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 Post subject: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 17:26 
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Help I am after advice, I have too much choice in choosing a car

Looking at car options, I get £410 a month car allowance.
The Car finance will provide a min £4k and the car must be under 11 years.
Do I…
Get a cheap car about £4…. Pay off quick
Get a car about £8/9k and pay off in 3 years.
Get a car about £12 and keep for 5 years.

Spec…
Currently have a GOLF GT MK7.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Auto hand brake
SAT NAV with Traffic
Phone Integration
Reasonable Boot space.
Can seat 4 people.
2.0l Diesel

So options

Get a MK 7 Golf
Get a loan and buy my company car £8k ish
Match or GT
Possible smaller engine

Get a Octavia - not a golf
bigger boot,
no auto handbrake
No adaptive cruise control as standard
SAT NAV on some models

Something different.
Mini too small.
Mini Countryman… possible
Seat Leon, what options?
anything else

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 19:20 
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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
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What happens if you leave the company?

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 20:29 
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The car allowance stops.

The only reason I would leave would be for better money or redundancy. The latter will pay the car off.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 21:05 
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I was very happy with all my Octavias and you can get a decent one for your top budget but you can always change before any loan is fully paid off as the car will still have a healthy value.

A Mini does feel a more special place to be but are quite dependent on getting the right spec. I’d go Clubman over Countryman and you’ll get either a 150bhp diesel or 192bhp petrol with sensible mileage in budget.
Chilli pack is a must as is either the Media XL or Tech Pack.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... obcid=soc3


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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 21:29 
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Can you not just train/taxicab/ hire a car as needed on expenses? Swerves the issue neatly.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 21:32 
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Nice Octavia.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 21:34 
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MaliA wrote:
Can you not just train/taxicab/ hire a car as needed on expenses? Swerves the issue neatly.


Not really. A hire car 3 days a week would be pain

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 22:11 
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Octavias are great. Like a Golf but cheaper and more boot space.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Octavias are great. Like a Golf but cheaper and more boot space.


I think I am going to have to book a test drive

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:59 
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Get that Avengers Celica

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
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Or follow Hearthly around for a bit until he inevitably decides to discard his current car.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 
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No to much.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 17:21 
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*choon* Available car dot com *choon*


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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 19:05 
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Had a look there before the bbq.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 14:37 
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I can hand my company car back at any time..

Am I best waiting till September to buy a user car as the new reg is out?

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
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Get a Porsche Cayenne - loads of them around for about 7-8k with 70kish on the clock, and you'll make all the other IT people jealous.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 14:53 
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I need a semi sensible car..

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You mean the other mums, right?

That was what i meant yes :)

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 15:34 
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I can heartily recommend an £800 325Ci, it's bloody great.


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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
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KovacsC wrote:
I can hand my company car back at any time..

Am I best waiting till September to buy a user car as the new reg is out?


There will be a huge number of three or four year old cars being traded in for September.
Plenty more choice for you then.


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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 17:01 
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I can heartily recommend an £800 325Ci, it's bloody great.

Crazy money. What he needs is a £500 Puma.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Recommendation
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 20:45 
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Surely you mean a mk1 Seat Leon TDi. The thinking mans classic.

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