Top five cars you can lease for under £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 less than £100 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.
To help you out, we’ve also had a look at five cars you can currently lease for under £100 per month (week commencing 23/01/17). So, what exactly could you get?
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 compared to its rather maligned predecessor. It’s even available with an F1-style flappy paddle gearbox!
The Nissan Micra is due to be replaced later this year, but until then, the current generation continues to fill the gap, and it’s really becoming a bit of a bargain! For less than £100, you get a super frugal city car and, with all models getting five doors, you won’t struggle lugging shopping and child seats in and out.
Compared to its two sister cars – the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo – the Citroen C1 is one of the most recognisable superminis on the road and, with a perky 1.2-litre engine and standard infotainment system, it isn’t hard to see why.
If we’re honest though, it might also have something to do with its attractive pricing, especially when it comes to lease deals. The C1 is one of the most frequent fixtures in the sub-£100 per month category, as are the nigh-on identical 108 and Aygo.
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.
If you’re not too taken by the off-beat looks of the Citroen C1, why not try the slightly more reserved Toyota Aygo? Its 1.0-litre engine is just as perky as the Citroen’s thanks to its tiny turbocharger, but is still capable of achieving up to 68mpg.
All figures correct as of 23 January 2017