Hey Seasider, I too have ordered a black SE version; great Choice!!
David Whitten (a member on this forum and also AR dealer) put up a good thread:
He was v helpful, in fact so much so that I cancelled my original 2.4 Spider order with another dealer and ordered the Se (Le) version through David)
It's a shame that the 2.4 JTDM version is not available as part of the SE deal offer as I think its defo the better engine, but I have to say the price is so ridiculously good especially on lease it makes total sense to go for the 2.2.
Iíve leased all my cars for the last 10 years or so and its actually getting cheaper to do these days, its just a mindset thing.
The way I think about it is that I spend 4 odd thousand a year to get me into a car. I only keep a car for 2 years so have no worrys about resale of part ex at the end of the term when I just give the car back (David will do a 2 year term as well as the 3 years offered, it costs a little more but works for me)
In real terms 8K over 2 years IS the depreciation; If like me you like chopping cars in for something new every few years, then Leaseing is absolutly the way forward and on this offer, Iíd defy anyone to get a better deal than that offered by AR for this SE car!
To give you an Example, I currently drive a v6 Touareg Altitude (granted a very different car), over the same term it costs me 600 amonth!!
I canít wait for my Spider; I save money, get a fab new car, donít get frowned at for driving a 4x4, and might even be marginally more attractive to the opposite sex (I need all the help I can getÖ) - just need to find a way of getting the bikes on the car... Hmmm...
(NB; David if you get anyone buying a car after having read this I want a free 18K service!)