It looks like a Golf, it sounds like a Golf – the famous tagline from many of VW’s adverts.
In truth, the VW Golf has been one of leading hatchbacks in the UK automotive industry and while more prestigious manufacturers (BMW, Audi and Mercedes) have produced alternatives, on a like for like comparison many customers, like our business leasing driver from St Helens, will elect to go with the Golf.
Cost-effective, well-built, great specification to name but a few of the characteristics. There is very little reason as to why you wouldn’t lease a Golf. In many cases, it is simply the easiest choice to make. You cannot argue with the price and performance of this Volkswagen Golf Diesel Hatchback 2.0 TDI 184 GTD 5dr DSG pictured here!
Our customer in the example here raised a number of questions about leasing a vehicle, as this was their first time pursuing the contract hire route. As a sole trader, they did not anticipate the formality of leasing a vehicle with us – you don’t turn up to our premises and drive away with a car straight away as if you would in a car rental situation. The first step to leasing a vehicle is that you need to complete a proposal form for carrying out a credit check on you, or the business.
For a sole trader, this means supplying a number of key facts, including:
· Business name
· Length of Trading
· Nature of Business
· Annual Turnover
· Annual Expense
· Personal details – name, age, 5 year residential history, 3 year employment history and bank details
As a credit broker, we work alongside a select number of finance partners and companies. While each of the specific rules do vary from company to company, as many are now moving towards electronic documents (“e-docs”), to reduce paper and increase security, this means that in order for us to proceed after completing a proposal form, we will require the following information in order to generate the documents for you:
1. Driving licence – if you possess a new style driving licence, you must send a clear copy of the photocard. If you hold an old style driving licence you will need to send the complete document. In order to generate documents we need to input both the driving licence number and the expiry date of your driving licence;
2. Passport – you must send a clear copy of your passport. In order to generate documents we need to input your passport number which is located at the bottom of the passport; and
3. In some cases, we will require an electricity supply number. This is can be found on either: a) your electricity bill; or b) your electricity meter. If you cannot supply a passport, the electricity supply number will be required.
Knowing your customer, money laundering regulations and standards set by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has resulted in strict and formal processes for customers. While this can be mildly inconvenient, this does give our customers piece of mind that there are a number of institutions pushing us to ensure we consider what is in their best interests.
In terms of the beautiful hatch shown here the, the VW Golf GTD, this is based on the following configuration:
· White Silver Metallic Paint
· Jacara cloth – Blue
· 18″ Seville alloy wheel
As standard with the Golf GTD you do get a generous level of specification – 18” alloy wheels, lumbar support, sports seats, discover navigation, LED headlights, winter pack, rain sensing wipers, sport suspicion, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, driver alert system, 8” touch careen, body coloured externals, folding and heated door mirrors, led daytime lights, twin exhaust, ambient lighting package, mirror pack, pace saver spare wheel, alarm with interior protection and digital dash. There are very additional factor options you want to add – perhaps the 90% insulated glass, rear view camera and keyless entry for the perfect vehicle?
Company car and business drivers can note the P11d at £30,050.00 for a standard vehicle, with CO2 of 124g/km. the 1968CC 7 speed auto engine delivers 184ps, 60.1 combined MPG and 0-62 times of 7.4 seconds. Service intervals on the Golf GTD are every 24 months or 10,000 miles, whichever lands sooner.
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