Skoda Citigo SE - £99 Deposit and £99 per month at (Lookers Skoda Manchester & Stockport) £8479
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Skoda Citigo SE - £99 Deposit and £99 per month at (Lookers Skoda Manchester & Stockport) £8479

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Found 4th Mar 2014
Skoda Citigo SE - £99 Deposit and £99 per month

Looking for a cheap deal for when my old Micra conks out.

Looks like a good deal as it’s not even the base spec model –

Skoda Citigo SE key features:
•Electric front windows
•Body coloured door mirrors and handles
•Remote central locking
•Air conditioning
•Electronic Stability Control

Please note – 5000 mile pa - but that’s absolutely fine for me.

Don’t know if other Skoda dealers are doing similar deals – you would probably think so!

Finance Example
Lookers Cash Price £8,779
Customer Deposit £99
Finance Deposit Contribution £401
42 Monthly Payments £99
Guaranteed Future Value based on 5,000 mpa £4,221
Total Amount Payable £8,479
APR Representative 0%

42 Comments

5000 miles pa is a bit low. Okay if you live in a city and don't drive a lot of long distances or commute far to work. If those are your circumstances then you are better off using the bus. Cold for me as a most folks will be hit with excess mileage charges on top.
Edited by: "blowbrown" 4th Mar 2014

Luckily I do less than 100 miles a week so this looks good.
I wonder how much it would be with a higher annual miles (say 7500 or 9000pa) - might not be too much more per month.

blowbrown

5000 miles pa is a bit low. Okay if you live in a city and don't drive a … 5000 miles pa is a bit low. Okay if you live in a city and don't drive a lot of long distances or commute far to work. If those are your circumstances then you are better off using the bus. Cold for me as a most folks will be hit with excess mileage charges on top.

I can't see it costing too much more per month to negotiate the deal with a higher mileage allowance if you actually wanted that car

If you've got the cash, you could get a Kia Picanto VR7 5-door 1.0 litre for more or less the same money and it packs a lot more kit. I bought one of these recently and posted it up on HUKD (see link below)...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kia-picanto-vr7-1-0-5-door-8995-possibly-400-less-1815774

Although I do like the car, the mileage is nothing like as good as the official figures. I'm averaging about 57.5 mpg which isn't as good as my old Daihatsu Sirion or the wife's Aygo. From what I've read, the Citigo is much the same averaging about 55 mpg (see Carbuyer owners reviews). I sort of wish I'd hung on for the new Aygo which reputedly does 88 gm/km CO2 so the fuel efficiency must be pretty good.

Joe90_guy

If you've got the cash, you could get a Kia Picanto VR7 5-door 1.0 litre … If you've got the cash, you could get a Kia Picanto VR7 5-door 1.0 litre for more or less the same money and it packs a lot more kit. I bought one of these recently and posted it up on HUKD (see link below)...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kia-picanto-vr7-1-0-5-door-8995-possibly-400-less-1815774Although I do like the car, the mileage is nothing like as good as the official figures. I'm averaging about 57.5 mpg which isn't as good as my old Daihatsu Sirion or the wife's Aygo. From what I've read, the Citigo is much the same averaging about 55 mpg (see Carbuyer owners reviews). I sort of wish I'd hung on for the new Aygo which reputedly does 88 gm/km CO2 so the fuel efficiency must be pretty good.



Isn't this deal more about the £99 per month - not the cash price?

Joe90_guy

If you've got the cash, you could get a Kia Picanto VR7 5-door 1.0 litre … If you've got the cash, you could get a Kia Picanto VR7 5-door 1.0 litre for more or less the same money and it packs a lot more kit. I bought one of these recently and posted it up on HUKD (see link below)...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kia-picanto-vr7-1-0-5-door-8995-possibly-400-less-1815774Although I do like the car, the mileage is nothing like as good as the official figures. I'm averaging about 57.5 mpg which isn't as good as my old Daihatsu Sirion or the wife's Aygo. From what I've read, the Citigo is much the same averaging about 55 mpg (see Carbuyer owners reviews). I sort of wish I'd hung on for the new Aygo which reputedly does 88 gm/km CO2 so the fuel efficiency must be pretty good.



The deal on the Skoda is the low monthly payment due to two things; 0% APR and a high GFV (after 42 months £4,221).
The Picanto has APR of 4.9% and a low GFV (after 36 months £3,765) so using finance it won't come close.

OP - great find for someone who wants a new car at a reasonable monthly rate.

