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Inventory Car Lease Question

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by calokie, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. calokie

    calokie New Member

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    Hello, i'm new to the forums here and considering an "inventory car". I have four questions (and i'm sure many follow ups):

    1) Can inventory cars be leased?

    2) Does the discount on the inventory car count as a cap reduction (of some kind?)?

    3) Any idea as to the residual value used to calculate the lease for 36 months? (is it the same as the buyback program)?

    4) What money factor is used? Assuming good credit.

    Thanks!
     
  2. island

    island Fairfield County / NYC

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    Great questions, I'd like to find out as well if anyone knows.
     
  3. David_Cary

    David_Cary Member

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    I don't think inventory cars can be leased. If they were, there is zero chance the discount would be cap reduction.

    The residual value is about 53% which is inflated by the tax credit as compared to the buyback program.

    3% is about the interest rate.

    About the only reason leasing makes sense is for tax purposes. And because of the residual issues and tax credit, it really helps if you know you don't want the car long term.

    Buying at 1% and getting the tax credit wins (except for leasing from your business).
     
  4. calokie

    calokie New Member

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    You can definitely lease the inventory cars. The good discount inventory cars (on the west coast at least) are gone.


     

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