Honda CR-V: extensive choice and all-road capability

May 2nd, 2013

One of the first things you will notice if you are considering leasing new Honda CR-V models is the generous level of equipment offered as standard. This has long been a feature of Japanese cars. It was perhaps originally thought of as a way to sell otherwise less desirable models, but with modern Japanese build quality and styling it is now simply a bonus when buying these cars. The standard S model includes features that are options on many more expensive cars. These include things such as 17″ alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, electric mirrors and a host of safety features.  Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Passat: delivering an accomplished motoring experience

May 2nd, 2013

There is so much buzz about little city cars and alternatively fuelled vehicles that you could be forgiven for thinking that the full-size saloon car is a thing of the past. This is not so and the sector is in fact still one of the most hotly contested. If you are considering leasing new Volkswagen Passat models, for example, you will find a very accomplished car which takes on offerings such as Ford’s Mondeo head on. Volkswagen says the Passat represents dynamic innovation and with the latest models, the Passat certainly delivers.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Mondeo: one not to be overlooked

May 2nd, 2013

The Mondeo has been around so long that it is easy to overlook just how good a car this really is. Make no mistake, though, leasing new Ford Mondeo models is a very good proposition in this sector. Ford has long dominated the full-size saloon market and it has even come to be known as the “Mondeo sector”. When you are leasing new Ford Mondeo cars, you know that you are in very good company indeed. The range starts with the Mondeo Graphite, which is an exceptionally well-specified car for an entry-level model. This car has 17″ alloy wheels, air conditioning, front fog lights, MP3 CD player, Bluetooth voice control and leather steering wheel.  Read the rest of this entry »

BMW 5 Series: continual improvement key to its continued success

May 1st, 2013

If you are thinking about leasing new BMW 5 Series models, you will probably already know that some critics have called it the best car in the world. There can be no higher accolade. Although there are many faster cars, bigger cars, more luxurious cars, more expensive cars and probably more fun cars, it is said that no car quite brings all of these elements together so well into a fantastic blend. The BMW 5 series has been around for a long time, but BMW never rests on its laurels and is constantly updating and improving what is already a winning formula.  Read the rest of this entry »

Vauxhall Insignia: winning the hearts and minds of the UK car buyer

May 1st, 2013

When you are considering leasing new Vauxhall Insignia models, you are looking at a car which is built to compete in a hugely competitive sector, going up against the likes of Ford’s Mondeo and Volkswagen’s Passat. This is a car that can trace its heritage directly back through the Cavalier and Vectra models and in that time Vauxhall has learned a thing or two about building full-size saloons for the UK marketplace. The Insignia is offered in four-door saloon, five-door hatch or Sports Tourer formats and as such has something to suit most preferences.  Read the rest of this entry »

Renault Clio: stylish, fun and extremely capable

May 1st, 2013

Some cars manage to define their niche and it could be said that leasing new Renault Clio models will see you driving one such car. This French hatchback takes on the likes of the Golf, but while the German car comes with solid engineering and build quality, the Clio emphasises fun and style, or ‘va va voom’ as Renault would have it. Being stylish and good fun does not mean that the Clio is not a thoroughly capable motor car, though. And the Clio is more than a match for its rivals in all areas.  Read the rest of this entry »

Audi TT: just Too Tempting

April 30th, 2013

Can you get too much of a good thing? There are some who say that the TT is just too good-looking and leasing new Audi TT models means spending hours on your personal grooming just to match the car’s style. This is certainly a beautiful car but don’t be fooled — there is more than enough substance to go with all that style. This is a car that goes up against the likes of the BMW Z4, Mercedes SLK and Porsche Boxster and matches them. If you are considering leasing new Audi TT models you have to choose between two body styles: the hard-top Coupe and the drop-top Roadster. That seems perfectly simple but you are not finished yet.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ford C-MAX: a truly competitive compact

April 30th, 2013

The compact MPV market is extremely competitive, with customers demanding space, practicality and adaptability, along with some style and decent performance. If you are considering leasing new Ford C-MAX models you will find that Ford has delivered all of this and more. The Ford C-MAX is a car designed to cope with all the demands of family life, being a load carrier, people carrier, commuter car and child-friendly vehicle. It is a difficult thing to get right but those leasing new Ford C-MAX cars soon see that Ford has pulled it off nicely.  Read the rest of this entry »

BMW 1 Series: offering up something for everyone

April 30th, 2013

Drivers who are considering leasing new BMW 1 Series models will be looking at a mini BMW rather than BMW’s Mini. The car shares the same underpinnings as the retro-styled Mini but comes in a more contemporary wrapping. Originally, the look of the BMW 1 Series was somewhat controversial, with some people doubting the aesthetics of the model. It has stuck around, though and passed the test of time and now looks more classic than ever.  Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota iQ: stylish city motoring

April 25th, 2013

Perhaps Toyota called their latest little city car the iQ because they thought it was a clever car. They would be right. If you are thinking of leasing new Toyota iQ models you will find a smart little car that delivers all of the frugal, zippy and easy-to-manoeuvre features that you expect of a car in this class. But it does so with an air of fun that has been missing from Toyota for too long.  Read the rest of this entry »