Eli5: how does a novated lease work for cars?

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The company I work for offers a novated lease option for cars. Would this be a financially viable option over a car loan or buying one straight?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

If you plan on staying with said company for years, sounds like a decent plan. They automatically deduct the payments from your check, so no missed payments. But honestly buying an older car straight out is probably better, even with possible repairs (later on) it will likely be cheaper in the long run and bonus you own it!!

Just be sure to do your research and or take someone with you who knows cars to check one out.

Hope this helps some.

Anonymous 0 Comments

If you plan on staying with said company for years, sounds like a decent plan. They automatically deduct the payments from your check, so no missed payments. But honestly buying an older car straight out is probably better, even with possible repairs (later on) it will likely be cheaper in the long run and bonus you own it!!

Just be sure to do your research and or take someone with you who knows cars to check one out.

Hope this helps some.

Anonymous 0 Comments

I am also looking at one as well

For a 60k car, repayments are $960 a month (taken into account tax reductions) for 3 years, then 30k to buy it at the end of the lease

total cost – 34560 + 30k balance = 64560

I am also negotiating to use my own insurer which will make it cheaper again

If I got a loan for the 3 years , It would be $1839 a month , but I would have to pay for maintenance, fuel, insurance, registration, tyres which are all included in the lease. I wouldn’t have to pay a balance at the end though

total cost – $66204 + all the other out of pocket expenses (easily 300+ a month extra)

. If you have the cash to buy a car outright , it may be still beneficial to do the lease and invest that money elsewhere

You’ll have to speak to them as it depends on your tax bracket and what type of car

Anonymous 0 Comments

I am also looking at one as well

For a 60k car, repayments are $960 a month (taken into account tax reductions) for 3 years, then 30k to buy it at the end of the lease

total cost – 34560 + 30k balance = 64560

I am also negotiating to use my own insurer which will make it cheaper again

If I got a loan for the 3 years , It would be $1839 a month , but I would have to pay for maintenance, fuel, insurance, registration, tyres which are all included in the lease. I wouldn’t have to pay a balance at the end though

total cost – $66204 + all the other out of pocket expenses (easily 300+ a month extra)

. If you have the cash to buy a car outright , it may be still beneficial to do the lease and invest that money elsewhere

You’ll have to speak to them as it depends on your tax bracket and what type of car