VW Transporter Motability Review

March 28th, 2014

The motability scheme is a fantastic thing, and when all is said and done, it offers two things for the user – flexibility and freedom.

You can’t put a price on that.
The range of vehicles available on the motability scheme is just as vast as the range of vehicles available to somebody not eligible. Sports cars, executive saloons, people carriers, hatchbacks, you name it you can have one.
For motability customers who require wheelchair access, the range of vehicles available is just as good, and one of the most sought after wheelchair accessible vehicles is the Volkswagen Transporter.

To most people, the VW Transporter will spark thoughts of white van drivers in and around city centres, but the VW Transporter is so much more. The motability version of this vehicle has windows, and a comfortable rear with room for up to five seats. That means the Transporter is the ideal vehicle for larger families.

The wheelchair access is achieved by either ramp or lift – the latter an optional extra. It is one I recommend, as it makes it just that little bit easier for wheelchair users. In general, though, both systems are just as fast.
Inside, quality OEM trim and headlining make the Transporter a wonderful place to be. All of the seats are comfortable and supportive, and the driver’s seat has lots of adjustment, as does the steering wheel, which means that finding the ideal driving position is a piece of cake. Because this is a VW, all switchgear and controls have a satisfying click to them, and everything is solid and extremely well built. Cheaper competitors, such as the Fiat Doblo, don’t come close to offering this level of quality.

The engine I recommend in the VW Transporter is the 2.0 TDI 140 PS. This engine has 138 bhp and 236 lb /ft of torque, and it allows for brisk, but not uncomfortable, acceleration. Combined fuel economy with this engine is over 55 miles per gallon. The standard gearbox is a six-speed manual, but there is an option for a semi-automatic. The manual is my favourite though as it is slick to use and the sixth gear is long, which makes motorway cruising refined and comfortable.

There’s a double front passenger seat with storage box and folding seat backrest in the VW Transporter for comfort, and a radio / single CD player. Electric front windows and electrically operated heated mirrors ensure that in winter, defrosting the vehicle is as easy as 1-2-3.

Available from Bristol Street Versa, the Volkswagen Transporter is one of those vehicles that’s simply excellent in every way. It comes with a three-year / 100,000 mile warranty and three years VW recovery and assistance. From Bristol Street Versa, all 5-year Motability leases now include metallic paint, air conditioning, and 1 rear seat as standard, too, so you can be sure that you’re getting a great deal.

Overall, the VW Transporter is perhaps the best wheelchair accessible vehicle on the Motability scheme, if quality is what you’re after.

2014 Honda Jazz Review

February 17th, 2014

With just 2.53% of the UK car market cornered by the end of 2013, Honda is facing stiff competition now from the likes of Hyundai, Kia, Infiniti, and other Asian brands. With the Honda Civic selling well in the US and the Honda Accord now officially among Honda’s best-selling vehicles of all time, it’s time for the Honda Jazz to step up and offer British motorists a real-world alternative to European super minis. It is this segment that sells the best in the UK and if Honda can get the Jazz right, they’ll be lined up for a windfall.
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What Volvo Was The Most Popular In 2013?

January 15th, 2014

In 2013 Volvo sold 19,054 cars in the UK. That’s a lot of metal. The company is doing extremely well currently and although none of their cars made it into This is Money’s top 20 best selling cars of 2013, Volvo drivers aren’t dismayed – Volvo is a brand of exclusivity, after all.
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Advice For Buying A Used Mazda

December 9th, 2013

Mazda produce some of the most reliable machines in the world, and according to WhatCar, the Mazda MX-5 is the most reliable sports car you can buy. In fact, it’s the fourth most reliable car you can buy full stop. When it comes to buying a used Mazda, the general rule of thumb is that you can’t go wrong, so long as you ensure that everything about the car is in order before purchasing it…
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The New Fuel Efficient Leon

November 20th, 2013

The Seat Leon is a fantastic car… it’s essentially a Volkswagen Golf, with 90% of the quality but a sportier drive and a lower on-the-road price. Seat are always marketing their most fuel efficient models, and they have recently launched their most ambitious one yet.

The Seat Leon Ecomotive now has an official combined fuel consumption of 86.5 mpg with a CO2 output of only 87 g/km. This means that not only is the Leon cheap to run, but it’s also free to tax after its first year, making it a top choice for motorists looking to save money.
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New Skoda Fabia Review

October 8th, 2013

Next year, the new Skoda Fabia will be released upon the world. It will be launched as a brand new model versus the 2013 generation (unlike the new Seat Ibiza, which is simply a facelift from the 2010 model). Images, specifications and some interesting news has surfaced about this much anticipated hatchback, so let’s take a look at what buyers can expect.
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Is The Ford Fiesta The Best Hatchback Around?

September 13th, 2013

For years, the Ford Fiesta has reigned supreme as the best-selling car in the UK with over 72,000 examples sold so far in 2013. Of course, a hatchback this popular deserves a close glimpse in order to find the secret of its awe-inspiring popularity with UK motorists.

Price is one aspect of the Ford Fiesta available at Bristol Street Motors Birmingham that comes out in its favour. At £9,995 for the entry-level Studio, the barrier for entry is surprisingly low for a car of its caliber. Unfortunately, the Fiesta achieves this somewhat by being a bit stingy on standard features. The similarly-priced Peugeot 208 does a bit better in this regard, but the Fiesta makes up for it through the mid-level Zetec, which offers standard electric windows, remote locking and air-conditioning for not much more than the Studio’s list price. The top-of-the-range Titanium X offers all of the goodies, but at a relatively steep price.
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Get Accurate Measurements from: Class ZZ Pin Gage Sets

August 30th, 2013

There are many instruments available for measuring things and one of the best instrument is Class ZZ Pin Gage Sets, they are the best instruments available and they are made up of best materials like steel and much more of such kind so it is always said to use the best instruments and for quick measurements you need instruments like gauges to measure the hole sizes and much more. It is an instrument used to measure the holes as well as gaps between some instruments and also between gauges and much more. There is very important to measure the size of some materials like scales and screws and much more so that they are made up of exact precision and with perfect sharpness so it is important to use gauges for perfect material making.
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Advice for Buying a Used Car

August 16th, 2013

Purchasing a used car, at the current time, seems like it would be the best idea for your budget. Maybe you’ve bought only new cars in the past, or perhaps this is your first time buying a car at all. What are some tips that you need to keep in mind?

Narrow Down Your Needs
When you want a cheap car for sale available at Bristol Street Motors, don’t assume that you must purchase only one type. A used vehicle can mean one that is three years old, or it can mean one that is 10 years old. The car could have thousands upon thousands of miles on it, or it could have a few hundred. Narrowing down your specific needs will probably go right along with figuring out how much money you are able to spend.
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Tips for Getting a Car Serviced

July 18th, 2013

Car servicing plays an important role in ensuring the long-term value of your vehicle as well as limiting your total cost of ownership. Unfortunately, for many people, car servicing available at Bristol Street Motors is intimidating because they lack the knowledge to feel comfortable. Fortunately, one doesn’t have to be a car expert in order to achieve that comfort along with high-quality service at an affordable rate.
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