Thank you to our local personal lease customer, from Leigh (nr Manchester), for visiting the CarLease team premises with their vehicle – the Ford Focus Hatchback 1.0 EcoBoost 140 ST-Line Navigation 5dr Manual.
Like many industries, contract hire and leasing has very much become an online phenomenon, where it is possible to organise a car, van or minibus online without ever leaving your house. The last 10 years have seen a marked shift from customers visiting 3 or 4 different dealerships before making a decision to customers reviewing various leasing websites and conducting their own due diligence online.
Much of the consumer attitude is about conducting their own research as quickly and as comfortably as possible. However, there are still those customers who do want the personal service and prefer to purchase, or lease, from a local supplier. As such, we do see local customers from Wigan/Leigh/Warrington/St Helens popping in to visit the team.
The team are more than happy for you to visit them and organise your new vehicle at our premises.
In addition, some customers also ask that we take delivery of the car and then conduct a more personal handover.
Again, we are more than happy to do this. There is still some trepidation about how lease cars are delivered and while we have produced a number of informative guides, we are more than happy to reiterate as to how the process works.
Vehicles will either be driven to your home or business address (depending on whether you have a personal contract hire or business contract hire arrangement) or they will be transported.
In about 80% of cases, a driver will physically drive the car to you. While some customers are nervous about this, please note that the mileage incurred in this transportation does not form part of your mileage and the vehicle must be inspected by you to ensure you are happy with this.
If the specification is incorrect or there are marks/damage/dents you can either reject the vehicle or you can arrange with us to have any issues remedied.
Like any industry, not every transaction is perfect but, regardless, this must be put right. In the case of a transported delivery, some suppliers to offer this as standard but, in many cases, this will be an additional cost. Before arranging delivery do let the administration know and we can supply an estimated cost for you.
If you are based more locally to us and any of the above does seem daunting, you can ask for the vehicle to be delivered to our team and we will carry out all of the above on your behalf.
In addition, we can run through the vehicle, to ensure you have a complete understanding on the operation of the new vehicle. We understand that some customers do want human interaction and contact, so do not feel that you cannot ask for the on-site service.
In terms of the car shown here, the Ford Focus ST-Line Nav, the customer elected for the following configuration:
· Metallic Paint – Magnetic
· Cloth – Charcoal Black
· 17″ Alloy Wheels with Rock Metallic Finish
As standard the car includes 17” alloys, Quickclear windscreen, hill start assist, sports suspension, SYNC nav, 8” colour screen, electrically adjustable door mirrors (and heated), body coloured externals, body styling kit, LED lights, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, Thatcham cat 1 alarm, keyless start, sports pedals and the mykey system. Rather than add any additional factor options on the ST Line, why not go up in model range to the ST Line X for 18” alloys, rear parking sensors and privacy glass?
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P11d at £22,090.00 for a standard vehicle and CO2 at 112g/km. The 999CC 6 speed manual engine delivers 57.7 combined MPG, 140ps and 0-62 times of 10.4 seconds. Service intervals on the Ford Focus are set at every 12 months or every 12,500 miles. Ask for both a driver-maintained and funder-maintained quotation.
So would your select the Focus as your next leasing option? Nationwide there are some great options for customers to choose with the Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 308, Hyundai i30 and VW Golf, so there is very much some stiff competition.
Let us know your thoughts!!??
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