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    Not feeling good about drivin a crash repaired car - the rear end has been crumpled, so fairly major surgery. Pretty unhappy as I have owned the car from new.

    Worth around £5K if I want to get shot of it.

    Seriously thinking about leasing, but hard to get a decent deal as I do around 35K.

    Anyone heard, good or bad about EFL leasing?

    They are currently doing a brand new 207 diesel with pretty impressive economy for £199 per month over 3 years. Will be worth nothing at the end of this contract, but would be a cheap buy it option for me.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Not feeling good about drivin a crash repaired car - the rear end has been crumpled, so fairly major surgery. Pretty unhappy as I have owned the car from new.

    Worth around £5K if I want to get shot of it.

    Seriously thinking about leasing, but hard to get a decent deal as I do around 35K.

    Anyone heard, good or bad about EFL leasing?

    They are currently doing a brand new 207 diesel with pretty impressive economy for £199 per month over 3 years. Will be worth nothing at the end of this contract, but would be a cheap buy it option for me.

    Thoughts?
    Buy a pre-owned E-class Merc Diesel(6 Cylinder cdi) for around £15k with full MBSH.

    That should be brilliant for the kind of mileage you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    Buy a pre-owned E-class Merc Diesel(6 Cylinder cdi) for around £15k with full MBSH.

    That should be brilliant for the kind of mileage you do.
    I am a permie - £15K is a lot of money, hence leaning towards the leasing route.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    I am a permie - £15K is a lot of money, hence leaning towards the leasing route.....
    A permie that does 35K???
    Ask for a Company Car and stop d1cking about man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    A permie that does 35K???
    Ask for a Company Car and stop d1cking about man!!

    I wish I could - only team managers get that, which I would not want to be as I like doing my hours and having a life.

    Pays well above the average for my skillset as permie work goes, and easy motorway ride with nice start and end early hours, so the £15 a day fuel cost is not such a bad deal.

    Only real hassle is keeping on top of a reliable set of wheels.

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    Morris Minor - can be had for £2500 for a decent one. Or a '80s diesel Merc..but one of those could set you back probably £8K or more.

    Sorry don't know anything about modern cars.

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    Wilmsloooooooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

    you spend £15 a day on diesel,

    thats... £300 a month on fuel to get to work

    on top of that you want to spend £200 a month leasing a car (well actually it's not a car it's a pug 207 !!!!) for getting to work

    which means you are spending £500 a month just to get to work as a permie !!!

    ist das normal ?

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    got it Dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    I am a permie - £15K is a lot of money, hence leaning towards the leasing route.....
    So buy a Benz that's a couple of years older; MB diesels should easily manage 500k miles, some have done more than a million. They seem expensive, but in the long run they're cheap. German and Dutch taxi drivers have good reasons for buying them.
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