With signs that the UK economy is making progress the feel good factor is returning. If you have delayed buying a new car until things improve now may be the time to do it because there are still excellent offers as dealers look to improve their own figures. The key to buying is to get the best deal and that includes the after sales support.
When it comes to thinking about a new car you should do some research before taking the plunge. There are obviously local dealerships for many of the major manufacturers but there is also the Internet where you can get more information rather than relying on the sales talk of someone whose main priority is sales commission.
Whilst online you may find a national network that can offer you a little bit more in terms of doing the initial deal and offering support in the coming months. You will want your new car to run reliably for some time and part of ensuring that is regular servicing, and ultimately an MOT.
You may decide it is worth considering offers that include the car and all these facilities in one monthly payment; there is no easier way to organise your finances. You will have to put the petrol in but you can get the following in one deal:
· Comprehensive insurance
· Servicing and repairs where necessary
· Emergency call out
· Road Tax
This kind of deal perhaps over three years will certainly mean you have few worries over that period.
Hand back or retain?
Some people like the idea of leasing then handing back the car after three years; perhaps to do the same thing again. Alternatively if you feel that that after three years and regular servicing you will have a car that has been well looked after and driven well you may think that you would like to do a deal whereby you own the car in the end. Why not? Modern day cars are built to do extensive mileage. It will involve your paying a deposit and a final payment but otherwise the monthly instalments are likely to be similar to if you were leasing and you are likely to get many more miles from the car.
When you lease you will have an annual mileage limit though you can pay extra if you want to extend that limit from the outset. There are no such limits if you have agreed to take the car at the end of the fixed period.
If you have had a series of Peugeots over the years and if you feel your loyalty has been rewarded by reliability, then you may not look beyond the brand. It means that you only have to decide where to buy. A national company offering local dealers is something that is well worth considering.
There is a wide range of Peugeots to choose from. The sporty RCZ is sure to get the pulse racing or a 3008 Hybrid Crossover meets all the needs of an SUV with zero emissions. The New Peugeot 107 provides economic driving and all the qualities you would expect from the brand.
Once you have decided on the make and model of the car of your choice its just a case of securing a good deal.