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The $199 Lease Deals for May 2015

Making Sense of All the $199 Month Lease Deals


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Drive a brand-new car for only $199 a month. It isn't too good to be true. At any given time there are many factory-backed lease deals clustered around that price.

Here are the lease deals currently listed on their manufacturer's Web sites at or near $199 a month. While all were featured as of May 5, 2015, some aren't available in all regions of the United States. For comparison's sake, we've calculated the total cost of each lease to completion and further calculated what each costs per mile, assuming full utilization of the mileage allowance. Watch out, however, for additional charges like unaccounted acquisition and lease-end disposition fees. For more detailed pricing, check out our Price PromiseSM tool.

Not all leases are built exactly the same. Some leases ask for more money up front but have lower monthly payments. Some are the opposite; they entice you with a very low drive-off amount but slightly higher monthly payments. Try to find a lease that strikes a balance between the miles you drive, a low monthly payment and low drive-off fees. Always add up the entire cost of a lease and compare those numbers before deciding. If all this needs clarification or you need to bounce ideas off someone who knows what's going on, don't hesitate to reach out to the Edmunds.com Live Help team for free assistance.

These premium deals are generally available only to customers with sterling credit ratings. There may be other programs for less stellar credit cases. And all lessees should remember that these monthly payments do not include sales tax and other fees.

There are subtleties to any and every lease. And tailoring a lease before you sign it is the single best way to ensure you'll be happy as long as you're in it — and on your way out of it. But these heavily advertised leases with their discounted factory financing and aggressive pricing are good starting points.

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Current $199 Lease Deals

2015 Buick Encore — $199 per month/24 months
Buick's small and versatile crossover comes in at the price point after $1,999 at signing. Keep in mind that the lease is for only two years and only covers 20,000 miles of use. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Buick Verano — $199 per month/39 months
Buick's smallest sedan can be had for $1,039 at signing and only $199 a month — if you're coming out of another GM lease. It's a solid deal, but you'll need $2,539 if you're a new-to-GM lessee and it includes just 10,000 miles of use per year. Additional miles are 25 cents each. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Chevrolet Equinox LT — $199 per month/24 months
The Equinox is a relatively large and useful crossover SUV and consistently one of Chevy's best-sellers. It costs $1,929 at signing if you're a current GM lessee. And it's $2,429 at signing if you're not a current GM customer. Both those numbers are up $20 from last month. The $199 a month includes an allotted 20,000 miles, with additional miles priced at 25 cents each. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu — $179 per month/36 months
Pay $1,519 at signing (if you're a current GM vehicle lessee) and a Chevy dealer will hand over a new 2015 Malibu sedan for you to drive for the next three years. If you're not a current lessee, the buy-in is $2,019. The lease covers 30,000 miles of use, with additional miles charged at 25 cents each. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Chevrolet Sonic — $179 and $209 per month/39 months
Chevy's super adorable small car is available at prices a little bit below and a little bit above the target monthly price. At $179 per month you get the regular Sonic LT five-door after $1,869 at signing. Spend $209 per month and after $1,659 you get the Sonic Eco five-door with its 1.4-liter turbo engine that's rated at 40 mpg on the highway. Both leases run for 39 months and 32,500 miles of use. Offers end June 1.

2015 Chevrolet Trax — $199 per month/36 months
Chevy's smallest crossover SUV is nonetheless roomy, useful and easygoing. And after plopping down $2,069 at signing (a whopping $880 less than last month), it's yours at the price point for the next 36 months. But if you're a current GM lessee, that plop-down number is only $689 (also a massive $880 less than last month). The lease includes 30,000 miles of use, and additional miles are 25 cents each. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Chrysler 200 — $139-$199 per month/36 months
Chrysler's newest sedan is available at lease rates both at and lower than the $199 monthly target in several regionally advertised deals. Go to the New York metro areas and it's $139 per month after $2,999. Meanwhile, in Southern California there's the 200 S for $149 per month after $1,999. Also, in Burlington, Kentucky, the 200 S goes out after $1,399 at signing for $199 per month. All these example leases include 30,000 miles of use. The New York and Kentucky deals end May 18; the offer in Southern California ends June 1.

