I dont want to get into one of those lease vs. buy debates, but I’m planning to keep my 2017 F31 Estoril Blue 328d at lease-end and would like some advice on how to best do it.
I know BMWFS forces you to purchase the car at residual pricing, less any Customer Purchase Promotion offered by them. At the moment, it’s $800 off residual, not the sweet $4000 offered on the 2016s and 2015s. Therefore, I’m thinking of extending my lease by a few months to hold out for better incentives. According to BMWFS, I have three options:
- Extend 1-2 months. Monthly payment unchanged, pro-rated miles, residual lower, and option to keep vehicle.
- Extend 3-6 months. Monthly payment unchanged, pro-rated miles, must need deposit or production order number for new vehicle. Doesn’t sound like I can keep the car after this.
- Re-lease 12-36 months. Monthly payment is absurdly high (about 2x), pro-rated miles, and option to keep vehicle.
Are there any other tricks the good folks here can recommend?