2022 Year in Review – Thank You for a Remarkable Year!

Happy New Year LH fam! For those who celebrate Lunar New Year – Happy Year of Rabbit soon!

Despite yet another rocky year in the car market, our community continues to thrive. We are truly impressed by the hacks brought by the collective intelligence of this community!

Notwithstanding the car shortage in 2022, we were able to not only offset the increase of car prices by cashing out on lease equity, but many also came out ahead with expertly timed flips. Our mega Wrangler 4XE thread is already on Part 4 and still alive and strong!

As leasing programs became less attractive, many of us pivoted to financing, sharing finance hacks just as epic as our lease hacks. Special thanks to @z0lt3c for educating us on balloon loans and to @HersheySweet for initiating the CU wiki! With the community’s input, we added Lease v. Financing to the calculator – one of the most effective comparison tools in the market. Who says Leasehackr is only for leasing?

Our proudest development yet is the launch of Rate Findr. Since Leasehackr’s inception eight years ago, we have strived to eliminate the information asymmetry between consumers and sellers. From manually reverse engineering public information (for those who remember our legacy RV/MF category) to now where we are able to offer official program data to consumers on demand, we have come a long way. It meant a lot to us to finally deliver this tool to our community; it meant even more that we were able to do so via crowdfunding, which enables us to carry on Leasehackr’s crowdsourcing tradition. We thank every one of you who has contributed to our Tech Support Fund!

Speaking of hackrs tools – we can’t forget the invaluable contributions from our techies! Shoutouts to @ilike2breakthngs for sharing your WaitingForTesla and WaitingForJeep trackers and @RustyDaemon for building and maintaining the car inventory search tool!

Last but not least – thank you @trusted_hackrs! You are the true heroes who made this community possible! Thank you for the countless hours you volunteered to report spammers, keep discussions on-topic, and share your valuable insights!

Please give individuals you would like to thank a shoutout since we can’t name them all!

We can’t wait to ride through another year with you all!

Victoria & Michael, the Leasehackr Team

Below are some fun stats from 2022 of our top users. Wow – we have doubled our perfect attendee counts and have quite a few silent devotees here!

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2022's Top Users

Most Time Reading

User Hours Read
@hhbean
395
@alphawave7
374
@max_g
352
@trism
290
@Ursus
249
@mllcb42
244
@forbs
221
@jeisensc
217
@buster11xx
211
@hashone
202

Most Topics

User Topics
@trism
32
@forbs
24
@justsharing
19
@Willow1308
17
@AutoCompanion
16
@jeisensc
16
@Jrouleau426
14
@manku
14
@Bumboola
14
@tc574
14

Most Replies

User Replies
@mllcb42
5.59k
@IAC
3.57k
@max_g
3.49k
@drdvrgs
3.41k
@forbs
2.73k
@Jrouleau426
2.71k
@zaimer
2.51k
@AutoCompanion
1.97k
@HersheySweet
1.93k
@Ursus
1.7k

Most Replied to

User Replies
@mllcb42
3.74k
@drdvrgs
2.33k
@max_g
2.13k
@IAC
1.93k
@forbs
1.56k
@Jrouleau426
1.53k
@zaimer
1.41k
@HersheySweet
1.26k
@LeaseNYC
1.26k
@trism
1.24k

Most Likes Given

User Likes
@IAC
7.65k
@jeisensc
7.57k
@drdvrgs
4.68k
@Bumboola
3.74k
@HersheySweet
3.49k
@LeaseNYC
2.98k
@WonderingY
2.41k
@Harry657ha
2.32k
@Lvs23
1.96k
@alphawave7
1.76k

Most Likes Received

User Likes
@mllcb42
7.87k
@IAC
4.91k
@max_g
4.58k
@Jrouleau426
4.55k
@drdvrgs
4.46k
@jeisensc
3.31k
@LeaseNYC
3.31k
@trism
2.75k
@Qbrozen
2.39k
@HersheySweet
2.36k

Most Visits

User Days Visited
@Jon
365
@max_g
365
@forbs
365
@mllcb42
365
@Gearhead
365
@Dewey_Lima
365
@littleviolette
365
@Ursus
365
@senwia
365
@Hypnotics
365

All Yearly Visits

Daily Visits

Days Visited Users
365 43
364 15
363 13
362 9
361 9
360 6
359 8
358 5
357 7
356 4
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Thanks to you and @michael for creating such an active, knowledgable, and vibrant community! I learn all sorts of stuff here, even outside of lease/finance hacking (we’ll just leave it at that… :wink: ), and I’m so glad to be able to participate here.

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In the last 3 years the car market was down, then up, shortages, logistic problems, mark-ups, adms, inflation, high interest, etc. If you look back, there’s always still a hack to be found every year or season. People just needs to educate themselves and find a good deal. Never settle! Thank you to the community for sharing all the deals and knowledge! Here’s to even better hacking in 2023 and beyond!

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What day did I miss, 364 straight days of attendance :sob:

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Where is the meme count?

I’m gonna go for that one in 2023. :laughing:

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Considering I was on a ship for 7 days in Europe with some crappy internet, I’m surprised I was able to do a daily read.

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I am just glad I made the list somewhere…just get a doctors note.

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Same 363 days!

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only 359 days visited for me this year. lower than last year. probably a good sign regarding my social life

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Can anyone see how many consecutive days of reading they have?

Knowing me, if I missed one day it’s probs the last day in Dec.

Woohoo! I made it to the elite 43 with perfect attendance, haha.

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With the lost day, nobody will be getting perfect attendance on 2023

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But we will all be equally missing a day.

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you missed the day you were on the boat

As long as we are all equally imperfect, that’s all that matters. :wink:

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Me everyday…

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