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We've just retired - would it be sensible to trade-in our Skoda Yeti for a tax exempt classic?

My wife and I have just retired and will use her small car as an everyday runabout. I have a 2010 petrol Skoda Yeti 1.8 which is relatively expensive to tax and insure and only needed for longer journeys, but we do no more than 3000 miles per year. Would replacing the Yeti with a tax free classic be a good idea to save costs, like the Rover P6 for example. Not being hands on, would this be sensible?

Asked on 27 March 2017 by Alan Pigott

Answered by Honest John
Suicide to buy a 'classic' if you are not prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to work on the oily bits yourself. All classics require more regular servicing than modern cars and more goes wrong with them. P5 Rover 3500S very interesting. A technical masterpiece akin to a Citroen DS. But with all the potential problem areas that entails.
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