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Hi all, I’ve been an active reader and this is my first post here requesting for some help please.


I currently own a 620d GT M sport on a 20 plate with under 18k miles. I live and work in Cardiff and love my car however, we are now planning to move to Mablethorpe and I’ll be required to come into my office in Cardiff once a week three times a month which is approx. a 500 mile return trip plus adding a few miles for errands around town and some weekend trips which would mean I’ll be doing an average of 30k miles a year.


The help I need and request from you guys is to advise me if it’s better for me to buy a second car under £2k (with the new house and moving costs, that’s all I can afford at the moment) and use it for my trips to Cardiff which is approx. 1500 miles a month and use my 620d beast on weekends or should I not invest in a 2nd car and save the added insurance and tax costs not to mention maintenance costs as any car under £2k will come with high mileage and just use my BMW instead as I own the car outright so there are no yearly mileage restrictions that come with PCP.


Any advice would be much appreciated. TIA.

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Morning Rahul

Welcome to the Forum

Difficult choice as the contrast between your BMW and a cheapy when driving is going to be huge. Sometimes it can work well though when I rebuilt the engine in my 4.6is I brought a high mileage Toyota Avensis estate from our local dealer ex taxi 185k but spotless and full history with 3 months MOT £700, cheap tax and insurance.  My thoughts were maybe sell it on after my X5 was back on the road, after 3 months it sailed through an MOT. One of our sons started using it it stayed with us for 3 years so who knows  you may find something like that.

30k per year isnt abnormally high in modern cars it would be trade values in say 3 years that may be worth considering



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