Who is it best for?

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Who is it best for?

Leasing isnt for everyone, but because theres no option to buy its ideal for people who want to drive the latest models and make their budget stretch further.

Its also a low-risk way to borrow money because the lease company can simply recover the vehicle if you dont keep up your monthly payments.

Leasing is also a popular choice for people who are paid a car allowance by their employer rather than choosing a vehicle from the company fleet. Many lease companies also offer the option of adding a service and maintenance package wrapped into the monthly payment. This gives you even tighter control over your motoring costs.

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