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231,789 price

-2500 rebate (i thought it was supposed to be 3500)

-500 (some detroit fee)

1500 down

for 27mo lease, w/ 10,5k miles/yr. (he said 61% residual)

Can you tell me the monthly payments please?

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-2500

-500

=27800

1500k down

27mo, 10.5k,

Can you tell me the monthly payments please?

25Do you know the residual value for a 2007 Commander Limited 4X2 with a 5.7l Hemi engine?

Thanks!

5Thanks!

3MSRP 37690.00

Cash Down 4000.00

39 month lease @ $496.00

15K miles

What can you negotiate? Does anyone know the current incentives for leasing, I can't get the webpage to pull up?

5The key to leasing is the following: negotiate your price as though you are going to buy it. Then, when they give you the price, tell them to calculate the terms for leasing at 39 months with 15k miles and $0 down payment. You don't want to make a large down payment (like $4k) on a lease b/c in the event you are in an accident and the vehicle is totaled, you lose the downpayment. Once they tell you the montly payment at $0 downpayment, you can work upwards from there, but again, a smaller down payment is advisable.

3Question: Should they be reducing the sticker by $2500? They state this includes sales tax. Are their any other charges they are not telling me? What if we decide to buy or not buy, at the end of the lease are there charges that we need to negotiate now? We are very new to leasing and would like as many pointers as possible. We are talking to the local dealership in a small town, but I'm thinking about calling a big city dealership and maybe getting a better deal, what do you advise? Also is it better to buy less miles and pay at the end or buy more miles and get the money back if they are not used?

5Essentially, your total payments should cover the amount the vehicle depreciates over the life of the lease, plus taxes, plus an interest payment for the use of the vehicle (known as a money factor - you can convert any money factor into an interest rate by multiplying the money factor which looks something like .000365 times 2400. The money should be equivalent to prevailing interest rates for buying). The amount the vehicle is worth at the end of the lease is known as the residual value. The residual is higher for a 24 month lease than it is for 39 month lease. I believe I was recently told that the Chrysler residual on a 2007 Commander for a 24 month lease is .52 or 52% of the MSRP.

The longer you lease the vehicle, the more it depreciates and hence, the more you pay overall.

Sales tax is calculated based on the purchase price and you pay for these in increments along with your lease payment each month (i.e., it would be incorporated in the $487/month).

So, the price after the $2500 discount is $32165. Take out your trade in of $2700 ($17500-14800) and the price is $29465. Your payments of $487 per month for 39 months total $18993. That means the residual value is $10472 or 30% of the MSRP. This sounds about right for such a lengthy lease. If you shorten the lease to say 24, 27, or 36 months, your payment will be lower since more of the value of the vehicle will be left over (higher residual).

Other notes:

- Mileage: the higher the miles you purchase, the lower the residual. Consider the mileage you buy in terms of the vehicle's expected daily drive. For example, 12,000 miles is only 32 miles per day for a month. If you don't use the miles at the end of the lease, they do not refund anything for the unused portion. If you go over the limit, what you pay is something like .15 per mile. So, let's say you go over by 10,000 miles, you'll owe $1500. For most people, that's a lot of $$$. However, if, at the end of the lease, you release with the same OEM (Chrysler in this case), they may forgive this little oversight (they did for me on a Dodge Durango). Leasing is the best option, relative to buying a new car, if you stay under the mileage limit.

- Term: you may want to rethink the 39 month lease. I suspect you may want something new again after only 24 or 27 months. Its nice to have a new vehicle every two years and the only money out of pocket to you is the sales tax.

- Down payment: again, keep it $0 or very small. You'd lose that money in the event the vehicle is totaled in a accident.

- Point of reference: I have a 2004 Dodge Durango lease. The terms were 36 months with 12,000 miles and the price was $32000. I put $2500 down and my monthly payment is $393 per month. I believe the interest rates (money factors) are slightly higher for Commanders since Chrysler deems them a near-luxury vehicle.

3MSRP $34665

15K miles

Trade In : $17500

Owe : $14800

No cash down

39 month lease

38 payments @ $487

Residual $16292.55

.15 mile overage charge

includes sales tax

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38,515For now I can tell you that $4,000 is too much money to put down when leasing. Consumers can and should lease any vehicle that they are interested in without making any sort of capitalized cost reduction. I say this because if your leased vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen and never recovered, your down payment essentially disappears.

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38,515I see that you are considering trading in your current vehicle when you lease your new Commander. There's nothing wrong with trading in a car or truck when leasing a new one, but it would be in your best interest to have the dealer that you are working with cut you a check for your trade rather than using the proceeds from it as a down payment for your lease. I always advise consumers not to make large down payments on leased vehicles. Those who make them risk losing them if their leased vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen and never recovered.

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51Does anyone have an E.C. number they can part with? It would be extremely helpful.

Thanks

17Also, they gave me these #'s, but I'm not sure what they mean: Pull $1501.40, Cust $1335.20, and EFT $2836.01. Help!

Thanks for you input. :shades:

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20was this for a 2006 or 2007 model? thanks

25Thanks!!!!!

11im swaping a pacifica lease (chrysler financial) so would probably be entitled to lease loyalty, if they're offering anything this month. id like to put down as little as possible.

any idea where my payment should be for 36 months

im willing to do shorter if there is a good program available.

thxs

1115k miles and said 39 mo was the best program currently

with 1k at inception - monthly pay was $524.70 plus tax = $558.81 What do you think?

seems a little high to me - my 06 durango stickered at 41k and im paying closer to $475/mo (same terms)

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