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Honda, BMW Are Most Requested at Leases

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Chevrolet Corvette Number One Lease Request

Washington DC February 23, 2007; The AIADA newsletter reported that automobile Web site announced Thursday that Honda and BMW are the top requested lease vehicles. Those makes combined to have nine of the 20 units listed as top new- and used-vehicle lease requests.

Auto Remarketer reports that for used cars, the top three lease inquiries were for the Porsche 911, the BMW M3, and the Chevrolet Corvette.

For new-car lease requests, the top three ranked were the Chevrolet Corvette, the Toyota Camry, and the Audi A4.

All of Honda's listed vehicles were for new-car leases, including the Accord, Civic, Odyssey, and Pilot. BMW had four vehicles on's top used-vehicle lease request list. Besides the M3, BMW's 325, 745 and 330 also were ranked, officials pointed out.

"Volume brands, like Honda and Toyota, are becoming more popular for leasing," company president Tarry Shebesta explained, "while high-end used European models, like BMW and Mercedes, make excellent used-car leases because of their slower depreciation and perceived long-term reliability." Click here to view the Top 10 Most Requested Models.