply to: Ordered new Golf today please read Oxford still best discount #39345
sorry to jump in on this one Mike, but the receptionists at Vw Solihull are really easy on the eye ??looking forward to my visit tomorrow….lolJanuary 22, 2018 at 3:20 pm in reply to: Ordered new Golf today please read Oxford still best discount #39195
Well done Mike, that’s weird about the discount? They said something similar to me two years ago when they discounted my Golf, something along the lines like ‘don’t tell anyone about this deal’, Marshall’s is only around 45mins to an hour away from Vw Solihull, they will lose sales with that stance lol
I’ve just read this link for probably the fourth or fifth time already and the following quote is a bit flakey to say the least
‘ In addition, if a car within a model range offers additional benefits for our customers over and above the ‘qualifying’ model, we may allow these to be offered on the Scheme at our discretion. These benefits will likely include sat nav (for helping to plan a journey), autonomous technology (self-parking is an example) and leather seats (to help access and egress). The maximum on-the-road price for these discretionary derivatives has increased to £33,500 for manual cars and £35,000 for automatic models. ‘
The top spec Kuga Vignale with certain engines is already over the 35k limit? <b>#confused</b>
Good read there crispy, jan 1st looks to be interesting with hopefully more additions to the scheme
The Kuga Vignale trim looks stunning, that will be a popular choice
Cheers – still clear as mud!