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What are the costs of leasing a car?


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2003-08-25 00:00:00
2003-08-25 00:00:00

The following information assumes you're talking about a closed-end lease, the most common type of vehicle lease. With a closed-end lease, you may return the vehicle at the end of the lease term, pay any end-of-lease costs, and walk away. At the beginning of the lease, you may have to pay your first monthly payment; a refundable security deposit or your last monthly payment; other fees for licenses, registration, and title; a capitalized cost reduction (like a down payment); an acquisition fee (also called a processing or assignment fee); freight or destination charges; and state or local taxes. During the lease, you will have to pay your monthly payment; any additional taxes not included in the payment such as sales, use, and personal property taxes; insurance premiums; ongoing maintenance costs; and any fees for late payment. You'll also have to pay for safety and emissions inspections and any traffic tickets. If you end your lease early, you may have to pay substantial early termination charges. At the end of the lease, if you don't buy the vehicle, you may have to pay a disposition fee and charges for excess miles and excess wear. When comparing different car lease offers and negotiating terms, consider: the agreed-upon value of the vehicle -- a lower value can reduce your monthly payment up-front payments, including the capitalized cost reduction the length of the lease the monthly lease payment any end-of-lease fees and charges the mileage allowed and per-mile charges for excess miles the option to purchase either at lease end or earlier whether your lease includes "gap" coverage, which protects you if the vehicle is stolen or totaled in an accident. Ask for alternatives to advertised specials and other lease offerings.

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