I have a slight dilemma. With me currently being in the market for a new car, I have found two that really tick all of the boxes a used Vauxhall Insignia and a used Vauxhall Astra. The only problem is that the Insignia is way up in Scotland, which is like a 4 hour plus drive from where I live.
The Astra dealership is only just over an hour’s drive away. However, the Astra is a bit more expensive and ideally I want the Insignia as it has a bigger engine and looks more elegant. This is the problem with smaller car dealerships they do no deliver or if they do – it is at an extortionate cost. However, because they are more desperate for business and the fact that they only sell used cars means that there is more room for bargaining with them. However, a four hour plus drive all the way up to Scotland for the sake of a few hundred pounds is it worth it?
I’m not so sure. Maybe if it was a brand spanking new Audi R8 it may not be as much of a problem as I would no doubt look forward to the drive back. However, this purchase is only for getting from A to B and will be used for work alone, which makes it even more of a pain! However, due to the line of work that I am in – a used vehicle must be purchased and so I do not have the choice of many different cars. I do like the Astra from Vauxhall as I love the new shape. Therefore I suppose the questions is is driving all that way necessary in order to get the car that I want even though it is slightly more. Plus when you add the cost of petrol for getting up there and then the return journey, it makes it even more costly. Buying cars is just not easy anymore is it!