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Motability Maintains Keen Prices For 2009

Thu, 08 Jan 2009
Disabled drivers can continue to obtain good value when choosing a new car.

Motability, the leading car scheme for disabled people, has unveiled its prices for the first quarter of 2009 and there are still plenty of great value options, new cars and greener models on offer all at the best possible prices. Some popular models have even seen a price reduction. There are over 40 manufacturers to choose from including specialist converters for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles.

Despite the current financial downturn, Motability Operations, the company that manages the Car Scheme, has set out to keep at least 200 different cars with no advance payment. This means that anyone who chooses a new car on the Motability Car Scheme this Winter can choose from popular makes and models all at no advance payment, such as the Citroen C1, Ford Focus, Honda Jazz, Mazda 2, Nissan Micra, Peugeot 207, Renault Clio, Seat Ibiza Sport Coupe, Toyota Avensis, Vauxhall Vectra and the Volkswagen Polo.

Mike Betts, chief executive, Motability Operations commented:

"Great choices, great prices and great service are the essential features of the Motability Car Scheme. As household budgets become ever more pressured, it has never been more important to offer a wide range of affordable motoring options. Customers both old and new will enjoy the favourite names that remain at the lowest possible prices on the Motability Car Scheme."

Popular choices with no additional cost - new nil advance payment options

Enjoy the Fiat 500 1.2 POP Pastal 3d AC, the Ford Fusion 104TD 68 Style CI MP, the
Honda Jazz 1.4i-DSI SE HB 5d CVT MP, and the Toyota Avensis T2 2.0 D-4D 5dr HB MP
all of which are available at nil advance payment and have fallen by as much as over
£500 since the end of 2008.

Favourite affordable models falling in price

Try the Ford Focus CC 2.0 145 CC2 2d MP down to an advance payment of £500 from
£1,495, the Honda Civic 1.4i-DSI SE HB 5d MP down £350 to an advance payment of
£299, and the MINI New MINI 1.4 One 3d AC from 499, a reduction of £200. Look out
for other great savings throughout the MINI range including on the MINI Cooper

Other great price savings include a reduction of £800 on the Nissan Micra C+C 1.6
16v Acenta 2d MP now available with an advance payment of £199, and the Vauxhall
Vectra falls by over an impressive £3,000 to the advance payment cost of £249 for
the Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi 150 Sri 5d MP.

New makes and models

Look out for new makes and models debuting on the Motability Car Scheme, such as
Audi A6 Saloon and Avant, the eco model of the Ford New Fiesta, the Renault Megane
hatchback, Volkswagen Golf and the Volvo XC60.

Plus, Motability Operations expects to add further new models during the first
quarter of 2009 including the Audi Q5, the Ford New Ka, the Skoda Octavia and the
Volkswagen Eos.

Prestige brands for less

The BMW 1 Series Convertible has fallen in price by over 20% and now has an advance
payment of £5,499 for the 118i ES 2d Cnv MP.

Enhanced greener choices

Motability is also working to increase the number of low emission choices available
on the Car Scheme. New edition, the Corsa Ecoflex model is available from nil
advance payment. Arriving in early 2009 will be Smart cars with the new Multi Hybrid
Drive (MHD) stop-start engine and the Blue Efficiency range of the Mercedes Benz A,
B, and C-Class. Plus, look out for better prices on diesel models that deliver huge
fuel savings throughout the life span of the car.

The prices on the Motability Car Scheme change four times per year. Customers pay
the lease costs for a new car with an automatic transfer of either the High Rate
Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, or the War Pensioners'
Mobility Supplement. Depending on the type of make and model of car chosen, there
may be an additional advance payment.

Motability customers enjoy a brand new car every three years including insurance,
aftersales servicing and maintenance, full breakdown assistance from the RAC, an
allowance of 60,000 miles over a three year period and free tyre and glass

For more information call 0800 093 1000 or see


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