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Old 02-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Robert A Robert A is offline
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I think car manufacturers incentivize shorter leases for several reasons: 1) the lease residual is easier to predict on earlier lease returns (and are therefore subject to less risk of uncertainty), 2) it helps the dealers' used car divisions by giving them more newer cars to sell, and 3) it reduces the average age of the leasing fleet.

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Originally Posted by rs123 View Post
also could some explain with 36 months is the best for leasing I was always planning to go with 48 months and get a lower payment
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