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« on: December 08, 2004, 03:28:48 pm »
Who offers multiple security deposit leases and what are the terms?

A multiple security deposit lease is where you provide multiple security deposits which are returned at the end of the term in exchange for a reduction in interest rate.

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004, 03:47:18 pm »
Wouldn't it be smarter to invest the money at a higher return prospect than locking it for 4 years to get 0.5 or 1% down? I guess the leasing company is the real winner there as they get to invest money....
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2004, 04:10:52 pm »
It depends highly on the terms, but here's an example:

$25000 purchase price
48 months
5%
50% residual
$339 payment

I've seen 0.25% reduction for each additional security deposit up to a maximum of 10 before, so thats a 2.5% discount at maximum and a 2.5% interest rate for a $299 payment.

To get the same payment with a 5% interest rate, a down payment of $1700 is required.

The security deposit would be 10 x $299 = $2990
and the return is $1700 npv. ~57% return. Lets see you make that on the open market.

You can use GM's calculator to play with the numbers: http://www.gmcanada.com/english/financing/gmac_calc_pop.html

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2004, 04:15:41 pm »
Thats a 57% return over the 4 year term, not per year.

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2004, 04:54:51 pm »
Ok in that case, I guess you are right, but how do you get those terms?  
I was expecting something more in the line of "Put $5000 as a security deposit and get 1% down".
Why would the leasing company agree to such term unless they are sure to top 57% over 4 years, which I agree with you is really difficult.
I assume the initial scenario implies a $0 down, doesn't it?

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2004, 05:11:44 pm »
As far as I can remember many companies offer
this type of lease plan.
EG:Volvo, BMW, Audi/VW, Lexus etc

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2004, 05:52:00 pm »
Its the basic premise of loaning money. Reduced risk = reduced rate. By providing security against the loan, they are willing to give you a better rate.

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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2004, 06:22:10 pm »
Ok, I get it. Basically, if you tell the seller:
"I give you 3000$ in deposit", he will reduce the interest rate. Plus, I guess it is another incentive for you not to surrender your lease to somebody else as they would have to refung your deposit.
Are most of the dealer willing to do that?
But why the "Multiple"? Why not 1 big Security deposit?
I ask all those questions because I may be interested in leasing a vehicle and I want to know what I can do to lower the payments and the money lost on interests alone....
Thanks for the insight on this Ertyiu!

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2004, 06:34:06 pm »
It is just one big security deposit. Its just multiple of the regular security deposit.

I'm trying to figure out which companies offer this, ie the purpose of this thread.

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2004, 06:47:30 pm »
Toyota Canada does it as well. You can increase the security deposit up to a set max for a proportionate reduction in the lease rate.
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2004, 06:52:11 pm »
How come you cannot find this information on the manufacturers' websites?

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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2004, 08:03:54 pm »
From GM of Canada website-
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You deal with GMAC auto finance specialists, and that means you get the best terms and service available. Auto financing is our specialty; we ensure you receive the excellent service you deserve.
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2004, 08:34:32 pm »
Do you get interest paid on the deposit?

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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2004, 10:39:11 pm »
No leasing company pays interest on security deposits. Ford,GM, Chrysler do not offer this, to my knowledge, as they already have subvented lease interest rates on almost every product already.

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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2004, 11:13:55 pm »
Froggy - No. I have never heard of anyone doing that.