The small / cheap car market is saturated with good options for drivers; particularly for young drivers who are looking to have their first experience of the contract hire and leasing route.
However, is too much choice a good or bad thing? We do find that some drivers really struggle to make a firm decision as there are simply a number of great, cost-effective and aesthetic valuable options out there.
One of our favourite has to the car shown here – the Renault Clio Diesel Hatchback 1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique S Nav 5dr Manual. Our London customer, a personal lease user, had never tried this form of vehicle finance before. Historically she had purchased used vehicles, utilising hire purchase, as she considered new cars to be unaffordable, particularly due to the mileage she was covering. However, we can offer small initial rental deals and, due to our discount levels, we can offer some competitive prices comparable to a used car option.
When you do go for the new vehicle, you can be assured of a warranty from the manufacturer, which usually covers the first 3 years of the vehicle’s life.
In terms of the car shown, the customer elected for the following configuration:
· Diamond Black Metallic Paint
· Cloth Upholstery/Synthetic Leather Inserts
· Gloss Black Air Vent Surround
· Space Saver Spare Wheel
· 17″ Alloy Wheels with Black Inserts
As Standard with the Clio you get a good level of specification – exterior touch pack, 17” alloys, MediaNav, rear parking sensors, electric folding mirrors, LED lights and climate control. In terms of what you would add to the car – consider the front parking sensors and BOSE premium audio for a complete experience.
In terms of company car statistics, the P11d is £19,045.00 and the CO2 is 90g/km, fairly reasonable if you are going to stick within the company car scheme. From a technical perspective, the 1.5 litre diesel offers 110ps, combined MPG of 80.7 and 0-62 times of 11 seconds. Please consult the manufacturer for service intervals.
The big question is whether you would go for the his car above the competitors? The Clio has the moderate stylings which appeal to both young and older drivers alike but does its technical ability compete with the VW and Seat product? Which car would you pick? Comment below…
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