Best cars for under £150 per month

Great value lease deals let you drive away in a new car for under £5 per day: these are the best cars for under £150

BuyaCar team
Jun 30, 2018

Can brand new cars really be cheaper than used models? The cars below certainly make a strong case for the claim.

At the time of writing, they were all available for £150 a month on a lease agreement - a long term rental, which ends in the car being returned.

Each deal requires an initial payment, which can be the equivalent of three to twelve monthly payments. Mileage limits apply and you’ll be charged for exceeding these, or for excess damage, when you return the car.

Renault Clio 0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique Nav

With an efficient but nippy petrol engine and in well-equipped Dynamique Nav trim, this version of the Clio is remarkably good value for money for around £150 per month.

An upgraded stereo, sat-nav and alloy wheels are included as part of the standard specification, and the Clio’s design looks modern, even though it has been on sale for five years.

It’s not up to the very latest standards in comfort and cornering, like the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo but you’d be pushed to find those for the same price.

 

Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S

It’s hard to imagine how a small car could be more practical than the Honda Jazz. The boot’s enormous and there’s plenty of space in the back, where the rear seat cushions can fold up - like cinema seats - to create more storage space in the footwells.

An updated model has been announced, with some minor updates, which has brought lease prices down for the outgoing version, even though it’s little different to the newer one.

Light controls make the Jazz easy to drive, but it isn’t very involving, so not the car to choose for excitement, but if you’re looking for the biggest small car you can find, then the Jazz is unbeatable - particularly when it comes to price.

 

Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Feel

One of the most relaxing small cars to drive, the Citroen C3 is designed to calm, with armchair-like seats, cushioned suspension to absorb pothole jolts and light steering.

Excellent fuel economy and a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both features of the 1.2-litre Feel model, which is extremely cheap for a modern car.

Although space in the rear seats is limited, compared with other small cars such as the Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo, the boot is a decent size.

 

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi

£150 per month can put you behind the wheel of a new Vauxhall Corsa which, in SRi specification is loaded with standard equipment, including touchscreen with digital radio, air conditioning, parking sensors, sports seats, automatic headlights and wipers, a heated steering wheel and heated seats.

It’s still a good all-round car, with a comfortable ride, spacious interior and stability in corners so, for the price, you can overlook the more modern interiors of the rival Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.

 

Smart ForTwo 1.0 Passion

Mercedes’ small car brand offers one of the smallest models on the market with the ForTwo, enabling it to fit into the tightest of parking spaces and the narrowest of gaps in traffic.

That does leave a limited amount of space for its occupants, but the Smart uses it well, providing plenty of legroom for two adults and enough boot capacity for a weekly shop.

It may not be particularly nimble or quick outside of town, but if you rarely leave the city, it may be the perfect car for you.

 

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