Do you buy two 1 litre cartons or one 2 litre carton?
Ultimately the price per litre will determine the best deal. And deciding on contract mileage is no different.
I was looking at deals on an Audi S5 recently — the dealer was basing it on 10k miles per annum. I thought ‘I’ll just check 8k miles per annum’, as if I do 18k miles over two years, it means I’m only paying for those miles, rather than pre-paying for the 20k miles.
The quote came back — 10p less a month for reducing the mileage to 8k. Yes, 10p. Crazy. So just like the way you buy milk, I went for the 10k miles per annum, reducing my price per litre. Sorry, mile.
Don’t always assume that taking a higher mileage contract will be proportionately more expensive. Even if I wasn’t going to do 20k miles, for an extra £2.40 for 4k miles, it would be worth taking.
Be smart, get quotes on different mileages and work out what’s best for you.