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Peugeot Leasing
2017 Runout Sale

OFFER 1
Pick Up and Return inside of France for Reduced Prices on Select Models
  

OFFER 2
Pick Up and Return outside of France for 7 Free Days on Select Models
Plus Free Delivery and Return Fees in Europe
Valid for collections to 31 December 2017
  

Bookings 41 Days and Over
will Receive a Discount off the additional day rate


Further Discount applies to leases over 90 days !

Minimum lease 21 days. Maximum lease 175 days

Peugeot 2017 Mini Leases
Peugeot Mini Leases available on selected models
Starting from as low as AUD $725.....

Pricing is for 14 to 17 days and 18 to 20 days.

2018 Earlybird Sale

15 FREE Days
Plus 50% Discount on Delivery and Return Fees in Europe
  

Valid for 2018 collections

01 January to 31 December 2018
  

Bookings 41 Days and Over
will Receive a Discount off the additional day rate


Further Discount applies to leases over 90 days !

Minimum lease 21 days. Maximum lease 175 days

 
 
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Peugeot Holiday Leasing


Peugeot Sodexa
offers a GREAT TAX FREE scheme for tourists visiting France and Europe for 2017.
This leasing scheme offers a flexible, cost effective holiday package with an extensive fleet from which to choose.
All cars are French specification and include unlimited kilometres and comprehensive car insurance with no excess.

Drive Europe in your own Prestige Peugeot
Choose your car from a wide range of comfortable safe vehicles perfectly adapted to European roads.
The Bonjour la liberte plan gives you the opportunity to purchase a new car Tax Free, with the promise Peugeot will take it back at the end of your stay.
All vehicles are fully insured and come with 24 Hour Assistance (not available in Serbia). Peugeot Leasing insurance now covers Damaged Tyres and Incorrect Fuel !

 

 
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Peugeot 208 208
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Peugeot 2008 2008
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Peugeot 308 Wagon 308 Wagon
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** Mud and Snow Tyres with Grip Control System - Working in slow motion conditions, the Grip Control System is a traction control which manually manages all 4 wheels together with a steering wheel angle and brakes to keep the best grip possible. This system combines with the Michelin Alpin 8mm winter tyres to offer overall safety, grip and traction in icy or snow conditions at speeds of below 80km/h. Vehicles also come with "Winter Tyres".

Please be advised that mud and snow tyre options are offered on specific models with Peugeot at no extra charge BUT must be specifically requested at the time of booking.

Please be advised that Peugeot vehicles without grip control can no longer be collected/ delivered from the following locations due to the Germany and Switzerland regulations during the winter months: (from 01 November)
- Munich - Frankfurt

M: Manual Gear Box
A: Auto Gear Box

All Models are Left Hand Drive and are equipped with Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Electric Windows, Central Locking and Radio CD MP3.

All vehicles are now equipped with a spare wheel (gone are the days of only the Puncture Repair Kits!)

INCLUDED IN RATES

  • A Brand New Left Hand Drive Tax Free Peugeot direct from the factory.
  • All vehicles are equipped with Air Conditioning, Central Locking, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Power Steering and Radio/CD MP3.
  • All vehicles excluding the RCZ model are now equipped with a spare wheel.
  • Full Vehicle Insurance cover including third party liability, damaged tyres, incorrect fuel and theft.
  • No Insurance Excess
  • Full factory Warranty.
  • Unlimited Kilometres.
  • 24 hour Peugeot Roadside Assistance. (conditions apply)
  • All vehicles with fitted with Radio / CD player & MP3 fittings..
  • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
  • Minimum age is 19 years with full Australian driver's licence.
  • Additional Driver Fees. (conditions apply)
  • Free Warranty Check at 10,000 km's
  • Vehicles can be driven throughout Europe, including Britain & Ireland.
  • Free pick up and return of vehicle within France - Locations listed here
  • Maps and Peugeot Client Information Guide.
  • Security Kits (consisting of safety reflective jacket and safety triangle packs) are provided Free of Charge for collections within France only. There is a EUR 25 charge if they are not returned. They are not provided outside of France.
  • M/S (Mud & Snow) Tyres on request basis for selected vehicles

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Additional fuel or oil, tolls, flat or damaged tyres, fines or penalties due to traffic violations, loss or theft of vehicle keys and transponder card or theft of personal belongings inside the vehicle.

