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How did PCP work out in the end?

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21 Shadowthrone


    ewj1978 wrote: »
    quick thought, on night shift..

    Get a PCP with say 12k p/year mileage but do 25k p/year. so at the end just keep the car and pay final GMFV and not pay mileage costs. Is this a doer or i'm assuming is covered in contract?

    Yup this is not a problem. I have done it with my previous pcp.
    As long as you are buying the car in full it does not matter how many miles you run up or what damage you do to the car.
    Now doing this will give you a lower monthly payment, but that means your balloon payment at the end will be higher. Lower monthly payments do not make the car any cheaper, you still have to pay the full price at the end of the day.

    Remember when buying the car in full you are not dealing with the garage anymore, you are dealing directly with the finance company. When you want to pay off the car in full simply call them and they will sort it. You can also pay off the car in full early if you don't want to wait until the end of the pcp. (I saved a little by paying early as it is a little less interest to pay).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,463 ✭✭✭Masala


    Yup this is not a problem. I have done it with my previous pcp.
    As long as you are buying the car in full it does not matter how many miles you run up or what damage you do to the car.
    Now doing this will give you a lower monthly payment, but that means your balloon payment at the end will be higher. Lower monthly payments do not make the car any cheaper, you still have to pay the full price at the end of the day.

    Remember when buying the car in full you are not dealing with the garage anymore, you are dealing directly with the finance company. When you want to pay off the car in full simply call them and they will sort it. You can also pay off the car in full early if you don't want to wait until the end of the pcp. (I saved a little by paying early as it is a little less interest to pay).

    Is the balloon payment always a fixed amount.... you can play with deposit and hence the monthly payments but the balloon is a set amount predetermined by tge dealer??? E.g.. can you say to dealer "I only want a small balloon of say 5k.. so work backwards"????


  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭Ron Burgundy II


    No balloon is predetermined by the finance company and can't be negotiated at the start of the contract. All you are able to do is change the monthly repayments by increasing or decreasing the deposit.

    If you have extra cash during the term and wish to put some of it towards the PCP deal, this will shorten the term but your monthly payments and balloon payment will remain the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,293 ✭✭✭✭mickdw


    Balloon will be adjusted at start if you go for higher mileage allowance.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21 Shadowthrone


    Masala wrote: »
    Is the balloon payment always a fixed amount.... you can play with deposit and hence the monthly payments but the balloon is a set amount predetermined by tge dealer??? E.g.. can you say to dealer "I only want a small balloon of say 5k.. so work backwards"????

    As the others have said, the balloon payment is predetermined at the start. it is the guaranteed future value.
    It is possible to have a lower balloon payment, it just means a higher deposit and monthly payments. But if that's what you want, I'm sure the dealer will do what he can with the finance company to get the sale.
    That said, if you are thinking of higher monthly payments then you should weigh it up against standard HP as that might be a better option.
    No balloon is predetermined by the finance company and can't be negotiated at the start of the contract. All you are able to do is change the monthly repayments by increasing or decreasing the deposit.

    If you have extra cash during the term and wish to put some of it towards the PCP deal, this will shorten the term but your monthly payments and balloon payment will remain the same.

    Not necessarily true. You can easily adjust your balloon payment amount before the deal is made. Almost all dealers will work to suit you so they can get the sale. Things like increasing the mileage will increase your monthly payments and decrease the balloon at the end. same with the deposit.

    Once you have signed the contract, changing the monthly payments and balloon payment can be difficult, as it is at the discretion of the finance provider. They may be willing to change your amounts if you talk to them but they do not have to. If you do have spare cash you can also pay it towards the balloon payment and have your monthly payments and term left remain the same. But as i said, all this is at the discretion of the finance provider. (remember the finance provider is not the car dealer)

    And as i said before, you can pay the full amount off at any time during the contract by simply contacting the finance provider.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭Synode


    No balloon is predetermined by the finance company and can't be negotiated at the start of the contract. All you are able to do is change the monthly repayments by increasing or decreasing the deposit.

    If you have extra cash during the term and wish to put some of it towards the PCP deal, this will shorten the term but your monthly payments and balloon payment will remain the same.

    I was able to adjust my baloon payment by decreasing the monthly payments


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21 Shadowthrone


    isnt PCP illegal?

    Nothing illegal about PCP.
    What could be illegal is the dealer not properly explaining the terms of the contract you are taking.
    But honestly it is a very straight forward offer, it is willful ignorance by the consumer more than miss selling by the dealer.
    After all does a consumer really think they can get a brand new car and pay about half the price for it over 3 years and expect to own the car without paying the the rest of it at the end? willful ignorance.

