Excess mileage over increased monthly

Excess mileage over increased monthly

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Draculaw

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94 posts

17 months

Sunday 25th August
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Having seen a few interesting lease deals on the Model 3 recently and with a possible need for a new vehicle in the New Year I’m strongly considering going electric and having my Cooper S as a bit of a project. I’ve never leased/PCP’d a car before, only ever purchased with a bank loan, so I’m trying to quantify the risks of mileage calculations. My usual commute is 33 miles each way, all A roads or town. I also do 30 or so miles a week town driving around and about. Working on the basis of 3 days a week in the office I think my annual commute plus weekly other driving will be around 10,500 miles. This past year, beyond commuting, I’ve probably only covered an extra 600-800 miles.

Realistically am I better off risking 1,200-2,000 miles excess charge (which seems to be about 20p per mile/£240-£400), or paying for 12,000 miles a year, since 11,000 doesn’t seem to be a thing? I’d only do a 24 month lease as 3 years seems to jump up and 4 back to 24 month levels. Happy to do higher monthly for lower initial, although I realise that’s obviously the less efficient way to do it financially.

Is there any easy/commonly expected additional mileage type calculation, especially in handy web format?

Thanks in advance.

Integroo

5,698 posts

30 months

Sunday 25th August
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Surely it's straight forward maths to find out which is cheapest...?

Draculaw

Original Poster:

94 posts

17 months

Sunday 25th August
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Yes and no. Assuming everything stays the same then yes, easy, but the “out of scope” mileage when calculating (for want of a better phrase) is a bit of a PITA variable. I’m essentially wondering whether there’s a typical multiplier of commute people use when deciding what they’ll need mileage wise?

Integroo

5,698 posts

30 months

Sunday 25th August
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You mean to work out your annual mileage? That's fairly personal...

Draculaw

Original Poster:

94 posts

17 months

Sunday 25th August
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A rule of thumb to increase daily driving by to arrive at an estimated annual - commuting mileage plus 10% or similar. I think I have a fairly good handle on it, but wondering if there’s an alternative way to do it.

I’m also wondering if there’s a typical break point for accuracy when it comes to overpaying monthly to avoid excess - for instance am I better off paying monthly for a 12000 mile lease than an 11000 mile plus excess charge for 250 miles? Only a rule of thumb. I could build a model I’m sure, but I’m wondering whether it’s already been done.