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It's time for our lass to renew her car lease. She quite fancys one of these crossover suv's such as

Peugeot 2008
Kia Soul
Skoda Yeti
Ford Exotex?
Renault Captur

I've read some of the reviews (which sometimes are just a bit too arsey for the average driver) but does anyone have one of these types or already done the research?

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parents have had a few of the more modern 4x4's/suv's

Honda CR-V (had two of these older/newer model in the last 8yrs as company cars loved them) and they just bought a Qashqai

i like the newer looking cr-v's out of the pair of them, drove hers a few times, 2.2tdi, nice enough and has a bit of power for the size of it when you need it on the motorway etc

 

what's your experience with the leasing, it was something i had a quick look at here since i do low milage <10k a year, but seemed to not be too worthwhile, i assumed serving etc would be covered like it would be if buying a new car these days for the first few years but most over here seem to list it as an added extra (you get warranty though obviously)

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It's through the NHS so different to just doing it yourself.

 

For example not only does it include servicing and road tax, it also includes insurance. (As she's had a few bumps, the free insurance makes a big difference.

 

If I was in your position.... Young, well paid, not too many heavy commitmentd, I would jump at having a nice new motor every two or three years.

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Sky high repair costs too. It will be fun for 3 months then you will wish you bought something that did 45mpg ;)

 

*shakes head* you keep saying that but like I said I do about 8k a year and my last car did 30mpg, which i had for 4yrs.

Petrol isn't an issue when you only do around 170 miles a week maximum, and if money was a problem i wouldn't be looking to buy a bmw to start with let alone a 2seater for a second time.

 

The only thing that might be an issue is the winter for a few weeks when the rear wheel drive is a ballache, but since i've access to two 4x4's it really won't be much of one.

 

Your motorbike will be fun about about another month till our weather kicks in and it goes into storage for the best part of 6months, or you ride about in the wet pretending that the leathers aren't a pain in the hole ;)

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I'm looking at a 3lt bmw with 25mpg and 250bhp =P fck the planet

You're the reason that Gemmill won't have kids.

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Not particularly practical as a taxi id imagine

Alas it's for our lass not me. :(

 

However talking to one of the big design tech guys from Nissan last week and he reckons they are on the cusp of quite a big breakthrough with battery life that will virtually double range. If he's right then eke tricks taxis will be everywhere .

 

I'd also mention that through a government grant, British gas are currently installing home charging points (worth over a grand) free. Even if you don't have one yet you can still have it for free .

 

Handy if you are considering one in the next few years.

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I think the way BMW and other's are using hybrids is a good bridge for the time-being - I got some sales blurb for the I3 and it's impressive (though hideous).

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CT what's your wife's experience of the NHS Fleet Scheme?

 

Just thinking of getting myself a car through them that's all and want to get some first hand experience from others first before doing so.

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CT what's your wife's experience of the NHS Fleet Scheme?

 

Just thinking of getting myself a car through them that's all and want to get some first hand experience from others first before doing so.

 

I think @ did that for his

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CT what's your wife's experience of the NHS Fleet Scheme?

 

Just thinking of getting myself a car through them that's all and want to get some first hand experience from others first before doing so.

 

It's just changed.

 

Under Labour ;) instead of spending money on patients, they gave staff wrapping big discounts to lease a car. Those nasty Tories have come in and redirected that money to patients and therefore prices have shot up.

 

Under Labour a Nissan Note was £70

 

Under the Tories it's £220 ish.

 

You still get a discount compared to a normal personal lease due to the nhs's large buying power.

 

Also under the NHS scheme you pay no deposit, get free servicing, free tax and free insurance.

 

You can also choose to have the payments deducted from your salary or save even more by taking it as a salary sacrafice.

 

There is an app called NHS fleet solutions that lets you get quotes for every make of car instantly.

 

The Mitsubishi fuck off electric jeep that we are looking at is about £280 but when you deduct the £140 or so a month she will save in petrol it makes it cheaper than a note or most other basic small cars.

 

The mileage allowance also goes up this month in the NHS from something like 12p a mile to 50 or 60p a mile (even if your driving around on electricity).

 

Finally, a lot of the NHS sites have fast charge points where you can recharge in 35 minutes iirc.

 

In summary, great scheme if you can't afford new, don't want to drive a banger and fancy trouble free motoring with everything covered for one price.

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Your lass got much of a wait CT?

 

Been having a look today and there's like a 6 month wait for a lot of the stuff. :glare:

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Just had British gas out to fit the charging point for this.

 

Totally free of charge to anyone who wants one whether you have an electric car or not.

 

Saves just over a grand so worth getting one now if you may go electric at some point.

 

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