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Helpful and friendly team of people. We have been using First Finance for a number of years now and would highly recommend them.

Jacqueline Wilson-Brown

Hi Will I am currently out the country working, I have been in regular contact with my wife she told me that the transfer of the vehicles went down without a hitch, unfortunately I was in Iraq when this all happened so as yet I have not seen the car in the flesh, but I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help from start to finish of the process, I had a good experience the first time I dealt with you and have had another flawless experience this time and I look forward to dealing with you again in another 3 years thanks agaim Will.


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Archie Tannock

I am would just like to say thank you to First Vehicle Finance for organising my new car that arrived this week.

This is now the second car I have had from you and on both occasions, I found Will and Rob to be professional and efficient in the way that they dealt with my order.

I will continue to recommend your service to my friends, family and colleagues in the future.

Vicki Brett

I had dealt with First Vehicle Finance before and on both occasions I have found the service to be excellent. They listen to the requirements and deliver.

Will Chan

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

Hi Chris

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.


Peter Liddle

First class service received from David and the Team at First Vehicle Finance. You have made the process of arranging our lease plan so straight forward and easy to understand. Thank you so much for all your help. We are delighted with our new car. Kind Regards Dermot Kavanagh

Dermot Kavanagh

My truck back has now had the top installed. I can honestly say it's now my favourite car I've owned (over my RS5)

And I can't thank you enough for your hard and consistent service you've offered me. Please don't change your ways. You're a great company to deal with. Hats off to Will for battling hard for my custom. I wasn't an easy client.

Will be in touch in the next month for another truck and van


Jamie B @ Prestige

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.

Stuart Young

I would like to thank Chris Fairchild and Juliet Whitmore for their efficient and friendly service. Their experience and care showed, I now drive the car I wanted, within the budget I had in mind and am glad to say the whole process was painless. Many thanks and all the best! Will definitely recommend.

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Leasing a BMW i3 Review

Safety rating 4/5
MPG - 0
CO2 emissions - 0
First year road tax £0

The BMW i3 is a small electric car. Sadly, it’s expensive to buy however it is cheaper to lease a BMW i3!

leasing a bmw i3 review

If you are looking for an upmarket electric car that’s easy to drive around town and has a super stylish interior look no further than the BMW i3. While it comes with a hefty £35 000 price tag which is rather significant for a little car – one needs to be reminded of the other savings in the long run.

£0 road tax and no soaring petrol / diesel costs. In some London boroughs you even get free parking and at a whopping £25’s a day to park – that’s a bargain. But let’s not fret over the large price tag if you are buying this eco warrior (yes it is also CO2 zero rated and made from recycled plastic!). You are far better off leasing this vehicle for a fraction of the price. It was first launched in 2013 and upgraded in 2017 to include sportier bumpers, LED headlights and an upgraded infotainment system.

It comes with a high-resolution 10.2-inch screen with sat nav as standard. Upon sitting in the car the beautiful wooden dashboard trims and partial leather seats aren’t standard - however even without one of the upgraded packs, the i3’s cabin still looks plush and there’s plenty of space for you to get comfortable – even if you are really tall. For a little car you do not feel squashed or claustrophobic. The interior is very light and airy and there seems to be plenty space for a family of 4 plus a dog! The back seats feel less squashed than most little cars and this is due to the oddly shaped rear windows

leasing a bmw i3 review

Unfortunately, there is only enough space in the back for 2 seats. However, it is really easy to get in and out of the back seats as there is no centre pillar to get in the way and the back doors open up in reverse.

leasing a bmw i3 review

Sadly, it’s a strict four-seater and it’s boot isn’t particularly spacious. As a result, both the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf are more practical. You can get the i3 as a pure-electric car or with a petrol-powered range extender.

If you want to use your car mainly for in town pick the cheaper electric-only model. It doesn’t quite match the Renault Zoe in terms of safety. It earned a four-star score from Euro NCAP in 2013 compared to the Renault Zoe’s five-star rating in the same year.

However if you can live with 4 out of 5 for safety BMW’s i3 is a stylish small family car that’s worth considering if you mainly drive in town and have somewhere to charge it – bearing in mind you will need to install a charging station at home.

While it comes with a price tag of between £34 000 - £37 000 to buy - we suggest leasing. Your annual out lay will be much less than buying the vehicle. If after 24 – 36 month (terms and conditions apply) you do not like driving an eco-friendly futuristic car – simply bring it back after the agreed period and we can help you find a new one.

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Posted on 16th March 2019 at 2:55 PM

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