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 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?
With styling lifted from the C4 Cactus, new technology such as ConnectedCam, and impressive ride quality, there’s a lot to like about the C3.
Add engaging handling, distinctive looks, and a wide variety of personalisation options into the mix and it all makes the C3 a fun lease too. And for under £125 per month, how can you resist?
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.
The Go! 1.0 derivative of the i10 offers 47.1 urban mpg while only emitting 108g/km of CO2. It’s not a particularly powerful motor, producing just 66hp and 94Nm of torque, but it’s more than enough to get your around town quickly and cheaply.
Better yet, on the motorway it isn’t as out of its depth as some in the segment – at cruising speed the refinement is good and the engine is relatively quiet. So if you’re after a city car predominantly but expect the occasional long-range excursion, the i10 is a great choice.
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.
Taking everything that was good about the old Swift and improving on it, you could do a lot worse than leasing a Suzuki Swift as your first car.
Diving around corners with enthusiasm and accelerating away from lights with zestiness thanks to how light it is, you’ll also save big on fuel with consumption recorded around 60 mpg.