    PCP is not for everyone, most are probably better off with HP.
    But if you are the kind of person who gets a new car every few years, then PCP is perfect for you. I mean why pay full price for a car just to trade it in again. May as well pay half the price and keep trading in. (basically renting new cars every few years, but we Irish have this strange obsession with owning things not just renting them)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭Synode


    Nothing illegal about PCP.

    They were making a very stupid joke


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21 Shadowthrone


    Synode wrote: »
    They were making a very stupid joke

    Meh, gives me an excuse to rant about peoples willful ignorance regarding pcp. Sick of hearing them complain on the radio about how they 'got screwed' :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭Ron Burgundy II


    Sorry, for the incorrect information. You're correct in regard milage making a difference on balloon payments.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭photosmart


    Anymore info out there anyone? Any deal information?

    Ford
    VW
    Hyundai etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,293 ✭✭✭✭mickdw


    Hyundai pcp results will be interesting.
    I don't think it's going to be pretty come end of term in terms of equity. Still with long warranty,lots may be happy enough to buy out and drive on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 84 ✭✭Penalty


    (I saved a little by paying early as it is a little less interest to pay).

    Are you sure about that?
    You may have paid early but I doubt you saved anything.

    PCP are typically fixed interest which means even if you pay off the loan in the first week you are still charged interest for the 3 year period.
    That’s how everything is fixed at the start of the contract.


  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭photosmart


    Anyone else finishing up - starting new pcp deal? How did you make out?


  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭photosmart


    Howdy all

    We're heading towards 191 and I'm thinking that a lot of motorists are coming to the end or have come to the end of their 1st PCP deals.

    Anyone care of offer some info on what it worked out at over the three years.
    This would be really helpful to people who are wary or considering this option.

    cheers

    P


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 4,627 Mod ✭✭✭✭tedpan


    photosmart wrote:
    Anyone care of offer some info on what it worked out at over the three years. This would be really helpful to people who are wary or considering this option.


    Multiple posters have shared their experiences in this thread already


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,612 ✭✭✭talla


    Traded in a BMW X5 sdrive 25d three weeks ago for the new Touareg , purchased Jan 2016 so PCP was up feb 2019.
    Original purchase price was 71k.
    Gmfv to pay off in feb would have been just under 29k.
    Settlement figure when trading in early was just over 33k.
    Trade in price I was given was 46k which gave me 13k equity at the end towards the Touareg which I was pleasantly surprised at considering the BMW sterling promo and new X5 due out in the coming months.
    Went with a traditional Hp deal this time as just didn’t want to get into a pcp this time round.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,422 ✭✭✭JoeA3


    You did ok there, fair play. Coming out with any equity, let alone €13k is a decent deal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,612 ✭✭✭talla


    JoeA3 wrote: »
    You did ok there, fair play. Coming out with any equity, let alone €13k is a decent deal.
    Cheers, yes was a good deal. Wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good if I was trading directly into a BMW dealership (it Was traded into Frank Keane Volkswagen so probably ended up in one of their BMW franchises)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,521 ✭✭✭carsfan2


    talla wrote: »
    Cheers, yes was a good deal. Wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good if I was trading directly into a BMW dealership (it Was traded into Frank Keane Volkswagen so probably ended up in one of their BMW franchises)
    Yes I doubt a BMW dealer would have given any more than 40k. Guess VW want to get a few touaregs on the road.
    Did you buy now or do a deal for January at those figures?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭photosmart


    tedpan wrote: »
    photosmart wrote:
    Anyone care of offer some info on what it worked out at over the three years. This would be really helpful to people who are wary or considering this option.


    Multiple posters have shared their experiences in this thread already


    Indeed they have but its nice to get up to date information. Many threads on boards are going for years because as time moves on things change.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,612 ✭✭✭talla


    carsfan2 wrote: »
    Yes I doubt a BMW dealer would have given any more than 40k. Guess VW want to get a few touaregs on the road.
    Did you buy now or do a deal for January at those figures?
    Bought now, collected the car two weeks ago Design Launch Edition R Line model - I wold have put another 15k km between now and Jan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,202 ✭✭✭digiman


    talla wrote: »
    Traded in a BMW X5 sdrive 25d three weeks ago for the new Touareg , purchased Jan 2016 so PCP was up feb 2019.
    Original purchase price was 71k.
    Gmfv to pay off in feb would have been just under 29k.
    Settlement figure when trading in early was just over 33k.
    Trade in price I was given was 46k which gave me 13k equity at the end towards the Touareg which I was pleasantly surprised at considering the BMW sterling promo and new X5 due out in the coming months.
    Went with a traditional Hp deal this time as just didn’t want to get into a pcp this time round.

