Leasing Used Cars Explained

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Leasing a used vehicle can be an attractive deal in many ways, no least getting you into that luxury model or SUV, for lower monthly payments than a brand new one. Be prepared, however, to do some more homework to dissect a good deal. As with new car-leasing, your price research should focus on the […]


Benefits Of Leasing

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Despite aggressive low-interest financing, cash-back offers and other purchasing incentives offered by leading auto-makers to buyers, leasing numbers keep increasing steadily over the years. Leasing is not only an attractive financial proposition to most auto-consumers, but also a lifestyle and preference choice. Benefit Number 1: Keeping up with the latest trends Leasing is sometimes more […]


Auto Insurance And Leasing

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When leasing a car, it’s easier to stick with the same company for your auto insurance. What you don’t know, however, is that you may end up paying too much for your coverage and it’s better to look elsewhere for lower rates. When you lease, the vehicle that you will drive belongs to the leasing […]


How To Spot A Good Car Lease

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Leasing has been lauded as your cheapest ticket to keep up with the industry’s hottest vehicles and trends. The jury, however, is still out on leasing: with the industry long on hype and short on detail, it is difficult to distinguish between a genuinely good deal and a downright up-selling exercise. So how do you […]


Luxury Cars And Resale Values

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When it comes to ultra-luxury, high-end vehicle leasing, there is no doubt that the best deals are those cars that hold their value. With this in mind, we single out a few truths about residual values that consistently apply to high-end leasing. The most determining factor when it comes to resale values is public perception […]


Auto Leasing Scams

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Car-leasing has been lauded as a more attractive alternative to buying, offering in the process the flexibility to drive a new car for less. The reality, however, is that leasing is an option that is fraught with many pitfalls for the average customer. Leasing regulation does not require as much disclosure as buying a vehicle. […]


Lease Financing

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For auto-consumers, crunching the numbers is one of the most difficult and confusing aspects of leasing. Take the finance charge on a lease for instance. Most people just don’t understand how this is calculated on capitalised cost AND residual value instead of just the capitalised cost. For most, it seems plainly obvious, just as is […]


Single Payment Lease

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A prepaid lease is a new type of lease which has made its foray into the market in recent times. In this lease, consumers forego the cycle of lease payments if they make a large payment at the beginning of the lease. There are two amounts in a conventional lease that incur charges and determine […]


Using Lease Calculators

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Want to calculate your monthly lease payment? Consider using a lease calculator If you are considering a car lease, then you might want to know some key figures involved in the deal: the monthly lease payments, the overall cost of the lease and how much savings can be made compared to purchasing the vehicle. A […]


Go Green And Save On Your Lease

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Hybrid vehicles’ popularity has sharply grown from a couple of thousands in early 2000 to close to 300, 000 by the end of 2005. The trend is rapidly catching with the auto-leasing industry with generous tax credits and incentives on offer if you go green. Beginning in 2006, businesses and taxpayers who lease, or purchase, […]


Buy Or Lease

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It’s the classic dilemma that faces every auto-consumer out there: Pay cash upfront or forego the ownership and pay monthly settlements instead? Buy or lease for a new set of wheels? As is the case with every other common dilemma, there is no slam-dunk answer. Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks, and it […]


Dealer Leasing Tricks

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Too often when it comes to auto-leasing, people get so dazzled by the myriad terms and the jargon thrown their way that they end-up paying through the nose, relying on a dealer’s “help” than their own informed decision. Here is a look at some of the tricks dealers use to pad their profits and leave […]


Leasing And Your Credit Score

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Your credit score is part of the leasing decision. When you apply for a lease, your lease company will typically look at your credit score to decide whether you to approve the application. The leasing contract stipulates that you make regular, monthly payments over your lease term. The credit score you lease company requests identifies […]


Lease Trading

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Ever wanted to terminate your lease early, comfortable with the thought you weren’t going to be hit with hefty fees? You can if you transfer your lease to someone else. Trading a lease is the best option for people who want to terminate a lease early and don’t want to pay the large termination imposed […]


Leasing With Bad Credit

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Have you been refused a car lease? Chances are you have less flawed credit history. Know what’s involved and what you can do to build good credit history. Credit score is a measure of your credit worthiness used by leasing agents to determine whether you are eligible for a lease. You credit score is based […]


How To Calculate Your Lease Payment

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Understanding how to calculate your monthly lease payment makes it easier for you to make an informed decision. Yet, most of us shy away from the “complicated” math on our lease contract, leaving it up to the dealer to do the payment formula. Actually, it’s not that difficult! Once you understand all the figures involved […]


Independent Car Lease Companies

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To lease, you have two possible choices: either lease through a dealer’s finance source or through an independent lease company. A conventional dealer has a captive finance source, which can be the car manufacturer’s financial company, such as BMW Financial Services, Honda Motor Credit or General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), or a major national bank […]