This will be our last car until we retire so we are looking at keeping it long term, eight years or so.
Any one else?
Any one else?
Sorry to hijack this thread... How easy was it to speak with dinitrol? I've used something similar on my mtb's, but never attempted on a vehicle.Beagler said:Yes. Took out the 5 year warranty, got as many options as I could and have sprayed suspension components underneath with Dinitrol wax so should hpoefully help rustproof.
Since the law came in regarding the fitting of DPF's to diesel cars I've always been put off buying a diesel. Even more now I'm doing such low mileage. I can do without the faff of additives and the like. With the type of driving I do now (short journeys mainly), a diesel would not be a sensible choice.Beagler said:If I can ask why did you go for petrol?
Don't you get bored? By year three I'm looking for a change and once it's in my head it usually happens.Terrier1964 said:Hi All
I owned an Audi A4 bought brand new in 2005 - kept it until 2016 - 11 years service 93000 miles - looked after it - paid for and all mine
Have just got a new R line - 2016 - paid for - all mine
This will be kept for 10 years - and money put aside to buy another new car in 10 years.....
I work this way as I hate paying for credit on money which is essentially my savings that some bank has decided to loan back to me.....and I am a firm believer that if you have worked hard to save for it you will look after it .....maybe old fashioned but just brought up that way
Decided on a diesel even I only do 8-9k a year.....not worried about the DPF these days as it is set in a better position on the exhaust line and burns far more efficiently. Plus I always did a quick 50 mile blast once every 6 weeks in my Audi and it never sooted up.....
I absolutely love this new car.....so much in fact I look for excuses to drive somewhere to do or get something.....problem is I now have 38 light bulbs - 15 packets or razor blades and more tins of peas that I will ever use.....(sad but true) - I would recommend my Tiguan to anyone.....yes a little more expensive than some SUV's but a fabulous car to drive and own.
It all depends on the deals available at the time. Certain models have big discounts and high residual values. This equals a cheap lease.Terrier1964 said:Lawrie - what version of the Tig have you got ?
On my R line version a quick internet search shows a deposit of £1085 and monthly payments of £361 - over two years that is coming in at £9749....which is £4k more than your figures.
I suppose its all horses for courses. People's circumstances change. Some are old school and buy and keep - others have PCP's and others choose the leasing route.