Determining fair deal on lease assumption?
I've always purchased couple year old used BMWs but now I'm looking at a lease swap and trying to figure out fair value in the rather limited market.
I'm looking at 2012-13 335i convertibles and the swapalease listed prices are all over the place -- asks from $450 to $900+, including for cars with same options and same miles remaining. And, to state the obvious, I do prefer the less expensive to the more expensive but I want to bargain for the car I want and I need to get a handle on what is reasonable so I don't make silly lowballs or leave too much money on the table.
Any rules of thumb or guidance - for used there is always tons of data due to volume of sales, and Manheim reports, and you can generally determine "market." But how does used value translate to lease market?