Can You Lease a Used Car?

While looking at used cars for sale in Xenia, you may have thought about leasing rather than buying. While leasing a used car isn’t common, some dealerships offer it. Vehicles that are leased are usually part of a certified pre-owned program (CPO). Not every brand allows you to lease a CPO vehicle, however. To learn whether the CPO vehicle you want can be leased, contact Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT, serving Beavercreek and the surrounding communities.

Used Car Leasing Facts

When you lease a used car, you could save thousands of dollars compared to buying a new car or buying a certified pre-owned car. However, leasing isn’t for everyone. We’ve collected some key things to keep in mind before you lease a used car in Beavercreek: 

  • Which Used Cars Can Be Leased? – Leases are only offered for certified pre-owned vehicles. Used lease prices may not be advertised, so it’s a good idea to contact the dealer to find out if it’s a possibility.
  • Used vs. New Car Lease – A used car lease will usually cost less than new car lease payments, but offer many of the same benefits. You’ll still need to return the vehicle after the lease term is up, and you’ll still need to meet mileage limits.
  • Can I Buy a Used Car After I Lease? – If a dealership offers used car leases, it’s safe to assume you’ll be able to purchase the car after the lease is up. That gives you a lower residual value than performing a lease buyout on a newer model. 
  • Insurance for a Leased Used Car – Insurance costs are partly dictated by the value of the car. It’s possible that you could pay less per month for insurance with a CPO lease.

While maintenance costs tend to be higher on a certified pre-owned car, they often include an extended warranty that covers many important components. Our service department can help answer any of the questions you have about maintaining a CPO vehicle. 

How to Lease a Certified Pre-Owned Car

Now that you know what is involved with leasing a certified pre-owned car, we’re here to help walk you through the steps of leasing a used car from a dealership. Follow these steps below and soon you’ll be driving your newly leased used car around Springfield!

  1. Call The Lender: If you’ve got your eye on a specific vehicle from a dealership, contact them to see if it’s available to be leased. Remember, it may not be common knowledge in the dealership that used cars can be leased. Ask to speak to a finance manager if you need to and don’t be surprised if they say they need to call you back. If the dealership doesn’t offer CPO lease deals, then you’ll need to find another one. 
  2. Have A Quote Ready: To judge if a used-car lease is a good deal, it’s helpful to have a lease quote for the new model of the vehicle you want. For example, if you’re trying to lease a used 2019 RAM 1500, you will want to find out what the lease deal is for a new 2019 RAM 1500 first. From there, you can negotiate the price down. 
  3. Find Your Car: If you don’t already know which car you want, visit the dealership or browse their online certified pre-owned inventory to see what they have available. Search for the model that will meet your needs and has all the features you want. 
  4. Get a price quote: Once you find a dealership that is set up to offer used-vehicle leases, ask for a price quote. All the standard car shopping rules apply here: Negotiate a fair price using the quote you got earlier for the new leased vehicle. Then get the residual value in the event you’d like to buy the vehicle at the end of the lease. Finally, determine the total down payment and total monthly payment, including taxes and fees.
  5. Review And Sign: Double check your offer with your quotes and make sure that you can afford your lease. Read over the contract carefully and, if you agree with everything, sign the paperwork and drive home in your CPO vehicle!

Learn More About Leasing at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT

Now that you know more about how to lease a certified pre-owned vehicle, explore the pre-owned vehicle specialsoffered at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT today. If you have any questions about used car leases or lease contracts, feel free to contact us at (937) 347-5155. We’re located just a short trip from Wilmington, so stop by today!

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