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14 May 2019 at 10:50 am #167575
Having just retired, and have an 11 year old car -Nissan note, it would really help me to replace with a zero-30 tax cost going forward (a 3 year old). Reliability means i have bought Japanese for 25 years
New cars used to lose 30% on sale, but modern cars seem to hold prices, is this true?
Always bought Japanese (for reliability), but “taken” with Kia Rio-though with colour restrictions (No black or white wanted-keep washing), very few around. I therefore have to consider alternatives, eg toyota aygo (which looks too small), or yaris (expensive-for what i need). But maybe hybrid. I also have a 1.6, therefore will lose power? Skoda, seems a good option
Any suggestions most welcome
17 May 2019 at 3:51 pm #167790
If you like the Kia Rio then you should also look closely at the Hyundai i20 which is basically the same car. The model produced 2015 to 2018 is a good looking car. I would avoid the 1.2 petrol engine as perhaps not powerful enough. The 1.4 is good but few manual models available but plenty of the 1.4 four-speed automatics out there to choose from.
I do not think they will fall into the £30 per year VED, perhaps approx £140 VED band.