New Model 2014 MINI Cooper 1.6 £232pm inc VAT FULLY MAINTAINED _ 8k miles pa 6+23 @ centralukvehicleleasing
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New Model 2014 MINI Cooper 1.6 £232pm inc VAT FULLY MAINTAINED _ 8k miles pa 6+23 @ centralukvehicleleasing

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Found 8th Mar 2014
- £180 pm inc VAT (£150 ex VAT)
Looks like a very good deal but there are one off costs
- upfront payment £1080 inc VAT
- admin cost £180 inc VAT
Overall works out to be £232 pm (£194 ex VAT) over 2 years but includes all maintenance AND TYRES for brand new style MINI - though it looks pretty similar to the old model!

Beware this is based on 8k miles pa but apparently other mileages available... probably best to give them a call - Road tax is usually included and I couldn't find any details on the excess mileage (my Golf has an excess of 10p per mile so best making sure the contract mileage comfortably fits with your annual mileage). I have both our cars on contract and the it's hassle free motoring, just bear in mind you have to hand it back but most have a fair wear and tear policy... check this before you sign up. You're allowed minor dings and scratches but nothing major. The policy booklet is very helpful as it shows pictures of what's allowed/ not allowed). Best thing is that you don't have to sell the car afterwards - saves a massive amount of time and hassle not having to prep the car/ advertise and then wait for people to turn up and kick the tyres... or am I alone in not enjoying this bit about car ownership??

Someone said If it appreciates you buy it , If it depreciates you lease it!

I've used this company in the past (4 years ago) and they were pretty helpful then.

Fuel consumption looks okay for petrol:
EC Urban (mpg): 40.9
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 61.4
EC Combined (mpg): 52.3

66 Comments

Wait for all the stupid lazy comments and questions on this one. Great find OP

brilliant deal. Perfect timing for us. Thanks op

How many people actually do under only 8000 miles?

The only new model 1.6 is a diesel. Don't think this is the new MINI

This looks like an excellent deal, but just questioning whether this is actually the new 2014 model, as the new one has a 1.5 engine I believe and much improved fuel economy

No I don't think it is either, new petrol cooper is 1.5 3 cylinder engine with much better quoted fuel consumption

Im stupid so can somone explain why this is better than buying a car? Thx

Ps i got mini clubmam, tires lasted me 3.5yrs. My dubbie has never needed any work. Its a great car to drive but poor viewing angles, good luck reversing lol, i prefer to reverse our sprinter van! Great cars, people love them. Awesome for around town but not the best for very long journeys with sport suspension especially as the roads get worse every yr. no spare wheel as they are run flat, got normals on mine now as they stick to he road better, n foam in boot. Would rather a spare wheel.

Add ons i wish i had, reversing sensors, sunroof hands free connection kit. Had a lot of extras in mine, but i should of added those too.
Edited by: "Mister_E" 8th Mar 2014

picked my covertable mini up for 0 deposit and £250 per month. might be worth a haggle

Not sure how much of a selling point the "free tyres" are - I'd be pretty upset if I needed to buy new tyres within the 16K mileage limit! Might be a bonus if you plan to spend your weekends doing "doughnuts" round Maccy D's car park

Could be the new model as I have found the deal below for £190 per month fully maintained, and this definitely says it's the 1.5 engine and shows a picture of the new model


http://www.gateway2lease.com/z_mini_hatchback_1.5cooper-newshape**fullymaintained_14883_leasing.php#.UxrU7bIgGSM

jasee

How many people actually do under only 8000 miles?



My wife's MX5 is almost 3 years old with 14,000 on the clock, some people do.

dwain

My wife's MX5 is almost 3 years old with 14,000 on the clock, some people … My wife's MX5 is almost 3 years old with 14,000 on the clock, some people do.



Especially with smaller cars where they are often used as second cars.

Crap car

the engineer

Especially with smaller cars where they are often used as second cars.



We have a car and a van. My car is used for commuting to and from work everyday- 2 miles away. The supermarket is also within this journey so is done on the way home. We go out at weekends on journeys in the car, do airport run twice a year & holiday to the south coast every summer from Lancashire, and I don't hit 8 thousand miles per year. I'm sure a lot of people who work locally don't :-)

'Fully maintained' is a con.
Remove this to no maintainence and get this deal cheaper. Decent for those who only manage 8k a year.

jasee

How many people actually do under only 8000 miles?


alot.

