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    Brand new car costs

    Hi all,

    Have any of you ever bought a brand new car? What do you think your overall costs were per year including maintenance, servicing and insurance?
    I've been looking at around 4800 a year including maintenance, servicing and insurance on a lease so would like to compare.

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    No where near that amount

    Does that plan include tyres and what mileage limit?

    For example a BMW service 2 would cost about 500, insurance 1000, which would leave you with a lot for if anything goes wrong. Obviously you would need to buy the car. 100 a month would only be another 1200 on top.

    Depends on what kind of car you're after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    No where near that amount

    Does that plan include tyres and what mileage limit?

    For example a BMW service 2 would cost about 500, insurance 1000, which would leave you with a lot for if anything goes wrong. Obviously you would need to buy the car. 100 a month would only be another 1200 on top.

    Depends on what kind of car you're after.
    10k a year and tyres included. The car was either a Volvo v40 with a fair amount of extras or a Mercedes A Class
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    So you're spending 400 a month on one if them why?

    Just had a quick look and 412 would get you a lease 120d coupe (174bhp), that would be my choice if I was spending that amount

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    Scrap that 335 for a GT86 would be my choice. I would use the 800+ I had saved over the year to pay for the 150 service it would need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    So you're spending 400 a month on one if them why?

    Just had a quick look and 412 would get you a lease 120d coupe (174bhp), that would be my choice if I was spending that amount
    That wouldn't include insurance, maintenance or servicing presumably?
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    Or 300 for an Octavia VRS

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    I'm not after a sporty car. Also what are the lease terms you are looking at? I'm looking at 24 months
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    I have a couple of mates on a Ford Fiesta lease one has a 1.4 the other a 1.6 and both have afforded the insurance with ease and they aren't in magnificently paid jobs (20 y.o.)

    I think one of them wangled himself the first service for free when taking out the lease but I spoke to them about it both like costs etc and one said its all right but they wouldn't be renewing as they would prefer having their own car but the other swears by it and cant see himself not leasing a car for a long time
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    Quote Originally Posted by jt999 View Post
    That wouldn't include insurance, maintenance or servicing presumably?
    Under warranty so no maintenance would be needed. Tyres probably will need to be changes once in the 3 years and insurance won't be much

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt999 View Post
    I'm not after a sporty car. Also what are the lease terms you are looking at? I'm looking at 24 months
    Stop been a girl, why wouldn't you want a fast car

    Also 3 years.

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    If I had 2 cars yes, but honestly I get no time to drive fast, I usually have my boy with me so would rather safe over fast.

    My credit rating won't allow me to lease/buy elsewhere. I could save but honestly I wouldn't - I'd waste it on stuff like I do now. This way it's out of my wage before I've had a chance to spend it
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    Octavia VRS was the tdi, would cost next to nothing to run 190+bhp and would be comfortable for you and the little one.

    Volvo v40 isn't bad but don't get an A class, a corsa or an Astra would be better than an a class.

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