My Take: Before we get started, I’d like to explain to you that these numbers are NOT official numbers from Mazda Credit. These numbers are derived from their “Mazda Summer Drive-Off Event” by using doing a little algebra with the lease calculator. Here’s a brief explanation of this special sales event. Mazda is “waiving” security deposits, 1st month payments and not requiring any down payments. Essentially giving you a ZERO DRIVE-OFF lease. The terms are for 42-months allowing 12k miles per year. In reality, I think they are just rolling in all the inception fees into the lease loan since these cars aren’t very expensive. In terms of lease rates, the numbers are unspectacular. I’m not saying they are horrible, I just think they are “OK” leases with decent potential to be GOOD leases if you can drive the sale price down.
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2010 Mazda3i Sport Sedan
42-month | 12k miles | residual 57% | .00169 base money factor
2010 Mazda3s Sport Hatchback
42-month | 12k miles | residual 57% | .00196 base money factor