Broccers wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:42 am
Jobbo wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:48 am
Volvo continues to serve as excellent transport and now it's regularly getting close to 30mpg, I'm starting to exceed the mileage allowance on my lease. Which isn't terrible because it's only 7p/mile excess or thereabouts.
Sure its not plus vat? Mines 9 plus vat.
Any thoughts on replacement? I quite like having an estate as while the space isnt needed 90 percent of the time its there if you do.
My Audi was 16.7p/mile including VAT; it varies massively. Santander charge 7.56p/mile (inc VAT) for the first 5000 miles and 10.08p/mile after that. Relatively cheap, and you don't get a refund if you do less than the contract mileage so you'd be mad to sign up for more miles than you're going to do.
Not due to go back until next June, but my mileage is likely to increase sufficiently (and be sufficiently variable) that a lease won't be a sensible option next time. I'm thinking about a nearly-new BMW 530d xDrive Touring or a Tesla Model 3. Prefer the former but the latter may make a great deal of financial sense.
ETA: while I had the lease out to check the excess mileage figures, I happened to notice this clause:
"5.2.6 You will not:
use the vehicle regularly on unmade roads, building sites,
farmland, woodland, moorland, mountain tracks or any
other rough ground without our prior written consent;"
Well, my green laning in it isn't that regular