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      07-13-2012, 02:01 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by pharmdphd98 View Post
By your logic all the people who lease are idiots. There are benefits to leasing such as lower payments, paying sales tax only on the "rent", tax write off if you own a business, ease of moving into another car if you tend to change a car every few years, and last but not least, not having to deal with a BMW that is out of warranty, which could be a huge money pit.

You said it.not me

The benefits you mention dont begin to offset the costs involved with this specific car..and you can just as easily buy and have a car every few yrs that is 100% under warranty.

A lease on a car with a low MSRP makes more financial sense, spending more than what a home mortagage costs per month.. on a car, makes little financial sense..and is usually an indication that the car is out of the persons financial reach to begin with

You are essentially paying for 60% of the car's value in 3 yrs..only to give it up or get hit over the head with a giant residual to buy it out