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Old 02-13-2013, 11:26 PM
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Yes, the scenario you describe certainly complicates the issue.

I will speak for my situation only: I prefer simplicity and fixed cost. I prefer simplicity so I can move on and do something else. I prefer fixed cost so I know what to expect. So for me, there are only two options that make sense:

1. Lease for whichever term gives the lowest monthly cost.

2. Buy new + extended warranty, using cash, and hold for seven years (typical length of an extended warranty).

These are the only two options I can think of that offer both simplicity and fixed cost while providing the best value for either the lease or buy scenario. For option 2, I do not want to buy CPO because searching for a used vehicle that has the features and colors you want takes time and is not simple (let's ignore the fact I'm sitting here wasting time on this forum )

So the option you choose depends on how frequently you want to be driving something new.

I'm leasing my F10, so you know my answer to that question.
Current: 2015 i3 REx | Giga | Ionic Silver Metallic
2013 550i xDrive | Jet Black | Venetian Beige | Dark Red Sycamore
2008 535xi | Jet Black | Cream Beige | Burl Wood

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