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John Sternal
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Trucks Add Fuel To Lease Fire

Swapalease.com, the nation's largest online lease marketplace, compared truck inventory and consideration data from 2014 against 2012 and found that there has been a significant increase in the number of shoppers driving truck leases, and those looking for truck leases.Topping the list is the Chevy Silverado, which…See More
Feb 20
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SWAPALEASE.COM COLOR ANALYSIS: TODAY’S CARS ARE 50 SHADES OF GREY

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – In truth, there may not be 50 different shades, but 80% of the cars and trucks in the Swapalease.com auto lease marketplace are in the gray family (including white and black). Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed colors of its entire online ecosystem and discovered that the grayscale dominates the automotive landscape.Specifically, the colors black (31.4%), white (19.6%), silver (13.1%), dark grey (9.1%) and grey (6.5%) are…See More
Jan 28
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2014 LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS FINISHED WITH TURBULENT APPROVAL LEVELS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals for 2014 ended with a rate of 69.0%, down from the 2013 approval rate of 77.7% approvals. December 2014 specifically ended with a monthly approvals rate of 60.9%, down from the previous December that saw 73.3% approvals in 2013.“The year ended much the same way it progressed, with turbulence as the approvals theme for the entire 2014 campaign,” said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of Swapalease.com.…See More
Jan 22
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Still Healthy Demand For Some Smaller Cars Despite Low Gas Prices

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed four of today’s most popular fuel-sippers against four of today’s most popular large trucks/SUVs to see if low gas prices are impacting consumer demand. The company analyzed search and consideration data from 2013 against 2014, when gas prices fell continuously through the end of the year.The analysis showed that some small cars remained in healthy demand, while others did not. The analysis showed the same for larger trucks…See More
Jan 20
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TV Shows Have Made Us Better Car Negotiators

Below are some stats from a recent survey you might find interesting from a December online Swapalease.com survey that was presented to 2,500 people across U.S. and Canada.54.8% of men said they do not look forward to environments where negotiation takes place (66.7% of women).However, while 32.5% of men said TV shows like Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and American Pickers have made them better negotiators, 78.2% of women said the shows have done…See More
Jan 14
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SURVEY: AMERICANS WANT USED CAR AND TRUCK LEASE OPTIONS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, unveiled results of its latest survey showing that 82% of drivers across the U.S. would consider getting a used car or truck lease that was three years old. Swapalease.com is studying the consumer appetite for used leasing and presented an online survey in front of 2,500 drivers across the country during November, 2014.One of the benefits of a used lease would include a lower monthly payment, and approximately a third of those polled…See More
Jan 8
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END-OF-YEAR LEASE DEALS; MONTHLY PAYMENT MINDSET FUEL RISING LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS ENTERING DECEMBER

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during November continued to increase, fueling even more end-of-year momentum for lease applications and vehicle exchange rates. November saw an approvals rate of 84.2%, the second-highest monthly lease approvals rate during 2014 (August saw 85.7%).The monthly approvals rate was driven by early holiday lease campaigns and offers, with a rising number of lessees exchanging vehicles from brands such as…See More
Dec 17, 2014
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BIGGEST MISPERCEPTION WHEN SHOPPING FOR AN END-OF-YEAR CAR LEASE: OUTGOING MODEL YEAR IS CHEAPER

Conventional wisdom among many end-of-year car shoppers is to choose the outgoing model year in order to save a few dollars. However, an analysis by nationwide car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, shows consumers can often get a better lease deal if they opt for the incoming model year, even in December when end-of-year negotiating heats up. For example, consumers can lease a 2015 Toyota Camry for $293.71 per month, compared to a new 2014 model priced at $319.22. A 2015 Chevrolet Malibu lease…See More
Dec 15, 2014
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HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THE LUXURY “DECEMBER TO REMEMBER” AUTO CAMPAIGNS?

