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Citroen Free Fuel vs Peugeot Just Add Fuel

Author: Stephen Hurrell

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Citroen Free Fuel vs Peugeot Just Add Fuel

Citroen and Peugeot regularly share things. Owned by the same group, the Citroen C-Zero electric car is simply a rebadged Peugeot iOn.

Then there's the new diesel-hybrid powertrain used on the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 and the new Citroen DS5.

However, when it comes to money-saving offers, Citroen and Peugeot couldn't be more different. Peugeot's Just Add Fuel puts insurance, servicing and a warranty into one monthly payment. All the driver has to pay for is fuel.

Citroen has gone the opposite direction, offering a years' free fuel with any new Citroen car. The 'free fuel' offer covers 10,000 miles of free fuel and can be worth up to £1,500 depending on the car chosen.

But which is better?

The simple answer is neither, but both are good ways of saving money on car running costs. Peugeot offers a set rate of insurance for three years - a huge bonus as insurance costs rise by up to 25 per cent each year in some areas, according to research by Confused.com - and saves time for customers who find calling round insurance companies, finding quotes for roadside assistance and worrying about warranties frustrating.

The deal also covers three years, meaning three years of easy-to-see car running costs. The only variable is fuel.

Luckily, Peugeot offers a range of low-CO2 cars and as a result, choosing the right model can result in lower fuel costs anyway.

For example, the new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, a practical people carrier seating five in comfort, offers an impressive 69mpg and CO2 emissions low enough to qualify for free first year road tax in the UK - something small hatchbacks often struggle to do.

However, Peugeot cars are still susceptible to increasing fuel prices. This is where Citroen comes in. A year's free fuel is not to be sniffed at, especially with spiralling prices across the UK.

A potential saving of £1,500 in the first year of ownership will be tempting to many drivers and means month-by-month spending should drop drastically for car uses who clock up to 10,000 miles per year.

Citroen's free fuel offer does not include insurance or any other costs and the warranty, roadside assistance etc will all need to be paid for separately.

In the end, both offers are designed to make like easier for under-pressure motorists. The decision comes down to whether you prefer the simplicity of Peugeot's Just Add Fuel offer or prefer to avoid excess fuel prices for the next 12 months.

Either way, you're on to a winner.

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