I was wondering if BMWFS is willing to negotiate the buyout price at the end of a lease. I would think that when the time comes they probably do not want the car back. Now, I have not even taken delivery yet (expected ~June 20) but I am deciding if I should lease or buy. I originally went with lease for the lower payment but can switch to financing if I want. I am thinking that if at the end of my lease term I still want this car that maybe I can get it for lower than the residual value. Is this a pipe dream or have folks seen this happen.