General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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quest
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2545 posts since 11/7/11

25 Jul 2015 12:45
What about a Defender seenmy?
freshflow
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2602 posts since 9/6/09

25 Jul 2015 12:50
Have you ever driven a defender? I work for the company but no chance would I ever have one. Especially for urban driving, couldn't think of anything worse.
FrIEND
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13274 posts since 27/11/03

25 Jul 2015 13:00
Ford bronco!
seenmy
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6204 posts since 17/6/06

25 Jul 2015 13:40
defender would be lovely if they were driveable or I lived on a farm in the country,but as said above useless around town or driving on the motorway to the countryside
illwill
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1748 posts since 17/5/04

posted 25 Jul 2015 14:08, edited 25 Jul 2015 14:08
Talking of Defenders and Broncos and Wranglers, I've got a bit of an obsession for 80s SWB 4x4s at the moment. They just look so right in a utilitarian sort of way.

The dream would be a RR CSK but values have shot up.


The non-blingy G-class is also cool as fuck but expensive.


I also think the MK1 Pajero is rather handsome and these are dirt cheap. I'd have one of these in a heartbeat.
seenmy
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6204 posts since 17/6/06

25 Jul 2015 14:20
the older jeep cherokee (squarer body styling) are great to, and very early range rovers are also fantastic but very expensive. broncos very cool but I think impossible to getin uk unless import and would still drive on wrong side
inversesquare
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6443 posts since 7/6/08

25 Jul 2015 14:52
All about the Wagoneer though

FrIEND
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13274 posts since 27/11/03

25 Jul 2015 14:55
I like that you can remove doors and fold down screens on wranglers too.
swede
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4955 posts since 21/3/09

25 Jul 2015 15:17
huge fan of the V40. great heritage too
thijsied
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385 posts since 15/6/10

25 Jul 2015 15:34
Wagoneer is amazing, dad had 1 in white and it was such an amazing machine to drive. The sound was everything, the steering is horrible but you can't expect a lot from an American old-timer.
Dee
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9631 posts since 22/11/07

posted 25 Jul 2015 15:51, edited 25 Jul 2015 15:51
that Pajero looks clean.

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Homer
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23818 posts since 8/5/03

29 Jul 2015 16:04
Looking at new cars , everyone here seems to lease over PCP , why is this?
Trying to weigh up options
NickMSM
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253 posts since 21/8/13

29 Jul 2015 16:12
Homer wrote: Looking at new cars , everyone here seems to lease over PCP , why is this?
Trying to weigh up options

Price, no commitment (well not for longer than the lease term which can be as little as 12 months), flexibility. Leased our family car for 2 years, total cost is about £6,300 which includes servicing and tyres etc. Chuck it back after 2 years and get something else without the ballache of selling the car/getting humped with a p/x. Was spending a fair bit on tyres/warranty on the old family car, factor in depreciation and it isn't costing that much more for a brand new car.
datsun
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636 posts since 9/3/03

29 Jul 2015 16:46
I'm in the same position Homer.

Have got access to what on first glance look like some decent savings when buying a new car through cars4staff, but did that on last car (fiesta) three years ago, 3.5k deposit and with the saving have ended up with only 1.3k in the car as equity (when looking to p/x rather than selling which is only worth a further 500 quid). Seems a bit shite when we put 3.5k as a deposit plus servicing and tyres

Reckon lease is maybe the way to go, but not sure what a good deal would look like? Do you still have to what a deposit down or something like 3 months upfront, then the monthly lease?

Assume if that's the case that would need to then be saving whilst paying the monthly lease too so have the deposit available for the next lease?!

I know nothing about car finance and am easily confused!
NickMSM
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253 posts since 21/8/13

posted 29 Jul 2015 17:39, edited 29 Jul 2015 17:39
''Reckon lease is maybe the way to go, but not sure what a good deal would look like? Do you still have to what a deposit down or something like 3 months upfront, then the monthly lease?''

Yes, they call it a deposit but it isn't (you don't get it back) - it's just the first month's payment. IMO it's safer to put a smaller 'deposit' down and slightly higher monthly payments. Reason being if the car is stolen/written off you'll lose that deposit/first month's payment - not good if it happened a week into your contract and you'd put 9 months down!
NickMSM
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253 posts since 21/8/13

29 Jul 2015 17:44
Few other tips - check the excess mileage cost, some are outrageous. Some companies charge high 'admin' fees so check that. Read up on GAP insurance.
Homer
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23818 posts since 8/5/03

29 Jul 2015 20:34
Leasing seems to be about 1k less over 3 years

For 1k feels like its worth having the option to buy it after 3 years
Essence
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3089 posts since 10/1/05

29 Jul 2015 21:11
Homer wrote: Leasing seems to be about 1k less over 3 years

For 1k feels like its worth having the option to buy it after 3 years

Why would you want to buy it though? just get another lease - got to be a hell of car to even consider keeping it after 3.
Crazy Joe Davola
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5715 posts since 13/4/02

29 Jul 2015 22:28
?
Homer
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23818 posts since 8/5/03

30 Jul 2015 06:34
Would probably only have 15/20k miles on it and would be highly spec'd so would still be decent and I guess the idea that there would be no monthly payment at some point is a plus, already spend over 400 in train fares!