Originally Posted by Khrishna
This thread is going off on all types of tangents, but I think reasonable people will agree that there is no way to speculate on the value of this car three years from now with any certainity.
"With certainty"? Of course not.
But, I would disagree that this is a completely intractable problem. In fact the entire lease process is founded on being able to predict the value of the car in the future. This can be done based on price trends of the current model and empirical data of similar models. BMW doesn't lease you the car out of the goodness of their hearts. They make money off of it. The way they make money is by being able to predict the value of the car in the future.