New car sales
There s nothing quite like the thrill of driving a brand new car, whatever vehicle you choose – but there are important things to consider before handing over your hard-earned cash and putting those first few miles on the clock.
When you re looking for a brand new car, we want to show you as many car leasing companies as possible, so you can find the right deal for you. We can t promise to show you every single company, because some don t want to be included on comparison websites. MoneySuperMarket doesn’t offer a comparison service for this type of product but we have compiled a list below of insurers who can help.
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Car-Finance.net can help you get the vehicle you want, at a price you can afford. Source your new car from any UK dealer or browse Car-Finance.net’s constantly changing special offers. Pick from their flexible and competitive car finance options, including low deposit deals. Drop Car-Finance.net a line today and let them help you with your next new car purchase.
Carlease UK offer competitive business and personal car leasing deals on a number of different vehicles. Enjoy free delivery or collection across the UK. Carlease UK is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the BVRLA.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 420i SE (Business Media) from 249.99 + VAT per month. Initial rental 1,499.94 + VAT, 10,000 miles per annum allowance. Terms and conditions apply.
Plan was established in 1998; their website gives instant online quotes on a wide range of vehicles and they offer honest, impartial advice. Enjoy free delivery and collection of your vehicle across the UK. Plan is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the BVRLA.
Smart Forfour Hatchback 1.0 Prime Premium 5dr from 103.85 + VAT per month. Initial payment of 623.10 + VAT with 10,000 miles per annum allowance. Terms and conditions apply.
Best Car Leasing Deals
Best Car Leasing Deals offer a wide range of bespoke vehicle leasing deals for both business and personal use. Variable initial rentals and mileages are available and you can receive free delivery and collection of your vehicle across the UK. Best Car Leasing Deals is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the BVRLA.
Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback A180d SE 5dr from 169.99 + VAT per month. Business contract hire. Initial payment of 1,529 + VAT with 10,000 miles per annum allowance. Terms and conditions apply.
New car pros
Buying a brand new car has several advantages over opting for a used vehicle.
First and foremost, provided you re prepared to be a little patient, you should be able to order a car that fits your personal specification – so if you re after a particular colour, a specific kind of upholstery or a selection of snazzy mod cons, it s likely you ll get them.
Just be careful not to go overboard with personalising your vehicle if you ll be selling it later down the line – touches that are to your taste might not be to other people s, and could affect the desirability of your car when you re looking for a buyer.
New cars also come with practical plus points: for a start, your vehicle won t need an MOT for the first three years it s on the road. New cars also tend to be more fuel efficient than older vehicles, so the likelihood is the running cost of your car will be lower than you re used to.
New vehicles also tend to be more environmentally-friendly than older cars, which could see you save money on vehicle tax. This is now calculated based on CO2 emissions, with some vehicles entirely exempt from tax, others liable for as little as 20 a year and some attracting annual charges of up to 500.
Finally, you d expect a brand new car to be in perfect working order for a number of years after purchase – so servicing and maintenance costs should be low. You may also find a brand new vehicle comes with a certain number of services included, or a warranty that will cover certain repairs for up to five years.
Some car manufacturers will also throw in other money-saving extras when you purchase a new car, such as a year s free insurance or breakdown cover.
New car cons
The biggest – and most expensive – disadvantage of buying a new car is the dreaded d word: depreciation.
You ve probably heard it said that some cars lose thousands of pounds in value the second you drive them off the forecourt – and while that s a dramatic way of saying it, the fact is that cars decrease in value at breakneck speed during the first year they re on the road. It s important to consider this before signing on the dotted line for your new motor.
The swift depreciation of new car values is of sufficient concern to some buyers that they purchase gap insurance.
Gap insurance is a product designed to insure the difference between the new purchase price of their vehicle and the potential used car value that might be attached to it by an insurer if it were stolen, destroyed or written off in an accident soon after purchase. While gap insurance is an extra expense, for certain motorists it provides peace of mind they are happy to pay for.
Finally, don t forget that having a brand new vehicle could mean you face higher insurance premiums than you might for a used vehicle with a similar specification. This is because new cars can be extra attractive to thieves, and might also be more expensive to repair in the event of an accident.
Get the best deal
Whether you re looking for new set of wheels or are after something second-hand, getting the best deal on car insurance – and other products such as gap insurance and breakdown cover – could save you hundreds of pounds.
MoneySuperMarket s car insurance comparison channel will help you to shop around for the best prices and products in minutes.