Personal Finance: Another Perspective The Auto Decision: Understanding Buying versus Leasing Objectives Understand how a car fits into your financial plan Understand key issues of car ownership C. Understand how to buy or lease a new vehicle and the lease versus buy decision
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The Auto Decision:
Understanding Buying versus Leasing
Understand how a car fits into your financial plan
Understand key issues of car ownership
C. Understand how to buy or lease a new vehicle and the lease versus buy decision
D. Understand how to buy a used car
What should you be concerned about?
1. Know the terminology
2. Narrow your choices and pick your vehicle
3. Determine your total price and negotiate for it
4. Finance the purchase if you must (lease or buy)
5. Enjoy your purchase and keep it well maintained
There are three parts to lease costs
$30,000 Price, 7.44% rate, .56 Residual ratio,
X .56 Residual ratio (3 year lease)
$16,800 Residual value
$30,000 Agreed upon price (may be the MSRP)
<16,800> Residual value
$13,200 Usage /Depreciation Fee (that portion you of the vehicle you are using)
divided by the months in the lease (36)
$366.67 for the monthly depreciation payment
Car Fax Carfax.com
Kelly Blue Book kbb.com
Consumer Reports Consumerreports.org
A. Do you understand how a car fits into your financial plan?
B. Do you understand the process of how to buy or lease a vehicle?
C. Do you know how to make the lease versus buy decision?
Do you know how to buy a used car?
1. Usage: [20,000 – 13,750 (55% of MSRP)] $6,250
2. Interest: (Average outstanding * average rate)
[(Net Cap. Cost + Residual) * Money Factor]
(20,000 + 13,750) / 2 * .0835/12 * 36 months) 4,227
3. Taxes: (6,250 + 4,227)*.0625 655
Total lease payments of $11,132
-21,250 PV, 8.35%, 36 N, PMT=669.33*36 24,096
Total Cost of Buying DP+UF+TP+T-MV $12,856
Monthly Purchase Payment $669.33
$13,938.91 for the total cost for the first year