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  • in reply to: Volvo xc40 #285070
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      Oh my word, I hope it wasn’t anyone from this thread … not that you want it to happen to anybody obviously.  Poor man, like so many on here he waited over 6 months and then this happened. So lucky to get his baby granddaughter out! 😢

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        That’s all folks!! Signed, Sealed and collected, handover absolutely perfect! Absolutely gorgeous car! Yes a slog to get here but that’s all in the past! I’m really glad I persevered. Hopefully all waiting are not far behind! Thank you for all the support on here, especially @UncJ & Nshaw (Karen) Karen let me know how you got on today. Cheers Steph x

        Very nice Steph, same colour as mine would have been. Looks nicer with the MY25 bigger wheels too. 😁👍

        Finally got there, phew. 🙏

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          https://uk.motor1.com/news/725346/speed-limiters-mandatory-eu-not-uk/

          Exactly Chris! Ive already sent sent a complaint to Hyundai UK, requesting it be user defined off by default, as its just another pointless series of bing bongs.

          If only! It’s just such a frustrating circle, isn’t it? Get into car, start car. Get menu on screen to turn off speed bongs and active “pothole finder” assist. Clear screens, drive off. And repeat EVERY single stinkin journey! 😞

          I don’t know about other new cars but on my new Mercedes CLA another stupid intervention is “active brake assist” which I’ve realised today you cannot switch off no matter what you do. You can set it to a less sensitive setting, even switch it off if you delve into the main menus each and every trip. But …even when switched off it still is on its lowest setting. Want to drift downhill towards a waiting queue of traffic and then gently brake as you get close? Nope, forget that. Active brake assist is going to intervene and brake for you way in advance no matter what *you* want. Grrrr 😡

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            Interesting, further developments to that story which Autocar removed and rehashed:

            Like you, so glad I cancelled my Volvo order too after a 7 month nightmare. Utter joke of a company now! 👎👎

             

            in reply to: Quarter 3 (July 2024) Prices – Please post here #283726
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              1. The scheme is effectively over if it carries on like this. But … maybe … that is exactly what’s intended perhaps? Taking it down from inside its very structure. I believe this is what we’re seeing.

                If you were to play Motability Bingo, you would choose one of the following:

                • Motability are coining it in and are putting up the prices to give everyone a massive bonus
                • The AP’s have increased to keep pace with the price increases of new cars
                • The cost of new small cars (historically where Motability raised a surplus) has increased at a faster rate than larger cars ‘Europe’s five biggest carmakers have raised the prices of their cheapest models by an average of 41% since 2019
                • We are all paying for the massive investment in order to make Motability the leader in EV sales, cost of charging points to customers, reducing AP’s on very expensive Electric cars etc.
                • Car makers are snookered by fines and legislation and are having to increase prices at a ridiculous rate in order to not go bust.
                • The Scheme has grown at its fastest rate ever, the only way to slow the growth is to raise prices
                • It’s the Tories – They did it.
                • A combination of the above.

                Lol Well, it has to be a combination of some of those. As to which ones who knows? We do know that the current government wants to do away with PIP as it currently exists I suppose.

              Bearing in mind the surplus of funds Motability have been carrying for a number of years now it seems somewhat odd considering they claim to be a charity. The current prices, overall for a disabled person requiring a vehicle to be used for transporting a mobility scooter or wheelchair etc, are certainly not going to benefit someone who needs help. Levelling up? 😬

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                The Motability “ negotiator” needs sacking

                Couldn’t agree more! 😖

                The scheme is effectively over if it carries on like this. But … maybe … that is exactly what’s intended perhaps? Taking it down from inside its very structure. I believe this is what we’re seeing.

                in reply to: Volvo xc40 #283679
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                  Soooo… had the call this Eve, collection Friday and time booked in! It’s all systems go…Superb timing from docks to transportation up here …. Now for the drama 🤦🏼‍♀️ The car that has been delivered IS my original order, from December (Higher Ap) But that’s just the ARN (order number) once in build it’s the MY25!.. Don’t worry obvs not paying no higher AP and was expecting the MY25, ok fine with this. My 2nd order in February is currently being built for July delivery…. ALONG WITH a 3rd Car in my name!? My dealer was just banging his head against a brick wall with fleet order, it’s the biggest mess I’ve ever experienced in my entire life My silver lining is my car is here I shall send proof of life on Friday, and to the other cars that are in my name and on the production line…. Erm 🫤 PASS 🤦🏼‍♀️ Steph x

