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    I am back home now, I tried to make a post last night but for some reason I could not get connected to this site. I will try to answer some of your questions.

    The very worst Dealer was Hyundai, this was where I was told that he could not help me and to go to another Dealer.

    The Dealer who showed me two cars and then said that they were not on Motability was Honda.

    The other two which were not interested is selling were Mitsubishi who said that they were going to stop selling Motability and Mazda who were completely indifferent.

    I was not really brave as I had my 6 foot 4 inch son with me as support. If I had required it he would have had a nice quiet word but that was not necessary as I just walked away.

    So yesterday I decided to start off with the Dealer of the Car that I already have, Renault. I walked into Ness Motors and stood getting my breath back. Within a minute along came Waldon, I recognised from 3 years ago, and he welcomed me and said that everything was ready. He led me to a nice comfortable chair just a few feet away and we settled down for a chat.

    What a difference to yesterday, he took his time and went through all the cars explaining and answering all my silly little questions. In the end one stood out for me and Waldon arranged for a test drive. 20 minutes later I was driving around Inverness in a Brand New Renault Scenic. It is a bit shorter in length to the Grand Scenic I have but it was very roomy indeed. It also had Start, Stop Technology and this felt funny at first but I soon got used to it.

    We arrived back at the Dealership and we were soon seated sipping at a nice cup of coffee and a biscuit. We chatted a bit more and before I knew it, I found myself ordering the Renault Scenic as my next car. I had all the necessary paperwork including my Wife's Driving Licence and within 10 minutes it was ordered. The colour is to be Damask Red. For all of you interested here is the list of the gadgets & Details of the Car.

    AP....£595 Delivery Date Estimate is 13 October 2013, this is the day before my present contract runs out.

    Keyless Entry & Push Button Start
    Automatic & Electronic Handbrake, very handy for me as my left arm is not as strong as it used to be.
    Cruise Control & Speed Limiter
    Dual Zone Climate Control
    Blu-Tooth Connectivity
    Automatic Lights & Automatic Wipers
    Tinted Windows
    Parking Sensors
    TomTom SatNav
    Daytime Running Lights & Front & Rear Fog Lights
    Start Stop Technology
    ABS/EBD & Hill Start Assistance with Break Assist
    Electric Heated & Folding Wing Mirrors
    Radio/CD Player with 6 Speakers
    Heated Rear Window
    Front, Rear Curtain Air Bags & Front Lateral Air Bags
    Leather Steering Wheel

    I arrived home about 11am and my wife is delighted with what I did as am I, so happiness all around.
    Last edited by Kodiak; 18-07-13 at 11:39.
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    fantastic news. I am so pleased you are a happy bunny - happy motoring

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    A happy ending, nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    I am back home now, I tried to make a post last night but for some reason I could not get connected to this site. I will try to answer some of your questions.

    The very worst Dealer was Hyundai, this was where I was told that he could not help me and to go to another Dealer.

    The Dealer who showed me two cars and then said that they were not on Motability was Honda.

    The other two which were not interested is selling were Mitsubishi who said that they were going to stop selling Motability and Mazda who were completely indifferent.

    I was not really brave as I had my 6 foot 4 inch son with me as support. If I had required it he would have had a nice quiet word but that was not necessary as I just walked away.

    So yesterday I decided to start off with the Dealer of the Car that I already have, Renault. I walked into Ness Motors and stood getting my breath back. Within a minute along came Waldon, I recognised from 3 years ago, and he welcomed me and said that everything was ready. He led me to a nice comfortable chair just a few feet away and we settled down for a chat.

    What a difference to yesterday, he took his time and went through all the cars explaining and answering all my silly little questions. In the end one stood out for me and Waldon arranged for a test drive. 20 minutes later I was driving around Inverness in a Brand New Renault Scenic. It is a bit shorter in length to the Grand Scenic I have but it was very roomy indeed. It also had Start, Stop Technology and this felt funny at first but I soon got used to it.

