Originally Posted by HighlandPete
But we can take the sting out of the depreciation if we either keep the car a longer time, to amortise the costs over more miles, (that is business sense applied to a car as much as we can). Or buy nearly new, where the depreciation curve, particularly with loads of high cost options, makes most financial sense.
My head ruled this time,
a £59k motor with less than 6k miles on the clock, loaded with goodies, at over 40% off of list.
That makes the depreciation journey "much more comfortable".
True enough, if I hadn't planned on keeping this car a while then the option list would have been much less. The thinking behind the options list was that the more I add, the longer the car will hold me rather than the usual bored feeling that comes along all too soon. My depreciation journey will be a long one and one I intend to enjoy every mile of