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Old 10-31-2005, 12:11 PM
Robert A Robert A is offline
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OT: 3rd Party Leasing Companies

I just assisted a client with leasing a new Volvo XC-90 2.5T. Wells Fargo offered the best deal with a MF of .00175, a 57% residual on a 12k/36mo lease. (Volvo's MF was .0028 and residual was about the same).

The local dealer went $3k back of invoice, which included $2k of trunk money (they went into their holdback). All in all, it seemed like a pretty good deal for my client.

Two questions come to mind:

1. Do 3rd party leasing companies offer uniform rates across car brands as do 3rd party financing companies? For instance, is it likely that the .00175 rate is also offered on a BMW?

2. Is there any way to shop rates with 3rd party leasing companies directly, or do you always have to get your information through a dealer?

Thank you,
Robert A

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