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Old 18-01-2019, 05:54 PM
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Can you get low classuc car insurance on them or is it frightening ?
Early ones are 20 years old now, so you should be able to get classic. Depends on the provider, some will do it from 10 years
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Old 18-01-2019, 06:13 PM
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My Audi diesel doesn’t smell at all and a tank of fuel lasts ages. It’s a couple of years old and not due to be caught by the city charges...however I don’t drive it into the London zone anyway.

I think the OP could still consider diesel as he’s buying new(ish), but he needs to consider his likely usage and whether inner city charges might become an issue for him in future years.
Diesel makes absolutely no sense for a car being used on local, urban journeys. It doesn't get up to full operating temperatures resulting in terrible efficiency and very poor emissions. Modern diesels also have reliability issues because of blocked particulate filters - the engine needs to be regularly run long over distance at high speed to burn the particulates off. If it is one of the Volkswagen/Audi diesels caught in the dieselgate scandal, it is due a recall which will make the engine even less efficient and slower.
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Old 18-01-2019, 06:25 PM
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Diesel makes absolutely no sense for a car being used on local, urban journeys.
Nor does petrol. Electric, bicycle or walking make far more sense
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It's petrol it has 235hp it hot hatch does 150mph and looks lovely you can get a mega clean one with change to spare
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Stop : don't do it , if there's just the 2 of you just get yourself a decent second hand VW GOLF .
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alfa romeo giulietta 1.8 tbi
It's petrol it has 235hp it hot hatch does 150mph and looks lovely you can get a mega clean one with change to spare
And will cost the earth in servicing and parts when (and not if...) it starts to fall apart
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I got a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV from Vanarama on contract hire in March. The car is worth £38k-£40k, but we paid £2k down and then £349 pm for 4 years.

It's a great car and very economical. A full charge costs around a £1 and you get between 15-20 miles if you drive sensibly or just potter around. My wife works a mile from home so she can get to work and back for the 3 days she works, go to the shop etc usually on a single charge.

To fill it up with unleaded is c.£44 and you get 300 miles from it as the electric and petrol parts of the engine 'talk to each other' or something technical like that !!

I don't think we've filled it up more than 6-7 times since we've had it and only then because of certain longer journeys (seeing parents, Wolves away etc).

I got the home charging point supplied and fitted for £200 as the Govt provides a grant and the tax is zero / very low and congestion charge is free.

Vanarama were also excellent.
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Old 19-01-2019, 08:14 AM
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Diesel makes absolutely no sense for a car being used on local, urban journeys. It doesn't get up to full operating temperatures resulting in terrible efficiency and very poor emissions. Modern diesels also have reliability issues because of blocked particulate filters - the engine needs to be regularly run long over distance at high speed to burn the particulates off. If it is one of the Volkswagen/Audi diesels caught in the dieselgate scandal, it is due a recall which will make the engine even less efficient and slower.
Well, I can only say from experience that we’ve had none of these problems at all with our Audi nor has a friend with an older version of the same car.
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I got a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV from Vanarama on contract hire in March. The car is worth £38k-£40k, but we paid £2k down and then £349 pm for 4 years.

It's a great car and very economical. A full charge costs around a £1 and you get between 15-20 miles if you drive sensibly or just potter around. My wife works a mile from home so she can get to work and back for the 3 days she works, go to the shop etc usually on a single charge.

To fill it up with unleaded is c.£44 and you get 300 miles from it as the electric and petrol parts of the engine 'talk to each other' or something technical like that !!

I don't think we've filled it up more than 6-7 times since we've had it and only then because of certain longer journeys (seeing parents, Wolves away etc).

I got the home charging point supplied and fitted for £200 as the Govt provides a grant and the tax is zero / very low and congestion charge is free.

Vanarama were also excellent.
This is what i was talking about
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Old 20-01-2019, 03:23 PM
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Although if you don't need a large 4x4, you might be better looking at something like a plug-in hybrid Hyundai Ioniq or similar. Really only works if you have off street parking though.
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