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      06-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #98
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Drives: 2016 M3 (F80)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta GA

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Originally Posted by dkballer22 View Post
Question to those on the thread, I've never leased a car before, always financed in the past, typically what is the average people put down when getting something like an m3?
None. Doesn't make sense to use any down payment towards cap cost reduction for a lease. If the car is involved in a situation where it needs to be written as a total loss, you've essentially thrown that money away.

Maximize the multiple security deposits (MSD) which is typically 7 times the rounded total of your monthly payment. This will drive down the buy rate for the lease and you'll get this money back at the end of the lease. A search will yield much better info on the MSD program than I've been able to provide.