About Us - History of OffLease Only

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About Us - History of OffLease Only

Off Lease Only is the nations largest-volume independent used-car dealership in America selling thousands of cars each month to customers at its four Florida retail locations and in markets around the world through the Internet.

Offering customers thousands less than other dealers on used cars through a transparent process, Off Lease Only has sold cars to hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers and continues to have an inventory of about 5,000 cars at any given time. Selection ranges from economy cars in the $5,000-$10,000 price-range to luxury cars priced over $100,000.

Used Acura, BMW, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles are just some found at Off Lease Only. The used-car dealership also offers a large selection of gently used luxury cars, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Maserati, Porsche and Rolls Royce with inventory updated daily.

Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, Off Lease Only prides itself on offering transparency through the car-buying process along with exceptional customer service. There are no hidden fees and the dealership offers a five-day, 500 mile no-questions-asked free exchange policy. Off Lease Only offers no-haggle pricing and no high-pressure sales tactics.

Off Lease Only has retail locations in the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach areas as well as in Miami and Orlando. In addition, it offers home delivery allowing customers from around the country to purchase a car online and have it delivered where they want it, how they want it, and when they want it.

“We’re in the business of customer satisfaction,” says owner Mark Fischer. “We want every customer to be a customer for life. We have thousands of repeat customers who have helped us develop a reputation as “The Nations Used Car Destination.”

Off Lease Only, with more than 800 employees, is also a strong supporter of its communities, working with several non-profit organizations and on occasion providing vehicles to individuals in need who are served by worthy causes.


Off Lease Only has grown tremendously since its humble beginnings in 1992 in Long Island, NY when Eileen and Mark Fischer took their wedding-present money and bought two cars to sell. They moved their business to South Florida in 1997 and realized they were onto something big when customers from all over the state began flocking to their first small car lot in Lantana. Word was out about the clean cars, unbeatable deals and great customer service at E & M Auto Sales and the used-car business took off. The Fischers kept their overhead low and rented a small warehouse in Lantana specializing in Ford, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles and eventually expanding to include Jaguars.

Once the computer era grew, used-car shoppers had the internet readily available to do their own research prior to walking into a car dealership. Gone were the days of relying on what a fast-talking salesperson was trying to sell. The time had come for consumers to be able to make an educated decision without the pressure and anxiety previously felt. This was an absolute dream come true for the Fischers who were already light years ahead of the competition at that time, offering a transparent used car buying experience.

In 2004, the Fischers changed their business name to Off Lease Only and expanded their inventory to include many other brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Toyota, Lexus and Infiniti just to name a few. The company continued to expand, starting with a 2.5 acre lot in Palm Springs, which grew to five acres. In 2012 Off Lease Only opened a store in Miami and in 2014 opened its Orlando location. In 2016, the Fischers closed the old Palm Springs dealership, moving to a brand-new, state-of-the-art location just a short distance away. In late 2017, a fourth store in the North Lauderdale was opened and a fifth store is currently under construction and on track to open in the Bradenton area Fall 2020!

As the business continues to grow, the Fischers remain committed to the principles the company was founded on decades ago and which have made Off Lease Only the company to turn to when buying a used car: High-quality customer service, transparency and quality vehicles priced thousands below retail.

Team Off Lease Only, Eileen & Mark Fischer