If you’re leasing a car, the day will ultimately come when those expensive monthly payments finally come to an end. And then, absolute reality hits you. You’ve just spent hundreds of dollars monthly for several years on end, and it’s time to return the car back to the dealer. Lease buyouts can offer a substitute to walking away from the dealership with nothing to show for your hard earned cash.
If you decide to keep your car at the end of the lease, you should do a little research to make sure that you’re getting a fair deal. First, you need to know the full amount involved in buying out your lease. Read the fine print in your agreement, and find the “purchase option price”. This amount is set by the leasing company and is normally composed of the residual value of the car at the end of the lease, plus a purchase-option fee ranging anywhere from $300 to $500. Read more . . .