Can you choose a new lease car soon? Together with ALD Automotive, we have prepared 6 smart tips that you can look out for when choosing a lease car so that it fits within the lease standard and within your own budget. Curious which they are? You can read that below.
1: Valuable options
Metallic paint, climate control, an automatic gearbox, and leather upholstery are fixed-value options that affect the lease price of a car. But also a built-in navigation system has a favorable effect on the lease price because the residual value of a car with these options often turns out to be higher. The depreciation is the largest cost component of a lease car, so residual value increasing options and accessories are interesting to choose.
2: The personal contribution
The lease car is often also used privately. The employer can, therefore, ask its employees to pay a personal contribution to the lease car. If the personal contribution has been designated as a contribution for private use, the addition may be reduced by the amount of this personal contribution.
Car costs (such as depreciation and interest) are divided over the term of the lease contract. For example, it is possible that a more expensive lease car falls within the lease standard if a longer term of the contract is concluded.
4: Occasion lease
Leased cars often return earlier, because an employee leaves, for example. You can then lease these (second-hand) lease cars as an occasion. It is often possible to choose a larger car that falls within the lease budget because the car is offered at a competitive rate. In addition, you can drive this lease car quickly because it is in stock and a shorter term of the contract is possible. An additional advantage can be that the addition is lower because the car has been registered before.
5: The electric car
A fully electric car can have several advantages. These cars have an addition of only 4 percent *. There are currently several models with a large range (+ 200km) such as the Kia e-Niro, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, and the Opel Ampera-e. Good to know is that you can extend your lease contract with a so-called holiday car. For this, you reserve a small monthly amount with which you exchange the electric lease car for a few weeks a year for a car with an unlimited range and/or a class larger.
6: Keep an eye on the lease offers.
A lease car with an upgrade package or in a lease version has just a few extra options and often at a competitive rate. It pays to keep an eye on these offers to take advantage of an extra discount.
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