Compact executive car: Audi A4
Just £4,800 could buy this classy and efficient Audi A4
Executive cars come in two sizes: compact and full-sized. The latter tend to depreciate especially heavily, which is why buying a larger exec can cost you less than a smaller model. Typical monthly repayments of £320-£500 mean a PCP deal would cost around £4,800 a year, and for that you can stretch to a 2006 example of Audi's A4 compact exec.
Go for a 2.0 TDI SE, and you'll get powered door mirrors and windows, climate control, remote central locking, 16-inch alloys and heated washer jets. The S line adds a multifunction steering wheel and sports suspension.
2005 BMW 320d: With class-leading driving dynamics and excellent build quality, the 3 Series is extremely desirable, although it's hardly an exclusive choice.
2006 Lexus GS 450h: A leftfield option, but the hybrid GS is reliable and well equipped. Even so, it's a bit dull to drive.
Best used PCP alternatives:
- 1IntroductionPersonal Contract Purchasing is more popular than ever, but we show which used cars you can buy with a year's worth of PCP payments
- 2City car/supermini: SEAT IbizaWe found a 1.4 Sport model of the popular Polo-based supermini for just £2,100
- 3Compact family car: Vauxhall AstraA practical choice, you can pick up a Vauxhall Astra for £3,000 without too much trouble
- 4Compact executive car: Audi A4 - currently readingJust £4,800 could buy this classy and efficient Audi A4
- 5SUV/Crossover: Toyota RAV4The spacious and capable Toyota RAV4 could be yours for around £4,800, making it a compelling buy
- 6MPV: Ford GalaxyHugely spacious yet pretty fun to drive, the Ford Galaxy looks like great value at £4,200
- 7Sports car: Mazda MX-5For a bit of drop-top fun, nothing beats a Mazda MX-5 - and one could be yours for just £4,200