Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 22:11:14 GMT
From: Kalman Rubinson <>
Subject: Re: Saab lease turn in / maintenance

Drew Childress <> wrote: > I have a '98 900S Convertible that I will be turning back in off lease > in a few months. The lease is through Saab/Chase. I would love to buy > the car at lease end but my dealer tells me that Chase will not > negotiate the price. The residual is $23k and blue book wholesale is > $18k. I never pay more than $500 above wholesale for a used car. > My dilema is that the 35K service is now due. I called the dealer and > was given an estimate of $500 to $700. Obviously this is a lot of > money to put into a car that I will not be driving for long. Should I: > A) Just do an oil change and turn the car in. Can Chase charge me for > the service? There is nothing in the contract that I can see. There's nothing to require it. My last two leases (one with Chase) terminated at a service time and I did neither. No repercussions if the car is OK. Do the oil-change if you wish. Kal

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