                  Great news Steph😄👍

                  And the Volvo CLOWN show continues! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 You really couldn’t make it all up, could you? Just when many of us on this thread who’ve ordered 6+ months ago think it couldn’t get any more farcical … it does! I think it’s only fair now that you get all 3 cars. lol 😂 😜

                  Did you read the EX-30 threads? Poor people getting their orders cancelled now because the cars are so full of faults and problems Volvo refusing to supply them. How Volvo were ever let back onto Motability after being removed a couple of months ago I really don’t know. It’s just not fair or right that sick & disabled people with plenty of problems as it is should have to suffer even more stress and headaches dealing with these utter imbeciles who can’t seem to run a booze up in a brewery! 😡

                  I’m so glad I jumped ship and zero regrets (it was damaging my health trying to get honesty from these clowns!) even though I had to pay a lot more for a car but I really feel for you all still waiting and hope you all get the just outcome you all rightly deserve and very soon. 🙏

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                    Only difference between B3 & B4 is the mapping of the engine. Both exactly the same 2.0 engine using exactly the same components. I highly doubt if the fuel consumption of the B4 is significantly worse than the B3. All depends on your right foot really. 😜

                    Most car makers use this gimmick these days with bhp making it look like you’re getting a different engine. If you were allowed to do this on Motability (you’re not, obviously) all you’d have to do is add a tuning box to obtain the higher bhp output & acceleration etc for relative peanuts.

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                      Hi All Glad the card are finally filtering through, can I ask please what is the four day rule?

                      See my reply to Steph just below your post.

                      Basically let’s say your car arrives at dealers tomorrow on Monday. The dealer then has to make an appointment with you to collect your car, handover. Once that dealer makes that confirmed collection date it cannot be any sooner than 4 days away so that Motability can do all they need to do with documentation etc at their end. So – if dealer were to make the appointment with you the day the car arrived at the dealers, Monday, you cannot collect the car for handover any earlier than Friday.

                      Hope I’ve explained that ok. 😊

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                        No worries. Yeah, the 4 day rule always applies as it then allows Motability the time needed to get all the documentation sorted etc before you collect your car. If it hadn’t been for that I could have collected mine from the dealer in just 8 days from ordering.

                        in reply to: Quarter 3 (July 2024) Prices – Please post here #283415
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                          Well I think it’s a great idea Glos Guy, so many thanks! 🙏👍

                           

                          in reply to: Volvo xc40 #283366
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                            🎶🎶🎶 Finally it happened to me🎶🎶🎶

                            Great news Steph …finally!! 😄

                            As Volvo are so useless make sure to remind your dealer about the 4 day rule. I.e. – A confirmed handover date must be at least 4 days after setting it. Otherwise it might delay you getting the car unless he sets a date with you at the earliest possible moment.

                            in reply to: Volvo xc40 #283189
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                              Thanks @jOhn @nshaw. No, no name. I could call it “sipper” I guess as we’ve gone up to Lincolnshire on hols for a few days and incredibly the car did 59 mpg to get up here. I’d heard so many stories from members on here saying they drank petrol for fun but it’s been superb, getting a minimum of 42 mpg even just doing short journeys. Reckon it must be the new mild hybrid stuff recently added to these.

                              Hope you get your car soon @nshaw , it’s been a long, hard road. 😕

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                                **ignore, double posted by accident

                                in reply to: Volvo xc40 #283184
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                                  For @nshaw , @MrsL83, @Ellie finally here’s the “proof of life” pic of my new Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 AMG Line car. The digger coming out of the windscreen was not an ordered extra. lol 😆🤣

                                  Still loving it and I’ve done almost 600 miles so far.

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                                    Ahh I see that would make it better to load ,I am ex military disable now with mobility problems, luckily I have 2 friends that help me , I am looking at a reboot electric folding wheelchair , can be controlled by mobile phone to open unfold itself and fold again once out of car, can be brought from back of car to drivers door controls by mobile phone . Enjoy your new car ,uncj

                                    Cheers Micky! Looks a nice bit of kit that reboot. 👍👍

                                    in reply to: Volvo xc40 #282692
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                                      I’m so pleased for you and totally amazed when car orders placed January and February still appear to be on the ‘being made’ list, including mine. Where in the country are you please? Some areas seem to have had better availability than others, maybe down to transporters or some other reason? But then again, that wouldn’t count for the build dates we are being given. I’m so thankful we have our car to use whilst waiting but I hate bad customer service and never expected it from Volvo.

