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Try, Buy, Dream – June 2024

This month's cars out there to try, buy, or just dream about

Catherine King

Words by: Catherine King

Published on 21 June 2024 | 0 min read

Trying a car has never been easier - lots of car brands now offer subscription services on a monthly basis, with no down payment or exit fee so you can swap in and out of different models with minimal notice. Or you can lock in for longer, on a leasing deal, which still means you just pay a monthly amount and hand the car back at the end of the deal.
Then there’s the Buy choice, whether it’s paying for the car with cash or signing up to a fixed term finance deal with the option to buy the car at the end. These are cars that make good long-term sense. And finally our fave section, for dreamers everywhere. The new luxe stuff, the wishlist option or the treat yourself splurge, depending on how big that imagined windfall might be. Enjoy this month’s offerings!

Try

Black Volvo XC90 parked in front of a house

Volvo XC90

Winner of this year’s Best Seven-Seater at our New Car Awards, the XC90 is the perfect blend of premium and practical wrapped up in a Scandinavian package. We enjoyed living with the plug-in hybrid version for six months and Volvo offers a subscription service allowing you to do the same. While the monthly payments may look rather chunky compared to a traditional finance deal, you’ll get a service plan included and have the flexibility to change your car or cancel your plan at short notice. So, you could make use of the XC90’s extra space and longer petrol range for the summer holidays, but swap into the small all-electric EX30 at the end of the season to see what it’s like to live with an EV.
Read our full expert review here
Black Volvo XC90 parked in front of the ocean with a surfer
Black Volvo XC90 parked in front of the ocean with a surfer

Buy

Red 2024 Citroen e-C3 parked by a lake

Citroën ë-C3

This plucky Citroën offers a more affordable way to get into an electric car and it’s a great little run around. We say little, but Citroën has maximised interior space so there’s plenty of room to transport four adults comfortably, or five at a squeeze, despite its compact proportions. While we’re on the subject of comfort, this has always been where Citroën excels and the ë-C3 does not disappoint. With Advanced Comfort seats and suspension, you’ll feel like you are travelling around on a pillow. Yes, some of the plastics look a bit cheap and there’s no fancy driver’s display, but it’s functional and fun, offering a decent electric range and great value for money.
Read our full expert review here
Red 2024 Citroen e-C3 parked in front of hotel
Red 2024 Citroen e-C3 parked in front of hotel

Dream

Silver Mercedes-AMG GT coupe driving along the road

Mercedes-AMG GT

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but whatever your opinion on how the Mercedes-AMG GT looks, there’s no denying it has road presence. This is a supercar you could easily rack up the miles in, enjoying the burble of the exhaust and the power of a twin-turbo V8. It’s even got space in the boot to bring some luggage along with you, leaving us dreaming about taking one to the French Riviera and cruising along coastal roads.
Watch Rory’s full video review here
Silver Mercedes-AMG GT coupe rear parked in front of mountains
Silver Mercedes-AMG GT coupe front parked in front of mountains

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