ouch, no no-claims? thats gonna really hurt if you ever have to insure a car…

My car costs me about 35/week including tax/mot/ins./repairs… if I make lots of long trips its a bit more.

Shiny new vehicles arent necessarily any better for the environment than older ones, either, esp. when you factor in the [environmental] cost of replacing them when they start to look a bit shabby (as these inevitably will, given the company will have an image to uphold / remain competitive). I guess good maintainence [relative to some owners] will offset that a little.

All in all, not good enough. Yet.