Mister_E

Im stupid so can somone explain why this is better than buying a car? … Im stupid so can somone explain why this is better than buying a car? ThxPs i got mini clubmam, tires lasted me 3.5yrs. My dubbie has never needed any work. Its a great car to drive but poor viewing angles, good luck reversing lol, i prefer to reverse our sprinter van! Great cars, people love them. Awesome for around town but not the best for very long journeys with sport suspension especially as the roads get worse every yr. no spare wheel as they are run flat, got normals on mine now as they stick to he road better, n foam in boot. Would rather a spare wheel. Add ons i wish i had, reversing sensors, sunroof hands free connection kit. Had a lot of extras in mine, but i should of added those too.



some people want a new car every 2 years, if you include the devaluation of buying a new car, it usually works out at a similar price to leasing one, minus the hastle re-selling etc.

jasee

How many people actually do under only 8000 miles?


me

Can get 25k miles per year for 200 plus vat, which is cheaper than the 15k and 20k options!
Might be worth a look for some.

Tyres and mileage are all down to where you drive to and the distance, up until November I worked in Milton Keynes which has many roundabouts and was a 60mile daily commute. On average I clocked up over 2000miles a month and would exceed the 8,000 miles limit, also due to number of roundabouts tyre wear was high, lucky to get 12,000miles from the front tyres.

Now I'm commuting to the railway station which is 4miles a day, the car is six months old and just hit 4,000 miles.

So in summary everyone's journey and requirements will be different, just make sure you plan for the future.

Final point, and it is just my view, I wouldn't buy / lease a BMW Mini because of what BMW did to the UK car industry, they only bought Austin Rover to gain access to the brand names, no intention of developing the brand. Original Mini is the best...

Edited by: "duncanhill" 8th Mar 2014

Mister_E

Im stupid so can somone explain why this is better than buying a car? … Im stupid so can somone explain why this is better than buying a car? ThxPs i got mini clubmam, tires lasted me 3.5yrs. My dubbie has never needed any work. Its a great car to drive but poor viewing angles, good luck reversing lol, i prefer to reverse our sprinter van! Great cars, people love them. Awesome for around town but not the best for very long journeys with sport suspension especially as the roads get worse every yr. no spare wheel as they are run flat, got normals on mine now as they stick to he road better, n foam in boot. Would rather a spare wheel. Add ons i wish i had, reversing sensors, sunroof hands free connection kit. Had a lot of extras in mine, but i should of added those too.



If you buy a new car every 2/3 years, then this will make life much easier. No haggling for part ex, just pick a car, work out a price, and repeat in 2-3 years!

As for mileage, I do ~5000 a year, and get about 8-10k out of front tyres - it really depends on the car. A little 80bhp ford fiesta will probably get a good 20k out of the fronts, anything with more than 150hp through the front wheels and you'll probably struggle to get 10.

Banned

Mister_E

Im stupid so can somone explain why this is better than buying a car? … Im stupid so can somone explain why this is better than buying a car? ThxPs i got mini clubmam, tires lasted me 3.5yrs. My dubbie has never needed any work. Its a great car to drive but poor viewing angles, good luck reversing lol, i prefer to reverse our sprinter van! Great cars, people love them. Awesome for around town but not the best for very long journeys with sport suspension especially as the roads get worse every yr. no spare wheel as they are run flat, got normals on mine now as they stick to he road better, n foam in boot. Would rather a spare wheel. Add ons i wish i had, reversing sensors, sunroof hands free connection kit. Had a lot of extras in mine, but i should of added those too.



If you are somebody who buys a brand new car every few years then this would out cheaper. If you are everyone else then this is basically throwing vast sums of money away on something you are borrowing.

jasee

How many people actually do under only 8000 miles?



Me both my husband and I live a 5 minute (if that!) walk away from our places of work, so we only use our car on weekends...but I did used to do a 70 mile round trip commute a day until we moved in November 13 and used to wonder how people did so few miles!

with all the back ache it'll feel like 8000miles very quickly

kierankeyes17

Crap car

ahaha

any good deals on Veyron?

trixabel

If you are everyone else then this is basically throwing vast sums of … If you are everyone else then this is basically throwing vast sums of money away on something you are borrowing.



No one keeps a car forever. All cars are sold on eventually, even as scrap - so we are all borrowing, the only thing that differs between people is the terms.

All cars cost money, how much money you are prepared to lose and how good or bad a car you want to drive depends on the person. I have seen mates throw vast amounts of money at hugely unreliable old bangers over their term of ownership of a particular car. For some, they'd rather pay the extra, have no worries fixed-cost motoring in new tech with (generally) better equipment, better fuel economy and lower car tax/insurance vs previous incarnations of any given model. Safety equipment has come on in leaps and bounds too.

