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I know this topic has been asked a few times but I've got a bit of a dilema..

Now I currently love the location where I live, we've got a house near a park which if it was any other part of the UK we'd never have been able to afford. BUT I've been offered a job approximately 70 miles away that has a 50% pay rise and a small car allowance. Obviously I wouldnt be able to do it in the R so would get a diesel Ignoring the cost of fuel and the mileage depreciation etc, would people consider such a commute as do-able? If it helps it'd be mainly on the M18, M62 so its not as though I'd have to crawl at 50mph on B roads. I expect it would take me about 1h 10 if the traffic is okay. My current commute is 15 miles but takes 30 mins.
 

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yeah just do it, get a decent diesel to do it in. It may seem like a long way and a long time, but the more you do it the quicker it will get!
 

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so 140 a day?! Thats some commute! Is public transport not an option?

Personally i bought a diesel for my 40 a day commute instead of the golf.

Thats seriously long days
 

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I was looking at a 640d M sport to help pass the time :)/>

Haven't really looked at public transport but I would expect it to mean a couple of trains and then taxi's to the exact location. I've even thought about staying in a Premier Inn or something a couple of nights a week to reduce the commute but then you have to ask whats the point of having a house if you're only seeing it a couple of times a week.

We could rent a house a bit closer (within say 30 miles) but the cost of renting is more expensive than the mortgage and obviously its not the location I'd want to be in.
 

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No dont bother staying there, for the reasons you've said. Get a nice cruising diesel and just look at the journey as a pre/post-work chill out session
 

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All my working life I've had a daily commute of between 40 and 65 miles each way a day and you soon get used to it. Even did it in an R32 for 5 years.
 

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Its not so much the cost that concerns me as the money saved by living in a 'cheap' part of the country works to offset the cost of fuel etc. I'm just not sure 70 miles each way and 1hr+ is sensible/realistic.
 

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Its not so much the cost that concerns me as the money saved by living in a 'cheap' part of the country works to offset the cost of fuel etc. I'm just not sure 70 miles each way and 1hr+ is sensible/realistic.
Only you can make that decision. I'll be honest it is a fair chunk of your life sitting in a car.
 

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It would not bother me I work as a telecoms rigger I work from home and get my jobs e mailed to me which can be anywhere in the country if I travelled 70 mile to a job and 70 mile home I would not have had a bad day on my way back from Moffat Scotland as I type this out back home to Manchester but having said that I get paid door to door and have works merc sprinter with fuel etc paid
 

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its a hard one only you can answer, i personally would not like to go that far mainly because if there was a problem at home ime not just down the road to sort it
 

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We dont have any kids or anything so there's never going to be that 'can you come pick little sarah up' phone call to worry about. I have next week off as annual leave, might get up one morning and give it a run.
 

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We dont have any kids or anything so there's never going to be that 'can you come pick little sarah up' phone call to worry about. I have next week off as annual leave, might get up one morning and give it a run.
Try it on a Monday morning and make sure it's not a school holiday. In my experience Monday's are worst and if the schools are off or it's a Friday the traffic is less.
 

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I think it would be a bit far for me.....Ask them if they will transfer the small car donation to a helicopter
 

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You will be spending at least 10 hours per week extra travelling = 25% of a 40 hour week.
Fuel and running costs will increase astronomically.
Less leisure time.
Fatigue.

I think you can work out my advice.
 

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Personally I'd do it for a 50% rise, like said above you get used to it, after a month it'd feel a lot less than when you go on a test run. Yes, it would be a considerable chunk of your life spent on the road, which some are bothered about more than others but consider this, if your earning up to 50% more you could surely slash a fair amount of time off your mortgage or whatever. If you take it make sure you get a car man enough for the job.. Either way all the best ????
 
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