Have done the whole list now I am realistically looking at one of two options. But I will revisit the list again and make sure I have not overlooked anything.
Last edited by paul1234; 01-05-2012 at 07:11 PM.
The number of cars has gone up from 1838 to 1852, and auto's from 500 to 503. I cant see wht the new ones are, Annoying!
I get the feeling it will change again once Vauxhall and Ford see that cars over £2,000 are back on the list. Ford, for example will (I hope ) Increase spec options
I've noticed that the Motability website search feature for advanced payments now includes an additional price - £2000 plus! So the £2000 max AP was just a smoke screen.
Just heard romours that the B Class Mercedes may be about to disappear as well, just been to have a look at a new one, and tbh wasn't that impressed, especially with a salesman's car sat in the only disabled space left.
I told the dealer about it and he didn't look to pleased, shame he hadn't noticed before we got there and moved it.
Another lost customer (not just through Motability, as my wife fancied the A-Class)
I looked at a 1 series and on first impression was impressed with the quality and seat comfort. I was expecting the back seats to be cramped and difficulty getting in and out but it was ok, certainly fine for the times we would have passengers. BMW also provide electric lumbar support for the front seats for £200 and although the standard spec is not over generous you can get cruise control and parking sensors as part of a £500 package. It does 64.2mpg and having compared it to the Focus, Astra and Golf, this equates to a fuel saving of £1000-1500 over 3 years negating the higher AP and extras. Additionally you get better performance too.
Lets hope this doesn't dissapear as well.
Did you look at the X1? Its on the 3 series platform and has better spec (SE) than the ES 1 series and is bigger.
I was told directly from the Motability specialist at Mercedes.
It just wasn't as big as I thought it was, I'd say similar proportions to the Toyota Urban Cruiser. There wasn't much space in the rear, and as we are hoping to have kids soon, it would be awkward getting them in and out. It did have a big boot though.
I did look at the X1 ( I know you mean the other Paul) but again it wasn't really as jacked up as I thought it would be, plus the wife couldn't find a driving position in it. A shame really as its a well spec'd car.