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Choosing the Right Car
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Setting your budget and thinking about running costs

Before you start looking for your next car, spend some time working out how much you can afford to spend on it. Planning a budget for your motoring needs in advance will save financial worries in the longer term.

It's not just the price of the car that counts when determining your budget. What are the ongoing running costs likely to be - tax, insurance, petrol and servicing? How much are you likely to lose because of depreciation? How much to set aside each month to cover car finance repayments if you take out a personal loan or sign up for an HP agreement or PCP to buy the car?

The information on this website is designed to help you identify your vehicle's running costs. You can then input your budget and identify the most appropriate cars.