What is a Subaru disposition fee?

I’m planning on returning my leased Subaru this weekend, and the dealership sent over the paperwork. As I was reading through it, I saw a charge I didn’t understand. What is a Subaru disposition fee?

Jessica Gibson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s smart to read through the paperwork! The disposition fee is a charge for cleaning and reconditioning the
before the dealership sells it or leases it to someone else. Most Subaru dealerships charge around $300 for the disposition fee, although they won’t charge it if you decide to purchase the vehicle.
Sometimes, dealerships offer deals on leasing a new Subaru. For instance, they might waive the disposition fee if you drop off the Subaru and sign a new lease or purchase a new car from them.
If you decide to simply return the vehicle without buying or leasing another one, be prepared for these additional lease-end charges:
  • Excess wear and use charges following 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
Don’t forget to contact your
car insurance
provider and update your information. You don’t want to pay to insure a car you’re no longer driving! Plus, if you’re driving a different vehicle, you want to be covered. It’s not a bad idea to shop around for
car insurance quotes online
to ensure you’re getting the best rates.
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