Lease deal - Audi A1 Diesel Sportback 1.6 TDI SE 5dr - 24 months - 8k miles - £200 per month  £4810.00 @ contracthireandleasing
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Lease deal - Audi A1 Diesel Sportback 1.6 TDI SE 5dr - 24 months - 8k miles - £200 per month £4810.00 @ contracthireandleasing

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Found 15th Jun 2015
Seems like a good car for around £200 per month.
Please check my figures (Karlie).

Video review here:
carbuyer.co.uk/rev…deo

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This is a good deal, I do have this car though and preferred my Golf. Test drive first and learn to love its foibles otherwise your stuck with them for two years.

Just organised a Sport (not the SE) for £220 per month with 10k pa. Didn't need the sport specification but went with it as the Audi A1 SE listed above is factory order only, couldn't find anyone with stock or stock in transit. Looking at early October before you even get the car. Lesser spec with a waiting list. Not voted either way as still think £200 is an ok price but not great due to other variables.

just bought 1 of these in samoa orange sports edition fab car nippy and economical

I am at a loss with these lease deals could someone please explain what its all about
way i see it is why not just take it on credit and then you have a car to sell at the end
never voted simply because i do not understand the benefit of leasing

madmax666

I am at a loss with these lease deals could someone please explain what … I am at a loss with these lease deals could someone please explain what its all aboutway i see it is why not just take it on credit and then you have a car to sell at the endnever voted simply because i do not understand the benefit of leasing



The car would depreciate a hell of a lot if you was purchase a new car...You'd probably loose at least this amount as soon as you drive away. Lease are excellent if you want a new car otherwise finance on a used is often cheaper but cannot be compared...

trebor127

The car would depreciate a hell of a lot if you was purchase a new … The car would depreciate a hell of a lot if you was purchase a new car...You'd probably loose at least this amount as soon as you drive away. Lease are excellent if you want a new car otherwise finance on a used is often cheaper but cannot be compared...


thanks for that was a bit thick as far as leased cars go

Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this amount driving it off the forecourt! Such a ridiculous argument! You only ever do ur calculations over 2 years for the lease at the exact time the car loses most money. Extend the length of time u keep the car and your argument falls to pieces. By renting these cars at stupid prices ur only forcing costs up for everyone. It loses so much money initially as it was never really worth what you paid for it in the first place.

Jamesb1986

Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this … Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this amount driving it off the forecourt! Such a ridiculous argument! You only ever do ur calculations over 2 years for the lease at the exact time the car loses most money. Extend the length of time u keep the car and your argument falls to pieces. By renting these cars at stupid prices ur only forcing costs up for everyone. It loses so much money initially as it was never really worth what you paid for it in the first place.

a lot lot better and a lot cheaper than buying if like me you like a new car every 2 years

over the last 6 years I have lease 3 New cars at a total cost of £20000 but have had £95000 of brand new cars

Can I pay my lease deposit using a credit card? Is there any fee.
Also the price quoted on the leasing website is that fixed or negotiable?

Have a look at Gateway to Lease, I got my Audi a1 1.6tdi in the S Line trim on 15k miles PA with metallic paint, heated seats and audi sound system for £250 per month, still this is a brilliant deal for the SE.

learoy69

over the last 6 years I have lease 3 New cars at a total cost of £20000 … over the last 6 years I have lease 3 New cars at a total cost of £20000 but have had £95000 of brand new cars



spot on....also just think what you could do if you invested the money in eg property. the investment would far outweigh the money spent on a car

for now I prefer pcp deals. like a poverty spec audi rs3 at 449 a month

Jamesb1986

Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this … Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this amount driving it off the forecourt! Such a ridiculous argument! You only ever do ur calculations over 2 years for the lease at the exact time the car loses most money. Extend the length of time u keep the car and your argument falls to pieces. By renting these cars at stupid prices ur only forcing costs up for everyone. It loses so much money initially as it was never really worth what you paid for it in the first place.



fair pointbut it depends if you happy driving an older car ir prefer a new car every 2 or 3 years

a1 is nice looking car in decent spec and the black rotor alloys, but a it's a bit small. rear space is crazily small especially in the s1

royals

spot on....also just think what you could do if you invested the money in … spot on....also just think what you could do if you invested the money in eg property. the investment would far outweigh the money spent on a car



thats the smart way to do it , use some of the monthly rent to pay your lease;)

We're currently looking at a Volvo XC60 on a pcp deal, we've been offered a 20.1% discount on carwow??

