Best 'Bang for Your Buck' Lease Deals
Some lease deals advertise a low monthly rate, but require a large down payment up front.
It's easy to do the calculation - simply divide the down payment by the number of months in the lease term, and add that to the monthly payment.
For example, a 36 month lease deal for $200/month with $3,600 down is actually a $300/month lease deal if you put $0 down.
The following is a list of the 15 best car lease deals for January. Each one has been calculated with $0 down and ranked by 'best bang for your buck' - meaning we took into account the MSRP of the vehicle.
|1||2012 Honda Accord LX||$250||35|
|2||2012 Honda CrossTour EX V6||$340||35|
|3||2012 Cadillac CTS Sedan||$399||36|
|4||2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe||$429||36|
|5||2012 Acura TSX Sedan||$350||35|
|6||2012 Infiniti G25 Sedan||$389||39|
|7||2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan||$429||39|
|8||2012 BMW 328iX Sedan||$457||33|
|9||2012 Honda Civic LX||$230||35|
|10||2012 Acura TL Sedan||$420||35|
|11||2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe||$479||39|
|12||2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR||$220||39|
|13||2012 Kia Optima LX 2.4L A/T||$253||39|
|14||2012 Volkswagen Passat||$275||36|
|15||2011 Nissan Maxima S||$386||39|
Make sure to use the CarWoo service when negotiating your lease deal.
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:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid