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    Official: Dodge offering novel 1-year lease on '14 Challenger and Charger models
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    Dodge is just days away from unveiling refreshed versions of the Charger and Challenger at the 2014 New York Auto Show, models promising updated styling and new powertrain options. Depending on how you look at it, the company is either so confident in its forthcoming 2015 models that it's ...

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    Report: Krafcik says US Gov. shutdown is slowing Oct. auto sales
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    The government shutdown is eroding consumer confidence in the auto market, says John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai's US sales unit, and could lower October sales by as much as 10 percent, Automotive News reports. "It's that anxiety that keeps customers, potential buyers, on the sidelines when making a ...

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    Official: Hyundai deferring car payments for furloughed federal workers
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    Since the US government shut down early this morning, more than 800,000 federal employees could be furloughed without pay until a deal is reached to start the government back up. To help affected employees cope with the temporary layoffs, Hyundai is expanding its Assurance program to defer all of ...

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    Report: GM says boosted resale values could save $200M
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    The average resale value of General Motors vehicles climbed to 44 percent last year, matching that of Chrysler and sitting one percent less than Ford, but still 7.5 percent less than Honda. It's a welcome increase from the post-bankruptcy days of 2009 when 36.5 percent was number upon which lease ...

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    Report: Decrease in off-lease returns curbs brand loyalty
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    Leases mean brand loyalty. Brand loyalty means more car and truck sales: That's the gist of an Automotive News article that points out fewer people are leasing vehicles, meaning fewer people are being loyal to any particular brand. That's one reason why car makers around the country want to ...

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    Report: City of Detroit paying $608 per month to lease 2004 Dodge Intrepid [w/video]
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    What can you even say to defend a financial decision like this one? According to a report by Detroit's WXYZ television news team, the City of Detroit has been leasing a 2004 Dodge Intrepid since September 2003, over six years after the original two-year-lease expired. Since the City did not ...

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    ParkatmyHouse lets you rent your driveway for parking
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    We've never found ourselves with an excess of driveway space, but if that changes any time in the near future, there's a chance the vacant asphalt could make us a buck or two. Parkatmyhouse.com allows users to upload photos of their driveways, garages or yards and then rent the space for parking ...

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    Report: Japan Inc. using deals, incentives to keep hard-fought lease customers from defecting
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    Japanese automakers are turning to new lease programs in an effort to lock down buyers who may stray to other automakers due to a lower-than-average supply of popular models. Toyota, Honda and Nissan are still in the process of restoring production to pre-earthquake levels, and as a result, ...

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    Report: Used car prices highest in 16 years, but might not stay that way
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    If you're looking to purchase a used car or truck, you may have noticed that the prices have been a bit higher than you may have expected. Maybe the salesman in the used car lot isn't willing to dicker as much as you may have expected. According to USA Today, the reason for this phenomenon is ...

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    BMW ActiveE leasing priced at $499 a month, $2,250 down payment
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    BMW has released official pricing for its latest foray into the world of electric vehicles, and compared to the rest of your EV options, the Active E is a screaming deal. Lease pricing for the 1 Series-based Active E is set at $499 a month for 24 months, with a downpayment of $2,250 due at ...

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    Report: Auto leasing surges to highest level since 2005
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    Leasing is back in a big way, says The Detroit News. After virtually disappearing, lease packages with monthly payments below $199 and no money down are popping up everywhere lately, and those deals are finding consumers. Take it as a sign of economic improvement, but the reemergence could come ...

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    PSA: Lamborghini offering new Gallardo leasing program
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    2011 Lamborghini LP570-4 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lamborghini has finally bitten the bullet and started a leasing program for the Gallardo. According to the DuPont Registry, there was enough demand for an alternative ownership program that leasing Lamborghini's smallest ...

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    Residual Value Report: Ford cars make big jump
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    The Automotive Lease Guide has just released its annual report of residual values. Thanks to slimmed production and lower incentives, both Ford and Chevrolet saw jumps of 11 and 7.5 percentage points, respectively, compared to five years ago, and a number of other manufacturers saw the worth of ...

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    Japanese Price Wars: Honda counters Toyota with largest lease deals ever
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    Toyota commands about a 15.5-percent share of the U.S. market so far this year. That's the same share it had a year ago, before its recall marathon began. Analysts studying the market have suggested that Japanes automaker's brand perception hasn't taken that big of a hit with the wider public, ...

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    Report: Congressmen spending thousands of dollars a month to lease ordinary vehicles
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    Remember when Congress got all up in the grilles of Detroit automaker chief executives for traveling to Washington in luxury courtesy of the companies private jets? It appears our lawmakers are less than perfect when it comes to sourcing their own cost-effective transportation, as Politico is ...

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    Tesla now leasing Roadsters for the noncommittal
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    2010 Tesla Roadster Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For those of you who dream of driving a Tesla Roadster every day, but perhaps have been a little too scared about the potential hassles of a long-term relationship to pull the trigger, we have some good news for you. Tesla ...

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    Report: Smart looking to stem the gloom with first U.S. lease program
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    2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Intent on putting 2009 – and its devastating 41-percent sales plunge – into distant memory, Smart USA is rolling out its first lease incentive program designed to kick-start sales (along those lines, former Saturn ...

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    REPORT: Lexus to lease - not sell - all U.S. LFA supercars in order to foil speculators
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    2011 Lexus LFA – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an interesting bid to foil exotic car speculators who drive up the prices of limited-availability models, Lexus will reportedly lease – not sell – its forthcoming LFA supercar when it hits the U.S. market in January of ...

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    Chrysler to resume leasing vehicles soon?
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    2009 Dodge Ram - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In late July 2008, Chrysler announced that it would stop leasing vehicles effective August 1. The news helped exasperate the decline of Chrysler group vehicle sales while giving customers fewer options for getting into a new vehicle. After ...

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    REPORT: GM to resume leasing luxury vehicles on Aug. 1
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    Cadillac CTS - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Just in time for the weekend, rumor has it that General Motors and GMAC plan to crank up the leasing machine again on August 1. When GM stopped the practice last year, leases made up 20% of its business, but was costing the General money ...

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