johngti Posts: 2,481
Has anyone got positive things to say about this? My GTi-mobile is non-ULEZ compliant so I’m looking to change it. There’s some decent leasing deals around at the moment that wouldn’t need a loan (would like to avoid borrowing money for the next year or so). Any reason to not do it?
Keep to mileage limits as it gets expensive at end of lease if over.
Car has to be A1 inside and out otherwise they will charge through the nose.
I wouldn't have thought it's the cheapest way to drive, but it's convenient and you get a new car.
Not sure what the lease rates are like but given what inflation is at present, any spare cash you have is depreciating in value right now.
Given that Mrs GTi’s uncle just died and has a perfectly serviceable car on his drive, It’s a shame I can’t just nab that and drive it around for a while!! And since Mrs GTi is the sole executor for his will, she’s going to have to be above board on everything.
To put the "exit charges" into perspective - as I said, I've had 3 cars over 8 years, not gone over the mileage limit - which for all the cars I've had is 12p per mile, and never been charged for any of the minor dings, scrapes or spills, even of the alloy wheels. The criteria by which they grade the car for wear and tear are freely available online, make sure you go round the car with the assessor at end of lease. Mind you - someone has driven into my current tank, which I'll have to pay to get fixed. There were bits of car and headlight "glass" all over the road one morning - minor scrape on my front bumper and wing, but I expect that will be expensive.
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When you are casting around and speccing a car, any extras cost you heavy as only the base car value is considered for its retained value. The cost of those extras is fully depreciated over the time you possess it. If there are flashy bits you want, it's worth looking at a higher spec that includes them as standard.
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But, less than £300. They did miss a couple of small dings which really surprised me. You'd expect proper Eagle eyed inspection.
My past experiences of Alfas has been the miracle of them disappearing in front of my very eyes into a pile of rust.
(Was quite a while back tbh)
But no, the Stelvio was faultless over 3 years. A few alfa quirks but nothing mad.
Car was good. Can't same the same about the dealership.