Top five cars for around £100 per 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?
It’s hard to believe the Fiat 500’s renaissance started a decade ago, but the very first versions of the reborn supermini arrived in the UK in 2007. It remains a firm favourite thanks to that retro appeal and of course some truly competitive pricing.
If you’re after a cute city car, look no further. It’s a fantastic companion in town, but it doesn’t feel out of place on the open road either, with a range of engines that are as perky as they are economical.
Compared to many rivals, the new Kia Picanto is the complete package. Okay, the price is great but many also lack the visual flair and charm of the Kia.
The engine is eager to give up its power, and that makes swift progress reasonably easy, with low-speed handling exemplary and offering a level of agility that’s lacking from many rivals.
In fact, it’s probably our favourite city car…
Practicality, value, and technical insight from the Volkswagen Group has all helped the Skoda Fabia become a leading car in the supermini segment.
Building on the dependable nature of its predecessors and adding more tech, it’s roomy, vroomy and has enough kit to satisfy any motorist.
The Hyundai i10 is an alternative to the Picanto. Admittedly it’s slightly older by design, but impressive build quality and a surprisingly spacious cabin means you shouldn’t rule it out.
With light steering and a great driving position, it’s a doddle to drive in town and, unlike some city cars, it’s also capable of seating four adults in (relative) comfort.
Cheap and cheerful, we’ve been seeing more and more Sanderos on the road over the past year possibly for these very reasons (although usually in Stepway form).
Great value and bigger than any rival, albeit with ride, handling and refinement all below the class best, there are better and worse options out there but there’s a lot of fun to be had in a Sandero.