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      09-25-2007, 02:50 PM   #14
Private First Class

Drives: 17' X5M/91' 325i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

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Garage List
2017 X5M  [0.00]
2014 X5 50i MSport  [0.00]
2011 X5 35i SA  [0.00]
2007 X3 3.0si  [0.00]
2007 335i  [0.00]
2003 330Ci  [0.00]
1991 325ic  [0.00]
I know this is a side note, but while eveyone was talking about leasing just thought I'd share.

I needed an suv so naturally looked at the X5 and X3. The rates on the 2008 X3 and X5 are high, jumped 1.5% to around 8.5% on a lease. The residuals for the X5 stayed the same, X3 came down from 68% to 65% (terms are 36 mo./36k miles).

Needless to say I went with the 07' X3...prices out at $49,100, payments came out to $680 after the discount. The X5 priced out at $54,000, but payment were $899...again, 61% residual and high rates = high lease payments. For comparison, an Infiniti FX35 AWD with options, priced out at $46,000, payments were $780. And I never knew Toyota SUV's had such low residuals.
17' X5M LBB
91' 325ic - Bril Red, Full Dinan Spec
(past) 14' X5 50i MSport - Min White
(past) 11' X5 35i SA - Black Saph
(past) 07' X3 3.0si MSport