Reply to post: Re: Finance figures are a bit scary

We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?

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Re: Finance figures are a bit scary

I've always wondered how people could afford a new car that wasn't a Suzuki Alto, rampant finance seems to be the answer.

Worth investigating the cost of these deals. At a headline level they are engineered to look attractive (usually because the example is based on ludicrously low mileage), but rarely is the car owned without additional payments, and it becomes a permanent car rental programme that works out as a very expensive way of driving a car. Friend of mine has a lease contract on a large 4x4 which over four years will cost around 50% more than the outright cash purchase, and that's before any "payment to own", or lease return charges for damage or excess mileage. But £x hundred quid a month sounded really affordable.....

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