                                      I’m in Gloucestershire same as nshaw. I don’t know what went on really, so many things said at the time as you know by customers, dealers, forums about the reasons for delays and I don’t think we’ll ever know the true answers. But .. these were the earliest orders and MY24 cars, all the cars coming through are now MY25’s so clearly for whatever reasons our ordered cars were never built to begin with. It stinks!

                                      @nshaw thanks, really hope your car comes soon! Ordered my car from Sytner Mercedes-Benz in Bristol instead of Gloucester as I’d already had a great experience with them 5 years ago with my last MB GLA there. And if anything the service this time was even better, they’ve definitely had training for Motability customers I’d say as everyone from reception staff to the salesman were absolutely brilliant and (unlike Volvo!!) kept their word on every single thing they said and have gone overboard in their service to me. Even had a phone call from dealer the next day asking me if I was happy with the car and were there any issues they could help with. It’s all been a bit overwhelming I must say. lol 😆👍👍

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                                        I can’t understand how you find getting mobility scooter in out of cla easy ?? But you like that’s main thing .

                                        Micky, it’s a fold up Travelscoot that looks like this assembled but once you take the seat off folds with 2 clicks to the size of a golf bag so just about fits lengthways unlike most cars I’ve tested.

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                                          I picked up my Mercedes CLA on Thursday after just 2 weeks since placing the order. Everything went well and my dealer kept in contact all the way through the process by both phone and email – complete contrast compared to this and Volvo where there was 6 1/2 months of total silence.

                                          Car is fantastic and zero regrets whatsoever. I’m finding the drivers seat more comfortable than I did the XC40’s seat so that’s the main thing for me. Boot is far bigger than the Volvo too which is a major bonus in getting my mobility scooter in and having enough room for shopping/suitcase etc. Tbh I never wanted an SUV type vehicle anyway and being a shorty I find it far easier getting in/out of the CLA, I had to bend my neck/head forward quite a bit to get in/out of the XC40 with the drivers seat set up for me.

                                          Car drives like it’s on rails compared to my Volvo and straight off the bat I’m getting 40+ mpg overall which is impressive. I think the addition of the mild hybrid equipment on the new CLA’s is definitely making a difference to its fuel economy here. Performance is great and even though a 1.3 engine you now get 177 bhp so no issues at all on that front. 😁

                                          After almost 7 months of waiting for a car and just getting constantly let down I’m glad I cancelled my XC40 order. Volvo have lost a long standing customer over all this and I doubt I will ever get another Volvo again, they shot themselves in the foot over this. Yes, the AP cost is way to much but having said that the current AP on the XC40 is only £500 less now so when you compare the prices in June they’re pretty similar.

                                           

                                          in reply to: Volvo xc40 #282668
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                                            Afternoon All, 🙂 Ive had an email from My Dealer this morning (Preston Dealership) My car is finally on the production line, Status Online, he will email at weekend to say if it’s been despatched yet. Order date 2/2/23. ☺️

                                            Fabulous 😀 at last! Hope I get notification at the Friday.

                                            Id bet my bottom dollar you do Karen, 🙂 Summing up in my opinion, December orders like Ours, (Mine originally) but cancelled to get the lower AP where just in such mass orders they could not cope, no communication down to the dealers, so limited/non to us, instead of holding their hands up they just tried to wing it, and it all went wrong, My order now, from Feb 2nd to being built June 11th I’d have been more than happy with timescale and communication. I wonder how UncJ is getting on with the Merc order? I hope he pops back on to let us know. I feel as though we and a few others are the originals on here through the Volvo Saga 😂

                                            Firstly – Sorry for no “proof of life” photo but I’ve been really unwell this week, a lot of it down to stress I think mainly over selling my old car.

                                            Anyway, I picked up my Mercedes CLA on Thursday after just 2 weeks since placing the order. Everything went well and my dealer kept in contact all the way through the process by both phone and email – complete contrast compared to this and Volvo where there was 6 1/2 months of total silence.

                                            Car is fantastic and zero regrets whatsoever. I’m finding the drivers seat more comfortable than I did the XC40’s seat so that’s the main thing for me. Boot is far bigger than the Volvo too which is a major bonus in getting my mobility scooter in and having enough room for shopping/suitcase etc. Tbh I never wanted an SUV type vehicle anyway and being a shorty I find it far easier getting in/out of the CLA, I had to bend my neck/head forward quite a bit to get in/out of the XC40 with the drivers seat set up for me.

