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mactell

Hi Guys,

 

I am looking at getting a new car in February/march.

 

I have to do around 20,000 miles a year for both personal and work, what would be the best thing to do. Lease a car? or buy a new car every 3 years or something.

 

I was thinking of leasing the new Ford Fiesta ST and then re-newing the lease after 3 years as the car would have done around 60,000 miles.

 

Would this be the best option for me? 

greenymk7
I currently lease my cars and find it perfectly fine.

Just ordered my new fiesta on lease and got a crackin deal. It wasn't the ST though so im not sure on the cost of that and also the 20k miles.

I have just used newbury leasing and they have been very good. Mine will be delivered 3rd march.
mactell
Hmm I think I may have to do this with all the miles I am doing.
jeebowhite

Its a good idea, unfortunately though I dont believe you can modify a lease motor...

mactell

I wouldn't need to modify it though? As it would already have all the options and stuff I would want. 

BigD

I've always bought cars in the past, but after this time I'm going to lease.

 

I've had a hell of a lot of problems with my Mondeo, and the more I fix, the more comes up (I now have a binding front brake that needs sorted, and I *think* the battery is slowly dying).  You spend and lose so much money on cars that I just don't consider it to be worth the cost any more.  Get a lease car, put fuel in it and insure it - that's it.  If it breaks, let them worry about the cost of repairing it.

Philf1

Just make sure the lease includes everything as some don't cover tyres and the like. I had one many years ago and they tried to get out of replacing the radiator which had a hole in it, luckily the dealer spun a line and got it sorted for me.

 

If your doing 20k a year wouldn't a diesel be a better bet?

jimrex
I had a look at leasing deals as well having a pretty heavy commute, but many of them apply strict mileage limits, with harsh pence per mile charges if you exceed it. Just read the small print!
jeebowhite

Certainly a good idea to lease, if you dont want to mod it though, absolutely right - just lease it!

 

But if you are bitten by the modbug, then you need to buy :p

 

I am tempted to lease I have to be honest, I just dont have the capital to put into it, however after I pay off my current batch of cars (3.5 or 4.5 years :|) then I will probably be leasing as well!

mactell

I can get the Ford Fiesta ST for £230 a month which I don't think is too bad? 

greenymk7
If you are set on buying the car at the end you don't really have to worry about mileage as they will never check.

230 is a good price.
jeebowhite

That is a very good price! wow... I am impressed!

 

I bet that comes with nothing but the car though, no insurance, maintenance, tyres etc

mactell

£248 with the extra options I want. 18,000 miles a year. and I haven't checked about tyres etc but I don't really mind paying for them. 

jeebowhite

Not a bad deal at all!

greenymk7
Mine came out at 192.52

Thats on a 3+35 and 10k miles.

Went for zetec s with metallic paint, dab, auto lights & wipers, 17" wheels.

Don't do that many long runs so i went for the 1.0 ecoboost 125.


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