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Is there such a thing as a short-term lease on a car?

I got a new gig! Hooray! It takes 2 hours to get to via bus! Boo! It takes 30 minutes if I had a car. Hmm! Here's the Q: Is there such a thing as a 'short term' car lease (i.e., 3-4 months) or a long-term rental? Is there a cost effective option? I'd be saving around 3 hours a day, so it really, really makes sense. What're my options?
posted by GilloD on May 1, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me get the best deal when I (maybe?) buy-out my leased vehicle!

I am 35 months into a 39 month lease with a 2011 Nissan Maxima. This is the first vehicle I have ever leased/owned on my own so would like any hints/tips that will help me in the next few months as I prepare to either buy out my lease, or go in another direction. [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere on Oct 17, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I get rid of my leased car?

I want to get rid of my leased car, I have about a year and a half left. I'm way under my miles, what's the easiest solution where I'm losing the least amount of money.
posted by geoff. on Oct 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Might have been scammed at a car dealership

What are the ramifications for unknowingly leasing a new car that has minor damage? [more inside]
posted by jiblets on Sep 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Is leasing a Chevy Volt a great deal?

Is leasing a Chevy Volt a great deal? [more inside]
posted by evilelf on Sep 26, 2012 - 12 answers

We're going to fill in the hole, but let's make it a little bigger first.

Leasefilter: Why does my dealer seem to be changing figures in my auto lease contract to make an error have a greater impact, and then compensating for the larger mistake, instead of just fixing the original error? [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Aug 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Swap a Car Lease?

Taking over a car lease- My fiance and I are wanting to take over a car lease. We have searched under leasetrader.com and swapalease.com, but there aren't many options in our area. Are there other websites you know of? Thank you!
posted by Equiprimordial on Apr 22, 2011 - 1 answer

Dealing with damage to a leased vehicle

How to deal with minor cosmetic damage to a leased vehicle? [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Apr 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Short-term auto in DC

Best short-term car options in DC [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Mar 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Short-term vroom

I've had my driver's license for less than a year, and I want to have a car for a couple months so I can practice driving every day and get really comfortable- I think it'll make me a much safer driver in the long run. What's the best way to get a car for just a couple of months? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Feb 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I sell my car or keep it in stasis for ten months?

Should I keep my car with me and pay insurance for nearly a year of non-use, lease it, or sell it and hope to buy another one afterward? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 answers

New lease... how can I avoid getting screwed?

With any luck, today I'll be leasing a new car. The price has been negotiated, the car's here, and I have an appointment at the dealership to handle all the paperwork. What do I need to know? What should I be on the lookout for? How are they going to try to screw me? [more inside]
posted by cgg on Sep 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Ghost Riiiiiiide

My car has died. I live in New York City (Queens) and I need a car. Should I lease? Should I buy? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by orville sash on May 11, 2010 - 20 answers

Ways other than swapalease.com to assume a car lease?

If you can't find possibilities on swapalease.com or leasetrader, are there other ways to assume someone's car lease? Contacting leasing companies directly? [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Jan 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Alternatives to selling my car

SuperDumbIdeaFilter: Alternatives to selling my car... like leasing it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 14 answers

What are my best options if I only need a car for a year or less?

My car lease is ending soon. I thought I wouldn't need a car for any longer than my lease terms. But now I do. What are my best options if I only need a car for a year or less? [more inside]
posted by frippsie on Nov 4, 2009 - 7 answers

New England Car Needed

I'm moving to the Upper Valley of New Hampshire in a month and need to buy a car for the first time. Help me choose the right one. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Jul 17, 2009 - 19 answers

Trade in my leased (body damage) car for a new one?

Single girl. Two large dogs. 19 months left on a leased sedan now complete with body damage, and the real need for a larger car. Are there any good options? [more inside]
posted by alma on May 30, 2009 - 19 answers

End lease early or finish it out?

My car salesman is encouraging me to end my current lease early (by two months) and start my next one immediately. Pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by JannaK on Apr 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Forced into the car market: Lease or Buy?

We just lost our car in a garage fire, should we now lease or buy? We live in a condo, and a bunch of us homeowners lost our cars (and other belongings) in a garage fire. My wife and I want to know the hive-mind's opinion on whether we should lease or buy now that we're forced into the market for a new car. Some information: we're "tree-huggers" so we appreciate good gas mileage (and we're enamored with the upcoming 3rd gen Honda Insight). But we also drive the cars a ton, we drive everywhere. We live in Indianapolis, but our parents and families are on the east coast, so we drive to NYC and the D.C. area multiple times a year; not to mention the Chicago area, too. So that would also be a consideration whether we lease or buy... Thanks for anyone's opinion.
posted by lonemantis on Mar 23, 2009 - 14 answers

THIS is why you shouldn't lease!!!

How to get out from a car lease filter.... [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Sep 3, 2008 - 8 answers

car lease, income, and credit score

How much is a high income factoredd into a car lease loan decision? [more inside]
posted by dannon205 on Mar 16, 2008 - 3 answers

To lease or not to lease ...

Two year lease (new, used or swap) vs. buying a used car with the definite intention of getting rid of it after two years? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Jan 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Car Lease Question

How to get out of a car lease with the least amount of pain. A family member leased a car for commuting after she ran the numbers and found that a lease was less expensive than purchase and then private sale after five years. They are now working from home and do not need a personal car. The lease holder will take the car back, sell it at auction, subtract that from the balance on the contract and she will make up the balance. This balance due for early release number is about $5K over the retail sale value of the car. Anyone out there who has dealt with this problem? Can leases on cars be transferred?
posted by Raybun on Jul 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Buying out a lease on a car.

Buying a used car. Basically paying the buyout of a lease. Am I getting a good deal? [more inside]
posted by eurasian on Jun 3, 2006 - 16 answers

Luxury Car or Practical Car?

Should I buy a luxury car or a practical car? Help me make a decision!! [more inside]
posted by mam on Jun 1, 2006 - 65 answers

2 Month Rental Car in NYC?

So we need to rent a car for 2 months this summer, and most car rental agencies are quoting us numbers in excess of $2 or 3K. What Would The Green Do? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Apr 2, 2006 - 10 answers

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