- Company car choice
Looks like ‘s coming down to either a Vauxhall Mokka or an Astra Sports Tourer. Whcih will be better for carrying bikes at the weekend? My 2005 Astra Estate does a great job but the wife likes the look of the Mokka. I’m just wondering if the back is big enough to fit some bikes in.
Anyone have any experience?Posted 4 years ago
a number of my colleagues have the astra, and i nearly chose one too. Went for insignia because it had a few more gadgets and is bigger in the cabin.
They all like the astras, but the real world mpg on the 1.7 cdti is nothing like the claims. those who drive steady still get the low 50’s mpg, same as the insignia.Posted 4 years agograham of redmarleyMember
also depends on what whether you get fuel or claim back for fuel as an expense. If you claim back then depends on the mileage rates you get.Posted 4 years ago
Worked cheaper for me to make a contribution & get a 2.2l diesel & get extra 3 to 4p a business mile than go for a smaller car with no contribution.
Needs a spreadsheet.
Vans not allowed due to “company image”. Given the choice I’d have a van. Anything over 1.5 lites gets me 19 pence a mile. We get a “contribution” towards the car each month from the company. We pay the rest. I’ve been going through the list and in terms of monthly cost, mpg and size, I’ve currently narrowed it down to the two I’ve mentioned above.
I know there’s other cars out there like Citroen, skoda or Nissan but they’re not on the list.
Has anyone tried loading bikes in the back of a mokka?Posted 4 years agoslackman99Member
Astra 1.7cdti – crap fuel economy. Trip computer regularly ‘reads’ in the 60’s but working it out on actual fuel usage leads to a more accurate figure in the high 40’s to low 50’s.
Mileage 95% motorway at 70mph.
Golf,308 and Focus diesels all lead to 60+ mpg at these speeds.Posted 4 years ago
I’m running an astra currently (2005). I get on average 54 mpg from a cdti 1.7 estate. I’m not the sort of person who gets excited over cars, it’s just a tool to do a job.
The reason I’ve discounted the focus (both estate and hatch) is because the rear seat base is fixed which means the load space doesn’t fold flat enough for what I want to carry, or how I want to carry it.Posted 4 years ago
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