Leasing

Think a $199 lease sounds like a bargain? Think again.
Think a $199 lease sounds like a bargain? Think again.

Look, we know: new cars are expensive. Last year, the average buyer paid more than $34,000 for a brand new ride, and with all the safety and infotainment upgrades available in today's showrooms, there's little indication that that figure will go down anytime soon. As if that weren't bad enough...Read More»

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Another crack in the showroom wall? Honcker app offers car leasing, no dealership visit required

Autonomy, electrification, ride-sharing: tomorrow's auto industry is going to look very different from today's. Some automakers and dealers are fighting the tide of change tooth and nail; others, like Tesla, are charging headlong into the unknown, often without much success. A new app called...Read More»

2015 Toyota Avalon Limited
May Lease Deals: Five Smart Vehicle Picks

For a certain kind of shopper, leasing can be a smart option. If you’re the type who wants a new vehicle with the latest look and features every few years, it can often give you more car for the money. Yet it’s worth laying out the numbers first, to see if leasing adds up in your...Read More»

Frame from 'Benefits of Price Competition' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
April Lease Deals Make Several Lame-Duck Vehicles Worth A Second Look

April tends to be the time of the year when business at dealerships really starts to perk up. And after a particularly harsh winter for some regions of the U.S., it’s likely that rebound will happen with a little more uptick than usual. READ: The Safest Vehicles Of 2015 Meanwhile showrooms...Read More»

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Is Leasing A Car A Losing Game?

To buy or to lease? That is the question Consumer Reports asked in a recent article examining the pros and cons of buying and leasing new cars. The answer? "In general it makes financial sense for most to buy a vehicle". The magazine says that goes double for slobs and parents -- and probably...Read More»

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Auto Leasing Hits Record High: Do We Think About Cars Differently Now?

Once upon a time, the thought of leasing a vehicle was a foreign concept to new-car shoppers. "Why rent when you can own?", our grandparents said. But oh, how things change. According to Experian Automotive, leased vehicles now make up a significant chunk of dealership business -- and in fact, that...Read More»

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Odometer Tampering On The Rise, Especially For Leases

Leasing a new car can have it’s advantages over buying a new car. Since you’re only paying for depreciation plus use of the vehicle over an established period of time, your monthly payments are likely to be less than with an outright purchase. Since leases are usually capped at three...Read More»

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Would You Buy A Car Without Driving It First?

The idea of buying a car over the Internet is nothing new, but recent data shows that the trend is increasing as manufacturers offer consumers more tools to design specific models and even evaluate performance from behind a keyboard. Even sight-unseen lease takeovers are on the rise, growing from...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
Family Car Advice: What If You Have To Buy Now?

Looking at the news reports, it’s no secret that buying a new or used family car today is much less attractive than it was a few months ago. But if your car is about to expire or your current lease is up and you have to get into another set of wheels, that’s not comforting at all. What...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan
Better Buy That New Car Now, Warns Edmunds

Just when the economy seems to be ticking ever so slowly up, consumers looking to replace the family buggy with something new have another worry to contend with. Make that two worries: shrinking supply and vanishing good deals. At least, that’s what Edmunds warns in a press release issued...Read More»

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Auto Leasing Rebounds To 2005 Levels

Leasing is back, in a bigger way than it's been for more than five years. Last month, nearly 21 percent of vehicles that left dealer lots did so on leases; in February, that number was closer to 25 percent. The last time that leasing accounted for this many new car sales was back in the...Read More»

2011 Land Rover LR4
Land Rover, Hyundai Poised To Make The Most Of Leasing Resurgence

For those who simply like driving something new every few years, leasing can make sense—and it can allow image-conscious shoppers to drive a more expensive vehicle than they'd be able to buy. But tighter control over credit had made those bargain captive-credit leases that many luxury-vehicle...Read More»

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Mercedes, Honda Top Perceived Quality Survey; Toyota Rebounding

Toyota has faced a lot of blemishes to its reputation over the past year, but it's rebounding. Surprisingly well. So found ALG, in its Fall 2010 Perceived Quality Study (PQS) just released. Toyota, which had previously been first place in the study, dropped 20 percent from Fall 2009 to Spring 2010...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger
Sign Of The Times: Employee-Leased Vehicles Flood Re-Leasing Market

Work for an automaker—or even a supplier, or have a relative who works for an automaker—and you're likely to have gotten some type of 'plan' discount on your last vehicle. But according to those at the lease-trading marketplace LeaseTrader.com, the auto-related layoffs of the past 18...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max (European version)
More of Us Travel To Find Good Deals on Car Leases

Would you buy an airline ticket to buy a car away from home? According to LeaseTrader.com, the answer is yes. They call it "automotive tourism," when we travel outside our home region to buy a car that we found online, especially leases. Online car shopping has been a growing trend, and so has...Read More»

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Young Women Wealthier--And Leasing More Luxury Cars--Than Male Peers?

We've heard it quite a bit in the news recently: Women haven't been hit as hard as men by the recession, and young women in large cities are actually earning more then young men. That in itself might be surprising, but it seems like a natural extension that women now are driving more leased luxury...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
Chrysler Ties Up With U.S. Bank To Expand Leases

Chrysler has just inked a new partnership with U.S. Bank to expand leasing options. Starting this month, a new leasing deal will be offered on new Chrysler 300, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Charger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Liberty models. While...Read More»

Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York
Cash For Clunkers Leaseholders Already Looking For A Way Out?

Last year the federal government's CARS program—better known as Cash for Clunkers—sparked a frenzy of shopping for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, retired older guzzlers, and boosted an ailing industry. Now, a year later, it sounds like a significant portion of those people are...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan L4 CVT Grille
Honda Counters Toyota Incentives With New Leasing Deals

Honda has announced its biggest set of lease deals ever, which market experts are identifying as an effort to stoke sales and save its market share against the aggressive incentives now being offered by archrival Toyota. The so-called Feature Special Lease program that runs through May 3 allows a...Read More»

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