Stephen Fry Never Wants to Own a Car Again

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Stephen Fry the internationally renowned actor, writer and television presenter, recently joined the thousands of people that are choosing not to own a car, but to lease it.

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We are finding that more and more people are choosing to lease because of the massive depreciation costs associated with buying. These costs are based upon real market values, but are vastly reduced by leasing companies through bulk buying, Tax write offs and far better remarketing skills. I am not sure people are prepared to throw their own money away like that anymore.

Stephen Fry the internationally renowned actor, writer and television presenter, recently joined the thousands of people that are choosing not to own a car, but to lease it.

The trend towards leasing a vehicle is ever increasing, largely due to the extra costs associated with buying a car. Depreciation can affect the price of a car, even as soon as it is driven off the sales forecourt, sometimes knocking as much as £4000 off the value. In addition to this there’s the expensive cost of repairs and servicing that need to be considered.

David Stadelman, Sales and Marketing Director at FlexxiLease, explained the phenomenon. “We are finding that more and more people are choosing to lease because of the massive depreciation costs associated with buying. These costs are based upon real market values, but are vastly reduced by leasing companies through bulk buying, Tax write offs and far better remarketing skills. I am not sure people are prepared to throw their own money away like that anymore.”

Mr. Fry chose the BMW X5 for his three month lease and said it’s ‘like owning a car but without all the attendant hassle and headache.’ He added, “I'm not sure I'll ever bother owning again, what with depreciation, repairs and having to deal with hungry salesman, buying hardly makes sense.”

He was so impressed with the service from FlexxiLease that he wrote to thank them and congratulate them on their ‘well named, highly flexible service’. He said that FlexxiLease ‘look after absolutely everything – they deliver the car to your door and make sure you’re completely happy.’

Mr. Fry was not so sure about FlexxiLease’s spelling credentials though – with the ‘extra x’ in their name - but he concluded that perhaps the ‘extra x is a kiss that comes with the exceptionally friendly service.’

Notes

1. Flexxilease is a member of the car crash line group based in Verwood near Bournemouth. They offer contract leases from a minimum period of 3 months for any of the vehicles on their core fleet.

For further details please visit http://www.flexxilease.co.uk http://www.carcrash.co.uk or call 0870 350 33 33.

2. Stephen Fry has appeared many times on television around the world and in major movie roles. He has also written numerous successful novels and scripts for the stage and screen. Currently he can be seen on BBC2 presenting the Qi comedy quiz show.

For more information visit http://www.stephenfry.com.

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