Just signed a 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx 7 Seat Config!
Had to order it, which I did back in November. Just arrived yesterday. Leased from one of my favorite dealerships in NYC (I live in NJ).
- Dealer required a $700 deposit (which became down payment) to place the order.
What set this deal apart, in my opinion: because I am a long time customer, not only was I not subjected to ‘market adjustments’ raising the price thousands over MSRP–like my local Subaru dealership was doing–they honored Subaru VIP program pricing: 2% below invoice! (again: this was because I ordered the car. They couldnt do this on an in-stock vehicle)
Details: So, with 0 additional down beyond the $700, NJ sales tax and all fees rolled into the payment, I am just under $510/month. Not thrilled about being over $500, but the next part of this post makes it worthwhile…
Here is my lease calculator on this deal (I had to tweak the numbers to make the payment match. The numbers were slightly off): 2022 Ascent Onyx in NYC
As to the other half of this story:
I decided to sell my 2020 Subaru Ascent Premium ($415.xx/month; $465 out the door) 24 months and 17k miles into a 36 month, 36k miles lease. After Carvana dropped the price they quoted me in November (when I decided to make the deal on the 2022) when I resubmitted last week, I decided to try Rodo.
Carvana offered me around $29k. Rodo? $34.5k. Payoff was $26k. Netted over $9k in equity!
Like other forum contributors who sold to Rodo, they show up with a shady looking check for your equity (if you eschew ACH). It cashed, so that’s sweet! Now, I am in a holding pattern until I receive notice they paid off the lease with SMF. I am still within the 12 day timeline they gave, so I havent started worrying–yet. If they pay off like they promise, these two deals were well worth my time, I think.
What say the experts? Decent lease, for this point in time, on a Subaru?
For those unfamiliar: look into Subaru VIP pricing. Its almost the only way, I think, to lease a Subaru that makes any kind of sense.