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The Seat Mii seems to be being offered on a few cheap deals at the moment


24 months + 6
£1,054.65 initial rentalplus £195 arrangement fee
£175.77 a month
8,000 miles

Total £5,468.13
EDIT - ah, looking back it seems like its been up before and for a little less, this looks like a standard sort of price for the Mii
Going to make a cracking 1st car BEV for my eldest kid when they turn 17 in 2023.
 

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Going to make a cracking 1st car BEV for my eldest kid when they turn 17 in 2023.
I would hope so, but my experience with two youth who have passed this milestone is that EV insurance is out of the question. Where we live a VW Up 1.0L petrol was £720. An iMiev was £2,400 and a Zoe 22 was nearly £3,000. So the only ICE in the family is the VW Up. Hopefully this will come down.
 

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I would hope so, but my experience with two youth who have passed this milestone is that EV insurance is out of the question. Where we live a VW Up 1.0L petrol was £720. An iMiev was £2,400 and a Zoe 22 was nearly £3,000. So the only ICE in the family is the VW Up. Hopefully this will come down.
When I first read this I thought "presumably that's affected by the car's price and performance; maybe there'll be EVs aimed at this market with weaker or limited motors?" but then I remembered my first insurance quote at 17 was over £2k for an (at the time) 13 year old VW Golf with 44 kW max power. So maybe not.

Funny to think my electric family crossover has around 3.5x the max power and torque as my first car. o_O
 

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When I first read this I thought "presumably that's affected by the car's price and performance; maybe there'll be EVs aimed at this market with weaker or limited motors?" but then I remembered my first insurance quote at 17 was over £2k for an (at the time) 13 year old VW Golf with 44 kW max power. So maybe not.

Funny to think my electric family crossover has around 3.5x the max power and torque as my first car. o_O
A lot is to do with how few of the repairers will fix an EV. This at the moment is leading to lesser overall damage resulting in write off as the repairers that do also charge a premium. Market forces will fix this.
 

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Any good deals for a Kia e-Niro or Kona come up recently? I noticed the Kia e-Soul deal. Would it perfect if it were for 2 years... I'm currently on the Sept 2019 Ioniq 38kWh deal which ends this December and I'm looking for something with a bigger battery...
 
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Any good deals for a Kia e-Niro or Kona come up recently? I noticed the Kia e-Soul deal. Would it perfect if it were for 2 years... I'm currently on the Sept 2019 Ioniq 38kWh deal which ends this December and I'm looking for something with a bigger battery...
Nothing great on the eNiro or Kona at the moment. eNiro deals were very good three months ago, but are significantly higher now. There have been some killer deals on the VW ID.3 and I expect these will come again over the year if you are interested in these as VW have huge targets and regularly discount heavily for leases.

The Kia Soul is OK for 10K p.a. over 2 years, the total cost is pretty much 25% of the P11D value. 25% is a good deal and you may not get much lower.

There are very good deals on the MG 5, but as you have the Ioniq with its legendary efficiency, you will find that a lot of cars with a bigger battery won't go much further than your car does now.
 

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Nothing great on the eNiro or Kona at the moment. eNiro deals were very good three months ago, but are significantly higher now. There have been some killer deals on the VW ID.3 and I expect these will come again over the year if you are interested in these as VW have huge targets and regularly discount heavily for leases.

The Kia Soul is OK for 10K p.a. over 2 years, the total cost is pretty much 25% of the P11D value. 25% is a good deal and you may not get much lower.

There are very good deals on the MG 5, but as you have the Ioniq with its legendary efficiency, you will find that a lot of cars with a bigger battery won't go much further than your car does now.
What deals were there with the VW ID.3? Honestly that would be our dream car (except for Tesla) if we could get that.
 

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What deals were there with the VW ID.3? Honestly that would be our dream car (except for Tesla) if we could get that.
This type of deal was around last month, with a small deposit. I think there were even better ones:
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They will come again before the year is out, so don't worry if you want one.

Obviously the main way to know if it is a good deal is what you are prepared to pay, but the other way is to get a price for 10K miles P.A. and calculate the total cost and divide this by the P11D. If it is 25% or less, it is generally thought of as a good deal. Also, work out what the 10K miles is and the cost of paying for 5K and adding the the extra per mile cost (sometimes this can be cheaper).
 

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This type of deal was around last month, with a small deposit. I think there were even better ones:
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They will come again before the year is out, so don't worry if you want one.

Obviously the main way to know if it is a good deal is what you are prepared to pay, but the other way is to get a price for 10K miles P.A. and calculate the total cost and divide this by the P11D. If it is 25% or less, it is generally thought of as a good deal. Also, work out what the 10K miles is and the cost of paying for 5K and adding the the extra per mile cost (sometimes this can be cheaper).
Thanks Panda! Also, noticed you have a 38kWh, was it one of the lease deals? Hope you like it
 

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Thanks Panda! Also, noticed you have a 38kWh, was it one of the lease deals? Hope you like it
Yes, really happy with it, the deal was off-the-scale. We paid for 15K miles per year because it was so low, but then lockdown came, so we are nowhere near this. I think we will be looking at extending the lease or negotiating the deal. We have a Kia eNiro being delivered next month, again, the deal was the lowest since launch.

