Originally Posted by Tourbillon
There are websites like swapalease.com to get out of a lease earlier, but I have no idea what the success rate is.
Correct me if I am wrong, but even if you lease the car, you can always sell it an any time and pay off the owed amount.
Additionally, I have used swap-a-lease twice without a hitch. Both of my M3's.
For me the upside of a lease is the "put" referred to above. A guaranteed way to get out of the car if there is something you hate about it after 3 years, like it being in a collision.