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Unbelievable contract hire deals available on Nissan Leaf Via What Car Magazine
Unbelievable contract hire deals available on Nissan Leaf Via What Car Magazine

Unbelievable contract hire deals available on Nissan Leaf Via What Car Magazine

I posted my last Leaf deal 3 yrs ago, 40,000+ miles later and I've no regrets. Yes, I know the limited range of EVs isn't ideal for everyone, but for people like us who do 30+ miles of school run every day they're a godsend.

Anyway, as the old one's due to go back I looked into replacing like with like, and was astounded by the deals I was offered.

The Acenta, based on 15,000 miles is 170.36 per month on a 3+23 basis, so 4429.36 over term, £42.59 per week. These prices include VAT.

The Tekna on the same terms is £200.45, so £50.11 per week.

If you're happy with a Visia, or expect to do fewer miles you'll pay considerably less. I'm presently torn between the two options above, I'm hankering for the Tekna, but it's still effectively a £ per day for a bit of flash trim and a slightly better stereo.

On the deals I've listed servicing is silly cheap, you should get to 30,000 miles on the first set of tyres too.

14/1/17 EDITED TO ADD:

A lot of people are messaging me and commenting to say "I can't see these prices on What Car's website". I didn't either, I enquired for a 3yr term and my local dealership (Smiths Peterborough) got back to me to tell me the two year terms were actually cheaper. Something to do with residual values. I'm guessing it's easier for them to sell a 2yr old car with warranty left than a 3yr old one, maybe?

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Original Poster

http://www.fovargue.com/leaf.JPG

Forgot to mention these prices are based on a flat paint finish. Metallic paint is ~£20 per month extra, didn't seem to make enough sense to worry about to me.

Banned

Doesnt seem cheap mate, people were getting Golf R for that money not long back

Original Poster

Want to know how much I've spent on fuel this last 40 odd thousand miles?

£zero.

Granted, the electricity bills aren't what they were, but it's way cheaper all told. Some people buy a Leaf and end up paying £100 per month just for the batteries. These prices are genuinely great, but each to their own. This deal has zero appeal to anyone who'd pick a Golf R, I know that.

interested but the link appears to be broken?

Original Poster

That'll be mods meddling. Go to the What Car website and find their leasing deals.

Link not working!

My car is free to run too, its powered by my own sense of self satisfaction a bit like a vegan.

Roughly how much would the electricity cost for say 100 miles?

yus786

Roughly how much would the electricity cost for say 100 miles?


Electricity for 100miles is roughly £2-2.50 depending on your electric tariff

Original Poster

This is the 30kW model. It depends how you charge it.

I'm not sure what a domestic tarrif is, ~15p per kW? I'd guess you're looking at a fiver tops for 100+ miles. Say £50 max for 1000 miles, vs the Golf R which burns through the best part of £200 every thousand miles.

If you've cheap night rate electricity you'll potentially pay less.
Edited by: "Fogg1969" 10th Jan

the 30kw should give around 150/160 miles per charge real world , so my limited research tells me. Anyone have one and can share their views ?

Fogg1969

This deal has zero appeal to anyone who'd pick a Golf R, I know that.



Not necessarily. I'm a petrol head, I sold my Fiesta ST 2 years ago. Leased a Leaf, saved myself about £130 a month in petrol electricity bill went down because I moved to economy 7 electricity at 4 pence per kw and started using delayed start to do washing and dishwasher at night.

Then I used the money from selling the ST to buy another fun car for the weekend :-D

A very satisfied Leaf owner and my night electricity rate is 5p per kW and I average 4.6 miles per kW so just over a penny a mile.
I have done 25000 miles in 21 months and would never go back to an internal combustion engined car, admittedly longer journeys take more time due to recharging (30 minutes to recharge) but this will disappear as batteries get larger in the next couple of years allowing 200 to 300 mile range.
Like it or not this is the future people.

Fogg1969

This is the 30kW model. It depends how you charge it. I'm not sure what … This is the 30kW model. It depends how you charge it. I'm not sure what a domestic tarrif is, ~15p per kW? I'd guess you're looking at a fiver tops for 100+ miles. Say £50 max for 1000 miles, vs the Golf R which burns through the best part of £200 every thousand miles.If you've cheap night rate electricity you'll potentially pay less.


Yup, my running costs are about 1 to 1.5 pence per mile in electricity charging on economy 7.

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Fogg1969

I posted my last Leaf deal 3 yrs ago, 40,000+ miles later and I've … I posted my last Leaf deal 3 yrs ago, 40,000+ miles later and I've no regrets. Yes, I know the limited range of EVs isn't ideal for everyone, but for people like us who do 30+ miles of school run every day they're a godsend.Anyway, as the old one's due to go back I looked into replacing like with like, and was astounded by the deals I was offered. The Acenta, based on 15,000 miles is 170.36 per month on a 3+23 basis, so 4429.36 over term, £42.59 per week. These prices include VAT.The Tekna on the same terms is £200.45, so £50.11 per week.If you're happy with a Visia, or expect to do fewer miles you'll pay considerably less. I'm presently torn between the two options above, I'm hankering for the Tekna, but it's still effectively a £ per day for a bit of flash trim and a slightly better stereo.On the deals I've listed servicing is silly cheap, you should get to 30,000 miles on the first set of tyres too.



