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      03-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #1

Drives: 335i
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Well, the time has come...

My 2008 jet black 335i lease expires in about sixty days. My current car is my third BMW (2006 325i, 2007 330i, 2008 335i) and I am debating options.

The car has a fair amount of options: sport package, premium package, navigation, satellite radio, automatic transmission, and maybe some other minor options that I am forgetting at the moment.

The residual on the car is $28,000.

I am kind of impartial about the car. I like it, and it's very nice, but I am not all that excited by it. The car only has 25,000 miles on it, so the reality is, I hardly drive it.

Question is -- what would you do at the end of the lease? Would you buy it, given the low miles, and drive it for a while? Give it back and walk away from it? Other...?

Just getting an idea of options that are out there, and the opinion of others, and what they'd do.

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      03-23-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Drives: 2014 535 MSport X Drive
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Contact a few dealers and ask what they would sell you the car for. It is usually under your residual so say $26,000. Then you could try to sell it for $29K and run it through the dealer. It has really low miles for a 2008. Someone would want it, sounds reasonably optioned as well.

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