2015 Fiat 500e — $169 per month/36 months
The small 500e all-electric hatchback isn't for everyone, but it's perfect for those with an appreciation for Italian design and a passion for electric motoring. This month the featured lease runs to $169 per month with $1,999 due at signing. There's also a $395 disposition fee at the end of the lease. Oh yeah, you have to live in either California or Oregon to qualify for this deal. Dealer contributions will vary on leases, so keep that in mind when shopping. Additional savings are possible through various federal and local incentive programs for electric vehicles. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid — $199 per month/24 months
A versatile hybrid, the C-Max is available at this price in a few locations around the country. The money due at signing is a steep $4,013, but that drops to $3,013 if you're a current Ford or competitive make leaseholder. This deal is only for 24 months and includes only 875 miles per month; that's 21,000 miles total. Offer ends July 6.

2014 Ford Edge — $219 per month/24 months
Ford is clearing out its inventory of first-generation Edge models with a second generation on the way. The money due at signing varies greatly on regional deals, and so will the particular model featured. This particular deal was found in the Chicago area and needs $3,000 at signing. Deal ends July 6.

2015 Ford Escape — $179-$199 per month/24 months
This small SUV is again offered in some regions at $179 per month with $2,523 at signing for current Ford or competitive leaseholders. But that signing cost goes up to $3,523 if you don't have the lease. Ford has slightly varied the Escape lease offers according to region, so you'll have to try your ZIP code on Ford's site to see what's offered in your locality. Most of these leases are set for only two years and the mileage allowance is at a mere 21,000. Offer ends July 6.

2014 Ford Flex — $189 per month/24 months
Ford dealers are clearing their stocks of Flex large wagons. Various lease deals are available on the Flex in different parts of the country. So this $189-per-month lease after $3,889 may not be offered where you are, but the dealer could have another deal that works well for you. Offer ends July 6.

2015 Ford Fusion — $179-$219 per month/24 months
Ford offers the Fusion in a vast number of variations, and this deal is offered on slightly different trim models depending on region. There are also differences in how much money is due at signing depending on the region and whether the customer is currently a Ford lessee or leasing a competitive car. That noted, these are short-term (24-month) leases that only allow 21,000 miles over their duration. Offer end July 6.

2015 Honda Accord LX-S Coupe — $209 per month/36 months
The two-door Accord joins its brother sedan near our price point after $2,599 at signing. Additional miles are only 15 cents each either way, with the leases including 1,000 miles of use each month. Offer ends May 11.

2015 Honda Accord LX Sedan — $199 per month/36 months
The most popular version of the Accord sedan (four cylinders, automatic transmission, cloth interior) is available at $199 a month in a 36-month lease with a low $1,999 cost at signing. That includes a 1,000-miles-per-month allowance. Offer ends May 11.

2015 Honda CR-V — $209 per month/36 months
Honda's popular small SUV, the CR-V, is available at just $10 more than our target price point after $1,999 at signing. And that's for a full 36 months and 36,000 miles. Offer ends May 11.

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT — $189 per month/36 months
This is the sporty five-door version of Hyundai's Elantra compact at $189 a month after $2,799 at signing. Additional miles cost 20 cents each, and there will be a $400 disposition fee in most states. Remember, this is for a 2014 model-year car. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Hyundai Elantra GT — $179 per month/36 months
With offers on three model-year Elantra GTs, it's a bit dizzying at Hyundai. The 2015 edition goes off at $179 per month after $1,999 at signing. A full 1,000 miles per month is included. There will be a $400 disposition fee at the end of the lease. Offer ends June 1.

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT — $179 per month/36 months
Here's the updated 2016 Elantra GT at $20 under the price target. It takes $2,299 due at signing, and additional miles are 20 cents each. Plus there will be a $400 disposition fee in most states. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE — $199 per month/36 months
Hyundai's new version of its mainstream sedan is $1,999 at signing. There's also a $400 disposition fee at the end of the lease in most states. The 36,000-mile allowance is solid, with additional miles available for 20 cents each. Offers end June 1.

2015 Jeep Cherokee — $199 per month/36 months
Jeep has very limited regional offers on various front- and four-wheel-drive versions of its hugely successful Cherokee at just $199 per month. These 36-month leases all seem to allow only 30,000 miles of use during their terms. These deals (which vary in how much money is due at signing) may not be available at all in your area. Offers end June 1.

