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      09-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #17
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Drives: F10 M5
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Originally Posted by AGS View Post
If you haven't alreay, you should read through this thread:
I ran the numbers on the lease vs. buy issue for my car and at the end of 36mo I would have $500 more in my pocket leasing vs. buying. I ran the scenario doing 7MSDs and buy rate etc for the lease (10k mi/year) and an equivalent down payment on the purchase of roughly $8500.

The assumptions were: 2.49 APR for 60 months on the purchase (this is what my bank offers).
Residual of 51% after 36mo

The purchase payment was almost $300 more per month, but the equity at the end offset the difference somewhat.

Any increase in actual resale value at the end of 36mo will shift the advantage towards the purchase. 51% seems low. I recently sold my 2008 M3 after 42months of ownership for 60.7% of original MSRP. Can people here comment on actual M5 resale vale after 36mo?

Is $500 worth the flexibility afforded by purchasing? I would say definitely not unless I am missing something.
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