This week on Monday at 9pm the boys from work and I had our usual poker game, as we do every fortnight at Frazer’s house. The conversation was always a heated one, and this week’s hot topic was motor cars, namely the ones we currently drive.

There were no prizes for guessing how much Frazer was paying – his contract hire Jeep Wrangler 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 being a little less ignorant and listening to his advice.

Karl was next up to have his say and he seemed a little sheepish after – the amount he paid for his used Ford C-Max was nothing to shout home about in comparison to the favourable deal that Frazer had informed us of. He said that he was inclined to think that a lease Jeep Wrangler could be the way to go for him too. He’d have no trouble affording the repayments.

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 Toyota Aygo for quite some time, I needed something bigger which had off-road capabilities and had in fact been considering something similar to what Frazer had after originally seeing his vehicle a couple of months ago. The main difference was that I was more interested in a business lease deal, as there was greater potential for saving me money in my current circumstances.

Last up was Richie 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. Having owned one all of his adult life he said he would be hard pushed to consider alternatives. However in the coming months he was also considering a Jeep Wrangler personal contract hire. This was a clear indication of just how much of an impact the Jeep had had on us.