2015 Jeep Compass — $169-$199 per month/36 months
Have a hankering for the Compass? If you live in the Chicagoland area (or some other regions), a two-wheel-drive Compass can be leased at $199 per month after $2,999 at signing. Around New York City it's a 4x4 on the same terms. So shop around. Offers end June 1.

2015 Jeep Patriot — $159 and $199 per month/36 months
Jeep's other small crossover is available in several different featured leases depending upon region. Look out for differences not only in down payment, but mileage allowances while shopping. Offers end June 1.

2015 Kia Optima LX — $168-$189 per month/24 or 36 months
The stylish 2015 Optima is now available with lease terms under our price point on 24- and 36-month leases in various offers around the country. These leases vary from region to region, however, so no one in particular may be available in your area. Offers end June 1.

2015 Kia Soul — $189 per month/36 months
The 2015 version of Kia's Soul is available in some regions at $189 per month after $1,999 at signing. Hamsters — hip and sleek or dumpy and lovable — are not included. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Mazda 3 i Sport Five-Door — $189 per month/36 months
Mazda's sporting compact comes in at our target price on 2015 models after $1,969 at signing in some regions. This lease has a 36,000-mile allowance and costs 15 cents per mile for additional miles. Offers end June 30.

2015 Mazda 6 — $189 per month/36 months
Mazda's fine-driving midsize sedan is available in several different regional leases. This one takes $1,999 at signing and $189 per month. Offers end June 30.

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer ES CVT — $189 per month/24 months
Mitsubishi's 2015 model-year compact four-door costs $189 per month after a $1,999 initial buy-in. Additional miles cost either 15 or 20 cents depending on which finance company (March Financial or Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America) writes the deal. Offer ends June 30.

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander — $199 and $209 per month/36 months
It's Mitsubishi's larger crossover with either two-wheel drive for $199 per month or all-wheel drive for $209 per month. It takes $3,398 at signing for the two-wheel drive and $3,958 for the four-wheel drive. Financed through Mitsubishi Motors Credit, additional miles after 36,000 cost 15 cents per mile. If the vehicle is leased through Ally Financial, additional miles rise to 20 cents. Offer ends June 30.

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport — $207 per month/36 months
This compact SUV is available at $207 per month after a $3,756 signing payment. Financed through Mitsubishi Motors Credit, additional miles after 36,000 cost 15 cents per mile. If the vehicle is leased through Ally Financial, additional miles rise to 20 cents. Offer ends June 30.

2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 S — $179 and 189 per month/36 months
Nissan offers several different lease programs for the Altima in different regions of the country. There's $1,799 due at signing in some areas for a $179-per-month lease in some markets (New York City, for example). And it's different amounts down in other areas. These low monthly payments come with 12,000 miles a year of use and charge only 15 cents per additional mile. There is a disposition fee due at the end of the lease in most states. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Nissan Juke SL — $209 per month/36 months
Nissan's quirky Juke small SUV comes in just above the price point after $2,999 down. Nissan's deals this month are highly regionalized, so check the company's Web site or with a dealer. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Nissan Rogue Select — $189 and $196 per month/36 months
The previous-generation Rogue lives on as the Rogue Select with either front- or all-wheel drive. Go for the front-driver and it's $189 per month after $2,599 at signing for three years and 36,000 miles. Want all those wheels driven? Then the monthly hit goes up to $196 with the same terms. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Scion iQ — $189 per month/36 months
While the tiny iQ isn't for everyone, the someone who can use it can get it for only $189 per month with zero down at signing. That's nothing. Zip. Nada. Offer ends July 6.

2015 Scion tC — $249 per month/36 months
The 2015 tC is available at $50 more than the price point, but with zero money due at signing. The mileage allowance is 1,000 a month, with additional miles costing only 15 cents each. Offer ends July 6.

2014 Scion xB — $229 per month/36 months
Scion's practical and very square xB can be had now with no money at signing and for only $229 per month. It's a three-year lease with 1,000 miles of use per month. Offers end July 6.

2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabriolet — $199 and $219 per month/24 and 36 months
Open-air Smart car motoring with the additional virtue of being all-electric. The money due at signing is modest, and both 24- and 36-month terms are available. But there is a $395 disposition fee at lease end. Additional savings are possible through various federal and local incentive programs for electric vehicles. Offers end June 1.

2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium — $209 and $219 per month/36 months
Subaru's smallest car is available without any money at signing. A total deal. There will be variances according to region and ZIP code. Offers end June 1.

