This is a thread about using cars for work etc. So if this doesn't interest you - little point in reading on!
So, my scenario is that i own my own car for work 320d 2004 BMW. My benefits are that l get £350 after tax every month (car allowance) and l get 25p per mile (well worth running your own car l hear you say!?)
So l bought the BMW a year ago with 77k on the clock with the intention of keeping it for only 18months-2years as l do 35-40K a year. Recently it has started to develop problems MAF/Turbo (APPARENTLY REALLY COMMON WITH 3 SERIES BMW'S!!!!!!)
So i'm not happy and whilst nothing seriously has happened yet, and l have a good mate who's a BMW technician (they dont have mechanic's anymore???) who's looking after it for me - i'm now looking for something else.
So this is what this thread is for - what are my options in terms of cars and what are peoples opinions on them. remembering that l do 40K a year and can service them myself (but thats about it!!) Please do not suggest anything French as l spitz on em..
Seriously though what car is reliable enought to do 40K a year and be in one bit at the next MOT and doesn't loose to much value (i'm looking at the 6-7K mark)