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      09-24-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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Can I Swap A Lease For A BMW?

i currently have a 07 335i. i just recently purchased a acura rdx 08 model and now has about 150 miles. if i go to the same dealer and same sales guy i bought my car from can they buy my acura lease or something and i get a x3?
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      09-24-2007, 10:11 PM   #2
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Wouldn't your dealer be able to answer that question better than us?
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well it is 11:12 pm and he doesn't work on tues. so why not ask the forum members. and anyway it will save me the time to know now then later. that way i don't put more miles on the car.
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After factoring the "buy back" value, the dealer can accept you RDX as a trade in for the X3 lease.

The best financial solution is to either sell the RDX or have someone take over the lease.
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After factoring the "buy back" value, the dealer can accept you RDX as a trade in for the X3 lease.

The best financial solution is to either sell the RDX or have someone take over the lease.

thanks. what is this "buy back" value? the rdx is a 08 without technology package on a lease.

i was thinking about posting on swapalease.com but i don't think it will happen fast. any other way to swap into an x3 for the lowest loss or best way?
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      09-25-2007, 10:22 AM   #6
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Unless you made a huge down payment, I think your RDX '08 would mostly be bottoms-up.

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i currently have a 07 335i. i just recently purchased a acura rdx 08 model and now has about 150 miles. if i go to the same dealer and same sales guy i bought my car from can they buy my acura lease or something and i get a x3?
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he will be able to do that. but you will probably pay over 5 or 6k in the process just out of pocket!

what you can do is have someone assume your lease and try to minimize your losses there, then go to your dealer and lease the X3.
the worst thing you can do is trading in a car before a year or year and a half. it's just be real costly to you. in any case it is worth a shot, so try and see how much the dealer will give you for it, and then try and see if someone can assume your lease. good luck
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      09-25-2007, 10:28 AM   #8
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Have your BMW SA call Acura (American Honda Financial) to determine the RDX's current "payoff amount." Considering your RDX is new and only has 150 mi. on it, chances are the payoff might be "doable" for your BMW dealer; however, it depends on what they can get for a new Acura MDX, selling it as a "used" vehicle (even with extremely low miles).

We just did this with my wife's completely loaded '07 Acura MDX...got a loaded '08 MB GL450 instead, and the MB dealer purchased the MDX as a trade-in after we used it only for 1 month and had 800 mi. on the car, and we didn't lose that much $$.

btw -- what don't you like about about the Acura RDX?

Although it drove well, we had a few issues with the MDX...mainly it was too small for us (rear cargo wasn't that great), it got horrible mileage 11-13 mpg in the city for a 300HP V6 (our 335HP V8 MB GL450 gets 13mpg in the city...but it's a V8 w/ 335HP and 339 lb.-ft. TQ AND weighs 5,400lbs.), it didn't have as much power as we expected in a 300HP V6 weighing 4,500lbs. (I think it mainly lacked TQ, while the MB GL450 has 339 lb.-ft. TQ and weighs 5,400lbs), and the Acura ELS stereo system sucks (doesn't even compare with the BMW or MB H/K Loigic7 stereo system), and it lacked the Keyless entry/push button start (BMW's CA / MB's Keyless Go system).
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I traded my leased 05 STI for the 335 and ended loosing 1k. not to bad I think.
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thanks. what is this "buy back" value? the rdx is a 08 without technology package on a lease.

i was thinking about posting on swapalease.com but i don't think it will happen fast. any other way to swap into an x3 for the lowest loss or best way?
No prob at all.

The buy back is the value of your car if you choose to buy out your lease.

You can try to sell the car privately, but even that will not provide immediate results.
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on a brand new car you're going to get raked if you decide to turn it in. Dealer will give you market value, which is probably several thousand off what you paid, at least. Don't like the RDX? I actually think they are nicer than the X3. Flame on. I'm not an X3 fan though, next redesign might be nice though, just the current version uses a lot of old technology.
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      09-25-2007, 07:45 PM   #12
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the rdx is a great car. got turbo and a boost gauge too. only thing is for a family car the "turbo" is really load believe it or not. with a max boost of 18.5 you can hear it wind. and for my family members they are always like what is that whiseling sound, something wrong with tires? also the x3 has better gas milage. but in the LONG run i really believe x3 will be so much of a better choice then a turboed acura rdx engine. just my thought.
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      09-27-2007, 12:37 PM   #13
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it's possible, but I think you will lose money by doing that
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Try to find someone to assume your lease... Any other way, you are going to take a serious hit in the wallet.
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      09-27-2007, 01:39 PM   #15
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shit I'd keep the rdx over a X3 any day of the week, the x3 is ass ugly (no offense to those who own one) but the rdx is way better looking and aggressive then the x3.
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