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Blue Triangle
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Re: New Car - Lease it or Buy it?

Just a small point to bear in mind.

I leased a car several years ago - part of a company opt out deal so I thought they're paying, I'm having a fancy car!

3 years later the car goes back, gets inspected and I get a bill for almost 2grand to put it back to 'show room' condition!!

Basically 100k miles in and around the London area had done no favours to the wheels, bumpers and mirrors, not forgetting stone chips in bonnets and lights etc.

I call that a 'hidden' cost but bear in mind the leasing companies are very selective in the condition that it goes back in.

I'm back on the company car scheme for obvious reasons!!!! I may not have a fancy Merc anymore but I'll not be paying for every stone chip either!

Currently in Blue Triangle's garage:
'63 Megane Dynamique 1.5dci (On its way). 01 Mercedes 320CLK Convertible. Austin 1300 Vanden Plas. Suzuki Marauder Copy. A child's Fiesta and another child's Saxo.....oh and a big caravan :-)
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