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Just Add Fuel – The Perfect Answer To Buying A New Car

peugeot 107 interiorFor young drivers and people on low monthly incomes running a car can be frustratingly expensive. But now thanks to Peugeot’s ‘Just Add Fuel’ deal the costs are significantly reduced. The 3 year deal is ROAD TAX FREE and includes:
  • Free insurance
  • Free warranty
  • Free servicing
  • Free roadside assistance
The scheme has been around for a couple of years now but seems to be gathering momentum as more and more young people get to hear about it. Originally you had to be 25 and over to be eligible, but in 2012 the deal was extended to those aged 21 and over (though people aged 21 are restricted to driving the Peugeot 107 model only and there are other minimum age limits on the more powerful vehicles). But essentially, for one fixed monthly fee, anyone between the ages 21-75 can get to drive the following new Peugeot models with prices starting from as low as £140.00 per month (dependent on terms, conditions, mileage and location):
  • 107 3dr Sportium 1.0
  • 208 Access 1.0
  • 207cc Sport 1.6 VTi 120
  • 207SW Access 1.4 8v 75
  • 308 Access 1.4 VTi 98
  • 308SW Access 1.4 98
  • 308cc Access 1.6 VTi 120
  • 3008 Active 1.6 VTi 120
  • 5008 Active 1.6 VTi 120
  • 508 Access 1.6 VTi 120
The great thing about this deal is it can make buying and running a car extremely easy and affordable, and therefore ideal for young people new to the road. In fact the only thing you have to pay for is the fuel. Of course in these days of austerity the ‘Just Add Fuel’ deal will suit many pockets and not just those of the younger generation. When you consider you never have to worry about maintenance costs, road tax, breakdowns, MOT’s or insurance for three years this deal seems a great choice for any driver looking to save on costs. In effect what you are doing is consolidating five monthly motoring outgoings into one easy payment plan which can be very appealing to customers whatever their age. And the fact the fee is fixed means you won’t suddenly find yourself having to pay a bit more if/when your insurance goes up from year to year. Of course, it helps if you like Peugeot, but even if you don’t, it’s got to be worth putting up with to enjoy cheaper driving. The cars are new, too, which should appeal to those who are a bit unsure of the second-hand route. There are 2 ‘Just Add Fuel’ payment options to choose from:
  • Personal Finance Lease
  • Passport Programme
The Personal Finance Lease requires you to give the car back to Peugeot at the end of the 3 years with nothing more to pay (subject to mileage and any other conditions). The Passport Programme gives you the opportunity to eventually own your car when all repayments are made, though the monthly fee will be higher. You can apply for the 'Just Add Fuel' deal if you are aged between 21 and 75; have no driving convictions and a minimum of 2 years No Claims Discount.

About the author  ⁄ Mitch Wicking

Mitch lives and works aboard a beautiful narrow boat on a peaceful marina in the heart of England and enjoys investigating and reporting on Life's little wonders, but especially looks forward to the day when he can sing aloud with the pen when Arsenal finally win a trophy after far too many barren years. He has three sons in their 20s who are all far more intelligent than he (though all three do support Arsenal too!) and has a flurry of eager ducks and two swans he supports frequently courtesy of the £1 box of duck food he can purchase from the marina office.

2 Comments

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    April 22, 2013

    Great article Mitch. Just shows that there are some great deals out there in a recession. The Car manufacturers want to shift cars, so will come up with almost too good to be true schemes to get them on the road.
    They will withdraw this scheme as soon as they make enough sales, so get it while you can (if it suits you).

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      Mitch Wicking Author
      April 26, 2013

      Yes, good point Mark. As you say, it’s all down to whether such “deals” are right for each of us as individual consumers. As with any offer that may seem too good to be true, it’s always important to conduct your own research and check the small print to ensure it’s right for you. There may be other great schemes out there, so do let us know here at Consumer Checkpoint if you hear of anything. All the best.

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