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13 minutes ago, Heero Yuy said:

600bhp

So nice but the price will be mad if it's meant to be an alternative to tesla.

 

i dont think its a rival to tesla, its a normal combustion engine with hybrid versions as far as im aware

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Just now, QPR Dee said:

i dont think its a rival to tesla, its a normal combustion engine with hybrid versions as far as im aware

 

Two electric motors with a normal combustion engine, definitely not a direct rival but an alternative. The style of the car has that Tesla look about it though.

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Worth buying a brand new car to order ?

or just get same model year to 18 months older ?

buy outright or use the cash as a fat deposit and get something juicer on finance ?

 

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6 hours ago, Heero Yuy said:

 

 

Two electric motors with a normal combustion engine, definitely not a direct rival but an alternative. The style of the car has that Tesla look about it though.

ahhh

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12 minutes ago, Admin. said:

Worth buying a brand new car to order ?

or just get same model year to 18 months older ?

buy outright or use the cash as a fat deposit and get something juicer on finance ?

 

personally, i dont see the point in brand new cars unless it's lease

a 2 year old car isnt gonna be much different from the same brand new model apart from maybe fancier shinier little tid bits and the saving would be worth more than the new bits

but then again ive never really been a car guy.

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yeah its more for being to order it specifically to what i want then settle, searches are a lot more narrow and harder to find cos of specifics...

lease pcp? or long term rental ?

need to own the car

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oh i thought you just meant order one, you mean choose the different aspects of the car

Id say use deposit, then youre not putting all your money at once into 1 thing

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1 hour ago, Admin. said:

Worth buying a brand new car to order ?

or just get same model year to 18 months older ?

buy outright or use the cash as a fat deposit and get something juicer on finance ?

 

Yes, if you have a particular desired spec.

As for the rest, it’s more about understanding your intentions with the car...

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1 hour ago, QPR Dee said:

personally, i dont see the point in brand new cars unless it's lease

a 2 year old car isnt gonna be much different from the same brand new model apart from maybe fancier shinier little tid bits and the saving would be worth more than the new bits

but then again ive never really been a car guy.

Would you say the same about a mobile or clothes, out of curiosity?

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1 hour ago, Admin. said:

yeah its more for being to order it specifically to what i want then settle, searches are a lot more narrow and harder to find cos of specifics...

lease pcp? or long term rental ?

need to own the car

How long you keeping the car? Which car is it? What are the options?

dont touch a pcp unless you truly know what your doing.

why?

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1 hour ago, Admin. said:

Worth buying a brand new car to order ?

or just get same model year to 18 months older ?

buy outright or use the cash as a fat deposit and get something juicer on finance ?

 

the smart moneys always gonna go lightly used but if you want it spec'd up specifically then go for it

if the moneys gonna be sitting in the bank untouched anyway then buy it outright & dont waste money on interest

if you can put the money to work elsewhere (and make more on it than what the cars interest will be) then finance it

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12 minutes ago, TF S4DK said:

Would you say the same about a mobile or clothes, out of curiosity?

clothes yes, computers yes, tv's yes

phones, probably not, depends how old and which manufacturer, id get a year old. simply because the software lifecycle on androids is pretty shit and it may not get updates after 18 months of release, so i could buy a 2 year old device that gets 1 or no OS, security updates or bug fixes because the chipmaker has already abandoned the processor and more and more apps are optimised for the newer version of the OS. as has happened with my current phone which ive had since january last year and was released in 2015

most things i can buy older versions though

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5 minutes ago, TF S4DK said:

How long you keeping the car? Which car is it? What are the options?

dont touch a pcp unless you truly know what your doing.

why?

I get bored with cars quick, always see something with tech i want in mine....

need to be fully comp

new m3 or off new m4

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11 hours ago, Fresh said:

Copped an ex demo 6months old 6k miles 10k cheaper... no brainer 

How long you going to keep the car for? How did you buy it, pcp?

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11 hours ago, Admin. said:

I get bored with cars quick, always see something with tech i want in mine....

need to be fully comp

new m3 or off new m4

If you get bored quick then you should never be buying cars outright, especially if you then don’t sell it privately to a mug.

Adding spec is great but some spec has no residual value at all.

Yeah that’s not a problem however you buy, unless your mad young, admittedly with contract hire you may have to pick up the phone and speak to insurers rather than online quotes as it will read like “fronting” but that’s it.

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50 minutes ago, TF S4DK said:

How long you going to keep the car for? How did you buy it, pcp?

PX, depo & HP

Probably look at upgrading after 3 years or when a new models due, I find that when a new shape drops the depreciation steepens

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14 hours ago, Admin. said:

yeah its more for being to order it specifically to what i want then settle, searches are a lot more narrow and harder to find cos of specifics...

lease pcp? or long term rental ?

need to own the car

Ex demo cars are good deals

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FYI you know an ex-demo is not actually worth its value, as it’s been registered as a demo...

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55 minutes ago, Fresh said:

PX, depo & HP

Probably look at upgrading after 3 years or when a new models due, I find that when a new shape drops the depreciation steepens

 

At the end when you sell please workout how much the vehicle cost you over the years you had it...

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Any drivers been bucked by police an checked for highness?

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Lease makes too much sense if you are looking to switch up regularly (2-4 year cycle). I cant see any reason purchasing in that circumstance or else anyone else care to differ?

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I've got myself a lease. Its nice to know that i'm not emotionally attached to the car so any scratches or dents won't pain me until I had the car back and also with leases its not like driving miss daisy.

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