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    • Nat84
    • By Nat84 6th Jul 17, 11:45 PM
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    Two new cars needed - advice on savings
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    • 6th Jul 17, 11:45 PM
    Two new cars needed - advice on savings 6th Jul 17 at 11:45 PM
    Hi all. I may soon be moving to a new job which will mean I lose my company car and need two new household cars. I'm hoping to get a SEAT Ateca as our family car on a personal lease and then am happy to get a second used car (for my commute). I would potentially do this on a PCP contract. I'm thinking about something like a Renault Clio or VW polo, but am flexible really. I'm finding when I price everything up, including insurance, that I'll probably be spending about £800 all in on cars a month. I'm really hoping to spend less than this so wondering if anyone has any tips on companies to use or different ways in obtaining two cars at the same time efficiently?! Thanks in advance.
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    • FreddieFrugal
    • By FreddieFrugal 7th Jul 17, 5:46 AM
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    Do you definitely need two separate cars?
    Mortgage remaining £54,044/£77,000 (2.59% til 04/18)

    Savings target 1st May 17 - £28,630.51 / £25,000
    • Nat84
    • By Nat84 7th Jul 17, 6:55 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 6:55 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 6:55 AM
    Sadly yes - nursery run in main car and then commute which isn't possible on train
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 7th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
    Would you get a better deal with 2 x Seats?

    or how about the Skoda versions of those cars which should be cheaper in the first place?
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 7th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
    Does the commuter car need to be new?

    You can pick up decent Clios (I'd recommend them, pretty nice wee cars) from about £2k upwards. A newer diesel one and an older petrol one would cover your usage and cost you a fraction of the £800/month budget.

    Get a multicar policy for the insurance and it should save you a little bit as well.

    If you want to go full MSE, get 2 of the same body style and wheel size, so you can borrow parts from one to keep the other on the road whist it gets repaired.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 7th Jul 17, 5:53 PM
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    I'll probably be spending about £800 all in on cars a month. I'm really hoping to spend less than this so wondering if anyone has any tips on companies to use or different ways in obtaining two cars at the same time efficiently?! Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by Nat84
    The best way to do it efficiently? Don't buy on finance and don't buy anything newer than three years old because you pay for the highest annual rates of depreciation in those first three years.

    £800 all in on cars in a month on PCP? Christ you could buy cars that would do the job outright in full for that amount and not be spending £10,000 a year paying for the depreciating value of the vehicles.
    • cypher007
    • By cypher007 9th Jul 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 11:06 AM
    ive just bought one of these:


    http://www.westgatemotors.co.uk/new-seat-offer/xcellence-toledo-offers-this-summer/


    its not a bad family car if you need to lug loads of stuff and this is the top of the range verson for £12k.


    dont know if there near you or not. they had some Ibiza FR's also but i think theyre sold now.


    just tell them where you saw the link.
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 10th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
    ive just bought one of these:


    http://www.westgatemotors.co.uk/new-seat-offer/xcellence-toledo-offers-this-summer/


    its not a bad family car if you need to lug loads of stuff and this is the top of the range verson for £12k.


    dont know if there near you or not. they had some Ibiza FR's also but i think theyre sold now.


    just tell them where you saw the link.
    Originally posted by cypher007
    I'm curious, just exactly what ARE you getting out of all this advertising you are doing for your favourite dealership?
    • khcomp
    • By khcomp 10th Jul 17, 8:16 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:16 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:16 PM
    Hi all. I may soon be moving to a new job which will mean I lose my company car and need two new household cars. I'm hoping to get a SEAT Ateca as our family car on a personal lease and then am happy to get a second used car (for my commute). I would potentially do this on a PCP contract. I'm thinking about something like a Renault Clio or VW polo, but am flexible really. I'm finding when I price everything up, including insurance, that I'll probably be spending about £800 all in on cars a month. I'm really hoping to spend less than this so wondering if anyone has any tips on companies to use or different ways in obtaining two cars at the same time efficiently?! Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by Nat84
    £800 A MONTH on two cars? You've got to be mad!
    My current vehicles include a Suzuki Wagon R (2001, 80,000 miles, bought it for £333 four years ago. Cost £140 this year to insure (was £99 last year). Has required two bulbs & one brake cylinder for last MOT, nothing for the previous two years, but shock horror now needed two tyres & two suspension arms for MOT (£175 all in) and a 2005 Renault Megane diesel. Paid £200 (MOT until December), had to buy a battery (£40) and fix a puncture (£10). It's £30 a year to tax and is currently averaging 61.8mpg.....
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