Cazoo acquired Drover in 2021, which was one of UK's first all-inclusive, multi-brand car subscription services offering consumers the freedom to experience car ownership without the hassle and on their own terms.
Their mission is to help drivers get the car they want in return for one all-inclusive monthly fee which covers maintenance and breakdown cover.
How does Cazoo work?
Similarly to other subscription services, Cazoo makes finding the right car and getting a subscription super easy. Here's how to sign up to Cazoo's subscription service:
Create an account and add your personal information.
Browse through the wide range of makes and models.
Request the desired car and a team member will be in touch.
Provide additional information about preferred mileage and driving history.
Pass the verification process which includes a soft search on your report.
When your subscription is confirmed, they take a refundable deposit equal to two monthly payments.
Pay your first monthly subscription payment which will include a one-time sign up fee.
You have been disqualified from driving in the last 5 years.
How much does Cazoo cost?
Cazoo's all-inclusive fee includes the following:
1,000 miles monthly mileage allowance
Comprehensive insurance from NIG
24/7 roadside assistance
Maintenance and servicing
For instance, on a 24 month contract, a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus could cost from around £949 a month, while an Audi A5 will cost around £579 a month. Keep in mind prices go up if you want a shorter minimum period of time to have the car. So, a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus is £1,429 on a minimum six-month contract and an Audi A5 is £759.
For those who love driving and expect to do more than 1,000 miles per month, there's a solution for you. Cazoo offers two ways to add more mileage to your subscription for a flat fee on top what you're already paying:
Add 1,500 to your monthly subscription for an additional £100 per month
Add 2,000 to your monthly subscription for an additional £200 per month
Once your account has been confirmed you’ll be charged for your first payment. There are no joining or admin fees to worry about at the beginning of your subscription.
What's NOT included in Cazoo's monthly payment?
If you want to drive abroad you'll need to pay more on the insurance which costs £36 for two weeks or £54 for a month. You may have to pay for breakdown cover separately too but that would depend on the country and how long you're going away for. There's also a £20 fee for a certificate which proves you have permission to take the car overseas.
You'll be responsible for any parking fines (Penalty Charge Notice), plus a £20 admin fee on top of the PCN itself.
You'll be charged either £0.35-£0.40 (depending on when your subscription has started) for any unplanned mileage above the pre-agreed limit.
Also, if you change your mind and want to return the car within 7 days, you can, but you'll be charged £1 for every additional mile driven over 250 miles.
Why choose Cazoo
Once you're their customer, you probably won't leave unless you're looking for a specific car which they don't offer but another service does.
It's a highly-rated service, as evident by their glowing TrustPilot reviews and many people are happy with their offering. So, is it worth joining Cazoo? We think yes - they really make the process easy and you know you'll be in good hands. You'll get a new car and if you decide to take a pause, return the car and come back later on, you can easily resubscribe.