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      10-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #42
rye m3
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Perhaps I was a bit hostile. Explain to me if one would have 4 BMWs why you would be leasing?
Agreed that the M3 isn't a good lease. The AMG seems like they are subvening the lease, i.e. They are supporting the residual artificially to support sales of the cars. Most cars I've seen with poor residuals are not necessarily bad cars, the mfg just isn't interested or doesn't need to lose money financing them. Why do you think all the American mfgs offer 0 percent financing to sell their cars? Because nobody wants to buy them otherwise.

I know M3s have good residuals, just look at the used prices of '09s. M3s have historically, that's why I bought my third generation. Who cares about the lease residual? Leasing is mostly a waste of money.
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2003 E46 M3 Steel Grey on Red- sold
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