“Incredible new car deals are coming through daily”

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler’s latest purchase shows there are some fantastic car deals available right now

Opinion - car deals

We spend an inordinate amount of time checking out new-car deals here at Auto Express. Whether it’s as part of our review process – we know that more cars are bought on finance than any other way, so checking ‘the monthlies’ to see what it will cost you can sway an important test verdict – or just highlighting some of the great deals for our regular e-mail newsletters

Choosing the right car and the right deal for the latest addition to the Fowler fleet has taken a while – and timing is everything when it comes to saving cash. Our last car was leased – a Citroen C3 Aircross for just £140 a month over two years was too hard to resist.

But I think we’ve done even better this time around – as you can see from the picture above and the smile on my wife’s face. Our new Peugeot 2008 GT has a list price of £31,645 – which goes some way to explaining the Auto Express verdict on the car: fashionable and well built, but a little pricey compared to some rivals.

Yet at £187 a month with £1,683 down for 5,000 miles per year, all of a sudden it’s a fantastic car at an incredible price – a top-spec, automatic, super-stylish SUV for well under £200 a month. It didn’t take me long to sign up.

Sure, we had to wait a while for the car to arrive and in that time a facelifted model was revealed. But the newer car doesn’t look much different and, well, £187 per month! Peugeot prices have gone up since – as have everyone’s – but you can still order one for a shade over £200 a month.

If you’re willing to keep your options open, incredible deals are coming through almost daily – although some of them don’t last long. My pick of the moment is a Kia ProCeed, a sensational-looking car that’s made to look even better by a £185-a-month deal. Or a Volkswagen T-Roc for £219 a month. Or a Cupra Formentor for £250 a month. Whether you want an EV or ICE car, the deals are there, stock is improving and the cars are better than ever.

Click here for our guide on getting the best price on your next car...

Editor-in-chief

Steve Fowler has been editor-in-chief of Auto Express since 2011 and is responsible for all editorial content across the website and magazine. He has previously edited What Car?, Autocar and What Hi-Fi? and has been writing about cars for the best part of 30 years. 

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