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    The cost has always been the stumbling block for me. Unless you're buying outright in cash (in which case they're a steal), they are quite expensive to own in comparison to some of the competitors, so you have to *really* want one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodle View Post
    The cost has always been the stumbling block for me. Unless you're buying outright in cash (in which case they're a steal), they are quite expensive to own in comparison to some of the competitors, so you have to *really* want one.
    Well it depends on the deal you get. Before this one, I had an ex-demo for about a week. I bought that for 22,700 with 3500miles on the clock with a GFV after 4 years and 12k miles per year around 8800 (which is low compared to say a Golf R/CTR but then again for 22k is it?).

    The list price for these cars is 30k, but after bringing a carwow quote to a dealer and doing a bit more haggling, you can get them down considerably. This one cost me 26,800 + 399 GAP. The GFV on it is 10,900, so not too bad I think, very similar to any other hot hatch in that price range.
    Regardless, it was one of those purchases I made because I actually wanted it (after driving it), I knew financially there is probably better options but f*ck it, you are only young once
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    Those figures don't give the full pictures without taking deposit and monthly payments into account though.

    As a straight lease, the i30 worked out ~100 a month more than the Cupra and PCP was a similar margin. I want one, but not that badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmo View Post
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    Great bit of text & photos as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodle View Post
    Those figures don't give the full pictures without taking deposit and monthly payments into account though.

    As a straight lease, the i30 worked out ~100 a month more than the Cupra and PCP was a similar margin. I want one, but not that badly.
    I ll PM you all the details, it should make a bit more sense then.



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    Great bit of text & photos as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by SK-R View Post
    I ll PM you all the details, it should make a bit more sense then.
    It does indeed, certainly increases the appeal. Makes the lease offers look pretty pointless too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SK-R View Post
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    Right time for another update. Got some more bulbs!

    Rear LEDs:








    Got a screen protector from Amazon. It is hard to capture but the original screen has a matte anti-reflective surface. The issue with that is, fingerprints are hard to clean off and I've always preferred glossy screens.

    It is hard to capture on photo but it is tempered glass. So it's a lot smoother to touch and swipe on now and cleans up very easily! It also makes the colours pop a little bit more.







    And lastly, the car hit 1100 miles earlier today so it was time for it's Running In service:



    Hyundai do not actually ask you to do this, they only state that you should take it slow for the first 600 miles instead.
    That said, I know a lot of sports cars that have a 1200 mile RIS and advise Oil and Oil filter change, so I decided to follow that advice for the sake of 50 worth of parts.

    I shall be using:
    - Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2 C3 0w-30 (as per Hyundai's manual)
    - Genuine Oil filter and washer




    Was lucky enough to be able to borrow a ramp to do this, which also allowed me to have a peak underneath:








    There is is a cutout for the oil filter and sump plug, and pretty much any other key service area you would need to access (gearbox/diff oil drain ect.)

    The exhaust looks like something an aftermarket company would make! Everything looks and feels well built.

    Car took around 4.3l of Oil:



    Got more things coming in due time, thanks for reading

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