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Old 09-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by brandonw View Post
Well, I am glad to hear that you dissatisfaction wasn't with your BMW. Leasing certainly isn't for everyone. It more complicated than financing. Cash is the way to go. Some prefer the idea of a purchase where as others like knowing all numbers up front (e.g. residual amount of actual depreciation they are paying for the usage of the car).

Congrats on you new F10 purchase! I can wait to get mine. Its in transit this week.
Yeah, I find the dealer's nickel-and-diming tactics (is $1150 a nickel or dime?...dunno) in these lease deals annoying. I was told that the initiation fee was because I had not leased with BMW before. Maybe I could have avoided the disposition fee if I leased again. But you have to ask yourself, what is so profitable about this scheme that you are given these incentives for renewing your lease over and over? Is it the interest (cleverly renamed money factor - shades of Orwell!), or forced brand loyalty, or the constant supply of lightly-used cars for resale, or all of the above. I was also peeved that I had to put $2K worth of tires on this thing just before I turned it in.
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