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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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End of lease inspection?

When we leased this Terrain the dealer told us the inspection outfit would contact us with one month left on the lease, didn't happen, time running out. So I called GM leasing, couple minutes explaining the deal, the rep. said she would transfer me to the inspection co. Got dialed, voice mail for several minutes, rang one time, line went dead. Called GM again, went through the spiel again, lady said she'd have them call me. Nothing yet. So at this point the question is, How important is it to have the inspection actually done? Inspection co. is called AutoVin. Have to say this GM lease has been a pretty screwy deal all the way. Started out with Ally, then Western Union, now GM leasing. All on a two year lease. At least when I call GM I get a real person pretty quickly. Anyone shed any light on this situation?
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Sorry, I have no experience with leases. Hope you get someone with info that will help. What do you plan as a follow-on to the lease?

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All the GMAC leases I have had they do not have any pre turn in inspections.. The other companies I've leased from, Chase & Honda did pre turn in inspections...

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I have been leasing since the late 70's and never really had any major problems at turn in time. It was easy peasey when i was dealing with a leasing guy where i would turn in the car and tell him what car i wanted next. Since 2000 i have been with GM Buick or Chevy. and the dealer always handled the lease end and the new car. As long as there is no major scratches and dents you should have no problem.
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This headache continues. Made four more calls trying to get this machine inspected. No luck as of today. Did a test drive of a new Tahoe last week, dealer said there's nothing to worry about on the old lease, just leave it here, but all the paper work I have says different, must be inspected before turn in. Lots of horror stories about this deal. Wife and I are in full agreement (rare!) that this is our last lease. This is absurd..... Might test drive a Kia? Well, maybe not.
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Sorry, I have no experience with leases. Hope you get someone with info that will help. What do you plan as a follow-on to the lease?

Really looking at a Tahoe, before the new model comes out. Number one choice so far. Maybe get a deal we can afford, those machines are expensive.



Looked at a couple new Blazers, no appeal to me and way over priced for a Mexican built machine. Probably see some serious discounts when the newness wears off. Won't wait, not interested. And we've had a bunch of Blazers and S10 PUs.



Or a Traverse or Acadia, but not really seeing any deals on those. Just amazing what these vehicles cost these days. $40,000 is a lot of money to me. For uni-body six cylinder mid size crossover.



Whatever, won't be another lease. Our first lease was an all around good experience, this go around has turned into a nightmare. Our Terrain- at 16k miles - is still in new condition, no reason for all this nonsense.
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I have no experience with leases, as I stated previously---but I do understand your concern and desire to abide by the terms of the lease, including the requirement to have the inspection requirement satisfied. However, if the dealer states that all is good and he will secure the "close-out" of the current lease, and he accepts the vehicle as it is, well, that seems to me that the transactions would be complete. Just the same as the dealer paying off the balance due on a trade-in. Granted, it requires due diligence and follow-up to ensure the dealer completes his action--but it should be a "normal" business transaction for a dealer to convert from an existing lease to a new lease and ensure that everything is cleared. Just my thoughts---but if those things were assured, I wouldn't necessarily turn away from a lease (for the reason you stated.)

(Personally, I've never leased because I prefer to have "ownership and equity" in things.)

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I just dropped off my ATS to the dealer. Simple.
However, it made me a little nervous leaving without a review and signature stating anything. Including general condition of the vehicle.
I also got a surprise in the mail a few weeks later. It was a bill for "jack missing" That model had runflats and NO jack offered! duh
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I just drop off my GM lease at the dealer and pick up my new car. As long as I was purchasing / leasing a new car, my dealer took care of everything including the inspection.

Now, are you sure that the paper work says YOU are responsible for getting the inspection done?

I can remember my paperwork stating that I am responsible for the repairs / cost of anything the inspection brings up. But it never stated I was responsible for getting the inspection done. This was a dealer responsibility to my understanding.

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This is what we're going on, pretty much spells it out. Just can't take a chance turning it over to a dealer, have a kid run a bike into it and getting a repair bill for $1500, or something similar.
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