White Goodman wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Duh sorry, just got your point
Yeah, I think I'd rule out buying anything diesel. I believe it's now more expensive than unleaded? & you'll probably never be able to sell it on, in the future. Unless you want to run it into the ground.
It's tricky, there's plus & minuses in both brand new & 2/3 year old. New, you lose ALL of that tax, as you drive it away BUT equally, you know that no c*nt's abused it..
It used to be quite common that people would get rid of a car before it reached its first mot (even if there was nothing really wrong with it. That might have also been in the days of only having 3 year warranties). Then there was always a bit of a worry that people used to get rid of cars when they started getting problems but again, in these days now of longer warranties, that's probably less of an issue. Cars out of all warranty, are of course, a very different matter & you would have to expect paying out to fix problems, soon after buying..unless you knew the person very well & it had always been serviced.
20k over 3 years = <7k per year. Yes, very good, so long as it's been running all those 3 years & not a low mileage on it because of faults
36k over 3 years is starting to be, not so great.
It depends what you want as well. If you're ok with something not very exciting & economical (& probably cheaper for servicing & spares), it'll be cheaper to buy & run. The more power & excitement, everything will cost more, to initially buy & then to run.
What about Hybrid (petrol/electric) or Electric (VERY expensive new)?
As fj said, 7 seven years warranties on Kia's is very good. It's telling all of us that they're pretty trustworthy for, well, 7 years at least. 5 years on Honda's & Hyundai's are also very good. Jap & Korean cars being excellently well made & now, having the bodywork to match (unlike in the 1970's or 80's
Like I said, it's tricky & a lot to consider! Start by making a list of things that you definitely want in a car..