Downloaded a proposal form and looks very simple, if you have decent credit of course. Website does say that prices may be different to those shown!?!

Good luck with getting a discount, possibly some movement if you're financing but I'd be surprised seeing as it's the new model and over the years they've rarely discounted the others.

On a side note, when I got my MOT done I was surprised I had only done 9000 miles last year in my R56 (work's only a 10 mile round trip) so would think it's easy to do 8k or less unless you've got a massive commute, in which case you'd probably not get this. Friend of mine and his wife swap their cars every two years averaging about 5 or 6000 miles each tops. Have suggested they look into taking a taxi everywhere!



Edited by: "Bossworld" 8th Mar 2014

If you live 15 minutes away from work why not just walk and forgo the use of the car?

This is why people are in financial trouble.
Dumb ass decisions such as renting everything (car/house) and then having nothing to show for all the money they've spent!

adamc11

If you live 15 minutes away from work why not just walk and forgo the use … If you live 15 minutes away from work why not just walk and forgo the use of the car?



That's why the environment is in trouble. People using cars for short commutes to work.

But hey ho it's an inconvenient truth but everybody thinks somebody else is to blame.

jasee

How many people actually do under only 8000 miles?


Mini drivers?

I wouldn't want to do more than 8000 miles in one X)

Most impractical and uncool car on the market.Not sure why anyone with half a brain would buy one.And to display a mini badge on it is pure sacrilege.

muckspreader1

Most impractical and uncool car on the market.Not sure why anyone with … Most impractical and uncool car on the market.Not sure why anyone with half a brain would buy one.And to display a mini badge on it is pure sacrilege.




yeah old mini was more practical

duncanhill

Tyres and mileage are all down to where you drive to and the distance, up … Tyres and mileage are all down to where you drive to and the distance, up until November I worked in Milton Keynes which has many roundabouts and was a 60mile daily commute. On average I clocked up over 2000miles a month and would exceed the 8,000 miles limit, also due to number of roundabouts tyre wear was high, lucky to get 12,000miles from the front tyres.Now I'm commuting to the railway station which is 4miles a day, the car is six months old and just hit 4,000 miles.So in summary everyone's journey and requirements will be different, just make sure you plan for the future.Final point, and it is just my view, I wouldn't buy / lease a BMW Mini because of what BMW did to the UK car industry, they only bought Austin Rover to gain access to the brand names, no intention of developing the brand. Original Mini is the best...


muckspreader1

Most impractical and uncool car on the market.Not sure why anyone with … Most impractical and uncool car on the market.Not sure why anyone with half a brain would buy one.And to display a mini badge on it is pure sacrilege.



While the original Mini was a style icon, it was quite frankly a POS to drive. I've owned my ((BMW) MINI Cooper S for 8 years and still love it. Awesome performance, good mpg, relatively practical for its size and has been very reliable.

Defo miles better than old mini to drive. Also as mine was under 110 emmisions i offset it against my tax and after buying a new car the car cost me +£3200 ie i was in credit to 3200 after shelling out 22k. Over two years.

adamc11

If you live 15 minutes away from work why not just walk and forgo the use … If you live 15 minutes away from work why not just walk and forgo the use of the car?



I have just started a new job which is 4 miles away. It's usually 12-15 minutes in the car. It's pretty much all uphill. I have considered walking but not done it yet. It would be an extra hour each way on my day... and I can keep tools and spare clothes etc. in my car. It's not that I can't do it as I am a hiker but walking in the dark is not really my thing. In any case I consider myself more environmentally friendly by working locally than commuting long distances.

I'm not sure what you mean by 15 minutes away from work though. I use miles/kilometers to measure distances.

The model shown is the mini one not cooper

ilikewatch

Not sure how much of a selling point the "free tyres" are - I'd be pretty … Not sure how much of a selling point the "free tyres" are - I'd be pretty upset if I needed to buy new tyres within the 16K mileage limit! Might be a bonus if you plan to spend your weekends doing "doughnuts" round Maccy D's car park



Getting through a set of tires in under 16000 miles is not that uncommon.

clare1987is

Me both my husband and I live a 5 minute (if that!) walk away from our … Me both my husband and I live a 5 minute (if that!) walk away from our places of work, so we only use our car on weekends...but I did used to do a 70 mile round trip commute a day until we moved in November 13 and used to wonder how people did so few miles!



I think you must be very exceptional, I'm really wondering because second or third hand cars inevitably seem to have done at least 10,000 miles a year or even 12,000!
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