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John Sternal
  • Fort Myers, FL
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  • Merit Mile
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SHORT-TERM TRUCK LEASES IN DEMAND BECAUSE OF STRONG EQUITY POSITION

Can you actually profit off your lease? You can, but it would likely need to be a truck. Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, believes lessees in certain trucks still hold a positive equity position with a few months left in the term. In fact, the company believes it is a large reason why demand has increased for truck leases with less than eight months on the contract. Compact SUVs and all Pickup trucks have held strong pricing positions through the life of their…See More
Tuesday
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Time For National Pre-Leased Program?

Is it time the auto industry got serious about a used lease program that mirrors the effectiveness of the CPO programs? Scot Hall, EVP at Swapalease.com, who has been talking about the need for a used lease program, especially based on recent trends in the auto industry:The appetite for leasing is now past 25% of sales according to Experian and is nearing all-time high levelsIndustry insiders say…See More
Sep 9
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Sep 4
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In Leasing, U.S. Car Dealers Should Follow Canada's Lead

When it comes to lease programs, should U.S. Auto dealers take a page out of the Canadian dealer model? National car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, works with customers in both countries and observed key differences in how lease programs are structured, with particular emphasis on the transfer of ownership elements between individuals:Higher lease penetration rate in Canada, upwards of 40% on many vehicles (cars are also more expensive there)Leasing transfers between individuals are handled…See More
Sep 3
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Aug 27
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CAR LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS REACH NEW HIGH FOR THE YEAR DESPITE SUBPRIME INCREASE

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during the month of July were 81.0%, the highest monthly level of the year and reversing a trend that saw continuous decline since January largely due to an increase in the number of SubPrime credit applicants. Despite the high marks in July, Swapalease.com attributes the growing number of credit declines in 2014 to a rising number of car lease shoppers with SubPrime credit profiles seeking to enter the…See More
Aug 19
Big Tom LaPointe commented on John Sternal's blog post WHY IT MAKES MORE FINANCIAL SENSE TO LEASE THAN OWN A CAR
"this is great for salespeople as a reference. it's a no brainer. now, leases are WAY too subvented for what the actual values will be in three years when there is a glut of used cars again. today values are high because 20-40% fewer cars were…"
Aug 6
Big Tom LaPointe liked John Sternal's blog post WHY IT MAKES MORE FINANCIAL SENSE TO LEASE THAN OWN A CAR
Aug 6
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WHY IT MAKES MORE FINANCIAL SENSE TO LEASE THAN OWN A CAR

From a dollars and cents standpoint, is it now better for your wallet to lease a car or finance one? Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, analyzed an apples to apples to apples comparison of three different car-shopping scenarios using the same vehicle in order to determine where the most savings would be found. Click here for the full data chart. The three different scenarios included financing a $30,000…See More
Aug 5
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WANT TO LEASE A CAR ONLINE? MANY U.S. CAR SHOPPERS “WOULDN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO LOOK”

Online shopping for purchasing a car has never been more popular. But what about if you want to compare leases through an online channel? According to participants of a recent survey from Wantalease.com, many respondents wouldn’t even know where to start. Executives at Wantalease.com and its sister marketplace, Swapalease.com, were curious about how average drivers feel about the online research and shopping process on a new lease. Click here…See More
Jul 23
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GM LEASE DEALS SHOW LARGEST PRICE JUMPS AND PRICE DECLINES ENTERING JULY

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, says certain GM models saw the largest drop in prices in June, with new lease deals offered on the Buick Regal Premium leasing for $229 per month, down from $426.46 in May. The Buick Lacrosse was being offered for $249 per month, down from $425.21 in May. The data was reported in the June Wantalease.com Lease…See More
Jul 9
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Toyota's Focus On 24-Month Lease Terms

The 36-month lease has long been the norm in auto leasing circles, but Toyota and Chrysler are beefing up their 24-month lease offerings. According to a report in Automotive News:      "Toyota is seeing a strong shift into two-year leases this year, a trend that promises quicker customer turnarounds and fuller used-car inventories down the road. At Toyota Financial…See More
Jul 1
John Sternal posted a blog post

Car Lease Credit Approvals Reach New Low for the Year

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during the month of May were 60.6%, the lowest monthly level of the year and down from January when the approvals rate was at 70.6%.Despite the overall approvals rating sliding down from a 2014 high in January, Swapalease.com attributes the recent slide to a significant higher number of applications over the last two months. In fact, 44.7% more applications have been processed in May and April compared to…See More
Jun 25
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Jun 23
Mark Frost commented on John Sternal's blog post Insurance Premiums Cause People To Change Their Car?
"There's no doubt in my mind that insurance premiums can cause people to rethink their vehicle choice. Unless you've got a spotless record and a great relationship with your insurance company, premiums can easily be $150 or more a month for…"
Jun 20

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SHORT-TERM TRUCK LEASES IN DEMAND BECAUSE OF STRONG EQUITY POSITION

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 6:57am 0 Comments

Can you actually profit off your lease? You can, but it would likely need to be a truck. Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, believes lessees in certain trucks still hold a positive equity position with a few months left in the term. In fact, the company believes it is a large reason why demand has increased for truck leases with less than eight months on the contract.



Compact SUVs and all Pickup trucks have held strong pricing positions through the…

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Time For National Pre-Leased Program?

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:10am 0 Comments

Is it time the auto industry got serious about a used lease program that mirrors the effectiveness of the CPO programs? Scot Hall, EVP at Swapalease.com, who has been talking about the need for a used lease program, especially based on recent trends in the auto industry:

  • The appetite for leasing is now past 25% of sales according to Experian and is nearing all-time high levels
  • Industry insiders say…
Continue

In Leasing, U.S. Car Dealers Should Follow Canada's Lead

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:06am 0 Comments

When it comes to lease programs, should U.S. Auto dealers take a page out of the Canadian dealer model? National car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, works with customers in both countries and observed key differences in how lease programs are structured, with particular emphasis on the transfer of ownership elements between individuals:

  • Higher lease penetration rate in Canada, upwards of 40% on many vehicles (cars are also more expensive there)
  • Leasing transfers…
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WOMEN CAR SHOPPERS GROWING MORE COMFORTABLE NEGOTIATING

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

When it comes to negotiating with a car dealer, what’s the comfort level of men and women? Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, was interested to take the pulse of car shoppers around the country. According to their findings, women are now warming up to the negotiation process. Click here to see the complete findings.



An online survey was presented to more than 1,000 drivers…

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