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Old 02-12-2021, 09:14 AM   #1
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New member here from Aberdeen Scotland.
I have looked on here quite a lot lately as I am thinking of getting rid of my petrol eating car and am looking for a motor with lower running costs.

My car is a 5 year old Mokka and I ony get 23.3 mpg out of it, that is over a few months use, even if I reset the trip whilst out of the city and get up to 30 odd mpg, it still works it way down to 23mpg again after a few weeks.

So I am thinking of either getting an EV for the low running costs, or getting a small 2nd hand car, say a corsa, keep fora couple of years till Ev`s come down to a reasonable price.
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:26 AM   #2
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Welcome. I am biased, but I find it hard to see past the Honda Jazz for reliability and fuel efficiency. I have had mine for four and a half years, have done 48,000 miles, and have averaged 55.3 mpg. Mine is a 2006 Mk 1.
If you are thinking of a new car, the Mk 4 Jazz, which is Hybrid with electric transmission, is a good contender. Near to an EV without the range issues.
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Old 02-12-2021, 03:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will have a look, still not made up my mind in which way to go tbh.

I do know that my car will cost me 1,400 a year in fuel and tax and probably over 1000 a year in depreciation, so even if i do nothing, it will cost me 5k to keep it for the next 2 years.
An EV lease of say an Ionic EV can be had for just under 6k, maybe less, so am thinking of doing that, or buy an older more efficient car and wait for the same 2 years
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Old 02-13-2021, 06:40 AM   #4
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I am intending going down the EV route as soon as I have charging facilities (upcoming house move). I am going for the MG5, an estate with good reviews, reasonable range, and a very tempting price.
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Old 02-13-2021, 09:06 AM   #5
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I am intending going down the EV route as soon as I have charging facilities (upcoming house move). I am going for the MG5, an estate with good reviews, reasonable range, and a very tempting price.
I have looked at that car as well, they are discounted quite well, I have an offer from carwow for the MG5 for 22,500 which is a 5k saving on list price, but funnily enough the Hyundai Ionic which costs more to buy is cheaper to lease over 2 years than the MG5 or MG ZS.

https://www.leasingoptions.co.uk/my-garage.

This is a comparison on them, I am going down the lease route for the first time ever as I think EV`s are massively overpriced atm and will come down in the next couple of years, which will increase the depreciation on any car that I buy outright today
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I am intending going down the EV route as soon as I have charging facilities (upcoming house move). I am going for the MG5, an estate with good reviews, reasonable range, and a very tempting price.
Will you arrange the charing pod first before you buy?

I was thinking of waiting till I buy first then going with Octopus
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Yes. I do not want to have to rely on public charging, and I live in a flat at the moment, so a Granny lead is of no use. I have heard good things about Wallbox.
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