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18HOW TO FIGURE VEHICLE LEASE PAYMENTS

This is merely “For Example” – plug in your own values…

Take the Cap Cost (selling price) = $ 26,915.00

Subtract the Residual (55%) = $ 14,803.25

Remainder = $ 12,111.75

Now, take the remainder ($12,111.75) and divide by the Term, or length, of the lease…$12,111.75 divided by, say, 36 (months) = $336.44.

Next, add together the Cap Cost plus the Residual, $26,915.00 + $14,803.25 = $41,718.25.

Multiply by the Money Factor, always a ".00xxx" number. If they don't tell you the Money Factor, get the interest rate and divide by 24 (24 is always a constant). If interest is 6%, then divide by 24 to get .25, then put it after the .00 to get the Money Factor. Now we have .0025 as our Money Factor.

Take the above mentioned $41,718.25 x .0025 to get $104.30.

Add the $104.30 + $336.44 and get $440.74. Figure sales tax ($440.74 x 7% = $467.18) and this is your monthly lease payment.

The money factor is used to figure out the interest rate on a car’s lease. Multiply that number by 2,400 to get the interest rate. So, with a .003 money factor, the interest rate is 7.2%. The residual value is the estimated value of the vehicle at the end of the lease term. Typically, you can purchase the vehicle at its residual value when the lease is up. (The industry’s bible for residual values is the Automotive Lease Guide’s Residual Percentage Guide; the figures can be on the low end and finance companies use this as a guide for setting prices.) Capitalized cost is the total amount that you’re financing, including the negotiated price of the car, all its options, fees and taxes; it should be under the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). Finally, capitalized cost reduction is the amount of money you give to the dealer upfront, like a down payment, which is usually negotiable. Consumers should focus on getting a contract with the smallest money down and the lowest interest rate.

36,215If the MSRP is 30k and the residual is 50%, then the residual value is $15,000.

However, if you negotiate a selling price of 27k, then the amount of depreciation drops from $15,000 to $12,000. Over 36 months, this means that part of the payment drops from $416.67 to $333.33 each month.

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18I don't know which site and I didn't do the math myself. Just scanning the clip was giving me a headache but posted it in case it could help someone else =)

I'm more of a "bottom" line person. I want to know what I'm paying for the car at the end of the day. Right now I can't find a lease deal that is better than purchasing, so I'm leaning towards buying. There is an offer for the Blizzard White Plug-in for $27,900. After the $2500 Federal Credit and $1500 CA State Rebate, it will make the car $23,900 (plus tax, title & license).

3Do you think its a good price? is it really worth to pay more for the Advanced when the base one is $329 plus tax?

Never leased before.

Thanks in advance!

42013 Prius Plug-in advanced (Nav, Hud, heated seats, DCC, PCS, etc)

Blue

$500 down inlcuding 1st month

$455 month x 35 months

12k mi, 36 months

residual 20158

I like the car a lot. Interior feels like a Lexus.

Doesn't seem like a screaming deal but a good one. He didn't want to wait for next year, he needed a car right now.

18I just bought (no lease) the Blizzard Pearl Standard Plug-in this weekend at Folsom Lake Toyota. $27,488.00 was the price. Less the $2500.00 Federal Tax Credit and $1500.00 CA State Rebate, the FINAL price of the car will be $23,488.00 for me.

I'm very happy!

9just got an offer from a NJ dealer

2013 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

$500 down including 1st month

$265 including tax X 35months

12k mi, 36 months

good deal?

1I think it is pretty decent. I just leased a 2013 PIP - base model. Rolled all the costs (tax, title, regn, dest. charge, etc.) into the lease: 267 x 36 payments

It would have been 247, but I got suckered into getting the appearance rip-off package!

9LOL.. I got the appearance rip-off package too. I got no choice because it already on the car. thanks for the reply!! I guess we both got almost the same pricing!!

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15153I was almost set on a Civic before this last minute Prius C lease offer.

36 months/12000 miles per year

MSRP ($20,115)

Selling Price ($18414)

Drive off - 1st Month payment + DMV = $570Monthly payment $231 (tax included)

My best Civic quote is about $40-50 less expensive. My question is whether the added MPG boost is worth the extra $50/month.

11Hi,

Please take a look at this offer.

Prius C (3). Got this offer in the SF Bay Area. Tier 2 credit.

36 mths/15,000 miles

MSRP $ 22,800,

Sale Price $ $20,622,

Acq fee $ 650,

Drive off $ 635 (1st month +DMV and doc fee)

$500 cash rebate,

Net Cap Cost $ 20,841.67,

Residual $13,494

Payment before tax $ 272.43

(Don't think GAP is included)

Good deal or not?

Thanks much!

53Any numbers on the Prius Plug in hybrid? Thanks in advanced!

2What do you guys think of this?

3 year lease on 2014 Prius 3

$3000 down, $249.28 (after ALL fees) a month ... ?

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