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Old 09-07-2021, 04:45 PM   #11
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Or lease the Mazda...

Yikes. Houses. That's definitely where all my disposable income has been going.
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:53 PM   #12
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Two routes, assuming car supply which is iffy at the moment, IMO

1. Lease a GTI or A4

2. Preowned E300 or 530 since they depreciate like rocks. But are immensely nice vehicles.
definitely no on option 2.

I've never leased a car but it's probably something I should consider. I'll just need sarafil or somebody else to explain what I need to look for there
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:58 PM   #13
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definitely no on option 2.

I've never leased a car but it's probably something I should consider. I'll just need sarafil or somebody else to explain what I need to look for there


Fair enough.
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Old 09-07-2021, 05:04 PM   #14
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As for the GTI, 2018 and 2019 have 6 year/72k warranties if that makes you feel more comfortable.
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Old 09-07-2021, 05:07 PM   #15
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definitely no on option 2.

I've never leased a car but it's probably something I should consider. I'll just need sarafil or somebody else to explain what I need to look for there
Leasing VWs has never made much sense to me, financially, since their programs always seemed to be pretty terrible.

Audis had pretty favorable programs at one point way back in the day, but I don't know if that's still true.

Used Kia Stinger GT? If you don't mind an auto that might be a decent buy.
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Old 09-07-2021, 05:11 PM   #16
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definitely no on option 2.

I've never leased a car but it's probably something I should consider. I'll just need sarafil or somebody else to explain what I need to look for there
This is a decent source for leasing info: https://forum.leasehackr.com/

(And maybe JST should buy your 135 )

Edit: I see also a recommendation for Edmunds for Leasing 101. I, personally, have never done it.

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Old 09-07-2021, 05:22 PM   #17
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For the record —I don’t buy vehicles new with one exception, so I don’t know how things lease these days.
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Old 09-08-2021, 12:51 AM   #18
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assuming car supply which is iffy at the moment
This is real. Cars are out there and you can find them, but values and prices are out of whack from "normal," but who knows when we'll get back to normal? Can you ride it out in what you have until then? Would you want to?

Now is a really terrible time to have to buy a car.

In the range you're looking at right now...I don't know what low mile ATSs are going for, but I'd probably want to drive one and find out. (Maybe even a sixth gen Camaro V6 1LE?) I'd probably also think about an Accord.
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In the range you're looking at right now...I don't know what low mile ATSs are going for, but I'd probably want to drive one and find out. (Maybe even a sixth gen Camaro V6 1LE?) I'd probably also think about an Accord.
Well now Iím even more depressed
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:50 AM   #20
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Well now I’m even more depressed
I'm in the same boat regarding my 1er and went through the same excercise re what would I'd replace it with. I came to the conclusion I'll get a lot more value out of putting $5k in refurbing the 1 over $25k in a couple year old 3 series or similar daily
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