"for people like us who do 30+ miles of school run every day they're a godsend".
Gosh, how many kids do you have? And are they all at schools in different counties? No wish to be rude, but I really don't understand.
Edited by: "Zontes" 10th Jan

Original Poster

I live in the middle of nowhere. The school's only 8 miles away, but it incurs two round trips per day.

Full story: There is a closer school but it was on special measures, and we were fussy.

rozed

A very satisfied Leaf owner and my night electricity rate is 5p per kW … A very satisfied Leaf owner and my night electricity rate is 5p per kW and I average 4.6 miles per kW so just over a penny a mile.I have done 25000 miles in 21 months and would never go back to an internal combustion engined car, admittedly longer journeys take more time due to recharging (30 minutes to recharge) but this will disappear as batteries get larger in the next couple of years allowing 200 to 300 mile range.Like it or not this is the future peop[quote=rozed]A very satisfied Leaf owner and my night electricity rate is 5p per kW and I average 4.6 miles per kW so just over a penny a mile.I have done 25000 miles in 21 months and would never go back to an internal combustion engined car, admittedly longer journeys take more time due to recharging (30 minutes to recharge) but this will disappear as batteries get larger in the next couple of years allowing 200 to 300 mile range.Like it or not this is the future people.



Renault zoe already have 25o mile range

autoexpress.co.uk/ren…nge

I have a leaf and it's a great car. saved me lots of cash and that's what this site is all about !!!
hot deal.

I had a quote in a dealer today for anyone with comparison
they offer 3 year pcp and 3 year hc
there was a free home charger installation and free 6 months charging club included too
(do the contracts above include thoses ?)

If I went down pcp route they were doing a dealer contribution to on top of government grant

on a Tekna 5dr Auto 30kw with metallic paint
Cash price £26765 after discounts and £4k deposit
based on 6000 miles
36 monthly £213.97
Final payment (minimum GFV £12829.27)


contract hire
£2025.02 deposit (12 payments)

£156.79 per month based on 6000 per annum
8p per mile over 6000


was looking for one few days ago and could find any decent deals the best i got was £280 a month for tekna 30kw so went and bought a petrol car. gutted... not meant to be. hot deal

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mrwhitelabel

I had a quote in a dealer today for anyone with comparisonthey offer 3 … I had a quote in a dealer today for anyone with comparisonthey offer 3 year pcp and 3 year hc



The dealer I spoke to said 2yr contract hire was coming out £20 per month cheaper than 3yr.

It might be worth asking for a requote over a shorter term. The guy I was talking to said there'd been a big fall recently, something to do with the residual values being reassesed. He said all Leafs contracts have typically dropped by ~£40 per month.

rozed

A very satisfied Leaf owner and my night electricity rate is 5p per kW … A very satisfied Leaf owner and my night electricity rate is 5p per kW and I average 4.6 miles per kW so just over a penny a mile.I have done 25000 miles in 21 months and would never go back to an internal combustion engined car, admittedly longer journeys take more time due to recharging (30 minutes to recharge) but this will disappear as batteries get larger in the next couple of years allowing 200 to 300 mile range.Like it or not this is the future people.



People always seem to mention the Back to the Future time machine when people post about a deal that has gone and passed.

Here we have the exact opposite. A prediction for the future when inevitably oil runs out. Not going to be in anyone who is reading this today's lifetime even if a baby has learnt to read.

I think I may have an answer as to why are roads are massively congested -

"I posted my last Leaf deal 3 yrs ago, 40,000+ miles later and I've no regrets. Yes, I know the limited range of EVs isn't ideal for everyone, but for people like us who do 30+ miles of school run every day they're a godsend."

How many children and how far you choose to live away from a school is entirely your choice. Thanks for clogging the roads up. But on the + your car isn't that polluting and saves you from contributing to the upkeep of the roads via emissions tax. Even though you get a lot of use out of the roads!

"Unbelievable" - slight exaggeration there as it's entirely believable and available unlike the many phantom deals on here

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KareemSaid

Thanks for clogging the roads up.



This is us having a family street party on the Golden Jubilee.

http://www.fovargue.com/streetparty.jpg

Believe me, I don't clog roads up. As I said, I live in the middle of nowhere.

Electric cars cost in the region of 1-2p per mile to run, compared to 9p for my 1.6 diesel. Make sure you do a few calculations based on your annual mileage and see if it's worth it!

E.g at 10,000 miles per year you'd save roughly £700 on fuel costs, which might be quite hard to justify the extra expense of the electric car (and limited range) for most people.

kWh!!!! it's a unit of energy not power!

