Thank you to Enterprise car rental at Leigh (nr Manchester), our car rental partners, for allowing us to photograph and review this little beauty – the Audi TT.
If you are an individual, or business, based in the St Helens/Leigh/Wigan/Warrington area and you are looking for daily or weekly solutions, do speak to their team there.
Hiring a car is ideal for individuals who need short-term solutions, for example if you are waiting for a new car which has been factory ordered (a process of 4 – 16 weeks) or if you require a substantially different car for a weekend.
Car hire is a flexible funding product and also provides the ability to include insurance with the arrangement.
The issue with car hire is that it is more expensive than long-term new car products, so is really something you should consider if you need a solution up to about 3 months. For a business, this also presents the same flexible opportunities and is also good for a new-start companies. As contract hire is credit based, arranging a new car, or van, is very difficult without a first year accounts (which are positive) and therefore hiring a vehicle could present an easier situation. It is also ideal for any temporary or new-start employees, as a company can hire a car for 3-6 months without incurring any penalties for returning the car. With contract hire, this is fixed term agreement and if you need to “early terminate”, then you will often pay up to half the remaining rentals. This can be an expensive exercise.
In terms of the car shown here, the Audi TT 2.0T FSI S Line 2dr Manual, this is based on the following configuration:
· Solid Paint – Ibis white
· 19″ 5 arm star design alloy wheels
· Alcantara/leather – Black
As standard the car includes headlight wash system, electrically adjustable door mirrors, 19” alloys, hill hold assist, air condition, rear parking sensors, LED headlights, heat insulating glass, ADR and EDL traction control, mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth, 12.3” Audi virtual cockpit, cruise control, drive select, S Line body styling, 3 spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, tyre repair kit, keyless start, lumbar support, leather upholstery and fog lights. In terms of additional factory options on the Audi TT, consider the privacy glass, Audi parking system plus, heated front seats and the comfort and sound pack.
On the technical-side, company car and business drivers can note the £34,330.00 P11d and CO2 at 141g/km. The 1984CC 6 speed manual engine delivers 230ps, 0-62 times of 6 seconds and combined MPG of 46.3.
What is quite interesting about the Audi TT seen here is that this is a petrol model. Without a doubt, petrol vehicles in 2017 were far more popular than we have seen for a number of years.
The phenomenal growth of diesel over the previous 10 years has seen manufacturers invest large sums of money into producing low CO2 and high MPG based engines.
For a company car user, this has enabled them to reduce their liability to benefit in kind and assist the UK in lowering the levels of CO2 on the road (in conjunction with European demands and regulations). However, following high profile scandals with VW, and others, plus new research which suggest the NO produced by diesel vehicles is more harmful, buying attitudes have changed significantly. So is diesel dead? Absolutely not, it is just that drivers are being conscious about their buying/leasing decisions, which is not a bad thing. Before deciding on your next car, do research the fuel type i.e. petrol, diesel, PHEV, pure electric or hybrid.
So would the sporty Audi TT be your selected leasing option? Or would you go for a Mercedes SLC or BMW 4 series coupe?
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