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Old 11-27-2012, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
Okay, if $539/mo is your all-in cost, then subract the total of taxes and tags (the $9,400 additional lease costs, the $500 sec deposit doesn't count since it is returned - in theory) and the delta drops to $10,200. If your payments are $549 and not the $539 I used, the delta climbs to $11,400.
You're comparing BJ's $48k MSRP car lease which probably includes a $3k discount, to a $50k MSRP cash purchase with no discount? Put in $45k as the purchase price, and fix the way low trade-in value to $7k. I just saved the cash buyer $9000 right there.

BJ's math only works if you fudge it.
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