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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!

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FVF have been suppyling our vehicles for the last 9 years. They make everything seem so easy and straight forward. They even brought a car to us to test drive when all the local dealers did not have the car we were looking for. The team are so helpful and friendly.
I recommended FVF to a family member and a neighbour from which both have said how pleased they were with the service they received. If you are looking for a small hatchback or a prestige car the service is all the same which is first class. We look forward to dealing with Chris and the team for many years to come.

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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

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I Received my Volvo V40 R Design today and could not be happier. The car has more than met my expectations, but just as important the service from you has been impeccable throughout. From the initial very competitive quote, all the way through to the delivery today was a pleasure that I could not fault in any way. Keep up the exceptional work, Thanks a lot.

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Had a great experience with First Vehicle Finance. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted in terms of payment options, all I knew was that I wanted a new car! This was my first experience in financing a car, so obviously a bit apprehensive about what I was getting myself into. But Will was really helpful in explaining the different finance options they have to offer. I learned of the different payment profiles, monthly instalments, leasing contracts, all down to the nitty gritty. After this, I decided to go with FVF. The process was really easy, straightforward, and if I had question, they were more than happy to help, and quickly. Then I learned they deliver your car free of charge! Which saved me arranging a ride to the garage to collect :) All in all, great service and would recommend to family and friends.

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I really appreciate you doing all of this and wish you a great Easter weekend.

All the very best


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


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Leasing a BMW X4 review

Safety rating – 5/5
MPG 44.1 - 52.3
CO2 emissions 138 - 205 g/km
First year road tax £515 - £1,240
leasing a bmw x4 review

Now if you want an understated car that does not attract much attention, the BMW X4 is not the car you are looking for !

Like Brexit or Marmite there are opposing points of view on the BMW X4. But no matter what you think of the X4’s SUV-cum-coupé look, BMW certainly ensures it stands out. But if you’re unsure – do not buy this car but lease it! Lease it for 24 – 36 months and if you don’t like it after that time simply hand it back (terms and conditions apply). But we doubt you will be!

Driving BMW X4
The BMW X4 is an even better drive than the already impressive BMW X3, BMW has firmed up the suspension and pushed the rear wheels farther apart. As a result it handles remarkably well for such a tall car, turning into corners swiftly and suffering from little body lean. It is true that a Porsche Macan has more communicative steering, but the BMW X4’s still offers plenty of reassurance. The X4 is also good at absorbing bumps and potholes. BMW X4 Interior The elevated driving position that attracts many people to SUVs is done well in the X4.

While BMW does charge extra for adjustable lumbar support, this is a relatively cheap option and one we’d definitely recommend adding.

By contrast, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard across the range. And they’re welcome, given the big blindspots created by the steep angle of the rear window and the thick pillars surrounding it.

BMW X4 Interior
The elevated driving position that attracts many people to SUVs is done well in the X4. While BMW does charge extra for adjustable lumbar support, this is a relatively cheap option and one we’d recommend adding.

By contrast, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard across the range. And they’re welcome, given the big blind spots created by the steep angle of the rear window and the thick pillars surrounding it.

leasing a bmw x4 review

Space & practicality of BMW X4
The front is very spacious and there is plenty leg room in the back even for a 6-foot man, however due to the plunging roof line a 6-footer will have to slouch in the rear seat or sit with their heads pushed up against the roof lining. It is a squeeze to get 3 people in the back due to the narrow central rear seat. And the rear door openings are a little on the small side, so getting in and out could be easier.

On the other hand, the well-shaped boot is big enough to swallow several large suitcases with ease, while the rear seats lie flat when folded down to make it easy to load longer items.


It’s looks are as divisive as it’s very proposition but getting noticed is part of its job and the new X4 certainly does that.

The BMW X4 is a prime example of ‘have your cake and eat it’. It’s fast but frugal, practical yet aesthetically stylish to the eye – and, sometimes, trying to cram a load of conflicting characteristics into one product can lead to a severely compromised result. But to drive the new X4 is to understand it. As SUVs go, no matter what their exterior shape, this BMW is one of the most rewarding to steer.

While it comes with a price tag of between £45 000 - £50 000 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 such an opulent – stand out car, simply bring it back and we can help you find a new one.

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Posted on 16th March 2019 at 4:13 PM

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