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What is a Porsche disposition fee?

I turned in the Porsche Cayenne that I finished leasing, but I just got paperwork from the dealership and they’re charging me something called a disposition fee. Is this legit? What is a Porsche disposition fee (and do I have to pay it)?

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Jessica Gibson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You do have to pay the disposition fee, which for
Porsche
is usually around $600. Don’t worry—you’re not being scammed by the dealership. This disposition fee covers cleaning and reconditioning the vehicle so they can sell it as a used car. It also covers transportation costs and inspection fees.
There are a few ways to get around paying the disposition fee. For instance, if you decide to buy the Porsche, they won’t need to recondition and prepare the vehicle for someone else to buy, so you don’t have to pay the fee.
Porsche also waives the fee if you’re a member of their Loyalty Waiver Program and you return your leased vehicle and immediately lease a new one.
Sometimes, dealerships offer deals on leasing a new vehicle. For instance, they might waive the disposition fee if you drop off the Porsche and sign a new lease or purchase a new car from them.
If you choose to return the vehicle without getting another Porsche, you’ll also see these charges on your lease-end paperwork:
  • Excess wear and use charges after a vehicle inspection
  • Excess mileage charge if you went over the agreed-upon mileage in your contract
  • Additional charges, like unpaid payments, late charges, or unpaid traffic tickets
One last thing—remember to update your information with your
car insurance
provider so that you’re not paying for coverage on a vehicle you’re no longer driving.
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