I currently have a 36k mile/3 year lease that is fully paid for upfront. At the rate I'm going, I'm going to hit my 36k mile limit in 2 years. A quick Google search seems to indicate that there will be early termination fees/costs if I return my car early.
Question is - does this only apply to monthly payment type of leases? I'm not sure if early return fees would apply to my situation; surely dealers would make more money selling a 2 year old car with 36k miles on it as opposed to a 3 year old car with 36k miles a year in the future? Anyone has any knowledge on this? I don't expect to get any of my prepaid amounts back of course, just wondering if I have to hand over extra fees in addition to what I've already paid (plus the regular disposition fee).
Reason for wanting to turn the car in upon reaching mileage cap: ongoing insurance costs even if I don't drive it.
And before anyone starts on the upfront payment being a bad idea... that's a discussion for another time.
Depending on the residual and how much you like the car, you can always buy it at the end of the lease and not incur any other charges. You can actually buy it at any time and may even be able or negotiate the residual down a bit.
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