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5 hours ago, PatronizingGit said:

just pray the automatic doesnt fuck up. 3-5k to set right.

I've only had one autobox fail in over 40 years of driving. They are usually pretty tough. I think odd flywheels, clutches, and flippy-paddle gears are much more likely to fail.

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11 hours ago, Kurt Barlow said:

4 year term on 15000 a year is £27K. That doesn't appear to include maintenance. 

Car Leasing Deal | Auto Trader UK

 

You’ve got to look at that against the depreciation after four years if you bought outright new.

I doubt there’s a solution that will satisfy her where a year’s motoring is going to cost the price of an MOT service and a set of tyres above fuel, tax and insurance.

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15 minutes ago, SNACR said:

You’ve got to look at that against the depreciation after four years if you bought outright new.

I doubt there’s a solution that will satisfy her where a year’s motoring is going to cost the price of an MOT service and a set of tyres above fuel, tax and insurance.

If we bought at least we would have a motor at the end of that 4 year period. 

My wifes driving usually results in front and rear bumpers (and other bits)  looking like a blind clobblers thumb after a year or two.  So we tend to downgrade the primary car into a runabout and then run it into the ground as the body work damage renders an otherwise mechanically reliable car worthless. 

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4 hours ago, Kurt Barlow said:

If we bought at least we would have a motor at the end of that 4 year period. 

My wifes driving usually results in front and rear bumpers (and other bits)  looking like a blind clobblers thumb after a year or two.  So we tend to downgrade the primary car into a runabout and then run it into the ground as the body work damage renders an otherwise mechanically reliable car worthless. 

Get her an old Landrover, then all you'll have to worry about is the insurance claims from the other car owners. 

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5 hours ago, spunko said:

Every woman secretly wants a MINI.

https://www.bmw-ukforces.co.uk/pcp-cars/mini

If you're going down the PCP route, then why not tell a few white lies about how you a hero NHS worker. It'll save you £100 a month easy.

I could just say - 'I'm an essential rail worker' and would they extend their discount to me as I am critical for the UK economy..... 

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5 hours ago, spunko said:

Every woman secretly wants a MINI.

https://www.bmw-ukforces.co.uk/pcp-cars/mini

If you're going down the PCP route, then why not tell a few white lies about how you a hero NHS worker. It'll save you £100 a month easy.

That could tick most the boxes

SUV

Electric (PHEV)

The fucker is this iconic British marque is now manufactured abroad

Back to the Qashqai then. 

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1 hour ago, Kurt Barlow said:

That could tick most the boxes

SUV

Electric (PHEV)

The fucker is this iconic British marque is now manufactured abroad

Back to the Qashqai then. 

Aren't they still made in Oxford?

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20 minutes ago, spunko said:

Looks like the Countryman isn't.

I believe the UK ones are made by Cloggies. 

Fucking hate the Dutch* - my worst ever manager in Oz was a Dutch Psycho Lezza. 

* a plus point for rising sea levels

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1 hour ago, spunko said:

Aren't they still made in Oxford?

Standard body EV and other engined minis come off a mixed line in the UK,  know engineer there by complete chance. 

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