Car website Motors.co.uk is primarily a site for those customers who want to buy a used car, especially with finance, and following the launch of its first-to-market monthly payment search tool, they have discovered that the majority of car customers are looking to pay around £200 per month for their next car.
Although the level of deposits varied (from zero to £1000), 19% of consumers chose £200 as their preferred monthly contribution, with a further 16% wanting to pay £150 per month.
But remember that this is for a used car, where wear and tear will be an important factor; where mileage has to be taken into consideration; where manufacturer's guarantee is almost certainly not something that comes into the equation; where you don't get offered a replacement NEW car as an option after 3 years (depending on contract); where there's the chance of a sticky sweet left down that little space between the driver's seat and the storage space next to it; where road tax isn't paid for; and where it doesn't get delivered to you when you first get it.
Because all those things aren't at all relevant when you lease a car from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts.
Whether you are looking at a Personal Leasing Contract or a Business Leasing Contract, when all the paperwork is agreed and completed, you will be driving around in a delivered-to-your-door* BRAND NEW vehicle, complete with manufacturer's guarantee, road tax (for a minimum of one year subject to contract), and breakdown recovery. (*For some locations a delivery charge will be made, depending on address and vehicle manufacturer.)
You may also be safe from the financial worries of car maintenance if you've taken out a maintenance contract too!
And leasing a vehicle isn't as expensive as you may think. Your £200 a month can go a long way, depending on the type of car you are looking at.
Here are some examples of cars for which deals are available from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts at the moment that fall underneath the £200 a month budget that you are looking at - including VAT!
The Volkswagen up! is a 4-seater compact, stylish and undeniable cool city car. The refined purity is perfectly captured in the car’s striking design, which incorporates clean lines, alloy wheels and distinctive swept-back headlights. Meanwhile, with such advanced features as ABS and power-assisted steering, you can depend upon agile handling in those tight urban environments.
The 1.0 Move UP! 5 Door offers a manual petrol engine that can give fuel economy of up to 62.6MPG, a 0-62mph acceleration of 14.4 seconds and CO2 emissions of just 105g/km.
The Citroen C1 Airscape with its black grille, body colour bumpers, body colour door handles, 15" steel wheels and LED daytime running lights looks the part, aided and abetted by interior technology such as 7" touch screen, Bluetooth telephone preparation, trip computer and variable PAS, and safety features that includes ABS, EBD, EBA, plenty of airbags, Hill Start Assist and ESP.
The Citroen C1 Airscape 1.0 VTi Feel 5 Door offers a manual petrol engine that can give fuel economy of up to 68.9MPG, a 0-62mph acceleration of 14.3 seconds and CO2 emissions of just 95g/km.
The ever-popular Vauxhall Corsa needs no introduction to the driving community in the UK, with the 3-Door version coming complete with Bluetooth system, cruise control, speed limiter, trip computer, 6 speaker DAB digital radio module, Electric adjustable door mirrors, and a whole host of safety features - amongst so much more as standard.
The Vauxhall Corsa 3-Door 1.4 SRi offers a manual petrol engine that can give fuel economy of up to 55.4MPG, a 0-62mph acceleration of 13.2 seconds and CO2 emissions of just 118g/km.
The Peugeot 208 has always been a popular choice amongst UK drivers, and with a BlueHDi engine it has become even more popular. Coming complete with Bluetooth system, cruise control with speed limiter, trip computer, 4 speakers, DAB Digital radio with steering wheel mounted remote controls, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, driving is a joy - and done in complete safety with ABS, EBFD, EBA & ESP among many acronyms along with a plethora of airbags too!
The Peugeot 208 5 Door 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Allure offers a manual diesel engine that can give fuel economy of up to 83.1MPG, a 0-62mph acceleration of 10.7 seconds and CO2 emissions of just 87g/km.
The Dacia Sandero is a spacious, practical and affordable 5-door hatchback that delivers impressive and reliable performance and enough room to seat five adults in comfort. With the versatile interior, the abundant advanced technology and such features as Electronic Stability Control and anti-lock brakes, the Dacia Sandero can more than hold its own against many much bigger cars, but does so at a significantly lower price.
The Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi Ambiance offers a manual diesel engine that can give fuel economy of 80.7mpg, a 0-62mph acceleration of 11.8 secs, and CO2 emissions of just 90g/km
The Hyundai i30 is a spacious and stylish hatchback that delivers frugal yet powerful performance and impressive levels of refinement. With LED daytime running lights and Bluetooth connectivity as standard, and with CO2 emissions as low as 100g/km, the Hyundai i30 is truly a modern car for modern times.
The Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Blue Drive SE 5 Door offers a manual diesel engine that can give fuel economy of 78.4mpg, a 0-62mph acceleration of 10.6 secs, and CO2 emissions of just 94g/km
As one of the UK's most popular cars, telling you about the Vauxhall Astra's Cruise control, PAS, 6 speakers, CD400 Radio/CD,MP3 and Aux-in, DMB digital radio with steering wheel mounted audio controls, electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, great safety features including ABS, EBD and EBA, curtain airbags, front passenger airbag deactivation and side airbags (amongst many other standard features) seems almost superfluous.
The Vauxhall Astra GTC Coupe 1.4T 16V Sport 2014.5MY with 18" 7 spoke alloy wheels offers a manual petrol engine that can give fuel economy of up to 47.9MPG, a 0-62mph acceleration of 10.2 seconds and CO2 emissions of just 139g/km.
The new Skoda Yeti combines a graceful, elegant design with fearless, uncompromising practicality. Both the exterior and the interior have been given a bold and prestigious facelift. The sophisticated style, with its clean lines and sharp angles, is certain to make a lasting impression, whilst the spacious and comfortable interior is enhanced with an impressive array of infotainment technology.
Nationwide Vehicle Contracts have some exciting leasing offers on the new Skoda Yeti at fantastic UK car lease prices.
The Skoda Yeti 1.2 TSI 110 S offers a manual petrol engine that can give fuel economy of 51.4mpg, a 0-62mph acceleration of 10.9 secs, and CO2 emissions of just 128g/km
The MINI Hatch invites you to forget everything you know about this popular compact urban car. It's still the small car that promises big fun, but it's been completely redesigned from the ground up, with every detail painstakingly reworked over an intensive seven year period.
More powerful, more stylish and more connected than ever, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has some fantastic car leasing offers on the MINI Hatch at affordable prices for both business and personal customers.
The Mini Hatchback 3 Door 1.5 Cooper offers a manual petrol engine that can give fuel economy of 62.8mpg, a 0-62mph acceleration of 7.9 secs, and CO2 emissions of just 105g/km
(According to Honestjohn.co.uk) The newly-arrived C4 Cactus has Citroen coming back to what it knows best with a quirky, funky yet still practical car that particularly appeals to families.
With an unusual design and bold exterior styling, it is a fresh alternative to the standard hatchback and the ever growing number of crossovers on the market. It includes Citroen's innovative Airbump protective strips, is available in four colours, has a bespoke and boutique interior feel with plenty of space and a simple digital instrument display which not only looks great but is easy to read.
The Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6 BlueHDi Flair Edition offers a manual diesel engine that can give fuel economy of 80.7mpg, a 0-62mph acceleration of 10.7 secs, and CO2 emissions of just 92g/km.