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leasing a car

Are their any sites to search for cars and calculate the cost of a lease?
Also I love my minivan do they have them there? I can not find any sites to do a car search.
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Old 10.11.2014, 16:04
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Re: leasing a car

Can you imagine how good this site would be if it had a search function??

You could come on her, go to the search function, type in the question that has already been asked a 100 times and get the answer.

That would be awesome.

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Re: leasing a car

Wow thanks for the total sarcasm. I was unable to find an answer to my specific question, but thanks for taking the time to try and make me feel like an idiot greatly appreciated!
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Wow thanks for the total sarcasm. I was unable to find an answer to my specific question, but thanks for taking the time to try and make me feel like an idiot greatly appreciated!
My pleasure - it wasn't difficult.
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Wow thanks for the total sarcasm. I was unable to find an answer to my specific question, but thanks for taking the time to try and make me feel like an idiot greatly appreciated!
Take it with a pinch of salt, one of EF traits.
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Re: leasing a car

Welcome and good luck with your move.
Make a note of this site below. You are going to need it!
Check under "Finance" for car leasing.

http://en.comparis.ch/
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Re: leasing a car

The public transport system is very good here, if you live on a bus route near a city, you might not need a car, and use a taxi for the difficult occasions. This country does not like car ownership, and makes life difficult for drivers.

Don't forget that leasing contracts are binding, and if things go wrong and you have to leave Switzerland, the car can become a very expensive depreciating "asset". Personally I would buy an older car in good condition, & then you can always sell it if things get bad.

It would be a good idea to read this book, rather than relying on stranger's "advice" The Forum is good for keeping you up to date, but not on the basics.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ripbooks%2C610

Buy the latest version, as the laws are changing all the time. For example, after 1.1.2014 vehicle main lights must be on when driving,

Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014
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Re: leasing a car

if you arrive and get an L permit, you won't be leasing (most likely).

autoscout24.ch is a good site too.

There are all types of cars here but the price of fuel is high so some of the models you're used to in Texas are going to be very uncommon here.

I would not think of bringing a car from the US unless it's a recent European model. As pointed out, DRLs are now mandatory here and a EU-norm car from 2011 will have some kind of DRLs on the front. Or you'll have to turn on your lights.

I don't know where you might end up living but if it's in the capital, Zurich, you can easily get away with public transport and renting.

Interestingly those coming out of teenage years and getting into their 20s don't consider car ownership important....unlike most old farts like us.
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....I don't know where you might end up living but if it's in the capital, Zurich, you can easily get away with public transport and renting.......
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Can you imagine how good this site would be if it had a search function??

You could come on her, go to the search function, type in the question that has already been asked a 100 times and get the answer.

That would be awesome.

In her defense one has to say that the search function is not very good, you have to hit the exact thread title to get results. It happened to me that I was looking for threads I KNEW existed but could not find them through the search function because of a different word in the title.
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Can you imagine how good this site would be if it had a search function??

You could come on her, go to the search function, type in the question that has already been asked a 100 times and get the answer.

That would be awesome.


Dont come on her, its rude unless you ask first and she agrees.
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In her defense one has to say that the search function is not very good, you have to hit the exact thread title to get results. It happened to me that I was looking for threads I KNEW existed but could not find them through the search function because of a different word in the title.
http://www.englishforum.ch/search.php is ok

putting this into the Google search bar is better:

site:englishforum.ch lease car

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I was unable to find an answer to my specific question!
huh? hä?

http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=leasing+a+car
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Re: leasing a car

I found this tremendous website dealing with car lease. Can send more details via PM.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_h4dXaKHYxQ...els%5B1%5D.jpg
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The public transport system is very good here, if you live on a bus route near a city, you might not need a car, and use a taxi for the difficult occasions. This country does not like car ownership, and makes life difficult for drivers.

Don't forget that leasing contracts are binding, and if things go wrong and you have to leave Switzerland, the car can become a very expensive depreciating "asset". Personally I would buy an older car in good condition, & then you can always sell it if things get bad.

It would be a good idea to read this book, rather than relying on stranger's "advice" The Forum is good for keeping you up to date, but not on the basics.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ripbooks%2C610

Buy the latest version, as the laws are changing all the time. For example, after 1.1.2014 vehicle main lights must be on when driving,

Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014
Yes, for example, speeding fines...
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The public transport system is very good here, if you live on a bus route near a city, you might not need a car, and use a taxi for the difficult occasions. This country does not like car ownership, and makes life difficult for drivers.

Don't forget that leasing contracts are binding, and if things go wrong and you have to leave Switzerland, the car can become a very expensive depreciating "asset". Personally I would buy an older car in good condition, & then you can always sell it if things get bad.

It would be a good idea to read this book, rather than relying on stranger's "advice" The Forum is good for keeping you up to date, but not on the basics.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ripbooks%2C610

Buy the latest version, as the laws are changing all the time. For example, after 1.1.2014 vehicle main lights must be on when driving,

Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014
Brinz, are you a schoolteacher, by any chance?
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Brinz, are you a schoolteacher, by any chance?
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Re: leasing a car

Hi everyone. Since someone already start a post. I would like to start a few questions here.

  1. If I am certain that I am only stay here for 2-3 more years. Does that mean leasing is a better option for me (since selling a car is a huge hassle)?
  2. The company only expect the exterior and interior is good by the time I return that the car right?
  3. How many % do people usually do for down payment and how many % do people usually pay for interest?
  4. Heard quite a few story about people having argument about returning a car. What is a good company to lease with and what do they expect from us regard to the car?

Thanks in advance
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