As part of the Cocoon Group, Flexigo Cars offers a service that is similar to that of Cocoon Vehicles, with customers able to access a wide range of cars on the same “all-inclusive” model that Cocoon operate. The vehicle list is also the same as its partner. All that you need to provide is insurance and fuel. However, the main difference between the two is that Flexigo have positioned themselves to offer corporate accounts and focus on slightly longer-term subscriptions, with a minimum of 3 months. They do offer subscriptions to people with poor credit ratings, but this incurs an initial sign-on fee which isn’t applicable if you pass credit scoring.
How it works
Flexigo offer a clear, click-based service that shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
- Select the type or types of car you’re interested in, the transmissions and whether you’d like diesel, petrol or hybrid
- Select mileage allowance
- Select subscription length and preferred lead time
- Get prices and send off ID documents for approval. Flexigo perform a credit check like all other companies, but their underwriters will consider affordability in situations where prospective customers are “non-status”.
- Arrange deposit, book and arrange collection / delivery
Flexigo inspect the vehicle thoroughly on handover and again on collection / return. This is because they will charge for any damage that doesn’t fall under “wear and tear” – for example, damage to alloys or the underside of the vehicle which is caused by scrapes or scuffs.
Costs and fees
Vehicles are subject to a sign-on fee depending on the result of your credit check. £175 documentation fee. There is a variable refundable deposit charged along with the first month’s subscription cost.
Prices depend on the cars in stock, but currently range from £514 / month for a BMW 1 series, up to £2414 per month for a BMW X6 xDrive M50i
The only other fee that applies relates to speeding tickets. If the company has to return an NIP in your name, they charge a one-off admin fee of £37.50 + VAT to cover the administrative cost of responding to the notice.
Brands and models
Flexigo customers have access to the full range of vehicles under the Cocoon company umbrella, including:
- VW Golf / Polo, Mini, Fiat 500
- BMW X1 / X3 / X4 / X5 / 3 or 4 series
- Mercedes GLC and C Class
- Kia Sportage
- Land Rover Discovery Sport or Range Rover
- Audi A4 / A6 / A8 / Q8
You can also lease a range of convertibles and pick-ups, with more details available by calling on 0330 330 9425.
The minimum term for a car from Flexigo is 28 days, with a t-day notice period required for any contract changes or The minimum term for a car from Flexigo is 3 months, so rather than offering a notice period, you sign up to a specific length of time and contact Flexigo before your contract ends if you want to cancel or change vehicle or term.
What’s special about Flexigo?
As Flexigo are part of a larger group, customers have access to a large pool of vehicles with frequent special offers and cheaper deals available for contract terms that exceed 90 days. Aside from this, one of the main USPs of Flexigo is that they do consider customers with poor credit ratings; the underwriting team is happy to look at affordability based on credit history, rather than just a straight score. This will result in an extra joining fee being applied to any agreed contracts, though.
Flexigo offer a range of terms on low and high-end vehicles, with no joining fee for customers who pass the credit check, meaning that subscriptions can be taken up without a large financial outlay. However, for customers who have poor credit, there are still options available with an affordability check. This means they are also a viable choice for new businesses who need to build up a credit history. Flexigo also offer corporate contracts for larger businesses, and have a greater range, including hybrids, available on request.