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    Eek Might have to sell the vectra....

    been offered a new job with a really good company (Hilti) and i have no choice but to take the company car - a Ford Mondeo!!!!

    I was thinking of giving the vectra to sophie as she has been looking for something with more power for a while now (i think the vec should suffice! ) but she's not keen on having it at all, far too big she says (she's always saying that ).

    It's bad i know, but this new job is only a temporary thing until i launch this franchise that i've been after for a while. I reckon it's going to take another 6 months to launch and there is no way i could stay at my current company for that time as it's driving me crazy. So i had to find a new job, and this company is a very good one, one of the top 100 companies to work for in the The Sunday Times - so i do feel a little bad for taking a role knowing that i'll have to leave it within the year, especially as they have a very good ethos in that its not a job you sign up for but a career.

    Anyway, back to the car situation. I was thinking that sophie could have the vectra, we could sell her corsa and i would run the mondeo until i managed to launch the franchise. Then i could have the vectra back and get sophie an astra finally.

    but in the meantime i would have to be paying the finance left on the vectra AND the company car tax, so i would be worse off financially than i am at the moment. then we'd also have to pay the insurance for it (at the moment the company pay that), and i did a quote with adrian flux last week and for me alone it came to £1250!!!!

    so i just don;t see how i can keep the vectra. In addition i was thinking that when i did manage to start the franchise, the site is less than 5 miles away, so a little scooter would make more sense and sophie can keep the vectra.

    so if i'm not going to be using for work and sophie doesn't want it, what other choice is there.

    i really DON'T want to sell it as i intended to keep it for another few years yet, and i still want the car. but i gotta put as much money towards this franchise as possible, and being out of pocket for the sake of a car just doens't do it for me.

    open to suggestions though.

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    Another nail in the group coffin, but as you say H, you can't be a slave to a luxury when you need to get funds for something that could make life a lot easier in future, well whatever the outcome, you got my number and if you're Darn Sarf as the D says gissa a call.

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    Awww Harry!... Its such a nice car mate. Dont you really hate to see a good thing go to waste At the end of the day its making way for your franchise later on and the car can be replaced at a later date... Hope the new job works out for the time you need it and that the franchise takes off and becomes a huge success. All the best mate,

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    If you can't shift it here H, strip it back to factory and sell the bits.

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    no a difficult choice really Harry.............car has to go.......life comes first IMO.........Hope that helps......I regretted getting a big loan to buy a car in my earlier years,and it ruined the family life..........so life comes first..

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    There is life after a Vec mate Mine's gone, but doesn't mean you feel any less welcome on here.

    Do what's right for you and the family, no point getting skint over a car

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    It's only a car (albeit a very solid one), look at the bigger picture. You can always get another Vec in the future, this job opportunity may well not come up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC View Post
    There is life after a Vec mate Mine's gone, but doesn't mean you feel any less welcome on here.

    Do what's right for you and the family, no point getting skint over a car
    Says he whose just banged 15 large down on one

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    Harry, is this new car a Bondeo, or an outgoing one?

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    One word of caution, although I'm sure you've checked ... if you leave your new company in 6 - 12 months be careful they don't have some kind of lease value/clawback clause on the company car.

    The lot I work for did (before they switched to car allowance only), and it could get expensive if you left early on in the lease period.

    No way they would give you a car allowance instead?

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