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  • Indeed, but there are also deals about on good/specific cars if you know where to look but the timing of availability has to be right. Very recently Jaguar shipped off a load of Diesel R model XFs for £90 a month on a 6+35 deal which is just bonkers! sold out in a day

    I know my car was a good £100 less than the price a few months later because VW wanted to get them onto the road (& 2nd hand market) when first launched

  • @crud Have you seen the way people look after their (and other peoples) cars these days? I would think 80% of cars get at least one wheel curbed in their first year

    If someone’s driving a leaf they are unlikely to be someone who enjoys driving or is into cars.

    People tend to enjoy and be interested in things they are good at….

  • I certainly don’t like PCP, but lease hire is much better. It’s a straight forward agreement. I rent the car for X for x months plus an up front deposit. I don’t own it, I give it back after x months with nothing to pay (unless returned damaged) and nothing owned.

    For me the benefit comes from a few things:

    No long term commitment

    Majority of costs known in advance (damage excluded)

    Brand new car – Safer auto braking, radar, airbags etc, newer tech, more mpg than older vehicles (cough i’m driving a golf R)

    Pay little more than the depreciation if I had bought out-right and sold on

    It’s in Warranty so running costs are servicing (x2 @ £160) fuel (by the bucket load) and tyres (Performance car – not cheap but recon I’ll get away with one set as I’ve only just changed them)

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  • No you aren’t correct.

    It’s not because of holding the warranty (you are correct in asserting that a warranty must be honoured as long as the service schedule has been met by ANY reputable garage.

    It’s because the car is leased. It is not owned by your mate, and as part of the agreement with the owner it is to be serviced at the main dealer. This is because lease hire companies sell on their cars into the approved used market and people like to see full dealer service history.

    If you are considering leasing it’s important to check what the service charges are. Most lease hire companies offer a deal to include servicing for £15+ extra a month.

  • There has been speculation that perhaps if a testing station had been made available, and bottled water had been provided for a reasonable price, those deaths may have been prevented. Yes, we should make all drugs legal, and regulated. Often its not the drug, but the strength and purity that does the damage.
    As far as ‘a cheeky cider’, well, there is a massive problem with young teenagers drinking and becoming out of control, so its not really a valid argument that there ids a huge difference between that and drug taking.
    Drunks have the potential to become violent and aggressive, cannabis smokers, not so much.
    Just as alcohol inhibits an individuals capacity to be productive, so can cannabis. However, just as some can enjoy a cheeky cider, many smoke and hold down jobs, college…[Read more]

  • I agree with this. If more money goes to grammars, then there MUST be provision for the kids that don’t go to grammars, if you want to teach kids according to academic ability then why should just the ‘book smart’ kids get the best? Especially when they rarely are the genuinely smart…the coaching middle class kids get to go through the 11+ is obscene, not to mention the hideously biased nature of the test itself.

    We don’t have grammars in my LA, but we have a school that used to be selective, and has an excellent reputation. It’s in a middle class area already but within that school’s catchment area house prices are astronomical, and no poor kids go there. By comparison there is my old school, which is in a poor area, and has been in and out of special measures and gets truly…[Read more]