Surely this is s good deal, taking the vat out of the deal straight away??

Thoughts??

Has anyone got any experience of contract hire and leasing.com? Good or bad?
Thanks

jimmyn

Has anyone got any experience of contract hire and leasing.com? Good or … Has anyone got any experience of contract hire and leasing.com? Good or bad?Thanks



The leasing company is Gateway 2 Lease, not contracthireandleasing.com. The title is misleading. CHAL.com is just a place where brokers advertise.

Jamesb1986

Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this … Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this amount driving it off the forecourt! Such a ridiculous argument! You only ever do ur calculations over 2 years for the lease at the exact time the car loses most money. Extend the length of time u keep the car and your argument falls to pieces. By renting these cars at stupid prices ur only forcing costs up for everyone. It loses so much money initially as it was never really worth what you paid for it in the first place.



If an asset appreciates, buy it
If an asset depreciates, lease it

m5rcc

If an asset appreciates, buy itIf an asset depreciates, lease it



i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast 3.5k so i got a bargain it had done 110k, drove it for 2 years and sold it for 1700 with 165k mileage on it....

work out how much it would of cost me to have a car allowing me that type of mileage and price will be through the roof... also i lost 250 on a decent 2006reg car over 2 years so its roughly cost me £11 something a month that sounds better to me

madmax666

I am at a loss with these lease deals could someone please explain what … I am at a loss with these lease deals could someone please explain what its all aboutway i see it is why not just take it on credit and then you have a car to sell at the endnever voted simply because i do not understand the benefit of leasing




Just think of it as a rental car just longer term and you're on the right track.

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siggy2771

i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast … i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast 3.5k so i got a bargain it had done 110k, drove it for 2 years and sold it for 1700 with 165k mileage on it....work out how much it would of cost me to have a car allowing me that type of mileage and price will be through the roof... also i lost 250 on a decent 2006reg car over 2 years so its roughly cost me £11 something a month that sounds better to me



No
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Repairs etc ?

siggy2771

i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast … i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast 3.5k so i got a bargain it had done 110k, drove it for 2 years and sold it for 1700 with 165k mileage on it....work out how much it would of cost me to have a car allowing me that type of mileage and price will be through the roof... also i lost 250 on a decent 2006reg car over 2 years so its roughly cost me £11 something a month that sounds better to me



It was not a brand new Golf sunshine...

siggy2771

i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast … i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast 3.5k so i got a bargain it had done 110k, drove it for 2 years and sold it for 1700 with 165k mileage on it....work out how much it would of cost me to have a car allowing me that type of mileage and price will be through the roof... also i lost 250 on a decent 2006reg car over 2 years so its roughly cost me £11 something a month that sounds better to me



Was that a brand new car though?.... no, didnt think so

Edited by: "TopBear" 23rd Jun 2015

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learoy69

over the last 6 years I have lease 3 New cars at a total cost of £20000 … over the last 6 years I have lease 3 New cars at a total cost of £20000 but have had £95000 of brand new cars

Fair enough, if I bought a £30k car 6 years ago, it's probably worth £5k ish now, hence I loss £25k, on one single damn car! Maybe I should lease after all!

