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    New 200hp limit

    Here is some latest news from Which Motability:-

    The following information is from Motability:
    •The maximum on-the-road price has increased to £29,000 for manual cars and £30,500 for automatic models.
    •In addition, if a car within a model range offers additional benefits for our customers over and above the ‘qualifying’ model, we may allow these to be offered on the Scheme at our discretion. These benefits will likely include sat nav (for helping to plan a journey), autonomous technology (self-parking is an example) and leather seats (to help access and egress). The maximum on-the-road price for these discretionary derivatives has increased to £33,500 for manual cars and £35,000 for automatic models.
    •The advance payment ceiling has increased to £3,000 for manual and £3,750 for auto models.
    •A maximum of 200 bhp


    It appears the Superb 2.0TSi will be no more along with some Mondeo's etc. The new £35000 limit is welcome and the max AP of £3750 an inevitability.

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    And the sportier vRS Octavia models as well from Skoda, well in Petrol guise at least. The new AP's will mean that certain model types, will probably not be available to most who have more restricted incomes, or are not working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmps View Post
    And the sportier vRS Octavia models as well from Skoda, well in Petrol guise at least. The new AP's will mean that certain model types, will probably not be available to most who have more restricted incomes, or are not working.
    Motability should not be working to the lowest common denominator, those who are on law in One are adequately covered, same for Disabled that can drive manuals.

    My current car woukd not be available with this ridiculous bhp cap

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    Quote Originally Posted by warkman View Post
    Motability should not be working to the lowest common denominator, those who are on law in One are adequately covered, same for Disabled that can drive manuals.

    My current car woukd not be available with this ridiculous bhp cap
    I feel Motability are wising to appear in a good light. In essence the price cap has increased from £29500 to £35000 ( a huge increase) as many cars will appear as they have leather, auto parking, sat nav etc. The arbitrary 200bhp limit is going to affect just a small number of cars, and for the vast majority of Motability users will have no effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwipperie View Post
    I feel Motability are wising to appear in a good light. In essence the price cap has increased from £29500 to £35000 ( a huge increase) as many cars will appear as they have leather, auto parking, sat nav etc. The arbitrary 200bhp limit is going to affect just a small number of cars, and for the vast majority of Motability users will have no effect.
    Again, Motability pandering to the lowest common denominator.
    The vast majority lease manual cars, and that’s why for us automatic users, the choice is less, compared to specs, drive versions (example, Ford s-max is available on the scheme in 4x4 on a manual box, but not to automatic leaders)

    Yes, they are saying now that they might allow a car not on tge scheme, if you can justify, but that won’t be the norm, instead they should make them available as standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by warkman View Post
    Again, Motability pandering to the lowest common denominator.
    The vast majority lease manual cars, and that’s why for us automatic users, the choice is less, compared to specs, drive versions (example, Ford s-max is available on the scheme in 4x4 on a manual box, but not to automatic leaders)

    Yes, they are saying now that they might allow a car not on tge scheme, if you can justify, but that won’t be the norm, instead they should make them available as standard
    I feel, many cars up to £35k will appear. The "discretionary" narrative being the justification for features as described as opposed to a large uplift. An exciting 8 days await before the unveiling of the new price list under the new guidelines. A pity the BHP limit could not be a bit higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwipperie View Post
    Here is some latest news from Which Motability:-

    The following information is from Motability:
    •The maximum on-the-road price has increased to £29,000 for manual cars and £30,500 for automatic models.
    •In addition, if a car within a model range offers additional benefits for our customers over and above the ‘qualifying’ model, we may allow these to be offered on the Scheme at our discretion. These benefits will likely include sat nav (for helping to plan a journey), autonomous technology (self-parking is an example) and leather seats (to help access and egress). The maximum on-the-road price for these discretionary derivatives has increased to £33,500 for manual cars and £35,000 for automatic models.
    •The advance payment ceiling has increased to £3,000 for manual and £3,750 for auto models.
    •A maximum of 200 bhp


    It appears the Superb 2.0TSi will be no more along with some Mondeo's etc. The new £35000 limit is welcome and the max AP of £3750 an inevitability.
    Thanks for the info Is Which Motability subscription based ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by volts View Post
    Thanks for the info Is Which Motability subscription based ???
    I don't think so. Here's the link.
    http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/ne...-january-2018/

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    Interestingly, this will kill the majority of PHEVs available as they are all over 200bhp, so no green cars for us....

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    Quote Originally Posted by warkman View Post
    Interestingly, this will kill the majority of PHEVs available as they are all over 200bhp, so no green cars for us....
    A very important and fine point, perhaps Motability may relax this 200BHP rule?

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