We want it to be a CRV type car (well, dh does, I want a transporter type vehicle).
It has to be big enough to fit our kayak & paddle on, other equipment in it, plus DH, me DD and a potential one other. We want to use it for trips away at the weekend, and trips from Devon to Durham, as well as for the normal day to day stuff, so needs some 'poke' so to speak, but no bigger than a 2L engine for insurance/tax etc.
We want it to be relatively economical to drive, ok on insurance and not too high in tax.
Tall order? Some suggestions on what to go for would be welcome.
I've recently got rid of a Freelander - was a really nice car. I had a diesel - cost about £65 to fill the tank, used to get about 450 miles out of it. That was when fuel was about £1 a litre. Tax is expensive, about £160 a year I think. I did like it but I drove it into the ground with commuting 100 miles per day.
giddy that seems roughly what we spend on our own car now, same tax bracket £185, going to rise to £200, but we would be paying that on this car so that is ok, it is not one that is going to hike to £450! It will cost a bit more on fuel, but we are planning on driving a bit less on local journeys, ie not to work and back (we can walk) so that should even out.
or a Mitsubishi Shogun? it is old, but it looks good, and has extra seats which would be great - we have family come to visit a lot, and would save taking two cars everywhere (it is the second one, not the first on the page).
I have checked insurance - affordable, and tax - same as now, wont go up to £450.
And Mitsubishi is a good make isn't it? Should be made of strong stuff?!!
Good thanks - just knackered from fasting Ramadan...was hoping I would have lost weight at the end of week one but..ahem...<shuffles feet> I think all the choc I'm scoffing in the evening as a 'reward' has not helped....
Oooh...really fancy a pasty now....
Good luck with the car! I bank with Lloyds and they sell second hand cars - ex fleet stuff - its a really good website - take a look
Yes so atm we stop eating at around 5am and eat again at around 7.50pm..the morning cut off is getting later and the evening is getting earlier as we go through the month as sunrise is later and sunset is earlier you see so by the end of Ramadan I can eat at 7pm (ish) in the evening....
Its going ok, am just at my junk consumption in the evening...