posted 6 years ago

Motability Scheme Great Value New Cars

The Motability Car Scheme is an easy way for disabled motorists to source great value new cars.

The Motability Car Scheme is an easy way for disabled motorists to source great value new cars. Eligible participants must receive either the higher rate mobility component of the disability living allowance, or the war pensioners' mobility supplement. The scheme offers two options, a hire purchase agreement and the three year lease which is chosen by 95% of customers. Vehicles are then paid for using all or part of the benefit, but some models also require an additional advance payment.

Motorists can choose from a wide variety of vehicles under the scheme. Noteworthy leasing bargains for those claiming the mobility component include the Renault Megane that, depending on specification, is available with either no advance payment or various amounts up to £5,295. This is in addition to the total value of the benefit. However, if you favour pint-sized cars the smaller Renault Clio 1.2 Extreme is listed for weekly payments of £49,85, with no additional contribution.

Alternatively, those who fancy slipping into something more prestigious may prefer the BMW 1 Series. This fashionable lifestyle statement is available, in 118d ES specification, for the total value of the weekly benefit plus a £1,599 advance payment. This compact urban cruiser is also listed in high-specification 120i Sport trim for the higher up-front payment of £4,599. Clearly a fair chunk of cash, but it is a very capable machine.

Those in receipt of the war pensioners' supplement may fall for the charms of the quirky Citroen C1. This is available, in 1.0-litre VT form, for £48.45 per-week with no advance payment. If the C1 is too small, the larger C3 could grace your driveway from £47.95 per- week with no lump-sum payment. Very nice, too.