The Motability Car Scheme is an easy way for disabled motorists to source a great value
. The scheme offers two options, a hire purchase agreement or the
far more popular three-year lease. Eligible participants must receive either the higher
rate mobility component of the disability living allowance, or the war pensioners' mobility
supplement. The vehicle is then paid for using all or part of the benefit, but some models
also require an additional advance payment.
Noteworthy new Mercedes-Benz leasing bargains, for those claiming the higher rate
mobility component, include the A-Class that - depending on specification - is available
for either a £499 advance payment or various sums up to £3,499. This is in addition to the
total weekly value of the benefit. This compact multi-purpose vehicle is popular because it
spacious, practical, has sensible running costs, and is very easy to drive.
Alternatively, those who fancy slipping into a sleek saloon may prefer the new Mercedes-
Benz C-Class. This compact executive status symbol is available, in C180 Kompressor
Executive SE form, for the total weekly benefit plus a £3.349 advance payment. It is also
listed in high-specification BlueEFFICIENCY estate trim for the higher up-front payment of
£6,699. Clearly a fair chunk of cash, but the new C-Class is a very capable machine.
Those in receipt of the war pensioners' supplement may fall for the charms of the new
Mercedes-Benz CLC Coupé. The 160 Sport variant is available for the weekly value of the
benefit, plus a modest £1,460 payment. This beautifully crafted machine offers motorists
fun-focussed handling, excellent safety features, and the kind of build quality that makes
granite look like tissue paper. So, which of these Germanic beauties do you fancy?
By Stephen Turvil
Tue, 07 Dec 2010