Customers who are looking for a “budget” vehicle are fairly well blessed with a number of good options. With the volume of product from nearly all manufacturers it is very difficult nowadays to choose a bad car.
If you are working toward budget when leasing/buying a new car you do need to consider your long term circumstances to ensure you get the best option.
Firstly, you need to ascertain what monthly payment/rental you need to make in order to ensure the arrangement is affordable. The amount per month could also include a “funder-maintained” option, so that the cost of all servicing, tyres and breakdown recovery is included too. If you need a “fixed-cost” proposition, then consider this route. You need to consider if you are going to make an initial payment/rental, as some of the advertised deals will be based on this. If not, you need to make it clear than you are looking for a no deposit/no initial rental style agreement.
Please consider that this will depend very much on your personal credit as to whether this is available to you.
If you return a vehicle over-mileage with contract hire or on a PCP, there will be excess mileage costs to pay. Finally, consider how long you want to use/own the vehicle for; while it is often cheaper to have a vehicle for 4 years, you need to consider whether this suits your needs and requirements.
In some cases, it may be better to pay a little more per month and have on a shorter 2/3 year contract, so that you are not committed to a contract for too long.
Don’t just rush in for the cheapest monthly price!
In terms of the car shown here, the Nissan MICRA HATCHBACK 0.9 IG-T N-Connecta 5dr Manual, this is based on the following configuration:
· Metallic – Echo grey
· Modern cloth – Black with grey inserts
· 16″ alloy wheels
As standard the car includes privacy glass, rain sensing wipers, emergency braking, hill start assist, Bluetooth, cruise control, lane departure system, traffic departure warning, sat nav system, electric folding mirrors, heated door mirrors, body coloured externals, LED daytime lights, air conditioning, 16” alloys, anti-theft alarm and immobiliser, ambient lighting, first aid kit and leather wrapped steering wheel. Like many modern Nissan product, it is not possible to add any additional factory options – you essentially need to go up in specification to a Tekna.
On the technical-side, company car and business drivers can note the CO2 at 99g/km and P11d at £16,815.00. The 898CC 5 speed manual engine delivers 64.2 combined MPG, 90ps and 0-62 times of 12 seconds. Service intervals are set at every 12 months or 12,500 miles, whichever lands sooner.
Let us know your thoughts on your preferred cheap, small lease car!!
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