Are these deals plus insurance and services?

madmax666

I am at a loss with these lease deals could someone please explain what … I am at a loss with these lease deals could someone please explain what its all aboutway i see it is why not just take it on credit and then you have a car to sell at the endnever voted simply because i do not understand the benefit of leasing



Why is it that this has to be explained every time there is a lease deal on here...... I'm sure someone will be along to help you and start the debate of the pros and cons of leasing a car!!

m5rcc

If an asset appreciates, buy itIf an asset depreciates, lease it



I totally agree, it's so simple yet people just don't seem to get it. Why tie your money up in something that depreciates (like a deposit on a new car), when you can invest it elsewhere (savings, home improvements etc).

Ah the new ar5sehole car now taken over from the bmw 1 series.Everyone and anyone has one due to not being able to afford a proper audi or bmw or even better mercedes.

muckspreader1

Ah the new ar5sehole car now taken over from the bmw 1 series.Everyone … Ah the new ar5sehole car now taken over from the bmw 1 series.Everyone and anyone has one due to not being able to afford a proper audi or bmw or even better mercedes.



A1s are typically driven by estate agents...

TopBear

Was that a brand new car though?.... no, didnt think so



This always happens on lease deal threads.... "I bought a 10 year old blar blar for peanuts and drove it for 5 years blar blar..." "Why do people waste their money on new cars, there are people starving in Africa blar blar..."

Lease deals should only be compared to buying the car new, either outright or by PCP/HP.

muckspreader1

Ah the new ar5sehole car now taken over from the bmw 1 series.Everyone … Ah the new ar5sehole car now taken over from the bmw 1 series.Everyone and anyone has one due to not being able to afford a proper audi or bmw or even better mercedes.


You're think of the A3; this is the A1, granny's shopping cart (also known as Polo, etc...........).

trebor127

The car would depreciate a hell of a lot if you was purchase a new … The car would depreciate a hell of a lot if you was purchase a new car...You'd probably loose at least this amount as soon as you drive away. Lease are excellent if you want a new car otherwise finance on a used is often cheaper but cannot be compared...


That's the theoretical advantage but beware: depreciation is measured against list price but I think you'd struggle to find any dealer who didn't start the negotiation with some discount and then give you a massive one if you are half good at a bit of haggling. You can then decide when you want to change it, not get locked into a finance timetable. So, compare your lease cost against typical, real retail to residual cost - it may look very different then.

Not saying leasing is a bad idea but just be aware of advantages which don't actually stack up in the real world.

To those saying you can do better things with your money:
- Many (most?) lease users don't have the money in the first place, hence they lease.
- Some interest is built into the lease cost ( the lease company has to finance the car while you have it).
- If you do have the money, where can you invest it for a better rate than the one you are paying within the lease?

Leases/PCPs only really stack up from a pure financial point of view if the manufacturer is putting a massive bung behind the car but doing it through the leasing network to hide it and avoid distressing the product. Even then you'll often get similarly good manufacturer help through mechanisms such as deposit contribution, zero percent finance, free options, etc., etc.). They need to maintain the myth of the RRP!

Leasing is not some sort of magic scheme which automatically makes cars cheaper - it's just another form of financing which may or may not suit your circumstances and aspirations. "You don't own it" is the worst reason to reject leasing. It'll actually cost you more, restrict your mileage, dictate your replacement timing, etc. may be. If you buy a car and decide at the 2 year point that you still like it then keeping it another year or two will be a big financial advantage as the depreciation rate will have reduced massively by then.

Finally, if you do take manufacturer finance to buy a car negotiate hard on the interest rate. Dealers have a range of rates they can offer but make more commission on the higher rates so offer them first. If it comes down to a low rate or lose the deal they'll offer much cheaper credit.

PS They're moving to two year deals where 3 years used to be the norm because they don't want you out of the market for the next car/deal for a whole 3 years.


Edited by: "Besford" 23rd Jun 2015

A friend had one of these, brand new, for 6 weeks before it had to go back as a lemon.

