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The Inherent Hazards of the Too-Long Loan

It can be tempting to purchase a new vehicle that’s out of your league pricewise by accepting an overly long payment term to get lower monthly payments. But buyer beware: What’s costing you less in the short term will end up costing a lot more in the long term—and, when …

November 27, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
The Inherent Hazards of the Too-Long Loan

It can be tempting to purchase a new vehicle that’s out of your league pricewise by accepting an overly long payment term to get lower monthly payments. But buyer beware: What’s costing you less in the short term will end up costing a lot more in the long term—and, when …

November 27, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 6 – Driving Into the Sunset

Congratulations! You have negotiated a good lease deal, and you are ready to drive off into the sunset! Before you get too ahead of yourself, though, remember that you have ongoing obligations that you agreed to in your deal. There are a few things you need to keep in mind …

March 6, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 6 – Driving Into the Sunset

Congratulations! You have negotiated a good lease deal, and you are ready to drive off into the sunset! Before you get too ahead of yourself, though, remember that you have ongoing obligations that you agreed to in your deal. There are a few things you need to keep in mind …

March 6, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 5 – Closing the Deal

For those who really like driving a new car every couple of years, vehicle leasing makes a whole lot of sense. It is a general misconception that you can’t “haggle” a lease the way you can negotiate on the price or interest rate of a vehicle you want to purchase. …

March 4, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 5 – Closing the Deal

For those who really like driving a new car every couple of years, vehicle leasing makes a whole lot of sense. It is a general misconception that you can’t “haggle” a lease the way you can negotiate on the price or interest rate of a vehicle you want to purchase. …

March 4, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 4 – Finding a Deal

Everybody likes to save money and to feel like they are receiving a good value for what they paid for. Just like when shopping for a good deal on purchasing a car, you can search for a good deal on leasing a car. You can also try to negotiate an …

February 27, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 4 – Finding a Deal

Everybody likes to save money and to feel like they are receiving a good value for what they paid for. Just like when shopping for a good deal on purchasing a car, you can search for a good deal on leasing a car. You can also try to negotiate an …

February 27, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 3 – Calculating Costs

Dealerships and lease financing companies use a formula for calculating lease payments. This formula actually does not appear on leasing contracts, so most people do not know how to, or even know that they should, check the dealer’s calculations. Checking the dealer’s calculations will help you identify innocent errors or …

February 25, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 3 – Calculating Costs

Dealerships and lease financing companies use a formula for calculating lease payments. This formula actually does not appear on leasing contracts, so most people do not know how to, or even know that they should, check the dealer’s calculations. Checking the dealer’s calculations will help you identify innocent errors or …

February 25, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 2 – The Contract

To get a favorable lease deal it is essential to know the meanings of the terms and vocabulary used in lease contracts. Since leasing and lease prices are based on factors such as depreciation, residual value, capitalized cost, cap cost reduction, and lease rate, it is in your best interest …

February 20, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 2 – The Contract

To get a favorable lease deal it is essential to know the meanings of the terms and vocabulary used in lease contracts. Since leasing and lease prices are based on factors such as depreciation, residual value, capitalized cost, cap cost reduction, and lease rate, it is in your best interest …

February 20, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 1 – Types of Leases

If you have decided to lease a car, your next step is to educate yourself about auto leasing as much as possible before you try to negotiate a lease deal. If you know what you are talking about going into a lease negotiation, you are much less likely to become …

February 18, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Part 1 – Types of Leases

If you have decided to lease a car, your next step is to educate yourself about auto leasing as much as possible before you try to negotiate a lease deal. If you know what you are talking about going into a lease negotiation, you are much less likely to become …

February 18, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Understanding Auto Leasing: Overview

One of the eternal questions of the auto would has yet to be answered: is it better to buy or lease a car? We can’t provide the definitive answer for everyone, but we can offer insight into which is the best route for you! Whether to buy or lease a …

February 14, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Understanding Auto Leasing: Overview

One of the eternal questions of the auto would has yet to be answered: is it better to buy or lease a car? We can’t provide the definitive answer for everyone, but we can offer insight into which is the best route for you! Whether to buy or lease a …

February 14, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Negotiate a Vehicle Lease Price Like a Pro

Leasing a vehicle instead of buying one is a smart, appealing choice for a lot of drivers, especially those who really like driving a brand new car every couple of years. It is a common misconception that you can’t negotiate on a lease the way you can haggle the purchase …

February 1, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Negotiate a Vehicle Lease Price Like a Pro

Leasing a vehicle instead of buying one is a smart, appealing choice for a lot of drivers, especially those who really like driving a brand new car every couple of years. It is a common misconception that you can’t negotiate on a lease the way you can haggle the purchase …

February 1, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

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Do You Know What to Negotiate When Leasing a Vehicle?

Know What You Can Negotiate When Leasing Leasing a car is a big decision; you’re deciding on the vehicle you’ll have for the next few years and you’re committing to pay a certain amount of money every month for the whole time you have the car. You want to make …

October 10, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

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Do You Know What to Negotiate When Leasing a Vehicle?

Know What You Can Negotiate When Leasing Leasing a car is a big decision; you’re deciding on the vehicle you’ll have for the next few years and you’re committing to pay a certain amount of money every month for the whole time you have the car. You want to make …

October 10, 2012 by Jamie Rettig