Important Note:Please book well in advance
Registration papers must be filled out and returned to us at least three weeks prior to collection date of your car. Additional time maybe required if you are collecting outside of France.
For last minute booking with vehicle delivery within 5 weeks or for clients departing Australia within two weeks of making booking request, an express postage charge of Approx $10 will apply to ensure all relevant documents are recieved and processed in due time.

Who can Lease a Peugeot:
In order to do a lease the main driver / additional driver must meet the following requirements:

  • Client must live outside European Union.
  • Client must be an Australian Residentotherwise please contact us, for an alternative leasing product.
  • Must be holidaying (Staying in Europe for less than 185 days in a period of 12consecutive months)
  • Must not be working overseas during their holiday. (No working Visa's allowed)
  • Minimum age of 18 with full Australian driver's licence (provisional licence not accepted)


Please Note: For last minute booking with vehicle delivery within 5 weeks or for clients departing Australia within two weeks of making the booking request an Express Postage charge of Approx $10 will apply to ensure all relevant documents are received and processed in due time.

Travelling in Europe between November and March ? Please note all Renault, Peugeot and Citroen lease vehicles are fitted with Standard tyres before leaving the factory. Standard tyres are not suitable for all weather conditions. Between November and March (April in some countries) it is compulsory to fit winter tyres or carry chains. It is the clients responsibility to check the requirements for each country they intend to visit. We highly recommend this link from the Automobile Association in the UK http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas/snow-chains-winter-tyres.html if winter tyres are required, these will need to be purchased by the client, at their own expense and fitted by an authorised dealer. The original tyres will need to be stored and re-fitted before the lease vehicle is returned. For short term requirements this could make a rental car a better financial proposition. Please do not hesitate to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced consultants. authorised dealer. Please note that the Renault Duster has Mud and Snow tyres that qualifies for winter driving and that Peugeot can provide snow tyres in certain countries / selected vehicles land does depend on where you wish to return the vehicle. Please do not hesitate to ask for more details. (3008 Economy 1.6L Diesel GPS Manual can be provided with Winter Tyres - no extra charge)


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Terms & Conditions

AGE:
Minimum age is 19 years with a full Australian driving licence (Provisional licence not accepted). No Maximum Age.

LICENCE:
All Drivers must hold a full Australian Licence. An International Drivers Licence is recommended.

WHO CAN LEASE A PEUGEOT

In order to do a lease the main driver/additional driver must meet the following requirements:
Client must live outside European Union
Client must be an Australian Resident otherwise please contact us, for an alternative leasing product.
Must be holidaying (Staying in Europe for less than 185 days in a period of 12 consecutive months)
Must not be working overseas during their holiday. (No working Visa’s allowed)
Minimum age of 18 with full Australian driver’s license (provisional license not accepted).

EARLIEST COLLECTION DATE

Paris: 20 days before collection
All other France Cities: 35 days before collection
Outside France: 35 days before collection

DURATION OF LEASE
Paris: 175 days
All other France Cities: 175 days
Outside France: 160 days

* Please remember the maximum time client can spend in Europe to be eligible for a lease is 185 days within 12 consecutive months.

PEUGEOT LOCATIONS

Please note that Travel is only permitted into countries covered by insurance. Click here to see countries where travel is permitted

ADDITIONAL DRIVERS

Passengers are related:
The following family members may drive without the registered driver in the vehicle within reason, for example they can take the vehicle for 1-2 days to go sightseeing.

Spouse of registered driver and son or daughter provided they:
- have the same surname.
- live with the registered driver
- meet the requirements to be eligible to do a lease
Under no circumstance can the additional driver take the vehicle across any borders without the registered driver being in the vehicle.

Passengers are not related:

The registered driver must be in the vehicle at all times when the additional driver is driving.

SERVICING THE VEHICLE
* The 1st service is due at 10,000 kilometres or 6 months (whichever occurs first). This service is a warranty inspection and is free of charge.

