Finally got round to buying a new car today - after 2 months faffing around, bite the bullet today.|
Went for an Insignia Elite:-
Will do 50/60 mpg on the motorway (my sons are moving to Wales with their mum this summer - I'm therefore likely to be doing a lot of motorway miles each month...)
Has every conceivable gadget and gizmo imaginable - auto headlights/wipers, sat nav, xenon adaptive headlights, electric everything, duel climate control, cruise control, even an electronic hand brake (modern technology hey) oh, and front and rear parking sensors, they work surprisingly well
I think it looks the bollocks, but I'm an old fart
Only 6k miles on the clock, yet have saved myself over 10 grand on new price
Life time (100,000 miles) warranty
Very comfortable, even with the added 19" alloy wheels
My sons love it!
Being an 'Elite' model (and that's a naff name) it has 'wood' inserts around the dash, a bit to old fart even for me
Depreciation is an obvious issue, loosing nearly a 1/3 in just 6 months just wouldn't happen to a BMW/Merc/VW - but then again I would have to spend a lot more to get all the gadgets and stuff with those makes.
Its a middle aged exec/reps car - its not very 'cool' - but I always have my partners old mini cooper to bob about in if I need my fix of cool!
Very chuffed, my first proper car in about 20 years!
Will miss my mums 19 year old Cavalier... (lies)
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