Best car leasing deal tips, advice and offers

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Author: | Updated: 04 Dec 2018 04:42

Sale events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday have captured the public imagination over recent years.

But let’s consider a fact: Which? recently warned that more than half of last year’s Black Friday deals were cheaper or the same price at other times during the year. So marketing events for big ticket items like cars, might not be all they’re cracked up to be either.

Best car leasing deal tips, advice and offers

You may or may not know that just before a number plate change is one of the ideal times for you to find a cracking offer, or when dealers are looking to hit their end-of-quarter performance bonuses. Plus there will always be stock vehicles that manufacturers will discount so they can be sold before the end of a financial period. But the real key to finding a good deal is proper research and comparing prices across the market.

By doing your research and shopping around you’ll be far better equipped to find the best car leasing deals ANY time of year – check out our handy guides on how to pick the right car for you for more tips.

Beware bogus social media deals

Also, if you’ve seen new car deals that seem too good to be true on social media, whether via targeted ads or pages you follow, chances are they are, unless they are by ContractHireAndLeasing.com that is, as we host millions of deals from brokers and main dealers to allow you to compare the market.

Tell-tale signs of scammers often include deals that don’t require a credit check or ask you to get in touch via direct message to get the deal. Legitimate leasing brokers adhere to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules and will carry out credit and affordability checks. Those who don’t, will not be legitimate traders and could be out to scam you.

More for your money

We know you want to get as much as you can for your money, so we’ve put together some handy price guides that give you an idea of just what’s on offer, whatever your budget…

 Best cars for less than £5 per day | Top five low deposit leasing deals | Best cars for around £100 per month

Top five for under £200 | Best SUVs for under £250 per month | Top five hybrids for less than £250

Best cars for under £300 | Electric vehicles and hybrids for less than £350 per month | Top five for less than £400

Best cars for less than £5 per day

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How much do you spend on your morning coffee and lunch every day? £5? Maybe more? Well, for the same kind of sum you could be driving a brand-new car. Don’t believe it? Neither did we – until we did the maths.

From the Seat Ibiza to the Nissan Juke, see what’s available…

Top five low deposit car leasing deals

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Car finance usually requires some form of large upfront payment, and with leasing that has traditionally involved an initial rental of three, six or nine months. Until now…

From the brand new Volkswagen T-Roc to the upmarket Mercedes-Benz GLA, here are the most popular lease cars available with a one-month initial payment.

Best cars for around £100 per month…

Best cars for around £100 per month…

See all lease deals 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 deals that enable you to get behind the wheel of a new car for around £100 per month.

Best cars for less than £200 per month…

Best cars for less than £200 per month…

See all lease deals for less than £200 per month

The Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, Skoda Karoq… just a few of the cars that you can lease for less than £200 per month. Whether it’s a sporty looking coupe or a practical family SUV, we check out five cars that made us think: “Wow, I didn’t think that would be so cheap…”

Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month

Top five SUVs for less than £250 per month

It’s a fact – we love SUVs. The number on UK roads increases 20% every year, so if you’re considering one as your next car you aren’t alone.

From the Mazda CX-5 to the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the SUV market is diverse and our choices vary in style and size.

Top five hybrids for under £250 per month…

Top five EVs and hybrids for under £250 per month…

With the government planning to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and diesel taking a thrashing in the mainstream media, you might be thinking about leasing an electric or hybrid vehicle for your next car.

From the award winning Hyundai Ioniq to the classy Lexus CT 200h, here’s what you can get for under £250 per month.

Best cars for less than £300 per month…

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See all deals for less than £300 per month

As monthly payments on lease cars are largely based on how much the vehicle’s value will fall over the period of the contract, premium brands that hold their value well are surprisingly affordable to lease.

With this in mind, you might be surprised at the level of luxury that you can snap up for under £300 a month from the award winning Volvo XC40 to the Jaguar XE.

Top five electric vehicles and hybrids for under £350 per month…

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Whereas government grants are no longer available for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and the one available for pure EVs has been reduced from £4,500 to £3,500, the fact remains both offer an entry-way into the future of motoring.

If you’ve got £350 per month to spend on leasing a green car, we’ve picked a decent spread of five EVs, PHEVs and hybrids to help you out…

Best cars for less than £400 per month…

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See all lease deals for less than £400 per month

However popular our price-busting pages for less expensive cars are, we’re aware that some people want truly premium products – and don’t mind paying a little extra to get them. All the same, you may be surprised at the kind of product that’s available for this kind of budget including the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 5 Series.

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