Can You Take Over a Lease?

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If you’re interested in leasing a new vehicle, but don’t want to commit to a full lease, then a lease takeover could be a great option for you. So what is a car lease takeover and how does it work? A car lease takeover is when you take on the remainder of another driver’s lease. This is a good temporary option, but only if you’re looking for a vehicle to take around Cranston, RI. Before you choose if you want to opt for a car lease takeover, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. Learn more about the basics of taking over a lease and more with our finance team at MINI of Warwick.

How Does a Car Lease Takeover Work?

A car lease takeover works similarly to a lease on a newer vehicle in the sense that you’re not buying the vehicle outright. Instead, you’re paying to continue a lease for a certain amount of time or miles. Usually, you’ll be restricted to about 1,000 miles a month, but this will depend on how much the previous driver drove the vehicle. Your monthly lease payments will be determined by the estimated depreciation of the vehicle at the end of the lease term plus the interest rates. And like a regular lease, once the lease ends, you bring the vehicle back to the dealership.

Car Lease Takeover Pros & Cons

As with any car buying and leasing process, there are both pros and cons to taking over a car lease. Check out a few benefits and drawbacks from our list to help you decide if taking over a car lease is a good option for you:


  • No down payment
  • No new-car upfront depreciation and other costs
  • Likely still under warranty
  • Possible cash incentives from the original lease


  • Transfer fees
  • You inherit the monthly payment as it is
  • Possible wear and tear from the previous owner
  • Mileage restrictions

Looking for something temporary for your commutes or Newport, RI weekend trips? A car lease takeover might be a great option. However, just because you aren’t paying initial upfront costs, doesn’t mean you won’t end up paying other fees later on. To help you decide what your options are and even explore some car lease takeover deals, visit MINI of Warwick today.

Lease a New Car with MINI of Warwick

Get in touch with our finance team to learn more about car lease takeovers, lease buyoutshow much a MINI Cooper costs, and more before you get the process started on your next vehicle from MINI of Warwick. We’ll also be happy to help you decide whether leasing or buying is the right choice for you.


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