The Best Lease Deals Right Now
Here are some of the best and cheapest car lease deals available now.
The Honda deals expire on May 2, 2011. The others are only good for March and end either on April 4th or March 31st depending on the manufacturer.
Nearly all require a down payment as well as first month's payment and acquisition fees (cash due at signing).
All are for 36 month terms and 12K miles per year except where noted.
Honda offers their special leases two ways - one with the normal up-front costs, and another with $0 up-front (no first payment, no security fee, and no down payment, but you still pay registration and tag fees). We recommend no down payment when leasing.
Following are some of the cheap leases (under $190/month) for March 2011 (and April for Honda):
- 2010 Honda Fit 4dr Hatchback – $139/month, $1999 due at signing 0r $190/month, $0 due at signing
- 2010 Honda Civic DX-VP 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A) – $139/month, $1999 due at signing 0r $190/month, $0 due at signing
- 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) – $139/month, $1999 due at signing
- 2011 Suzuki SX4 LE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M) – $149/month, 39 months, $1999 due at signing
- 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A) – $159/month, 39 months, $1999 due at signing
- 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M) – $178/month, 42 months, $1177 due at signing
- 2011 Volkswagen Jetta S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M) – $179/month, 39 months, $1999 due at signing
- 2011 Suzuki Kizashi S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M) – $189/month, 39 months, $2531 due at signing
- 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A) – $189/month, $1783 due at signing
- 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) – $189/month, $2688 due at signing
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
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- Gregg Fidan
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