I have been leasing for the past 8 yrs and have never even heard of a dispostion fee. I returned the 2010 Mazda with only 7,100 miles on it (they allowed me 12,000 a yr.) the car was like new. I leased a 2012 and here I am 3 weeks later, I received a letter from Chase Bank who financed ther 2010 Mazda and they say I owe a 400.00 dispostion fee. This was never conveyed to me when leasing the car, I have never heard of a disposition fee. The salesmen told me it's on my lease and I have to pay it. I could see if there was damaged to the vehicle or it was over the miles , or I was late paying , but it's none of those things. Do I have to pay this or can I fight it?
Well, have you read your lease? Did you sign it? If it’s in there, sorry, you owe it. If you had noticed it earlier, you might have been able to negotiate it away as part of the new deal, but it’s too late for that now. (Just think of the legal fees you saved by not having a lawyer read the lease before you signed it.)
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Pay it. This is standard on a Chase Auto lease. You could have asked the dealer to pay it when you got the new lease (that is what I did) as a negotiating position, but too late now. The fee is to Chase, not the dealer, so the dealer cannot help you.
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