Any other service is at the driver’s own expense. Please refer to the table below for a list of when a service is required.

Locations Petrol Diesel
20,000kms N/A Yes
30,000kms Yes N/A
30,000kms N/A Yes
60,000kms Yes N/A
YES - Service must be done
N/A - Service is not applicable

BOOKING:
Deliveries within France must be booked at least 35 days (20 days for Paris) in advance. Deliveries outside France must be booked at least 35 days in advance. Late bookings are not guaranteed.

DEPOSIT:
A AUD $500 deposit is required at the time of reservation to secure your booking if made outside of 6 weeks of collection.


PAYMENT:

Final payment is required 8 weeks prior to collection, unless specified otherwise. If for any reason final payment is not received by the due date, Drivetravel.com reserve the right to treat the reservation as a cancellation.

INVOICES:

An invoice is sent upon confirmation of your reservation outlining all aspects of products booked.

LEASE FORMS:

It is essential that lease forms, together with 2 photocopies of the registered driver’s passport, are returned 2 weeks after confirmation or at least 6 weeks prior to the delivery of your vehicle, whichever comes first and prior to departure from Australia. A faxed copy of the lease forms and passport details are required before the original forms are mailed to us.
If you hold a European passport, a photocopy of your passport, a statutory declaration confirming your residency and employment in Australia and a copy of a utility bill which is 6 months old is also required. Late return of these documents will delay delivery of your vehicle.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

Once payment is received and the lease forms returned, travel documents will be issued. Please note that vouchers are accountable documents and serve as exchange vouchers for products you have booked.

HEALTH AND IMMIGRATION:

Please ensure you comply with all passport, visa and health requirements necessary for the countries you wish to visit. Drive Travel is not responsible for advising on passport, visa or health requirements. Your Travel Agent or doctor will be able to advise you.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
We strongly recommend you take out suitable travel insurance cover. This can be arranged through your Travel Agent.

VEHICLE:
Peugeot vehicles are left hand drive (including collections in London). The definition and/or specifications of the Peugeot vehicles displayed on this website are subject to change without notice.


GPS UNITS:

A large range of Peugeot Leasing models come already equipped with a built-in GPS unit and Bluetooth telephone link. The Peugeot models that don't include a Built-In GPS Unit are: Peugeot 208 Economy 1.2L, Peugeot 208 Economy 1.6L and the Partner Tepee Pack 1.6L. The GPS operational manual provided in the car is in French. Therefore, we strongly recommend you read/print a copy of the English version prior to collection. The GPS WIP NAV PLUS user guide for the following models are shown below - 3008, 5008, EXPERT, RCZ, 208, 2008, 308, 508. Europe is within easy reach as 36 countries are mapped and recorded on the built-in Navigation system.

These countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican and UK. Lease accessories are purchased, not leased. So you are free to keep, sell or do as you please with the items after you return you vehicle.

All accessories are tested by Peugeot and are to European standards. Accessories must be pre-booked and pre-paid prior to Leaving Australia. Your vehicle will be delivered with the accessories installed and a note will be added to your contract and added to your voucher. Peugeot Open Europe Assistance & Insurance Cover.

DURATION:

Minimum lease period is 17 days. Maximum 175 days.
Peugeot Leasing is based on calendar days.

AGE LIMIT:

Minimum age: 18 years with full Australian driver’s license (provisional license not accepted). Maximum age: No limit.

DRIVER'S QUALIFICATIONS:
All drivers must hold a full valid drivers licence with a clean driving record for a minimum of one year. A learner or provisional drivers licence is not accepted. An international licence is required for many countries including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. For a full list of countries please ask at time of booking.

ADDITIONAL DRIVERS:

Additional drivers are free, however the registered driver must be in the vehicle at all times whilst the additional driver is driving. Exception: immediate family members may drive locally without the registered driver in the vehicle. Under no circumstance can the family member take the vehicle across any borders without the registered driver being in the vehicle. Immediate family members are spouse, son or daughter of the registered driver travelling under the same surname and residential address as the registered driver. All additional drivers must comply with all requirements of the lease.

