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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 04-24-2012, 12:09 PM
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Buying after lease

Has anyone here bet purchased a BMW after their lease? I'm loving my car and putting a lot of miles on it so I'm throwing the thought of buying it after lease is up.

there won't be many CPO F30 335i's available in 39 months when my lease expires so this influences my thinking. the only other thing that I would be leasing is an Msport 335i if I leased again so it doesn't seem like a bad idea to buy after lease is up .
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:12 PM
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I have not done a lease buy out with BMW but we did it with my wife's Acura. The car was a tank and the payoff on the lease was thousands less than what a used one would have cost to buy, not to mention, we knew the entire history of the car so it was kind of a no brainer.

I would say you have plenty of time to think about it. BMW will continue to add features/options to the 3-series to try to entice guys like yourself to turn your car in and lease another one in 3 yrs time so you should just hold tight.

If you do decide to do it, there's nothing special about it, you simply have the option of buying at the residual number in your lease contract... it is normally not negotiable. You can finance this amount or pay cash, etc.
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Has anyone here bet purchased a BMW after their lease? I'm loving my car and putting a lot of miles on it so I'm throwing the thought of buying it after lease is up.

there won't be many CPO F30 335i's available in 39 months when my lease expires so this influences my thinking. the only other thing that I would be leasing is an Msport 335i if I leased again so it doesn't seem like a bad idea to buy after lease is up .
Some people, like you, do it. One way of thinking about it is like buying a stock option. You bought an option to buy your car at a future date. You paid a premium for the option (the lease finance charge). You can decide to exercise your option or let it expire.

A number of people.do that as a hedge against depreciation. If 2012 F30s experience unusually high depreciation the it's BMWFS problem. If you find later that you don't like the car that much, just give it back. If the car is in a bad wreck and doesn't drive the same as before, give it back.

You have until six months before the end of the lease to decide. Until then if you're over mileage and are going to turn in the car you can buy additional miles at $0.16/mile. If you're going to keep it, it doesn't matter if you exceed the lease mileage. There is no penalty to you.
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Good advice from both these guys.
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