Just how successful are the “December To Remember” campaigns? Swapalease.com analyzed vehicle search and consideration patterns from the 2013 holiday season to gauge which luxury brands see a rise in consumer consideration during the holiday season. Lexus saw the biggest increase in search and consideration patterns, but only by a slim margin.Swapalease.com is the nation’s largest online lease marketplace, processing tens of thousands of lease exchanges each year for today’s most popular cars…See More
Dec 4, 2014
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LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS RISE AHEAD OF THE BUSY HOLIDAY LUXURY AUTO CAMPAIGNS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during October rebounded to a rate of 74.1%, compared with 64.5% in September. Roughly three out of every four lease applicants were approved in October, an important indicator given the continued popularity of car and truck leases.Year to date, Swapalease.com has recorded a lease credit approval rate of 68.6%, just shy of the 70% rate that is considered normal in the marketplace. Over the last three…See More
Nov 18, 2014
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Most Tesla Lease Exchanges Will Happen In First 4-8 Months

Under Tesla's new program, lessees have the option to return their Model S within the first three months if they are unsatisfied. Scot Hall from Swapalease.com believes many will take advantage of an early out, but not within the first three months of vehicle possession. Tesla is playing a slight role in this decision, disqualifying drivers from immediately leasing another Tesla if they do return in the three-month window.However, a closer look at luxury lease exchange trends on Swapalease.com…See More
Nov 13, 2014
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16 POPULAR CARS & TRUCKS UNDER $200 PER MONTH IN NOVEMBER; WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new car lease deals, shows 16 popular cars and trucks in November offered for less than $200 per month, with a variety of models between small and mid-sized cars, SUVs and pickup trucks. According to Wantalease.com, it’s the largest variety of makes and models at this price point during 2014.Headlining the November lease deals is the Chevrolet Cruze LT, listed at $119 per month with less than $1,000 down. The Cruze has been a…See More
Nov 12, 2014
Big Tom LaPointe liked John Sternal's blog post Falling Used Car Prices? Don’t Blame Leasing
Nov 10, 2014
Big Tom LaPointe commented on John Sternal's blog post Falling Used Car Prices? Don’t Blame Leasing
"The simple math is that a relative shortage of pre-owned vehicles in the 2009-2011 model year range from greatly-reduced sales and corporate restructuring kept prices inflated. Now that sales have rebounded, pre-owned vehicles should be back on a…"
Nov 10, 2014
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Nov 6, 2014
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Swapalease.com Disagrees With Consumer Reports

Swapalease.com is more than just an advocate of lease transfer. The company is also a strong advocate of leasing. Therefore, Swapalease.com is challenging many of the points made by Consumer Reports in a recent lease versus loan comparison column, “Buying vs. leasing basics for cars”, published earlier this month. “It was disappointing to see the details of the comparisons made by…See More
Oct 31, 2014

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Trucks Add Fuel To Lease Fire

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation's largest online lease marketplace, compared truck inventory and consideration data from 2014 against 2012 and found that there has been a significant increase in the number of shoppers driving truck leases, and those looking for truck…

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SWAPALEASE.COM COLOR ANALYSIS: TODAY’S CARS ARE 50 SHADES OF GREY

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:37am 0 Comments

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – In truth, there may not be 50 different shades, but 80% of the cars and trucks in the Swapalease.com auto lease marketplace are in the gray family (including white and black). Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed colors of its entire online ecosystem and discovered that the grayscale dominates the automotive landscape.



Specifically, the colors black (31.4%), white (19.6%), silver (13.1%), dark grey (9.1%) and grey…

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2014 LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS FINISHED WITH TURBULENT APPROVAL LEVELS

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 6:48am 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals for 2014 ended with a rate of 69.0%, down from the 2013 approval rate of 77.7% approvals. December 2014 specifically ended with a monthly approvals rate of 60.9%, down from the previous December that saw 73.3% approvals in 2013.



“The year ended much the same way it progressed, with turbulence as the approvals theme for the entire 2014 campaign,” said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of…

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Still Healthy Demand For Some Smaller Cars Despite Low Gas Prices

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed four of today’s most popular fuel-sippers against four of today’s most popular large trucks/SUVs to see if low gas prices are impacting consumer demand. The company analyzed search and consideration data from 2013 against 2014, when gas prices fell continuously through the end of the year.



The analysis showed that some small cars remained in healthy demand, while others did not. The analysis showed the same for…

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