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.
14' X5 50i MSport - Min White
91' 325ic - Bril Red, Full Dinan Spec
(past) 11' X5 35i SA - Black Saph
(past) 07' X3 3.0si MSport - Jet Black, 07' 335i Black Saph
(past) 03' 330ci - Black