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Old 08-31-2018, 05:46 AM   #21
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No comments on this post, come on I even mentioned Tesla
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:19 AM   #22
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:30 PM   #23
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leasing seems to make sense like you said since the tech gets dated so quickly
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I think it's a very cool looking car.
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:30 PM   #25
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leasing seems to make sense like you said since the tech gets dated so quickly
Isn't that built into the lease price though? I would assume their predictions are better than my armchair forecasting
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Isn't that built into the lease price though? I would assume their predictions are better than my armchair forecasting
yeah I guess so but I not always fun trying to sell something depreciating rapidly
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:12 PM   #27
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Isn't that built into the lease price though? I would assume their predictions are better than my armchair forecasting
Hasn't that always been the reason to lease a new BMW. Their residuals are calculated in cracksmokinville, so you wind up with a great lease term and BMW winds up with a constant supply of CPO cars.
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I have no i8 experience but two things stood out on my extended i3 test drive.
1) The electric experience (quiet, torquey, smooth and one-pedal, all good stuff).
2) Being in a carbon/non-metallic car just felt different and made me happy.
If you can get a lease transfer with no stories, I'd say do it. The tires look skinny but I'm guessing that's by design.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:13 AM   #29
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Isn't that built into the lease price though? I would assume their predictions are better than my armchair forecasting
Iíve been looking into taking a lease over for one of these and I paid my $40 life time swapalease fee (yeah that was a strange fee), if you get one for $1200 to $1400 a month the depreciation is far steeper then that price could justify but heck they want out and they have to subsidize it so who am I to argue

Keep in mind these cars are around $150k, their lease prices I would think should be in the low to mid $2k range.
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Hasn't that always been the reason to lease a new BMW. Their residuals are calculated in cracksmokinville, so you wind up with a great lease term and BMW winds up with a constant supply of CPO cars.
Yeah, exactly--or BMW figures out a way to apply incentives and move the metal (or carbon) without having to do something so crass as offer "cash back."

I can see a lease on a car like that being very attractive, assuming you're planning to get a car like that. You've also got the additional problem of what the secondary market is for a 150-200K car. You're probably not going to sell it on Craigslist to try and get a better price than the trade-in offer.
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