FUEL:

All vehicles are supplied with 10-15 litres of fuel free of charge. You are not required to return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:

Optional accessories such as child seats, snow chains and roof bars are available at an additional cost and must be pre-booked and prepaid in Australian Dollars prior to departing Australia.

TYRES:
All vehicles are fitted with standard tyres prior to leaving the Peugeot Sodexa factory. Standard tyres are not suitable for all winter conditions and during certain periods of the year. It is the clients responsibility to purchase the appropriate ‘winter tyres’ whilst overseas and have them fitted and removed at an authorised Peugeot dealer.

VEHICLE SERVICE:

Generally, the first service for Peugeot 4008 HDI 1.8L models is due at 15,000 kilometres and 20,000 kilometres for all other models. The client is asked to refer to the ‘carnet d’tentretien’ which is delivered with the vehicle for the exact kilometre due date. This service must be performed by an authorised Peugeot garage. It is the responsibility of the driver to contact Peugeot Sodexa direct to obtain details of the nearest authorised Peugeot garage when the first service is due. The full servicing cost of the vehicle is at the driver’s own expense.

VEHICLE RETURN:
Before returning your vehicle, it is a requirement to call ahead at least 4 business days prior and arrange your drop-off time. Otherwise Peugeot Sodexa fees may apply.

VEHICLE INSURANCE:

Your vehicle is covered by a multi-risk, non-deductible policy which offers the following guarantees:

- Civil liability of the driver (including liability for non-paying passengers transported)
- Vehicle fire
- Theft of the vehicle (if reported to the police)
- Broken windows - Damaged Tyres
- Incorrect Fuel Type
- Damages incurred by accidents involving the vehicle, including acts of vandalism (if reported to the police)
- Legal protection
- Coverage of the driver.

Your vehicle is not covered, but not limited for the following:

- Loss or theft of baggage or personal effects
- Fines, traffic penalties
- Lost, stolen or damaged keys
- Obvious misuse of the vehicle
- Empty gas tank or wrong lubricant type
- Non-compliance with the maintenance requirements of the vehicle as specified in the maintenance booklet
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Cases of force majeure
- Vehicle stuck in mud
- Participation in races, sports rallies or preparatory trials for these events
- Any damage that occurs when the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident is underage, or does not hold a valid driver’s license required by the regulations in force
- Damages that occur to the vehicle and expenses engaged outside of the authorized countries
- Expenses engaged without and before the agreement of Peugeot Open Europe Assistance.

The following countries are covered by insurance and for assistance:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Greek Territory only) ~, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Corsica), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (including Crete and Greek Islands), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (including Sicily and Sardinia), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Romania, San Marino, Serbia*, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican.

~ The cover of insurance provided for Cyprus is limited to the geographical parts of Cyprus which are under control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus.

* The cover of insurance provided for Serbia is limited to the Republic of Montenegro and the geographical parts of Serbia which are under control of the government of the Republic of Serbia.

Travel is not permitted into the following countries:
Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Israel, Iran, Kosovo, Moldova, Morocco, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey and the Ukraine. Travel to these countries is at the lessees risk and is not covered by the Peugeot insurance or Peugeot assistance.

PROMISSORY NOTE:
This is a written guarantee between the customer and Peugeot Sodexa. The Promissory Note amount displayed on the lease contract represents the remaining value in Euros of the car should the registered driver wish to purchase the vehicle at the end of the lease period. To comply, the registered driver must provide either bank account information or credit card details on the lease documents. The Promissory
Note is void (destroyed) when the vehicle is returned to Peugeot Sodexa location and a written receipt is received.

RESPONSIBILITY:

Vehicle specifications, photographic illustrations, rates, terms and conditions and additional information contained on this website are correct at time of issue but are subject to change and/or variation without notice. Full payment is required to ensure against variation of the rates due to foreign currency fluctuations.

