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Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies Portland OR

When leasing, you have two possible methods by which you can source the financing of your lease. Choosing the right source can reduce your monthly payments and save you considerable money over the life of your lease.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(503) 230-1212
11 E. Burnside Street
Portland, OR
 
Mr. Formal Tuxedo Sales & Rentals
(503) 238-7216
1205 S.E. Grand Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Zipcar
(503) 328-3539
808 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Hertz - Amtrak Portland
(503) 249-5727
800 N.W. 6th Street
Portland, OR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa-Su 0800-1600
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Amtrak arrivals only. After Hours - Please reserve at the Portland International Airport, 9445 N. E. Airport Way. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $30.00 with receipt.

Hertz - Crown Plaza Hotel HLE
(503) 282-2644
1441 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed.

Hertz - 330 Southwest Pine Street HLE
(503) 249-5727
330 Southwest Pine Street
Portland, OR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa-Su 0800-1600
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations. In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Located between 3rd and 4th Avenue directly across from the main entrance of Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown. Bus - Approximately 1 block from the Greyhound station and 1 mile from the Trailways station. Pickup service is available, or cab fare will be reimbursed with receipt.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(503) 275-5359
45 Sw Pine St
Portland, OR
 
Dollar Rent A Car
(503) 228-3540
132 NW Broadway
Portland, OR
 
Hertz - Mercedes Downtown HLE
(503) 223-1234
1605 Southwest Naito Parkway
Portland, OR
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations. In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(503) 220-8200
623 W. Burnside Street
Portland, OR
 

Advantages and Disadantages of Independent Car Lease Companies

First of all, let's make sure we understand that dealers don't finance car loans or leases.

When a customer agrees to buy or lease a car, the dealer must attempt to "place" or "assign" the loan or lease with a bank, finance company, or lease company. The finance company then pays the dealer for the car, and works out payment details with the customer.

Two Ways to Lease

When leasing, you have two possible methods by which you can source the financing of your lease. Choosing the right source can reduce your monthly payments and save you considerable money over the life of your lease.

First, you can finance through a dealer's "captive" finance source, which is usually the car maker's own financial company, such as Ford Motor Credit, General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), or American Honda Finance Corporation.

Some dealers use alternative sources such as a distributor-associated financial company, or major national banks such as Chase or Wells Fargo. Normally, a dealer will not offer you choices but will select the source that offers him the best deal — which is not always the best deal for you.

UPDATE: Chrysler and General Motors dealers no longer offer car leases through "captive" finance companies. Although many such dealers can offer leases through banks or credit unions, independent lease companies can get you the same or better deals. You find your car at a dealer, and the i...

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