This week on Friday at 8pm the boys from work and I had our usual poker game, as we do every fortnight at Raymond’s house. The conversation was flowing from topic to topic but the hot debate of the night on this occasion happened to be about the cars that all of us drive.

There were no prizes for guessing how much Raymond was paying – his personal contract hire BMW 3 Series was displayed on the drive of his home as his prized possession and he would waste no time informing you of how much he was paying per month and what sort of mileage limits he’d be benefitting from. Without going into specific numbers he made it clear that it was probably time for us to start thinking about doing something similar to him.

Andrew was next up to have his say and he seemed a little sheepish after – the amount he paid for his used Kia Sportage was nothing to shout home about in comparison to the favourable deal that Raymond had informed us of. He said that he was inclined to think that a personal car lease BMW 3 Series could be a good option for him too – it seemed affordable.

Following on from here I piped up with what I had to say. I explained to the lads that although I have been driving a Hyundai i10 for quite some time, I needed something larger with more room in the back and had in fact been considering something similar to what Raymond had after originally seeing his vehicle a couple of months ago. The main difference was that I was more interested in a business car lease BMW 3 Series, as it would make sense for me in my personal circumstances to try to do it through my current company.

Last up was Peter who had been waiting patiently to tell us about the sports coupe that he drives proudly up and down the country in his line of work. He said for him it was hard to get away from the speed and power delivered by a coupe as well as the driving experience. However in the coming months he was also considering a contract hire BMW 3 Series. There was no question that we had all been given food for thought.