It's a good price but i'd test drive the citigo extensively before committing - I know the up! has one countless awards (pretty much same car with the vw badge) but personally I found it an awful gutless drive. I had an aygo demonstrator for a few days some years back and that was miles better imho than the almost new citigo the local skoda dealer lent me recently whilst my monte carlo was in for work.

Great deal in my opinion
Heat

Not Apple cold!!!

Not apple... HOT!!!!

blowbrown

5000 miles pa is a bit low. Okay if you live in a city and don't drive a … 5000 miles pa is a bit low. Okay if you live in a city and don't drive a lot of long distances or commute far to work. If those are your circumstances then you are better off using the bus. Cold for me as a most folks will be hit with excess mileage charges on top.



I do about 6k/year these days, very few of those journeys would I be better off getting the Bus over paying £100/month (plus say another £30-40 for insurance/etc). I imagine the reason many only do 5k/year is that they do take the bus/tube/walk whenever possible. Moving right next to a town center and doing all those things certainly halved my mileage.

Good deal especially as it isn't the base model and 0% finance.

Is this the same car like the VW UP?

4711

Is this the same car like the VW UP?



Yes, and the Seat Mii. Great little cars, I'm a big fan.

I tried the Up, Its feels very sturdy and high quality, also roomy as quite wide. In comparison the Smart is very narrow.

Makes the Smart feel like a noisy toy car.

Joe90_guy

If you've got the cash, you could get a Kia Picanto VR7 5-door 1.0 litre … If you've got the cash, you could get a Kia Picanto VR7 5-door 1.0 litre for more or less the same money and it packs a lot more kit. I bought one of these recently and posted it up on HUKD (see link below)...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kia-picanto-vr7-1-0-5-door-8995-possibly-400-less-1815774Although I do like the car, the mileage is nothing like as good as the official figures. I'm averaging about 57.5 mpg which isn't as good as my old Daihatsu Sirion or the wife's Aygo. From what I've read, the Citigo is much the same averaging about 55 mpg (see Carbuyer owners reviews). I sort of wish I'd hung on for the new Aygo which reputedly does 88 gm/km CO2 so the fuel efficiency must be pretty good.



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simoncooperdog

Luckily I do less than 100 miles a week so this looks good.I wonder how … Luckily I do less than 100 miles a week so this looks good.I wonder how much it would be with a higher annual miles (say 7500 or 9000pa) - might not be too much more per month.



I'd save the additional money each month and pay it at the end of the contract if you go over.

simoncooperdog

Luckily I do less than 100 miles a week so this looks good.I wonder how … Luckily I do less than 100 miles a week so this looks good.I wonder how much it would be with a higher annual miles (say 7500 or 9000pa) - might not be too much more per month.



I'd save the additional money each month and pay it at the end of the contract if you go over.

Banned

pretty good looking motor.

Hammondhammond

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/toyota/aygo-2005


the Honest John numbers are a bit low. In real life, I'd get about 60 mpg from the Sirion and about 62 mpg from the lighter Aygo. Both cars have the same Daihatsu designed 3 cylinder 1.0 engine and it's a really cleverly designed piece of engineering. The same (but tweaked) engine is going into the new Aygo/C1/108.

if you live in the far north, the mileage to drive home would be enormous for a start............

bigbak

I'd save the additional money each month and pay it at the end of the … I'd save the additional money each month and pay it at the end of the contract if you go over.



Yeah I would too if only a thousand or so miles extra, often the excess mileage costs very little at the end compared to if you opt for more mileage allowance in the first place, plus depending if you trade the car / give it back / etc there are plenty of options to avoid any extra costs. If 2000+ miles extra p/year then it it worth negotiating a different deal. Also worth knowing that you can usually change the mileage allowance during the contract if you find you are going way over and looking at getting costly.

It's a shame they don't make cars with LPG to start off with, but then again apparently it's costs less than £1000 to convert and you get almost half price fuel.

What does this mean? "Guaranteed Future Value based on 5,000 mpa £4,221". Do I need to make a one-off payment and buy the car after 42 months?

bensliu

What does this mean? "Guaranteed Future Value based on 5,000 mpa £4,221". … What does this mean? "Guaranteed Future Value based on 5,000 mpa £4,221". Do I need to make a one-off payment and buy the car after 42 months?



If you want to own the car at the end of the contract you will have to pay the remaining payment - yes probably £4,221, or you could re-finance the lease, or trade at a dealership etc etc

daverc2000

Not Apple cold!!!


paperdragon

Not apple... HOT!!!!



