Vlad92 wrote:Yes... any net amount from your trade can be applied to your lease (just like when trading in a car to purchase a new car). Only caution is generally you don't want to put a lot of money down when you lease (kind-of defeats the purpose) so you may want to consider selling the car yourself. I too don't like the hastle so I've started using CarMax... they give you an easy price quote for free. In fact, I went to trade my old Saab and got low balls from all my local dealers... then I took it to CarMax and they gave me $2000 more then all dealers would on trade. I've been a fan ever since (I actually take all my cars in once a year to get a quote so I can track the value of my vehicles).
Thanks for the suggestion, Vlad. I thought about CarMax, but didn't know if they're in the business of screwing you or not.
I'll swing by there and see what they'll offer me for the car and then see what my dealer will offer me.
Someone at work said that even on a lease, the dealer would apply whatever amount to the down-payment that I wanted and that they'd write me a check for the rest. At least I have options!!