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John Sternal's Blog Posts Tagged 'lease' (73)

Lease Pull Ahead Programs Bring Flexibility To Consumers

Lease pull ahead programs allow drivers to wave their last remaining payments if they agree to immediately buy or lease a new vehicle of the same brand. Are they beneficial to the dealer, brand and customer?

With more off-lease volume expected in 2013, manufacturers and leasing companies are leveraging lease pull-ahead programs as a way to massage customer loyalty and keep people…

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Added by John Sternal on April 26, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

With Increase In Cost Of Ownership, Does It Make More Sense To Lease?

AAA recently unveiled its 2013 annual study in the cost of ownership for the typical sedan, available at AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study, which revealed a nearly 2% increase in the cost to own and operate a sedan in the U.S. This report must raise a few…

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Added by John Sternal on April 18, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

Small Car Segment Take Fastest Growing Lease Market

Small cars aren’t typically synonymous with leasing. Rather, it’s usually luxury vehicles and trucks consuming the lease contracts. However, Swapalease.com has some new data that might show that more people are leasing smaller cars.



The Ford Focus was recently named the …

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Added by John Sternal on April 11, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Lease Vehicles Show Price Increase Surpassing Pre-Recession Times

Car lease deals are more plentiful today compared with just a few years ago, but how do today’s lease payments compare with pre-recession levels? National car lease marketplace Swapalease.com analyzed monthly payments in 2012 and compared with vehicle inventory from 2006, finding payments on many models have increased…

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Added by John Sternal on April 3, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Domestic Makers Place More Competitive Pressure on Foreign Car-Lease Brands

The largest online car leasing marketplace in North America, Swapalease.com analyzed current inventory levels for today’s most popular car brands and compared it to inventory levels in 2010. Lexus, Land Rover and Jaguar, all popular car leasing brands, have seen their inventory fall over the last few years. Lexus has faced increased…

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Added by John Sternal on February 13, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments

How Are Those Big Red Bows Doing?

Tis the season for “December To Remember” and the Big Red Bow holiday advertising. However, based on recent December car-shopping patterns, should we be placing big, green eco-friendly bows on the top of those vehicles?



According to vehicle search patterns and lease transfer data from national car-leasing firm, Swapalease.com, the previous two Decembers have shown an uptick in eco-friendly vehicle…

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Added by John Sternal on December 13, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments

Which Carmakers Developing Best Features?

SURPRISING RESULTS FROM RECENT SURVEY ON CAR FEATURES

Swapalease.com Survey Shows Safety Wins In ‘Most Exciting’ Features

Among today’s most talked about car features, which ones truly resonate with drivers of different demographics? According to responses in …

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Added by John Sternal on November 27, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

Inspection Services Rise At Dealers From Sandy

As vehicles begin to get replaced or traded in, it's important for drivers and dealers to understand the full picture in terms of the impact Hurricane Sandy has had on certain types of vehicles. In particular, leases are treated differently than financed vehicles. Leases must be maintained in accordance with the agreed upon terms from the bank. And when leases are transferred, cars that originated in the Northeast may be returned to…

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Added by John Sternal on November 20, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Which Locations Adding & Losing Cars?

WHICH STATES GAINING & LOSING THE MOST VEHICLES?

Swapalease.com Vehicle Relocation Trends Based On Customer Patterns

Online automotive marketplaces have altered the geographic makeup of vehicle inventory from sate to state. With people changing vehicles with each other, which states are adding cars and losing them? …

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Added by John Sternal on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Another Example Of Lease Flexibility Benefiting Car Makers

BMW Lets Drivers Out Of Leases

 

Another Example Of Lease Flexibility Benefiting Car Makers

 

BMW announced recently a program effective through the end of October that enables its lease customers to skip certain payments in an effort to boost sales of its new or certified used cars. BMW hopes to entice lease drivers by relaxing the strict policies of a lease contract.

 

Swapalease.com believes this latest…

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Added by John Sternal on October 17, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

National Report Finds Drivers’ Confidence in Jobs Still Murky

MIXED SIGNALS ON U.S. JOBS CARRIES OVER INTO AUTO INDUSTRY



Swapalease.com National Report Finds Drivers’ Confidence in Jobs Still Murky



The latest U.S. Jobs data again was underscored by mixed signals, with 114,000 jobs added on the positive yet continued shrinking of the overall labor force. Mixed data has carried over to the U.S. auto industry, where current jobs data offer a glimpse into the positives and negatives from a consumer’s perspective.…



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Added by John Sternal on October 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Are Your Options If You Are Stuck In A Lease?

What's the fallback option if you made a mistake by leasing?

 

As more people begin to lease again (latest figures show 24% of car sales as leases, up from 18% a few years ago), it's important to know the full picture of auto leasing. Sure, it's a great way to get more…

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Added by John Sternal on September 13, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Credit Approvals For Customers Are On The Rise

CUSTOMER CREDIT TURNS MORE POSITIVE

Recent Turndowns and Approvals Rate Show Possible Economic Trend

Credit worthiness means everything in car leasing, and Swapalease.com might have evidence of improving U.S. credit for consumers. Since the end of May, U.S. Bank customer approvals for taking over a car on Swapalease.com climbed to an average of 73.7%, compared with 55.5% the…

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Added by John Sternal on August 29, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

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