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Pricewatch: budget brand versus volume brand

FLEET NewsNet takes a look at how new cars you take on to your fleet might perform over the next three years and 60,000 miles.

Using data from used car expert CAP Motor Research, we benchmark two cars against each other to see how they perform over the traditional fleet cycle.

This week, we look at the relative price and residual value benefits and pitfalls of choosing a budget brand compared to a volume brand as choice lists become wider for fleet operators. Here we see the Skoda Octavia beats the Ford Mondeo for retained value.

Skoda Octavia 2.0 FSI Ambiente hatchback
Price new £14,217
Mileage Age (mths) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £7,550/53% £6,667
30,000 18 £6,500/46% £7,717
40,000 24 £5,600/39% £8,617
50,000 30 £4,825/34% £9,392
60,000 36 £4,175/29% £10,042
Source: CAP Motor Research

Ford Mondeo 2.0 LX hatchback
Price new £15,667
Mileage Age (mths) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £6,925/44% £8,742
30,000 18 £6,025/38% £9,642
40,000 24 £5,225/33% £10,442
50,000 30 £4,550/29% £11,117
60,000 36 £3,950/25% £11,717
Source: CAP Motor Research

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