2015 Subaru Legacy — $209 per month/24 and 36 months
It will take $1,979 at signing to get into a Legacy at this price. The lease includes 1,000 miles per month of use, with additional miles at 15 cents each. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Toyota Camry — $179-$199 per month/24 and 36 months
Toyota has slight variations on leasing 2015 Camrys around the country, so you'll have to check in your area. All the leases we've seen run 1,000 miles per month, with a disposition fee at lease end in most regions. But watch these closely. Some advertised deals don't include a $650 acquisition fee in the bold print. Or that there's a $350 disposition. Offers end June 1.

2015 Toyota Corolla — $169-$209 per month/24 and 36 months
Toyota's roomy and legendarily reliable Corolla sedan is available on some regional leases for $199 per month and in other areas at a bit more or less. The offers in your area will differ, and be careful to note whether all acquisition and disposition fees are included in the advertised price. Offers end June 1.

2015 Toyota Prius — $189-$219 per month/24 months
Toyota's iconic hybrid hatchback is available in some regions (but not all regions) on leases near our price point. Offers end June 1.

2015 Toyota Prius C — $169-$209 per month/24 or 36 months
Toyota's smallest hybrid is available under different terms in different regions. But all are close to $199 per month, with the money due at signing within a few hundred dollars of $2,000. Offers end June 1.

2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In — $219 per month/36 months
It's the rechargeable version of Toyota's eco warrior available on a strictly regional basis at this price after $1,999 at signing. We found this in the New York City area, but the Plug-In was more expensive in other areas. And this deal doesn't include a $650 acquisition fee or a charger. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Toyota Prius V — $209 and $219 per month/36 months
Toyota offers many regionally tailored leases on the large Prius V. Offers end June 1.

2015 Toyota RAV4 — $199 per month/24 and 36 months
Toyota has several regional lease offers on its popular RAV4. But read the fine print. Some don't include a $650 acquisition fee in the advertised price, and some also include disposition fees at the end of the lease, too. Offers end June 1.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle — $209 per month/36 months
It's the Classic Edition of the classic design Beetle available at just $10 over the target price after $1,999 at signing. Style doesn't come much cheaper. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S — $209 per month/36 months
The family-size sedan from VW is available at $10 above our price point on a 36-month lease that includes 1,000 miles per month of use. Offer ends June 1.

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S — $179 per month/36 months
VW's small crossover SUV is available at only $179 per month after $2,499 at signing. That's quite reasonable for this class of vehicle. The lease goes a full three years and 36,000 miles, with additional miles at 20 cents per mile. Offer ends June 1.


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Comments

  • for comparison, and common sense, you really have to divide the down payment by the months of the lease and then add it to the monthly lease price. If you put enough down on any car you can get a $199 a month lease.

  • bassrockerx bassrockerx Posts:

    i read the whole list and i think the standouts are the toyota camry hybrid for 199 with only 1800 due at signing and the mazda 3 sedan for a very low $149 a month(wow!) also the fiat 500 sport for only 200 dollars a month is not that bad a deal either conidering the depretiation on these cars are pretty high so after 3 years are up you might actually come out ahead, especially if 3 years down the road fiat is not doing so well you might even get a very nice purchase price on the car should you chose to keep it when the lease is up. another standout is the chevy cruze lt with 0 down and the equinox and CR-V on this list as well.

  • stingray73 stingray73 Posts:

    It's ridiculous to compare lease payments when you have to put money down. What is the purpose of the article? You can lease a Lamborghini for $199/mo. if you put $198,000 down! What a waste of time this article is.

  • mohora mohora Posts:

    thank you for posting this list. im coming out of a 2yr lease and this helps me sort through my choices. i can choose and then go to dealers with my homework in hand. many times in the past i have found that some dealers try to add on prep cost to the deal

  • adantium adantium Posts:

    Great job John! Is it possible for you to make a similar list for the Canadian market? I bet many of us regular visitors would really appreciate it.

  • What is a good price reduction on a 2015 Toyota Highlander AWD Platinum Limited, MSRP $45,583? If I leased for 24 or 36 months, what are the residuals and money factors Toyota would use for 15,000 per year?

