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  • in reply to: Ford Puma ST #125838
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    Hi might see the st line but a full blown ST no chance

    in reply to: Opinions please! #123241
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    Hi I’m sorry that I cannot give a opinion based on personal experience all I can say is when searching for another car end of last year I completely discounted it because of ridiculous advance payment,and some of the worst reviews for a hybrid I have read and I have read a lot being the anorak that I am

    in reply to: Xc40 orders #123182
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    Hi I ordered my xc40 on 8th December 19 the dealer told me that my old lease ended on 6th March 20 and that would be the day of handover ,he kept me informed every few weeks about delivery also about the last possible date for any changes but did warn me that changes always extend delivery times that’s just the way it is.  I did at the time voice my concerns about fuel consumption etc and what he told me has been correct mid to high 30s mpg is easily achieved but if fuel consumption Is a concern or your of the heavy footed variety then it’s probably not for them

    in reply to: Ask Motability when the Tesla 3 is coming on the scheme. #122916
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    Hi everyone I have just spent the afternoon with my close friend who was taking delivery of his new Tesla and what a car it is the finish and feel of the car is top notch although the showroom feel very much like a Apple store ,what I wanted to say was to everyone lusting after a Tesla two things .one any of us who like a higher seating position then forget it as the Tesla is really quite low riding and secondly never mind BHP or price limits etc ,the second reason is this after speaking to the dealer principal while my friend was going through the pomp and fuss with getting a new car I casually asked about the Tesla being on the scheme,he thought about it trying to be diplomatic and said even if we could get over the hurdles of price caps,BHP caps etc I am afraid that Tesla as a brand do not see motability as part of their business model or with their brand image and while everyone wants one and their brand is riding high then that will remain the case

    in reply to: Diesel / Petrol / Hybrid whats more economical #119263
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    Hi mike in all fairness on the motorway faster roads at those speeds you would only be using the petrol engine as the hybrid system does not engage at speed., around towns and villages Under thirty the electric hybrid works best but you still have to be gentle as the petrol cuts in .in reality this is seamless and hardly noticeable.as for economy when I said mid fourtys mpg this is easily achieved and what hybrids give you is almost diesel economy from a petrol car ,I am being objective the car was excellent over three years and did everything really well

    in reply to: Diesel / Petrol / Hybrid whats more economical #119252
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    Hi mike I have now a Volvo xc40 T4 RDesign pro which is a physically bigger car all together it’s higher,wider and I am still getting used to it . fuel consumption is not as good but I was prepared for that.but still getting mid thirties mpg and as for the auto gear box it’s smooth but certainly no better than the toyota .as another member mentioned in this post it’s all about how heavy footed we are .while the Volvo is a heavy solid vehicle and class leading fuel economy cannot be expected,you will have to have a very light foot with the Toyota hybrid otherwise it will always go to petrol running.not a criticism as it a great car

    in reply to: Diesel / Petrol / Hybrid whats more economical #119225
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    Hi everyone for what it worth I changed my Toyota chr hybrid in feb this year after three faultless years the chr was excellent,well put together quiet and smooth,but in all fairness over the three years the MPG was 46-47 which I was pleased with.50 mpg was regularly achieved but motorway or fast roads then much less .at the time everyone I talked to said “don’t touch the cvt gearbox “ but without doubt the smoothest gearbox I have ever used

    in reply to: Xc40 R Design Pro auto B4 #117957
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    Hi we chose the T4 RDesign pro because we always liked the xc40 but last summer the AP was £3500 which was a bit rich for me so when last December the the AP was just over half that so went for it, If you don’t do many miles then it doesn’t matter so much.we tried a diesel and it felt a little more low down grunt but when automatic it really doesn’t matter so much and the petrol T4 was so much smoother than the diesel also as the AP was about £1200 more you would never cover that cost,in all fairness I would have chosen the inscription interior over the R Design but the RDesign outside looks much nicer,to me anyway

    in reply to: Xc40 R Design Pro auto B4 #117951
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    Hi I have been reading with interest and thought I would let you know .we have been running a xc40 T4 R Design pro since March and have just covered 4000 miles,this is a T4 not the B4 by all accounts these are very similar and the dealer seems to think that the B4 should achieve 3-4 mpg on average more than the T4.as for our T4 we live in a rather rural part of  Cornwall and average around 35-36 mpg with two 600 hundred mile round trips averaging 41mpg .the car is superb but if mpg is a concern or if at all heavy footed then it’s probably not for you as mpg can be considerably less if driven hard

    in reply to: Audi A3 #114611
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    I don’t know if many manufacturers keep to much stock of anything anymore most are built to order

    in reply to: Old Motability pricelists #110896
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    Just confirms for me instead of us whining about what we think we should be getting,in general we are getting some great deals via  the scheme

    in reply to: XC40 – 6 models off scheme #108382
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    Hi martino the T3 models are still there which are the lowest AP and the diesels are the most expensive

    in reply to: XC40 – 6 models off scheme #108379
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    Hi just looking all the T4 models have been removed.when I ordered mine in December the salesman did say I could have a T3 or diesel far quicker but it might not be connected or mean anything

    in reply to: New Ford Kuga (with prices) #107830
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    Hi bionic rusty in reply to you about my sons focus RS ,yes it is bonkers quick frighteningly so ,I have only  ever borrowed it once it’s ride is so uncomfortable it’s a torture and trying to get out sat on my ass on cold wet tarmac holding my crutches outside of Asda is not a cool look.

