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Mornin All, Wonder if you guys n gals have any advice on leasing the next car. Current is on last legs.. Vauxhall scrappage scheme is interesting - but have no intention of keeping. Anyway sin… Read More
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4m, 3w agoPosted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Mornin All,

Wonder if you guys n gals have any advice on leasing the next car. Current is on last legs.. Vauxhall scrappage scheme is interesting - but have no intention of keeping.

Anyway since December is well under way, there are some decent offers to be had.. eg Golf GT edition 1.6tdi for £235/month with £500 down.. on PCH not PCP. (10k/annum)

This morning there Focus' 1.5 tdci Zetec Navigation witb appearance pack.. same terms as golf but works out around £210/month (initial is around £800 incl. fee).

Reason for considering lease is the old car needs injectors doing again so want maintenance stress/hassle free motoring for a while.

What are your experiences?

thanks
Pops
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4m, 3w agoPosted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Hi, have you considered a Dacia sandero. Not the best looking car but very reliable and only £5995 otr, 50mpg, 3 year warranty and no mot for 3 years to worry about. And once you have paid it off its yours to keep. There basic but then also less to go wrong. They are easily a 10 year 150,000 mile trouble free motoring. http://info.dacia.co.uk/model/sandero/

The other good thing is your not restricted to less than 10,000 miles per year like you are on a lease car. Some leases are even less at 5000 or 8000 miles.

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Edited By: POWYSWALES on Dec 03, 2016 12:04: Edit
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POWYSWALES
Hi, have you considered a Dacia sandero. Not the best looking car but very reliable and only £5995 otr, 50mpg, 3 year warranty and no mot for 3 years to worry about. And once you have paid it off its yours to keep. There basic but then also less to go wrong. They are easily a 10 year 150,000 mile trouble free motoring. http://info.dacia.co.uk/model/sandero/?&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Local-All-GS-UK-P-Defensive-Sandreo-Main_&utm_term=dacia%20sandero&ORIGIN=cpc&CAMPAIGN=google_Local-All-GS-UK-P-Defensive-Sandreo-Main&gclid=CjwKEAiA94nCBRDxismumrL83icSJAAeeETQSxLD9S2EEh0u0SF6DI7VuudSSvXW7vzg99slGAZsfhoCdP_w_wcBhttps://s16.postimg.org/krbgz0mo5/sandero.jpgfree image host
If nothing else Dacia are excellent at marketing. You'll find more mod cons in an '81 DMC-12 without shelling out virtually double the advertised price. They are also worthless after 3 years anyway.

If you are leasing I wouldn't bother with maintenance since the majority is covered under warranty and the consumables will easily last 20k+ without blowing up!

Edited By: GrantG182 on Dec 03, 2016 11:56
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POWYSWALES
Hi, have you considered a Dacia sandero. Not the best looking car but very reliable and only £5995 otr, 50mpg, 3 year warranty and no mot for 3 years to worry about. And once you have paid it off its yours to keep. There basic but then also less to go wrong. They are easily a 10 year 150,000 mile trouble free motoring. http://info.dacia.co.uk/model/sandero/

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I haven't I'm afraid.. other half is an inexperienced driver hence considering something with parking sensors etc.. but to an extent want something enjoyable to drive for me also.

Do you have a Dacia, how is it to drive? Ca you compare it anything mainstream.

It does sound like a logical sensible buy but my head says yes tho heart says no lol. (not good I know :D )
#4
don't bother servicing just keep your levels topped up.
#5
groenleader
cpandk
Anyone have one of these and can give an honest opinuion as to how good? Thanks
Hello! I am a fleet manager for a living, I do not own one of these cars but I am invited to days hosted by car manufacutres and have had some hands on driving experience on the open roads in France in the Duster, Sandero and Logan.
They have been hugely popular in France and with employees in our French deivision. I would say they all remind me, except the Duster of say low and medium spec Renaults and Citreons that were about in the late 1990's - early 2000's.
They drive OK, nothing like Fiesta or anything else remotely modern. They are a bit thin and noise insulation is not great. Seats are not all that thick nor are they comfy for long drives, but the if your getting out of a 2001 Astra, you will probably not notice. Do you see what I mean?
They are cheap and simple, I would not say they were crude and certainty not un-driveable as regular use cars. Take the Suzuki Jimny, it is crude and rather awful drive on the road, the Dacias are not like that.
The point I would raise which is that if you want really basic transport and want it new then these tick those boxes. However, by British driving expectations I would of thought a used example of another car would be much better.
The Duster is actually bit agricultural to drive but I can see the appeal if you want something between a Defender (for road manners) and 2002 Rav4 for the inside. Probably the pick of the lot IMO.
The Logan estate....if you ever drove the 306 Estate or MK3 Astra estate, you will sort of know what this is like.
From a previous Sandero thread
#6
***Reply to Grantg182***

Thats always been my thoughts too.

Nationwide Vehicle Contracts have this under maintenance as being included in a maintenance package:

Scheduled Servicing
Mechanical & Electrical Repairs
Tyres, Brakes, Exhaust & Battery Replacement

On average I do about 5-6k/annum so over the 3 years @ 15-18k there ahould be no expenses at all bar regular servicing... unless servicing costs £300+ a time!

Yes I know, do I really need a new car for measly mileage :p

Edited By: pops1975 on Dec 03, 2016 12:12: Didnt quote grantg
#7
I would personally get a quote for maintained and non maintained and see if it's worth the difference?

Once you have the difference in payment work out your overall addition cost for maintenence and compare it to how much it would be to service and replace the consumables as one off costs?

I have had experiences with Dacia/Renault and wouldn't recommend for Leasing. Vw Golf and Ford Focus are far better options. I also noticed a deal a few weeks ago for a Volvo V40 which was surprising!
#8
You can buy a separate maintenance package from the main dealer anyway to cover servicing. Spreads the cost out a bit with monthly payments.
#9
cy1983
I would personally get a quote for maintained and non maintained and see if it's worth the difference?

Once you have the difference in payment work out your overall addition cost for maintenence and compare it to how much it would be to service and replace the consumables as one off costs?

I have had experiences with Dacia/Renault and wouldn't recommend for Leasing. Vw Golf and Ford Focus are far better options. I also noticed a deal a few weeks ago for a Volvo V40 which was surprising!


What was the deal for the v40, not that we have dealer near enough.
#10
I'd recommend leasing personally but not for everyone. I've just handed back a civic 1.6 diesel. Had that for two years. Always 65 plus to the gallon. Stress free but cost me 225 a month with 3 payments down. I did have a 15000 per year mileage limit though. Could probably finance a good 2nd hand car for that but with my job needed to know that I always had a reliable economic vehicle that was always in warranty. Regards maintenance I'd say don't bother. I had 2 main dealer services with the 2 years 30000 miles lease. they cost just over 200 each. Also had 2 front tyres at 65 each and these were replaced with what it had on. e.g continental premium contacts. To be honest I could have got away without tyres if I had driven more gentle but sometimes with a lease you drive slightly harder with no worries. Some really good deals st the moment. Just need to make sure leasing right for you. it's a large monthly payment but stress and hassle free and if you buy a new or nearly new car that tends to be a large monthly payment plus a larger deposit. just need to do the sums!! I've been through the route of buying old bangers. old cars and nearly new cars and with my job and all start stop driving always ended up costing me with expensive repairs!
#11
Thank you everyone for all your input & advice.

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