I've been looking at trading my car in for some time.
I have it narrowed down to 3 options as below, please note I'm trading in a 52 plate renault laguna 1.9 TDci Expression with 133k miles on the clock.
Choice 1 - Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 SRi on an 06 plate with 42k on the clock in black from an Arnold Clark dealer with 60 day warranty. Dealers willing to pay 6 month tax and for my cherished plate transfer. Insurance will increase by £25 between now and renewal in September
Choice 2 - Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v SXi on a 55 plate with 25k miles on clock in silver, again from an Arnold Clark dealer with 60 day warranty. Dealer willing to pay 6 months road tax but I'd have to pay plate transfer fee. No extra cost to insurance.
Choice 3 - Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v SXi on a 55 plate with 28k miles on clock in silver. Ths would be from a Network Q dealer with full 12 month MOT and 12 month warranty. Also get MOT 4 lifeon used cars from network Q. Dealer again will pay 6 months tax and I pay plate transfer fee. Again no further premium on insurance.
Cost per month is roughly same for each vehicle, give or take a couple quid.
All input, as long as its relevant is welcome.