I really like this thread to work as we tend to buy on deal rather than spec etc, so keeping it fresh and helping users get a great deal is key. I have seen monthly costs of certain cars fall by over £200/month if you buy at the right time.

Our first EV was a MB B Class 250-e, the price was so low that with fuel and service savings etc, it was virtually free. Ahh the heady days of the past, I am sure they won't return.

The other thing to highlight for you is to look at the Ioniq 5 when it is launched this year. The previews look awesome and I expect it will have everything you want, no idea of costs though.
 

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Yes, really happy with it, the deal was off-the-scale. We paid for 15K miles per year because it was so low, but then lockdown came, so we are nowhere near this. I think we will be looking at extending the lease or negotiating the deal. We have a Kia eNiro being delivered next month, again, the deal was the lowest since launch.

I really like this thread to work as we tend to buy on deal rather than spec etc, so keeping it fresh and helping users get a great deal is key. I have seen monthly costs of certain cars fall by over £200/month if you buy at the right time.

Our first EV was a MB B Class 250-e, the price was so low that with fuel and service savings etc, it was virtually free. Ahh the heady days of the past, I am sure they won't return.

The other thing to highlight for you is to look at the Ioniq 5 when it is launched this year. The previews look awesome and I expect it will have everything you want, no idea of costs though.
Thanks Panda. I do have my eye on the Ioniq 5 - I hope it'll cause some price drops in other models.

How much was your Kia e-Niro lease deal and how long did it take to arrive? I've seen 2year 8k per annum for £7.8k and that's probably my target figure really but I have time so happy to wait.
 

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Thanks Panda. I do have my eye on the Ioniq 5 - I hope it'll cause some price drops in other models.

How much was your Kia e-Niro lease deal and how long did it take to arrive? I've seen 2year 8k per annum for £7.8k and that's probably my target figure really but I have time so happy to wait.
Pretty much the same as the deal above. We have gone for 5K p.a. and will pay the additional miles. But it works out the same for 8K miles. Ordered in October, here next month I believe. 2 year 10K p.a. equivalent is 22.5%, so a cracking deal.
 
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It is very rare to beat an in stock deal for PCH, so that normally means waiting and taking one a month or so early, or hoping that something will be around during your hand back month.

I normally hand back a week early to avoid the service having to be done as well, so it is worth adding that in if you plan to do the same.

I've always found August and November to be good times for in stock deals, for obvious reasons, but with the demand uptick on BEV's and the low BIK still I'm probably going to ask for a roll over on the Ioniq and a total buyout cost as well, as this may pay dividends if there's nothing I fancy on a great deal at the time.
 

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It is very rare to beat an in stock deal for PCH, so that normally means waiting and taking one a month or so early, or hoping that something will be around during your hand back month.

I normally hand back a week early to avoid the service having to be done as well, so it is worth adding that in if you plan to do the same.

I've always found August and November to be good times for in stock deals, for obvious reasons, but with the demand uptick on BEV's and the low BIK still I'm probably going to ask for a roll over on the Ioniq and a total buyout cost as well, as this may pay dividends if there's nothing I fancy on a great deal at the time.
What buyout cost would make you consider keeping the Ioniq? I mean 3 year old 28kWh are still £13-17k
 
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What buyout cost would make you consider keeping the Ioniq? I mean 3 year old 28kWh are still £13-17k
Depends on how generous Arval/Hyundai are feeling, if it was market value for trade-in I'd probably just take it straight away, and run it until a good deal comes up or I am sick of it. I've only once bought out a PCH lease before and that was hugely in my favour as I'd done way, way, way over the mileage and as such escaped the excess payment at the end, and ended up selling it for around £300 less than I paid for it after 3 months.

If I have to pay more out per month to get a new deal, vs paying more into a car that becomes my property and will retain most of that value or at least the value vs the amortised monthlies of the new one, over the number of months kept, then I am no worse off other than arranging the finance and then selling it to an EV Specialist at the end.

It's all a spreadsheet game really, and much easier if you can be a bit flexible. I'm not really fussy, I'd love to see this new Hyundai Coupe BEV coming, that might tempt me away even if it costs a bit more
 

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Depends on how generous Arval/Hyundai are feeling, if it was market value for trade-in I'd probably just take it straight away, and run it until a good deal comes up or I am sick of it. I've only once bought out a PCH lease before and that was hugely in my favour as I'd done way, way, way over the mileage and as such escaped the excess payment at the end, and ended up selling it for around £300 less than I paid for it after 3 months.

If I have to pay more out per month to get a new deal, vs paying more into a car that becomes my property and will retain most of that value or at least the value vs the amortised monthlies of the new one, over the number of months kept, then I am no worse off other than arranging the finance and then selling it to an EV Specialist at the end.

It's all a spreadsheet game really, and much easier if you can be a bit flexible. I'm not really fussy, I'd love to see this new Hyundai Coupe BEV coming, that might tempt me away even if it costs a bit more
I tend to be in the same boat as you, not too fussy which has led to some incredible deals over the last 4 years. Run the spreadsheets and it it is a good deal, don't wait as it will be gone and you wait for the next one.

I had lots of deposits on EVs when supply was low, but didn't follow up on any of them as the deal wasn't good enough. When the Kona first came out, people were paying more per month for 10K miles p.a. than a Jaguar I-Pace which was on offer. I didn't need a car at that point.
 
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