At a time when we hear so much about the so-called ‘squeezed middle’, it’s time perhaps to think again about the grounds on which we buy a new car.
Firstly, take the advice of the experts here at buyacar, concurring with those at the Daily Telegraph, and make an informed choice about buying a petrol or diesel car.
People’s instinct today is to buy diesel, whatever the circumstances. And this may well be the best option for you if you are considering a medium, large or extra large vehicle and using your car for business, i.e. exceeding 20’000 miles per year.
If you are buying a small or medium sized car however and doing low or average mileage, a petrol-powered vehicle may well be a better option. They cost considerably less to buy in the first place and will be almost as frugal to run.
Lastly, we can recommend that you consider the PPM or pence per mile to run your vehicle. This figure takes into account every expenditure over the first 36’000 miles of your new car purchase - initial price, taxes, duties, fuel, routine servicing and depreciation – and results in a single figure.
All things to consider when you are thinking about the bottom-line and running your car.