"Get these mofos off the lot!" That's what we'd be yellin' if we were Chrysler. "We got more birds comin' in and we need the deck clear!!" That's what we'd be yellin' if we were the chief on Battlestar Galactica. "This plan is a bad idea and will come back to bite you in the arse!" is what we are actually yelling. Towards Chrysler. The Detroit News reports: Chrysler tries risky lease plan. There was an awful lot of corporate talk in this article (and virtually zero Battlestar Galactica talk), so it confused us a mite, but the idea is... plan bad.
Dealers say Chrysler is making lease deals on 2006 models even more attractive by lowering lease interest rates, relaxing credit requirements and raising vehicles' residual values. ...So, anyone out there gonna lease a Chrysler? Which model and did you get a good deal?
To make payments attractive, automakers typically have to subsidize leases with precious marketing dollars. Moreover, Chrysler could take a hit on the back end when it sells vehicles coming off lease -- especially if it overestimated their residual, or resale, value when the lease was calculated.
If we could get it for $250 a month, we'd grab a Dodge Charger (pic) for leasing. It's a badass car. And we're nothing but badass, baby? What? We're just bad? See? That just makes us all sad-like. Thanks, hater!