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Guys, i've got to make the decision in the next few months whether to stick with a company car (diesel power haha) or opt out and purchase a car of my choice i.e. evo7 (mmmm).

I'm in the middle of doing some sums on how much its going to cost me in relation to what the company will contribute.

Now i'm under no illusions that running an evo for company business will cost alot, but i feel it just has to be done.

What i was hoping for would be some assistance in working out a few figures. The ones that come to mind immediately are:

Based on 1000 business miles a month. How much would that cost in petrol terms?

A 4500 mile service would mean in the region of 2.5-3 a year. How much would each one cost if it was based on a standard service?

How long would you expect good quality tyres to last based on a mixture of motorway smooth driving and country lane hard driving?

Any help appreciated, or advice on more things you can think of would be great.

Does anyone else use one for company use? How do they get on with it?

Ta in advance
 

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1000 miles a month about £200-250 petrol
Service, budget about £300 per service (evens out, some cheaper, some dearer, based on MD prices)
tyres, depending what you buy, but around £100 a corner should buy you something decent and last about 10,000 miles.

No one said it was gonna be cheap :)
 

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And don't forget the insurance!!!

Either find a company that will honour your company car no claims (providing you haven't crashed recently) or insure it in someone else's name with you as a named driver (eg your wife if you have one).
 

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Cheers for the assistance so far.

The car is unlikely to see any track action at the start, but if i do i'll consider that at the time rather than putting it in my budget.

Insurance will be in my name with my NCB which i appreciate will be steep as i'm only 24!

The main reason for getting on is that i ain't getting any younger and if i don't do it now, i'll regret it, but obviously money has to factor in there somewhere :)
 

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NoEscape said:


Does anyone else use one for company use? How do they get on with it?

I use mine for business use - it's the way I afford to put fuel in it! I get 40p a mile.

The main difference between the Evo and my last car is that I'm always looking for A and B roads to use instead of motorways so I end up doing more miles....

Some people have complained about the hard ride on long journeys but it doesn't bother me
 
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