Top five cars for around £100 a month
There are many reasons why leasing makes a lot of sense, whether you’re after an executive saloon or a super-frugal supermini, but if your main aim is to drive a new car and keep costs to an absolute minimum, there’s a wealth of personal contract hire deals that enable you to get behind the wheel of a new car for around £100 per month.
To help you out, we also had a look at five cars we’d choose – we’ve allowed ourselves a maximum budget of £125 per month. To keep things very clear, there will always also be an initial upfront payment, and the offers are based on a mileage limit. So, what exactly is available for this kind of monthly payment?
The Ford Fiesta is due to be replaced by an all-new model next year, but until then, the current generation continues to be as popular as ever, and it’s really becoming a bit of a bargain!
For between £100 and £125 per month you get a super frugal EcoBoost, and Zetec variants get a fantastic infotainment system and even satnav. Despite the fact a new one is on the way next year, be in no doubt: this is still Britain’s best supermini.
The all-new Citroen C3 is without doubt one of the most recognisable superminis on the road thanks to those distinctive air bumps. Following on from the C4 Cactus, it would appear people are fans of the individual styling with more and more hitting the road.
If we’re honest though, it might also have something to do with its attractive pricing, especially when it comes to lease deals. The C3 is now a regular in the sub-£125 category, and with all variants coming in five-door form, it’s one of the more practical superminis too.
Admittedly this might seem like an anomaly in what is otherwise a sea of superminis, but it’s currently possible to lease a Peugeot 2008 crossover for less than £100 per month. It was refreshed last year and that means it’s packed with the latest tech and safety equipment.
What’s more, as well as being a genuinely spacious family runaround, Peugeot’s latest petrol and diesels are also some of the most economical available, so you can be sure running costs will be just as appealing as the monthly rental too.
Smarts are a common sight around cities around the world, and there’s good reason for that; the brilliantly packaged ForTwo Coupe is around a metre shorter than a Volkswagen Up, making it a doddle to park.
It gets roughly the same dimensions as the old ForTwo (i.e tiny), but behind the wheel, the new car offers a much improved drive. It’s also one of the cheapest ways of getting behind the wheel of a new car too, with monthly leases from as little as £80 per month.
Ah, the Fiat 500. Still as trendy as ever, but nowhere near as costly as it once was, the famed ‘Cinquecento’ has a retro charm the majority of news cars just can’t pull off. Its tech and drivetrains however, are anything but retro.
Low emissions and super-frugality is the order of the day with the 500, thanks to a either a 0.9-litre or 1.2-litre petrol engines, the latter of which can muster over 70mpg.
All figures correct as of 26 June 2017