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John Sternal
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Difference in Price - New vs. Used Lease

All the talk in auto leasing lately centers around used lease options. Toyota and Ally Financial recently announced expanded programs for used leases.But how much would your monthly payments be on a used lease? Consumers would expect those monthly payments to be even lower since it's a three-year-old vehicle. But by how much?National online auto lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, recently conducted a comparison of monthly payments on two popular trucks today, a 2016 GMC Yukon 4WD SLE, and a…See More
May 5

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John Sternal posted a blog post

SWAPALEASE.COM ANALYSIS OF 50,000+ DRIVERS SHOWS MEN ARE LOSING INTEREST IN MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS FASTER THAN WOMEN

At what rate is “manual drift” occurring in the American auto industry, and is there a difference between the rate of manual transmission use between men and women? Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, recently analyzed over 50,000 driver records from its marketplace dating back to 2012 to uncover some interesting trends. “Manual drift” is a phrase coined by Swapalease.com executives that addresses the slow sunset of interest in manual transmissions found in today’s cars.…See More
Apr 5

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LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS GAINING MORE MOMENTUM IN 2016

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit approvals are beginning to bounce back after a dip in the numbers in late 2015. Auto lease credit approvals for the month of February finished at 70%, an uptick from the January mark of 63.6%. As a whole, the automotive industry is continuing to thrive as it did last year. Increasing numbers in lease credit approvals may aid in ensuring that 2016 follows closely in 2015’s footsteps, yielding record sales…See More
Mar 28

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John Sternal posted a blog post

NCAA TOURNAMENT SURVEY PAIRS BASKETBALL TEAMS WITH CERTAIN CARS; CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS RESEMBLE A TESLA

Which NCAA basketball team reminds fans of a Tesla? Or of a pickup truck? A new survey by car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, asked basketball fans to pair up their favorite teams with certain types of cars to coincide with the NCAA tournament. The online survey, presented to more than 2,500 drivers across the U.S., found that most women think Michigan State will win the NCAA championship; Kentucky for…See More
Mar 15

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LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS REMAIN DOWN BUT SEE SLIGHT LIFT FROM DECEMBER LEVELS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit approvals began 2016 lower than what they had shown during the last two quarters of 2015, but also showed a marked improvement from the December dip. January auto lease credit approvals finished at 63.6%, higher than the December mark of 54.5% when the year finished on a down note. Sales in the broader automotive…See More
Feb 23

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The Biggest $$ Mistake Consumers Making With Car Leases

Is the lowest monthly car payment always the best deal? Not lately. And not with $2 a gallon gas.New analysis from Swapalease.com shows that many car shoppers would end up spending less on their lease if they opted for more miles when negotiating their deal in the showroom. Why? $2 a gallon gas is having a lot to do with that since more people today are spending for extra mileage at the end of their lease. In each case it would have been cheaper to take the more expensive deal in the showroom…See More
Feb 16

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LEASE ESCAPE GROWTH HIGHER FOR TOYOTA THAN SCION ON SWAPALEASE.COM

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, has new data that shows that Scion vehicles were performing adequately on Swapalease.com, and in some cases had better performance than certain Toyota models and other peers. The analysis was conducted following Toyota’s decision to wind down production of the Scion brand.Toyota declared that Scion, a division of Toyota Motor Corporation, will be discontinued as of August 2016. The upstart brand was launched in 2002 in an attempt to…See More
Feb 10

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CHEVY CRUZE LT LEASE OFFERED AT $69 MONTHLY ENTERING JANUARY ON WANTALEASE.COM

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new auto lease deals, reports its lowest-ever lease deal offered entering January, with the Chevy Cruze LT starting at just $69 per month. The Nissan Sentra SV is also being offered at just $129 per month nine other vehicles are being offered for less than $200 per month.While the majority of low lease prices are being offered on compact and midsize cars, a handful of small SUVs are also at the low end of the price spectrum. The Honda…See More
Jan 27

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LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS FINISH A STRONG 2015 ON A DOWN NOTE

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals finished 2015 exactly at the 70.0% mark, squarely in line with what the company feels is a “healthy” rate of approvals. November and December lease credit approvals slipped slightly, bringing the moving twelve-month approvals average down from a high of 77.9% back in August. Despite the end-of-year downswing, lease approvals during 2015 mirrored the broader automotive industry with rising lease credit…See More
Jan 14

