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Old December 14th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #41
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Another thing I thought of with 10,000 mile leases....there are a lot of people that purchase specialty vehicles or summer only type vehicles and lease cheap DD's. They may be driving 20,000 miles a year or using a spouse's vehicle for travel but only putting 9,000 miles or so on the lease vehicle.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 02:17 PM   #42
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my drive is 124 miles per day round trip... 28K miles per year and about $500 a month in gas.....
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Old December 14th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #43
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I put 37k on my work car since I bought it at the beginning of Feburary. My commute is 140 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I also drive the truck on snowy days and a few times a month, but I don't have any idea how many miles I put on it.

I also use the oil management system and it averages 11k between changes.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #44
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I drive about 12,000/year. I live three miles from work. I don't think the rules of the lease contract would work for me.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #45
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thats simply for people who use their car strictly for work (granted they live within 13 miles one way) and dont do any kind of activities that involved driving out of the way plus on weekends and such. sucks to be them. i put around 25k on the xj in a year. between school, work, and activities.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #46
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Put 17,820 miles to the exact day I bought my 2011 Focus last year. Used to be 44 miles round trip to Novi every business day for a year. Now its 16ish to Auburn Hills and back. Add a few trips to Buffalo, NY and Youngstown, OH...

If I had gone for a truck I would have probably leased it considering gas mileage and being a tow vehicle then just bought a cheap 4 banger as a DD.

For the low cost of the Focus (vs. a truck) and the amount of available travelling at a cheaper price, I bought it. No point in leasing something that good on gas.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 03:54 AM   #47
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I've put just over 20k on my Excursion that I bought in the middle of June. Just did the math on gas...OUCH!
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Old December 15th, 2011, 04:17 AM   #48
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I just rolled 50K on the `04 H2. had it since new and drive it every day
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Old December 15th, 2011, 05:32 AM   #49
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I was driving 5-6K miles a month. Now I drive about 65 miles a day (~1300 a month). Casey only drives ~12 miles roundtrip a day.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 07:19 AM   #50
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Here's my annual mileage since I started keeping track of this:
  • 2007: 18,020.7 miles
  • 2008: 18,766.9 miles
  • 2009: 16,596.6 miles
  • 2010: 10,307.2 miles
  • 2011: 9,529.0 miles (so far)

My mileage includes 22 miles round trip for work each day, usually 1 trip down to Detroit for bowling on Wednesdays (except in the summer), and any additional driving I need to do for work.

I had a big drop in the average miles driven each week back in 2009 when I finished grad school and was no longer driving back and forth to Detroit 3 or 4 days a week. In 2009 we also moved into a house that is within walking distance of our bank, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theatres, etc. so we don't do much driving in the evenings or weekends.

My wife just got her oil changed last week and I was looking at the computer printout they gave her at the dealership - we've put just over 6,000 miles on her car this year (she's currently a stay at home mom but when she was working in auditing at a public accounting firm, she probably put about 20k - 25k miles a year on her car going to clients offices).

As long as it wasn't our only vehicle, it looks like a 10,000 mile lease would be fine with us. And with a bit of effort, I'm pretty sure we could make it work even if it was our only vehicle.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 07:56 AM   #51
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I drive just over 6 miles each way to work. So even if you add driving somewhere for lunch or stopping at a store on the way home I'm probably under 15 miles a day. Right now it would probably work for me as a daily driver.
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My wife drives 10 miles round trip to work each day so a lease could work for her. I drive 48 miles round trip but have a company vehicle thank god.
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My wife could easily do a 10k lease. She had only done around 25k in 5 years on her Focus. The H3 she has done about 3k miles since March, and she has a slightly longer commute now.

On the other hand, I picked my truck up in July, and put 7k on it in a month. It then sat at the airport for awhile (roughly 1.5 months or so), and now I am back to racking the miles up. I have done roughly 2000 since Sunday. I will flip 10k miles in the next week or so.
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Since it seems like these 10,000 mile leases are kinda common place does that mean that acceptable mileage each year has become 10,000?

I had always thought it was 15,000 a year, but I have had dealers tell me in the past it was 12,000 because that's what their leases were based off of.

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My wife could easily do a 10k lease. She had only done around 25k in 5 years on her Focus. The H3 she has done about 3k miles since March, and she has a slightly longer commute now.

On the other hand, I picked my truck up in July, and put 7k on it in a month. It then sat at the airport for awhile (roughly 1.5 months or so), and now I am back to racking the miles up. I have done roughly 2000 since Sunday. I will flip 10k miles in the next week or so.
I've put 30k on my Avalanche since the first of April......don't think a lease would work for me
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Old December 15th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #56
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Its not rocket science. Advertise a low mileage lease, you can go to 12k, 15k, or more if you need it and pay a higher payment. I took my leases in the past for 20k per year, if I didn't drive all the miles I got a refund after turning the car in, and didn't have to worry about trading in a high mileage car.
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Its not rocket science. Advertise a low mileage lease, you can go to 12k, 15k, or more if you need it and pay a higher payment.
Thank you Mr. Obvious.
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Since it seems like these 10,000 mile leases are kinda common place does that mean that acceptable mileage each year has become 10,000?

I had always thought it was 15,000 a year, but I have had dealers tell me in the past it was 12,000 because that's what their leases were based off of.

What is acceptable mileage? Every one lives different lives. It seems a concept foreign to many on here. "That wouldn't work for me, therefore it's stupid".
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What is acceptable mileage? Every one lives different lives. It seems a concept foreign to many on here. "That wouldn't work for me, therefore it's stupid".
When I say acceptable mileage I don't mean what you personally feel is a good amount for a person to drive. I mean as far as vehicle values go what kind of mileage is allotted as "acceptable" for a year.

Like when you go look at a vehicle what is the gauge in which you say, "That has high mileage for the age"?
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When I say acceptable mileage I don't mean what you personally feel is a good amount for a person to drive. I mean as far as vehicle values go what kind of mileage is allotted as "acceptable" for a year.

Like when you go look at a vehicle what is the gauge in which you say, "That has high mileage for the age"?
100k on any vehicle is still high mileage in a lot of people's eyes.

For me it was a 2008 with 75k I looked at earlier this year, I knew it was likely all highway, but if I was buying a vehicle that new I wanted some warranty left on the bone.
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