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I think that is a terrible statement regarding motability cars, perhaps company car drivers abuse their cars but motability drivers NEED their cars and pay a lot of money every month to have it. Why would someone with mobility problems who relies on their car abuse it and risk being stranded with a broken car?
Modern cars should have no problem with doing small mileages, however my scenic is now getting a THIRD new autogearbox in less than 6000 miles from new. The problem is with the poor reliability by renault cars which is further exasperated by renault uk's rotten attitude towards their customers. Thanksfully motability is now taking my car off me due to the amount of problems i've had and i'll be getting a new car, definetley not another renault!
I hope the OP has better luck in the future with their car.
Hi there, I agree with what you are saying (the point I was making was not a slur on the drivers themselves), it is a fact though, that cars which do very low mileages (where the engines barely reach operating temps, and there is a lot of gearchanging/braking/steering efforts - i.e. intense town driving) takes its toll on the car (regardless of make) at a greater rate than the same amount of miles covered on a motorway. An indicator of this would be the difference in fuel consumption - it reduces as the car works harder.
I would sooner buy a 2year old car with 40,000 miles on the clock, than a 10year old one, with the same mileage (an extreme example, but you'll know what I mean).
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