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Dec 15, 2015

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MEN & WOMEN PAY DIFFERENT PRICES FOR THE SAME CARS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, has new data that shows where men and women are paying different monthly prices for the same exact car. While conventional wisdom has often thought of women as having less negotiating power than men, a recent analysis of car payments shows women often have lower monthly payments on similar vehicles.  Although monthly payments varied from…See More
Dec 9, 2015

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Cars & Features That Fail Most Often for Drivers

According to Swapalease.com customer service reps, below are a variety of cars in different price ranges and the poor performing vehicle features/attributes that cause people to escape the lease contract.Which Cars & Features Cause People To Get A Different VehicleAmong all vehicles on the road, these are the vehicles and issues that are mentioned most often by drivers as a reason for wanting another car or truck:BMW 4 series - seating hurts back (no lumbar)Cadillac (most models) – issues…See More
Dec 3, 2015

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A NEW BREED OF CAR LEASE SHOPPER MAY BE PROPPING UP LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals slipped to 75.0%, down slightly from the 80.0% mark reached entering October. Even with the change, the approvals rate on the year actually improved to 72.4%, a healthy mark for credit approvals. Over the last three months, the lease credit approvals rate has been among the highest Swapalease.com has ever seen at 80.4%. In fact, Swapalease.com executives weren’t shocked to see the rate slip this month…See More
Nov 17, 2015

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VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT AND JETTA AMONG LOWEST PRICED LEASES ON WANTALEASE.COM

Several carmakers continue to offer aggressive lease deals for less than $150 per month, including Volkswagen with current deals on the Jetta S ($139 monthly) and the Passat 1.8T Limited Edition ($179 monthly). These deals can be found on Wantalease.com, the nation’s largest online marketplace for new lease deals. Volkswagen joins other brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, Nissan and Toyota as offering multiple lease deals under $200 per month. Chevrolet is offering three cars under $200…See More
Oct 21, 2015

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Volkswagen Lease Drivers Looking To Escape Lease Drivers

A quick note to provide additional information as it relates to the overall Volkswagen brand. The following insight is courtesy of Swapalease.com, which has been monitoring activity of Volkswagen lease drivers and shoppers considering the brand:Number of listings in the transfer marketplace have jumped 20% from Sept. to Oct. (# of people looking to escape their VW lease)Number of actual transfers are down -50% so far in Oct. compared with Sept. levels (fewer shoppers want to take over a VW…See More
Oct 15, 2015

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CAR LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS REACH THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH OF 80% SUCCESS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals have crested above 80.0% approvals mark over the last three months, the first time approvals have shown this level of success in more than two years. So far in 2015, the lease credit approvals rate improved to 72.2% on the year. The lease credit approvals also…See More
Oct 13, 2015

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Difference in Price - New vs. Used Lease

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 10:48am 0 Comments

All the talk in auto leasing lately centers around used lease options. Toyota and Ally Financial recently announced expanded programs for used leases.

But how much would your monthly payments be on a used lease? Consumers would expect those monthly payments to be even lower since it's a three-year-old vehicle. But by how much?

National online auto lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, recently conducted a comparison of monthly payments on two popular trucks today, a 2016 GMC Yukon…

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SWAPALEASE.COM ANALYSIS OF 50,000+ DRIVERS SHOWS MEN ARE LOSING INTEREST IN MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS FASTER THAN WOMEN

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:15am 0 Comments

At what rate is “manual drift” occurring in the American auto industry, and is there a difference between the rate of manual transmission use between men and women? Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, recently analyzed over 50,000 driver records from its marketplace dating back to 2012 to uncover some interesting trends.

 

“Manual drift” is a phrase coined by Swapalease.com executives that addresses the slow sunset of interest in manual transmissions…

Continue

LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS GAINING MORE MOMENTUM IN 2016

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 5:52am 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit approvals are beginning to bounce back after a dip in the numbers in late 2015. Auto lease credit approvals for the month of February finished at 70%, an uptick from the January mark of 63.6%.

 

As a whole, the automotive industry is continuing to thrive as it did last year. Increasing numbers in lease credit approvals may aid in ensuring that 2016 follows closely in 2015’s footsteps, yielding…

Continue

NCAA TOURNAMENT SURVEY PAIRS BASKETBALL TEAMS WITH CERTAIN CARS; CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS RESEMBLE A TESLA

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

Which NCAA basketball team reminds fans of a Tesla? Or of a pickup truck? A new survey by car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, asked basketball fans to pair up their favorite teams with certain types of cars to coincide with the NCAA tournament. The online survey, presented to more than 2,500 drivers across the U.S., found that most women think Michigan State will win the NCAA championship; Kentucky for…

Continue

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