Running time: Ideally, it is 24 months – because then the factory warranty covers the entire term. If you still want to lease for a longer period (which can also have advantages, such as not having to buy new winter tires every two years), we advise you to extend the warranty. It costs extra, but you can drive carefree during the entire leasing period.
Extra cost: Often an annoying evil are the so-called transfer costs, which often add up to around 800 to 900 euros. However, this does not mean that the car is shown in front of your door, but that the car only gets to the dealer who set up this leasing offer. Ideally, the dealer is not too far away from you, as you not only have to pick up the car there, but also bring it back at the end of the leasing period. Beware of additional offers such as insurance or service: It is often not worth taking them with you, for example because you are already in a very high damage-free category or because it is an e-car with very low service costs.
Including kilometers: Basically, the favorable leasing rates are based on 10,000 kilometers of mileage per year. Don’t worry, you don’t have to adhere to it every year, it is only important that you do not exceed these kilometers cumulatively at the end of the term. By the way: Sometimes (but not always!) There is a goodwill of around 2,500 kilometers. If you drive more than the agreed kilometers, you pay more. If you drive less, you get something back per kilometer. So you should know pretty much how many kilometers you drive each year. Do the math, compare the leasing rate with a higher inclusive kilometer service and with the additional kilometer prices (it shouldn’t be more than 7 cents per km!).