CANCELLATION:

Cancellation Fees
Below rates are in Australian Dollars
Cancellations from time of booking to 42 days prior to pick up $500
Cancellations 41 to 30 days prior to pick up 25% of Booking (minimum $900)
Cancellations 29 to 14 days prior to pick up 50% of Booking (minimum $1,100)
Cancellations 13 to 0 days prior to pick up 100% of booking
NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY RETURNS
Amendment Fee for each amendment $30 / $60 once documents are issued
 
 
 
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United Kingdom Information


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) is a constitutional monarchy in western Europe.

The Union comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It occupies all of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern portion of the island of Ireland and most of the remaining British Isles. It counts Ireland, France, Belgium and Netherlands as its nearest neighbours. The Isle of Man and the various Channel Islands are "crown dependencies", linked to the UK by various ties and mutual obligations but not part of it (or of the EU). Gibraltar is a British territory within the EU with its own autonomous government.

The 'Great' in Great Britain is to distinguish it from the other, smaller "Britain" which is Brittany in northwestern France.In French Bretagne and Grande-Bretagne.

The UK today is a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures, possessing a fascinating history and dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential in the wider world. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, the UK is still a popular destination for many travellers. The capital city of the United Kingdom (and the largest city) is London.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a union made up of several 'home nations' and territories:

Great Britain
    England the largest component, in terms both of size and, by far, population.
    Scotland situated in the north of Great Britain.
    Wales located within the largely mountainous western portion of Great Britain.
Ireland
    Northern Ireland occupies the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland.

'Great Britain' (or 'GB', or 'Britain') means Scotland, England, and Wales taken together (as a purely geographical term, GB refers just to the biggest island). GB became the UK when the Irish and British parliaments merged in 1801 to form the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland". This was reduced to '... and Northern Ireland' when all but six Irish counties left the Union to form an independent state in the 1920's. However, 'Britain' is often seen as shorthand for the whole of the United Kingdom ("British Government", "British Citizen").

NEVER refer to the UK as "England". Be aware of the difference. They are most emphatically not the same thing, and doing so will annoy (or possibly offend) British people. England is simply a country within the UK like its other component parts. It offends most non-English, British people, in particular, if you refer to "England" and mean Britain or The UK. The term Britain IS however often used to refer to the whole UK in general conversation.

The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are not strictly part of the UK, but rather are 'Crown Dependencies'. This means that they have their own democratic governments, laws and courts and are not part of the EU; but they are not entirely sovereign either, falling under the British Crown which chooses to have its UK Government manage some of the islands' affairs. The people are British Citizens, but unless they have direct ties with the UK, through a parent, or have lived there for at least 5 years, they are not able to take up work or residence elsewhere in the European Union.

Cities of the UK


London is the capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, and the largest city in western Europe. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of roughly 7.5 million people — although the figure of over 14 million for the city's total metropolitan area more accurately reflects London's size and importance. London is historically one of the great, "world cities," and remains a global capital of culture, fashion, finance, politics and trade.

Many cities and towns in the United Kingdom are of interest to travellers outside the capital city of London. Following is an alphabetical selection of nine - others are listed under their specific regions:

    * Belfast - capital of Northern Ireland and becoming a popular tourist destination
    * Birmingham - central England's main city, features great shopping, and is home of the famous Balti and great culture
    * Brighton - a popular sea-side resort near London
    * Bristol - an historical city famed for its Georgian architecture and nautical heritage
    * Cardiff - capital of Wales, host to varied cultural events and many other modern and historical attractions
    * Edinburgh - capital of Scotland, home to the largest arts festival in the world and numerous tourist attractions as well as being the second most visited city in the UK
    * Glasgow - Scotland's largest city, new cultural hotspot, former European City of Culture
    * Manchester - Thriving bohemian music scene, gay quarter, home to the world's only new work arts festival and dozens of tourist attractions as well as being the third most visited city in the UK.
    * Newcastle upon Tyne - largest city in the north east of England with a busy nightlife, a rejuvenated cultural scene and Hadrian's Wall.

Parks


The United Kingdom has an array of National Parks and designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that serve to preserve the country's natural heritage. There are 14 National Parks in total spread across England, Scotland and Wales (9 in England, 2 in Scotland and 3 in Wales) and 49 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (35 in England, 4 in Wales,
 

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