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Lease a brand new car for less than Sky TV

  • Lease a brand-new car for £121 per month
  • Sky TV could set you back £128 per month
  • Even with no deposit a car could be cheaper

With most of us paying for everything from our phones to utilities bills and gym membership on a monthly basis, do you know how much you’re actually spending?

Chances are that if you have a super-spec Sky TV package you’re splashing out more than you need to get a brand-new car on the drive – even if you don’t have a deposit to put down.

We've picked four cars that you can drive for less overall than the cost of an all-singing TV package for the same period. Find out how much you can afford to borrow with our car finance calculator and check out these top value cars you can get for less than £90 per month.

Lease a Skoda Fabia, save £26 per month compared with Sky TV

Opt for a Sky TV package complete with sports and film channels and you’ll have to put down £60 upfront and pay £128 every month, with an additional £18.99 line rental kicking in after the first month.

Choose a Skoda Fabia, however and you can save yourself £26 per month after the first payment. As a result, if you financed the car for the 42-month contract and then handed it back you’d have paid £993 less than getting the TV package.*

Skoda Fabia 1.0 60 S

Monthly cost: £121 (41 payments)

Deposit: £60 (plus £2,000 manufacturer deposit contribution)

APR: 2.8%

Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £9,842

Total amount payable by customer if returning car: £5,015

Cash price: £11,155

Mileage allowance: 5,000 miles per year

 

Sky TV with boxsets, films and sports channels

Monthly cost: £128 to March 2017, then £147 (including £18.99 line rental)

Deposit: £60 Total amount payable over 42 months: £6,008

 

Despite no deposit the Suzuki Celerio is still £25 per month cheaper than Sky TV

If the Skoda Fabia doesn’t take your fancy, the Suzuki Celerio is every bit as affordable. Even if you can’t spare a penny for a deposit, you can finance one for just £122 per month.*

You will have to spread payments over four years to get close to the Skoda’s monthly payments, however you’ll still save yourself £1,181 by ditching the TV contract and getting a car instead.

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2

Monthly cost: £122 (48 payments)

Deposit: £0 (£0 manufacturer deposit contribution)

APR: 5.9%

Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £8,101

Total amount payable by customer if returning car: £5,856

Cash price: £6,999

Mileage allowance: 6,000 miles per year

 

Sky TV with boxsets, films and sports channels

Monthly cost: £128 to March 2017, then £147 (including £18.99 line rental)

Deposit: £60

Total amount payable over 48 months: £7,037

 

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Fiat Panda and £1,115 change or Sky TV?

Unlike the two cars above, you’ll have to get a larger deposit together with this Fiat Panda than the Sky alternative. However, the deposit is only £329.

With a larger deposit, monthly payments are £28 less (once you take the Sky line rental into account), at £119. As with the Celerio you’ll have more than £1,100 change if you opt for the car rather than the TV package over the four-year term.

Fiat Panda 1.2 69 Pop

Monthly cost: £119 (47 payments)

Deposit: £329 (£0 manufacturer deposit contribution)

APR: 6.9%

Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £8,212

Total amount payable by customer if returning car: £5,922

Cash price: £6,995

Mileage allowance: 6,000 miles per year

 

Sky TV with boxsets, films and sports channels

Monthly cost: £128 to March 2017, then £147 (including £18.99 line rental)

Deposit: £60

Total amount payable over 48 months: £7,037

 

Dacia Sandero with turbocharged engine plus £39 change each month or a TV package?

With its spacious five-seater interior and punchy turbocharged petrol engine, this Dacia Sandero is a lot of car for the money. The deposit is larger than the others in our round up at £697, but the savings are still big.

Over four years you could save an average of £23 each month with the Dacia – enough to get a basic Sky TV bundle if you’re looking for a TV fix.

Dacia Sandero TCe 90 Ambiance

Monthly cost: £109 (48 payments)

Deposit: £697 (plus £500 manufacturer deposit contribution)

APR: 7.9%

Total amount payable by customer to buy car: £8,794

Total amount payable by customer if returning car: £5,929

Cash price: £7,795

Mileage allowance: 6,000 miles per year

 

Sky TV with boxsets, films and sports channels

Monthly cost: £128 to March 2017, then £147 (including £18.99 line rental)

Deposit: £60

Total amount payable over 48 months: £7,037

 

* These deals are indicative examples of some packages available as at 1 February 2019, but are subject to change without prior notice. Everyone's financial circumstances are different and the availability of credit is subject to status. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Parkers cannot recommend a deal for you specifically.

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