Leasing is the new buying?
We pay for everything monthly nowadays from mobile phones to our new sofa now, paying for the car we drive monthly is becoming a normal monthly household bill as car ownership is becoming a less attractive option for what has been termed the ‘direct debit generation’.
The trend to lease a car has been steadily on the rise since 2012 and once people start leasing they are reluctant to go back to owner a car outright. Ford have revealed from their dealerships 94% of cars are bought on a finance scheme including personal contract hire.
So what’s the attraction?
Firstly for a low initial payment and a fixed monthly fee you could be driving away in a brand new car. When you add in a maintenance package this means worry free motoring as every new tyre or service is accounted for! Road tax is included to eliminate another cost and at the end of your lease plan you can simply hand the vehicle back and choose another one! That means no loss from depreciation costs and no nightmares trying to sell your car – with leasing available for almost all makes and models perhaps the ‘direct debit generation’ have got it right!
Here are our leasing prices on the top 3 selling cars of 2014 so you can see what leasing would cost you …….
1.25 Studio 3dr
Business contract hire £114.81 + VAT per month Initial rental: £688.86 + VAT
Personal contract hire £137.77 inc VAT per month Initial rental: £826.62 inc VAT
1.6 85 Studio 5dr
Business contract hire £164.74 + VAT per month Initial rental: £988.44 + VAT
Personal contract hire £199.88 inc VAT per month Initial rental: £1199.28 inc VAT
1.2 Design 5dr
Business contract hire £123.65 + VAT per month Initial rental: £741.90 + VAT
Personal contract hire £151.50 inc VAT per month Initial rental: £909.00 inc VAT
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19 January 2015
Written by Rivervale