We needed a new family car quickly! Knowing we would need a new one in 2 years time we decided to lease one! First Vehicle finance was recommended to us by a friend and the recommendation was spot on! What amazing service and we got our new Audi Q5 at an even higher spec than we expected! Awesome !
First Vehicle Finance Ltd and David Linsdell (our Account Manager) have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. We needed a new pool car for our business and selected a Smart car. We received 3 quotes from lease hire companies (2 were on our network preferred supplier list) and First Vehicle had the best quote; significantly cheaper monthly costs, more choice of model and the best delivery date. The whole process has been efficient and extremely professional and we have been very impressed with the personal attention to detail displayed by David and First Vehicle. I would sincerely recommend them as the Vehicle Lease company of choice, and have urged our franchise network to adopt them as a preferred supplier.
William De Sousa
Helpful and friendly team of people. We have been using First Finance for a number of years now and would highly recommend them.
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Just reporting back on my new company car I recieved from you yesterday. Very impressed on the model and spec of the car,what is also incredible is that its a bigger engine than my previouse model yet it has a lower emission output.This is good from a tax point but also better for the enviroment.The MPG is also better so that will result in operating cost for the company being lower. I have to say that when my old car was collected it was a bit sad as it had given me 3 years of trouble free motoring.I had not even had to change one single light bulb on the car during that time.Look forward to the next three years of motoring with my new car. Thanks again for all the help with giving me and my colleques all the P11D information for us to send to the HMRC office regarding personal taxation liability and the delivery was right on the day specified.
I have used First Vehicle Finance a few times now, I would never go anywhere else. They are extremely professional, understand customer needs and very competitive in price. David has been fantastic as always and always follows up on after sales care. I would highly recommend them.
Took delivery of the car yesterday - I love it.
I wanted to thank you for everything that you did. The process was very smooth and as always communication was excellent. I should also mention Juliet who was extremely helpful and responsive.
Car arrived before time and is completely as expected, with no disappointments.
Thanks for your help, which in the time frame, went beyond exemplary. The service given was first class and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
David - a quick note to thank you for sorting out the X3.
The car arrived at 9:10 this morning, and Bernard Rooney followed up with a call to see if everything was ok.
I did not expect this level of service as we had not bought from you before, and I'm delighted.
Thanks for all your help over the months on sorting out the finance and spec on my X3 and June and John's X1.
Many companies spout about excellent customer service but few deliver like your company has.
Thanks again, Giles
First Vehicle Finance Ltd and Richard couldn't have been more helpful. My wife had a very specific car in mind and a set monthly budget and Richard took a great deal of time in helping to explain all of the finance options, helping every step of the way in making sure we got our perfect car and under budget! The process was made very easy and the service was fantastic to the extent that I am now looking to finance a car for myself with First Vehicle! Highly recommend!
Will kept my details on file and contacted me as soon as a deal became available on a car closest to my specification. After that, the whole process was pain free.
On a steep, off-road slope, the X5 xDrive’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The GLC doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.When you lease a BMW X5 as an optional extra you can ask for is a passive infrared night vision system. This helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The GLC doesn’t offer a night vision system.Both the X5 and the GLC have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and driver alert monitors.When leasing the BMW X5 it might be interesting to know that the BMW X5 is a heavy vehicle and heavier than the Mercedes GLC. It is advised that heavier vehicles are much safer in accidents than lighter vehicles.
Economy and RangeAfter testing the BMW X5 xDrive35d rated better on fuel mileage than the GLC 300 4MATIC .Regenerative brakes improve the X5’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The GLC doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.The X5 has 22 Litres more fuel capacity than the GLC making for much longer journey's in-between filling up.
Tyres and Wheels
The BMW X5 has larger standard tyres and hence has better traction – than compared to the Merc GLC. Due to the BMW X5's 19 inches wheels verses the GLC's 18 inches wheels the BMW X5 is a better drive and has better handling and brake cooling.
Suspension, Off Road and Handling
The X5 has an adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Mercedes doesn’t offer an active suspension on the GLC.The X5 is a smoother drive compared to the Merc GLC – this is due to the extra 2.4 inches on the wheelbase. The BMW X5 has a higher clearance off the ground by 1.5 inches, allowing the X5 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.
The X5 has 2 extra seats in the back while the GLC doesn’t not have this capacity but can be added as an optional extra.
The X5’s cargo area provides more volume than the GLC.
When winter roles round and windscreens freeze over the X5 has heated windshield washer nozzles. These are standard on the X5 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. Heated windshield washer nozzles can be added as at an extra cost when leasing the Mercedes GLC.To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the BMW X5 has a standard rear variable intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the GLC only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The X5 offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The GLC doesn’t offer headlight washers.
We would recommend leasing both the BMW X5 and the Mercedes GLC, based on reliability, safety and performance.In 2017 The BMW X5 was a more popular car choice amoungst those that lease and leased the Mercedes GLC by 10% during the 2017 model year.
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