I always find this type of comment interesting. Perhaps I'm missing something but if you have the money to buy a car (and don't need to finance) does leasing still make sense in this type of scenario?
Originally Posted by Kzang
It can be removed prior to selling or lease return.. But wow..you only keep cars for 2 years at a time and you purchase?
BMW shouldn't be using residuals that are higher then what a trade-in would be right?
When you lease you are definitely paying finance charges, and there are lease inception charges etc right?
I attempted to spreadsheet this out when I bought mine in December, but I didn't understand leasing enough to calc the finance charges.
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