Can You Negotiate a Lease Buyout?

2022 GMC Terrain

 

It can be a tough choice deciding whether to buy or lease your next Houston model. In many cases, you don’t have to make a hard and fast decision right away. Should you choose to lease and end up wanting to buy the vehicle, you can ask about purchasing your lease. So can you negotiate a lease buyout? In most lease agreements, there will be an estimated buyout price in the contract. It’s possible that you can negotiate an even better deal. Learn more about lease buyouts with our finance team at Big Star Buick GMC.

 

 

How to Negotiate a Car Lease Buyout

No matter if you’re in Channelview or Baytown, there are a few steps you’ll want to take before and during the end of your lease negotiation:

  1. Do your research ahead of time – In most cases, the leasing contract includes an estimate of the vehicle’s value at the end of your leasing contract. If your research reveals that the market price of the vehicle is significantly lower than its estimated value, you’ll have the leverage to negotiate a better deal.
  2. Contact your financer in advance – Unless you’ve secured financing through your dealership, your dealer may not be the sole determiner of the lease buyout price. Negotiate directly with the financer–perhaps a local bank or credit union–to see if they’ll accept a lower total cost for the vehicle. Armed with this knowledge, you’re ready to start your end of lease negotiation.
  3. Make an offer – Once you’ve done your research and set your finances in order, you’re ready to go to the dealer with a lease buyout offer. If you’ve done your work and can show that the estimate in the contract is inaccurate, dealers like Big Star Buick GMC will generally offer you a price closer to that which you’ve requested.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about how to buy a car, our finance guides online can help.

Choosing the Right Lease Buyout

Aftering seeing how to negotiate a car lease buyout, it’s important to consider your timing. Though it’s more common for Crosby drivers to purchase a vehicle at the end of the leasing term, some contracts will allow an early lease buyout before the end of the lease term. Here are a few key differences between the two options:

  • The price of a lease-end buyout is usually set in the contract at the start of your lease. It’s based on the residual value at the end of the leasing term. In select cases, you can begin an end-of-lease negotiation to improve the price.
  • An early lease buyout is a good option for drivers hoping to avoid mileage and service penalties. Pricing for this buyout option is determined by the amount you still owe on the lease and the vehicle’s estimated remaining value at the end of the term.

Lease or Buy with Big Star Buick GMC

When looking to learn more about how to negotiate a car lease buyout, contact our team at Big Star Buick GMC. Our finance experts are here to help you learn more about your leasing options, car-buying options, and more. We can also help you get pre-approved.

 

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