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    Cars not on list

    Simple question with regards to ordering a car not on the list.
    As you can order cost options to up the spec on a car & some have actually been given a higher spec car "just because" can I ask the dealer to order me a car of which the specification is not on their list ie:- a 2.0 auto r instead of a 2.0 auto p for example?

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    Nope, in order to order a vehicle using the Motability scheme, the dealer must input a code which is specific to that Make, Model and Trim.
    If the car is not on the list, it will not have a code and therefore cannot be ordered.

    But, you must check the manufacturer's own list before giving up as not all the cars available are shown on the Motability site, which is quite frustrating.

    Paul.
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    05/2009-05/2012; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg (34.2 - 56.5mpg)
    06/2012-07/2015; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg (31.9 - 56.7mpg)
    07/2015-Present; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 22,761miles; avg 43.3mpg (34.4 - 59.9mpg)

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    Ok thought as much Paul but as they say "shy bairns get nowt"

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    There's no harm in asking a friendly salesman though
    Motability Car History
    05/2009-05/2012; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg (34.2 - 56.5mpg)
    06/2012-07/2015; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg (31.9 - 56.7mpg)
    07/2015-Present; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 22,761miles; avg 43.3mpg (34.4 - 59.9mpg)

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    Being a bit of a bugbear to me I rang motability to see what the score really was & Paul was right there is no movement at all, if it ain't on the list you cant have it.
    So went hunting again & eventually settled on a kuga with no deposit asked for.

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    I'd love the new Fiesta ST and at only £16k rrp it's cheap enough to be on the list, but nope, I doubt it will ever appear.

    I'm very tempted to go private next time around, or even cut this contract short and do it now.
    Motability Car History
    05/2009-05/2012; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg (34.2 - 56.5mpg)
    06/2012-07/2015; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg (31.9 - 56.7mpg)
    07/2015-Present; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 22,761miles; avg 43.3mpg (34.4 - 59.9mpg)

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    Problem with dropping off the scheme now Paul is that you/I/some (I believe?) will lose the £2,000 that motability "gives" you towards a new car if you get dropped from the scheme if you fail to get high rate pip.

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    But it's the same £2k+ that you would spend from your DLA from now until then on your Motability car.

    I suppose it's £2k up front, but at the moment it might be easier to get a car with the £200+ per month to spend.
    Motability Car History
    05/2009-05/2012; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg (34.2 - 56.5mpg)
    06/2012-07/2015; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg (31.9 - 56.7mpg)
    07/2015-Present; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 22,761miles; avg 43.3mpg (34.4 - 59.9mpg)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    I'd love the new Fiesta ST and at only £16k rrp it's cheap enough to be on the list, but nope, I doubt it will ever appear.

    I'm very tempted to go private next time around, or even cut this contract short and do it now.
    You can't just cancel the current contract and just walk away from it, you're committed for three years unless very special circumstances, normally if your medical condition has changed. Just fancying another car will not be a valid reason.

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    I know that, I replied too hastily.

    You can cancel the contract, pay the £250 cancellation fee for financial reasons, but you won't be allowed to use the Motability scheme again for a period of time.

    OR

    You can cancel the contract, they'll waive the fee for a change in medical circumstances, and you can stay on the scheme.

    I know this as I asked 6 months ago. My current car costs far too much to run and does not meet my needs anymore as my disability has worsened. The trouble is I can't afford to change vehicles at the moment.

    I was tongue-in-cheek fantasising about a car that will never meet my needs - perhaps I shouldn't do that in the motoring section of this forum.

    But thanks for being pedantic.
    Motability Car History
    05/2009-05/2012; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg (34.2 - 56.5mpg)
    06/2012-07/2015; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg (31.9 - 56.7mpg)
    07/2015-Present; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 22,761miles; avg 43.3mpg (34.4 - 59.9mpg)

    Click here to send me an email with any private Motoring questions you may have. Replies usually within 48hrs

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