November 2008 Lease Rates for 09 Subaru Forrester, Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima

My Take: Here are three decent leases for the month for those who are budget conscious. The Forrester is looking pretty good with a starting lease of $301 and up (at invoice). One drawback is that Subaru has a VERY healthy options list which means it will quickly add up. Just make sure you get what you need and don’t get carried away. The dealer could contribute $700 towards your lease (since they are doing it as part of a special lease program). The Corolla is dirty cheap in my opinion since it’s really a “budget” car. Much cheaper to lease than a Mazda3 I think, but much less exciting to drive too. The Altima is the beefier of the group so it has a steeper price tag. Even so, there’s $750 in rebates available which should drive down the costs a bit. Again, all these estimates are based on stock models, so the more options you add, the pricier it gets. The residual and money factors look pretty good for 36-month leases so they are worth a look before the end of the month.

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  At Invoice At MSRP
Make/Model Invoice MSRP 24-month 36-month 24-month 36-month
09 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium $21,836 $23,160 N/A $301 N/A $340
2009 Corolla $15,658 $16,870 N/A $200 N/A $236
09 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Sedan $27,916 $30,075 N/A $354 N/A $418

  • Inception fees (1st month payment, DMV, doc fee, bank fee, tire tax and possible security deposit) will be paid at signing.
  • Local Taxes not included.
  • 24-month/15k and 36-month/15k terms.
  • All cars are stock, without any options.
  • Yellow boxes denotes “lowest” lease payments for each car.

2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00175 Base Rate

2009 Corolla
36 Month – Residual 59% of MSRP – .00163 Base Rate

2009 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Sedan
36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00174 Base Rate

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2 thoughts on “November 2008 Lease Rates for 09 Subaru Forrester, Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima

  1. In regards to the Altima, should I be able to apply the rebate to a lease, and reduce the cap cost by $750? Thanks

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