A road trip down memory lane...
Taking a look back to our earliest memories, one thing was quite apparent... there certainly wasn't today’s flexible choice of vehicles being produced back then!
What vehicles could you expect to lease back in 1990? Well, as you'd find today, there were cars for the travelling reps, small families, business pool schemes and then more luxurious models for company execs, management and so forth. The 90's saw quite a variety of vehicles from Ford to Volkswagen, Vauxhall to Rover, and iconic models from BMW to Audi too.
However, manufacturers such as Nissan were opening up gateways to the Far East by releasing models such as the Primera, bringing their production to the UK. Across Europe, Renault introduced their new design Clio and Italy had the freshly designed Fiat Uno.
Each a popular car for motorists, it was down to Ford, Rover and Vauxhall to bear the title of the most popular leasing choices when we first began our long illustrious enterprise!
Based on a 3 year residual value lease, and 20,000 mile allowance, examples you could have leased were:
The Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 L, as new, for £299.69 per month
The Rover 414 SLi, for £328.25 per month
The Ford Granada 2.9 Scorpio 4/5 Door, for a wallet-busting £716.88 per month!
As you can see, vehicle leasing today has changed considerably, with a huge selection of makes and models now available, and prices that are far more affordable. Take the Granada for example, although a luxurious performance saloon back in 1990, paying those prices today would equate to £1,594.23 a month! That’s more than what is costs to lease the top of the range BMW 7 Series 760Li M Sport today!