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Lease or Purchase Decisions Name/ID# Institution Introduction In order to determine which option is best for the organization in the provision of motor vehicles to use in its operations, it is important to compare the relevant costs for each option. The information in Table 1 in the Appendix indicates that purchasing the vehicles may be the best option…
The options available to the organization is to obtain a lease for 36 months with the option to purchase at the end of the lease period, purchasing the motor vehicles by taking out a loan that is repayable over a 36 month (3 year) period or one that is repayable over a 60 month (5 year) period. The 2013 Odyssey LX There are three alternatives available to the organization if it seeks to purchase a 2013 Odyssey LX as one of the vehicles to be used in carrying out the work of the organization. These vehicles will be mainly assessed based on whether to lease or buy and the repayment period to be chosen in the case of the decision to purchase. The difference in total fixed cost is not very different in the case of the 5 year purchase option and the lease option which are $29,110 and $29,548 respectively and this would make the lease option more attractive in present value terms. The 3 year purchase option is approximately $1,250 less than the 5 year purchase option but the time value of money would determine which the better option. However, other considerations when purchasing a vehicle are its fuel economy and the cost of repairs and maintenance. ...
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