I always love lease threads and how emotive people get about their preference and how defensive people get to the extent they are calling others stupid. It's a personal preference, deal with it. Mine? In the words of drake, "Anything I got is not a rental, I own it *****************" :D
The missus bought a Juke on PCP (supposedly they hold value well). Even with a discount and a £3k deposit it still cost £9k over 3 yrs. This even takes into account paying the final balloon payment and selling it privately for more. Wouldn’t by new again. The £3k deposit basically covered the VAT. At £3k a year this deal and many other lease deals for better cars cost less. Admittedly it’s each to their own n all that.
Yet the context was in reference of long term planning in keeping his oil machinery at maximum production with low outages and the longest support from the supplier with a self interest in a long term view.
What a load of arrogant and ignorant rubbish. Any car out of warranty can run the risk of mechanical failure thus unexpected bills, knowing about cars doesn't mean you are guaranteed to avoid a pup. At least with a lease you know exactly where you stand and get a better quality ride as a result.
Thanks for the heads up. Was there a certain year or couple of years or engine to watch out for? Any horror stories on a Ford focus 1.6? Need petrol btw as only doing short commute