                                            Car drives like it’s on rails compared to my Volvo and straight off the bat I’m getting 40+ mpg overall which is impressive. I think the addition of the mild hybrid equipment on the new CLA’s is definitely making a difference to its fuel economy here. Performance is great and even though a 1.3 engine you now get 177 bhp so no issues at all on that front. 😁

                                            After almost 7 months of waiting for a car and just getting constantly let down I’m glad I cancelled my XC40 order. Volvo have lost a long standing customer over all this and I doubt I will ever get another Volvo again, they shot themselves in the foot over this. Yes, the AP cost is way to much but having said that the current AP on the XC40 is only £500 less now so when you compare the prices in June they’re pretty similar.

                                            Im seeing people on here who’ve ordered XC40’s months  after many of us placed our orders getting cars in short wait times which is brilliant for them, really pleased. But … what on earth happened to those of us who ordered cars in December 2023 & January 2024? Did our orders go in a black hole or something? We’ve NEVER received any sort of explanation to what happened have we? It’s really bizarre. 😞🤔

                                            For those of you still waiting I wish you all the best and hope your cars come ASAP. 🙏

                                             

                                            in reply to: Volvo xc40 #282257
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                                              @UncJ Just a quick update. Volvo rang me today to say that they had a stock XC40 Recharge which should be available to collect by 13th July. It’s in the green which is what I wanted, so I’m very pleased. It’s MY24, but I’d much rather have a car in the next month than the uncertainty of waiting for a factory build. Fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong as the wait for a factory build is 4 – 6 months, I was told. So far the staff at the dealership have been very helpful. I’ll keep you posted!

                                              Sounds good but … Unless things have changed very recently Volvo UK would not allow any stock cars to be used for Motability orders. ALL Motability orders had to be new build cars. I would question the Motability sales staff at your dealership on this and get them to double check that this would be available for you with absolute certainty before ordering.

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                                                Did a test drive of the XC40 Recharge on Friday. We both really liked it, lot more comfortable than the Ioniq, Enyaq and Niro. Plus easier to get in and out of. Was told 4 – 6 months to order unless one in the network. Must admit I’m confused about whether powered passenger seats are included – they were on the test drive version, but are not in the MY24 spec list. Does anyone know if the MY25 have them? Heat pump is another area of confusion. I suspect unless we are very lucky we will have to go for a build. Shame the top spec isn’t on the scheme, that sunroof looks great! Be glad to hear about ordering experiences with Volvo. 🙂

                                                Hi Ellie, just checked and the only model available on Motability is the Plus trim which indeed does come with a powered drivers seat and a heat pump too. Cracking spec overall and much more included compared to the petrol version. You get adaptive cruise, blind spot monitoring, pilot assist etc, etc. they have recently renamed it as the “EX40″ and yes that is all MY25 model too. Take a look at the Volvo configurator to get the full specs of the car.

                                                My experiences are well documented both here and another forum and they’ve really not been good. Ordered an XC40 Plus 2.0 first week of December and still not had a car or a confirmed delivery date so I cancelled my order and now have a Mercedes CLA to pick up later this week.

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                                                  The trouble is so many dealers are so used to outright lying I’m pretty sure they believe the guff they give out to us customers as being true. I’ve heard it all over the years and I’d say 80% of it is utter carp! 😜

                                                  in reply to: Abarth now back on Scheme all range #281987
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                                                    I had an Abarth 595 MTA back in 2015 so not first time. Definitely the first time the Comp has been on the scheme though. My health was much better then but no way I could get one now..but for those that find the car size meets their requirements it’s the best fun you can have in a car for me.

                                                    Closest enjoyment I’ve had to when I was able to ride a motorcycle. Put a wide grin on my face EVERY time I drove it. A bit dated now but still worth a punt I reckon if int could suit your needs. 😁👍

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                                                      I wonder how UncJ is getting on with the Merc order? I hope he pops back on to let us know. I feel as though we and a few others are the originals on here through the Volvo Saga 😂
                                                      Car now at dealers and ready for handover next Thursday. This is all most overwhelming right now after waiting 6+ months with nothing happening with useless Volvo. 😁

                                                      Wow UncJ that’s amazing! 2 weeks from test drive to collection well 3 if it’s next Thursday but wowzers so happy for you mate. Mines built just awaiting despatch email 4 months later 😁

                                                      No, it will be 2 weeks not 3 since ordering as I ordered late pm on Wednesday 05.06. In fact I could have had it this week if not for the Motability “4 day rule”. 😁

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