Top five high mileage, low initial payment deals
The latest government figures show that the average UK motorist drives 7,900 miles every year. But forget about the average person. What about those of you who aren’t average?
“My granny does more miles than 8k miles a year,” we often hear from our motorway-munching Facebook fans.
In other immensely popular top five articles (Top five cars for under £200 per month), we’ll also hear: “But’s that’s with a large deposit.”
With that in mind, we gave our hard-working team a monthly budget of up to £350* to pull together some of our favourite vehicles with high mileage allowances and low one-month initial payments. Win-win for some.
So here goes…
Though often outshined by its Type-R equivalent, the new Honda Civic is just as much a head-turner, albeit a more sedate one.
Now in its 10th generation, the all-new Honda Civic is just that. Built from the ground up it is longer, wider and lower to the ground than the divisive outgoing model, offering unrivalled dynamism and driver engagement as well as the type of practicality you might not expect from such a sporty looking car.
The time for mourning the defunct Yeti has passed, and the time to celebrate the Karoq is now. In line with other offerings from the VW Group, the Skoda Karoq offers drivers a little bit of everything – from superb comfort and refinement to ability and practicality.
With a user-friendliness unparalleled by any other car in its class, including a quality interior and sliding rear seats, it’s truly one of the best small crossovers out there.
Now in its second-generation and at 4.5m long moving up a class – away from the Qashqai’s and Ateca’s to take on the likes of the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe – the new Kuga is like most decent Hollywood sequels: Bigger, badder and brasher than ever before.
More SUV than crossover as a result, the Kuga offers lessees useful 4WD capability, smart styling, a really spacious interior and plenty of standard equipment. Add in the amount of engine and trims to choose from and it means there’s something for everyone.
Mercedes’ A-Class is perfect for those looking for a premium hatchback, and its classy demeanour is more than just surface deep – even in its most basic form this is a car that’s a perfect place to spend long journeys.
Aside from the interior that oozes class, a wide range of engine options only serve to add to its appeal, all of which are economical and potent. It’s more practical than you might think too – four adults can sit in relative comfort, and a split folding rear seat allows for extra flexibility.
The Skoda Octavia has become a go-to choice for those wanting a practical, no nonsense car. A cavernous 590-litre boot makes it a capable family car, while a comfortable, well-appointed cabin ensures it feels just at home covering long distances on the motorway as it does on the school run.
An impressive engine line-up includes an entry-level 1.0-litre petrol engine, but for big miles diesel is still king. Good news then, that Skoda’s excellent 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre TDIs are on offer for less than £350 per month too.
*All prices correct at time of publication, all photos used are for illustration purposes only.