Early lease turn in

I went for my early lease turn in appointment today in Indianapolis. My 335xi is 6 months before lease maturation. I need new tires and I’ll be over mileage with a penalty of about $800 in May.

They offered me various 2016 440i/340i models, but the payments would be about $725/month with 36/12k terms. I don’t have all the residuals, fees, etc. since I had an emergency call from a client and had to leave. The MSRP is about $57k.

I keep seeing people on here getting incredible deals and this doesn’t seem to be even close to one of those. They would wave the tires and mileage penalty, so that’s about $1800, but I am a terrible negotiator and need some advice. I was on the list for an M2, but they are only making them through 2018 and I won’t have allocation, so I need a plan B.


The people getting incredible deals on here are very patient

They don’t mind waiting several weeks for a deal to pop up

They don’t mind buying a car from a different state

Also, lot of these deals are on CPO/Dealer Demos/last years model.

So, it’s not really as simple as hammering down the lowest price at your local dealer – you’re going to have to put in some work and be prepared to spend some time researching a lot of deals

Thanks. I’m willing to do all of those things. A 2016 model or executive/demo car is fine with me. What’s the best way to find one? Do I need to visit every dealer website, or is there more of a central location to start searching, calling, etc.

It seems like you have already searched the forums by saying “other people are getting great deals” so through the threads, you will find contact information and dealers that have done the great deals. Sometimes the timing may not be right but there are at least 2-3 deals that just happened in the last week or so. If you have a specific model in mind, the MSRPs may change a bit but the key to getting a good deal is being flexible

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They might be simply rolling your remaining payments into the cost of your new lease, which would make the quote very high.

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Thanks. I’m definitely flexible on colors and options. There are a couple of “must haves”, but I’m willing to compromise if I can get a good price. I’ll check out the thread. When I was talking about great deals, I was seeing things on everything from Malibus to Jaguars. It’s amazing what some people can do with some haggling and work.

I was one of the lucky ones with timing. I was able (with no work at all) to get into a 2017 Maserati Ghibli (MSRP ~$73k) for $488/mo and $0 down (it ended up being $560/mo with tax and rolled in 24-mo maintenance and approx $2500 drive-off) by just being in the right time and the right place. Wasn’t even really looking to lease a car … still looking to buy a 2009-2012 911 Black Cab for ~$60k (but this is the wrong forum for that)


Wow! That’s a great deal. Congratulations. I hope you enjoy the car.

Was it a 2017 Ghibli or a 2016 Ghibli?

2017 Ghibli Black/Black @ Maserati of Anaheim Hills (Dave Garrett)