My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

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My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:12 am

OK, here we have an original twist to a faithful old game.

This time, I already have the car I want (Jag XF Sportbrake 3.0D fact fans). After 4 years, the PCP is up next month and it will cost me approx £13.5k to keep it which is my intention as it appears good value/I like it/I don't want the hassle bla bla... However, I have been told a friend of a friend would be interested in buying it from me with a figure of £17k thrown in.

OK, so, potentially an easy sale and a few grand in my pocket...

But wait! What do I then replace it with?

1) Can I get something better for £17k?

2) Can I get something as good as for £13.5k and pocket the change?

3) Could I use the opportunity to get something cheaper, but similar, and pocket even more change?

4) Do it just take the easy life and stick, rather than twist?

Go ahead, do your worst!*



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Re: My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by Turntable @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:24 am

Speaking for myself, after 2 (or 3?) years of owning a car, a change is going to be an improvement even if objectively it is no better.
It will be a 'new' car for you.
I would change every day of the week.
So even though if I had never owned a car and had your criteria, I would probably buy the Sportbrake , I would definitely be bored of it by now and the novelty of an alternative would feel like an improvement.
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Re: My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by Pigeon @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:11 pm

Whereas me, unless this was an opportunity to get something I'd been hankering after for years, I'd just stick with it because it's easier that way.
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Re: My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by S1K @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:51 pm

Are you after either an Alfa 33 estate or a Maxi?
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Re: My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:13 pm

Turntable wrote:Speaking for myself, after 2 (or 3?) years of owning a car, a change is going to be an improvement even if objectively it is no better.
It will be a 'new' car for you.
I would change every day of the week.
So even though if I had never owned a car and had your criteria, I would probably buy the Sportbrake , I would definitely be bored of it by now and the novelty of an alternative would feel like an improvement.


Something something you do change your car monthly....
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Re: My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:39 pm

S1K wrote:Are you after either an Alfa 33 estate or a Maxi?

Err.... No.
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Re: My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by NNK @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Another PCP ?
Same amount or a bit more a month ?
Cars are so cheap to lease in UK I'd keep changing and never own.
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Re: My turn for a what car thread (of sorts)...

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:20 pm

NNK wrote:Another PCP ?
Same amount or a bit more a month ?
Cars are so cheap to lease in UK I'd keep changing and never own.


Interesting view. I used to think the same and have been through a few lease cars, there are buts though. What's putting me off getting another one is the mileage limit. I do a lot of miles, >15k a year, and with that level of mileage, the deals aren't as great. Lower mileage deals make you constantly worry about hitting the limit each month, and not enjoy the car as much. My next car will PROBABLY be a second hand barge, since I simply can't afford anything too flash. Unless I see an amazing lease deal, I will probably go for a barge. Maybe a 7series for 10k?
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