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    Default New car help

    I'm shortly going to be in the market for a new car, mainly for commuting to work. I roughly do around 15,000 miles a year and mostly motorway miles. So my question is am I better getting something like a BMW or Audi with a few more miles on the clock or going for a newer car, albeit not a German one? Or is it worth leasing a car with that sort of mileage?

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    Default Re: New car help

    audi VW all the same company and audi was also affected by the scandle

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    BMW driver here but I am not biased (honest) , so you should get a BMW ;-)

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    Jaguar driver here, so my vote goes to a BMW too, assuming you don't mind rear wheel drive in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulassassin View Post
    assuming you don't mind rear wheel drive in the winter.
    BMW X-Drive or if you a cheapskate a few sandbags in the boot ;-)

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    Lease all the way. No MOT or depreciation worries.

    I've been leasing for 8 years now and will cannot see myself buying a car in the next 10 years.

    If you haggle, you can get some great deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post
    Lease all the way. No MOT or depreciation worries.

    I've been leasing for 8 years now and will cannot see myself buying a car in the next 10 years.

    If you haggle, you can get some great deals.
    I do actually lease a car for my wife at the minute but was concerned about the amount of miles I'm going to do. I've commuted for over 10 years and normally buy a car and run it into the ground. I've seen an Audi A4 1.4 TSI I think at a pretty good price. I've read a few reviews and they reckon it performs more like a 1.8 engine.

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    There have been some ridiculously cheap lease deals available on the new A4 but you may have missed the boat on those now.

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    Go out and drive drive drive. I personally don't like BM's I wanted a VW or Audi, lease I could afford, but my mileage was over 10k (like yours is) and you never own the car. I do like Jags and they are doing some tasty offers. Do you get allowance? Fuel card or any perks? I ended up with a ex demo Skoda (Queue jokes) VRS full loaded and when I looked under bonnet, most things marked with a VW badge.

    I dont want to give up the car, but when its age comes (allwoance stops after 5yrs) then I will eb looking at a 3yr old motor and keeping ti for a year and doing that for a bit to get the most out of my company cash.

    Do you gave family, is your commute mostly office, are you sat in traffic, country roads, does fuel matter, etc etc etc.

    Cheers.....Q

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    Hi
    If Company car / P11d benefit in kind then the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs saves maga bucks I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou_smorals View Post
    Hi
    If Company car / P11d benefit in kind then the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs saves maga bucks I think.
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    I am not looking forward to getting my next car. The one you suggest is something I am considering as you say, it stacks up well. But, TJB has not narrowed down the criteria and possible perks. This is a far cry from the FQ330 I wanted!

    Cheers.....Q

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    There are some decent lease deals on here. That Audi was really cheap a few weeks ago.

    https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/special-offers.html


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