    We arrived back at the Dealership and we were soon seated sipping at a nice cup of coffee and a biscuit. We chatted a bit more and before I knew it, I found myself ordering the Renault Scenic as my next car. I had all the necessary paperwork including my Wife's Driving Licence and within 10 minutes it was ordered. The colour is to be Damask Red. For all of you interested here is the list of the gadgets & Details of the Car.

    AP....£595 Delivery Date Estimate is 13 October 2013, this is the day before my present contract runs out.

    Keyless Entry & Push Button Start
    Automatic & Electronic Handbrake, very handy for me as my left arm is not as strong as it used to be.
    Cruise Control & Speed Limiter
    Dual Zone Climate Control
    Blu-Tooth Connectivity
    Automatic Lights & Automatic Wipers
    Tinted Windows
    Parking Sensors
    TomTom SatNav
    Daytime Running Lights & Front & Rear Fog Lights
    Start Stop Technology
    ABS/EBD & Hill Start Assistance with Break Assist
    Electric Heated & Folding Wing Mirrors
    Radio/CD Player with 6 Speakers
    Heated Rear Window
    Front, Rear Curtain Air Bags & Front Lateral Air Bags
    Leather Steering Wheel

    I arrived home about 11am and my wife is delighted with what I did as am I, so happiness all around.
    Well done. I found Ness Motors helpful when I went there for a look.

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    Excellent outcome Kodiak....be sure to tell everyone about the helpful dealer.

    Happy dreaming

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    Did you have the Renault because of the way you were treated, or because it was the car you wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonywa View Post
    Did you have the Renault because of the way you were treated, or because it was the car you wanted
    The answer to this question is Both.

    Since I knew my present contract with Motability was due to run out in October I had been searching through all the Major Car Dealer Web Sites for information on all makes of Cars. Also my Present car is a Renault Grand Scenic and I am very happy with it.

    This time around I did not want a 7 seat car so I was looking for something just a bit smaller but with all the Gadgets that I have on the Grand Scenic. I was also keen to look at other Dealers other than Renault as I thought there could be a car out there that would suit me better than a Renault even if on paper the Renault had all the bits and bobs that suited me. One of the gadgets that was very important to me was the Automatic/Electronic Handbrake as my left arm/hand is not as strong as it used to be.

    I had decided to have two days going around different dealers and the the last one to visit would be Renault. Since my first day was a complete disaster I changed my mind and visited Renault at the beginning of my 2nd day.

    Here I was welcomed and not put under any form of pressure and my experience at Ness Motors was nothing but positive and enjoyable. That with the confirmation that the New Renault Scenic, (5 Seats so that bit shorter than the Grand Scenic), had everything on it that I wanted and required. Including the important ones like :- Automatic/Electronic Handbrake, Keyless Entry, Push Button Start, Cruise Control etc, etc. So I picked the Colour that I liked and went ahead with the order and the whole procedure was made very pleasant by Waldon.
    Last edited by Kodiak; 22-07-13 at 11:36.
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    Just read all of your posts K and I'm really pleased for you. Bet you can't wait now !

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    I'm actually quite jealous, the new Scenic sounds like a very well equipped car for the price. didn't they used to have quite steep APs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    I'm actually quite jealous, the new Scenic sounds like a very well equipped car for the price. didn't they used to have quite steep APs?
    In truth no, the AP was a lot less three years ago. I had and still have, until I get the new one, the Grand Scenic. The AP for the Grand Scenic then was only £395. Now three years later the AP for the Grand Scenic is £1,995. A Big difference but it is still good value for money, unfortunately a bit rich for me so I ordered the Scenic which is £595 AP. More or less the same car but 5 seats where the Grand Scenic has 7 seats.

    The good news is that I now received my PIN from Motability and I only have to wait for the delivery which is estimated for the beginning of October.
    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
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