I’ve noticed a trend where only monthly payment is posted and DAS is “taxes, fees, and MSDs”.
I think that this makes it more difficult for the consumer to understand the offer and how the lease is structured. It also makes it more difficult for consumers to compare one offer to another. It also puts transparent dealers at a disadvantage when someone lists a flashy low monthly payment without disclosing actual DAS.
For these reasons, if a dealer or broker posts a monthly payment amount, they should also be required to provide a breakdown of the actual DAS amount as well, not just “taxes fees MSDS DAS”.