For the last 20 years or so I’ve changed my car every two years (and in some cases there were shorter periods between cars than that) and normally I’ve changed my car round about February. Last year (Feb 2013) we decided we keep the car as we knew I would be leaving work at the end of the year, and with a subsequent reduction in commuting mileage. On Monday we bought another car and I collected it yesterday – as with most of the cars we’ve had over the years this ones 12 month’s old and has below average mileage so someone else has taken the main hit on the depreciation.
The last car was really good and just over 60,000 trouble-free miles in just under three years. This time we’ve opted for a Ford Focus 1.6TDi.