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FutureStarrHow to Figure Out Lease Price OR
Whenever you’re evaluating vehicles before leasing, there are a couple of factors that you should consider before you decide on what type of car or truck to buy or lease through that dealership or car rental agency.
Auto leases enable people to drive new cars for a short term while under warranty, and without the financial burden associated with new car purchases. However, it generally costs more to lease a new car for a specific time period than it does to own it (assuming the cost of ownership is prorated over its expected life). Leasing used cars is possible, but not as prevalent. There are many factors to consider in an auto lease, such as the initial down payment, the amount of the monthly payment, the term of the lease, and the average accumulated miles in a year. One characteristic that is unique to car leasing is something called the money factor, which is an alternative method of presenting the amount of interest charged on a lease with monthly payments. Money factor, sometimes called "lease factor" or "lease fee," can be translated into the more common annual percentage rate (APR) by multiplying it by 2,400.
Some of the largest multinational companies in the world hold leases totaling millions or even billions of dollars in machinery, equipment, factories, and other assets, and for a good reason; there are some financial advantages to leasing not only for corporations, but all businesses in general. For one, instead of paying full price for these assets, businesses can lease with the option to part ways with leased assets after their lease ends, continue leasing the equipment, or in some cases, buy the leased assets. Therefore, businesses have the opportunity to acquire and use expensive equipment while paying only a fraction of the cost upfront. This is particularly beneficial for new businesses that do not have a lot of initial capital. Also, lease payments that are considered operating leases are tax-deductible as a business expense, which can help reduce a business or company's tax bill. (Source: www.calculator.net)
Take a car leasable for 3 years and has an agreed-upon value of $25,000 after negotiations on the auto price (capitalized cost) as an example. The lending financial institution for the lease has placed a residual value of $12,500 on the car after the 3 years and has given the lessee an APR of 6% after a down payment of $5,000. Assume that the down payment is solely to reduce the capitalized cost, not as payment for any upfront fees. For simplicity's sake, assume that all fees are rolled into the auto price. The lessee is also willing to trade in a used car with a value of $2,000, and the transaction occurs in a state with a 6% tax rate.
Let us take the example of John, who is planning to buy a car on lease. The lease will be for a period of 36 months and charged an annual interest rate of 6%. John managed to negotiate the selling price to be $26,000 with a down payment of $4,000 and an outstanding loan balance of $5,000. The car is expected to have a residual value of $16,500 at the end of 36 months from now. The applicable sales tax rate is 5%. Determine the monthly lease payment for John. (Source: www.wallstreetmojo.com)