  • daveinolywa daveinolywa Posts:

    my LEAF was zero drive off (actually was less than that since I got a check for $47 back from the dealer for registration fees returns) and $245.75 a month for 15,000 miles annually on a 3 year lease. with 35 payments, It works out to 19 cents per mile. so maybe not $199 but at least I did not have to pony up a minimum of 2Gs up front

  • chanelm chanelm Posts:

    I'm looking for dealerships in MA or RI that will accept my leased sedan trade in so I can buy or lease a SUV. We now have twins on the way. Any suggestions anyone? Obviously, I don't want to pay penalties and I know dealerships sometimes have specials to offer. Thanks, C

  • barryhuber barryhuber Posts:

    If a "$199" lease requires cash down, then it is not a $199 lease. This article is misleading. $2000 down means the real lease payment comes out to more like $260 before taxes. Why not just be honest?

  • redgeminipa redgeminipa Posts:

    The ONLY time you should put money down on a LEASE is if you are trading in with negative equity, or just covering the first, last and security deposit. YOU ARE RENTING THE VEHICLE on a lease! You may have options to buy out the lease at the end, but you'll end up paying more than a comparable low interest finance, plus you'll end up paying for at least 8 years. If you drive a lot, forget leasing. You'll be in a world of hurt when it's time to turn it in. Leases can be negotiated, too! I'm shocked Edmunds, of all sites, isn't smart enough to touch this subject in this article.

  • mittzombie mittzombie Posts:

    If you have to lease a car that you don't deduct from business expenses then you can't afford it.

  • barryhuber barryhuber Posts:

    If you have to lease a car that you don't deduct from business expenses then you can't afford it.
    Nonsense. Or you desire a car more frequently than most and with the right leases you can pay less than it would cost to buy the car and resell it every 3 years. Like all financial decisions there is some give and take. Logic isn't the only factor driving car ownership/rental. You cannot buy a german car and resell it every 3 years for the same low amount you can lease... especially if you're good at playing with MSDs, rebates, drive events, euro delivery, etc. Simply can't be done. Is it as prudent as buying an accord and holding for 10 years? No. But if you want a new car frequently, there are ways to save over buying. Just it takes quite a bit more than this lame article can convey.

  • ses184 ses184 Posts:

    Why is the Subaru Impreza listed as $0 down? I see it says regional offer, but I've been checking this list since July of 2014 and it's always listed as 0 down. I've checked Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and none of them offer that car for $0 down. Are you only listing the California region?

  • If you have to lease a car that you don't deduct from business expenses then you can't afford it.
    Nonsense. Or you desire a car more frequently than most and with the right leases you can pay less than it would cost to buy the car and resell it every 3 years. Like all financial decisions there is some give and take. Logic isn't the only factor driving car ownership/rental. (snip) Is it as prudent as buying an accord and holding for 10 years? No. But if you want a new car frequently, there are ways to save over buying. Just it takes quite a bit more than this lame article can convey.
    If you've got so much extra cash that buying a new car every 3 years or paying a monthly payment every month for the rest of your life has no affect on retirement or any other part of your financial life then more power to you. Enjoy your fancy new car every 2-3 years, you've earned it. But, I'd venture a guess that a huge percentage of the people going from one lease to the next and shopping based on passion rather than logic are the same ones complaining that they just can't get ahead; and they are also blaming their financial woes on everyone else. For all those people: quit your whining and make some logic based decisions. Be smart now and then someday maybe you can be the one that buys a new car whenever the whim hits.

  • erich66 erich66 Posts:

    I hear a lot of people of people badmouthing leasing. If you don't want to lease, then don't. But there are great deals to be had if you would like to lease. I just leased a 2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring. I got $3,400 off the MSRP, i got $3,500 in equity for my (also leased) trade in, because i don't drive very many miles, and i got the $400 disposition fee waived. Final cost is $280/month including taxes, with only the 1st payment down...and my insurance also dropped $25/month. And i will most likely get another $3,500 back in equity when this lease ends.

  • homerrulez homerrulez Posts:

    for comparison, and common sense, you really have to divide the down payment by the months of the lease and then add it to the monthly lease price. If you put enough down on any car you can get a $199 a month lease.
    I agree. you put enough money down, ur now just paying $3 a month. I cant stand these people who say "pay $199 per month....with just 3k due at signing" its not a 200 per month expense. just another ploy to get people to buy the cars.

