The Skoda Citigo is very safe to drive with a stellar five star rating, but perhaps more than all this, it’s a supreme driving experience. Whilst it might not be the most fashionable of the small cars on the market, this is a great little all-rounder to the point that it’s been awarded best city car of the year 2016 by What Car? Magazine.
If you’re looking for a safe, economical car that drives well then the Skoda Citigo could be for you. Best of all, you can bag yourself a new Citigo with a low deposit and free insurance, discounted insurance or cashback.
Like many superminis the Skoda Citigo is a car that loves the town - brilliantly handling small streets, heavy traffic and tight parking spaces. But this car is equally as happy and eager to cruise out on the open road. It’s light and agile to handle, has precise weighted steering and excellent visibility. Ultimately, this is a quality motor that is equally suited to urban or motorway driving.
The compact size of the Citigo and the small engine means running costs are extremely low. The GreenTech models which uses eco-themed equipment to keep emissions down to 95g/km. These models also include low-rolling resistance tyres and a stop/start system to help save fuel.
Insurance-wise you won’t find a cheaper car. The Citigo starts in insurance group one with models going up to group four.
The Citigo has space that puts other supermini cars to shame. There’s plenty of storage compartments including a large glovebox, deep bins in the front and rear doors plus a decent cubby hole ahead of the gear-lever.
Whilst it’s strictly a four seater car, those in the back get plenty of leg and headroom – so your mates will be happy. The boot has a spacious 251 litre capacity which can be extended to 959 litres by folding down the split rear bench. There’s also a cunningly hidden storage area found underneath the initial boot floor, which will come in handy.
You really are in safe hands with the Citigo. It received an impressive 5 star rating for safety from Euro NCAP which was due to its strong body, standard-fit stability control, daytime running lights and tyre pressure monitors. It was also given an 89% adult occupant protection.
What is a guarantor?
A guarantor is someone who formally guarantees to pay the finance if the young driver is unable to make the repayments. Before agreeing to become a guarantor for young driver, it is important you check that you would be able to afford the repayments (if they fail to pay the finance instalments), as non-payment pay could affect both yours, and their, credit score and result in repossession of the car.
How does the insurance work?
We offer you a personalised quote based on your age and postcode and the majority of our customers really do get free insurance. We know it's a big outlay buying and insuring your first car. We developed this offer to help ease the pain during what's probably going to be your most expensive year of car insurance – whilst you build up that first year's all important no claims bonus. Our insurance is underwritten by Highway Insurance (part of the Liverpool Victoria Group)
How long until I get my new car?
Good question. It depends on the car you're after and how far you want to go customising it! If you want your car delivered ASAP give us a call on 0333 358 3441 to find out what's available now. If you've got your heart set on a certain colour or upgrade the car may have to be made to order. Whatever your circumstances, our friendly team can talk you through timescales for the different options – and we'll keep you posted on progress until it's delivered.
What is the benefit of adding a guarantor to my finance application?
If you're aged under 21, you're unlikely to have built up much credit history, so approval will be based on your personal circumstances. Having a guarantor increases your chance of being approved - thus allowing you to start building up your credit score.
What happens after the first year?
We'll send you a renewal price, but you don't have to take it and if you can find a more suitable policy somewhere else you can move your insurance (we'll miss you though!)
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