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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1.6
Engine size 1149
I feel obliged to establish one overriding fact right off the bat when discussing the Renault Wind and it's one that needs to be borne in mind throughout this used car model guide. The Wind is not a bad car. In fact, it's a reasonably good one. Unfortunately, its launch was bungled by Renault, it was saddled with a quite ludicrous name and was thus never likely to cut it, even in one of the softest markets in the car business. Tracking down a used Wind is an inexpensive and relatively painless way of getting a nearly new car with some genuinely worthy attributes. You'll just have to grow a thick skin as people snigger when you tell them what you drive.
There are some cars which make great new buys but lousy used purchases and then there's the flipside of that coin, where you wonder what possessed someone to waltz into a dealership and buy new when the car in question makes so much more sense as a used proposition. The Wind is perhaps the clearest example of the latter that I've come across in recent years and it's worth raising a glass to the poor unfortunate who has been saddled with some very steep depreciation. Let's be realistic though. The Wind's prices will continue to drop for some time to come and drop sharply, but paying less than £9k and landing yourself a 2010 model roadster with modern safety, reliability and efficiency doesn't seem a bad deal at all. Sometimes the best deals spring from the most unexpected sources.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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