    As for the Kuga I medically retired from the police force three years ago after twenty two years unless Kuga has improved completely anyone on duty all thought that thay had drawn the short straw if ended up with the Kuga on their shift

    in reply to: New Ford Kuga (with prices) #107787
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    Hi I have had many fords over the years my son currently has a focus rs  I am sorry to say that if you lined up the Tiguan xc40 and new kuga in a row you would have to be a real ford fanatic to choose over the others as the quality just isn’t there ,sadly I have to say ford seems to have lost their way at the moment

    in reply to: Ask Motability when the Tesla 3 is coming on the scheme. #107721
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    Hi considering Tesla cannot fulfill there order book for private buyers I don’t suppose that there will be any hurry to get involved with Motability and give huge discounts

    in reply to: Buying new is stressful #107408
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    Hi Carl I have just read your post and you do make some interesting points and I think roly. is probably right we can all tend to over think it. This is amplified when we take into account other opinions ,views etc. Just remember it’s what suits you and what you can afford, we all want the best deal,the lowest advance payment but you could end up waiting for q3,q4,etc for the best deal that does not happen what matters is the deal available when you need it which is now while on your mind.

    its easy to get caught up in worrying about BHP and other stats it’s about how the vehicle drives and how it feels for you.i have found some of the posts on here invaluable but must say when I first started looking on here my first thoughts were what was everyone pulling or dragging around to warrant needing so much power when the most some will do is the school run or the shops, and i don’t know where you are but where I live  it’s hard to maintain a 40mph average. I don’t know for sure but suspect the general average BHP on the roads is around 120 but some on here would have you believe that 220 BHP is not enough

    as for EV you surely are right but a lot of it is hype ,I think it’s absolutely the future weather we want it or not but the tech is not quite there yet but changing buy the month,year so choose your car and in three years things could look quite different on the scheme ,I am saying this as I have had a Toyota CHR hybrid (Prius in a different dress) for three years now and it has been superb but don’t think it’s the answer to all I have averaged 45-46 mpg which is good but not groundbreaking

    so best of luck in your search,enjoy it,don’t get bogged down by what others think

     

    in reply to: Greetings and the XC40. #107396
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    Hi racecatt and everyone else,I also have a xc40 on order hopefully for delivery beginning,mid March.i have received text message every month from dealer saying everything on track but can any of you who have taken delivery tell me how informed you have been kept by the dealer

    in reply to: Cancelling question #106702
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    Hi Briggsy,sorry to hear about your boiler problems never a good time but this time of year is the worst.as for the car ,as you have just ordered then there will not be a problem just explain to the dealer all will be well.with regard to the deposit issue the dealership absolutely can ask for a deposit and motability are a little quiet and woolly on this issue .best of luck

    in reply to: Should the government be running Motability… #103774
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    Personally I believe it would be a utter disaster for motability and would almost certainly have a detrimental effect on the users and disabled in general we currently have a government who promote a ‘every man for themselves attitude ‘if you look at benefits in general there are a lot of people who are even jealous of people who even have less

    in reply to: 'Small, inexpensive cars rule the road in the UK' #103614
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    Hi Brydo,yet again your posts are both interesting and very informative and certainly shows me what a good position we are all in with the scheme.despite some of the non believers, most joe public want a new car but would be unable even consider some of the vehicles we have access to for the money and sadly everything usually comes down to money whoever we are

    in reply to: How do the figures add up? #103410
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    Whoever said you pay your money and take your choice was so right .a friend of mine got a fiat 500 on motability and has never been happier,yes it’s not powerful but for her allowance all it has given her freedom and a life again after  thinking she would neither be well enough nor be able to afford to drive again and motability have enabled this ,

    in reply to: Fiat adds mild hybrid tech to 500 and Panda ranges #102647
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    Hi just wanted to let everyone have a small insight into hybrids,everyone’s talking hybrids it seems and the hybrid systems are definitely a step in the right direction,having run a Toyota hybrid for the last three years and over 50000 miles if any one thinks that hybrid is the answer to their fuel economy woes then I think there will be some disappointment I have averaged 45mpg over the 50000 miles, which is good but not groundbreaking the cvt is certainly not a problem and you soon get used to it , the Toyota is not particularly powerful but more than adequate for most daily activities

    in reply to: XC40 T4 2.0 Auto – real world mpg? #102205
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    Whilst looking and ordering a Volvo before Christmas the first thing I noticed on a wet Tuesday morning was how busy it was in the dealership I had to book an appointment with salesman who was probably the most articulate and helpful salesman I have ever met really knew his stuff ,but while processing my order he told me that motability orders take longer to process as any mistake however minor motability fine the dealership also while he considers motability sales as a great addition to end of quarter/year sales numbers he will always make more for private sales he did say that some brands/dealerships were getting a little fed up with being held to ransom by motability (his words) at the moment Volvo are doing well with a product that’s popular, compare this with the ford dealership where if I fired a gun I would not of hit anyone it was empty

    in reply to: Alternative private leasing / financing deals #102070
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    Hi I have watched this forum for a few months now and today decided to jump in there are many valid points and obviously differences of opinion some of the advice has been invaluable but I must say am surprised at some of the negativity  I feel some of us are a little complacent most people don’t care if the car has a locking glovebox or is 5BHP less ,thay care if it starts in the morning or if it’s the colour thay like .whats good about the scheme is all thay have to think about is putting fuel in it and that peace of mind is worth far more than the numbers .the scheme has been a godsend for me as the reality and alternative would be maybe cheaper but chances are more problematic

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