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Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #120 on: April 14, 2018, 12:18:01 AM »
So if you win a car and dont want that specific car, what is the best option?  ;D
Seriously though, fewer cash buyers around these days, best to give up a lot of value and sell back to the dealer, or take it and sell privately?

Dealer will have donated car at cost price so dont be surprised at their valuation if you return it for cash or upgrade.

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« Reply #121 on: April 14, 2018, 12:23:00 AM »
If you have the option of a company car or allowance whats best overall tax wise and savings over the year?

I really dont need a company car as I'm totally based in the one spot and no need to have it, though I love the perks with it I'm probably paying for it through my tax

Depends on a few things. Miles you are doing? Fuel card? etc. I found I was better of staying with my expenses than what I was getting for a car allowance / company car. If your doing massive miles then it's definitely value. But I was doing just about 10,000 miles so didn't really see a benefit (Financially). Course you save on the hassle of maintenance with a CC but I was tied to a couple of vehicles. 

Course my calculations could have been up the left.  ???

What he said, it depends on circumstances. There are a couple of decent comparison calculators online that you can tailor
https://www.whatcar.com/news/company-car-cash-alternative/

At the minute and for the immediate future Im doing a daily run of 15 miles! Initially thats far greater when I was at different locations, now with my lease nearly up Ive got to choose, fuel card insurance maintenance good spec car services breakdown cover! Even toll charges.. for a car allowance which will be decent enough and bring down tax I think
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Re: New Car Advice
« Reply #122 on: April 14, 2018, 01:39:02 AM »
What are these Merc A180's like - they look good at least but just interested in their running - my civic is about done and it was decent and had a golf before but just interested in case anyone had one

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« Reply #123 on: April 14, 2018, 08:12:38 PM »
What are these Merc A180's like - they look good at least but just interested in their running - my civic is about done and it was decent and had a golf before but just interested in case anyone had one

Supposed to be hard to sit in due to suspension built for carpet like roads on the continental mainland. New model supposed to have improved on this area.

If you intend to carry anyone more than 5-10 in the back they will struggle to get in and have any head room.  Probably same applies if you carry children in car seats in the rear in terms of getting them in and out. 

On the other hand the Golf 7 has none of these problems.
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« Reply #124 on: April 14, 2018, 11:14:32 PM »
What are these Merc A180's like - they look good at least but just interested in their running - my civic is about done and it was decent and had a golf before but just interested in case anyone had one

Supposed to be hard to sit in due to suspension built for carpet like roads on the continental mainland. New model supposed to have improved on this area.

If you intend to carry anyone more than 5-10 in the back they will struggle to get in and have any head room.  Probably same applies if you carry children in car seats in the rear in terms of getting them in and out. 

On the other hand the Golf 7 has none of these problems.
I like the look of them tbh, but probably not practical
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Re: New Car Advice
« Reply #125 on: April 15, 2018, 08:36:30 AM »
Anyone any experience with the new Seat Ateca? Is it just more or less a Tiguan with the VW badge? We are looking at that kind of motor for the family car.

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Re: New Car Advice
« Reply #126 on: April 15, 2018, 08:44:52 AM »
Seems petrol hybrid is the future. Diesel cars bought now will have no resale value.

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« Reply #127 on: April 15, 2018, 08:55:34 AM »
Anyone any experience with the new Seat Ateca? Is it just more or less a Tiguan with the VW badge? We are looking at that kind of motor for the family car.

Basically from the same VW parts box but without some of the things that give the difference between Seat and VW cars.  According to all reports the third SUV from the same parts bin built by Skoda, the Karoq.  Tiguan supposed to be luxury version and most expensive, Ateca is the sport version trimmed back with harder suspension but cheaper by thousands and the Karoq is the family version with more gadgets, more comfort, more storage and softer suspension (blander) with Skoda price.  There is one to suit everyone.  Big step up in terms of looks shared by all three.

Check out these reviews:

https://youtu.be/W2y6shUHD7M
https://youtu.be/vI4v73CUoQc
https://youtu.be/DYhF6-oKjWg

Note the design similarities of all 3 from the same parts bin.

Just depends if you are a badge snob or not.

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Re: New Car Advice
« Reply #128 on: April 15, 2018, 09:49:46 AM »
Thanks Owen. Were going to test drive a few in the next week or so. I do like the look of the Ateca though.

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« Reply #129 on: April 15, 2018, 10:58:25 AM »
Thanks Owen. Were going to test drive a few in the next week or so. I do like the look of the Ateca though.

One of the best looking compact SUVs. If you need more than 5 seats the Kodiaq from Skoda is the big brother of the Karoq and also highly rated.  Q7 size and near quality for a Skoda price.

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« Reply #130 on: April 16, 2018, 11:53:07 AM »
Thanks Owen. Were going to test drive a few in the next week or so. I do like the look of the Ateca though.

One of the best looking compact SUVs. If you need more than 5 seats the Kodiaq from Skoda is the big brother of the Karoq and also highly rated.  Q7 size and near quality for a Skoda price.

Was in one of those Kodiaq's the other day, spacy enough inside without looking like a bus on the outside, was impressed by it.
Didn't get a drive at it though, but I think they're 2 litre diesel engines.

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« Reply #131 on: April 16, 2018, 07:14:23 PM »
Thanks Owen. Were going to test drive a few in the next week or so. I do like the look of the Ateca though.

One of the best looking compact SUVs. If you need more than 5 seats the Kodiaq from Skoda is the big brother of the Karoq and also highly rated.  Q7 size and near quality for a Skoda price.

Was in one of those Kodiaq's the other day, spacy enough inside without looking like a bus on the outside, was impressed by it.
Didn't get a drive at it though, but I think they're 2 litre diesel engines.

https://youtu.be/b62ITcoqN0s

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Re: New Car Advice
« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2018, 10:31:18 AM »
Thanks Owen. Were going to test drive a few in the next week or so. I do like the look of the Ateca though.

One of the best looking compact SUVs. If you need more than 5 seats the Kodiaq from Skoda is the big brother of the Karoq and also highly rated.  Q7 size and near quality for a Skoda price.

Was in one of those Kodiaq's the other day, spacy enough inside without looking like a bus on the outside, was impressed by it.
Didn't get a drive at it though, but I think they're 2 litre diesel engines.

https://youtu.be/b62ITcoqN0s

Looking at a Seat Arona myself. Bit of a smaller SUV type.  I've had 2 Leon's in the past and have always been happy with them.

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« Reply #133 on: April 17, 2018, 02:05:42 PM »
Recently bought a Nissan X-Trail, happy enough with it so far, very comfortable and spacious and has decent fuel economy. I still have my Seat Leon, the wee lad is now 17 and he can have it when he passes his test.

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« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2018, 02:29:36 PM »
VW T-Roc looks nice but I imagine its pricey enough
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