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Old Aug 27th 2020, 12:58 am
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Hi, had a previous ‘bust my lease’ for short term vehicle use few years back. Rather than go via that channel any new /good deals in Ontario to re-ignite the auto Economy (similar to schemes in uk). Can’t see much in red flag deals. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place,
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This week I've been driving a 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6. The price of them has fallen somewhat lately but I think that's more "everyone who wants one is dead or can no longer fir into it" rather than Covid.

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. Yeah my old uncle used to forever yap about his first car being a Austin healy bla bla lol.

My first car alfa romeo QV sprint (1.7)

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I drive a 2013 VW Golf Estate TDI. One of the dirty diesel buy backs.
900 kms to a tank, only filled it up twice since March as I've been WFH.
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The commuting car is a 2015 Ford C-Max hybrid which cost $20,000 a little over a year ago and, in the 50,000km since, has required servicing and a new set of brakes. It's difficult to imagine a cheaper car to run. I note also that, with a choice of three other vehicles in the garage, the C-Max is always gone.
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I drive a 2017 Ford Focus ST. It's manual, it's quick and it's decent on petrol - though I only put 91/93/94 octane gas in it. It's also gotten me a couple "speeding" tickets given Canadians seem to think driving slower is the answer to preventing all car accidents.

Ford usually has good employee pricing this time of year.
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Mazda CX3. its quiet, comfy, good on gas, great in the winter, room enough for my dog and my painting gear, The other car is a Mazda CX30 which is bigger, better leg room in the back, bigger boot etc, best for long journeys. Love them both,
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2013 Mazda 2, so far its been a good car, reliable with little worked needed beyond the basics like oil changes. We didn't buy it new though, had 40,000 km on it, was an ex-rental but in the 7 years we have had it, its not given us any trouble.

It's a little small leg room wise which is the only issue, well for me, my wife has plenty of leg room....

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This week I've been driving a 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6. The price of them has fallen somewhat lately but I think that's more "everyone who wants one is dead or can no longer fir into it" rather than Covid.
Austin Healey 3000 was always one of my dream cars
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Austin Healey 3000 was always one of my dream cars
Mine too. Hence this one for sunny days:



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The commuting car is a 2015 Ford C-Max hybrid which cost $20,000 a little over a year ago and, in the 50,000km since, has required servicing and a new set of brakes. It's difficult to imagine a cheaper car to run. I note also that, with a choice of three other vehicles in the garage, the C-Max is always gone.
Not sure how car insurance works in your neck of the woods, but here in rip off BC, 4 cars would mean 4 separate insurance policies each one costing an arm and a leg.
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Not sure how car insurance works in your neck of the woods, but here in rip off BC, 4 cars would mean 4 separate insurance policies each one costing an arm and a leg.
The C-Max, Ranger and BMW are on one policy for a combined $600/month. The Healey is on an agreed value, limited mileage, policy for $800/year. The BMW is a three season car so I'll take it down to fire and theft coverage for the winter and save a bit on the $600.
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I am 21, full G license, 5yrs no claims, 2 minor offences my insurance is $275/mo. My brother is 18 driving a '19 Escape, his is $185/mo with a G2, only 1.5ish years driving experience. Not sure what gives with that, I do have 2 tickets but my insurance was still $250/mo before that.
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We have a 2019 Honda CRV... It is a beige cardigan on wheels, it goes well with my beige bungalow in the suburbs. It has a big boot and the Mrs likes it so there is that.... How did I get here? 😢

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We pay $123 per month now for insurance, went down like $50 a month moving out of Vancouver.

When I had my scooter was only paying $33 or $34 per month, liability only.
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