  • If you have to lease a car that you don't deduct from business expenses then you can't afford it.
    Nonsense. Or you desire a car more frequently than most and with the right leases you can pay less than it would cost to buy the car and resell it every 3 years. Like all financial decisions there is some give and take. Logic isn't the only factor driving car ownership/rental. (snip) Is it as prudent as buying an accord and holding for 10 years? No. But if you want a new car frequently, there are ways to save over buying. Just it takes quite a bit more than this lame article can convey.
    If you've got so much extra cash that buying a new car every 3 years or paying a monthly payment every month for the rest of your life has no affect on retirement or any other part of your financial life then more power to you. Enjoy your fancy new car every 2-3 years, you've earned it. But, I'd venture a guess that a huge percentage of the people going from one lease to the next and shopping based on passion rather than logic are the same ones complaining that they just can't get ahead; and they are also blaming their financial woes on everyone else. For all those people: quit your whining and make some logic based decisions. Be smart now and then someday maybe you can be the one that buys a new car whenever the whim hits.
    LOL, will you even know how to recognize when that time comes to act on that whim? Is there a magical door with the exact date on it that will notify you? What if that day comes and you take advantage of it and then next day you suddenly die? Seriously, if you can afford to lease and you want to lease in your pre-retirement years, then do so. It's silly to always be in constant planning of your retirement years if you're not being excessive.

  • " if you can afford to lease and you want to lease... " patinthecity, you just repeated my entire point. My issue is with hearing endlessly about how the 'American Dream" is unattainable and how 'everyone' is living paycheck to paycheck and can't get ahead and how few are saving anything for retirement. Then those same people go out and lease a car after car or trade in their car every 2 years. If you aren't one of those then I'm not talking to you. If you are betting that 'the next day you suddenly die' for your long term planning then please don't expect society to take care of you when you live until you are 90. If you don't fit in the above category then as I said before "Enjoy your fancy new car every 2-3 years, you've earned it." Working hard has its rewards and if a new car on a regular basis is the reward you choose then enjoy! It is the live for today but cry and whine about the results of that choice people that I can't stand. The ones that expect me to subsidize the rest of their expenses because of bad choices.

  • mittzombie mittzombie Posts:

    I hear a lot of people of people badmouthing leasing. If you don't want to lease, then don't. But there are great deals to be had if you would like to lease. I just leased a 2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring. I got $3,400 off the MSRP, i got $3,500 in equity for my (also leased) trade in, because i don't drive very many miles, and i got the $400 disposition fee waived. Final cost is $280/month including taxes, with only the 1st payment down...and my insurance also dropped $25/month. And i will most likely get another $3,500 back in equity when this lease ends.
    My Honda Accord cost 364 a month for 4 years, then I had no payments for 9 years. I have put less than a grand into the car countin all maint and repairs (not tires). Somehow nothing breaks on this car... I now keep it as my winter car, its value is worth around what I put down. The car has never broken down or refused to start except for once when it needed a battery and I needed a jump which took 5 minutes. My average cost is 102 buck a month to own not including insurance and gas, and insurance is of course cheap. Edit forgot my aftermarket stereo was $3,000, so add another 17 bucks a month. Put a custom stereo in a lease car and it can cost 100 bucks a month. I would rather drive an Accord with a great stereo than a BMW with Bose... yuck Bose. I saved so much money I bought my mother a Lexus for her birthday and I will give my car to my nephew next year.

  • btc909 btc909 Posts:

    Manufacture lease deals are generally (not always) MSRP minus your down which equals your monthly payment. Get on Yelp! and find a broker. When you get to month 35 go to CarMax and get a 7 day quote, if you have equity go lease another car. Take the CarMax offer ONLY on a weekday. CarMax has to SPEAK to a person to get the payoff amount. You will be cut a check if you have equity on the spot. You do not pay sales tax on the payoff amount when selling a vehicle to a dealer. If you can afford it, 'One Pay Leases' have a lower money factor.

  • LOL, will you even know how to recognize when that time comes to act on that whim?...
    Want the ultimate ability to act on a whim?
    ... then I had no payments for 9 years. ...
    Save up 9 years worth of payments and then you can pretty much buy what you want when you want it and even actually own it. Nothing at a dealership beats the feeling of driving off in a car you just paid cash for.

  • meteor10 meteor10 Posts:

    no comparison to deals offered in CIS anyway

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