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Motability: talk to me

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Lord_Lucan, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Lord_Lucan

    Lord_Lucan Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    Long story but the Wife and I will shortly be looking into a Motability vehicle for her younger sibling who has learning needs but we know very little about Motability and how it works, other than it being a lease vehicle with the cost being covered by the local authority.

    We’ve had a letter from our local authority advising us of the amount of weekly allowance we’re, rather her sister is entitled to for her mobility.

    Does anyone have any real world advice about how we should proceed and other useful considerations we should make?

    Any help at all would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    In my experience, the dealers working with Motability are your very best source of advice.

    We looked into this for my SIL (but she died before she could avail).
     
  3. drmw

    drmw Moderator

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    You need up front to get (free) specialist advice. My son had Motability allowance but we used it to buy a car, so different to what is seen as "Motability". The CAB is probably the best best.
     
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    I’d be Very interested in people’s advise and experience on this matter.
     
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    Lord_Lucan

    Lord_Lucan Senior Member

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    Thanks guys, will get the missus to shortlist a couple of brands and then go along to a local dealer.

    Naraic- my sincerest condolences friend :(
     
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