Fancy a top-of-the range Jaguar, opulent Range Rover or a sporty new Porsche Cayman?
Don’t we all? But the reality is that such cars aren’t in reach of everyone, at least not without a big deposit, monthly finance payment and a substantial lump sump at the end.
British car buyers have become accustomed to buying cars on PCPs, which are designed to keep monthly payments at relatively affordable levels, but there is another way…
And Britain’s brightest new car magazine is leading that way with a host of features, tips and advice aimed at giving car buyers the confidence to burst the PCP bubble.
Bargain Cars is a new monthly publication from Kelsey Media, publishers of Britain’s oldest car magazine – Car Mechanics. In association with CM, Bargain Cars will focus on the buying and owning experience of high quality used cars and modern classics, from 1990 onwards.
“With so many people keeping an eye on the pennies at the moment, the popularity of modern classics and premium used cars has really started to rise,” said Phil Weeden, Kelsey Media’s Chief Operations Officer. “Bargain Cars is all about beating the system. Owning desirable, aspirational and fun-to-drive models that don’t cost the earth to buy or run, yet have a huge following from enthusiasts and loads of specialist support.”
The launch issue of Bargain Cars, on sale next month, will feature modern classics as diverse as the Mercedes R129 SL, BMW E39 5-Series, Jaguar XF and Mazda MX-5, all of which have a strong following from fans and marque specialists.
The magazine will be edited by former Car Mechanics editor Peter Simpson, with support from well-known expert automotive writers.
Here are the Bargain Cars top PCP-busters:
- BMW 3-Series 320i M-Sport
- Deposit: £4,519 320i/£399pcm
- 2007 BMW 330i M-Sport – £4,500 with no more to pay
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class A180 SE
- Deposit: £2,000/£299pcm
- 2005 Mercedes-Benz C 320 Kompressor Sport Coupe – £1,995 with no more to pay
- Porsche 718 Cayman
- Deposit: £8000/£499pcm
- 2006 Porsche 987 Boxster, £7,995 and no more to pay
- Audi TT FSI
- Deposit: £4500/£349pcm
- 2004 Audi TT 3.2 V6 Quattro, £4,495 and no more to pay
- Jaguar XF 3.0d SE
- Deposit: £4999/£433pcm
- 2009 Jaguar XF XF S Premium Luxury 2.7d, £4,899 and no more to pay
- Ford Fiesta ST
- Deposit: £2034/£319pcm
- 2005 Ford Focus ST 170 £1,795 and no more to pay
- Mazda MX-5
- Deposit: £3712/£309pcm
- 1990 Mazda MX-5, fully restored, £3,995 and no more to pay
- Volvo V60 B3
- Deposit: £3087/£329pcm
- 2002 Volvo V70 R T5, immaculate condition, £2,995 and no more to pay
- Fiat 500 Rockstar
- Deposit: £1,500/£215pcm
- 2006 Fiat Panda 100hp, £1,595 and no more to pay
- Range Rover Sport HSE
- Deposit: £10,839/£699pcm
- 2010 Range Rover Vogue L322 3.6, £10,995 and no more to pay
NB – all finance figures quoted correct at 30/09/2020, and all used examples quoted for sale on autotrader.co.uk on the same date