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Old 12-10-2012, 03:01 PM
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There are several things to consider beyond the basic lease payment.

A 24 or 36/39 lease may make sense depending on your circumstances.

Tires for example will last approx 2 years. Depending on how you drive and the tire cost, you could be on the hook for $1500+ in tires before lease turn in.

In California, registration on a 3 series could be $350 or more if they repeal the registration rollback fees. So registration could be $800 or more soon. With a 39 month lease, you have to pay registration just as you are turning the car in.

When you factor in tires and registration alone, you could be talking an extra $50-$75 per month depending on the vehicle and state you live in, if you spread the costs ove rthe life of the lease.

Based on financial calcs alone, the 36 month is the best lease. But is it better than a 24 month lease? That depends if you are putting new tires on your car at month 22.
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