Muttley's Lass & I need a new motor, the current one (vauxhall meriva) is showing it's age and after the unforgetable experience of swapping the alternator last weekend 3 hrs just to get the sodding thing out - no room to get hands in - it's got to go.
One of the things we are considering is to get the new car on Personal Contract Hire rather than a traditional HP arrangement. We are weighing up the pros & cons and we seem to fit the profile quite well. Our annual mileage is under 10k, we aren't bothered about owning the car, being happy to hand it back at the end of the 3 year contract and sign up for another one.
We will be getting an additional "mucky" vehicle - probably a S1 or S2 Land Rover Discovery V8 on LPG as they are going for peanuts and I'm very familiar with care and feeding of) to cart dogs,bikes, tip runs and cope with winter weather etc. The contract hire car (we were thinking something like a fiesta or a polo is for "best" i.e. to get Muttley's lass to work and back (I cycle commute), shopping and the occasional trip away without bikes/dogs/kids.
Anyone got any experience of this type of car "ownership / purchase / rental".