I am soon turning in a 2015 GMC Terrain, 2 yr lease with 12k mi/yr. I have 9k unused miles.
I know it’s a stretch, but the dealer will charge $.25/mi over what I purchased, so going by that value per mile, I have $2250 unused “value” in the car still. Any way I look at it, that car should resale for more due to the significantly lower mileage, but not sure what that added value is.
Is there some leverage here that I can use to convince them the RV is higher than anticipated?
If so, what’s the best strategy to apply when negotiating my next lease and/or buyout of my current?
There is a very small chance you will have any equity. First, 24mo leases are almost always huge losses for lenders; especially with GM Financial’s aggressive RVs on that term. Your 9k of fewer miles would see about 7-12 cents per mile at auction. That amount has decreased quite a bit over the last 10 years as vehicles last longer.
Lenders price mileage overages much higher as a deterrent and risk backstop. They do charge much less on the front side if you choose a higher mileage lease the cost you pay is closer to the auction price per mile.