I keep reading these threads on leasing vs buying, & was always firmly in the buying camp, but will be looking into it a bit more when our car is paid off.
I don't particularly want a new car. What I want is hassle free motoring, ideally with servicing etc covered, & I'm warming to the fact that its a proper warranty as opposed to something full of loopholes & clauses, as is usually the case if its a 2/3yr old model.
How many manufacturers/dealers will give you a full warranty, (as in covering that would be covered with a new car), on a 2/3yr old model...?
I quite fancy risk free motoring, without the hassle of a huge bill waiting to bite me in the rse. We currently have a now 10yr old car, that will have swallowed £160 a month for the last 4 years, & come the time to sell it/put it as a PX it will be worth jack all.
Buying a 2/3yr old car is all well & good, but its effectively out of a proper warranty & just another bloody headache if anything goes wrong.
I know modern cars are more reliable, but repair costs if they do fail have also gone up by ten fold. (DMF's, DPF's etc).
For the past ten years I reckon we've outlayed as much in buying, running & repairing the second hand cars we've owned, as if we'd just leased them, & its not like I'm sitting here with £10k worth of owned cars on the drive.