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    Quote Originally Posted by warkman View Post
    Mine has become more complicated.
    I had it down to three,
    Qashqai+2 Ntec
    S-Max Titanium
    Mondeo estate TitaniumX.

    Now, the Tekna QQ+2 is on there, this brings in that instead of the N-Tec, but also now, the Hyundai ix35, the Vauxhall Antara SE Nav plus and possibly wityh teh AP reduction, the Insignia Estate SE Nav. Wish they had put the Elite estate on though.

    Now gonna do some maths to see which is the best over three years factoring in petrol and APs...
    I did the sums on the bmw and Volvo. On the face of it the Volvo is better value as the cost of options on the BMW means its around 900 more than the Volvo, but fuel costs are over 1000 less (I have assumed an average price of 1.60 a litre which in reality is probably too low). So on price nothing to choose. The BMW is 2 seconds quicker and a nicer drive so it gets my vote. Volvo has full leather but I have never been a fan of leather seats.
    I wonder how long before Motability start limiting cars by power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul1234 View Post
    I did the sums on the bmw and Volvo. On the face of it the Volvo is better value as the cost of options on the BMW means its around 900 more than the Volvo, but fuel costs are over 1000 less (I have assumed an average price of 1.60 a litre which in reality is probably too low). So on price nothing to choose. The BMW is 2 seconds quicker and a nicer drive so it gets my vote. Volvo has full leather but I have never been a fan of leather seats.
    I wonder how long before Motability start limiting cars by power.
    I won't spend my taxpayers provided money on BMW after what they did to me and my friends, so it could be 10 seconds quicker and half the price, :-)
    but as I have said before, its individual conciences whare they spend the benefits given to them by the British Taxpayer. and my personal opinion is that not much money comes from German taxpayers into the DLA, not many jobs either.

    The thing is that the Volvo is very poorly specced against the rivals at the same AP. If it was the SE then it would be worth considering, but up against the Mondeo Titanium X and the S-Max specifications, the MPG as well is superior (just)

    But, is that the case when you add up the AP, the cost of extras to make the cars similar and then the cost of the fuel used?

    Thats what i have to work out.

    Its not worth me going for say, the Volvo then not being happy because it missing something that makes driving easier for me.

    I still havent worked out in my mind if we really need two cars with 4X4 abilities (The family car used by my wife normally is a Freelander 2) or not, or can we survive with one estate or not LOL so this is going to take me some working out! :-0 :-0 ;-0

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    I take it its the V60 Volvo you are talking about at in ES trim, not the S60 SE Lux? The ES is a little basic, no parking sensors, bluetooth etc. The SE Lux, sat nav, excepted, has just about everything else and more. What apealed to me with the Volvo is its exclusivity as numbers on the road are few and far between. Of course it could mean a long drive to the dealers as they are quite thinly spread.
    The acid tests for me are, is it comfy and practical and is it good to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul1234 View Post
    The acid tests for me are, is it comfy and practical and is it good to drive.
    Mine too.

    I'm happy to spend my tax payers cash (my cash? as I pay more than enough tax!) on cars that meet those requirements.

    This time, the Ford Grand CMax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Mine too.

    I'm happy to spend my tax payers cash (my cash? as I pay more than enough tax!) on cars that meet those requirements.

    This time, the Ford Grand CMax.
    A Grand choice! I take it you got the wifes vote. Hope you enjoy the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul1234 View Post
    I take it its the V60 Volvo you are talking about at in ES trim, not the S60 SE Lux? The ES is a little basic, no parking sensors, bluetooth etc. The SE Lux, sat nav, excepted, has just about everything else and more. What apealed to me with the Volvo is its exclusivity as numbers on the road are few and far between. Of course it could mean a long drive to the dealers as they are quite thinly spread.
    The acid tests for me are, is it comfy and practical and is it good to drive.
    Yes, compared to the Mondeo Titanium X estate, vary bare.
    Mondeo has alcantara seating climate seats, DAB radio front & rear parking sensors, rear air con ducts, Bluetooth/USB/MP3 connection, a huge boot, Solar reflect windscreen, heated front windscreen and washers, Adaptive headlights, auto windscreen and headlights, DRLs, a superb auto box, the best ride of any estate around (best ride of a saloon as well) and also, the engines are British and they keep British people in jobs. A win, win all around.
    Saying that, the S-max is great as well, on the same platform.... :-0 :-0 :-0

    Yes, I do pay a lot of tax, but would prefer to pay it to companies who keep jobs here than pay foreigners in jobs and Britsih people out of work.
    Remember less British jobs equals less people to pay your benefits!