    That us an unbelievablely good deal, sounds like a mistake which is why I can see now you didn't argue any further on the price as they are bound to cop it. The Touraeg is very highly priced so I guess they are taking alot of it to boost up the trade in price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,209 ✭✭✭DaveyDave


    Maybe they want the Touareg to sell more than 3 a year for a change :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 535 ✭✭✭Westwood


    It worked out great in the end, made 8 months PCP payments with a large (max) deposit and discount for scrappage then I cleared it in full thankfully. I now have a newish car that's fully paid for which I'll drive for the next 10 years to justify the cost of new. Thankfully I realised the importance of money and interest and PCP is a terrible idea by anyone's standards, the real scam is paying interest on the deferred ballon for the 3 years, I won't make that mistake again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,587 ✭✭✭MojoMaker


    As a matter of interest, what's your position on 0% APR PCP contracts?


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,929 ✭✭✭✭ShadowHearth


    MojoMaker wrote: »
    As a matter of interest, what's your position on 0% APR PCP contracts?

    Best ones to get. I took my car with 0% APR. Not even documentation fees apply.

    As poster above said: when they do apr, they load it on whole sum you own, not the middle part that you paying off. Its a sneaky thing, but still, if you get low apr, then it makes sense. On the other hand if apr is as high as 5.9%, then it kind of sucks.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,544 ✭✭✭EndaHonesty


    I traded my 0% PCP Octavia VRS Combi against a 0% PCP Superb Combi Sportline 190 about 2 months ago.

    It was right at the end of my 36 months and my settlement fee for the Octavia was €14,400

    The PCP annual mileage limit on my car was 12,000 kms and my car had 110,000 kms on it.
    I'm not fussy about cleaning my cars so it needed a good clean and had some scuffs on the near side alloys.

    I had serviced the car as per the service book and had refused the offer of long life servicing with I exited the service pack term.

    I had put a Skoda detachable tow-bar on and put Skoda rubber mats front and back and in the boot.

    The mileage or condition were never mention, and in fact I don't think the salesman even looked at my car, nevermind driving it.

    The dealer had a very similar Octavia sitting in the yard with a price of €21,995 on it.

    The list price on the Superb was €41,695.

    The dealer said he was giving me €18,000 for mine as a trade in value and there was a €2,000 contribution to the Superb so effectively €20,000 for my Octavia.

    My old car was sitting in the yard a couple of weeks ago with a price of €19,995 on it.

    I was happy with the deal and the 0% so I didn't really negotiate on the deal except for getting the 3 year service pack, a skoda detachable towbar and the full set of skoda rubber mats to protect the interior. The value of these items was approx. €1,400.

    So all in all, the PCP experience worked out exactly as I had imagined when I first bought the Octavia.
    I estimated at that time that the VRS would be worth around €20k when it came to the end of the 36 months term and it ended up around that.

    My monthly on the Octavia was €480 pm and the Superb is €550 pm so it's not a big increase when you consider the €14,400 settlement fee on the Octavia corresponds to €390 pm when broken down over 36 months.

    If I had financed the €14,400 then it could be €440-€450 pm, depending on the interest rate.

    So my lad logic is; I have a new car for a little more than keeping the old car...

    On the actual cars, the engine in the Octavia is much better than the Superb 190. The Octavia was much quicker feeling and in reality.
    If I'm honest I miss the Octavia...

    The Superb is a much "better" car in many ways; size, equipment, build quality & it's a much better looking car IMO, but the wallowing suspension (despite being "sport" suspension) and the resulting poor body control is very disappointing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭GustavoFring


    If I'm honest I miss the Octavia...

    The Superb is a much "better" car in many ways; size, equipment, build quality & it's a much better looking car IMO, but the wallowing suspension (despite being "sport" suspension) and the resulting poor body control is very disappointing.

    Pretty much what happened me when I switched from a VRS to a 190 Sportline as well. Didn't even keep it a year despite by most measurable things it was a much better car.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭Synode


    Best ones to get. I took my car with 0% APR. Not even documentation fees apply.

    As poster above said: when they do apr, they load it on whole sum you own, not the middle part that you paying off. Its a sneaky thing, but still, if you get low apr, then it makes sense. On the other hand if apr is as high as 5.9%, then it kind of sucks.

    What's sneaky about them charging interest on the amount you owe? It's pretty straight forward


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