Turning in a leased car under mileage – will I get cash back?

Most people turn in a leased car under the allotted mileage – like this:

My lease runs out in June on my Ford explorer limited I’m under my mileage allotment. I have only 21,000 and my lease miles is for 40,500 – just wondering if Ford will give me back any money on my lease?

Yes. Some automakers do indeed rebate a few hundred dollars when we are below the mileage allotment. Yep. That is all – hundreds.

But:

The savvy way to go is to get bids from Wall-Street-funded car buying services instead. They might pay us THOUSANDS for our same vehicle.