Not gold plated either way

I'm not sure if it is hot. I paid £8000 for a car 7 Years ago (Astra 1.6 @ 1year old) and have done 125,000 miles (138k total). Seems a better deal? What's the advantages of this over buying one?

vmistery

I'm not sure if it is hot. I paid £8000 for a car 7 Years ago (Astra 1.6 … I'm not sure if it is hot. I paid £8000 for a car 7 Years ago (Astra 1.6 @ 1year old) and have done 125,000 miles (138k total). Seems a better deal? What's the advantages of this over buying one?



The advantage over buying one is the fact that it's a low depost, extremely low monthly payments and you can chop it in at the end of the agreement having had 42 months of very cheap motoring. If you were to buy one outright i'm pretty sure after 42 months it wouldn't be worth anywhere near £4222 (the remaining 'buy' finance) so would then be the ideal time to change anyway, so unless you intended to keep it for a good few year more the finance deal makes sense and works out a good solution

freebiehunter

The advantage over buying one is the fact that it's a low depost, … The advantage over buying one is the fact that it's a low depost, extremely low monthly payments and you can chop it in at the end of the agreement having had 42 months of very cheap motoring. If you were to buy one outright i'm pretty sure after 42 months it wouldn't be worth anywhere near £4222 (the remaining 'buy' finance) so would then be the ideal time to change anyway, so unless you intended to keep it for a good few year more the finance deal makes sense and works out a good solution


Possibly. But if your doing that kind of low millage why get a new car?

vmistery

I'm not sure if it is hot. I paid £8000 for a car 7 Years ago (Astra 1.6 … I'm not sure if it is hot. I paid £8000 for a car 7 Years ago (Astra 1.6 @ 1year old) and have done 125,000 miles (138k total). Seems a better deal? What's the advantages of this over buying one?



Gotta ask, doing those miles any reason you didn't buy a diesel?

vmistery

Possibly. But if your doing that kind of low millage why get a new car?



Warranty, newer tech / safety, peace of mind. Lots of reasons people like new cars. I only do @ 8000 miles p/year but I like to change my car every couple of years

vmistery

I'm not sure if it is hot. I paid £8000 for a car 7 Years ago (Astra 1.6 … I'm not sure if it is hot. I paid £8000 for a car 7 Years ago (Astra 1.6 @ 1year old) and have done 125,000 miles (138k total). Seems a better deal? What's the advantages of this over buying one?



If you'd invested the £8000 wisely, what would it be worth today. Having a low deposit and paying in arrears at 0% can be very cost effective and allow you to invest the money you otherwise have locked up in the car.

oddballjamie

Gotta ask, doing those miles any reason you didn't buy a diesel?


Funny that actually, when I bought it I was only doing a low mileage, typically as soon as I got it I got offered a job further away. My next car will likely be but I am just waiting for this to die which it just refuses to.

ro53ben

If you'd invested the £8000 wisely, what would it be worth today. Having … If you'd invested the £8000 wisely, what would it be worth today. Having a low deposit and paying in arrears at 0% can be very cost effective and allow you to invest the money you otherwise have locked up in the car.



you could say that about getting one on finance then too which is what I did.


freebiehunter

Warranty, newer tech / safety, peace of mind. Lots of reasons people … Warranty, newer tech / safety, peace of mind. Lots of reasons people like new cars. I only do @ 8000 miles p/year but I like to change my car every couple of years



Cars do not change that much every 2 years. I'd say most are excuses because people want new cars (which is fair enough).

vmistery

you could say that about getting one on finance then too which is what I … you could say that about getting one on finance then too which is what I did.



You could, but likely your deposit and interest rate negated any significant gain on your investment.

vmistery

you could say that about getting one on finance then too which is what I … you could say that about getting one on finance then too which is what I did. Cars do not change that much every 2 years. I'd say most are excuses because people want new cars (which is fair enough).



At the end of the day the deal posted is an extremely good 0% finance deal on a new car and it's hard to argue against it

vmistery

Funny that actually, when I bought it I was only doing a low mileage, … Funny that actually, when I bought it I was only doing a low mileage, typically as soon as I got it I got offered a job further away. My next car will likely be but I am just waiting for this to die which it just refuses to.



I was the opposite way with a diesel previously, my mileage dropped by about 75% and it slowly killed it, I traded it in for an Astra 1.8 in 2010 which although not great on fuel has been the most reliable car I've owned.

vmistery

Cars do not change that much every 2 years. I'd say most are excuses … Cars do not change that much every 2 years. I'd say most are excuses because people want new cars (which is fair enough).



Cars don't change a huge amount in two years but life can, I bought a brand new three door a few years back, which although I can't fault it, sometimes I wish it had two extra doors for getting the little one in and out.

However I bought the car to keep long-term and not fall into the trading every two year trap. If I wanted to do that I would just lease.
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