He had a few electrical problems, and lots of trim rattles, some a constant rattle driving down the road, which is awful on a car where you pay extra for the "perceived quality", never mind a new car. The irony is that he part-exchanged a faultless Renault Clio he'd had for 4 years to get the Audi, as he convinced himself it would be more reliable.

The dealer accepted it was faulty, and let him swap the A1 in for an A3 which has so far been fine (as it should be at 6 months old). Not sure where you'd stand on a lease if that happened.

Waterbuoy

as he convinced himself it would be more reliable



VW Group cars have not been reliable in over a decade. Perceived quality...

Waterbuoy

A friend had one of these, brand new, for 6 weeks before it had to go … A friend had one of these, brand new, for 6 weeks before it had to go back as a lemon.He had a few electrical problems, and lots of trim rattles, some a constant rattle driving down the road, which is awful on a car where you pay extra for the "perceived quality", never mind a new car. The irony is that he part-exchanged a faultless Renault Clio he'd had for 4 years to get the Audi, as he convinced himself it would be more reliable.The dealer accepted it was faulty, and let him swap the A1 in for an A3 which has so far been fine (as it should be at 6 months old). Not sure where you'd stand on a lease if that happened.



A sample of one is a meaningless way to assess a model/brand's quality and reliability (there are plenty of useful surveys out there which can give worthwhile guidance). That said, thinking a more expensive badge will give you better reliability is just naive. For what it's worth, VW group (incl Audi) reliability is mediocre, as is BMW's. If that's all that matters (it usually isn't) Toyota, Honda, Mazda and (surprisingly?) Jaguar perform particularly well. The French have improved recently but still have a long way to go to put clear sky between them and the Italians. ALL cars are so much better than they were 20 years ago.
Edited by: "Besford" 23rd Jun 2015

Jamesb1986

Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this … Completely false economy! Everyone blahs on about I would lose this amount driving it off the forecourt! Such a ridiculous argument! You only ever do ur calculations over 2 years for the lease at the exact time the car loses most money. Extend the length of time u keep the car and your argument falls to pieces. By renting these cars at stupid prices ur only forcing costs up for everyone. It loses so much money initially as it was never really worth what you paid for it in the first place.



OK no problem please tell me how to buy this car brand new and drive it for 2 years and it only cost me £4,810 without leasing it. So I can definitely buy a new car and after 2 years is up I will definitely be able to sell it and not lose more than £4,810? Are you sure?

m5rcc

VW Group cars have not been reliable in over a decade. Perceived … VW Group cars have not been reliable in over a decade. Perceived quality...



I've had a MK5 and MK6 Golf since 2008, can't complain about reliability so far and what faults did occur on the MK5 were sorted very cheaply by my local dealer. I only drive petrol models and perhaps they're more reliable than their diesel equivalents. I'd have gone for this deal if it was petrol almost certainly.

siggy2771

i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast … i bought a golf from auction 2 years ago for 1950 but was worth atleast 3.5k so i got a bargain it had done 110k, drove it for 2 years and sold it for 1700 with 165k mileage on it....work out how much it would of cost me to have a car allowing me that type of mileage and price will be through the roof... also i lost 250 on a decent 2006reg car over 2 years so its roughly cost me £11 something a month that sounds better to me



What's your point? Your Golf wasn't new, this is a lease deal for a new car for people that want to drive a new car, this is better than buying the model new from a dealer. If you want a used car then you don't lease. If you want to drive an old Golf then you got a decent deal, but many people want to drive the latest model. If I want a Galaxy S6 phone why would I buy a Galaxy S2 phone instead?

What is it with lease deals? Why is it so difficult to understand? Go on a Galaxy S6 phone deal and tell them you got a Galaxy S2 and it cost you a lot less see how it goes down. Doh.

Queue the numpties that will say well I got an Audi A3 for £4,000 and it cost me this much or even I got a 11 plate Audi A1 for £13,000. Awesome well done, this is a lease deal for a new Audi A1 for people that want a new car, sinking in now is it?

Edited by: "fishmaster" 23rd Jun 2015
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