I’ve just had someone here to look at my scooter which keeps stopping suddenly. He said basically the scooter’s had it. It’s 6 and half years old. The batteries still charge fine but he said it’s losing connection and basically it’s had its day.
I’m thinking of leasing one on the motorbility scheme as I have the high mobility component of DLA (although God only knows what I’ll get on PIP).
The fact that if it has a problem they replace it seems really good…plus they replace it every three years.
Anyone else got one? Any advice? Is it worth the loss of mobility component of DLA (or PIP)?
I won’t be doing it for a few weeks as I start radiotherapy tomorrow…I’m hoping to save on electric bill by becoming my own bedside lamp…
I’ve had three motability cars and the service is brilliant. They have every possibility covered. If you feel you car spare the mobility allowance then go for it. It might spare you from a management accountant exercise if you just think about reliability as the deciding factor. Obviously it’s worth spending some time thinking about it because it is rather important. There’s a bloke in my town, also called Steve who has one on motability. It’s a majestic beast. He loves it. I often see him on it gesticulating through the chip shop window. What decided it about the car was when my trusty old Mondeo broke down 270 miles away from home. Never again.
Hi snow leapord not that costly the most expensive medium size scooter will cost you around 20 quid a month out of your mobility component + a down payment of 100 quid you will then have about 25 miles of travel on 1 charge give your local specialist a call
Pat - Lots of good bargains to be had on mobility scooters. l have never used my mobility allowance to purchase a car or a scooter as l have found l am better off financially keeping the allowance and just buying what l want - when l want. l have noticed that what the motobility scheme charge for their scooters and electric wheelchairs is far above what they are really worth. Still, you are a canny lass - so l am sure you can do the math!
A neighbour has just given me a brand new scooter - still had most of its wrapping on it. lts a shoprider Cadiz - fully road worthy with free vehicle road tax. lt will be useful if my Tramper gets a puncture - but it is not able to go places like my Tramper. Looking at the brochure l see the RRP is £3,299.00 but this mobility company were selling them for £1,640 = so you can see what the mark up is on them.
l have used scooters for about 30yrs. And apart from punctures in the ones with inflatable tyres, l have rarely broken down.
Some of them l used the same batteries for 12yrs.
There is an elderly lady, in this village, who is now unable to get out with her dogs like she used to - have thought of giving this scooter to her, but l do not think she has anywhere undercover to store it. Will look into it though.
Hi Pat, I have my electric wheelchair on motability. I did it in a panic when my previous chair broke down. I pay £102 a month and to be honest, I wouldnt do it again.
This chair can be bought for £2,500 and on the scheme will cost £3,670. Vey little goes wrong with these chairs, so that`s my reasoning.
I had a scooter some years ago and loved it. I bought it in 2000 at cost of £1,890. Some time later, I saw it available for £795 from a reputabe dealer. As mobility products have been become more popular, their prices have come down.
Shop around and dont let any salesman bamboozle you.
My scooter was a Shoprider Sovereign 4 wheeler. They are still around and I do recommend them.
Like you Poll I found a Shoprider for under £700 and am going with that. Worked out that motorbility is far too expensive per month!!! Ridiculous prices. Over £20 a week and as I said I often go weeks without using it!
It might not be a ‘state of the art’ scooter but it’s a robust little beast and gets you from A to B…and handles rough ground without a problem (you wouldn’t think rough ground would be a problem in middle of London but believe me it is!).
Radiotherapy went very well yesterday. I do feel extremely tired but I think that’s MS being a little bugger and nothing to do with the treatment.
On the plus side there’s a great cafeteria at the hospital which serves hot meals for around a fiver! Yesterday had a stir fry which they make while you wait. Saves me having to cook a meal in evening!
Off I go again today… Hey ho hey ho it’s off to rads I go…
Just checked and it does say £20.65 a WEEK for medium size scooter…very confusing!!!
And I have found a site that sells the exact scooter I have (Paris Shoprider) for under £700! I think it’s because it’s no longer made…anyway that’s a very good price.
Hey ho… No rush…
[/quote] Hi snow leapord sorry for posting a load off rubbish I was going by what someone else told me I have a pride scooter for witch I paid 700 quid or there abouts new around a year ago not completely trouble free batteries went dud but we’re replaced on warranty I believe batterie,s to be the main running cost .
That’s good Pat - lt’s been my experience that not a lot can go wrong with them. l have had the actual battery charger pack up them. lt would light up - and l thought it was charging only to find out - when l am right down the lanes that it wasn’t.
Hi snow Leopard, my husband is a mechanical engineer and fixes mobility scooters there isnt much that can go wrong with them. He has asked me to ask you, if your scooter STOPS suddenly how do you get it started again. x