Best new 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
Jan 30, 2019

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.

The best new cars for under £150 per month

Renault Clio TCe 75 Play

Used Renault Clio deals from £6,199
Finance from £98 per month

With an efficient, but hardly lightning-fast, petrol engine and in well-equipped Play 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, and there is a new one just around the corner.

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.
Renault Clio buying guide

Dacia Duster SCE 115 Essential

Used Dacia Duster deals from £6,995
Finance from £121 per month

Getting a new car of this size for this price, may seem impossible if you haven’t heard of Dacia. But the Romanian company, owned by Renault, really pushes the boundaries of just what cheap is.

£139 will get you a Dacia Duster Essential with the petrol engine. It’s a 1.6-litre unit with a 115PS output, and a 0-62mph time of 11.9 seconds. It’s not a quick car, by any means, but it’s relatively smooth and quiet and will do a job for buyers who aren’t bothered about getting anywhere in a hurry.
Dacia Duster buying guide

Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Feel

Used Citroen C3 deals from £8,388
Finance from £118 per month

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.
Citroen C3 buying guide

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi

Used Vauxhall Corsa deals from £5,099
Finance from £84 per month

£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.
Vauxhall Corsa buying guide

Volkswagen Move up!

Used Volkswagen up! deals from £4,795
Finance from £75 per month

The little up! may well be the cheapest car Volkswagen makes, but it still feels as well put together as a Polo.

Its miniscule size and light steering make it easy to manoeuvre in built-up cities. Choosing a Move up! model gets you air con, and a split rear seat. Although, your £150 will limit you to the 60PS 1.0-litre engine, which is fine around town, but not-so fine on the motorway.
Volkswagen up! buying guide

Smart ForTwo 1.0 Passion

Used Smart ForTwo deals from £5,480
Finance from £89 per month

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.
Smart ForTwo buying guide

        

     

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