BobEngineer
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Re: End of lease

Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:24 am

Is it on full maintenance and tyres?

If so and you end up buying it, be careful not to get several punctures just before, so Lex don't have to replace all those part worn tyres with brand new ones ;)
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ChrisMiller
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Re: End of lease

Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:58 am

Naughty, Bob! But I have to buy my own tyres :(
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ThudnBlundr
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Re: End of lease

Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:05 am

Don't think so. Facelift models arrived during 15-plate AFAIK. Ours is pre-facelift but registered post-1/1/15, so has the longer warranty. Maybe prices have hardened since Easter, as I managed to negotiate a good but not outstanding price at the time.

Mind you, the same thing happened with our Zoe. We bought it off Renault for £5k and prices for similar one rose to well over £6k within a few months. That was due to a shortage while an updated model came out: maybe the same factors are at play here with MY19 model
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ChrisMiller
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Re: End of lease

Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:12 am

Of course, what I'd forgotten was that the government car grant ceased for PHEVs in October, which has pushed up new and used prices by around 10%. (Good news for leasing companies.)
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ChrisMiller
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Re: End of lease

Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:49 pm

I'm sure you're all desperate to know what happened :)

I'm now the registered owner of my original leased car - my brother bought it from Lex (for a bit less than £20k - I paid for it) and then I 'bought' it from him (for £0) once the V5C had arrived from DVLA (may take 'up to 6 weeks', but actually took a week, even with the Christmas post). So I'm happy enough with the outcome. All the transfers can be done easily online, which is reasonably impressive for a government system.
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