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Lease Payment on 38000 Car

Lease Payment on 38000 Car

Lease Payment on 38000 Car

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I have a 2008 Honda Civic that I bought in 2009 and paid off in a few years. It was trustworthy, reliable, economical, and comfortable. Now I want to pay less to purchase a new car.

Lease

A lease is a contract allowing a party to convey property to another party for a specified time, usually in return for a periodic payment. A car lease allows a person to drive a car for a fixed period of time as they make a down payment as well as monthly lease payments until the lease ends. It can help to think of a car lease as a long-term car rental; while car rentals generally last for as little as a day or even just a few hours, car leases average between two and four years. Many leases allow the purchase of the leased vehicles through a purchase option agreement at a specified price once the lease ends. It is important to note that choosing to add such an option at the beginning of a lease will add a small amount to the monthly lease payment. Most car leases can be found at dealerships or private car dealers.

Auto Price—Also known as capitalized cost, it refers to the retail price of the car. It is possible to negotiate this figure down (the same strategy used for buying cars) for a more affordable lease. Actually, many experts claim it is better to negotiate with car salesmen as if buying the car outright, and only when the desired figure is reached should a potential lessee reveal that they intend to lease the car and not buy. (Source: www.calculator.net)

Term

Most lease contracts will require the lessee to perform regular upkeep of the vehicle, such as servicing it (with proof) on a regular basis. Failure to do so can result in penalties and/or void warranties. Maintenance of leased vehicles generally includes routine jobs such as changing the engine oil, tires, brakes, and topping up fluids where necessary. Be sure to read the lease terms carefully as maintenance rules from lease to lease can differ greatly.

Transfer the lease—A car lease swap involves the legal transfer of a leased vehicle from an initial lessee to a new lessee. The new lessee takes over the lease on the same terms as the original, which includes making the same monthly payment for the remaining duration. However, there are typical administration fees for transferring leases, which can amount to several hundred dollars. There are specialist lease swap websites available to get the process started. They are helpful not only in that they can match up buyers and sellers of leases, but are transparent about the administrative costs. Make sure this is permitted within the terms of the lease agreement, and that it is legal in the respective U.S. state. (Source: www.calculator.net)

 

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