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I'm about to order a new company car. We are re-imbursed for petrol on a sliding scale, so >2 litres gives 30% extra per mile. I object to the Mondeo and S-MAX 2.2 engines only being a £5K option as you...
I asked a question about mileage reporting last year and have since found an amazing piece of technology. It's a small GPS tracker that logs business miles. It records all miles that you travel. If the...
It's time to replace my company lease car again. My choice of car has to meet a tight window of requirements, balancing weight (for pulling a large caravan), economy for the 90 per cent of time I am not...
I have just been offered a job with a company that has a company car scheme and provides an allowance of £550.00 per month for me buy and maintain a car. I expect my annual mileage to be around 15-20K....
I wrote to you about five years ago when I had just got my latest 2005 Volkswagen Sharan 1.9 SE diesel company car. This was my third. Like a lot of companies at the moment we are making our vehicles last...
I retire at the end of November and will be handing back my company car – a 2008 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDi Automatic. This is my third A3; the previous was a 2.0FSi Auto. I estimate I will do about 10,000...
My son is interested in acquiring a Mitsubishi L200. He will not be able to afford a new one and so has been researching the secondhand market, including Mitsubishi dealer offers. Invariably, dealers quote...
I'm tied into a finance deal for the next 18 months because I got a really bad deal, because of bad credit rating. Since then I've managed to get a new field sales job where I use my own car - a Ford C-Max...
I retire in October and I'm considering buying my company car, a 57-reg Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 90ps which has done 45,000 miles (I'm currently getting 64.8 mpg). Does it have a diesel particulate filter?...
I intend to change my 2001 BMW 530i Touring (73,000 miles) for either an Audi A6 or Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate. I have always driven petrol-engined cars and since I don't do a lot of miles the extra...
 

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