Black Friday deals 2023: The truth, tips, tricks and a few great deals

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Author: | Updated: 30 Nov 2023 16:49

Sale events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday might capture the public imagination, but a recent report by Which? found that not all Black Friday deals are as good as they’re cracked up to be.

The consumer rights group tracks prices of various products through the year, found that a whopping 98% of “deals” offer us prices that aren’t as good as at some other point during the last 12 months.

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The truth about Black Friday deals

Which?  tracked 208 products in last year’s Black Friday events, finding that 98% were the same price at other times of the year, and 45% were actually cheaper at other times of the year.

This revelation suggests that Black Friday might not be the shopping bonanza it's often hyped up to be. And Black Friday isn’t just for clothing and tech either; you’ll often find big-ticket items like cars offered at “discounted” prices too.

So, what’s the best approach?

Car finance: Beyond Black Friday

Why wait for Black Friday? While you might find special offers, you won’t find any Black Friday deals on Leasing.com. This is because we recognise that car lease deals can be enticing at any time of the year, and the best deals are often incentivised through-out the year for varying reasons.

Instead of limiting your search to events like this, consider other opportune moments too. These could be just before a new number place change in March and September. This is the time that dealers are striving to meet targets, and you’ll often find exceptionally priced deals on in-stock pre-registered vehicles.

Despite rising new and used car prices, leasing remains one of the most cost-effective ways to get behind the wheel of a new vehicle. And we give consumers market-access to the very best deals – all year round.

A year-round approach

Dream deals. All year round. That’s what we strive to offer consumers. After all, Leasing.com is the largest and most comprehensive lease deal comparison site in the UK, offering thousands of deals from leading brokers, leasing companies, dealers, and car manufacturers.

However, there are certain functions and areas of our site that you might find useful, if you’re after the best bang for your buck. We look at a few of the options below.

Search by value

Best value score Leasing.com explained

Leasing.com features an advanced algorithm that gives every one of the offers on our site a score out of ten, which you can use to compare deals and rank them. Put simply, the higher the score, the better the deal.

So, if you're looking for a bargain, or want to know if you're getting value for money, just check the score.

Find your dream car tool

Find dream car tool

Our Find My Dream Car tool is a great place to start if you don’t particularly have a make or model in mind. You can search not only by key vehicle criteria, but by monthly price too.

Our new tool asks you a few simple questions and will find the cars – and deals – that suit your needs best. Once you’ve filtered through the questions, you’ll end up with a selection of models with real-time monthly and total costs available to compare. Try it yourself by hitting the button below.

The best lease deals in November 2023 – a few examples

We’ve picked some of the best car deals currently available* on Leasing.com below – but please be aware – these are not Black Friday deals. You can find deals like this all year round on Leasing.com – especially if you’re willing to be flexible on the make and model.

The below models are simply examples of some of the best “bang for buck” deals at this moment in time. If you can’t see what you're looking for, our Top Picks section is worth a browse – we recently handpicked some of the best deals based on a variety of budgets and requirements.

Cupra Leon – Under £200 per month

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Compare Cupra Leon lease deals

Cupra’s Lean is closely related to the more ordinary-looking Seat version, but adds nice little extras such as unique alloy wheels, sportier trim and of course that very sporty badge.

The Leon is currently one of the best value deals on Leasing.com, with V1 models on offer for less than £200 per month. We’d be quick with these – they won’t hang around for long.

Peugeot 2008 – Under £200 per month

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Compare Peugeot 2008 lease deals

If you’re after something a little more crossover shaped, Peugeot’s well-rounded 2008 is worth a look. 1.2-litre PureTech GT automatic models can currently be had for less than £200 per month, offering a total lease cost of as little as £6,627.68 over a two-year lease deal.

To put that into perspective, that’s probably around the amount of money you’d lose in depreciation alone if you wanted to take out a personal contract purchase agreement on a similar car – which would also likely include a higher monthly payment.

MG4 – Under £225 per month

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Compare MG4 lease deals

The MG4 is the car that’s proved practical, family EVs needn’t be expensive. It’s the electrified model of the moment, and can quite happily compete with cars like the Volkswagen ID.3 on the quality and specification front.

The best bit? One could be on your drive for less than £225 per month. Hit the button below to compare deals now.

Subaru Solterra – Under £300 per month

Subaru Solterra

Compare Subaru Solterra deals

The Solterra is another EV that currently offers fantastic value. Featuring an impressive all-wheel drive platform and offering performance and looks to match cars like the Tesla Model Y, you can currently lease one of these for around £300 per month.

That’s significantly less than some of its key rivals, that include the likes of Ford’s Mach E and Hyundai’s Ioniq 5.

*Deals shown above are not Black Friday deals and prices are subject to change at any time. Images for illustrative purposes only.

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