How to Calculate Car Lease Payment

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Car Lease Payment Calculations

This video is the first of 4, teaching you how to calculate car lease payments. 1% rule. Residual, MSD, Money Factor, Drive Off, Acquisition Fee. Those are all the terms that go into the monthly payment of your car lease. We had a few videos about car leasing and how it is usually the most expensive way to be inside the car. If you still decided that a lease is a way to go, it is imperative to understand all of the lease terms, and how to calculate your payment before you even attempt the negotiation. We want to answer common questions like whether should you leave a downpayment on a lease, whether you should use MSD, and how to compare different deals.

Part 2: Car Lease Payment Examples

Part 3: Compare Same Car Class Leases



  • Car Lease Series
  • How Car Lease Works
  • Three Car Leasing Questions
  • MSRP and Selling Price
  • Lease Numbers
  • Money Factor
  • MSD Multiple Security Deposit
  • Capital Cost Adjustment
  • Car Lease Downpayment
  • Taxed Incentives
  • Untaxed Incentives
  • Car Lease Fees
  • 1% Rule

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