    Be proud of your Country! Don't let BMW's out of junctions! :-0 :-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Mine too.

    I'm happy to spend my tax payers cash (my cash? as I pay more than enough tax!) on cars that meet those requirements.

    This time, the Ford Grand CMax.
    Nice car.
    A bit small for me, but looks nice and felt comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul1234 View Post
    Motability have updated the price list, ignore the Jan-March 2012 heading. Just had a quick look.
    1977 cars and now 554 automatics.
    Some interesting cars, Volvo S60 SE Lux Auto, 2999Ap. Very well equipped and nice to look at. A golf Match 122ps DSG (auto) now only 649. Merc B class, all models up in price by several hundred! Some Fords up too. BMW 1 series, now includes M Sport. 120d 1999 and 2999 in auto. Also offering X1 in M sport Auto 2999 and 4wd in SE guise at 2999. Some Mondeos's have gone, Ford have ditchd the 203BHP versions

    At 1st look pretty uneventful in the main. For thiose who are willing to spend the Volvo S60 SE Lux is a really good buy, fantastic equipment level, nice looking and good to drive. Still going for a 1 series, and although more expensive than the Volvo once specced up is more economical thus negating the extra cost and is more engaging to drive. Its also smaller and has the practicality of a hatch.

    Good luck with your own searches.
    As this has been such an informative thread I have continued it here rather than start a new one.
    Typical, VW Golf diesel 1.6 tdi DSG is now 699, when I ordered it last month it was 1,049. Wish I had ordered it in Apr now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTCELT88 View Post
    Typical, VW Golf diesel 1.6 tdi DSG is now 699, when I ordered it last month it was 1,049. Wish I had ordered it in Apr now!
    If you can, its always best to wait until the last day of the quarter, most dealers have q2 prices and will let you know. The golf's a cracking car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Mine too.

    I'm happy to spend my tax payers cash (my cash? as I pay more than enough tax!) on cars that meet those requirements.

    This time, the Ford Grand CMax.
    I'm glad that you're sorted. I visited a Ford dealership today and sat in the CMax. As nice a car as it seems it doesn't meet my access needs and nil points for customer service.

    Next I visited Bristol Motors - a Nissen/Renault dealership only Renault moved out yesterday - they are getting rid of some forecourts. However the Nissen staff were friendly, courteous and helpful.

    I finally tracked down the relocated Renault garage in Stockport. Surprising the venue wasn't really disabled inviting. The disabled bay was taken up by a car that was 'for sale'. No dropped curb at entrance. Patio doors weren't automatic. There was a raised wide door sill you had to manage and a slippy stone floor - not good for crutches! Motability specialist 8/10.

    At last I was able to sit in a Scenic Dynamique - wonderful - fitted like a glove. Raised floor with shallow door sill, comfy sports seats which are raised. Panoramic windscreen - so big and bright cabin. Auto wipers and lights. Electronic hand-brake, radio control stalks on steering column, car alarm, reversing sensors, Sat Nav, diesel - 60 mph to the gallon accessible level entry boot space. Being an auto the AP is heavy at 2600 but no change from last quarter.

    My present Scenic still delivers and isn't due back for another 7 months - this new shape Scenic is for me as it fits me like a glove. I'm still worried that I may not qualify for the enhanced mobility PIP so wouldn't want to send the car back 12 months later knowing my luck. Probably buy my present lease car off motability until I know the PIP medical outcome. Guess everyone is facing the same dilemma.

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