Please bare in mind of we all go and buy these the lights will go off and you're not zero emissions, it's zero tail pipe emissions! You're still killing the world by burning gas. You can save cash, but not the environment. This is the short term future, it's not green and it's not sustainable. Synthesised Bio fuels are the long term future.

Original Poster

Just looking at the thread I posted back in the day.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zero-emmission-contract-hire-cheaper-than-might-think-8700-3yrs-via-what-car-magazine-1813612

That was £8700 for three years, for a base model at 10k miles pa. So, £2900 per year.

This is for the better specified Acenta, it averages out at £2215 per annum with 50% more allowable miles.

Perhaps it is believable, but I'd anticiapted a higher costing.

dannyboy007

Renault zoe already have 25o mile range

autoexpress.co.uk/ren…nge

180 mile real range but definitely getting there

KareemSaid

People always seem to mention the Back to the Future time machine when … People always seem to mention the Back to the Future time machine when people post about a deal that has gone and passed. Here we have the exact opposite. A prediction for the future when inevitably oil runs out. Not going to be in anyone who is reading this today's lifetime even if a baby has learnt to read.I think I may have an answer as to why are roads are massively congested - "I posted my last Leaf deal 3 yrs ago, 40,000+ miles later and I've no regrets. Yes, I know the limited range of EVs isn't ideal for everyone, but for people like us who do 30+ miles of school run every day they're a godsend."How many children and how far you choose to live away from a school is entirely your choice. Thanks for clogging the roads up. But on the + your car isn't that polluting and saves you from contributing to the upkeep of the roads via emissions tax. Even though you get a lot of use out of the roads!"Unbelievable" - slight exaggeration there as it's entirely believable and available unlike the many phantom deals on here




what could happen in our lifetimes though is a ban on diesel for cars and an even higher tax on petrol....

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jimbob86

Please bare in mind of we all go and buy these the lights will go off and … Please bare in mind of we all go and buy these the lights will go off and you're not zero emissions, it's zero tail pipe emissions! You're still killing the world by burning gas. You can save cash, but not the environment. This is the short term future, it's not green and it's not sustainable. Synthesised Bio fuels are the long term future.



Electricity can be generated cleanly, hydro / pv / wind turbines etc. These cars don't fill cities with particulates and CO2. They are green, and they are better for the planet than cars employing ICE.

Not that I'm a hippy. I'm a tightwad.
Edited by: "Fogg1969" 10th Jan

These were cheaper in 2015/2016, they were trying to sell me one for £99 a month when I got my X-Trail.

Original Poster

The_Hoff

These were cheaper in 2015/2016, they were trying to sell me one for £99 … These were cheaper in 2015/2016, they were trying to sell me one for £99 a month when I got my X-Trail.



That must've been a FLEX lease purchase arrangement with the batteries available on a separate rental?

My comparison works out at.
Leaf daily commute 50 miles x 1.2p per mile = 60p. x 5 = £3.00
Focus 1.0 ecotec 50 miles x 1 gallon petrol = £5.20 x 5 = £26.00
Also free charging on weekends if you know where to look when out and about but no free fuel for a petrol car so another £5 saved.
Looking at a minimum of £1200 pa saved on fuel alone + cheaper servicing and free parking in certain locations

dannyboy007

Renault zoe already have 25o mile range … Renault zoe already have 25o mile range http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/renault/zoe/97213/updated-renault-zoe-on-sale-now-with-250-mile-range



But have you seen what Renault want in battery lease costs.. For my circumstances its borderline as to if its cheaper to keep my diesel car than buy a Zoe .

Getting one for the missus my current one is due to go back.

Only done 6000 miles in 2 years guessing about £250 in electric

Beats many a car off the lights

jimbob86

kWh!!!! it's a unit of energy not power! Please bare in mind of we all go … kWh!!!! it's a unit of energy not power! Please bare in mind of we all go and buy these the lights will go off and you're not zero emissions, it's zero tail pipe emissions! You're still killing the world by burning gas. You can save cash, but not the environment. This is the short term future, it's not green and it's not sustainable. Synthesised Bio fuels are the long term future.


My house generated 3.5MW of electricity last year. If I had an electric car how much gas would I burn charging it 117 times?

Fogg1969

This deal has zero appeal to anyone who'd pick a Golf R, I know that.



Not true. We have a Golf R AND a Nissan Leaf.

This is a great deal. Both our cars are nearly due up so this came at a good time for me!

There are some very good deals there. For some reason adding the 6.6kw charger adds a lot to the cost. Thus I would recommend getting the 30KWH accenta or tekna.
I am on my second leaf, 60,000 miles with not a single problem. I cant really see myself going back to petrol.

That's a cracking deal! I have a Renault Zoe and love it. My 2 year PCP is up in June and hoping that there'll still be some good deals around then.

chrisst170

I'm a petrol head, I sold my Fiesta ST 2 years ago.


I'd like to nominate this for Comment of the Year. Comedy at its highest standards. Bravo.
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