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    Thread: Lease Turn-In Fee Question

    1. 01-08-2011 09:42 AM #1
      I have a 2008 GTI that I've been leasing for the past 37 months. I started looking over my end-of-lease options and there is a blurb that says the following:

      Don't forget, loyalty has its rewards. If you lease or purchase any new or Certified Pre-Loved VW with Volkswagen Credit within 30 days of returning your VW, you won’t have to pay a turn-in fee on your current lease or a security deposit on your new one.

      However, I am not sure what a turn-in fee constitutes. Is that any over-mileage fees or is that something else? My car is over the mileage so originally I was going to buy it out, but if I can turn it in and get myself into one of the current Jetta lease deals that would be even better.

      Thanks.

    2. 01-08-2011 09:52 AM #2
      Over mileage is different from the lease turn in fee aka disposition fee. You should see that amount on your lease contract.

      Yes, often if you get a new model a company will waive the disposition fee and maybe even your over mileage.
      Last edited by Beltfed; 01-08-2011 at 11:52 AM.

    3. 01-08-2011 10:17 AM #3
      Thanks. I knew it seemed too good to be true.

      About a year after my lease started I changed jobs and racked up a little over 90k on a 32.5k lease. It was dumb, but that's water under the bridge. Guess I'm buying a Red 2008 GTI

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      01-08-2011 10:24 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by dmw16 View Post
      Thanks. I knew it seemed too good to be true.

      About a year after my lease started I changed jobs and racked up a little over 90k on a 32.5k lease. It was dumb, but that's water under the bridge. Guess I'm buying a Red 2008 GTI
      Holy **** man thats some serious over mileage! I can only imagine what VW is asking for the car after lease (17k?), you are in for a word of financial hurt getting out of that car!

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      01-08-2011 10:28 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by dmw16 View Post
      Thanks. I knew it seemed too good to be true.

      About a year after my lease started I changed jobs and racked up a little over 90k on a 32.5k lease. It was dumb, but that's water under the bridge. Guess I'm buying a Red 2008 GTI


      Holy cow @ miles!

      This is why some people hate leasing. I hope that your buyout is super low, for your sake.

    6. 01-08-2011 10:50 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by rawk View Post
      Holy **** man thats some serious over mileage! I can only imagine what VW is asking for the car after lease (17k?), you are in for a word of financial hurt getting out of that car!
      I can afford to buy the car, I was just hoping since my high mileage driving is over I could get into a cheap lease instead of buying out mine.

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      01-08-2011 10:55 AM #7
      yeah no, lol. Good luck.

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      01-08-2011 11:28 AM #8
      I think my Passat turn in was $200. You may be able to get out of paying it by buying it out, but the alternative is much worse...

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      01-08-2011 11:34 AM #9
      weird, a friend leased a new jetta and the guy said there was no lease return fee.

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      01-08-2011 11:42 AM #10
      VW Credit also charges you $350 for a lease turn-in fee AND any mileage and wear charges (tires worn, damage greater than a dime on the body, etc)....and VW Credit will waive all of this IF you lease or buy a new VW.
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      01-08-2011 12:05 PM #11
      Since they really do not want your car back (mileage or not), call them and see if you can negotiate a lower payoff. Don't tell them about the mileage, though, so you can actually bargain with them. Most leases can be bought for less than the residual value.

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      01-08-2011 12:10 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by .LSinLV. View Post
      VW Credit also charges you $350 for a lease turn-in fee AND any mileage and wear charges (tires worn, damage greater than a dime on the body, etc)....and VW Credit will waive all of this IF you lease or buy a new VW.
      If this person is right, then you can probably get out of your 90k GTI and into a new Jetta lease without having to pay that huge overage

    13. 01-08-2011 01:00 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by AutoUnion32 View Post
      If this person is right, then you can probably get out of your 90k GTI and into a new Jetta lease without having to pay that huge overage
      I suppose there is no harm in contacting them.

    14. 01-08-2011 01:04 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by kptaylor View Post
      Since they really do not want your car back (mileage or not), call them and see if you can negotiate a lower payoff. Don't tell them about the mileage, though, so you can actually bargain with them. Most leases can be bought for less than the residual value.
      I intend to try this, however I've always had my car serviced by the dealer, so a quick glance at VW's records via my VIN should give them at least a good idea of what my mileage is.

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      01-08-2011 01:33 PM #15
      Any damage to the car will be your responsibility; VW should send you a letter with details. I (stupidly) leased a BMW awhile back and they sent a whole kit as to what was and was not considered normal wear and tear.

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      01-08-2011 01:39 PM #16
      My lease return was painless except for the over mileage charge $about $500 if I remember correctly. I wasn't charged a penny for wear and tear AND even kept the lowering springs and aftermarket exhaust on the car. I wasn't going to pay to return it to stock and got plenty of use out of them over 4 years, so I didn't mind not 'getting them back'.

      I did be a bad boy and reset the REVO tune to stock...some poor sap has an extra 30hp/75 lb/ft just waiting for them to be turned back on too bad they will probably pay for new software.

    17. 01-08-2011 03:00 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by .LSinLV. View Post
      VW Credit also charges you $350 for a lease turn-in fee AND any mileage and wear charges (tires worn, damage greater than a dime on the body, etc)....and VW Credit will waive all of this IF you lease or buy a new VW.
      This was not the case for me. I had a $500 e dmg deposit on my car when I leased it. 2006 2.5 Jetta.

      1 week before lease turn in, someone from VW came to check out my car at home. It all ALL bald tires, one of which had a MASSIVE bubble in it and a cracked windshield with a bunch of door dings and they said it was fine.

      Turned it in, got my $500 in the mail.

      I should add that other people have hit the car and done about $2500 in dmg to it.
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      01-08-2011 03:31 PM #18
      NEWS FLASH: Leasing a car is renting a car for an extended period of time.

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      01-08-2011 10:03 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by kptaylor View Post
      Since they really do not want your car back (mileage or not), call them and see if you can negotiate a lower payoff. Don't tell them about the mileage, though, so you can actually bargain with them. Most leases can be bought for less than the residual value.
      VW doesn't do this. At all. They will not entertain a lower payoff whatsoever.

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      01-09-2011 12:23 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by EpicVW View Post
      VW doesn't do this. At all. They will not entertain a lower payoff whatsoever.
      This. Vwcredit will not negotiate. They told me to go to the dealership, any dealership, and negotiate with them.

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      01-09-2011 01:43 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by strictlyA2 View Post
      NEWS FLASH: Leasing a car is renting a car for an extended period of time.
      yes and no

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