Adjusted Capitalized Cost: The difference between the gross capitalized
cost and the capitalized cost reduction. This is the amount used to calculate
the lease payment.
Amount Financed: The agreed-upon sale price of the vehicle, plus any charges
for taxes, title, license fees, service contracts and insurance, less
any down payment and/or net trade-in allowance. This is the amount that
is subject to finance charges.
Annual Percentage Rate (APR): The total amount of finance charges expressed
as a true percentage of the declining unpaid balance.
Balloon Contract: A loan that is amortized only down to the expected end-term
value with a remaining balance to be paid in a lump sum at the end of
Balloon Payment: Estimated final payment that covers the remaining expected
value of the vehicle.
Capitalized Cost Reduction: The amount of any net trade-in allowance,
rebate, non-cash credit or cash that you pay that reduces the gross capitalized
cost. This is sometimes referred to as a down payment.
Closed-End Lease: A type of lease in which the lessee is not responsible
for the value of the vehicle at the end of the lease. The lessee is liable
for excess mileage and excessive wear and use. This is also called a guaranteed
trade-in, net lease or walk-away lease. This is the only type of lease
Lexus Financial Services (LFS) utilizes.
Down Payment: The amount of cash or net trade-in allowance applied to
reduce the cash sales price of a vehicle. Most retail transactions require
a down payment of 10 to 15 percent of the amount to be financed. However,
the required down payment can be less depending on your credit standing,
ability to repay and other criteria. A down payment helps lower your monthly
payment as well as establish equity in your vehicle.
Early Termination: When a lease is ended by the lessee returning the lease
vehicle to the lessor before its scheduled maturity date.
Excess Mileage: The Lexus Custom-Tailored Preferred Option Finance Plan
contains a mileage limitation to prevent excess mileage from being driven
and, therefore, excess depreciation of the vehicle. A set mileage allowance
is stipulated in a LFS lease agreement. If this limit is exceeded, the
lessee is charged for each mile driven exceeding the allowable mileage,
as specified in the lease (e.g., $0.15 per mile). However, if at lease
inception you feel you will be driving more then is set forth in the lease,
you can add the anticipated excess mileage (at $0.15 per mile) to your
lease to be paid as part of your monthly payment.
Excessive Wear and Use: The Lexus Custom-Tailored Preferred Option Finance
Plan contains specific standards for excessive wear and use based upon
LFS standards. Included are such items as missing parts, scratches, dents,
mismatched/bald tires, cracked glass, ripped/torn/burned interior and
inoperable mechanical parts. At the end of the lease, if the lessee does
not purchase the vehicle, the lessee must either repair the excessive
wear and use, or pay the lessor the estimated cost of repairs.
Gross Capitalized Cost: The agreed-upon value of the lease vehicle (including
dealer markup), plus any items you pay for over the lease term such as
taxes, service contracts, insurance and any prior credit or lease balance.
Initial Contract Term: Range in monthly increments from 24 to 48 months.
Lease: A contract between lessor and lessee for a specified time period
and a specific payment. The title to the car remains in the name of lessor
as owner unless and until the lessee exercises his/her purchase option.
Lessee: You, the customer, who signs a lease with the lessor, and pays
for the use of the vehicle according to the regulations of the lease.
Lessor: The Lexus dealer, and after assignment, the financial institution
to which the lease is assigned. The party leasing the vehicle to the lessee,
the actual owner of the vehicle and the lease (e.g., leasing company,
or dealer or financial institution).
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): The retail price of the
vehicle as recommended by the manufacturer - often called the sticker
or list price.
Purchase Option: An option in a lease that allows the lessee to purchase
the vehicle at the end of the lease term for a specified price.
Refundable Security Deposit: An amount collected by the lessor at the
beginning of the lease to ensure the lessee's compliance with the terms
of the lease. The security deposit is generally refundable at lease end,
provided there are no excess mileage or excessive wear and use charges,
outstanding parking tickets or unpaid lease payments.
Residual Value: The lease-end value of the vehicle set at lease inception
by the lessor. It's usually calculated as a percentage of the MSRP. This
is used as a component of the payment calculation.
Retail Contract: Contract representing the time sale of a vehicle to a
Scheduled Termination: The end of the lease term, as called for in the
lease. It is also referred to as the scheduled maturity date.
Term: The duration of the retail contract/lease agreement, usually expressed
in months (e.g., 24 months, 36 months).
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